Induction Cooktop vs. Gas Stove Which is Better?

Induction Cooktop vs. Gas Stove Which is Better?

You may use a variety of kitchen appliances at home for everyday cooking. When it comes to choosing the best cooking appliances, you may get confused between an induction cooktop and a traditional gas stove. 

Most Indian families use gas stoves to this day, and some are so used to using them that they are reluctant to let them go. Others prefer induction cooktops, which are fast gaining popularity in India and emerging as the first choice of kitchen appliance for many. 

If you are unsure whether an induction cooktop or a traditional gas stove is better, knowing the differences and similarities between the two can help you make the right decision. 

Induction cooktop and gas stove – what are the similarities?

  • One of the most obvious similarities between an induction cooktop or an electric induction stove and a gas stove is that they both are used for preparing tasty dishes. They act as the heating element to cook the food and help you prepare a variety of dishes. 
  • Another similarity is that both an induction stove and a gas stove require an energy source to function efficiently. In the case of the traditional gas stove, you need to have an LPG (liquified petroleum gas) connection or a gas cylinder attached to the stove. And for operating an induction cooktop, you need a stable electric connection. 
  • If you are buying a gas or induction cooktop for the first time, both would need some investment in the beginning, and you may keep some money aside every month for maintenance. Although there is not much difference in the initial investment, the cost of maintenance can vary significantly. 
  • Lastly, both gas and induction stove top make the task of cooking easy and quick. However, cooking on a gas stove can take slightly longer. 

Induction cooktop and gas stove – what are the differences?

Now that you know how an induction cooktop and a regular gas stove are similar, you must also know the differences between the two, and there are quite a few differences which you cannot overlook. 

  • How do they work?

The most significant distinguishing factor between an electric stove for cooking and a gas stove is the way it functions. A gas stove requires one or more burners, and you must keep the cookware, i.e., the pots and pans, on top of it for cooking. 

Also, you must connect the gas stove to an energy source like LPG or PNG through a gas supply line or a gas cylinder that will supply fuel to the stove. You can control the gas flow through a valve that determines the intensity of the heat or flame. 

On the other hand, an induction cooktop works using the electric magnetism to generate heat that allows cooking. The induction cooker has a heating plate inside under the ceramic surface of the cooktop. It has a dedicated cooking space on which you must place the cookware. 

More importantly, unlike the gas stove, where you can use any kind of cooking vessel, with an induction cooktop, you must use only an induction-friendly cooktop. While you may use aluminium, glass or copperware on a gas stove, they may not be compatible with an induction cooktop. 

  • Energy efficiency

Today, with energy saving becoming the centre of all our activities, you may unwillingly be using a lot of energy by using a gas stove. This is where an induction cooktop holds a massive advantage. 

An induction cooktop transfers heat directly to the cookware with minimal energy loss. According to energy conservationists, an induction stove uses up to 90% of the energy it generates. However, to use the maximum amount of energy from the induction cooktop, it is advisable to purchase an induction stove with a heating element of at least 1500 Watts. 

One such induction that you can consider buying is the Induction Cooktop Sensor Feather Touch offered by Wipro Appliances. It has a heating element of 2000 watts, which means you can save a lot of energy every day while you cook your meals. Thus, you can contribute to the global cause of energy saving and also enjoy valuable savings on your power bills. 

In contrast, a gas stove needs heated gas to work. Since there is plenty of space between the burner and the cookware, a lot of the stove's energy gets wasted. Additionally, you must be physically present near the stove to monitor the cooking status, or it may lead to spillage and food wastage. 

The Induction Cooktop Sensor Feather Touch has different selection of cooking menu for making different dishes and for different tasks. You can select one of these options based on what you want to cook, and the induction cooktop will automatically turn off as soon it reaches the maximum temperature for the chosen setting. 

Also, there is a set timer option where you can pre-set the cooking time, and once the time is completed, the stove will automatically turn off. This save helps save a lot of energy. 

  • Safety

While cooking at home or anywhere, safety is paramount. With a gas stove, you have to deal with naked flame, and there is always a looming risk of accidental burns or fire due to gas leakage. 

In contrast, an induction cooktop does not involve direct fire. So, it is much safer, and even if you accidentally put your hands on the cooktop, there is no risk of injury. 

Induction Cooktop or Gas Stove – The Verdict

So, by knowing the difference between the two it is quite obvious that an induction cooktop is a much better option than a gas stove. It is easy to use, energy efficient, and more importantly guarantees safety. 

Also, with features 10 pre-set cooking programs, you can easily boil a milk or steam idlis with just a click of a button. The auto on-off feature also ensures that there is no spillage. What more can you ask for? 

Bring home the Induction Cooktop Sensor Feather Touch by Wipro Appliance and enjoy a wonderful cooking experience every day.

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