Induction Cooker is a great alternative to the traditional gas stove. There are 10 reasons for the growing popularity of Induction Cookers.
1. Reliable backup to your regular stove
Induction Cooker is a reliable back-up in situations where there is shortage of LPG or your gas stove is being repaired. Transport strikes in our country are quite common and is a major reason for delays in deliver of LPG cylinders. It makes a lot of sense to own an Induction cooker to avoid inconvenience.
2. Low maintenance & easy to clean
Induction cooker is flat and easy to clean. Traditional LPG stove as a lot of parts than need to be removed and cleaned and requires reasonable maintenance. In an LPG stove, you will have to change the burners, pipe, and regulators on periodic basis to avoid hazardous situations. You can get rid of all these maintenance requirements with an Induction cooker. Most bachelors and small families find this to be a huge advantage.
3. Moved to a different city
You have moved out of your home town to take up a new job in a different city. It’s difficult to get an LPG connection without local address proof. If you are always on the move or get transferred frequently, then induction cooker is an obvious choice. Induction cooktops are becoming increasingly popular with bachelors.
4. Inbuilt cooking options
Induction cookers come with several cooking options that are already built in to the cooktop. You can set the temperature as per the type of food you are trying to cook. For example the Philips HD4928 01 induction cooktop is completely programmed for Indian cooking. It has options such as Roti, Dosa, Gravy, Stir Fry, Pressure cook and slow cook etc. You even have a timer option like in microwaves. These options make it incredibly easy to operate the Induction cooker. This makes it ideally for people learning to cook.
5. Space Saver
Induction cooktops do not occupy too much space. It’s ideal for small kitchens, which makes it a favorite for people living in studio apartments.
6. Fast cooking
You can cook faster on induction cooker than on an LPG stove. You can boil 1 liter water in 2-3 minutes and 1 liter of milk in 5 Mins depending on the type of Induction cooker you are using.
7. Safer than gas stove
Induction cooktops are much safer than LPG stoves. There are several reasons, but let’s just say that there is greater chance of blowing up your apartment with an LPG stove than with an induction cooker. Some people feel electromagnetic fields (EMFs) created by induction cooktops could be dangerous, but there are no credible reports with enough evidences to support this claim.
8. Save cooking gas (LPG)
Occasional usage of Induction cooker can greatly reduce LPG consumption. Currently, we receive 12 cylinders per year on subsidy. In future, these numbers may go down and here’s why – Government spends a lot of money to subsidize the cost of LPG. In fact, India ranks 4th in the world in terms of LPG consumption and imports 200,000 barrels of LPG per day. Currently, families are being requested to give up on subsidy if they can afford to get LPG without subsidy. As per current regulations, individuals above 10 Lakh income cannot obtain subsidy on LPG. Future regulations could extend the income bracket even further. So, it’s better to occasionally use alternative energy sources for cooking to ensure you are better placed to accept the change in future.
9. Excellent gift option
Induction cooktops will make an excellent gifts for newly married couples. Any bachelor or bachelorettes will also love to own an easy to use cooktop. If you are looking to buy a useful gift for your friends or family, you will never go wrong with this one.
10. Experiment with new recipes
Induction Cookware and cooktops are fast becoming popular. This has revolutionized the way people cook. Hundreds of people have started to learn to cook using induction cooktop as it’s less messy than regular gas stoves. This has resulted in new recipes being created. You can explore many great recipes by owning and using an induction cooktop.
The downside of Induction cooker
While there are several advantages, there is a downside s well – You need to use specific cookware that is designed for it. However, most people will not find this to be a show stopper.