Today we want to tell you about an induction cooker - household appliances, which is still a new guest in our kitchens and often causes concern for a certain category of people. Is this really high-tech “know-how” superior to the usual analogues and how safe is it, in principle?
If you have never encountered induction cookers or are just planning to purchase it and still do not know anything about it, here is a brief description of the principle of its operation for you.
The structure of induction cookers is similar to electrical models, but their “interior” is completely different. An electromagnetic coil is hidden under each burner, which creates a magnetic field when an electric current is passed through it. This field causes substances with ferromagnetic properties to heat up. That is, metal utensils.
Now consider the main advantages of such plates:
+ 1. They consume less energy than electric stoves, since the need for a heating element disappears.
+ 2. Induction models are much safer than gas ones, since the possibility of gas leakage or explosion is excluded.
+ 3. Food does not stick to the induction stove, so it is easier to care for it.
+ 4. The surface of the induction cooker does not heat up, so the risk of burns is minimal.
+ 5. Induction cookers do not give heat and stuffiness, since there are no heating elements in them.
+ 6. Almost all induction cookers have software boards that simplify the cooking process - they are equipped with timers and systems for fine-tuning the heating level.
The main disadvantages
Let's move on to the obvious disadvantages of this technique:
- 1. Only special utensils made of a material having ferromagnetic properties are suitable for the stove.
- 2. With respect to gas stoves, induction still more ruinous for family budget – electricity more expensive than gas.
- 3. Is that expensive and the stove. With electrical appliances such as induction cookers are in the same price range, but the gas counterparts are much cheaper.
- 4. Induction stoves work on electricity, and hence the risk of electric shock, if properly used, is relatively high.
- 5. Such devices require careful selection of cleaning agents – even one-time use of abrasives leads to a deterioration of appearance.
- 6. In close proximity to induction cooktops can not have metal objects – they will heat up due to the magnetic field.
Rules of using induction cookers
So does an induction cooker or on human health? No, especially if you follow the rules of using this device.
Rule 1. If you have a pacemaker, you should not be very close to the induction cooker, as its field can disrupt the operation of the device.
Rule 2. The magnetic field acts only within a radius of 30 centimeters from the coil, then it dissipates and becomes completely safe for humans, including pregnant women and children.
Rule 3. Long-term presence within the magnetic field of any part of the body such as the hands, can cause tingling in the fingertips, but this effect soon disappears if it is removed.
As you can see, in General, induction plate safe. Of course, when using them it is necessary to observe some precautions, but it applies to any appliances in principle.