Several studies have concluded that man’s capability to cook food is what has led us to our current status as the highly intelligent species that dominates the planet now. The act of cooking has not only removed bacteria and harmful germs from food but also has successfully broken down the food’s composition to feed our brain cells. Thus, we can attribute today’s modern society to this seemingly ordinary act we partake in each day.
For several millennia the normal means of cooking food has been finding ways to place it on a fire and heat it up. In the last century however, we’ve found an efficient way to heat up and cook food. Cooking through induction is a modern marvel that uses the cool science behind magnetism. By running an electric current through a coil and placing a vessel made of something highly magnetic like iron causes the vessel to warm up and transfer the heat on to the food on it. This futuristic cooking technique has several advantages attributed to it.
Efficient Use of Heat
Unlike its counterpart the gas stove, the induction cooker stimulates the cooking vessel to produce heat directly instead of applying heat for it to conduct. This means that the vessel and the food heats up much more quickly. This also means that the energy used to gain heat is not wasted at all. Induction cookers utilize 84% of its energy into the food versus gas stove tops which use 40 to 50% of energy with the rest going to waste.
Better Cooking Control
Cooking using electricity has been around for quite some time with the use of hot plates, coils or halogen equipment. The gas stove has still remained the weapon of choice by professional chefs though because of the amount of control they gain out of it. It takes a significant amount of time for other electrical methods to heat up and there is a high degree of difficulty in toning down the heat to the levels a discriminating chef may demand. The induction cooker though carries a better degree of control because the electrical current can be fine-tuned and the amount of heat generated by the pan follows suit.
Safer to Use
The induction cooker carries a higher degree of safety as far as cookware is concerned. Since an open flame is no longer utilized there is a far lesser risk of an actual fire from happening. Also, because the heat is applied directly to the vessel the surrounding areas do not experience any form of heat at all. This means there is a very minuscule likelihood of getting burned by accidentally touching an area the heat has transferred to on account of having an actual fire burning. Induction cookers also use electricity as a power source and this is much safer than using propane or using explosive gas that can explode and start a fire.
Elegant, Modern, Minimalist Look
This may seem subjective but the induction cooker makes your kitchen look so much better. Since the mechanism that powers an induction cooker doesn’t need much space it can be contained under a beautiful looking glass surface. This allows it to fit into modern kitchen designs in an easy way that interior designers love. Since it is powered by electricity it won’t need the gas lines connected to it or the propane tank to occupy space close to it thus making it easier to install as well.
With all the advantages that induction cookers bring on board there is no doubt that this method gains more acceptability and popularity in the future. Induction cooking using magnetism, how much more futuristic can that be?