Sometimes you just get to a breaking point. In my kitchen, I had burned way too many dishes, yelled at the cooktop one too many times–cooking with electric was just making me crazy. Since there is no gas line on our street, we had 2 options: use a gas tank, perhaps in the basement, plumbling it somehow upstairs. Or we could try an induction cooktop…and hooray, we made the leap!
It just arrived today and after a few experiments, I had it down. For those who want to read more about how induction cooktops work using electromagnetic fields, check out the wikipedia article.
The obvious immediate benefits are: much more efficient, cooktop doesn’t get hot, and most importantly, immediate response and exact control of temperature.
And it’s fast! Here is a video of me demoing how fast water boils: