Homeowners are meticulous about their home. Everything has to be perfect, from roofing installation (we recommend Professional roofers Toronto) to wall and flooring installation. Even right after the home had been done, furniture and fixtures have to be in their best shape to meet the family’s needs. The kitchen is, in general, the most used space in the home. Therefore, everything from cooking stoves to cooking wares has to be in great shape. In line with kitchen and cooking safety, let’s take a look at induction cookers, it’s safety and it’s efficiency.
What is Induction Cooking?
Induction cooking is a modern way of cooking, and like many new things, there are misunderstandings about it; twisted facts become truths, poor information makes it scary and unknown makes unloved. There are a lot of misunderstandings about induction cooking, below I have put a few together and mentioned the facts. Of course, everyone is free to believe what he/she wants, so if you believe that induction cooking does not fit into your life – then you are happy to cook in other ways.
Cooking With Induction Is A Lot Safer Than Cooking With Gas
Everything can be dangerous, but induction cooking is the least dangerous way of cooking. Cooking on gas is more dangerous because there is an open fire, which means that flame in the pan is not uncommon. Gas can also leak, which can lead to dangerous situations (explosions due to leaking gas pipes in homes occur regularly). In addition, things that are close to the gas stove can catch fire, such as a towel or tea towel that is nearby, or an oven glove that is just a little too close to the gas flame. Cooking on a ceramic hob or any other form where the hob itself becomes very hot is less dangerous than cooking on gas, but still more dangerous than induction cooking because you can burn yourself on the hot hob or an object can get so hot that it melts or burns.
An induction hob also immediately stops generating energy as soon as the pan is lifted from the hob: no pan without heat, you can’t do that with a gas stove or ceramic hob. In addition, flame in the pan. This can be done with any form of cooking (if you heat fat long enough, it will catch fire), but with gas cooking the gas flame can spread in the pan. Because there is no gas flame when cooking on induction, it will not skip in the pan. In addition, most induction hobs have extra safety functions, such as a child lock and timers for automatically switching off the hob. Induction cooking is therefore the most safe form of cooking and is therefore increasingly being used in senior homes and other forms of living where more safety is needed.
Induction Cooking Is Not Expensive
Induction cooking is currently even more expensive than cooking on gas, but it is more efficient (less energy is wasted) . This is because the heat is created in the pan when cooking induction, and not, as with gas in the form of a flame under the pan or as with a ceramic hob under the ceramic plate. With induction cooking the majority of the energy is converted into heat in the pan, the loss of energy (and therefore money) with the other forms of cooking is much greater, therefore induction cooking is more efficient with energy than all other forms of cooking indoors.
Connecting an induction hob can be more expensive than if you had a gas hob installed, this is because the connection of most hobs must be done on a Perilex outlet, but there are also induction hobs that are connected to a normal Wall outlet so you do not have to incur any additional costs. Nowadays, new homes are increasingly provided with preparations for electric (induction) cooking and less and less often with a gas connection (there are entire residential areas in the Netherlands where no gas is connected).
Cooking on induction itself is more efficient than cooking on gas (less energy consumption), but the prices of gas and electricity currently determine that cooking one liter of water on induction is slightly more expensive than cooking one liter of water on gas .