The Miele HR1124 is part of the Range test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Range models like the HR1124 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below. Cooktop high: This reflects how quickly the most powerful element could raise a large pot of water from room temperature to a near boil. Cooktop low: This reflects the ability of the lowest power element to melt and hold chocolate without scorching it. We also set the most powerful element to its lowest setting to test its ability to hold a large pot of tomato sauce below a boil. Baking: This reflects the evenness of cookies and cakes in multi-rack baking tests. Burners Btu/hr Burners Btu/hr Manufacturer's rating of the maximum output of surface cooking burners, measured in British thermal units per hour (Btu/hr.).
Induction model Heating styles for individual cooking habits. Various types of heating are available for Miele cooktops. Miele offers the right cooktop to suit every household's needs.
High-power burners (over 11,000 Btu/hr.) are intended for quickly heating large quantities, searing, and other high-temperature cooking. Medium-power burners (over 6,500 Btu/h and up to 11,000 Btu/hr.) are for general use, and low-power burners (6,500 Btu/hr and below, sometimes called simmer burners) are intended for delicate tasks such as sauces.
However, we've found that many burners with medium and even high maximum output, when turned down to their low setting, performed well on our low-heat cooking tests. Such burners offer more flexibility for different cooking tasks than do dedicated simmer burners.