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9 things you need to know about induction cooking

Popular in Europe for years, induction cooking is now taking Asia by storm. A technology based on unbeatable precision, power and safety; it is the only type of cooking that can tempt you away from gas.

So, what is induction cooking? Unlike gas or ceramic radiant hobs, induction cooking heats the cookware directly rather than heating the hob first. A wonderful consequence of this is that your home remains cool, with no heat emanating from your stove; something to appreciate in warm tropical weather conditions!

How does induction cooking work?

Induction is the shortened way of “electromagnetic induction”. Thus, induction simply means generating electricity using magnetism.

Induction cooking takes advantage of an electromagnetic field generated by passing an alternating electric current through a copper coil wire placed in an induction stove. That electrical current flow combines with the electrical resistance of the iron in the cookware, resulting in resistive heating for food cooking. As a result, pots and pans heat themselves with the induction of the electromagnetic field.

Because induction doesn’t use a traditional outside heat source, only the element in use will become warm due to the heat transferred from the pan. Thus, your cooktops stay cool to the touch, while your food cooks faster with more precision.

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Why choose induction cooking?

Induction cooking makes pots and pans heated directly, so the energy used for cooking can be utilized at its best, turning induction stoves into one of the most energy-efficient kitchen appliances. Rather than depending on indirect conduction, induction cooking provides high power and a rapid temperature change in almost an instant.

With the unique direct heating operation, induction also creates a safer cooking environment and facilitates kitchen cleanliness, since you can touch and swipe the surface of induction cooktops right after cooking.

Click here to discover the various benefits of induction cooking.

Is induction suitable for wok cooking?

Yes. We conducted an experiment to debunk the belief that wok cooking is better on gas because a visible flame seems more powerful. Watch the video to see more.


Induction, radiant or gas cooking?

Induction cooking has outstanding advantages regarding energy efficiency, power, temperature control, safety, and cleaning effort compared to gas or electric cooking.

Click here to see the comparison between induction, gas, and ceramic cooktops in an infographic.

Is Induction as powerful or fast as gas?

Induction is faster than other cooking technologies, boiling 1 litre of water in 3 minutes. The induction hob has precise temperature controls for instant transitions from high to low heat.


Is an induction glass top easy to crack or scratch?

Induction glass is made of “ceramic glass” that’s very strong and can withstand high temperatures as well as sudden temperature changes. Scratching, however, can occur if one is careless.

Can I use any pot or pan on induction?

No. To use induction, your pots must be magnetic. A simple magnet test will determine which cookware can be used on induction.

In other words, you only need proper cookware that contains iron or stainless steel and usually comes with a coil spring sign at the bottom, marking it fit for use on an induction stove.


Important things you should know before installation

You should check if you have a sufficient power supply and if the house installation is suitable to run the hob properly. The power requirement is 3.2 KW.

What if my induction product breaks down?

In case of a breakdown, call the Electrolux Service Centre, describe the problem, and arrange for a technician visit.


Induction technology is still on top of the cooking game because of its excellent performance in intensity, speed, energy savings, safety, and cleanliness. By going through the 9 frequently asked questions and answers above, you now probably know that induction cooking is an ideal solution for your kitchen. If you are thinking about choosing an induction stove for your cooking, don't forget to check out our Electrolux induction hob collection. Here, you can find our best Electrolux induction hobs, in different sizes to fit all your preferences.

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