If you’re looking for a range or stove that offers precise temperature control, faster meal prep, and easy cleanup, an induction range is a fantastic choice. Read on for a closer look at the magic of induction cooking and the benefits of upgrading your existing oven to an induction stove.
Wondering How Induction Cooking Works?
Traditional radiant cooktops use metal coils to transfer heat to cookware, while an induction range uses coils beneath a smooth, glass cooktop to generate heat from electric currents. When the cooking zone is turned on, the coil becomes a kind of magnet that heats your cookware directly instead of heating the entire cooktop surface. The result is faster, more efficient cooking and consistent heating that makes it easy to create a variety of delicious dishes.
This cooking process is gentle on pots and pans, but you’ll need to ensure that you use induction cookware—stainless steel, cast iron, or porcelain enamel on metal that contains magnetic iron or steel. There are other compatible materials that work with electric induction stoves, but these are the most common. Shop our full selection of cookware for more options.
Benefits of an Induction Stove
There’s so much to love about an induction oven range. If sustainability and saving energy are top of mind for you, this style is a solid choice over a gas or radiant stove. Because it doesn’t use an outside heat source and instead heats your cookware directly, induction cooking is more efficient and produces less wasted energy in the form of heat.
When it comes to cleanup, there’s no beating an induction stove. It’s even easier to clean than an electric or radiant cooktop because splatters and boil-overs won’t burn into the surface. And because it cools so quickly after you finish cooking, you’ll be able to wipe up any mess almost immediately! Watch our induction cleaning video for more info.