What is induction?

Induction is a technology used in various appliances, including cooktops. By utilizing magnetic fields, induction cooktops generate heat directly in the cookware, making them faster and more energy-efficient than other types of cooktops. Read more about induction below.

How does induction work?

The difference between induction and other cooktops is that induction cooktops have a spool beneath the surface. When an electric current passes through the spool, it generates a magnetic field. On an induction cooktop, only the pot or pan itself becomes hot when placed on a cooking zones. The actual cooktop surface only gets slightly warm because the magnetic field creates heat directly in the cookware. As a result, heat is utilized and distributed more efficiently within the cookware, resulting in less wasted heat.

Which pots and pans can be used on induction?

You need magnetic pots and pans for induction cooktops. Many pots and pans are magnetic or have a magnetic base, and can therefore be used for induction.

Ztoves pots and pans can be used for both regular induction cooktops or Ztoves induction cooktops. Ztove pots and pans have a 3-layer base with a magnetic layer in the middle, and can therefore be used for induction.

Energy saving and faster heating with induction

Induction technology heats up the cookware very quickly and is the most efficient heating technology for cooking. When you turn off a cooking zone, the heating stops instantly.

Most induction cooktops have a residual heat indicator and therefore you can advantageously turn off the cooktop a couple of minutes before serving, because the cookware retains the heat well. You save energy by reducing the time you need to have the cooktop turned on.

Induction is powerful and safe

You get faster and more precise heat regulation with induction cooktops compared to other types of cooktops. Induction cooktops offer increased safety, as the cooktop only heats up when cookware is placed on the cooking zones.

Easy cleaning of induction cooktops

The induction field directly heats the cookware, causing only minimal heat transfer to the glass plate. As a result, the cooktop surface remains relatively cool. This makes cleaning incredibly easy, as spilled food does not burn onto the cooktop. Instead, you only need to wipe the glass plate with a damp cloth to remove any mess.

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