What is induction cooking?
Inductions is a technology that uses electromagnetic energy to transfer heat directly to the saucepan. This makes making cooking faster and more energy efficient.
How's that - again in English please.
Suffice to say the science works; just know the benefits are faster heating and more control which allows you to easily adjust the heat from a light simmer to a rolling boil.
Features and Benefits of Induction cooktops:
- More control than other cooktops – easily and quickly adjust the heat from a simmer to a boil
- More accurate that electric or gas – fine tune the heat. Just think of the ease for cooking at lower settings when making delicate sauces, warming milk, melting chocolate, etc
- Boil water in half the time – many induction cooktops have a boost function that create heat faster
- Efficient – more responsive + boost means using energy more efficiently
- Sized for your cookware – sensors detect the magnetic field from your pans and adjust to the exact size
- Cooler cooktop – the cooktop is not heated! The only heat occurs in your cookware so area stays cooler
- Warming feature – maintain a constant warming temperature while you cook the rest of the meal
- Compatible cookware – Glass and some other saucepans will not work – but use the rule of thumb that if a magnet sticks to your cookware, it will work with an induction cooktop