• rtxn@lemmy.world
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    21 days ago

    Surely you can. Modern electric stovetops use infrared radiation from a wire coil to heat cookware. The stovetop is covered with a ceramic that allows infrared radiation to pass through, and if you put something on it, it’ll absorb the radiation as heat. The technology is also scalable to industrial applications.

    I’ll let Brown Jacket Man explain the principle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff04ecF9Dfw

    (edit) My house has an electric water heater that was built in the Soviet Union. It uses a ~200-litre tank with a large heating element inside.

    • Pxtl
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      21 days ago

      Those ceramic/glasstop ovens are shit. An old school coil will always be better, or modern induction.

      • SmoothLiquidation@lemmy.world
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        21 days ago

        Don’t confuse the old school glass flat tops with the induction ones. They use different methods and work very differently even though they look alike.

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        21 days ago

        Meh they’re fine. Yes induction is better but they’re not shit.

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          21 days ago

          Ceramic/glass top electric is shit. I’ve used gas and induction a fair amount, but at home I have a mid range priced electric ceramic and it’s terrible compared to the other two options.

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      21 days ago

      Shitty modern electric stove tops use infrared radiation. Good modern electric stove tops are induction