6 things I wish I'd known before I bought an induction hob (2023)

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Induction hobs, or induction cooktops, if you're American,are no longer the 'hottest' thing in cooking –that would be air fryers. However, with more energy-efficient cooking than gas or ceramic hobs, easy-clean surfaces and air of sci-fi mystery, there is still plenty of interest in induction. I've been using an induction hob for several years, largely because it is impossible to get a gas supply in the apartments where I live. I occasionally think I would like to go back to gas, but on the whole I'm very happy with my AEG induction hob. Not as happy as the woman in the photo above, admittedly –I don't literally caress my hob, nor gaze lovingly at it –but pretty, pretty, pretty happy.

You may not understand how induction even works –it's all about high-powered magnets, which heat any steel or iron pan you put on it without the hob itself actually radiating heat. However, you don't need to understand the science to appreciate that induction is an extremely efficient way to cook. It provides faster heating than gas and in many ways is more controllable, once you get used to it. It's usually cheaper to run than gas and any previous form of electric hob, too, especially at current energy prices.

While many home chefs may still prefer cooking with gas, there’s no denying that induction is a faster and more energy-efficient method for heating pots and pans. In pretty much all online tests, induction has proved to be far and away the fastest method to boil a pot of water. Of course, boiling water rapidly is hardly the be-all and end-all of successful cooking, but it's a handy feature.

More importantly, induction hobs are also incredibly quick to respond to temperature adjustments and are incredibly precise. You can boost them all the way to around 315˚C, or put them on their lower settings and leave a pot on there for hours, if not days. The science of induction means the hob itself doesn't heat up, making induction the safest cooking method for anyone with children and/or inquisitive cats. Although please note that the hob will not be completely cool after cooking, because the heat of the pans used will conduct back into it. What we are saying is, don't come crying to us if you decide to demonstrate to guests that induction hobs don't heat up, and end up burning your hand.

Even if you buy the very best induction hob, it’s not much use if you don’t know how to use it. As well as this guide to cooktop catastrophes to avoid, you can also read our guide, 'What is an induction hob?' for more information on the science and practice of induction cooking.

Because, as much as I now love my induction hob, there are various elements of them that are not widely known. As a result, mistakes can be easily made when you 'go induction'. Here's what I wish I'd known before making the leap.

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1. Your induction hob’s electrical requirements may be too much for your fusebox

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You would think that buying an electric induction hob would be a simple case of selecting the best one for your needs, stumping up the cash and getting an electrician in to wire it up to your existing kitchen ring main. Wrong!

Let me tell you a cautionary tale. A couple of years ago I ordered the most powerful and fully-featured AEG induction hob I could afford. It duly arrived but when the electrician came round to instal it, he first had a look at our mains box and came back in the kitchen with the look of someone about to break grave news. ‘Er, I’m sorry but your existing mains cable isn’t sufficient to carry the greater electrical load required by this hob. I could use the standard diversification method but if you use all the hobs at once while the oven’s also on, the cable may melt and catch fire’. Lovely news.

I’m no electrician but, in a brief-ish nutshell, it seems that a high-end five-zone induction hob with about 7.4kW of power installed above an existing electric oven should ideally be wired to the mains box using 10mm cable and a 45amp fuse. My old flat had a 6mm cable and a 32amp fuse so the electrician suggested a new ring main which added about £400 to the cost – along with having my tiled floor taken up. Be doubly aware of this, especially if you live in an old house or flat and you’re moving from a gas hob to an all-electric system comprising an induction hob and electric oven. This is because, a) the existing ring main may have been installed decades ago when domestic appliances drew less power and b) the electrician may have installed a lower rating cable because the hob used gas which was the most efficient cooking fuel at the time.

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There is a practical solution to this power consumption conundrum and it comes in the form of a plug-and-play hob which uses a standard 13-amp mains socket instead of the hob having to be hard wired into the ring main. Many manufacturers like Neff, Bosch, Siemens and Zanussi produce a range of lower-power 13-amp induction hobs but what they don’t always tell you in large, hard-to-miss lettering is that you can’t use all the hobs on full power at the same time. In fact in many instances you can only boil water at full power on one zone at a time. The others would need to function at half power or lower. If using a ‘boost’ function, only one zone can be used, period. That said, you’re rarely likely to be boiling two pots at once – in most cases the other zones will be on half power or lower like, say, when simmering. In that respect, a plug-and-play model will suffice for all but the most discerning of chefs.

The upshot of all this is that it’s extremely important to call in an electrician before selecting an induction hob so he or she can work out the load your electricity supply is capable of handling. You may have to pay a small call-out charge but what price peace of mind?

2. Some of your best cookware may have to go

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Unlike ceramic or gas hobs that heat the entire pot or pan which in turn transfers the heat to its contents, electric induction hobs heat the ingredients directly using the invisible powers of magnetism. In fact, with the induction system, the pan itself becomes the heat source or element – electromagnetic waves magically penetrate the base of the pot and begin to agitate the electrons in the ingredients, which in turn creates heat for cooking.

Now, since magnetism is the main ingredient here, it stands to reason that the base of any pot or pan used on an induction hob should be made from a ferromagnetic material like cast iron, stainless steel and carbon steel. In short, if a magnet sticks to the underside of the pot or pan, it’s ‘induction ready’. If your existing pans are made entirely from aluminium, copper and, er, glass you will have to bin them or give them to someone who uses gas or ceramic.

However, not all induction pots are made the same because some bases comprise a number of different metals including non-ferrous aluminium and copper which also happen to be excellent heat conductors.

Those are good –often very good –but in my experience, pans made entirely from stainless steel or cast iron are the best types of cookware for induction hobs.You can position them where you like, the hob 'burner' size is less important and they're less hassle all round.

Cast iron takes longer to heat up but the whole pot retains heat for much longer than stainless steel. This makes cast iron the best material for cooking slow-and-low hob-based casseroles and stews (thing Le Creuset) but not, conversely, for anything that requires constant temperature fluctuations. For that you need stainless steel. Since stainless steel has low heat conductivity, many manufacturers apply very thin sandwich layers of aluminium and/or copper to the base of their pans so they have excellent magnetic properties along with superb heat conductivity. To date, our favourite – ie the fastest and most efficient – stainless steel pots and pans are those that hail from the Cotswolds-based Robert Welch stable. We reviewed the company’s Campden 3-Piece Saucepan Set last year and were mightily impressed by the speed with which they boiled water – surprisingly, they were faster to boil than most of our other induction ready pans. Robert Welch saucepans use a base layer comprising a combination of stainless steel with sandwiched layers of aluminium and copper for maximum conductivity. This writer’s been using them regularly for the past year and they still look brand new.

When it comes to the best non-stick frying pans for induction hobs, we’ve been equally impressed by the Samuel Groves Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Non-Stick Frying Pan and the Le Creuset Toughened Non-Stick Shallow Bring Pan.

3. …And you need to think about the size of your pans too

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Most people are probably aware that the pans you use on an induction hob need to have a base that is made of, or at least contains a disc of, ferrous metal. That is to say, iron or steel. However, what is perhaps less widely known is that the ideal pan for an induction hob should be as near to the size of the actual hob ring as possible.

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The reason for this is simple. Because induction hobs cook using magnetism, they do not actually radiate heat, in the way that a gas or old-style electric hob does. So any part of a pan that is not on the ring, due to poor placement, or being bigger than the ring, will not heat up anywhere near as much as the part of the pan that is in direct contact with the ring.

This can actually be useful for certain types of cooking, as you can move food to the outer edges so it stays warm but cooks more slowly, while you use the middle of the pan to properly sear more food. However, it can also cause problems if you're not aware of it.

Some newer (and usually more expensive) induction hobs largely do away with this problem by having large cooking areas that can heat pans of practically any size, but if yours has rings, it's important to use the right sized cookware.

4. Cleaning an induction hob isn't a complete walk in the park

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This may be like teaching grandma to suck eggs, but don’t under any circumstances use a scourer to clean your induction hob. This is because all induction hobs have a glass surface that is easily scratched. You’re much better off cleaning the glass top with a damp sponge, a few drops of washing up liquid and a good dose of elbow grease. Then finish it off with a good buff using a soft dry microfibre cloth.

If the hob is especially grubby or shows signs of pot stains that can’t be removed using washing up liquid, try the vinegar and baking soda method. Combine one part baking soda with one part white vinegar in a bowl or spray bottle and apply it to the hob. Leave for 30 minutes, wipe off with a damp sponge and give it a buff with a dry cloth. Job done.

Since an induction hob's surface never gets hot enough to set fire to anything, another good tip – thanks John – is to place a piece of kitchen paper towel (Blitz is best) or even a thin tea towel under the pot or pan to protect the hob's glass surface and at the same time mop up any inevitable spills when boiling obstreperous ingredients like rice and pasta.

5. You're not supposed to use the boost function too much

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One of the handiest features of an induction hob is its ability to reach an extremely high heat very quickly, and hold it there. Usually this involves using a 'boost' or 'power' setting on the hob that comes after the top numerical setting. It's very tempting to use this all the time but you really shouldn't. Best practice is to use the boost briefly, to get your pan up to temperature from cold, then turn down to 8 or 9 at most. It's also very useful when you add something new to the pan –adding wine to a sauce for instance –to get the pan back to boiling point very rapidly.

The reason you shouldn't overuse it is simple:most domestic pans just aren't built to be at such extreme heat for any prolonged length of time, and can potentially suffer warping and other damage. That's not all though. Pans that are that hot can also start to mark the surface of the hob itself. My own hob sadly bears the scars of this, and while it doesn't seem to have affected its performance, it has marred the clean and seamless appearance of the hob.

Induction hobs are extremely efficient, and can usually cook very effectively on settings from 3 to 7 –the lower settings are more for keeping things warm. Use the top settings sparingly, especially boost.

Oh, and of course, one other potential pitfall of the boost setting is that it can take liquids in a pan from tepid to boiling over in the blink of an eye. This can be highly dramatic, and will totally mess up your cooking surface and worktop, so don't get distracted and wonder off while heating up, for instance, pasta.

6. You can't cook as if you're still using gas

Probably the hardest thing about induction for many experienced cooks, is that you have to relearn how to cook, to an extent. The most important practical difference between induction and gas is that pans must be in contact with the surface in order to cook food. This sounds simple, but makes one change to your cooking technique very important.

Most people who have cooked on gas are in the habit of lifting the pan slightly off the hob and flipping or shuffling it to move food around so it cooks evenly and doesn't stick. If you do that with induction, the food will almost immediately stop cooking. What you have to do instead is leave the pan where it is, and move the food with a suitable spatula or spoon, made of wood or silicone, ideally. This sounds very simple, and indeed, it is very simple. It took me absolutely ages to fully grasp that lifting and flicking the pan is not a good idea with induction, though.

It's also worth noting that you shouldn't slide the pan back and forth while it's still on the hob either. This manoeuvre doesn't break the contact with the induction surface, so it's good from a cooking point of view. However it can damage the relatively fragile ceramic glass of your induction hob, so it's a move that is best avoided for that reason.

Other things you'll have to get used to are cooking on lower power settings than you're used to – see mistake #5, above – or reducing cooking times. Induction may not involve flames, but it can be fierce.

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6 things I wish I'd known before I bought an induction hob? ›

There are many types of cookware that cannot be used on the induction: Aluminum or aluminum clad, copper or copper clad, aluminum foil, glass/ceramic and some stainless steel products (because these will not attract and hold a magnet).

What do I need to know before buying an induction? ›

Points to Consider when Buying an Induction Cooktop
  1. Power Rate of the Cooktop. The first point that you need to consider when looking for a good induction stove is the power rate. ...
  2. Pre-set Menu. ...
  3. Safety Features. ...
  4. Pan Size of the Cooktop. ...
  5. Portability of the Cooktop.

What Cannot be cooked on induction? ›

There are many types of cookware that cannot be used on the induction: Aluminum or aluminum clad, copper or copper clad, aluminum foil, glass/ceramic and some stainless steel products (because these will not attract and hold a magnet).

What do chefs say about induction cooktops? ›

Five Chefs who say “Yes” to induction cooking

It's so much safer. I have kids, right, and you can literally touch everything around it [the cooking area on the cooktop].” says Chef Ming of induction cooking. “And, you don't have to worry about the flame if you want to make stock overnight.

What do you need to know about induction hobs? ›

An induction hob works similarly to an electric hob, but it has coils beneath its surface that induce electrical current to generate heat in the pan or metal object. It uses less power and remains cold until you place a pan on it, meaning it uses less energy than other types of electric hobs.

What is the life expectancy of an induction cooktop? ›

how long do induction stoves last? The lifespan of an induction cooktop is typically measured in operating hours rather than years. Typically, models designed for domestic use will last for 2500 hours, which is equivalent to 10 hours a day for about a year.

Can I use cast iron on induction? ›

Induction uses magnetic fields to heat cookware, so your pan must contain conductive, ferrous metals to transfer heat. This makes cast iron a great option for induction cooking.

Why is induction cooking not popular? ›

Americans tend to be hesitant to adopt new cooking tech.

Or so a representative from LG told us. Induction is different enough to feel unfamiliar, and it makes some potential owners hesitant to switch. The LG rep compared it to the situation with convection ovens, which help cook food faster and more evenly.

What are the disadvantages of induction hobs? ›

Induction Cooktops and Ranges: the Cons
  • Induction cooking feels very different from cooking with gas. ...
  • It can get expensive when you convert from gas to electric. ...
  • You need the right cookware. ...
  • It might emit a sound. ...
  • You may need an analog thermometer.
Mar 26, 2023

Do induction cooktops crack easily? ›

As a result of their glass-ceramic top, induction cooktops can break. Although the surface is durable, it isn't made from metal. It's made of durable glass-ceramic composite, so it doesn't usually break during normal everyday use. If used roughly, they can get scratched and cracked, however.

Do professional cooks like induction cooktops? ›

Induction's functionality and sustainability have won over a growing number of professional chefs, both at their restaurants and at home.

What happens if you use a normal frying pan on an induction hob? ›

What happens if I use the wrong pan on an induction hob? If you accidentally try to start cooking on your induction hob with a pan that's incompatible, don't panic. You won't cause any damage to your stovetop or your pan, but the burner itself simply won't turn on, so your pan won't get hot.

Can you use all 4 rings on an induction hob? ›

Many people fail to realise this limitation at the cheaper end of the induction hob market - that you cannot use all the 4 rings full or even half blast at the same time - just the one. This limitation is not limited to cheaper devices.

Do induction hobs interfere with WIFI? ›

All 802.11n devices are 2.4GHz capable but not necessarily working with 5GHz bands. The microwave interferes when cooking, some power-supplies also interfere and some electric (induction) stoves create interferences as well.

Do induction hobs use a lot of electricity? ›

Induction hobs are highly efficient when it comes to energy wastage. Because there is no flame, and because the head is triggered by placing the pan on the hob, there is little-to-no electricity wastage. Most of the electricity used goes straight to the cooktop, heating the pan immediately and cooking your food.

Which company induction is best? ›

Best Induction Cooktop In India
  • Prestige PIC 20 1600 Watt Induction Cooktop. ...
  • iBELL Induction Cooktop. ...
  • Usha CookJoy 1600 Watt Induction cooktop. ...
  • Prestige PIC 15.0+ 1900-Watt Induction Cooktop. ...
  • Bajaj ABS Majesty Slim 2100-Watt Induction Cooktop. ...
  • Bajaj Magnifique 2000W Induction Cooktop. ...
  • PHILIPS Viva Collection HD4938/01.
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What can damage an induction cooktop? ›

Avoid storing jars or cans above the cooktop. Dropping a heavy or hard object onto the cooktop could crack the glass. Do not leave a hot lid on the cooktop. As the cooktop cools, air can become trapped between the lid and the cooktop, and the ceramic glass could break when the lid is removed.

Can I leave an induction cooktop on overnight? ›

Leaving an induction cooktop on will not cause a fire. This is because unless there is compatible cookware on the cooktop, it will not heat even if left on.

Can I use Le Creuset on induction? ›

Is my Le Creuset cast iron compatible with induction hobs? Yes, all our cookware (except our stoneware range which should not be used on the hob top) is suitable for use on an induction hob. Just remember to keep to a low to medium heat, for durability and delicious results! Food is sticking to my cast iron casserole.

Can you use paper towel on induction cooktop? ›

Can you use paper towel on an induction cooktop? Paper towels and the ceramic glass of your induction hob are best kept apart. Instead of protecting your hob, paper towels can damage it. Use naturally soft cotton cloths to contain spillages, catch debris and for cleaning your hob.

Can you use parchment paper on induction cooktop? ›

Induction cooktops are easy to clean

If you're really interested in keeping anything off the ceramic, you can even cook with parchment paper or silicone mats under the cookware.

Are induction ranges noisy? ›

Answer: It is possible to hear a pulsing, buzzing, or clicking noise from the Induction Cooktop or Induction Range when used on a low-power setting and not on a higher power setting. This is due to the magnetic fields in use and is normal. Noises may vary when using different pots or pans.

How do you clean an induction stove top? ›

First, moisten a dry cloth with a white vinegar mix and apply it to the stains. Let the vinegar settle for a few minutes, then rub the stains away. Lastly, rinse with a second clean cloth and cooktop cleaning solution or distilled water.

Is induction cooking popular in Europe? ›

Induction cooking may very well be the future. It has long been popular in Europe, especially in professional kitchens.

What are the drawbacks of hob? ›

Disadvantages. Unlike freestanding cooktops which are portable, a built-in hob is a permanent fixture so its position cannot be changed. - Built-in hobs are more expensive in comparison to the conventional freestanding hobs. - These comparatively take more time to cook than a freestanding cooktop.

Does induction damage pots? ›

Your induction stove may be warping your cookware. Specifically, the center of your pots and pans could be susceptible to deforming or becoming misshapen in time. The way that induction stove works is that the circle which indicates where you should place your pot or pan when ready to cook heats up.

Is ceramic better than induction? ›

In short, induction cooktops are far more efficient than ceramic cooktops as they only heat the pan and not the surrounding air or the cooktop's surface. Induction cooktops remain cooler during the cooking process, the ceramic top only heats from residual pan heat and loses heat quicker once turned off.

Can you remove scratches from induction hob? ›

Use a baking soda paste.

Spread this over your scratches or scuff marks and rub it gently into the cooktop with a clean cloth. Then, wipe the cooktop clean to see if the scratch has disappeared.

Why did my induction stove crack? ›

Stress damage - this is caused by the appliance being installed incorrectly. Where this has occurred, the instructions for the correct measurements have not been adhered to and the expansion when hot, has been restricted. This causes the appliance to crack across the glass.

What happens if water falls on induction stove? ›

Induction stoves work by generating an electromagnetic field that heats up the cookware on the stove, rather than heating the surface of the stove itself. If water comes into contact with the stove surface while it is hot, it can cause the surface to cool rapidly, which can cause cracking or other damage to the stove.

Are there any health issues with induction cooking? ›

Are induction stoves safe? Some people worry that induction stoves are unhealthy because of the electromagnetic fields used to heat pans, but in general, you don't have to worry about electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from an induction stove. They are non-ionizing and do not damage DNA or cells directly.

What type of stove do chefs prefer? ›

They Prefer Gas

Professional chefs know what it takes to deliver so take some tips from the experts. To start cooking like a pro, start with their preferred tool - a gas stovetop. Gas stoves offer an incredible experience with every use.

What hobs do they use on Masterchef? ›

Aga Induction: Masterchef

Lastly Induction hobs are easy to clean because the cooking surface is flat and smooth and because the surface isn't heated, any spillages won't burn on and so are easy to wipe clean.

Why can't you stir fry on an induction hob? ›

A round bottom wok is not ideal on an induction stove because it requires a wok ring. On an induction stove, using a wok ring means your wok is a couple of inches from the heating element. So it will take a long time to heat up. The wok also won't respond to changes in temperature as efficiently as a flat bottomed wok.

Can I use steel bowl on induction stove? ›

Induction cooktops require pots and pans that are made from specific materials, as the electromagnetism that heats an induction stovetop requires a magnetic material. Materials like Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, and Cast Iron are commonly induction compatible, while materials like copper, glass and aluminum are not.

Do induction hobs get hot underneath? ›

Induction hobs require a divider panel between the underside of the hob and drawer below to remove the possibility of accidentally touching the underside of the hob which can become very hot when is use.

Does induction boil water faster? ›

On a new induction cooking surface, you can boil water in about two minutes or less as opposed to 5-8 minutes on traditional cooking surfaces – including gas. That means reduced cooking times and a lot more control over meal preparation.

Why is my induction hob getting hot? ›

Do induction hobs get hot? Although an induction hob doesn't heat up itself, the surface does get hot from the residual heat from cooking pans.

Can you dry fry on an induction hob? ›

Take particular care with induction hobs!

"You can heat a dry pan on high heat on an induction hob, but only for 2-3 minutes at a time. Then turn down the heat to 2/3 and add any oil or other fat, if required.

Why does my induction hob take so long to boil water? ›

So, what was going on? Turns out it was the pans that we were using. If you've got an induction hob that's taking more than five minutes to boil a pan of water, the cookware you're using could be at fault.

What is the best cookware for induction hobs? ›

Pans must have a magnetic material in the base, such as cast iron or stainless steel, to work on induction hobs. Pure aluminium or copper pans will not work.

Will cast iron damage induction cooktop? ›

If you've been forgoing cast iron cookware because you have an induction burner, you need not worry. If you're looking for a quick answer, it's “yes!” You can absolutely use a cast iron skillet on an induction burner.

What to look for when buying an induction hob? ›

Points to Consider when Buying an Induction Cooktop
  1. Power Rate of the Cooktop. The first point that you need to consider when looking for a good induction stove is the power rate. ...
  2. Pre-set Menu. ...
  3. Safety Features. ...
  4. Pan Size of the Cooktop. ...
  5. Portability of the Cooktop.

Is it cheaper to boil a kettle on an induction hob? ›

An electric teakettle is about 80 percent efficient, although again this varies from kettle to kettle. Electric kettles are generally very well insulated, and the heating coils sit directly in the water, so less heat is lost to the air. An induction stove or hot plate is about 85 percent efficient.

Do induction hobs need special wiring? ›

The induction hob requires special power supply and appropriate connection to the mains. You can do it on your own, but if you are not sure how to do it properly we recommend you to use the qualified electrician to have the hob installed.

What is cheaper to run ceramic or induction? ›

That said, induction hobs are cheaper to run due to them being more energy efficient. So, if your budget can stretch to it, an induction hob might save you money in the long run. Which Heats Up Faster? Ceramic hobs heat up quicker than a solid plate, but induction hobs are the clear winner of this one.

Do induction stoves require special wiring? ›

Induction and Electric Cooktops have a 4' flexible conduit and require a separate, grounded 3-wire electrical supply with its own circuit breaker.

What are the disadvantages of an induction stove? ›

The Cons
  • Buzzing sound. There may be a small buzzing noise associated with the magnetic field when in use.
  • Pricey. Although the prices are coming down for induction cooktops, they are still more expensive than ceramic or gas cooktops.
  • Inflexibility of cookware. ...
  • Undefined cooking zone. ...
  • Susceptible to damage.
Mar 3, 2012

Which induction is better 1200 watt or 1800 watt? ›

Hence, for kitchens with high cooking frequency, 1800 watt induction stove online is a better option. But, if your cooking requires less heat, then the extra watts generated by induction goes waste, as hot air. So 1200 watt induction cooker online is a better option in this case.

Do I need an electrician to install an induction hob? ›

The induction hob requires special power supply and appropriate connection to the mains. You can do it on your own, but if you are not sure how to do it properly we recommend you to use the qualified electrician to have the hob installed.

Can you use normal pots on induction stove? ›

For pots and pans to be compatible with an induction cooktop they must be made of a magnetic material: either iron or iron-based, such as steel. Induction heating works by exciting the iron atoms in cookware, so there needs to be enough iron in your pots and pans for the heat to happen.

What size breaker do I need for an induction cooktop? ›

An induction stove requires a dedicated 220-volt outlet protected by 40-50 amp breakers. If you are already using an electric stove, your current wiring is likely sufficient. If you are transitioning from gas, however, you may need to install high-capacity wiring, as most gas stoves require only a 120-volt circuit.

Do chefs like induction cooktops? ›

Induction's functionality and sustainability have won over a growing number of professional chefs, both at their restaurants and at home.

Do induction tops scratch easily? ›

Although induction cooktops do not scratch easily, they can still occur. Steps can be taken to minimize the risk of scratches occurring, however, this is not foolproof. When small scratches do appear, they can be buffed out with various, easy methods without causing more damage to the cooktop.

Which brand is best for induction stove? ›

Best Induction Cooktop In India
  • Prestige PIC 20 1600 Watt Induction Cooktop. ...
  • iBELL Induction Cooktop. ...
  • Usha CookJoy 1600 Watt Induction cooktop. ...
  • Prestige PIC 15.0+ 1900-Watt Induction Cooktop. ...
  • Bajaj ABS Majesty Slim 2100-Watt Induction Cooktop. ...
  • Bajaj Magnifique 2000W Induction Cooktop. ...
  • PHILIPS Viva Collection HD4938/01.
Jan 12, 2023

What is the price of ideal induction stove? ›

ideal Induction Stove, princess at Rs 2834 in Mumbai | ID: 14917825555.

What is the latest stove technology? ›

Induction cooktop stoves, which use electromagnetic fields to heat up the pot but not the cooktop itself, are expected to become the new trend. Induction cooktops are touted as a safer, faster and more energy efficient way to cook. Also, they're marketed as being better for indoor air quality than a gas stove.

Why do doctors push induction? ›

Contractions help push your baby out of your uterus. Your provider may recommend inducing labor if your health or your baby's health is at risk or if you're 2 weeks or more past your due date. For some women, inducing labor is the best way to keep mom and baby healthy. Inducing labor should be for medical reasons only.

What does F mean on induction? ›

The "F" code displaying on induction hobs generally means the hob has not registered with the cookware or the cookware has been removed from the zone. Ensure your cookware is induction compatible.

Why do you have to start induction at night? ›

In human and animal studies spontaneous onset of labour is proven to have a circadian rhythm with a preference for start of labour in the evening. Moreover, when spontaneous labour starts in the evening, the total duration of labour and delivery shortens and fewer obstetric interventions are needed.


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