ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Why I Love Induction Cooking

Updated on January 20, 2014

Induction Cooktops

Recently I have discovered the benefits of induction cooking. A Friend of mine had an induction cooktop and while I was over at his place for dinner one night I got to give it a try, I am now a complete convert and have bought one myself. It is definitely the wave of the future and something that you should check out for yourself if you have not already.

What is Induction Cooking?

Induction cooking is the process of using a magnetic field to heat the pot directly rather than through conduction as would occur on a regular stove top. What this means is that the induction cooktop itself does not get hot, just the pan that you are cooking in. The reason for this is that magnetic field sets up an electric current in the pot, the resistance of the metal pot causes it to get warm heating the food.

Some Great Induction Cooktops

The easiest way to get started with induction cooking is to buy a small counter top unit, there are lots of them available. Once you get comfortable with cooking this way you might want to consider replacing your stove with a full size range.

Max Burton 6200 Maxi-Matic Deluxe 1800-Watt Induction Cooktop, Black
Max Burton 6200 Maxi-Matic Deluxe 1800-Watt Induction Cooktop, Black

This is the cooktop that I have and I really love it.

NuWave Precision Induction Cooktop 1300 Watts
NuWave Precision Induction Cooktop 1300 Watts

This is another cooktop that I seriously considered, it has lots of positive reviews and would be a good choice.

True Induction TI-2C Cooktop, Double Burner, Energy Efficient
True Induction TI-2C Cooktop, Double Burner, Energy Efficient

A nice option if you need more than one cooking element


The Advantages of Induction Cooking

There are a number of reasons that I love induction cooking the biggest of these is how fast it is. There is no longer a need to sit and wait for the pan to heat up as it happens almost instantly. The difference is particularly noticeable when you boil water which happens much faster.

The other really nice thing about induction cooking is that the heating element doesn't get hot. This offers a couple of advantages, the most obvious is safety, but it also means that my kitchen does not get as hot which is great during the summer.

Other nice features that induction cooktops offer are that they use considerably less energy and they are much easier to clean as they have smooth surfaces that can be easily wiped off. The also offer safety features that don't find on regular stoves, there is a temperature sensor that will turn the element off if it gets too hot.

Demonstrations of Induction Cooking

Disadvantages of Induction Cooking

While there are clearly benefits to induction cooking there are also a couple of disadvantages that you need to be aware of before decide to make the switch, the biggest of these is that you will likely need to buy new pots.

In order to work an induction cooktop requires pans that attract a magnet, this almost always means that they are made out of stainless steel. Most of the pots and pans that you currently have are likely aluminium or glass and so will not work. In a lot of cases buying new pots will cost you more than the element itself.

Induction Cookware

One of the downsides of induction cooking is that you will likely need new cookware as it only works with pots made out of stainless steel. These are some good options

New Guestbook Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)