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Empava FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

When you are looking for a gas cooktop here are some factors you should consider: the number of burners required, the material of the burners, and features like automatic ignition. 

Top-rated gas cooktops come with automatic ignition. When you turn the knob of the gas stove, it ignites the gas in the burner. Also, look for easy control knobs that are comfortable for grip.

Stainless steel surfaces- Clean stainless steel areas by using mild soapy water and a soft cloth. Wipe in the direction of the stainless steel grain when washing and drying. Rinse with water and wipe dry to avoid watermarks. Do not use cleaners that are abrasive or contain chlorine since both are corrosive to stainless steel. For added shine, apply a stainless steel conditioner and wipe off the excess with a soft cloth.


Stainless steel conditioners and cleaners can have negative effects on materials other than stainless steel. Do not apply stainless steel conditioners and cleaners to control labels, logos, black stainless steel, or appliance interiors.


Porcelain surfaces- Immediately wipe up acid spills like fruit juice, milk, and tomatoes with a dry cloth. Do not use a damp sponge or cloth on hot porcelain. When the porcelain is cool, clean it with hot, soapy water and a soft cloth. Rinse and dry. It is normal for porcelain to show fine lines with age due to exposure to heat and food.Painted surfaces- Wash with hot, soapy water and a soft cloth. Rinse and dry. Do not use powdered cleaners, steel wool pads, oven cleaners, and other abrasive cleaning materials.

Burner caps- Wash the burner caps with hot, soapy water and a soft cloth. Do not soak the burner caps. Rinse and then dry thoroughly. Nonabrasive cleaners and liquid cleaners may also be used.Burner bases- Make sure the cooktop has cooled completely before cleaning the burner bases. Clean the burner bases with hot water, mild detergent, and a soft cloth. Use a stiff nylon toothbrush to clean the port openings and do not scratch or gouge them. Rinse and dry thoroughly.Gas igniters- After the igniters have cooled down, carefully wipe the igniters with a cotton swab dampened with water. Gently scrape the soil off with a toothpick. Avoid exposing the igniters to excessive water, as a damp igniter may not light up. Remove any lint that may remain after cleaning.

Power Rate of the Cooktop

The first point that you need to consider when looking for an induction cooktop is the power rate. A higher power rate ensures faster cooking, though it may also cost more. Most of the induction cooktops rate between 1000-2000W. So, if you need something that helps you cook faster, you need to opt for an induction cooktop with a higher power rate.

Pre-set Menu

For the convenience of the users, some of the latest induction cooktops come with a pre-set menu. Depending on the dish that you cook, the pre-set menu adjusts the temperature of the appliance. So, whether you are boiling milk, making rice, roti and frying vegetables, the induction cooktop adjusts the temperature accordingly so that you get perfectly cooked dishes with a single touch.

Safety Features

This is another important factor to consider when looking for an induction cooktop. Modern induction cooktops such as the one from KENT comes with an auto-pan detection feature, which ensures heating is turned-off as soon as you remove the cookware from the cooktop. In addition, if you forget to switch off the appliance, the cooktop will automatically switch off if the pan is too hot.

Pan Size of the Cooktop

Every induction cooktop comes with a minimum and maximum pan size. If the cookware is smaller than the supported pan size, the cooktop will not detect the pan and won’t start heating the pot. The size of the cookware needs to match the coil size of the induction cooktop for maximum efficiency.

Portability of the Cooktop

Depending on the preference of the users, they can choose from portable or fixed cooktops. A portable induction cooktop makes it convenient for the user to take the appliance anywhere they want. Whether you are planning to cook on your rooftop or backyard, a portable cooktop makes it easy to carry the appliance anywhere.

Space Available at Home

Measure the space available for the installation of your pizza oven, so that it will fit comfortably in your entertaining area and give you enough space to move around for cooking and socializing. In addition, wood-fired pizza ovens put off smoke so consider a long chimney to move the smoke out of the chef's way.

If you’re not moving anywhere in the next 5 years, you may consider a heavier oven or building an oven into the existing structure of your home, either indoors or outdoors. There are beautiful authentic brick ovens from Portugal that are heavy so would need to have a permanent location until you decided to move it. There are also pizza oven kits that allow you to enclose your oven with your choice of materials.

If you don’t have enough space, you might want to consider a portable oven like the Maximus from Authentic Pizza Ovens so you can move it out of the way when not in use.

The Amount of Food You Plan to Cook

Different homes and needs will require different kinds of pizza ovens, and the amount of food you are planning to cook in your pizza oven will be perhaps the biggest factor when it comes to the size of the oven you need.

Some home pizza ovens, like the Alfa Ciao, can cook one to two pizzas, while bigger ovens, like the Italian-designed 4 Pizze, will be able to accommodate more food for a bigger family or those who frequently host a bigger group of guests.

The best outdoor pizza ovens will last a lifetime so consider the type of capacity you may require 5 to 10 years down the road.

Design and Materials

The design of your residential pizza oven is important; a common mistake many customers make is that they often choose a less expensive pizza oven model that is not built efficiently enough to support their needs.

The types of materials used for a traditional pizza oven is as vital as its design. Different kinds of materials such as brick, stone, steel or other materials will directly affect the efficiency of the oven and its price.

Fuel Options

The kind of fuel you use for your oven will definitely affect the taste of your food. If you prefer the flavors of wood-fired pizzas, go for a wood-burning pizza oven, which is a popular choice for residential pizza ovens; besides the fact that they produce excellent flavors for your food, they also do not need an electric power point. Other fuel types you can choose include gas, electric or charcoal.

If you are looking for a pizza oven that lights and heats super fast, you may want to consider a gas pizza oven. Many of our gas pizza ovens, like the Chicago Brick Oven CBO-750 Hybrid, allow you to use gas as the primary source but add a piece of wood while cooking to give you the wood flavoring you desire.

You can contact our customer service if you have some questions on your orders.

Here is our customer service email: support@kitchenappliancestore.com

Standard shipping time: 7-15 workdays

Shipping methods:

We provide USPS, DHL, UPS and LTL

Yes, we provide 1 to 5 years warranty. Here is the deatail for the warranty for all the items.

Of course you can contact our customer service if you have some questions on your orders.

Here is our customer service email: support@kitchenappliancestore.com

Once your order ships out, you will receive an email with your tracking number(s). Please search the tracking provided on the corresponding shipping carrier website to view the estimated day of delivery.

What CFM of range hood do you need?

For electric range, the minimum CFM of the range hood should be your range width*10. For example, if your cooktop is 36 inches, you will want at least 360 CFM.

Gas ranges, grills, and barbecues are a bit different because they produce a lot of heat and fumes. The amount of heat emitted from a gas cooktop is measured in British thermal or BTUs.If your owner's manual doesn’t tell you the total BTUs of your cooktop, you can find it by adding the BTUs of each burner and then dividing that number by 100. For example, if you have 2 burners that each put out ten thousand BTUs and 2 burners that put out fifteen thousand BTUs. Your total BTUs for your stovetop would be fifty thousand divided by one hundred equals give 5 hundred, so you want a minimum of 500 CFM for your range hood over your gas stove.

Grills and Barbecues have higher BTUs than an indoor gas range but the calculation is the same. Now take the minimum you just got and you have a decision to make. There is a quick way and more precise way to know how many total CFM you are going to need for your new hood. We will cover them both. The quick way, just add 200 CFM to the minimum CFM number you just calculated and you are good to go.

If you want to be a little more thorough, do not just add the extra 200CFM, but just follow these next steps instead. Keep your minimum CFM number handy because we will use it again shortly. Now we are going to factor in the size of your kitchen.

Determine the volume of your kitchen by multiplying its length, width, and height together. For example, if your kitchen is 18 feet long, 14 feet wide, and 9 feet tall, multiply 18 by 14 by 9, and you will get 2,268 cubic feet. Larger kitchens will need to move smoke and unwanted air to keep the air clean and harsh cooking odors at bay. As a rule of ventilation, a range hood needs to have the power to exchange your kitchen’s air 15 times per hour, to get that number, multiply your kitchen’s cubic feet by the air exchanges, for example, 2268 cubic feet by 15 air exchanges equals 34,020 cubic feet per hour. Now divide that by minutes in an hour, 34,020 divided by 60 minutes per hour will give you the CFM needs of your kitchen space, in this example, you will need a minimum of 567 CFM. Compare this number to your minimum CFM number that you calculated earlier, circle the larger of the two.

Then calculate the additional CFM needs of your ductwork. For each foot of ductwork, increase your CFM by one. For each turn in your duct, increase your CFM by 25. And if you use a roof cap, increase your CFM by 40. For example, if your ductwork consists of 12 feet of pipe, 2 turns, and a roof cap, you will add 12 CFM for the 12 feet of pipe, 50 CFM for the 2 turns, and 40 CFM for the roof cap. Now take the CFM number you circled earlier and add your ductwork number to it. In our example, we will add 102, 567 plus 102 equals 669 CFM.

Once you finish this calculation, think about your cooking routine. If you enjoy using your stovetop frequently or do a lot of Asian cooking, frying, barbecuing, boiling, or searing. Add another 200 to the total you have, in our example, we do a lot of searing and frying, we are going to add 200 CFM, which is 669 CFM plus 200 equals 889 total CFM to make shopping for a hood easier round up to the nearest hundred CFM, so we will round up to 900 CFM. That is the more thorough way to calculate the CFM you need for your new hood.

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