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This Months Bulletin - Induction Cooking?
So, what is induction cooking? I am sure you have heard someone mention induction at some point, but what is it, and how does it work?
Well, induction is a relatively new cooking technology that has recently become more readily available to the consumer market. It is gaining momentum and popularity due to its highly proficient heating technique and money saving efficient power use.
How does it work? I will do my best to explain the basics as far as I understand them. An induction cooktop works by sending an electric current through a copper coil located directly under each burner. When the electric current travels through the copper coil a magnetic field is produced.
This magnetic field reacts with magnetic iron molecules in your steel or cast iron pot or pan. The magnetic field agitates the iron(ferrous) molecules in the pan creating friction energy. This friction energy creates heat, much like when you rapidly rub your hands together. Thus the pan itself creates the heat, heating the food within.
The reason this is such an efficient heating process is because the induction cooktop actually does not produce any heat. Only when the pot or pan is introduced can the magnetic reaction take place, creating heat energy. This is why induction cooktops are the safest and most energy efficient cooking method available today.
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