Especially with gas prices shooting through the roof in recent years, more and more people are switching to induction cooking instead of gas stoves. Electric cooking is becoming increasingly popular, and although for decades we had to go right to gas, now even the government is encouraging people to switch to induction. I would like to introduce you to cooking on induction and will give the ten biggest advantages of this way of cooking.
Ten reasons to switch
Almost everyone in the Netherlands cooks at home in the evening. Some prefer Italian spaghetti, others prefer Indonesian noodles and others love the old stamppot again. Whatever you like, the question is – what are the advantages of induction?
Cooking the new era
Did you know that by the year 2020, as many as 83 percent of all new homes were equipped with an induction cooktop? It shows that we are actually living in a new era with a new way of cooking. Some things in the kitchen will be forever different, but not much will change in terms of the taste of food.
1 – You can control the temperature well
Whereas with gas it is always a bit of a guess how high the temperature is, with the somewhat better induction plates you can set yourself how many degrees the plate should be at. This is ideal for those who want to cook with a lot of precision. A schnitzel never burns again with induction cooking.
2 – You can set the time properly
Another advantage is that you can also set the time when cooking. For example, if you want to go to the store for a while and an egg is cooking on the stove, with the better plates you can specify exactly how long the plate should be hot and at how many degrees. It shoots out automatically when it’s time. Isn’t that ideal?
3 – Pans heat up quickly
A pan heats up much faster with induction than with gas. There is a “boost” option on many cooktops these days. This boost function ensures that a pan heats up completely within a few tens of seconds. It not only saves energy, but also time.
4 – Never again the flame in the pan
If you are a real braai baker at heart, then you have probably seen the flame in a hot pan. The fat in the pan is then so hot that it starts to burn. This can only happen with an open flame, such as with gas, but with the induction stove it no longer happens. So you no longer have to be afraid of the flame in the pan.
5 – Cooking is particularly safe
Whereas fires used to occur quite frequently because of a gas stove and that which was on the gas stove, with induction cooking it is a lot less dangerous. The chance of a real fire starting because of induction cooking is very small, much smaller than with a gas stove, for example.
6 – You don’t burn your fingers
The plate of an induction stove actually gets hot only when a pan is on it. So the stove does not get hot when you turn it on without anything on it. The big advantage of this is that you don’t burn your fingers as easily. And also in a household with children, this is of course totally convenient.
7 – It is healthier for air quality
Did you know that an induction hob releases less particulate matter and combustion gases into the air? That means cooking on induction hobs is much cleaner for your home’s air quality. It’s nice for your lungs to breathe clean air and you’re less likely to get sick.
8 – Easier to keep clean
Of course, it depends a bit on the quality, but if you have a cooktop from a good brand, you will see that it is easy to keep it clean. At least you have less work to do than with a gas stove, with which it is always more difficult to keep the various parts clean.
9 – It is very economical
Did you know that cooking on induction is one of the most economical ways to prepare food. Not only will you use less gas, but the energy loss is also much less. Whereas with gas you lose about 40 to as much as 50 percent of the heat to the environment, with an induction cooktop you only have 10 or 20 percent loss.
10 – You pay less for gas
One of the biggest reasons for people to switch to induction cooktops is always the wallet. Did you know that you can really save a lot of money with such a switch? We are talking about several hundred dollars a year.