10 things you need to know about induction cooking

What is induction cooking?

 
Popular in Europe, induction cooking is catching on in Asia. A technology without open fire and precise heating is safe and energy-efficient. Suitable for modern families and easy on the pocket. 

So, what is induction cooking? Induction cooking heats the cookware directly rather than heating the hob first, ensuring more efficient use of energy. Less heat is emitted from the stove, so your kitchen remains cool, something to appreciate in tropical weather conditions! 

How does induction cooking work?

How does induction cooking work?

Induction is a short form for “electromagnetic induction”.  Thus, induction simply means generating electricity using magnetism. 

Induction cooking takes advantage of an electromagnetic field generated by passing an alternating electric current through a copper coil wire placed in an induction stove. That electrical current flow combines with the electrical resistance of the iron in the cookware, resulting in resistive heating for cooking food. As a result, pots and pans get heated up together with the contents in the utensils.  

Because induction doesn’t use a traditional outside heat source, only the element in use will become warm due to the heat transferred from the pan. Thus, your cooktops stay cool to the touch, while your food cooks faster as fewer heat escapes. 

Why choose induction cooking?

Why choose induction cooking?

The surface of the pots and pans in contact with the induction surface heat up directly, this ensures optimum use of the energy generated for cooking, making induction stoves one of the most energy-efficient kitchen appliances.  

With the unique direct heating operation, the induction cooktop can generate high power and adjust temperature almost instantly. The temperature can be adjusted to precision, making it suitable for different cooking techniques from simmering to searing.  

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Is induction suitable for wok cooking?

Is induction suitable for wok cooking?

Yes. We conducted an experiment to debunk the belief that wok cooking is better on gas because a visible flame seems more powerful. Watch the video to see more. 
Induction, radiant or gas cooking?

Induction, radiant or gas cooking? 

Induction cooking has outstanding advantages regarding energy efficiency, power, temperature control, safety, and cleaning effort compared to gas or electric cooking. 
 

Click here to see the comparison between induction, gas, and electric cooking in an infographic. 

Is induction cooking safe?

Is induction cooking safe?

Yes, as heat is only generated where the pots or pans are in contact with the cooking surface, the surrounding areas are cool to touch. So there is no need to worry about burns.  

No worries if you forget to turn off the induction hob after cooking, once the pots or pans are removed the conduction is automatically cut. 

Some models are equipped with a timer, so when the cooking time is up, the induction cooktop will turn off, ensuring peace of mind. 

How to clean?

How to clean?

Thanks to the cool, smooth, and flat surface of the Electrolux Induction cooktop, spills do not stick or burn, making it easy and safe to clean as you go. 

Remove oily spills with mild detergent and a soft towel to prevent scratching the surface.  

Is an induction glass top easy to crack or scratch?

Is an induction glass top easy to crack or scratch? 


Induction glass is made of “ceramic glass” that’s very strong and can withstand high temperatures as well as sudden temperature changes. Scratching, however, can occur if one is careless.
 

Can I use any pot or pan on induction?

Can I use any pot or pan on induction?

No. To be able to use with an induction cooktop, your pots must have a magnetic base. Simply look for the induction logo at the base of the pots or pans when you are making your selection. 

In other words, you only need proper cookware that contains iron or stainless steel and usually comes with a coil spring sign at the bottom, marking it fit for use on an induction cooktop. 

Important things you should know before installation

Important things you should know before installation

You should check if you have a sufficient power supply and ensure direct power supply to the induction cooker. Sharing of power supply is not encouraged as it will affect the performance of the induction hob. 

Ensure that you ask a qualified electrician for installation work. The power requirement for each induction cooktop may be different, so always check before making your selection. 

What if my induction product breaks down?

What if my induction product breaks down?

In case of a breakdown, call the Electrolux Service Centre, describe the problem, and arrange for a technician visit. We provide a 24-month warranty for all Electrolux induction cooktops. 

Summary 

Induction technology is still on top of the cooking game because of its excellent performance in intensity, speed, energy savings, safety, and cleanliness. By going through the 10 frequently asked questions and answers above, you now probably know that induction cooking is an ideal solution for your kitchen. If you are thinking about choosing an induction stove for your cooking, don't forget to check out our Electrolux induction cooker collection. Here, you can find our best Electrolux induction cookers, in different sizes to fit all your preferences.
 

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