PLANNING TO GO INDUCTION? HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

PLANNING TO GO INDUCTION? HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

TABLE OF CONTENT

  1. What is induction cooking?
  2. Why induction cooking?
  3. Factors to consider before buying an induction hob
    • Size of your hob
    • Cooking zones

 

WHAT IS INDUCTION COOKING? 

It works on the principle of generating heat energy with the help of magnetism through a coil of wire into the cookware. An alternating current flows through the coil, which creates a magnetic field. This induces a resistive electric current flowing into the cookware.

The induction cookware is made of a material which is magnetically conductive and ferromagnetic. The resistive electric current inside the cookware generates heat. This heat generated cooks the food.

Due to the drop in price and increasing awareness of its benefits, it is gaining popularity among the public.

Although they are a bit expensive but due to their high operational efficiency they are worth the investment and give great paybacks every day.

Before going into the buying guidelines, let us first discuss why should one opt for Induction cooktop.

 

WHY INDUCTION COOKING?

Induction cooktop gives an easy cooking experience.

You can control the temperature settings with precision. Induction cooking gives us good speed saving time. Within seconds the temperature changes from boiling to low sim.

Cooking can be done quickly in high settings or for long duration in lower settings.

If there is an electric socket, then induction cooktop requires only a 220-240V electrical outlet. It requires very little power, lesser than electric iron or water heater and is economical.

It can be easily switched on and off.

Induction cooktops are energy efficient. The heat is generated inside the cooking pot and the rest of the surface of induction remains cool. The temperature of the kitchen also remains cool. There are smart sensors embedded in cooktops that help auto shut avoiding burning of the food and cookware. It does not require a well-ventilated area.

It is easy to install. It can be fitted in higher or lower heights. This makes it extremely easy for handicapped or wheelchair-bound people who wish to cook or heat food.

It is highly portable and can be carried anywhere in the house. When it is fixed, it does not need more than 2-inch thickness vertically below the countertop surface. All it requires is an electrical socket of a 220-240V electrical outlet.

 

FACTORS TO CONSIDER BEFORE BUYING AN INDUCTION HOB

If you’re planning to buy an induction cooktop, here are some factors you should keep in mind.

SIZE OF YOUR HOB 

If one is good at multitasking, it is a good idea to go for two zones that can cook at the same time.

An induction cooktop can have 1,2,3,4 or 5 induction zones. Two zones are most common in hong kong, three are most common in Japan and 4 zones are most common in the USA and Europe.

Small stand-alone portable inductions are little inexpensive and common in South Asian countries like India. It depends upon personal choice and size of the kitchen, counter top to go for built-in, over the countertop or portable.

COOKING ZONES

Large cooking zones usually have a diameter larger than 21cms for efficient handling of larger cookware.

Cooking zones in most cooktops are defined and have clear guidance for the size of cookware suitable for particular zones. Choose an induction cooktop with an extra large, flexible and small cooking zone.


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