Wednesday, January 03, 2007
NO More Slaving Over a Hot Stove
A new generation of cooktops that use induction heating technology puts an end to slaving over a hot stove.
Induction heats faster, is easier to control, simpler to clean and safer to use. It also consumes 30 - 40 percent less energy than other cooking methods. Induction is done with magnets, It converts electricity into an intense electromagnet field that "excites" the iron atoms in cooking vessels, causing them to vibrate and heat up. The pan itself, not the cooktop becomes the heating element as it absorbs the waves of magnetic energy and transfers that heat to the food.
The fast heat-up shortens cooking time. 85 to 95 per cent efficiency means lower energy bills. Clean-up is easy because food can't burn on it's surface and it's safer for kids and seniors.
An induction cooktop costs $1700.00 to $2800.00 for a 30 inch cooktop and up to $4,000.00 for a 66 inch top/ Installation may require you to upgrade your wiring and you'll need special pots and pans.