I am very excited to write a review on Induction Cooktops or Induction Cookers. It had made my life convenient and easy in my bachelor days. Thanks to the portable Induction cooktop which was very convenient. The other heat source like gas, stove were difficult to manage. Therefore every home must have Best Induction Cooktops as an alternative to Cooking heat source.
What is Induction Cooktop
Induction cooktop also called induction stove or cooker consists of an electromagnetic coil. This is placed under the ceramic plate of the cooking pot. When you turn on the burner an electric AC current runs through the coil. This generates a fluctuating magnetic field. When you place an iron or stainless steel pan on the cooktop, the magnetic field wirelessly induces an electrical current in the pot. Iron is a poor conductor of electricity. Hence, due to resistance this large eddy current flowing through the pot is converted to heat.
An induction cooktop cools off faster than a conventional burner after removing the pan. This is because it was only hot from contact with the pan.
Benefits of Induction Cooking
- More efficiency and faster than conventional cooking.
- As there is no flame, the fire is low.
- Cooktop surface cools faster, hence the risk of accidental burning is less.
- Easy to clean
- Easy to handle, light in weight, portable. Hence, it can be moved from one place to another very easily.
Limitations of Induction cooktop
- The induction cooking requires special Induction suitable cookware of specific size and material.
- Dependent on Electricity and hence no cooking in case of power failure.
- Limitations in cooking food in large quantities.
Who should use this
- Can be used in case of emergency when conventional gas is not available
- If you have a small kitchen, it can be used as an additional heat source
- Convenient to College students or bachelor.
- It is lightweight and portable. Hence, can be carried for parties or holiday gatherings to cook or keep food warm.
Important safety and caution information
- Please use induction compatible cookware. It should have a flat bottom made of iron or magnetic stainless steel and a bottom diameter of 12-20 cm. The induction will not function or heating will not be proper if the bottom of the cookware is not correct.
Features considered to review 5 Best Induction Cooktops / Cookers
Power Requirement – Power requirement from 1900w-2100w, 220-240v.
Product Dimensions- Portable and lightweight.
Power-saving features – Features included to reduce power consumption and improve electrical efficiency.
Safety Features- Features in the product to ensure maximum safety.
Warranty- Warranty offered by the manufacturer.
Other special features – Other special features included in the product.
Best Induction Cooktops in India 2019
1. Bajaj Majesty ICX 7 1900-Watt
|Power||1900 watts. Working Voltage Range-130V TO 260V AC.|
|Product Dimensions||43.4 x 36 x 20.8 cm ; 3.72 Kg|
|Power-saving features||It has an Auto Shut Off feature due to which Induction cooker shuts off after one minute if no vessel is detected.
Highly efficient and quick heating capability
|Safety||If there is no compatible utensil placed on induction then it does not switch on.
Protection against high temperature inside the cooker. Heating will only resume once the temperature drops.
Protection against over or under voltage. The unit will resume heating after the voltage is back to normal.
|Warranty||Warranty: 1 year on product.|
|Other Features||8 preset menus
Keep warm mode
Power Switch: Indicates power consumed during cooking
Digital display timer and variable temperature selection option. By this, you can customize your cooking time and temperature.
2. Philips Viva Collection HD4928/01 2100-Watt
|Power||2100 watts, Operating voltage: 220-240 volts|
|Product Dimensions||28.1cm x 35.6cm x 6.5 cm|
|Power-saving features||If the cooking mode button is not pressed within one minute, the induction cooker will switch off automatically.|
|Safety||Auto-off program cooks food safely.
Cool-to-Touch Surface cooks foods safely.
|Warranty||1 year on product|
|Other Features||Programmed for Indian cooking
6 preset cooking menus
Touch start for ease of use
0 to 3 hours of time setting
Use Cookware with a bottom diameter of more than 12cm or less than 20cm.
Cookware Weight – should be less than 8kg (including contents+ Cookware).
3. Pigeon by Stovekraft Rapido Slim 2100-Watt
|Power||Power: 2100 watts|
|Product Dimensions||40.5cm x 33.5cm x 7.5 cm|
|Power-saving features||Automatic shut off
Save up on electricity with the ‘Faster cooking’ option.
|Safety||The surface won’t get hot until the right cookware is placed on the cooking zone. Furthermore, induction elements shut down automatically when a pot or pan is removed from the cooktop. This reduces the risk of accidentally leaving a burner on.|
|Warranty||1 year on product|
8 Indian preset menus
The smooth and flat surface of the cooktop is easier to clean than any traditional cooktop.
slim’ body saves your kitchen space
4. Havells Insta Cook ST-X
|Power||2000 W, (220 – 240) V|
|Power-saving features||Auto pan detection and auto power off
The pre-programmed settings come with an automatic shut-off feature, thereby consuming less power.
|Safety||Child lock for extra safety
Automatic switch-off at high temperature
|Other Features||Soft-touch operations
Fixed and variable cooking
8 different modes of cooking functions
Digital LED display for easy operations
Up to 3-hour timer for greater convenience
Variable temperature control and timer setting
The cooktop has ergonomic and easy to clean design
5. Prestige PIC 16.0+ 1900- Watt
|Power||1900 watts, 230V AC, 50 Hz|
|Product Dimensions||28cm x 35cm x 9 cm ; weight-1.7 Kg|
|Power-saving features||This induction stove saves power when not in use because of its Power Saver Technology. This reduces consumption to a large extent. It adjusts the power level based on the size of the vessel.
If the appliance is left ‘on’ without attention for a long time then it will automatically switch off.
|Safety||Aerodynamic cooling system,- enabling the appliance to cool down quickly.
Intelligent – Unique Dual Heat Sensors.
The inbuilt automatic voltage regulator takes care of high and low voltage variance. It also ensures that the load is taken by the appliance gradually for durability and performance.
|Other Features||Works with Induction base cookware- bottom diameter between 12cm-26cm.
Indian menu options.
Pause function – to quickly resume the same cooking temperature.
Unique Dual Heat Sensors, Anti Magnetic Wall.
Indian menu options. This helps you prepare authentic Indian food like Chapati, Idli, Curry, Dosa, etc. at the touch of a button.
The keep-warm function helps you to serve the food in hot condition.
We have funneled down 5 Best Induction Cooktops. We hope this will help you to choose the best one as per individual brand liking, affordability, etc. The buyer must take proper operating and maintenance knowledge of the Induction Cooktop from an authorized person.
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