Experience the superior technology of induction cooktop.
Induction cooking is a safe, advanced, efficient and economical cooking technology. It works though electromagnetic vibrations generating heat directly in the pan, rather than indirectly through heating the glass surface like other ceramic cooktops.
What is Induction Cooktop Technology
Induction cooking is not some radical new technology. It has long been widely used around the world, both by professionals and homeowners. But in the last few years the technology has improved so much that a new wave of appliances have emerged from the new technology in both commercial and residential. It is also overwhelmingly superior that it bids fair to almost completely capture the field for new installations worldwide in the next few years.
Induction is completely different from all other cooking technologies. An induction cooktop does not produce heat as would a traditional gas or electric burner. It does not involve generating heat which is then transferred to the cooking vessel, it makes the cooking vessel itself the original generator of the cooking heat. The induction cooktop creates an oscillating high-frequency electromagnetic field that induces electric currents inside the cookpot or pan itself, and the natural resistance by the metal to the electric currents results in immediate heating. This heat is then transfered to the food inside the cookpot or pan for the cooking process.
The burner of the induction cooktop is a powerful, and high-frequency electromagnet with the electromagnetism generated by sophisticated electronics in the "element". When a piece of magnetic material such as cast-iron pan is placed in the magnetic field that the element is generating, the field transfers ("induces") energy into that metal. That transferred energy causes the metal of the cast iron pan to become hot. In other words, the heat is generated directly in the pot or pan itself, not in any part of the cooker. By controlling the strength of the electromagnetic field, we can control the amount of heat being generated in the cooking vessel, and the change in heat amount is instantaneous.
- Instant Heat Adjustment
Induction technology allows you to adjust the cooking heat instantly and with great precision. Many manufacturers supply you with the sensor touch, or button to adjust the heat. The heat can run as high as you want instantly, and as low as you want for gentle simmering. Someday, perhaps not so many years away, the world will look back on cooking with gas as we today look on cooking over a coal-burning kitchen stove.
- No Wasted Heat
First of all, up to 90% of the power used in operating an induction cooktop goes into the heating of food versus 40% heating efficiency by traditional methods. This results in substantial energy savings while keeping the kitchen cooler without unused heat filling the room.
With induction cooking, the heat energy is supplied directly to the cooking utensil by the magnetic field. Thus, almost all of the source energy gets transferred to that cooking pan or pot. It's the heat generated by the cooking pan or pot being placed above the electromagnet burner that cooks the food.
There is no heat left "floating around" to heat up anything else, except the food in the cooking pan/pot. Induction technology offers energy efficiency by reducing wasted heat when compared to radiant and gas cooktops. Since there is not a traditional thermal heating element, the induction cooktop stays cooler than conventional radiant cooktops.
Induction cooktop is very safe since there is no heat or gas flame coming out from it and the stovetop always stays cool. There will be no more burning hands or fingers that directly in touch with the stovetop. Because its energy is transferred only to relatively massive magnetic materials, you can turn an induction element to "maximum" and place your hand flat over it with no consequences whatever -it will not burn your hand.
Since the induction cooktop does not make heat, a person, even a child, can touch the cooktop surface before, during, or after cooking without injury. Modern induction cooktops also use sensors to sense whether a ferromagnetic cooking vessel is in on the cooktop or not, and if not, it turns off the unit?s electromagnetic field.
Notice the ice cubes directly next to the pan of boiling water. You can also place your hand right beside your pot without feeling the heat.
- Convenience and flexible positioning
The cooking pot/pan can be placed directly on the stove top in any position, and it will generate heat and cook the food.
Quoting AEG's brochure:
"The hob senses the size of the pan and only heats the exact area covered by the pan. The Maxi-sense range [uses] ?flexible sections? to create an all-over cooking surface. Pans can be placed anywhere on the hob as long as the section marker is covered, eliminating the restriction of traditional specific zones [ = elements]. It does not matter how many pans you have or what size they are, whether it is a fish kettle, a small milk pan, or tagine . . . ."
- It's Fast
Another significant benefit of induction cooking is its instant, exact, and speedy heat control. Under a minute, you can bring a saucepan of water to a boil.
Induction cooktops are meant for fast heating as they provide heat directly rather than transferring compared to gas burners. Hence you must change your cooking style and habits accordingly. What may takes 8 minutes to heat on a gas burner usually takes about 2 minutes on induction cooktop.
- Green - Energy Savings
Portable Induction Cooktop is like the Tablet for Stove Industry
Simply carry and plug in anywhere and anytime you want to cook. Its fast and simple.
Portable and versatile. Single cooktop units weigh under than 10 lbs and operate from any normal 120 volt outlet. Not only for the kitchen, induction cooktops are ideal for cooking at the workplace, in a dorm room, or on your boat.
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