Thanks to the low consumption of the induction cookers it is possible to drastically reduce the costs of the house, while at the same time doing good for the environment that surrounds us.
In fact, we live in an age of waste, where pollution reigns supreme: trying toaffect as little as possible on CO2 emissions it is right and proper and, to do so, it is necessary to start from the inside of our house, perhaps even from our kitchen.
Choose to use a low consumption induction hob it could therefore prove to be not only an ethical choice, but also very advantageous for us.
In this guide we will try to discover together the advantages and disadvantages of this type of hob, if their use involves less risks and savings in terms of consumption. First of all, however, let’s see what exactly an induction plan is.
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– Meaning and consumption of an induction plan
The induction cooker takes its name from the principle that uses to heat the pots, that is to say theelectromagnetic induction. It is in fact provided with a coil around which an alternating electric current is made to flow, which in turn produces a magnetic field.
The latter then gives birth to electric currents which, circulating in the material placed on the surface (ie the pots) produce heat and, consequently, heat it.
As can be guessed, therefore, the consumption of an induction plan it is considerably lower than that of the traditional stove: unlike the latter, in fact, it does not use gas, but electricity.
Speaking more specifically, we are referring to a 3Kw induction hob: this is, in fact, the average power released by our counter when, for example, we boil a pot of water and, at the same time, we cook the sauce.
It is true, however, that using it at this type of power could become problematic when we do it while other appliances are in operation.
It could be useful, therefore, to increase the capacity of our counter, reaching 4.5 kW, 6 at the most: this, of course, is especially true if you are using a induction hob class a ++, among the best on the market.
What we need to consider, however, is that the consumption of an induction cooker is significantly lower compared to that of a kitchen with classic gas stoves: the induction hobs actually disperse less heat, making them more convenient in terms of energy efficiency.
To this, moreover, there is then to add that the current could also be generated by a domestic photovoltaic system, thus causing further savings and without any negative impact on the environment that surrounds us.
Some might argue that methane costs less than electricity: this statement can easily be countered that induction cookers have significantly shorter cooking times than gas cookers, which goes to offset the price difference.
– Induction plan: more benefits and less risks
We have seen how the use of an induction plan inevitably leads to a lowering of domestic consumption, thanks to the cessation of the use of gas which, among other things, is also harmful to our environment. Let us now examine instead what are the general advantages of its use and the risks that are avoided accordingly.
The first immediate advantage obviously consists inno flames, as well as all the risks associated with their use. Furthermore, by renouncing gas, we will no longer have to worry about his own harmful emissions, nor will we ever risk dangerous spills.
Also from the point of view of cooking food the advantages are considerable: in addition to greater efficiency compared to the classic cooker, the induction cooker is able to offer us a more uniform cooking (as well as faster), thanks to the spread of heat along the entire surface of the pan.
We will also no longer have to worry about hot plate, since only the pans will heat up, while everything else will remain at room temperature.
As if all this were not enough, above all, the induction plates are equipped with a recognition system that is triggered when they are put in contact with the pot, automatically activating and deactivating.
THE pans themselves will be more stable, thanks to the perfectly smooth top and, for this reason, even easier to clean.
As you can see, therefore, the advantages deriving from the use of an induction plate are many and convenient but, as they say, “all that glitters is not gold” and there is always a downside. So let’s find out what are the disadvantages that we will have to face by deciding to switch to induction cooking.
– The disadvantages of the induction plan
Analyzing the induction hob and electricity consumption we have seen that its use is much more convenient than that of the gas stove. This does not mean, however, that even this type of plate has some small disadvantages. Let’s see together what they are.
The first and most immediate disadvantage is obviously relative to the purchase price, clearly superior to that of a classic stove.
Additional money must then be spent on the purchase of new potsIn fact, those we usually use almost always have an aluminum coating, which is therefore not able to activate the electric coils.
Pots suitable for this type of plate, in fact, usually bear a symbol that attests to their suitability and, therefore, we should prefer them over our traditional ones.
Being a system that works with electricity, in the case of a black out we can’t even cook anymore, without then considering i risks related to electromagnetism: the fields generated by the use of the induction plate, in fact, could interfere with medical implants such as the pacemaker, which is why this type of stove is not suitable for the people who wear it.
Furthermore, another risk derives from the use of metal tools, which is never a good idea to place near power sources.
As you can see, then, as with everything else, even the use of this formidable plate presents pros and cons and, as always, it is up to us to decide which is the most convenient solution, evaluating the costs and risks of each option.
But perhaps what matters most of all is how we like to cook: if we feel satisfied with our traditional and classic gas stove, there is no reason to change.
If, on the contrary, we consider ourselves to be at the forefront and want to experience something new, while contributing to environmental well-being, then the induction hotplate is welcome! As always, the last word is ours alone.