In this modern world, the lifestyle of people is changing drastically. Everyone is in a hurry. As we know time is the most precious thing. So what about saving some of your time from daily life? The straightforward option is to switch your gas stove to Induction cooktop.
You can cook food with induction cooktop without any help of gas. Vessel is heated on Induction Cooktop. This heat is used to cook food. Induction cooktop works on the principle of electromagnetic field. It produces electromagntic field which in turn heats up the vessel. The temperature is increased very quickly but at the same time the surface of cook top is not heated. If you really don’t wish for a gas burner then Induction cooktop is the best choice. The food is made faster as compared to gas stove.
So buying an Induction Cooktop in India has become so confusing. The real reason for confusion is so many brands and models are available with different features and quality in induction cooktops. And as a buyer, its very difficult to understand the quality of an induction cooker. Generally buyer does not know what specifications are a must have thing if he/she is to buy one for him/her. People in India always fall for a cheaper price induction cooktops. Yes! money matters a lot but one should buy a product which saves his/her money in a long term period.
Also people want good quality induction cooker in cheap price which is close to impossible. Always remember one thing – “cheap can’t be always best.” it’s very important to buy a good quality induction cooker at reasonable price to enjoy fast and efficient cooking .
If you look closely, you will find that most of the induction cookers are rated around 2000w. But the real wattage may lies around 850~1330W. You will feel only when you cook on it. The low wattage will spoil your mood if you want real fast cooking experience. Also, quality and finishing of these induction cooktops are really very bad. The low wattage induction cooker uses ceramic plates or normal tempered glass top. these plates, on frying oil ,the top glass gets crack too soon. This happens because of sudden heat generated in the oil and then vessel. So avoid such type of induction cooktops.
2. Coil Quality
Low price/cheap induction cooker uses low wattage, ceramic/tempered glass top plate, and a small pcb board for low wattage. It will have aluminium induction coil instead of pure copper coil. The body will be made of plastic. Also it will not have a wide variety of cooking options. It will have worst quality components used on pcb board. This type of induction cooker is available for Rs 1500~1600 in market.This type of induction cooker is not recommended. Never buy these type of cooktops. It will not serve the purpose of your cooking. Any power fluctuation will create immense problem in these induction cooker . it will also not cook the way you want to cook.
3. Body Quality
Low price/cheap quality induction cooker uses very low quality plastic body. You will feel it by seeing the finish of the product. these low grade cooktops will have worst finishing. The plastic body will develop cracks after 1-3months of time. Also you cannot put more weight on it because it can’t resist more weight for normal 3-4 member family also.
4. Top Plate Quality
This fact is also a must have in your buying list. If you need good quality induction cooker with good life, just check and see whether the top plate is A-GRADE GERMAN PLATE or not. Never buy a cooktop with ceramic top plate.
5. Operating in low voltage ~100V Range?
Yes! this is also a vital key point if you are planning to buy an induction cooktop for your daily needs. If you live in a rural area where voltage fluctuation is a common issue then this point will come handy. In India most of the rural areas or sometime in urban areas have low voltage problem. Cheap induction cooktop will never work good in low voltage scenerio. Be sure of this point if you are planning to buy a induction cook top. this cooktop must run on low voltage also.
6. Temperature & Power Settings
The cheap induction cooktop temperature setting intervals are less. It is a usefull fact while cooking. You will fin times when you want slight increament or decreament in temperature for your cooking. The temperature settings are user frendly to regulate temperatures. Also see that the induction cooktop starts with less starting temperature by default when you switch on it.
7. Cooking Functions Variety
Look for cooking options like-
Electric consumption display etc….available or not
Make sure that an induction cooker you are planning to buy have all the required cooking functions on control panel. More Cooking functions available is good about manufacturer capabilities and ability to understand cooking needs.
8. Look For The Sensors
Also check the sensor material and IGBT.
So, this was a brief guide on buying an Induction Cooktop. Now let’s start reviewing the best 7 Induction Cooktop in India that fits your needs according to your budget.