If we think that gas and electric are the only ways to cook, we need to think again. Induction cooktops are unique as it directly uses electromagnetic energy to heat up pans. While in electric and gas cooktops the heat is transferred indirectly with the help of a burner or other heating element under the cookware which then passes the heat energy into our food. Induction cooktops uses magnets to generate heat in a pan.
Gas Stove Vs Induction Cooktop
Below is point wise comparison of Gas Stove burner vs Induction Cooktop, do check out and decide which is better for your kitchen.
Pros: It should not be a surprise that cooking on induction is very much quicker than cooking on a gas stove. Some induction cooktops are even capable of boiling water within 90 seconds. As induction cooktops just heat the cookware being used, it is more economical, the kitchen is also less sweaty and the chances of accidentally burning yourself are also very slim. It is obvious that induction cooktop is way much safer in comparison to a gas stove. There are many models which automatically powers off the second the cookware is off the surface, some of them also feature child safety systems. In an induction cooktop if you are cooking a dish which is precisely demanding, the results will be much better as they feature electronic controls displayed digitally, the temperature control will be way more accurate. Even aesthetically induction cooktops will fit with any type of décor. If there is any sort of spill over, it is easier to clean induction cooktops as the food will fall on the cool surface.
Cons: Not all cookware are well-suited for induction cooktop so you must use the cookware carefully. Induction cooktops are pricier than gas stoves, but the difference maker will be the amount of energy saved by you.
Pros: As you will switch on the gas stove, the heat will be immediate and even many people prefer to be able to see the fire as it visually guides them about the amount of heat being produced. Any type of cookware can be used with a gas stove and it will work fine. As all the gas stoves come geared up with manual knobs, there are people who tend to like the quality of being able to manipulate the temperature but not digitally, hence giving them the feel of a control panel. Pricewise gas stoves are more economical than induction cooktops. Few of the Best 3 burner gas stove in India are (1) Prestige Marvel Glass-Top Gas Tables, GTM 03L, (2) Sunflame Crystal Plus Stainless Steel 3 burner gas stove, (3) Sunflame Classic Stainless Steel 3 burner gas stove. Best 4 burner gas stove in India is Prestige Marvel Glass Gas Table, 4 Burner.
Cons: If you will think about safety as a concern, then you must keep in mind the fact that you are dealing with a naked fire but also a heat source which is highly combustible, you need to follow safety tips while using gas stove. You will have the potential risk of burning yourself, or an accident like putting your tea towel on fire. A gas leak can occur any time as gas stoves do not have the feature of a warning system to inform you about the leak if anything like that happens. Keeping the gas stove clean is not an easy thing to do, it is pretty hard and not hassle free as bits of food may get stuck under the knobs. Aesthetics are something to think about, if someone is searching for a minimalist feel in their kitchen then it is very hard to get it with a gas stove. While using a gas stove with a good amount of energy will be wasted as all the heat is not just used for cooking, the heat escaping your cookware can make the kitchen environment very much uncomfortable and it will also waste your money.
Comparing both induction cooktops and gas stoves together we can notice that they each have some pros and cons but as we are heading towards future, we should probably accept newer technologies as they are here for our own convenience.