Benefits and Drawbacks of an Induction Cooktop

Induction cooktops are the latest innovation in stovetops. Using a unique system, induction cookers utilize electric current to heat up food rather than relying on the transfer of heat from a metal coil or a gas flame. If you’re considering an induction cooktop, there are some benefits and drawbacks that you should keep in mind.

Benefits

  • Precision – Because induction cooktops don’t use heat, they can be adjusted in seconds. This means that when a recipe requires you to perform a task like bringing a boiling pot down to a simmer, the change occurs immediately. This can lead to better cooking results and tastier dishes.
  • Accident-proof – If you have small children, an induction cooktop cuts down on the risk of accidents because the burners are not hot to the touch.
  •  Cooler – Induction cooktops give off no heat, so you won’t find yourself getting sweaty or overheated from working at the stove.

Drawbacks

  • Cookware – An induction cooktop can only be used with pots and pans that are magnetic. Many homeowners are disappointed to find that their cookware doesn’t work after purchasing their new stove.
  • Cost – Induction cooktops typically cost more than traditional radiant stovetops.
  • Repairs – Because induction cooktops are newer to the market than traditional radiant cooktops, some homeowners have trouble finding qualified repair persons to maintain them.

At Matic Service, we have experience fixing and performing routine maintenance on induction cooktops. Feel free to call us for stove repairs or to assist you with the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule.