Although cook-tops have been in existence for decades, new designs such as induction cook-tops add a fine touch to your kitchen besides their ability to heat food faster. With different designs of induction cook-tops, you can either fit them on the kitchen island or the peninsula. Another advantage of these cook-tops is that they can utilize a limited space during installation. If you are planning to do a kitchen remodeling project, here are a few reasons why you should consider induction cook-tops.
Easy to Clean — The problem with gas or electric burners is the need to disassemble the burners and knobs before cleaning every time your food boils over. You always have to be vigilant when using such cook-tops because any spills will take you a while to clean. With induction cook-tops, you do not have to take anything apart when cleaning. Also, you don't have to worry about cleaning the knobs because the burner uses a touch sensitive mechanism to control heat. Moreover, the heat is concentrated on the cookware; thus, the rest of the surface will not overheat and burn the spillover on the cook-top. A paper towel or sponge will do the trick in terms of cleaning dirty surfaces.
Reduced Risk of Burns — If you have children around your home, you will always be afraid that they might accidentally get into contact with hot cook-tops. With an induction cook-top, the burner will not be heated like in gas and electric systems. Therefore, the risk of kitchen burns is significantly reduced since the iron cookware is the only item that gets heated. However, you should know that the iron cookware may become hot, and transfer the heat to adjacent surfaces.
Added Benefits of Cooking with Cast Iron Cookware Only — In order to generate the magnetic field required to heat your food, you will need to use cast iron cookware. The benefits of cast iron cookware cannot be overstated. Iron cookware when properly seasoned is nonstick in nature. Also, you do not require soap to clean cast iron cookware because food will easily lift off of them.
Super Fast Heating — The best thing about induction cook-tops is that they heat food very fast. If you are in a hurry, and you need to boil some water or heat some leftovers quickly, induction cook-tops will do that faster than any other type of burner. To some people, this speed of heating food is a life changer. Also, you can always reduce the heat if you want your soup to simmer.