How an induction hob works
Induction hobs are a relatively new type of kitchen appliance, which is gaining popularity due to safety and ease of use.
A tabletop induction stove, although more expensive than a gas or electric stove, has a number of advantages over them.
It uses the energy of a magnetic field to heat the dishes. This means that it is not the cooking surface that is heated, but the base of the pot. The burner itself is still cold around the edges.
If you want to buy a tabletop induction stove, you will also have to buy a special cookware.
The base must be made of ferromagnetic materials (cast iron or stainless steel). Other materials won’t get hot. The appliance will not start without the specific cookware placed on the hob. The pot or frying pan must occupy at least 70% of the cooking surface.
It is worth paying attention to the Booster mode. It allows you to transfer power from one cooking zone to the next. This is useful if you want to cook or heat something quickly on an inactive burner.
Induction stoves are the pinnacle of technological progress today. The principle of a tracer is used here: one winding is under the glass, and the second winding is the pan.
The heat is generated directly in the pot. If the pan is removed from the induction cooker, the heating stops. This is what makes induction hobs more economical. there is no intermediate heat loss. Induction hobs are also safer to use because they become less hot.
- Small portable stoves with one burner (table stoves);
- Built in kitchen furniture;
- Combination: part of the burners are induction burners and part of them work with heating elements.
At maximum power the stove operates at a frequency of 50-100 KHz, reducing the power frequency lowers the frequency. At a frequency of 20 kHz, the burner operates in intermittent heating mode.
A feature of these stoves is a cold surface around the heating zones, which minimizes the possibility of getting burnt in the cooking process.
Stoves are equipped with different types of heating elements:
- Spiral heaters. quickly heats the spiral (for 15 seconds);
- Band heaters. performed in the form of ribbons, coiled in a spring like a mechanical clock (heated for 8 seconds);
- Halogen heaters. a tube filled with halogen gas in which the heater is installed. The current flowing through the heater emits a halogen gas that heats the cookware. Heating up immediately after switching on. Full power in 3 seconds;
- Induction heaters create a powerful magnetic field of high frequency which heats the bottom of the pot.
Induction stove works jerkily
Induction hob turns off by itself when you turn on the burner, does not heat all the time. It must be so? It is not dangerous to use such an oven? Must the burner be heated continuously or are spontaneous shutoffs permitted??
Switching on and off the burners of induction hobs is considered one of the features of their work. This is how the heating power is maintained. The lower the wattage, the more frequent the shut offs.
But such pulses should not be noticeable during cooking on the induction hob. If it happens that the contents of the pot stops boiling, and then splashes to the surface, then the problem is most likely in the dish itself, or rather in the corrugation of the bottom. Even special cookware can have an unfortunate bottom that gives air gaps when in contact with the stove. This causes the stove to continually turn on and off.
If you find a similar feature of your stove, it is recommended to replace the cookware and talk to the master of the service center to adjust the technique.
Those same jerks or pulses are clearly visible if the water in the pot is boiling on such a stove, it (the water) bubbles then stops bubbling and it happens all the time.
The induction stove is not broken, it does not need repair.
These stoves use pulse (i.e. not constant) heating, but also a pulse method of maintaining temperature.
We are talking about magnetic pulses and the lower the degree of heating set on the burners, the shorter those same pulses (or jerks, as you write).
And vice versa, if you set a high temperature mode.
In other words, the lack of a continuous boil with constant “gurgling” water, for an induction stove is quite normal operating condition.
This is how (pulses) the temperature you set is maintained.
If such a situation “strains”, you can set the maximum mode and the water in the pot will boil constantly, not intermittently.
Induction stoves are also noisy when working, while the stove is new to these features you do not get used to it immediately.
It makes a noise, whistling, humming and this is also normal, but not always.
It is necessary to buy special cookware for (for) induction stoves (“regular” will not do), the cookware must have a flat and not thin bottom.
Plus a special marking (designation, icon), like this
If the cookware is not selected correctly, there may be extraneous noises when the stove works.
When buying an induction surface, hostesses are faced with some peculiarities of the induction, which need to get used to. Let’s look at a few of the most popular questions, which are often addressed to our salespeople and service center foremen.
Question 1: Why does the water in the induction pot boil intermittently?? (A bubbling, then it stops bubbling)
The Exiteq 103IB, 106IB and 105IB models use a pulse method of heating and holding the set temperature. The lower the degree of heat set on the burner, the shorter the magnetic pulses and the longer the interval (pause) between them. And vice versa.At high temperature settings the pause between the heating pulses is shorter, and they themselves have a longer duration. Do not worry, if there is no continuous boiling it is normal, this is how the heating temperature you set is maintained. And if you want your water to boil continuously. set a high setting closer to the maximum temperature.
Question 2: Why does the induction hob hum (buzzing, whistling) when in operation??
Almost all noise related problems with induction hobs are caused by mismatched cookware, such as! The hum of a working stove is a normal phenomenon, the stove is fine.
The uneven bottom, as well as too thin bottom of the cookware contributes to the increased noise. If the bottom of the cookware is multilayered there is a rumble of vibration.
Also, the operation of the fan, which is periodically switched on to prevent the electronic system of the hob from overheating, can cause additional noise.
Question 3: What cookware is suitable for use on an induction hob??
The answer is simple. you can use the cookware, to the bottom of which a magnet is attracted.
So the cookware is not suitable: aluminum, wood, plastic, glass, clay, etc.п.
If the cookware is not suitable for use on an induction hob, the U
When buying an induction hob, hostesses encounter some peculiarities of induction that take some getting used to. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular questions that our salespeople and service center technicians often ask.
Question 1: Why does the water in an induction pot boil intermittently?? ( it bubbles, then stops bubbling)
Exiteq 103IB, 106IB, 105IB models use the pulse heating and holding the set temperature. The lower is the degree set on the burner, the shorter is the magnetic impulses and the greater is the interval between them. And vice versa.At higher temperatures, the pause between heating pulses is shorter and the pulses have a longer duration. Don’t worry if there is no continuous boiling, it is normal because it maintains the temperature you have set. If you want the water to boil uninterruptedly, set the heating mode to high, closer to the maximum temperature.
Question 2: Why does the induction unit hum (buzz, whistle) when in use??
Almost all noisy problems with induction hobs are due to inappropriate cookware! The hum of a working stove is a normal phenomenon, the stove is fine.
Uneven bottom and too thin bottom of the cookware contribute to increased noise. If the bottom of the cookware is laminated, there is a rumble from vibration.
Also, additional noise can cause the fan, which periodically turns on in order to prevent the overheating of the electronic system of the hob.
Question 3: What kind of cookware is suitable for induction, will cast iron pans work??
The answer is simple. the cookware can be used if a magnet is attracted to the bottom.
So it’s not suitable cookware: aluminium, wooden, plastic, glass, clay, etc.п.
If the cookware is not suitable for use on the induction, the display shows the symbol. U
I have a 3.5 kW induction stove. Easy to operate and efficient, now we’ll be alive, the process will go a lot faster.
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Комментарии и мнения владельцев 53
In the process of working with this stove a question arose about how to turn off the damn pulse mode, can anyone suggest?
Enjoyed the boiling time, was somewhere in 23-25 liters of broth, half an hour was already dripping, on gas it took me 1 hr. 1,20. I must now understand the process of selecting heads on what mode to work. Finished chasing the brew, it took 4 hours.30 м. With experiments, I’m satisfied.
I usually do a head count of 800 (without def) with def at 1200 the count is normal
I fractional chase did it this way, warming up at 3500, head extraction 800 with def and body extraction 1200, 1.5-2 hours less than on gas.
Could you take a picture of the bottom to see the cooling built in?
I’ll do it in the evening, now I’m chasing in C.С. It’s like all identical stoves have two fans.
please take a picture of the bottom to see what kind of cooling is built in
In the future I’m planning to get myself a cube of 50 liters.
please take a picture of the bottom to see how the cooling is built in
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please take a picture from below to see how the cooling is built in
125 or so, if it lasts long enough, it’s fine. How much kVa does it consume??
No idea, I can not measure, if interested in YouTube a lot of reviews on it.
And on the box how much is the maximum kVA consumption ?
Yours is 1600 and this is 3500. By weight, yours will hold 10-15 kilograms, and this one will do 50.
Nice and correct solution!At what wattage is the heating constant (not pulsed)?
I haven’t tried it yet, just picked it up today and it doesn’t say anything in the datasheet.
Nice and good decision!What is the wattage of constant (not pulsed) heating??
This tile is a copy of the Airhot tile. Constant heat from 1200.
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like me) 400/800/1200/1600/200/2400/2800/3500?
Yeah, same thing. 400 and 800 pulsed, then constant. I told you it’s a copy of the very successful Airhot IP3500.The only thing is sometimes you need to remove the bottom cover and clean the dust. Fans drag a lot of stuff out over time.
Yeah, it’s the same. 400 and 800 pulse, then constant. I told you this is a copy of the very successful Airhot IP3500 tile.The only thing: sometimes you need to remove the bottom lid and clean the dust. Fans drag a lot of things out over time.
I decided to clean it today just before the distillation, so it’s safe to clean it once a year. It comes apart like Lego
That’s what I’m saying. That’s about how I clean. Prolongs the life of the fans.
like me) 400/800/1200/1600/200/2400/2800/3500?
I have a little different, 400,600,800,1000,1200,1400,1600,1800,2100,2400,2800,3200,3500.
Great and correct solution!With what power goes constant(not pulsed) heating?
Good stuff! Congratulations! And if it’s got a stainless steel boiler, that’s great!
Yeah, it’s an oversized pot in which the brewing is done, the cauldron! Usually from 20 liters.The moonshiners have cubes and t.д. Brewers have boilers.
I see, I’m a moonshiner, haven’t come to beer yet, and my 30 liter cube already seems small.
It’s expensive, it’s cheaper to cut the heating element into the regulator.
Yeah, the heater’s cheaper, but I decided to go with the stove.
I live in the country, the gas tank is not always possible to change the cylinder, so the stove can be used at any time, you say would buy an induction hob, I say that my unit does not fit under the hood over the stove, so that’s how it is.
So you can put the tile on the floor, and set the tsarga up to the ceiling.
Yes, the heater is cheaper, but I decided for myself to take the stove.
Bought myself a stove. Yeah, it’s better than the stove. But I switched to a heating element with a regulator anyway. It’s a whole other life!
It’s expensive, it’s cheaper to put in a heating element.
It’s not much cheaper! But such a stove has several advantages. The stove is more versatile, you can not be tied to a specific boiler and you can use several boilers at a time.A simple example is brewing. Stage 1 is mashing, stage 2 is filtration, stage 3 is boiling. In principle, all this can be done in one boiler. But! When filtering, we pour the wort into a cold tank, then wash the boiler, then pour the wort from the tank into the boiler and start heating it until it boils. And in the case of the stove, I drain the wort into another boiler that sits on the stove and keeps the temperature at 80 degrees, when the filtration is complete I have to raise the temperature from 80 to 100. In this case, I do not need to pull anything for the overflow from boiler to boiler. Then I calmly and slowly wash the mash while brewing. To implement a similar but with a heater, you need two sets of boiler-regulator. And it already equals the cost of the set of induction boiler.The second example. I have a main boiler at 37 liters, and need to work off the recipe for a small volume of 10 liters. Or vice versa increase the volume (my stove has a 80 kg capacity according to the passport). In my case, just change the pot. Not necessarily stainless steel. I have two pots for 12 and 20 liters work fine on the induction pot.Otherwise everyone decides for himself.
It is expensive, it is cheaper to install the heating element.
The heating element has only one use, the stove has a hundred times more advantages) and timers and purpose, etc. and the more on the heating element is more burnt on the grain jams and on the stove you can cook anything and in anything, and the heating element is tied only to one cube AND ALL))
Exactly what the timer gives and how do you use it??
I personally use it all the time if I need long heating for a certain time at night (I boldly go to bed and set a certain power and off time)
Good topic. I used to have an induction stove, but painted white in outline. So the paint is blistered after a few years from the heat. Here the metal, this option is much better.
The induction cooker provides ample opportunity for the distiller as it provides, depending on the model:
- 15. 20 modes for cooking;
- built-in timer. Older models usually shut the stove off after 2-3 hours, leading to the need to reconfigure the mode. Modern models can run for 24 hours without shutting down;
- shows the residual heat of the burner;
- In intermittent heating mode (with a preset low temperature) the stove periodically switches on, accelerates to the set heat level and then switches off.
This causes a kind of jumping, “twitching” of the moonshine stream during distillation. But there is also a smoothing mode and infinitely adjustable, so that there are no temperature jumps, and heating works smoothly. It allows a more accurate separation of the moonshine into fractions.
Design of the induction stove
Regardless of their size and purpose they all have the same components:
casing protects both the stove itself from accidental damage and the person from electric shock. The control board allows you to set the desired mode of operation and regulates the heating power.
The inductor is the source of eddy currents, with the help of which the heating is accomplished. It consists of a flat coil of wound wire. When a high-frequency current passes through it, strong electromagnetic waves are generated and pass through the stove. The stove is both an interior element, a platform for dishes and protection for the inductor.
It’s made of a heat-resistant, non-conductive material, most often glass ceramic.
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Is it worth buying an induction hob? It can be harmful and even dangerous? And there are children at home! What would electromagnetic radiation do to them?? When and how it will manifest itself? I have to be honest, up until about six months ago I had no idea what an induction stove was. I hadn’t really thought about it. The situation in an instant changed by His Majesty Chance. You know how it is. One minute everything was fine, and then all of a sudden. After I fell a Zepter pot on a good old Siemens stove with a glass ceramic top, and a crack appeared in the latter, I had to think about replacing the whole device. That’s when I came across these newfangled induction cooktops. I decided to buy one of these things and test all the wonderful properties attributed to them. Six months have passed since then. It’s time to draw some conclusions.
Gemlux GL-IC220HP Induction Cooker Overview
Single burner stoves are a very useful invention. They can be easily moved: for example, to take out of the cottage at the end of the season, cook in the room while the kitchen is renovated, or even take to the garage. You can put a stove like this in your trunk and carry it around with you just in case, or keep it at home as an extra burner to prepare for a big party.
Induction stoves are especially good: they have high efficiency, responsiveness to temperature changes. True, it requires special cookware, but now many manufacturers make pots and pans with the right bottom.
Today we’re going to test the Gemlux GL-IC220HP to find out how good it is to cook food on and whether it’s easy to control.
The flat box made of glossy cardboard is decorated in shades of turquoise and black, the traditional Gemlux colors. Its wide sides show the induction stove and give the main advantages of the appliance:
- 4 automatic modes;
- Timer up to 24 hours;
- operating temperature 80-270;
- A beautiful round medal indicates the power.
One of the narrow sides shows the power and voltage for which the stove is designed. Company name, appliance type and model on all sides except lid and bottom. Lid is equipped with a plastic carrying handle.
The tiles are securely packed in protective foam blocks across the width of the box.
At first glance
The induction stove is quite large, especially if you compare its total area to that of a single burner, and quite heavy.
The top of the appliance is larger in area than the bottom. It’s made of mirrored black glass with a slightly convex burner border in white paint, a logo and company name on the burner, a warning that the surface is hot, and an On/Off zone indicator at the bottom. All other controls appear only when the hob is on.
All dirt, dust and fingerprints are visible on the glass, so you have to clean it often. On the other hand, the smooth smooth glass with no protrusions (the controls are touch-sensitive) can be cleaned quickly and easily.
The sides of the plate are conventionally made of thick, white plastic and beveled toward the narrower bottom. They have holes on the sides and back for ventilation, and the front wall is solid. Power cord comes out the back in black.
The bottom of the plate is also made of white plastic with a light green recessed ring under the burner. There are also four silicone anti-slip feet on the bottom.
The device data sheet is an A5 size brochure printed on white glossy paper. It contains information on the safe use of the stove, preparing it for operation, operating it, choosing the right utensils, care and fixing the simplest malfunctions.
Only the Control Panel and Cookware Selector sections have pictures. No recipes are included with the stove, and practical tips are limited to selecting settings and utensils.
The rest of the instructions are logical and consistent, and are sufficiently detailed.
There is also a warranty card included.
The GL-IC220HP model has a touch control panel that only activates when you turn on the stove.
After plugging the device in, you need to press the lighted On/Off indicator. The display lights up on the bottom row in the center of the control panel, as well as all the other buttons, and a buzzer sounds. After that you need to put the pot with the dish to be cooked on the burner and set the mode.
The rectangular control panel consists of nine touch buttons and a display that shows the current operating parameters.
The Lock button is located in the upper row on the left. If you press it for 2-3 seconds, the entire control panel, except On/Off, will be blocked. Pressing again unlocks all the buttons. The stove will give a long beep when unlocked.
Buttons and − on the top row on the sides of the display change the power, cooking temperature and operating time, including for some preset modes.
Timer on the left side of the bottom row adjusts the operating time of the stove. To do this, press the button, make sure that the indicator light is on, and use the and buttons − set the desired time. A short touch on these buttons changes the time by one minute and a long touch by ten minutes. after setting the timer the countdown starts automatically, as soon as it is finished the device will be switched off.
The mode buttons are located on the panel in no particular order, you have to look closely to find them. When the mode button is pressed, it flashes and the display shows the preset settings, which in some cases can be changed.
The Hot Pot is located in the upper right corner of the control panel. When this button is pressed, the display shows the power level set at 2200 W (can be adjusted from 200 W to 2200 W). The longest program run time is 3 hours.
Steam is the second button on the bottom row on the left. The power level set is 1600 W, cannot be adjusted. Time up to 24 hours.
Soup is the second button on the right in the bottom line. The power is set to 1600 W, you can not adjust it. Time up to 24 hours.
Stir Fry is the first button on the right in the bottom row. In this mode, for some reason, it is not the default power, but the temperature is set to 270 degrees. It can be adjusted from 80 to 270. The longest operating time you can select is 3 hours.
The unit can be turned off at any time by pressing On/Off. If, after turning off the stove requires to be completely disconnected from the power supply, you must wait until the fan stops completely (easy to determine by the sound), and only then unplug the cord from the socket.
The preset automatic modes of the induction stove surprised us a little when we were reading the manual. Soup and Steam modes do not differ from each other at all: the power of the stove is set to 1600 W and cannot be changed, the user can only manage the cooking time. Intense boiling in the steam mode is fully justified, but for the soup mode it would be much more useful to bring the dish to a boil and then slowly heat it up on low power.
Modes Hot Pot (stew) and Stir Fry (fry) are also not very different from each other: in the first of them, in addition to the timer, the user can set the stove power, and in the second. the cooking temperature. However, upon careful inspection of the hob surface we did not find any signs of temperature sensors, and practical tests showed that the energy consumption of the hob in these two modes is completely identical. We suspect that the only difference between the first mode and the second is the indication on the.
Below 1000 watts, the stove switches the burner on and off depending on the selected cooking temperature. This is particularly noticeable with low-temperature braising.
The minimum operating modes of the stove (200 W and 80 C, depending on the mode), in our opinion, are still too powerful: in some cases, we would like to reduce the heat even more, to avoid a strong boiling.
The fan that cools the burner coil is switched on continuously during operation; its noise is not too noticeable and is not annoying. At the end of the cooking time, the fan runs for precisely 60 seconds.
Only unplugged and completely cooled stove can be cleaned. Minor dirt can be removed with a soft cloth, grease and burn marks with a damp cloth and a little mild detergent. The ventilation ducts on the side and back must be cleaned regularly with a soft brush.
It is forbidden to wash the hob with water and use abrasives and aggressive detergents.
In one practical test we were convinced that keeping the stove clean was easy: escaping milk from a pot didn’t stick to the surface, giving off a disgusting smell as it would have happened on a classic electric stove, but only dried a little on its surface.
It was easy to remove dirt: a single action with a damp (non-abrasive) sponge and a dry paper towel was all that was needed to clean the stove!) with a sponge and another with a dry paper towel.
The maximum power output that we recorded, as demonstrated by the tile in the maximum heat mode (2200 W) was 1920 watts. Depending on the selected mode, the power consumption of the tile changes as follows:
When the power setting is less than 1000 W, the stove goes into pulse mode. The power consumption in this case varies cyclically from 1150 W when the burner is switched on to 6.5 W between cycles.
One liter of water at a temperature of 20 A C in a 19 cm diameter metal pot boiled at maximum power in 4 minutes and 12 seconds. The amount of power used was 0.139 kW·h of electricity.
The stove consumes 1.1 watts in standby mode.
In a practical test, we evaluated the usefulness of the hob’s built-in modes for the simplest operations: boiling soup, cooking porridge, quick stir-fry, and slow braising.
To test how well the Gemlux GL-IC220HP induction hob can cook soup, we decided to make chicken stock. We put a big chicken breast with skin and bones into a saucepan, added a few small carrots and a bunch of herbs, turned on the Soup mode, brought the future broth to the boil and watched the process.
The Soup mode implies an automatic regulation of the power: according to the designer’s idea, the user changes only the cooking time of the soup, by controlling the timer. In our case, the automatic soup mode was not sufficient: 1600 watts are too high to support the slow boiling necessary for a clear soup, so that the contents of the pot boiled over very intensively, even with the lid off, and could run away on the stove. That’s why we turned off the stove, turned it back on, and chose the Hot Pot mode, setting the minimum power (200 W) and a cooking time of one and a half hours, because we needed a strong broth.
After 1.5 hours the stove switches off, signaling that the soup is ready with an audible signal. The broth was perfect: quite clear, rich and tasty.
Result: perfect, but not in automatic mode.
Rice porridge with milk
Milk porridge is a trivial dish but very difficult to automate as it is very difficult to make it without human help at all. When cooking it you have to take into account a lot of parameters: the features of the selected cereal, crockery, heating devices and more. When we decided to cook milk rice porridge on the induction stove, we did not expect that it would be enough to press the button, but we tried to reduce the intervention in the process to a minimum.
For porridge we have chosen round Japanese rice: its high starch content makes it ideal not only for sushi, but also for puddings and porridges. We poured cold milk over the washed rice, added salt and sugar, closed the lid and turned on the stove.
For porridge cooking we chose the Stir Fry mode that allows for flexible temperature control. At the maximum temperature (270° C) C) temperature we brought the milk and rice to a boil, and then turned it down to a minimum (80 C).
set at 80 C turned out to be too much for stewing porridge: several times the milk tried to escape from under the lid, and we had to stir the contents of the ladle. It would be nice to reduce the heat, but unfortunately there is no room for it.
Despite the heat, in our opinion, too high, we succeeded in making a perfect rice porridge. We added butter, walnuts, and cinnamon and breakfast was ready.
Result: great, although I would have liked a wider setting.
For this Indian dish we chose the “Hot Pot” cooking mode, and we controlled the cooking time in terms of power, not temperature.
We fried chopped onions with vegetable oil at maximum (2200 W) power, then turned it down to medium (1300 W), put in curry powder and fried with oil and onions.
At the same power we continued to cook the chicken: we added a chicken fillet, chopped in small pieces, to the spicy mixture and fried it until the meat turns white (about 5 minutes).
We added about 200 grams of homemade yogurt until the chicken was ready. In the photo you can see that we reduced the power to 200 W: it is not necessary to do that, and in our case the reduced power was due solely to a desire to document the process without any hurry.
After stirring the dish, we set the heat to 800 watts and simmer until the sauce thickens.
As a side dish to the curry is perfect basmati rice with long grains, fragrant on its own and perfectly combined with the main dish.
Testing the Gemlux GL-IC220HP single burner induction stove showed that it is a very powerful and efficient kitchen appliance. The stove is easy to move, use in a cottage or camping, where there is electricity. It’s quick to cook food on it, and easy and pleasant to clean.
However, it is not always clear how to properly use the built-in modes, especially considering that two of the four do not differ from each other in any way. However, the fact that you can change the power and cooking time makes cooking flexible and almost unlimited. You just have to be accustomed to the fact that even the minimum power setting can be too high for a particularly delicate dish.
What are the differences from other stoves?
Induction stoves compare favorably with other types of stoves (gas or electric).
- Induction stoves have an efficiency of up to 90%. For comparison, in gas stoves this figure is only 30-60%, and in electric stoves. no more than 70%;
- High heating speed (devices with heating elements or gas burners can not boast this feature);
- Efficiency. After removing the dishes, the work area does not need to be turned off manually as it is done automatically. In electric or gas stoves, the burner continues to operate, resulting in overconsumption of gas and electricity. In the summer, this is especially important, because there is an additional heating of the air, which complicates the process of conditioning (cooling) of the room;
- Precise temperature adjustment. On stoves with heating elements or gas-fired stoves the temperature is regulated “by eye”. In the case of induction stoves, it is possible to maintain the same setting for the entire cooking time;
- Safety. If a person accidentally mixes up the cookware and puts the product with a non-magnetic bottom, the burner will not work. To activate the burner cookware must cover its area as much as possible, from 50% or more;
- Numerous additional functions, which classic gas or electric stoves can not boast of.
Variety of designs and functions
Like classic stoves, induction stoves are available in different designs:
- Full-size. Freestanding cooktop with oven and burners.
- Hob. a built-in hob that can be installed directly on the worktop.
- Portable. mobile stove with one or two burners.
- Combi. equipped with induction or classic burners.
Choose any option, depending on your kitchen.
To make the cooking process even easier and more comfortable, the manufacturers are not stingy and introduce more and more additional functions, some of which can really be useful.
- Booster (or Power Boost). function that switches the power from one cooking zone to the other. You can borrow some power from a free range burner if you need to cook quickly. Almost all models are equipped with it.
- Quick Start. when you turn the stove on, it automatically detects which cooking zone is occupied by a pot.
- Keep warm mode. if this function is activated you can leave the cooked food on the stove and it will not get cold.
- Timer with and without automatic shut-off. you set the cooking time after which a buzzer will sound and the cooking zone will either turn off (automatic shut-off) or continue cooking (no automatic shut-off).
- Safety stop. it disconnects in case of liquid spillage on the cooking plate: all burners will automatically turn off.
- Adjust the power and temperature. you create the best conditions for cooking specific dishes. Some stoves offer a choice of suitable cooking method, such as frying, boiling or braising.
- Pause. if you need to be distracted for a short time, just press pause and do your thing. The settings you’ve previously made won’t reset.
When choosing a stove, look for the features you really need. The more variations you offer, the higher the price will be. But do you really use them all in practice??