Ariel Cooktop April 11th, 2018 - 08:19:07
Part 1 of this series explained how Induction cooktops use magnetic hysteresis loss to directly heat the the pot or pan. Part 2 explained the growing popularity of induction cooking by exploring inductions many advantages over conventional cooking technologies. By this time, you are very likely thinking that induction cooking may be appropriate for your kitchen. However, before purchasing an induction cooktop, there are several things that you should consider. These issues are explained in this installment of the Induction Cooking Explained series. Compatible Cookware Considerations As explained in part 1, induction cooktops work only with cookware made from ferrous materials. Anyone with a significant investment in aluminum, glass, ceramic or non-magnetic stainless steel cookware will need to be aware that these types of cookware will not work on an induction cooktop and should include the cost purchasing new cookware when evaluating the cost of the induction cooktop. However, much of the most popular cookware used on conventional cooktops will work with induction cooktops, so many people will be able to use their existing cookware.
3. They can be expensive With lots of new models now available in the market the prices have gone down remarkably. But because the models still differ in more ways than one, you will still find the cooktops a little more expensive compared to electric and gas units. A little research on the cooktops can however still get you an affordable one that is still high in quality. Always look at the design feature like number of burners, automatic pan size recognition, timers and automatic safety shut offs because they are some of the features that can affect the price. The size of the cooktop also dictates price so always weigh your options to get the most functional cooktop you can afford comfortably.
These cooktops vary in size, from 30 inches to 36 inches, and you have a choice between a smoothtop surface or a coil surface. Electric-powered cooktops with a smoothtop surface are typically made of stainless steel or ceramic. Designwise, theyre attractive-looking. Also, they are easy to clean. Coil cooktops, on the other hand, are a lot more popular because they are efficient in cooking. These cooktops also have removable frames and parts to make cleaning easy. Youll find cooktops like this in a wide variety of colors. They usually have 4 or 5 burners. Most electric-powered cooktops are able to detect pan sizes. They automatically adjust the burner to fit the pan. There are induction cooktop models available. These cooktops use electromagnetic technology to directly transfer heat to the pan, making cooking more efficient. The cooking surface also cools much more quickly after use.
1. Less fire-hazard. Well, all cooking apparatus are fire hazards, because all of them generate fire or heat naturally. But the good news about induction cooktop is that it is less hazardous. Food that is spilled on the cooktop surface will not burn because the glass is not heated. Induction cooking allows for immediate and easy cleaning after use because the heat is created in the pan. 2. Safe for kids. In induction cooking, heat is generated directly in the pan; the cooktop surface area stays cool, making it safe for children. 3. Specialty cookware sets. Unlike other cooking equipments, there are induction cookwares specially designed to allow for handling "stacking." You can prepare more foods at one time by stacking a small pan on top of a larger one.