What is Induction Cooking?

Induction cooking uses the friction of magnetic fields to heat up cookware and efficiently cook food without losing heat to surrounding areas or emitting harmful gases.

The Technology

How It Works

  • When the stove is turned on, a magnetic current rapidly bounces from metal wires beneath the surface of the cooktop to the cookware, creating friction that immediately heats the pot or pan.
  • Because induction technology uses magnetic fields, cookware must have a magnetic bottom. All cast iron and most stainless-steel pots and pans will work. To see if your current cookware is compatible, simply check if a regular magnet is attracted to the bottom of the pot or pan.
  • Induction stoves come in a various formats, including portable burners, countertop inserts, or stove and oven combinations (also called ranges).

* Like smartphones, induction stovetops give off electromagnetic signals; if you have a pacemaker, consult a physician about your options for using an induction stove. 


Cooking Demo with Induction Cooktop

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Why Should I Consider an Induction Stove?

Induction stoves heat up ~50% faster and are substantially more energy efficient than gas and conventional electric stoves

Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Lower greenhouse gas emissions compared to gas or propane stoves

Improve Indoor Air Quality

Eliminate toxic emissions released from gas and propane stoves that can lead to asthma and cardiovascular disease

Easier Cooking

Induction stoves cook faster and more evenly than electric, gas and propane stoves. The flat surface makes cleanup a breeze


 Poses no risk of gas leaks and reduces risk of fires and accidental burns

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