What is an induction cooktop? – AEF | Australian Energy Foundation

What is an induction cooktop?

An induction cooktop works using induction and it is the most energy-efficient type of cooktop. The induction technology does not heat the cooktop; instead it heats the pot directly using a magnetic field.

To test whether a pot is compatible with induction, see if a fridge magnet sticks to its base. When a pot is lifted off the surface, the power is immediately cut, which is good for safety.

The power level is adjusted using buttons or slider bars built into the glass surface, and they can operate as responsively as a knob on a gas-burning cooktop. At maximum power level, most induction cooktops can boil water faster than gas cooktops.

Induction cooktops are also much easier to clean and do not emit dangerous gas inside the home. They can even run on renewable energy if you have solar at home.

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