How Does Induction Cooking Work?

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You’ve probably heard of electric and gas cooktops, but what about induction? All the buzz is on induction cooktops and for several good reasons. From the safety features to the easy cleanup and everything in-between, induction cooktops make the culinary experience Simply Better.

You may be wondering “what is induction cooking and how does it work?”. Lucky for you, we have the answers you’re looking for! After introducing an induction cooktop into your kitchen, you’ll wish you ditched your old cooktop years ago.

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How Does InductionWork?

An induction cooktop utilizes a sleek glass-ceramic surface that integrates beautifully with the most demanding kitchen décor. Cooking with induction is practically straight out of the Superman series, with an electromagnetic force field that is as strong as Magno-Kryptonite.

The induction technology automatically detects when magnetic cookware is placed in the cooking zone of the cooktop surface. An electromagnetic field below the glass-ceramic cooktop transfers current (heat) directly to the cookware. Induction skips the need to heat a burner, such as an electric coil, increasing the overall heating efficiency.

Yes, I said magnetic cookware. You may already own some! Much cookware, such as stainless steel, ceramic, enamel-coated iron, and cast iron cookware is magnetic. Many manufacturers have added steel or iron plates to the bottom of copper, aluminum, and other types of pans that would work. If you put a magnet to the bottom of your cookware and it sticks — it’s magnetic.

A review by Good Housekeeping stated, “Electric cooktops take much time to heat up and cool down, and it’s difficult to hit a precise temperature with gas ranges. But with induction, you’re afforded super precise temperature control, which allows for more controlled cooking.”

About Sharp Induction Cooktops

Induction cooking technology is rising in popularity for its efficiency, safety, and sustainability features. Sharp’s innovation in the space not only provides powerful, precise, and consistent cooking performance, but is also simple to use and boasts a sleek aesthetic.

Sharp offers 24-inch, 30-inch, and 36-inch induction cooktops, equipped with four and five cooking zones respectively, each packing variable cooking zones. Whether space is at a premium or you have room to splurge, Sharp has a cooktop for your dream kitchen.

Induction cooktops are ideal for preparing your favorite recipes with the simmer enhancer feature. This incredible feature provides low, even, and consistent performance. Optimize your simmering experience with cooktops that are made to handle your most delicate soups and sauces.

Sharp’s induction products are priced competitively and offer several convenient and safety-enhancing features:30-Inch Black Cooktop (SDH3042DB) - pan cooking on front left induction cooking zone

  • Cooking zones with simmer enhancement options for even and consistent performance.
  • Power Boost mode that increases cooktop power by 50% for faster heating – ideal for boiling water.
  • Robust safety offerings include a residual heat indicator, automatic power shutdown after 120 minutes, and a cookware detection system to prevent accidental idling.
  • Bright, responsive LED touch control panel for easy use of temperature settings and timers.

In addition to their technical features, Sharp induction cooktops boast a sleek European black mirror finish made with premium SCHOTT® glass, providing a contemporary look that seamlessly blends with any kitchen design.

The combined aesthetic and practical versatility of Sharp induction cooktops is the next step in bringing Simply Better Living to the kitchen.

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