9 things you need to know about induction cooking

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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 the modern families and easy on the pocket.

So, what is induction cooking? Induction cooking heats the cookware directly, 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! It is especially suitable for countries with hot climate like Thailand.

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How does induction cooking work?

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

So, how does an induction cooker work? Induction cookers use electromagnetism 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 less heat escapes.
How does induction cooking work?
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, induction cooker 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.

Click here to discover the various benefits of induction 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.
Is induction suitable for wok cooking?
Is induction cooking safe?

Is induction cooking safe?

Yes, as heat is only generated where the pots or pans is in contact with the cooking surface, the surrounding areas is 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 timer, so when the cooking time is up, the induction cooker will turn off, ensuring peace of mind.

Learn more: Induction hob, gas hob or ceramic hob.

How to clean?

Thanks to the cool, smooth and flat surface of the Electrolux Induction cooker, 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.

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Is induction glass top easy to crack or scratch?

Is 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.

Which types of pans and pots can be used with an induction cooker? 

Not all pieces of cookware can be used on induction cooktops. Since induction technology uses the power of magnetism, the cookware itself must be magnetic and have a flat bottom. For this reason, cookware made from aluminum, copper or glass, will not work on its own.

Induction cookware must be made of a magnetic-based material, such as cast iron, magnetic stainless steel, or porcelain enamel. Simply look for the induction logo at the base of the pots or pans when you are making your selection.

Tips: If you're not sure if your cookware will work with induction cooktops, try sticking a magnet to your cookware.
Can I use any pot or pan on induction?
 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 encourage as it will affect the performance of the induction cooker.

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

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.
What if my induction product breaks down?

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 9 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 hob collection. Here, you can find our best Electrolux induction hobs, in different sizes to fit all your preferences.

Discover the answers to your most frequently asked questions about Electrolux stoves & hobs.

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