May 23, 2022
Cooking is an activity that has been present in the daily life of human beings since immemorial times and only has evolved over the centuries. Conventional cooking options range from gas, electric, microwave, and induction. The first ones mentioned are pretty common for most people; however, there is an option that for many still represents a mystery: the induction process. Here are more details if you've heard about this cooking method but don't know how it works.
WHAT IS INDUCTION?
We can define induction as electricity produced by magnetism. Induction cooktops generate a magnetic field that does not emit heat until it is in contact with a metal container. The heat produced on the inside of the pot heats the food inside. Induction is a more energy-efficient process than other cooking types and helps save more money. Today, many people worldwide accept induction as they seek a more efficient and precise cooking method.
HOW DO INDUCTION COOKTOP WORK?
Visually, induction cooktops are the same as other regular glass-ceramic stoves, but they do not have a heating element, so they lack the characteristic red glow of this type of burner when turned on. Induction cooktops consist of a ceramic plate over an electromagnetic coil through which an electric current circulates, generating a magnetic field without heat.
When the cooktop is on and a magnetic-metal pan is over the induction burner, the generated magnetic field penetrates the metal, producing smaller electrical currents inside the pan but not on the burner's surface. The electrical energy inside the pan converts into heat that spreads throughout its base, heating the food inside.
When it's time to replace your current cooking appliances, you should consider an induction cooktop as they have several advantages. We will help to convince you by mentioning just some of them:
BENEFITS OF AN INDUCTION COOKTOP
Induction cooktops stop generating heat once removed the magnetic-metal pan, so the stove cools down faster than a traditional burner, as residual heat from the pan dissipates quickly, thus reducing the risk of burns.
Conventional gas and electric cooktops transfer the heat they generate to and around the bottom of the pan, wasting lots of energy in the surrounding air. In the induction cooktop, the heat is generated inside the pan and not on the stove, making it 50 percent more efficient than gas and 40 percent more efficient than its electric counterparts. The energy savings represents a more environmentally friendly option without losing functionality.
Higher heat, higher speed
Induction cooktops can heat up twice as fast as traditional ceramic stoves, saving time in the cooking process. On induction cooktops, heat is provided to the food more quickly. In comparison, a pot of water will boil in almost half the time of a gas unit, and your cookware will instantly respond to changes in temperature when you adjust the burner temperature knob.
Thanks to the characteristics above, deterioration on the unit is less, so it will last longer to you and be in better condition over the years.
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