What are the benefits of induction cookers?
Alright, so there was a lot of science (that may or may not gone right over your head) but what you really want to know is: what does induction cooking actually mean for you as a cook?
What benefit, if any, will you derive from using an induction stovetop that cannot be achieved using a traditional electric or gas stove?
Actually, there are many reasons that induction cookers are such a hot (pardon the pun) topic right now. We’re pretty sure that once you see the benefits of induction cooking, you’ll never return to your old methods! Onto the portable induction cooktop reviews!
Remember we talked about how magnetic induction heats up the pots directly so that all the heat is retained in the pot and not lost to the surrounding air (in other words, the pot heats up really quickly)? Well, when we said quickly, we meant it; in induction cooking, water has been known to boil in as little as a minute or two (compared to four to five minutes in traditional stovetops)!
ONE MINUTE! The faster your food cooks the less energy you will use (not to mention how much time you will save). Induction stovetops are the most efficient way of cooking because less electricity is wasted, which saves both time and money!
Another related bonus is that because all of the heat is directly transferred to the pots and pans, the cooktops are easy to clean (messes don’t get baked in and dried up), plus the top is flat and smooth so quick to wipe down.
One of the greatest aspects of induction cooking is that excess heat from the burner does not add to the ambient heat of the room in which you are cooking in the same way a normal stove does.
The heat from cooking that is usually added to your home can increase your electricity bills in summer (if you have ever used the stove or oven to cook a meal on a hot day you will know exactly what we are talking about here) as the ambient air temperature in your home goes up, the air conditioning, fans, and the stove’s vent will be working overtime as well.
In induction cooking this doesn’t happen because only the pot itself heats up and no additional warmth is added into the surrounding air. So summer time is cooking time!
Convinced you need a portable induction stovetop yet? If not, don’t worry, there are still more benefits to induction cooking still to come!
Ever accidentally left the stove on?
Or left gas pouring out of a burner with no flame?
Ever have a child switch on a stove without your knowledge?
Well accidental and dangerous mishaps, be gone! Induction stovetops bring a new level of safety to your home. Induction cooktops switch off automatically when there is no pot on the element (it is able to do this by monitoring the amount of power being delivered).
Never leave your home wondering if you left the stove on again!
Something to be aware of
Not even the greatest product in the world is perfect for everyone, not even the induction cooktop.
It has been suggested that people who have cardiac pacemakers (or other electronic medical implants) should steer clear of magnetic fields. Although so far, most of the research currently available seems to indicate that using an induction stove is okay, we suggest that you check with your doctor before investing in this particular appliance.
Also, it is important to be aware that the induction cooktop may actually interfere with nearby radio receivers.