Induction cooktops are electric ranges that use magnetism to generate heat. Magnetic coils below the cooktop’s ceramic glass surface generate a magnetic field that sends pulses directly to the cookware. These magnetic pulses are what heat the cookware.
Induction cooktops can get hot, but only because of the heated base of the cookware. Heat transfers to the cooktop through conduction. It is similar to the heat transfer from a hot pan to a countertop if you set it down to rest. It is also the reason why the ceramic glass surface of the cooktop never gets as hot as a traditional radiant electric range. Heating also stops when you remove the pan from the cooktop.
- Faster and more precise heating
- Energy efficient
- Cooler kitchen
- Improved indoor air quality
- Easy to clean
- Even cooking