Why You Need an Induction Cooktop for Your Home

Induction cooking is not really a new concept. In fact, it has been around for quite some time. The thing is that it has mainly been employed by professional kitchens because (just like any other new technology) it was expensive and a foreign concept. Most people tend to stick to the familiar cooking methods, like electric hobs and gas stoves. It is, however, a fact that an induction cooktop can offer benefits that neither gas nor electric hobs are capable of providing.

Advantages of Using an Induction Cooktop

Gas and electricity are both fairly costly to use, but because induction cooking uses relatively little energy, it is still one of the most economical choices. Not only does it use less energy than other cooking methods, but it is also a lot easier to control. It also adds safety advantages – because induction energy gains its energy from magnetic fields between the induction plate and the cooking vessel, it ensures that the temperature of the plate remains cool to the touch. This vastly reduces the risk of people getting singed or burned on the plate.

The temperature control of an induction cooktop is also beyond measure when compared to other methods of cooking. Because there is an electronic sensor built into your induction cooktop, it makes it a lot easier to control the exact temperature of the cooking vessel. The temperature can also accurately be controlled within a matter of degrees. This ensures that the content of the cooking vessel is cooked at exactly the temperature that it needs.

The Practicalities of Dealing with an Induction Cooktop

In addition to the ultimate control of temperature and energy efficiency, it is actually a lot easier to operate an induction cooktop than most other cooktops. It does, however, require specialised cookware. This does not mean that you have to invest in cooking vessels that cost a fortune! The usual copper, cast iron, or even stainless steel cookware does the trick – you just have to ensure that your cooking vessels have the correct type of magnetic structure to carry an efficient current. The magic of an induction cooktop is that it works with a magnetic force and not with heat. This is why the cookware you use is of ultimate importance. You simply cannot use any type of cookware on your induction cooktop.

Induction cooking can be a strange concept when you are not used to it. We have been used to cooking on gas or electricity for so long that it could be difficult to shift your mindset to the practicalities of induction cooking. On the upside, getting an induction cooktop offers many benefits that you may not even be aware of!

If you want to find out more about the abilities of an induction cooktop and suitable cookware, give our team at Snappy Chef a call. We are always happy to discuss the pros and cons of our products, and we are particularly keen to discuss how our induction cooktop products can improve your life.