Remodeling your home: Induction Cook-top

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Remodeling your home: Induction Cook-top

 

Electric cook-tops that use an electromagnetic field in order to heat up any vessel containing food without heating up the cooking surface or the kitchen is called an induction cook-top.

The electronic power helps power a coil that produces a high frequency electromagnetic field. The field then penetrates the cookware that is made up of magnetic material and sets up a circulating electric current that generates the heat for cooking. The heat that is generated in the cookware is then transferred to the food. So, when the vessel is removed from the cook-top, it automatically stops transferring the heat to the vessel. If you followed all the technical terms above then bravo, but below we listed the pros of this type of cook-top for you. Decide for yourself during your kitchen remodel if this type of cookware is the right type for you.

Instant adjustment

You could instantly adjust the induction cook-tops with great precision as well as instantly. Where the heat of the traditional cookers picks up quite slowly and you have to adjust the energy flow manually after that, induction cook-tops offer you the automatic adjustment of the energy flow upon adjusting the element setting once manually. This is because the electromagnetic activity in the cook-top triggers electromagnetic activity in the cooking vessel.

Safety

The induction cooktop has an additional safety feature as compared to traditional cook-tops or stoves. It does not get too hot, since the heat is created within the pan itself, making it safe to touch. It therefore implies that the chances of getting your hands burned are much lesser than on a traditional cook-top. What’s more, the tendency of the pan to turn off the dial as soon as you turn off the heat is almost immediate, leaving the pan to cool down. For those of us with little ones this feature is a great addition to our cook-tops.

Energy efficiency

The heating process of an electric induction cook-top is much different than that of a traditional stove or a cook-top, automatically making it energy efficient. Through firm contact with the pan or the cooking vessel and by releasing lots of heat around the pan, the heat gets generated within the cooking vessel itself. The heat gets to the food rather than to the vessel and it also therefore does not heat up your kitchen in the process.

If you are considering remodeling your kitchen, then an induction cook-top should therefore be at the top of your list.

 

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