Home and Living: What’s So Great About Induction Cooktops?
If you’re looking for the latest-and-greatest gadget to install in your kitchen, you need to take a long look at induction cooktops. Once you learn how they work and how they affect the foods you eat, you may never want to cook on anything else!
First things first: what is induction cooking?
Instead of being powered by gas or electricity, an induction cooktop uses electromagnetic induction. That’s a fancy way of saying the heat comes from a current that flows through your cookware. That current generates another current, and so on. It’s similar to the way electricity travels through a power line.
As long as your cookware contains iron, it has magnetic properties, which means it can get hot from electromagnetic induction. This page tells you more about how an induction cooktop works.
A Better Heat Distribution
With an induction cooktop, you’re not relying on a burner to heat everything up. Instead, your cookware is the source of heat. As a result, one part of your pan isn’t hotter than the others. After all, a scorching hot pan bottom is the reason why liquids get scorched and why you have to stir things to heat them evenly. But with an induction cooktop, that’s not a problem.
Quick Responsiveness to Temperatures Changes
In addition to distributing heat more evenly, an induction cooktop is very sensitive to temperature changes. With it, you get the preciseness of a gas cooktop, without the hassle of installing a gas line in your kitchen!
Easy to Clean
But unlike their gas counterparts, induction cooktops are easy to clean. Since they’re just as flat as ceramic cooktops, all you need is a damp sponge to wipe them off.
As an added benefit, induction cooktops are also better for the environment than their electric and gas counterparts. Since they heat up faster than those other two options, induction cooktops use less energy.
And when you buy one of Fisher & Paykel’s induction cooktops, you get even more earth-friendly benefits. Theirs are made with eco-friendly glass that’s made with raw materials and manufactured in a way that’s specially-designed to reduce emissions.
Now that you know how they work, is there any wonder people are falling in love with induction cooktops?!
Olivia Slamut is a cuisine enthusiast who also likes to share her passion about design and modern kitchen appliances.