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5 FAQ about induction cooktop

1.  Are there any risks for health from the radiation of an induction cooktop?

The answer can be short with “Almost certainly not”.

“Almost” is used because I am not medically trained and hence, not legally competent to provide advice. However, as the review from the scientific literature, as I collected from the research on the website, it is difficult to get rid of that risk. In case you have any such advice, you can consult your own physician.

2.  Is the radiation from induction cooktop able to get in with other electronic devices?

The answer for this question is still “Almost certainly not

The electromagnetic field of the induction cooktop is extremely high-frequency as well as has a rather short range. Furthermore, the units will not generate any field without detecting ferrous metal’s chunk of at least a minimum mass in their place over them; then the cookware absorbs virtually all the radiated energy.

3.  Are there any kinds of adaptors for using non-ferrous cookware on induction cooktop?

Of course yes. Those things are also called” induction disks”, and are fundamentally a big size ferrous skillet with no sides.

4.  Are special techniques required for induction cooking? Are there any induction cookbooks?

The answer is yes and no. The “no” is because induction is a simple source of cooking heat, hence there is principally no different from other form of heat cooking, whether electronic coil or radiant or gas. This is the reason why there are no special “induction cookbooks” or “induction recipes”/

However, there is “yes”, in another sense, because of its efficiency. The simplest problem that a new user has to face with is time. When starting to use induction cooktop, they regularly burn or overcook things, because they can’t know how quick the cooktop can generate the heat.

My advice about this problem for new users, whether it is a modest countertop unit or a splendid built-in, is to begin practicing. You just need to put a skillet or an open pot of water on to boil it. Repeat this practice many times with variety of pots size and with different amount of water with various power settings. After this practice, you can get a good feel for how quickly that the pot can heat up at what level of setting. Then, you can cook something inexpensive and simple. There are many ways to be a good induction cooktop user, it’s up to your judgement, but do practice. Just remember not to start with expensive steak because you may turn it into burnt charcoal.

5.  Is the cooktop a surface glass? Will it scratch or crack?

The answer is “yes”, the surface is glass, but not the ordinary one. Induction cooktops surface are made up of “ceramic glass”, which is extremely strong and can tolerate sudden temperature changes and high temperatures.

However, scratch can happen, if you are a careless user. The most frequent cause of scratching can be a sliding rough-bottomed cookware on the induction surface, in which “rough-bottomed” is often the cast-iron cookware. There are minimum 2 ways to avoid such scratch: first, put a piece of parch paper under the pan. Second, you can make the pan’s bottom smooth by using sandpaper with coarse, fine paper, recoating the seasoning respectively.

6 FAQ while using Induction Cooktop

In modern day, using induction cooktop has become more and more popular for its overwhelming advantages over other cooktops. Although users follow instructions, sometimes issues, which can vex users or make users confused, come up . This article focuses on explanation and solutions for common problems frequently happened to housewives.

1. Induction cooktop is suddenly off while cooking meal

Some housewives spend a considerable amount of money buying modern induction cooktop so they are terribly worried when this problem comes up. The cooktop is suddenly off while cooking meal without any user’s touch. This is a common issue tackled by new users. Normally, there are two reasons for this problem:

Firstly, user interface might be covered partly by a small amount of water due to overflow while cooking meal as well as water left at the bottom of cookware.

Therefore, the solution here is to clean user interface and bottom of cooking vessels to make sure they are all dry. The second reason might be overheat of the cooktop. The best way to deal with this case is to turn it off for a couple of minutes to cool down. And then turn it on and use it as usual.

Induction cooktop is suddenly off while cooking meal

Induction cooktop is suddenly off while cooking meal

2. Induction cooktop does not work

Although the cooktop seems to work properly and users follow strictly to the instructions, there is no heat created inside cooking vessel and food cannot get done. The inspected reason could be your selection of cooking vessels. Your cookware might not interact with cooktop. Unlike infra-red cooktop which can interact with all type of cooktops, induction cooktop only works with cookware whose bottom is made of ferromagnetic material. There is an easy way to test whether this cooking vessel interacts with the cooktop. You can use a piece of magnet to examimate the interaction.

If magnet is attracted by the bottom of cooking vessel, you totally assure that this cooking vessel is usable. In some case, however the cookware is made of ferromagnetic material, it does not interact with the cooktop. The reason is that the size of bottom of cookware is larger than heating zone on the user interface. Therefore when buying cookware, users should inspect the specifications of their cooktop thoroughly to make wise selection of cookware.

3. The buttons do not work

Many housewives tackle this problem and they assume that their cooktops have been broken and asked the assistance from cooktop supplier. In this case, however, users should spend couple of minutes checking problems first. The issue might results from a tiny mistake made by carelessness of users. The reason could be user’s wet hands accidentally touching display screen or set clock control mode.

4. Low hum happens when the cooktop is working

Constant noise like this can vex users while cooking meal. And the bad selection of cookware lies at the root of this noise. More specifically, if the bottom of cookware is too thin or made of low quality material, power transmitted from the appliance to cookware will be blocked or limited causing annoying noise. The solution here is to buy another better quality cookware. Therefore, users should check carefully before selecting cookware. Say no to low quality products even they are cheaper.

Low hum happens when the cooktop is working

Low hum happens when the cooktop is working

5. The fan continues running after the cooktop is off

The electrical appliances require a controlled temperature to function reliably. As a result, a small fan is installed into induction cooktop to run at different speed in accordance with temperature detected. It runs during cooktop is on and continues their work even after it has been switched off because the detected temperature is too high. So don’t worry if you experience the same situation.

6. Temperature of cooktop is distributed automatically among different heat zones

Some housewives complain about the situation in which the temperature of one heating zone automatically decreases when this of another heating zone is turned up. Don’t worry. It is one of several cutting edge technologies of induction cooktop which have more than one heating zone. If all heating zone are operated at the highest temperature, power supplied to cooktop will not be enough. Then the overload can cause your power system to fail.

Therefore, to avoid overload situation, cooktop has smart function in which temperature is automatically turned up or down at different heating zones to make sure that the total power consumed by cooktop does not change.