Induction Cooktops - Be 100% more informed
The science behind an induction cooktop can be intimidating but the benefits are compelling. 100% stores have access to the leading brands of induction cooktops including Bosch, Electrolux, Fisher & Paykel and Westinghouse.
12:36 p.m. Thursday Jan 19, 2012
The science of induction cooktops can be intimidating but the benefits are compelling. An induction cooktop is quicker than gas, have more control, provide an even heat distribution across your pot, can achieve a lower simmer lever and also give you a cooler and safer kitchen.
Induction technology combines the easy cleaning of advantage of ceramic cooktops with the speed and responsiveness of gas hobs and has greater control as a bonus. The speed is impressive - water can be brought to the boil in half the time of traditional cooktops.
Induction cooktops are also much more energy efficient and safer than other cooktops because they create the heat directly in the bottom of the pot rather than transferring heat from an element below the surface. As a result the surrounding cooktop surface remains at a lower temperature which keeps your kitchen cooler and makes spillovers easier to clean.
Induction hobs work by creating an electro-magnetic field with the base of your cooking pot. It will work on any pot with a ferrous metal base you can test whether your existing saucepans are suitable by seeing if a magnet will stick to the pot - if it does they're fine.
1OO% stores have access to the leading brands of induction cooktops including Bosch, Electrolux, Fisher & Paykel and Westinghouse so visit your local store for more information or browse some of our range on-line.