Gas and electric stoves are no longer the only ways to cook in your kitchen. Induction cooktops have been rising in popularity in recent years because of their superior benefits. Although this technology has been around for years in Europe, it’s only now being introduced in U.S. Handyman Connection® of Lexington, the leading general contractor, explains what you need to know:
What Is an Induction Stove?
Induction burners are made of ceramic plates with an electromagnetic coil underneath. When turned on, a current runs through the coil and generates a fluctuating magnetic field. Unlike traditional stoves, this doesn’t heat the burner itself. When you set a stainless steel pan on its surface, the magnetic field induces smaller electric currents into the pan’s metal, generating heat.
What Are Its Benefits?
Cooking with a stove that works with induction means you get instant heat. It can heat a pan of water faster than using gas simply because of the technology. This also results in more efficient cooking. Since an induction cooktop only heats the cookware and not its entire surface, you don’t waste energy.
Another benefit to using induction cooktops is safety, especially when there are children around. When you take the pan off the stove, the stove will automatically switch off, and you can actually touch the burner without burning yourself.
With an induction stove, you also won’t have to worry about hard-to-clean messes. Food won’t get stuck and cooked on its surface because it stays cool. This means you can easily clean spills by simply wiping the surface with a damp cloth.
Function aside, induction stoves are also popular for their modern and minimalistic appeal. To learn more about this excellent cooking innovation and how you can incorporate it in your kitchen, turn to Handyman Connection of Lexington. We offer various interior remodeling services that can update and refresh your home. Contact us at (859) 274-4477 to request a free, no-obligation estimate today.