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Some electric stoves have a flat ceramic surface with heating elements hidden beneath. A pot placed over a heating element will be heated, while it is safe to touch the surface only a few centimeters away. Why is ceramic, with a conductivity less than that of a metal but greater than that of a good insulator, an ideal choice for the stove top?

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Ceramic is a good choice because it releases the heat slowly, retaining it for a long time, and hence efficiently cooking the food as well as mainitaining the electricity bill under check as not much of the heat is wasted.

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