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Griddle: A griddle is a flat, nonstick cooing surface that can either be placed over a heat source or have a self-contained electric unit. Griddles are used to make foods that necessitate a large, even surface, such as pancakes, eggs and burgers.
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Convection: Convection oven technology uses internal fans to circulate hot air, creating an unchanging, constant temperature. Food tends to cook evenly, faster and at a lower temperature than with standard ovens. (Written by Rebecca J. Razo, photo courtesy of Thinkstock.com.)
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Coil: Coils are one type of heating mechanism for electric burners; they are the least expensive electric cooktop (Written by Rebecca J. Razo, photo courtesy of Thinkstock.com.)
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Broilers: Oven broilers cook foods—usually meats or vegetables—at an extremely high temperature using a direct heat source that originates from above. (Written by Rebecca J. Razo, photo courtesy of Thinkstock.com.)
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Gas burners: Gas burners produce heat measured in BTUs, or British Thermal Units. The higher the BTU, the more powerful the heat. Gas burners contain grates situated over the flame. (Written by Rebecca J. Razo, photo courtesy of Thinkstock.com.)
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Grill: A grill consists of an open rack or grated surface situated on top of the heat source, which is most often an open flame. (Written by Rebecca J. Razo, photo courtesy of Thinkstock.com.)
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Induction: Induction electric cooktops are smoothtops that utilize magnet technology to heat the pot or pan without heating the surface of the smoothtop. Induction cooktops require the use of magnetic cookware and often cook faster. (Written by Rebecca J. Razo, photo courtesy of Thinkstock.com.)