Babette dufour Cooktops September 14, 2018 11:24:50
In addition. the electric cooktop is one of the top rated devices in terms of energy saving. Most of them are energy star rated which means they are extremely efficient in electricity consumption. The reason is due to the heating elements of the electric cooktop that are matched exactly to the size of the pans and pots where most of the heat is channeled to cooking food. On the other hand. the efficiency of the gas cook top is somewhere in 10% to 20%. Most of the heat is lost in the air instead of being used for heating.
You can also expect to buy new cookware made for the induction cooktop. To figure out if you need new cookware or not. just use a magnet and see if it sticks to your pan or not. Cast iron is great for induction cooking. but if you do have to get a new set of cookware. there are some great sets out there that are made specifically for these cooktops.
Induction is very fast to bring water to a boil. too. Depending on the electrical specs of the cooktop. you may be able to boil 1 quart of water in 30 seconds! The fastest gas rangetop will do the same in around 2 mins. 30 seconds. It will also go to a simmer instantly - great for when you`ve noticed the fudge starting to boil over! So why wouldn`t everyone choose induction over gas? Here are a couple things: If you need a range (with oven). there aren`t many to choose from right now with an induction top. Your choices currently are Viking and GE Profile.
Many of the reasons people use gas stovetops can also be found in induction cooktops. An induction cooktop heats food by generating an electromagnetic field when a piece of induction cookware. such as cast iron or stainless steel. is placed on the cooktop. The cooktop creates heat in the cookware which then heats the food. The cooktop stays cool except where the cookware is sitting. even if turned "on". Gas cooktop proponents generally tout the fact that the heat can be turned off instantly with no lingering heat and cooking temperatures can be regulated easier because no time to reduce or increase heat is necessary. Opponents of gas talk of the small leaks of gas into the house. the open flame. and greater potential for fire.
Other advantages of electric cooktops over its gas counterpart are safety and energy usage issues. In terms of safety. a cooktop that uses electricity is definitely safer than the one uses gas. Imagine having a tank or a cylinder loaded with gas sitting at the back of your kitchen. The incident of explosion of a gas cylinder is certainly higher than the incident of faulty electricity.
Imagine this scenario. You drag in from work and have to cook dinner for your family. As you get the food ready to go. you place to pots on the cook top to start heating up. Meanwhile. your two small children are running around the kitchen after being cooped up all day in day care or preschool. Before you know it. one of the trips and grabs the cooktop to stop from falling. Your child`s hand touches the edge of the burner that is hot and burns his hand pretty badly which means a trip to the hospital. This scenario can and does happen each and every day in households across the United States and around the world. Now. imagine the same scenario with a magnetic induction cooktop. Your child`s hand touches the edge of the burner but DOES NOT get burned! You get to fuss at your children. tell them to quit running around so wildly and then you kick them out of the kitchen. There is no burned flesh and no need to make a trip the ER to have your child`s hand treated for burns!