If you’re in the market for new kitchen appliances you should seriously consider replacing your old gas or electric range with an induction cooktop. Home cooks everywhere are warming up to induction burners as a staple in their kitchen – here’s why!
Induction cooktops heat faster than standard gas or electric stovetops. That’s because there is no middle man like an electric burner or flames to heat the cookware. Instead, the cooktop has electromagnets that transfer energy to your pots and pans, which in turn heats the cookware and the food.
Electric burners take forever to heat up or cool down and it’s hard to get accurate temperatures on gas stoves. With an induction burner you won’t experience a delay between turning up or down the heat – it will respond immediately and maintain that temperature for as long as you need. This affords you a lot more control in the kitchen.
Only the pan or pot gets hot while cooking with an induction burner, the actual surface of the cooktop does not. You could accidentally bump the temperature control knob and it would never get hot, so it’s a great way to prevent fire hazards and accidental burns making it safer for kids and pets.
Easier to Clean
You won’t have to spend what feels like hours scrubbing cooked on grease off the top of the induction cooktop. It’s smooth surface offers no nooks or crannies to contend with and because the surface never gets hot, there won’t be any baked on accidents to scrub off. If your burners get dirty, simply wipe them clean!
Induction is much more energy efficient than gas or electric! Induction burners heat the cookware and not the whole stovetop while gas and electric burners lose heat through the air and surroundings. While gas has an average efficiency of about 40%, the efficiency of induction burners is between 74% and 77%.
Drawbacks to Consider
While induction cooktops are becoming a staple in kitchens these days you should be aware of a few things up front. The cost of induction stoves are typically more expensive than gas or electric stoves, although they have been going down in price as they’ve gained popularity. You’ll also need induction-compatible cookware. If a magnet can stick to the flat bottom of the cookware it’ll work on an induction burner! There may be a learning curve when it comes to first cooking on your new appliance, but it’s nothing you can’t learn. There may also be a faint electric hum when cooking, which is normal.
Is An Induction Cooktop Right For You?
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