If you are planning on buying an induction cooktop, there are several things you need to know about it. There are advantages and disadvantages, but people have been using it for quite some time. Over the years, induction cooking has become more popular and because of the growing demand, manufacturers have already created a portable induction cooktop so that it can be used even when they are on the go. However, like any other product, the disadvantages of an induction cooktop can also be experienced. It will just depend on how you will adapt to using it despite of the disadvantages.
Let us talk about the advantages of induction cooking
- If there is a cooktop that works with an induction, you will get heat right away. It is easy to think that you are already getting that with gas, but what you don’t know is that induction cooktops take lesser time to heat water compared to gas because of the technology it has.
- No heat is wasted because it is applied directly to the cooking mechanism by the magnetic field and also all of the energy sources that get transferred to the cooking vessel. Unlike when you use gas or other electric cookers, conversion to heat from energy has to happen first before it goes to the cooking pan or vessel.
- Your kitchen will remain cool because the cooking pan and the food will be able transfer their heat to the area, but if compared to gas or other means for cooking, induction does not cause too much heat in your kitchen and the stovetop will also stay cool because it easily does not get warm except of course under the cooking pan. You will not your burn your fingers anymore and avoid spills so that children will remain safe.
- They are easier to clean compared to gas or electric cookers and spilling food is almost unavoidable. Gas cookers have a lot of places where small pieces of food can hide, but if you are using an induction cooker, you won’t have to worry about that. Cleaning an induction cooker only involves wiping the surface using a damp cloth. Cleaning takes lesser time and if you are tired, it won’t take much of your effort.
Now the disadvantages
- If you compare the price of an induction cooker to a regular gas or electric cooker, there is a big difference. However, you should consider what you are getting and induction cookers are made with very good technology. Cooking with an induction cooker is also quicker even if it costs more. In the long run, you will save on energy bills and you will most likely see the benefits of paying for a bit more compared to using a gas or electric cooker.
- One issue is the power because in case of an outage, you will not be able to cook anything. You can cook food with a gas cooker even if there’s not electricity. You should also be sure about the wattage because if there is more than one burner, there are some cookers that can only distribute the power among them. This means that if the burner you have has a wattage of 1800, this means that there is 900 watts will be distributed to each burner.
Now that you know about the advantages and disadvantages about using an induction cooktop, it is up to you whether you think it is for you or not. Make sure that when you buy one, you are ready to take care of it because it is worth it to own one.