Summer is here, we are home with the kids, and we’re all getting a little stir crazy. One thing that helps a whole lot is my induction cooktop. I’m not sure about your kiddos, but mine love macaroni and cheese. When they decide they are ready to eat their favorite meal, they want it 10 minutes ago. I used to watch that water boil like my life depended on it, with them right under me asking every other second if it’s ready yet. Well, those days are over! Induction cooking has changed our kitchen life. Water boils in just over a minute! Induction cooktops use electric currents to directly heat through magnetic induction. The old way is through thermal conduction (a gas or electric element transferring heat from a burner to a pot or pan). Induction cooktops heat the cooking vessel itself almost instantly.
Induction Cooktops to the Rescue!
Do you hate the mess on your electric top? Scraping off burnt on food, ugghhh… Well, those days are over as well! An easy wipe with some Windex is all you will ever need. Induction cooktops are easy to clean because the cooking surface is flat and smooth, and does not get hot enough to make spilled food burn and stick. No hot surface either for your kids to accidentally burn their little fingers. Also, with no heat radiating off the rest of the surface, it keeps the kitchen cool when you cook in the hot summer months.
Don’t let this new technology scare you away. In my opinion, using an electric or gas cooktop can be a bit of a trick to get just right. The heating isn’t always even (especially when dealing with a flickering gas flame), and maintaining a temperature requires a lot of adjusting of the heat up and down. However, when you’re working with induction, these factors disappear. The induction cooktop’s electromagnetic projection evenly infiltrates the entire surface of your pan, with no hot or cold spots, so there’s no need to shift the pan’s position while you cook. The temperature is maintained precisely, without any slow build to the desired hotness, and won’t change until you tell it to.
All in all, these induction cooktops are a parent’s dream. Here at Boston Appliance we have many options to choose from. Wolf, Thermador, Fisher & Paykel, Bosch, and Jenn-Air are all on the showroom floor for you to see. Stop by today, or give us a call at 781-935-2700!