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How Does Induction Cooking Work?

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You’ve probably heard of traditional 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 food prep Simply Better and here at Sharp, we can’t stop raving about this must-have appliance!

As experts in kitchens, we are here to help with your culinary experience. Whether you’re looking to redesign your cooking oasis or searching for the best recipe to share at your next gathering, we’ve got something for every occasion and design style. With the help of Sharp Appliances, prepare delicious dishes (and clean the cookware) the simple way. One revolutionary appliance every kitchen needs to bring it to the next level is an induction cooktop.

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 Induction Work?

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 superhero series, with an electromagnetic force field that is as strong as 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.”

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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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SDH3042DB
30 in. width Induction Cooktop, European Black Mirror Finish Made with Premium SCHOTT Glass (SDH3042DB)

The Sharp(R) SDH3042DB Induction Cooktop is a powerful, beautiful addition to your dream kitchen. The black mirror finish of the premium Schott(R) glass surface is a perfect match and can be combined with our Easy Wave Open Microwave DrawerTM and our European Convection Built-In Single Wall Oven.

The four cooking zones give you more flexibility to orchestrate even your most elaborate entertaining. The SDH3042DB features a variable-sized zone and a convenient cooling zone. More precise than gas, more efficient than electric, the Sharp Induction Cooktop is faster than either. There is a kitchen timer, and even a Power Boost for those times when you just need that pasta water to boil. The Simmer Enhancer option provides low, consistent cooking performance for your most delicate soups and sauces. Heat is generated directly into the cookware itself, so there is less wasted energy to heat up your kitchen. And without an open flame or radiant coil, spills and splatters are less likely to burn, and a breeze to clean up.

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SDH3652DB
36 in. width Induction Cooktop, European Black Mirror Finish Made with Premium SCHOTT Glass (SDH3652DB)

The Sharp(R) SDH3652DB Induction Cooktop is a powerful, beautiful addition to your dream kitchen. The black mirror finish of the premium Schott(R) glass surface is a perfect match and can be combined with our Easy Wave Open Microwave DrawerTM and our European Convection Built-In Single Wall Oven

The five cooking zones give you more flexibility to orchestrate even your most elaborate entertaining. The SDH3652DB features an extra powerful 3700 Watt variable-sized zone, and Power Boost in all cooking zones. More precise than gas, more efficient than electric, the Sharp Induction Cooktop is faster than either. There is a Kitchen Timer and even a Power Boost for those times when you just need that pasta water to boil. The Simmer Enhancer option provides low, consistent cooking performance for your most delicate soups and sauces. Heat is generated directly into the cookware itself, so there is less wasted energy to heat up your kitchen. And without an open flame or radiant coil, spills and splatters are less likely to burn, and a breeze to clean up.

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1 Sources: Buyology Inc., 2012; APCO Worldwide, 2013; Forbes, 2017; thomsonreuters.com

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