Bored of cooking on a flame stove? Here is something you could try for the first time.
Flame free cooking utensil called Induction Cook-top from Prestige, the most preferred kitchen brand.
The way it works is very simple, you simply place the cooker or the non-stick cookware on it as usual and it does the rest. The electricity turns into heat and induces it onto the cooking utensil.
The price of this model is roughly Rs.3600 and the amount of electricity consumed to very minimal. Say for a family of 4 people, the electricity cost from this appliance will not be more than Rs.150 per month. Isn’t it comparable to the Gas cylinder that you get every month?
But a small caution here is that you cannot use any type of utensils on this Induction cooker. Only Stainless steel, Chinaware, Cast iron utensils can be used. Read the user manual for the entire list of utensils that can be used with this Induction cooker.
Prestige Induction cook-top has got nice looking buttons which gives complete control on how your food is cooked. It also has a auto start option which means, you just place the bowl with raw food on it and it does the rest.
It also has a display on it which indicates the amount of power it has consumed.
Other brands that you can consider in this category is Philips, TCL and Pigeon.
Review of Prestige Induction cooktop PIC 3.0 V2
The overall impression is very much positive. As I have observed, for cooking purposes, a cooktop is much more efficient than a electric cooker. This has mainly got to do with decreased loss of heat. The buttons are are very sensitive and you’ll easily get hold of the touch once you use it for 2 days or so.
Cooking time, too, is lesser than LPG or Electric cooker. This of course varies from dish to dish but on average, I’ve found cooktop faster. You can adjust the power it consumes, less power means slightly more time to cook.
As said before, just like microwave ovens, you cannot you any cookware for induction cooking. Most modern cookware will mention clearly whether its ready for induction cooking or not. Mostly, it is to do with the base. If the base is absolutely flat and not round, it can be used for induction cooking. Of course, the base material matters equally. Aluminum with induction base will be good inductors.