Voltage Requirements, Power Consumption & Temperature Settings of Induction Cooktop

How to use Induction cooktop

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There is this one thing which confuses most of the buyers of an induction cooktop online. Most of the queries are about the voltage requirement, power consumption, and temperature settings. So we decided to do a detailed analysis of this matter and present to you with the answers.

Cooktops today can be found in different sizes, designs, and features in the market. Some models come with only one burner, and some may have four or five. So the voltage requirement also differs from model to model. Have a look at the following section to get a clear view about all these.

Voltage Requirements

Each cooktop may need a different voltage and each country may have a difference in voltage distribution. Today most of the EU countries are using 230 volts as their voltage distribution. But the case is not similar to Japan, Canada, and the United States. They use 100 – 120 volts as their standard voltage. Almost all of the inductions are made as compatible with the common standard of voltage distribution. Every company builds their inductions as per the standards of the country they are doing business in. So whichever country are you living in, just be sure to check the voltage statement before buying and you are good to go? But one thing you should not forget is the required circuit. Normally, a single burner induction needs 15 amps as they use 1200-1800 watts. But if you are choosing a model with four or five burners, the wattage will increase and subsequently you will need a minimum of 40 – 50 amps.

Power Consumption

Induction cookers are famous for their heat consistency and energy efficiency. The best inductions in the market also have a ‘speed boost’ or ‘power booster’ mode which enables you to cook your food twice as faster as with regular setting. If you have a look at the survey of The US Department of Energy, you will see that the energy efficiency of an induction is as high as 84% compared to non-induction electric cooker with 74% and gas cooktops with only 44%. Since induction cooktop works faster than other mediums and is more energy efficient, it won’t cost you more than cooking on electric or gas burners.

Temperature Settings

Each induction cooker provides you with various temperature settings to suit all the cooking styles you want. If you have a keen interest in cooking, it is important for you to check the temperature settings of the cooktops before buying one. Induction cookers may offer cooking temperatures between 500 watts and 4000 watts. It is focused on your cooking needs from searing to simmering. Another interesting thing is that the temperature does not fluctuate like other mediums. It will constantly continue to deliver the heat level you chose. This will give you precision in your cooking. All the good models in the market have LED display panels to show you the heat level it is providing. Cooking can never be fun like this!

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