Why Choose an Induction Hob?
What is an Induction hob?
Induction cooking uses induction heating to directly heat a pan as opposed to using heat transfer from electric rings or gas flame like a traditional cooker.
Unlike conventional cooking only certain pans can be used, these must have ferrous metal bases (metals that a magnet is attracted to, such as copper or iron). Most modern stainless steel pans now come with ferrous metal bases to allow their use.
There are many advantages for using Induction, speed, easy to clean surface, energy saving, but we think one of the most important features is that the glass surface only has a small amount of residual heat as the energy is transmitted directly from the coil under the glass to the pan. Obviously with children and safety in mind this is a real bonus, although it is possible to give yourself a minor burn, this is much less than a traditional ceramic or gas top
In an induction cooker, a coil of copper wire is placed underneath the cooking pot. An alternating electric current flows through the coil, which produces an oscillating magnetic field. This field induces an electric current in the pot. Current flowing in the metal pot produces resistive heating which heats the food. While the current is large, it is produced by a low voltage.