What are the advantages of using an induction cooktop?
The induction cooktop plugs into a standard 110/120-volt outlet. With 1800 watts of power, these cooktops are nearly 50% more powerful than gas stoves and heat nearly twice as fast as electric cooking elements, yet they do not require high amperage electrical lines or 220-volt power.
Is induction cooking more efficient than gas?
The induction cooktop is 83% energy efficient. Gas burners are only 30-35% efficient and butane burners cost $1.65 per hour to operate. Operating an induction cooktop costs only 12 cents per hour.
Is induction cooking safe?
The induction cooktop creates heat only in the cooking pan. There is no open flame or hot cooking element. The ceramic top stays cool, except where it is in contact with the cooking pan.
How much electrical power is needed?
All single burner induction units designed for the U.S. market are capable of operating efficiently on a standard 110/120-volt outlet. However, since each unit will draw about (15 amps), it is strongly recommended that a dedicated outlet be provided for each individual unit being used.
Will it work with an inverter?
If you have a 2,000W or above pure sine wave inverter, then the unit will work. It will not work with a modified sine wave inverter (the unit with just cycle on and off), but it will not be damaged.
What type of pans can I use?
Pans made from ferrous metals such as cast iron, sheet enameled steel, or magnetic stainless steel work very well (see Section 3).
How does electric and induction cooking compare?
Induction units place the electrical energy directly into the cooking pan. Resistive electric cooking elements use energy to heat the elements and then through conduction, the cooking pan gradually gets hot. Resistive elements are very inefficient and not responsive. Induction cooking is very rapid and responsive to temperature control changes and even faster and more efficient than gas cooking.
Is it easy to use?
The rapid heating of the pan makes warming, sautéing, frying, and pasta cooking fast and easy to do. With no open flthe ceramic surface.