What distinguish induction cooking to traditional methods and technologies?
If we oversimplify the term cooking it basically refers to the process of applying heat to the food. Efficient way of cooking is one that is able to supply sufficient heat to the food material as is needed for its perfect cooking.
Induction is the latest method to do the job of supplying heat most effectively. In this process the cooktop or the vessel itself generates the heat to be supplied. Beneath the glossy surface of the unit there is a copper coil which produces electromagnetic field with high frequency when electricity flows through it. The pan is made of ferrous and is the one to create heat.
The coil itself does not produce the heat and only creates an electromagnetic field. The iron molecules start vibrating under the influence of the electromagnetic energy. The friction produced during this vibration leads to production of heat. So it is clear that it is the bottom of the pan that creates all the required heat.
Therefore one needs special utensils with some iron content at the base to cook on induction cooktops. One can check whether an utensil can be used for cooking on an induction cooktop by using a magnet. If the magnet is attracted to the base of the utensil then it has ferrous content and can be used as induction cooktop utensils.
The biggest advantage of using induction cooktops are the facilities which it provides. For example will you not love the ability to control the amount of heat supplied to the food material instantly and without any difficulty. The change in heat can be really fine as is required for that particular dish and provided by the manufacturer.
As the energy supplied to the cooking vessel is not heat energy but electromagnetic energy the loss of energy is minimal. This also makes sure that the kitchen does not heat up unnecessarily. The cooktop also does not heat up itself, so the risk of burning oneself is very less.
There are a few questions you need to know definite answers to before getting an induction cooktop. The first thing that you have to decide is the size of the cooktop. You need to be certain that the present wiring can supply the power required to run the cooktop. You should also think about the features that your induction unit needs to have. Also plan for the cookware sets you’re going to use for induction cooking.
Now, do you want to modernize your kitchen?
Do you want to get rid of the old gas stoves or inconvenient electric stoves?
Do you want efficient, easy to use and the latest gadgets in your kitchen?
If the answer to all these questions is a big yes then you are definitely ready to transform your kitchen to a next generation one. In short you are ready to enter the world of induction cooking.
If you are tired of using the gas stove, which is neither fuel efficient nor easy to use, induction cooktop might be just what you are looking for. If you want more control over your electrical heater, induction cooktop will be the best thing since sliced bread.
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