Induction hobs are replacing gas and electric stoves everywhere. They look incredibly stylish and have many other advantages.
Precise control of temperature and heating power. Automatic shutdown (for example, if the water boils). Easy to clean and wash. The pot heats itself, not from the chimney (it is cold and therefore safer for children). Besides, it saves energy and time thanks to direct heating. However, many believe that conventional cookware is more suitable for induction cookers. First, you need to understand how induction works.
How Does an Inductive Stove Work?
An inductive focus produces a high-frequency magnetic field. This warms the base of the cookware above the fireplace. Heat is transmitted from the heated base to the food. Glass ceramic fireplaces remain cool because they are heated only indirectly by the cookware itself, not magnetically.
Because of this heating characteristic, only cookware made of materials that are good ducts for magnetic waves and have a high heat capacity is suitable for use in inductive generation.
Inductive Residential Cookware
The growing popularity of induction has resulted in another category of cookware designed for use in induction housing. What differentiates these utensils from regular cookware, pans, and frying pans? First of all, inductive cookware has a special iron enclosure. These make the product hotter faster because they conduct electricity better. Look for stainless steel, cast iron, or aluminum with a special coating on the bottom.
Can I use Cast Iron in an Inductive Stove?
Due to its properties, iron/carbon alloy, or cast iron, is perfectly suited for stoves. All cast irons have all the necessary properties required for special induction appliances. They have a thick base, magnetic properties, and a smooth surface. A special advantage of using such pans with induction is that the surface can be heated quickly and then turned off completely. The pan maintains its heat for an extended period of time. However, other important advantages should be reported.
Properties of Cast Iron Utensils
Cast iron has been used everywhere for centuries. Its durability and warmth make it one of the best cookware for frying, boiling, simmering, and other types of cooking.
Advantages of Cast Iron
- Environmentally friendly. Unlike artificial nonstick coatings, the material is completely non-toxic and safe.
- Availability of nonstick layer. When a cast iron pan is properly heated, food will not stick to it
- Uniform heating. This feature allows for boiling and grieving under the influence of evenly distributed heat.
- Durability. With proper care, cast iron cookware will last almost forever and will not lose its current appearance over the years.
- Unbeatable taste and aroma. Thanks to the material’s porous nature, every new dish cooked in cast iron has a better taste and smell than the previous one.
Purchasing cast iron pans also save you additional costs. For example, models with solid or removable handles can also be used as baking trays. As a result, they can bake, cook, boil, or even bake cakes. In addition, the final surface of the cookware will not scratch the cooking surface of the fireplace.