Although the art of cooking has existed since the discovery of fire, the technology has evolved little by little until today we are able to cook with gas, electricity, microwave and induction. So, if you have an induction cooker at home but you have never considered how it works, today we are going to explain it to you in great detail.
What is induction?
Induction (better known technically as electromagnetic induction) is the process by which electricity is produced through magnetism. When the fire is lit and a steel or cast iron pan is placed on the burner, the magnetic field permeates the metal in the cookware, producing small electrical currents in the pan. This electricity from the power adapter (หัว แปลง ปลั๊กไฟ which is the term in Thai) converts to heat and spreads throughout the base of cookware, heating everything inside.
The Benefits Of Induction Technology
If you don’t already have an induction cooker at home, consider switching to induction when you feel it’s time to renovate your kitchen for the following reasons.
With an induction cooker, energy is produced on the cooking surface instead of on the kitchen fire itself, an advantage that although it seems little, allows the induction cooker to be 60% more efficient than gas and 40% more efficient than electric cookers. Needless to say, this, in addition to being cheaper for you, is also more environmentally friendly and might not need a usa power plug (ปลั๊กไฟ usa which is the term in Thai)
The only time the surface of an induction cooker is hot to the touch is immediately after removing the pan from the burner area. In addition, most models incorporate a safety feature that turns off the power to the unit in the event that a pot has been dry-dried, for added peace of mind.
And last but not least, an induction stove delivers heat to your food instantly, unlike a gas or electric unit where the heat comes from the burner instead of the pan. This means that a pot of water will boil in almost half the time than with a gas unit, and your cookware will respond to changes in temperature instantly when the heat rises or falls.