What is Induction Cooking?

Well, we’ve talked about this “futuristic” technology of induction cooking before, but we never really delved into how it works. Below you will find of the information you could ever want on how this cool process works to get your food perfectly hot.

First let’s look what induction basically means. Induction is referred to as the process by which a body having electric or magnetic properties produces magnetism or, an electric charge, or an electromotive force in a surrounding body without contact.

How induction cooking actually works

After getting to know what the term induction generally means, let us now focus on how induction cooking really works and what it entails. Induction cooking usually works by using an electromagnetic field to heat the cooking device or the cook ware. This is not usually the case for the traditional gas flame or even electric coil cooking experiences. What basically happens is that the cookware (which must be a compatible induction cookware set) used on an induction cooktop has to have iron content. The reason to this is quite straight forward, this is what usually makes the pan magnetic and hence allowing the transfer of energy to the utensil being used while cooking.

The major key to induction cooking is usually electromagnetic energy. While this energy is used widely around us on a daily basis, for instance, AM or FM radio, cell phones, wireless laptops, visible light, microwaves and more appliances not many of us remember that this is due to that energy. Beneath the ceramic surface of a cooking tool (induction cooking tool) lies a copper coil. In the event of a current passing through this coil, it usually results to an electromagnetic field of energy.

There is also ferro magnetic induction cookware placed usually on the cooktop. It is at this point the heat is activated around the pan. The surface remains cool until both these steps are completed.

While cooking

  • Place the pan on the cooking area and the magnetic field produced by the coil, will penetrate the iron inside it.
  • The magnetic field induces whirling electrical currents inside the pan, turning into a heater
  • Heat from the pan flows directly into the food or water inside it.

Performance Advantages of Induction Cooking

  • Faster – induction cooking is fast since induction range is usually extremely super-fast way faster than even gas. You can imagine the time and money that you will save by using induction cooking while preparing meals for your food service.
  • Safer – for anyone using induction cooktops, he or she is much safer than the one using gas cooker or electrical surfaces.
  • Cleaner – there is no point that you will have to deal with grates or grease stains. Just use a damp cloth and wipe over the flat, easy to clean surface.
  • Cheaper than others – this mode of cooking has proven to be economical and pocket friendly as compared to other means of cooking like gas which apart from being hazardous they are too expensive.
  • Noiseless – the induction process itself is a noiseless process: the cooktop I would like to assure you is absolutely noiseless. the choice remains to you the user which will it be? for me i am definitely having an easy time in my kitchen nowadays thanks to induction cooking.

Reference

http://www.geappliances.com/ge/cooking/induction.htm

http://www.cooktek.com/benefits-0

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