Induction cooking has been a steadily growing trend for the kitchen now. Do you know why the induction cooktops are masters of quick change? They are gentle enough to melt chocolate and butter and powerful enough to bring 48 ounces of water to boiling within three to four minutes. Although the technology of induction cooktops is becoming very popular in many countries, there is a hard sell recently in the United States. However, the awareness, growing customers and falling prices are helping the cooktops and superior cooking to gain a foothold. Here is what you need to know before you switch to the induction cooktops.
Induction cooktops can heat faster
Induction cooktops can heat faster than gas and electric counterparts because you don’t have to wait for the heating element to transfer to the pan instead the pan directly heat up super quickly. A test has shown that the induction cooktops can boil up to six quarts of water within 15 minutes.
Induction Cooktops offer precise temperature control
If you have induction cooktops that means you have afforded super precise temperature control that allows more controlled cooking in your kitchen. The heat transfer stops immediately when you turn off the burner of the induction cooktops.
Induction cooktops maintain a cool cooking surface
The hot element of induction cooktops will never be exposed since only the pan gets hot which can also prevent fire hazards and the burning risk in the first place. This also helps you with the quick cleanup and it is safer for the children as well.
Induction cooktops offer a safer way to cook
The induction cooktop is one of the fast, best, and safer ways to cook rather than gas or electric options as it doesn’t emit gas into the air and even won’t catch fire. The best thing about the induction cooktop is that it only heats the items inside it. When cookware is removed from the heating element of the induction, it automatically turns off.
Induction cooktops require specific cookware
Induction cookware contains iron particles that create and activate heat when they interact with induction cooktops. So you have to make sure to use new pans and pots that are marked with “Induction safe” only. However, if you use older or unsafe cookware then try to do the magnet test before cooking. If the magnet sticks on the bottom then you can use it with induction.
Induction cooktops can overcook food at first
The induction cooktops can overcook your food as they have a heating element that heats foods faster than the traditional cooking methods. So you have to remember it while cooking with induction as it doesn’t need as long to heat your food. You can lower the heat setting to maintain a good temperature of cooking food.
Induction cooktops scratch easily
Induction cooktops are made with smooth glasses that are more prone to scratching. The manufacturers of the induction cooktops suggest using clean and smooth bottom cookware, avoiding sharp tools, and sliding your pans and pots on the surface of the induction.
Even though induction cooktops has some pros and cons, still we love the unbeatable offer of the temperature control of induction cooktops. Induction cooktops cook food more quickly, take no time to cool down, adjust better to temperature change, and are easy, safer, clean in comparison to the electric or gas.