All the advantages and disadvantages of induction cookers, as well as a frying pan for an induction cooker
At the end of the last century, the first cooking surfaces with induction burners appeared. At first they were very expensive, because of this, ordinary buyers did not dare to acquire innovation. But it was appreciated by the chefs of restaurants, for whom the high price was not an obstacle. Over time, the technology has been improved, and the prices for such cooking surfaces have become acceptable. The induction tile works as follows: the coil in place at the place of the heating element induces vortex electromagnetic currents in the bottom of the pan or pans. These currents warm up the bottom of the dishes, and the food prepared in it warms up from it. In this case, the glass ceramic surface does not heat up, since the electromagnetic field freely passes through it.
Now in the Russian market there are a lot of induction single-burn plates of Chinese production. Often their developers are Russian young companies, such as KITFORT. Manufactured in China induction single-burner plates KITFORT grades KT -101, KT-102 are made in accordance with the directions of modern design in button and touch options and have prices of 2300 and 2650 rubles. Their counterparts from the company "Great Rivers", also Chinese-made, Cara-1, Cara-2, having a glass-ceramic surface, are cheaper - 1200 rubles. More expensive - one-ring induction cookers INDOKOR IN3500 and INDOKOR IN3100 of South Korean production, using components from Germany, are already from 6,999 rubles.
Advantages and disadvantages of the plate
The power of the induction cooking zone can be changed smoothly. At maximum power, water boils faster than gas. The set temperature is maintained to within a degree, and the temperature changes instantly. The advantages are the absence of an open flame and hot burners, as well as economy. Electricity consumes them much less than electric cookers with a different type of heating element. However, they also have certain drawbacks. Such cooktops should not be installed above any devices that have metal surfaces (ie ovens, refrigerators, washing machines, etc.). Very often people ask themselves, does not it cause damage to the health of a person with their radiation induction cooker? Firstly, this is not microwave radiation, the harm of which everyone knows. Secondly, the power of the electromagnetic field created by the burner is negligible, and at 30 cm from the plate the intensity of the electromagnetic field becomes zero. Much more action has on a person, for example, the electromagnetic field created by high-voltage power lines.
Dishes for induction cookers
For cooking on this tile special dishes are needed, the bottom of which must be made of ferromagnetic alloy. Many companies produce various dishes for such plates, including frying pans. Among them there are literally unique specimens. For example, a frying pan for an induction cooker from the Swiss company BULK Plett pan Swiss Diamond for pancakes and eggs Bulk Plett Pan 6-326-I, 26 cm, won a gold medal at the international exhibition in Geneva, has in its non-stick coating real diamonds. Diamonds have a thermal conductivity of 4 times higher than that of copper, which makes ideal conditions for the spread of heat through the frying pan. There is such a frying pan in Russia in different stores from 4900 to 6390 rubles. The frying pan for the ceramic-coated induction cooker manufactured by TVS from Italy is made of aluminum, but a special steel plate with magnetic properties is built into the bottom, which allows it to be used for cooking on such a plate. There is such a frying pan 1600 rubles. Externally, the frying pan for the induction cooker is no different from any other conventional frying pan. It can be washed with the same detergents as ordinary dishes, you can also use a dishwasher. In general, the frying pan for the induction cooker does not differ from the usual utensils when caring for it.