What is an induction cooktop?

Best Induction CooktopThe Induction Cooktops heat a pan with electrical induction instead of thermal conductivity used in electric hobs and fire cooking. For nearly all models of the induction hob, the cooker must be made of or contain substantial amounts of a ferromagnetic metal, such as cast iron or stainless steel. The copper, glass and aluminum utensils and containers can be placed in an interface plate of ferromagnetic material, which functions as a conventional fireplace.

In an induction cooker, below the cooking vessel is a coil of copper wire through the coil passing an alternating electrical current. The resulting oscillating magnetic field induces a magnetic flux in the iron vessel acts as the secondary winding of a transformer. The turbulence of the current flowing through the resistance of the cooking utensil, heats it.


Cooking in an induction cooktop provides faster heating, improved thermal efficiency and more controlled heating in relation to cooking with heat conductivity. It also provides precise control of heat, similar to a gas fire. An induction element has heating efficiency comparable to a gas burner, but is much more energy efficient. The cooking surface is only heated under the utensil and so does not reach dangerously high temperature. The control system interrupts the operation of the element if there is no pot onto the cooking position or if the container is not large enough. The induction hobs are easy to clean because the cooking surface is flat and smooth and not warmed enough to burn food on it.

The unit can detect if there’s any cookware on the hob, by monitoring the power supplied. That way you keep a container just simmering, or to automatically shut one eye when withdrawn cookware.

Since the induction cooktop is thin compared with a cooking surface that works with gas or electric resistance, wheelchair access is better, the user’s legs can be down to the corner and the user’s hands may be over the cooking utensil.

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