Induction cooking is the second innovative technology that’s gaining momentum in modern kitchen designs. These ceramic glass cooktops look like the continuous glass electric cooktops; however, they perform quite differently. In induction cooking, the electricity flows through a coil to generate a magnetic field under the glass ceramic surface. When an induction-compatible pan is placed on the cooktop, currents are induced in the pan and instant heat is generated. The cooktop doesn’t heat up, the cookware does. As a result, induction cooking is substantially more efficient than either gas or electric.
Now, let’s review five reasons to consider induction: (1) The energy used to heat is fast and has been quantified to be fifty percent faster than gas. (2) The electromagnetic technology heats the pan and not the space, resulting in a much cooler kitchen when cooking. (3) The electromagnetic technology is 90% efficient – meaning that only 10% of the energy is wasted. (3) The appliance is safe because the surface doesn’t get hot like electric surfaces and there are no gas flames that could cause a fire. (4) The indoor air quality of your home is better because there are no particulates going into the air when cooking in comparison to gas cooking. (5) Costs have come way down so it’s more competitive with other options on the market. (6) Cleanup is easier and takes less time because the glass ceramic doesn’t get hot. The bottom line is that induction offers precision-controlled, energy-efficient cooking.
We’ve compiled a list of induction models to explore:
Models: Café CHP95302MSS
Modle: Samsung NZ36k788OUG
Model: Bosch NIT8069UC
Model: Wolf CI365TS
What can you cook with an induction cooktop?
Water boils fast, sauces simmer slowly, omelets? I’m not sure how well induction sears steaks and fish fillets – I’d have to test this out! There are many online articles discussing what can be cooked as well as how to make adjustments for this new technology. Collaborate with AKJA on your design to evaluate how these new technologies could work. Feel free to email or call, I’d be happy discuss how I can help you design your new kitchen