electric planchas

An indoor electric plancha: it is the choice of simplicity. Plug in your plancha, turn on the switch, and voila! It is ready for use. It's as simple as that! The performance of our electric planchas is similar to that of our gas planchas: same equivalent power, and same technical attributes. The notable difference is that the burners of the gas plancha are replaced by resistors but their longevity and efficiency are similar. In fact, our 20-year warranty on the plate and burners/resistors is valid on both our gas planchas and our electric planchas. 

How does an electric plancha work?

An electric plancha works by heating a thermally conductive surface, the iron plate, with one or more resistors. Genuine Spanish plates have a steel plate, either rolled steel, ground steel, or chrome steel.

The electric plancha is very easy to turn on thanks to its switch. The temperature is controlled by a thermostat that regulates the flow of electricity to the heating elements. The plate heats up quickly, between 5 and 15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the plate.

Once the plancha has reached the desired temperature, all you have to do is spray the plate with a thin layer of oil and cook your food...

The electric plancha is in no way inferior to the gas plancha, its corresponding power causes the temperature of the plate to rise rapidly, which favors a healthy and homogeneous cooking of the food.

What are the advantages of an electric plancha over a gas plancha?

Electric cooktops have several advantages over gas cooktops. Here are some of them:

  • Ease of use: Electric planchas are easier to use, as you just plug them in and wait for them to heat up. There is no need to worry about fuel sources.
  • Weight: It is often lighter than a gas plancha, and some models are even designed to move regularly. This is the case of the Dream DP45 with its side handles that make it easy to carry. So you can bring them from the terrace to the living room or store them in your closets after use.
  • Indoor use: They can be used indoors, which is not always the case with gas planchas. This makes them a great choice for cooking when outdoor grilling is not possible.
  • Safety: They are generally considered safer than gas planchas because there is no risk of gas leaks or fires.

How to choose a high-quality electric plancha?

In general, there are a few factors to consider when choosing an electric plancha:

  • Size: Consider the size of the plancha and the space it takes up in the kitchen or on the countertop. Also, consider how much food you want to cook in one sitting.
  • Heat control: Look for a plancha with temperature settings to better control the cooking process.
  • Surface Material: Choose a steel plate as it provides better thermal inertia.

But, of course, the choice of an electric plancha depends on the specific circumstances of its use:

Do you want to use them when camping? We recommend the electric plancha Dream DP45. With its handles, it is very manoeuvrable and can be stored anywhere.

Are you few or many at home? We have electric planchas for 2 to 10 people.

Is design important to you? The most modern electric planchas are our planchas from the Rainbow series.

Do you like experiences? Extreme? Take your dining experience to the next level because our extreme pressed steel plate electric planchas are professional.

What is the best electric plancha?

The best electric plancha is the one that best suits your lifestyle.

We have small electric planchas, large planchas, designer planchas,....

A plancha can change your lifestyle, give more flavor to your daily life, bring your family and friends together, ... You will be amazed by the Simogas electric planchas.

What is the difference between an electric plancha and an electric barbecue?

The main difference between an electric plancha and an electric barbecue is the cooking surface. Electric plancha plates have a flat, smooth surface that allows them to cook any type of food evenly, such as pancakes, eggs, and bacon, while electric barbecues have a ridged surface that leaves marks on food and allows you to cook only certain foods (steaks, sausages, and some vegetables).

Can you use an electric plancha indoors?

Yes, electric planchas can be used indoors, making them a great choice for cooking when outdoor cooking is not possible. They are designed to be safe to use in a kitchen or inside. However, it is important to follow the manufacturer's instructions and ensure that the plancha is used in a well-ventilated area to avoid smoke.

What are the prices of an electric plancha?

The price of an electric plancha can vary depending on the size, plate type and its characteristics. This table will give you an idea of the prices.


rolled steel

ground steel

small electric planchas (50x40cm)

400 € – 500 €

middle electric planchas (60x40cm)

700 € – 800 €

900 € – 1000 €

big electric planchas (70x40cm)

600 € – 700 €

What do I need to operate an electric plancha?

The electric plancha, as the name suggests, works on electricity. Performance varies by model. We offer 2 services for our electric planchas, depending on the number of resistors. Small planchas have a single resistor of 2.4 kW, while our large electric planchas have 2 resistors with a total power of 3.4 kW.

Therefore, the socket to which you want to connect your plancha should be equipped with a circuit breaker of at least 16 A.

Where to put a plancha?

Electric planchas offer the possibility of cooking in the house. However, they can be used for both indoor and outdoor use. So you can use your electric plancha anywhere, outdoors, as a garden, terrace or balcony plancha, indoors as a kitchen plancha.

Set up your plancha wherever you want... Thanks to our trolleys, you can transport your plancha wherever you want without the risk of falling.

What accessories are recommended for the electric plancha?

We have all the essential accessories to complete your "plancha" experience...

Accessories for electric planchas:

How do you take care of an electric plancha?

Whether you have your plancha in the garden, on your balcony or terrace, or in your kitchen, you can keep your plancha as it did on the first day if you follow these little tips after each use:

· Clean your plancha plate by pouring ice cubes on the still hot plate and using a spatula to remove any food residue. (WARNING! Unplug before cleaning).

· Clean the grease container integrated into the plancha.

· Once the plate has dried, brush the steel with paper towels or a brush with a layer of olive or sunflower oil to prevent rust.

· Use the lid and its protective cover to protect it.

How do you cook with an electric plancha?

  1. Preheat the plancha: Turn on the plancha and let it preheat for a few minutes.
  2. Grease your plate: Before adding the food, apply a thin layer of vegetable oil to your plate to prevent the food from sticking.
  3. Use the right temperature: Set the temperature according to the food type you are preparing. For example, lower temperatures are suitable for cooking delicate foods such as eggs, while higher temperatures are better for cooking meat and vegetables.
  4. Use the right accessories: Use a spatula or tongs to flip the food on the plancha plate.

What are the most popular dishes that can be cooked on an electric plancha?

Pancakes, bacon, eggs, grilled cheese sandwiches, quesadillas, burgers, and vegetables such as onions, peppers, and mushrooms are dishes that can be prepared on an electric cooktop. Electric planchas are versatile and can be used to cook a variety of dishes quickly and easily.

How to prepare an electric plancha for first use?

To prepare an electric planchas for first use, follow these steps:

  • Wash surface: Remove all packaging materials and wash the surface with warm, soapy water.
  • Rinse and dry: Rinse the surface with clean water and dry with a clean towel or cloth.
  • Grease the plate: apply a thin layer of vegetable oil to the surface and heat the plancha over high heat for about 10 to 15 minutes. Allow the plate to cool and then wipe off any excess oil.

How do you keep food from sticking to an electric plancha?

To prevent food from sticking to an electric plate, you can:

  • Grease the surface: Before cooking, apply a thin layer of vegetable oil to the surface and heat the plate for a few minutes
  • Adjust the temperature: Make sure the temperature is appropriate for the food type you're preparing. Lower temperatures are suitable for delicate foods such as eggs, while higher temperatures are more suitable for cooking meat and vegetables.
  • Wait until the plancha plate is warm enough before placing the food.

How long does it take to heat an electric plancha before you start cooking?

The time it takes to heat an electric plancha before cooking depends on the model and the desired temperature. In general, most electric planchas take between 5 and 10 minutes to heat up.

How do you adjust the temperature of a plancha?

To adjust the temperature of an electric plancha, follow the manufacturer's instructions. Most electric planchas have a temperature adjustment knob or digital display that allows you to adjust the temperature. Typically, the temperature can be between 150°C and 250°C.   It is important to adjust the temperature according to the food type being cooked to ensure that it cooks evenly and does not burn.