Induction cooktop and ceramic cooktop are both common kitchen appliances. Although their names are similar, they are very different. Whether it is working principle, use effect, or safety, they are very different.
The Working Principle Is Different
Although both the induction cooktop and the electric ceramic cooktop assswork with electricity, the difference in how they use electricity is fundamentally different.
The induction cooktop uses the electromagnetic field to generate eddy current heat inside the magnetic pot placed on the cooktop's surface, thereby heating the food in the pan, so the induction cooktop itself does not generate heat.
The electric ceramic cooktop generates resistance to heat by energizing the nickel-chromium resistance wire inside the cooktop and then transferring the electric heat to the cooktop's surface to heat the objects placed on the stove's surface. Therefore, the ceramic cooktop itself will heat up during use.
Because of the different working principles, the heat transfer efficiency of the induction cooktop and the electric ceramic cooktop is significantly different. The thermal efficiency of the induction cooktop is about 70%, and some can reach 90%. The ceramic cooktop is more similar to the working benefits of an open flame, and its thermal efficiency is only about 55%.
The Effect Of Use Is Different
The difference in the working principle of induction cooktop and electric ceramic cooktop will carry over to their use effect.
Different Scope Of Application
The ceramic cooktop is very tolerant of pots, iron pots, aluminum pots, glass pots, etc.; as long as it is a container that can conduct heat, it can use on a ceramic cooktop. The universality of ceramic cooktop is very high, but it is not recommended to use enamel containers on them. When the stove is used, it will generate a high temperature and melt the enamel, which will bring unnecessary trouble to subsequent cleaning.
In order to use this induction cooktop, you need to use cookware with magnetic-based material bottomInduction cooktop can only use pots that can generate eddy current heat, so they cannot use glass pots and casseroles. The limitations of the use of pots have caused it to lose the support of consumers to a certain extent.
Different Cooking Effects
Since the internal resistance of the electric ceramic cooktop can be heated in an infinite cycle, the upper-temperature limit of the electric ceramic cooktop is very high, even reaching 800 ° C, which is very similar to heating with an open flame. Therefore, many chefs or restaurants will choose the ceramic cooktop as the first choice.
The working principle limits the induction cooktop, and the maximum cooking temperature that can achieve is lower than the ceramic cooktop, generally around 200-300 °C. So, the induction cooktop is a good choice for consumers who use it for cooking instant food or who do not have high requirements for cooking effects. And for groups engaged in or pursuing advanced cooking and want meat products to be soft and delicious, induction cooktop appear to be more than enough.
Different Requirements For The Use Environment
The ceramic cooktop should be used in a ventilated environment, and there should be a specific space between the stove surface and the top.
The induction cooktop can be used in a relatively closed room and has much lower requirements in the working environment.
The heating speed is relatively slow for the ceramic cooktop because the ceramic cooktop heats the heating element and then transfers the heat to the cookware.
When the induction cooktop starts electromagnetic induction, the magnetic conductive cookware will develop heat and heat up, so the speed is much faster than that of the electric ceramic cooktop. Therefore, the hot cooking is more inclined to choose the induction cooktop in the actual use process because the heating is faster.
On the whole, the safety of an induction cooktop is higher than that of an electric ceramic cooktop.
The induction cooktop can be any time shut down to cool down in time, and the harm of residual heat will be minimal. The ceramic cooktop needs a specific cooling time after use. Improper handling can easily lead to burns, and it's not recommended that the ceramic cooktop in the working state be separated from the user's monitoring for a long time. Its operating performance is close to an open flame stove, so escaping from people's sight for a long time will bring unnecessary safety hazards.
How To Choose Between Induction Or Ceramic cooktop
GASLAND ceramic cooktop and induction cooktop are both excellent choices for the modern home, and deciding which appliance to choose will ultimately come down to your specific kitchen requirements.
You can choose an induction cooktop or a ceramic cooktop base on your needs. If high performance and safety are your top priority, you’ll want to go with an induction cooktop. And if you’re looking for an appliance that’s more budget-friendly, you should consider a ceramic cooktop.