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Kitchen Remodeling  /  July 12, 2016

How Induction Stoves Work

Over the centuries, the methodology used to cook our food has really not changed much. The idea that you apply heat to food to cook it is not much different now than it was centuries ago. But when you contact Handyman Connection of Blue Ash to install a new stove in your home, you will find that modern technology has taken the age-old concept of cooking with heat and put some interesting spins on it.

These days, the experts at Handyman Connection of Blue Ash can recommend microwave ovens, convection ovens and gas stoves to meet your cooking needs. But if you are interested in something that is a bit more cutting edge, then you should look into getting an induction stove installed.

What is an Induction Stove?

An induction stove looks just like any other contemporary stove. It has a slick cooking surface that is made up of treated glass, and the cooking surface is separated into individual cooking pads. When you look at an induction stove, you may not think there is anything special about it. But when you turn on the power, the magic begins.

Instead of applying heat to the outside of a metal cooking pan to cook food, an induction stove generates heat inside the pan. Each cooking pad on an induction stove is powered by a wire coil. When you turn on the cooking pad, the wire coil begins to emit an alternating magnetic field. When that field comes into contact with your metal cooking pan, it generates heat inside the pan that is used to cook your food.

Why do People Buy Induction Stoves?

Induction stoves are more precise in the heat they deliver, and they cook food faster than standard electric or gas stoves. The heat generated by a gas stove is said to be indirect because it is generated outside of the pan, and then delivered over a short distance to the underside of the pan to allow for cooking.

Induction heat is considered to be direct heat because it is created inside the pan and applied directly to the food. Since the heat is being applied directly, it can be controlled easier and cooks the food faster. Induction stoves also cook food more evenly, because the entire pan is heated to the same temperature.

Parents often buy induction stoves because they are considered safer for children than gas or electric stoves. A gas stove surface heats up when it is being used, and a child touching that surface could be burned. An induction stove does not generate any heat, which means that a child bumping into the stove will not be injured, provided there are not heated pans still on the stove’s surface.

Things to Remember for an Induction Stove

Over the years, cookware has also been redesigned thanks to technology. New types of stone pots and pans are being introduced that are becoming popular all over the world. An induction stove requires metal pots and pans to react to the magnetic field and generate heat. This means that the new stone pots and pans will not work with an induction stove.

In reality, the act of cooking makes up a relatively small part of your monthly energy bill. While the process of induction cooking does tend to use less energy than other cooking methods, it does not reduce your energy usage to the point where you will notice a drop in your energy bill each month.

An induction stove is a safer and faster way to cook food more evenly. If you are looking for a way to get better results in the kitchen, then contact one of the experts at Handyman Connection of Blue Ash to discuss installing an induction stove in your home.

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