What is Induction Cooker? How Induction Cooker works? How much it costs?

Different types of methods are used for cooking food. One of the recent inventions is induction cooker. Compared to the other forms of cooking, these cookers have a number of advantages and are used more commonly. These cookers are as useful as the gas cook tops with all the significant benefits of the same. Unlike the traditional cook tops, these cookers are relatively safer and more efficient.

Induction cooker is mainly based on the principle of electromagnetic induction technology. Current generates variable magnetic field after running through the wire coil. Eddy current is generated at the bottom when the magnetic field induces the cooker plate. A large amount of thermal energy produced can heat the bottom quickly, thus heating up the food very fast, thus a more efficient and power saving technique for cooking. Unlike other forms of cooking, heat is generated directly in the cooking vessel, as opposed to being generated in the stove top by electrical coils or burning gas. To be used on an induction cooker, a cooking vessel must be made of a ferromagnetic metal(steel, iron e.t.c).
In an induction cooker, a coil of copper wire is placed underneath the cooking pot. An alternating electric current flows through the coil, which produces an oscillating magnetic field. this field induces an electric current in the pot, which produces resistive heating proportional to the square of the current and to the electrical resistance of the vessel. Some additional heat is created by hysteresis losses in the pot due to its ferromagnetic nature, but this creates less than ten percent of the total heat generated.

Advantages Of Induction Cooker Over Electric Stove

In comparison to other cooking appliances such as electric and gas stove, the induction hobnobs are widely and more commonly used because it has a number of advantages which are mentioned below:

Safe to use: these cookers are comparatively safer to use as it is flameless and does not heat up the cook top. The induction cooker responds to only some types of metals such as the ferrous metals. So it is necessary to use utensils made of stainless steel or cast iron.

Portable: Unlike the electric stove, these cookers are one of the most versatile cooking appliances available today. It can be easily carried around as it is quiet thin and light. Most of the cookers are portable and can be installed into the kitchen counter tops easily.

Efficiency: compared to the electric stove, the cookers are much more efficient as eighty percent of the energy produced is used for cooking the food without any waste. In the other cooking appliances, heat is wasted and is less efficient.

Better functions: the other cooking appliances take considerable time to heat and cool, while the induction cooker takes minimum time to heat up and cool down.
Heat adjustability: the cookers have unique adjustability functions with different options for boiling water, milk, frying, stewing and so forth. With incomparable temperature control, these cookers are known to be instantaneous in heating and cooling.

Growing Popularity
Due to its increased efficiency and safety, these cookers are comparatively more preferred by home makers and professional chefs. Moreover, it is quiet easy to clean the induction cookers unlike the other cooking appliances.

Such cookers are safe to use as only the pot gets heated while cooking. The cook top remains cool and can be touched with bare hands which make it safe to touch. This reduces fire accidents and dangers of electrocution. Most of the cookers are in-built with additional shut off features which automatically shuts down the cooker if the pot is not placed or in the case of any other errors.
Compared to the other cooking appliances run on electricity, the induction cooker consumes lesser power and is more efficient. Suitable for most of the environment friendly homes, these cookers are safe, clean and fumeless.

1. Cookware must be compatible with induction heating
2.  A small amount of noise is generated by an internal cooling fan
3. Electricity Failures

Induction Cook Top Standard Error Codes:
  • E0 - Ensure the pot or pan is placed correctly
  • E1 - The circuit has malfunctioned
  • E2 - The temperature sensor is opening circuit or short circuit
  • E3 - The voltage is higher (140V-160V)for 3 seconds
  • E4 - The voltage is lower (80V-100V) for 3 seconds
  • E5 - The cook-top surface temperature is too high
  • E6 - Internal Electronic Temperature is higher than normal for 3 seconds
  • E7 - Internal Electronic Temperature sensor is opening circuit or short circuit

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