Induction cooking has been around since years but it’s advantages have only recently been increasing. Quite a few big brands got into producing induction cooktops in the last three years such as GE, Samsung and Viking. Finding yourself the best induction cooktop in your price range should definitely not be much of a challenge these days.
The induction range relies on an electromagnet to heat iron or steel cookware. It’s still a mystery to most chefs. Still 90% of the world hasn’t discovered the advantages of an induction range or cooktop.
Energy-efficient, appealing look and temperature-precise induction cooktops have been the weapon of choice even by renowned chefs around the world. Some compare it as the iPad of the kitchen given how they have transformed cooking itself.
For a good while, price used to be an issue for most kitchen owners to move in an induction cooktop but no more is that an obstacle. Given the range available (for every popular product) and Chinese exported goods, you can buy yourself an induction cooktop for as low as $800.
For years the choice was always between gas or electric, and if you didn't have a gas line to the kitchen, the choice was made for you. Induction cooktops, which have been popular in Europe for years, are now gaining a foothold in other regions across the world and have now become an attractive third option.
Although cooking accounts for only a small amount of energy consumption in a home, induction cooktops are marketed as much more energy efficient than gas or electric because they cook food faster and lose less heat in the process.
Induction cooktops are very efficient as there is no wasted heat energy, and the pans heat up quickly. Cleaning an induction cooktop surface is easy, as it's just a flat surface, and because there is no heat generated by the surface, food doesn't "bake on" and can be wiped off.
Induction cooking provides faster heating, improved thermal efficiency, and more consistent heating than cooking by thermal conduction, with precise control similar to gas. The induction element has heating performance comparable to a gas burner, but is significantly more energy-efficient. The surface of the cooker is heated only by the pot and so does not usually reach a hazardous temperature. Because the temperature of the cooking surface matches that of the pot, this permits precise control of the cooking temperature. The control system shuts down the element if a pot is not present or not large enough. Induction cookers are easy to clean because the cooking surface is flat and smooth and does not get hot enough to make spilled food burn and stick.
Induction cooking is perhaps the most revolutionary advancement in cooking technology in the last 30 years. It offers both the responsiveness of gas and the convenience of an electric cooktop in a single unit. Plus, we design and manufacture our own induction components-using proprietary technology to ensure each cooktop meets our strict standards for quality and durability.
Once you experience the power and precision of Thermador induction cooking, you'll discover why no other induction cooktop comes close.
Induction has been the most revolutionary advancement in cooking technology in the last 30 years. Now it‘s time for Thermador to inaugurate a new revolution: the Induction Cooktop.
Never content to settle for status quo thinking, we have re-imagined the possibilities of induction cooking, giving cooks the industry‘s first induction cooktop with the largest, fully usable cooking surface. The new Freedom™ Induction Cooktop offers more responsiveness, more flexibility and the first full-color touch-screen interface on an induction cooktop. Our complete Induction Cooktop collection provides the speed and precision of PowerBoost® technology and features the largest and most powerful element in its class. With over 30 international patents, the Freedom™ Induction Cooktop represents a leap forward in induction cooking completely unique to Thermador.
Commercial Induction Cooktops, Countertop Burners, Warmers and More
CookTek brings professional kitchen equipment to a whole new level with advanced, efficient induction cooktops, countertop burners, food warmers and more. Professional cooks in commercial kitchens enjoy higher productivity, substantial energy savings, safer cooking environments and, most importantly, better quality food using induction cookers.
Why Choose Induction Cooking in Commercial Kitchens?
As a leading innovator, designer and manufacturer of induction cooktops and induction kitchen equipment, CookTek is committed to improving your kitchen with advanced heating technology. From durable commercial induction cooktops to reliable induction delivery systems, CookTek is changing the way the world cooks, serves and delivers food. Feeding the masses can be an incredibly complicated task, especially in a crowded, overheated commercial kitchen with multiple burners running. When the cooking experience is made simpler and more efficient, cooks and foodservice professionals can focus on what is really important: increased performance, improved service and extraordinary food.
Discover the Benefits of Induction
Our induction cookers are faster than gas and more efficient than electric. They are easy to control for precise heating and unmatched results. The induction cooktop’s surface remains relatively cool, reducing the risk of injury and allowing for easier cleanup. And with the CookTek induction cooktop’s significant energy savings come lower utility bills and a cooler, greener kitchen.
Induction elements typically heat quickly and no other technology that we've tested is faster than the fastest induction elements, but we’re talking 2 to 4 minutes faster to bring 6 quarts of water to a near boil. Life changing? Probably not. However, if you turn on an induction element by mistake with no pot on it won’t get hot, and when you remove a pot from an element the heating stops. And an induction surface stays cooler than a radiant smoothtop, which should make cleaning up spills easier. But your pots will get very hot while cooking and that heat transfers from the surface below and around the pot. So if you’re using several induction elements the surface will heat up too.
So if you’re looking to remodel your kitchen, you must get an induction without a doubt. In fact, apartment buildings in most of the developed cities today restrict the use of gas tanks such as CNG and LPG since they are so unsafe even today.
Still doubtful? Try cooking on a real-life six-burner induction sometime, you’ll astounded with its efficiency and convenience. Gas liters in the kitchen will be a thing of the past of course.