Types of Cooktops
There are various types of heating elements when it comes to home cooking. Gas and electric stoves are the more standard types of heating that have been in use for many decades, and they provide their own benefits and drawbacks that are pretty well known by most people. Induction cooktops, on the other hand, are a newer technology that works in a much different way. Unlike with gas and electric stoves, induction stoves heat the cookware instead of the stove top. Induction ranges do this by creating an electromagnetic field beneath the glass cooktop surface that causes the iron cookware itself to heat up as opposed to indirectly heating the cookware by heating up the surface.
This method of heating is safer than gas cooking thanks to the absence of any combustible materials in the process, and it is safer than electric because the stovetop stays cooler and poses little risk of contact burns after the cookware is removed. Additionally, an induction cooktop turned on with no cookware on top won't heat up, adding another layer of safety. Induction burners are also the fastest method for heating thanks to the direct transfer of heating energy into the cookware and not the burner itself. This means induction ranges can boil water faster than any other type of cooktop heating method.
Cookware To Use
Induction cooktops won’t work without the proper cookware. You can check to see whether your existing pots and pans will work with an induction cooktop by seeing if a magnet will stick to them. If the magnet doesn't stick, then you'll need different cookware if you plan on using induction heating methods for cooking. Induction cooking also allows for precise control over temperatures for consistent and even heating.
Why Induction Cooktops
Induction cooking provides a faster method for bringing foods to the desired temperature which means less downtime when preparing meals. Induction cooktops also use less energy, making them more economical in the long run. The efficiency of induction methods of heating means less energy wasted during cooking. This efficiency also means the kitchen doesn’t get as hot during the operation of induction stoves compared to their gas and electric counterparts. Induction cooking also means the burner size and the pan size always match thanks to pan detection that heats the entire pan evenly without wasting energy.
Induction cooking comes in many forms whether you want a built-in range and stove combo or a seamless countertop induction cooktop, there is a style and size that is perfect for your kitchen. Masters Wholesale staff are all manufacturer certified technicians that can provide delivery and installation of all products we carry. Our showroom has many induction stoves and ranges on display in addition to numerous other products we carry. You can also check out upcoming events to take part in live kitchen demos so you can see many of our products in action.
You can request a quote or consultation online or stop by the showroom in person to learn more about induction stoves and the other appliances and products we offer. Our expert staff is on hand to answer any questions you might have and help guide your decision-making process to ensure you get the product that is just right for your kitchen and preferences.