Which choose a plate induction or electric?

Elegant article about how to choose a plate into the kitchen, if there is a choice between the electrical and induction slab. All the advantages and disadvantages of these plates.

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Induction stove or electric? What is still better? Let’s deal with together, evaluating all the pros and cons.

Some of the readers may wonder: “Induction stove? What is it?”. Immediately note that the induction stove also refers to electric stoves, the source of its power is electric current. But the principle by which the induction panel works, fundamentally different, as opposed to classic electric stoves with metal burners or modern electric plates with a glass-ceramic coating.

The principle of operation of the electric stove is a multistage process. The heating element is heated under the influence of current and transfers its heat to the metal disk or glass-ceramic coating of the plate, from which heat goes to the dishes, and from the dishes its contents.

The principle of the induction plate is simpler and caused by the lack of heating element. Instead of it in the stove installed an induction coil, which creates a magnetic field, interacting directly with dishes and heating the dishes itself, bypassing the heat coating process. And it gives a lot of advantages, although it also has some disadvantages.

Hob material

For the production of modern electric stoves use, in the overwhelming majority, glass-ceramic panels. They differ in strength, have good energy efficiency, possess a stylish appearance. They do not have scary metal pancakes that recently decorated enameled metal plates from metal. Similar remnants of the past are increasingly going to the country or live their time in old apartments, waiting for replacements to more beautiful models.

Modern electric stakes are heated using spiral elements that are made from special alloys. Weldes are also halogen heating elements.

To produce induction slabs, also use glass ceramics or special tempered glass. At the same time, the last option is distinguished by a number of undoubted advantages: the material has a lower cost, easy to care and cleaning, does not fly into pieces when damaged, as it likes to make a ceramic coating.

The only disadvantage of glasses is their edge.

Induction and electric cooking panel. what is the difference?

These two categories have a common feature only one. both types of devices are powered by the network. By design, electrical and induction models of cooking panels are quite significantly different. In general, there are five main types of household heaters:

  • induction coil;
  • Easy incandescent helix;
  • tubular electric heater;
  • halogen infrared;
  • Thin tape (Hi-Light).

Only four are used in the design of modern kitchen units. The difference between them is manifested in the features of operation and specifications. It is impossible to definitely say which cookbar is better: for someone more economically and it is more convenient to use induction surfaces, someone will seem more reliable and more efficient electrical models. Much depends on the brand and those ideas that he could implement. If we consider the products of famous European trademarks, it can be said that there is definitely unsuccessful solutions among the aggregates of both categories. Advantages of modern and functional models are more than flaws, regardless of the type of heater.

In our article, we will analyze in detail and compare the principles of work, the features of the installation and operation, the advantages and disadvantages of each option. For some, our review will be an extension to choose the induction panel, and someone will finally be sure to be a fan of electrical cooking surfaces. In any case, we will try to be as objective as possible in our article. Let’s start with the general analysis, and in the end in detail Consider the products Miele. the German manufacturer of the premium household appliances.

Easy to use

The main virtue that will be needed to you when using the electric stove. patience. The burner is heated quickly enough, almost instantly, however, to transfer its heat to the dishes need time. A lot of time. To heat the frying pan to the temperature suitable for frying, leaves for about 7 minutes, to bring to a boil to a saucepan of water for pasta. 15-20 minutes.

In order to change the temperature already heated dishes, it is also not easy. quickly increase the “fire” from low to the maximum will simply fail, and the most reliable way to quickly reduce the heating is to remove the dishes from the stove. Perhaps this is the most important drawback of the electric cooking surface. it is slow, inert, and it makes her terribly uncomfortable.

With the induction cooking surface, everything is not. The heat source in its case is the bottom of the dishes itself, so the increase or decrease in heating occurs in the literal sense instantly: if your previous slab was gas, you will not even notice the difference.

I specifically conducted an experiment and sitting the time that was required by my Pyramida IFEA 640 B in order to bring to a boiling 2 liter of water in a saucepan without a lid. It took 9.5 minutes. two more times less than I would spend using an electric stove. In addition, the induction cooking surface has other advantages arising from its principle.

First, it is a high efficiency. thermal energy does not go “into the air”, and almost completely used to heat the food.

Secondly, its economy. since almost all energy is used for its intended purpose, the induction plate will still consume less electricity and costs you cheaper. Considering that the electrical and induction cooking surfaces are approximately the same, it is an extremely useful property at current time.

Thirdly, the stove will automatically turn off if you rent dishes from the burner, which also contributes to savings and natural resources, and your money. In general, in terms of convenience, the induction cooking panel deserves a solid five (which in our scale corresponds to a solid two).

Induction cooking surface. 2 points Electric cooking surface. 0 points

In the process of its work, the induction cooking surface makes various sounds, which was a discovery for me, because the electric stove is absolutely silent. It is impossible to say this in the induction, it crashes quietly, includes a fan hidden in its depths to cool the coil and radiator of the transistor, the word, lives his life.

In no case don’t think that these sounds are annoyed, scare or somehow interfere with me to live, but they are, and after a few years that has not made the slightest sound of the electric stove for several years. To honor of the induction plate, I can assure that these sounds are quite quiet, and notice them to stop quickly quickly.

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Induction cooking surface. 1 point Electric cooking surface. 2 points

Advantages and disadvantages of models

Its useful to note! The glass ceramic plates won popularity with the following advantages:

  • ability to withstand heating up to 600 degrees;
  • independent adjustment and selection of optimal for the preparation of a specific temperature dish;
  • Many options for convenient use, among which there are timers and several cooking modes;
  • the possibility of using a variety of dishes not possessing ferromagnetic properties;
  • Available cost and lack of need for special maintenance.

The main minus of electrical glass-ceramic plates is the need for careful, but careful cleansing with special tools and detergents with a certain chemical composition.

Otherwise, microarcharchs will begin to appear on the cooking surface.

Keep in mind! Modern induction models are also famous for many advantages:

  • High cooking speed due to fast heating of dishes, and not the entire hob;
  • Reliable security system, which includes the function automatic on and off the device when installing the dishes and removes it from the electroconforc;
  • Easy cleaning of the surface from contaminants. the plots will rather wipe with a soft sponge, as fat and food are not burning;
  • Instant temperature change up to degree with an intuitive control panel;
  • Wide functionality, significantly simplifying the operation and allowing to save time;
  • Economical consumption of electricity.

The disadvantages of the plates of induction type, users call the need to select suitable dishes and high cost of equipment.

In addition, difficulties may arise and with the installation of the device. it cannot be put next to the washing machine or dishwasher, since such a neighborhood may be extremely negatively affecting the operation of other aggregates.

What kind of dishes to choose for cooking

The principle of operation of the induction heater lies in the creation of a magnetic field, which beats freely through one materials and heats other. It is best for cooking panels to buy dishes made of metal with suitable ferromagnetic properties. it is sold at any store of goods for the kitchen and is marked with the corresponding sign. You can use the usual cast iron pans or even steels from steel, though the bad contact with the bottom and the glass-ceramic surface reduces the effectiveness of heating. But the dishes from the usual stainless steel, glass, aluminum, copper and their alloys for induction panels are not suitable. It will simply not be magnetized.

Having studied general information, go to the review of the product of a particular manufacturer. In our case. induction cooking panels Mile.

Bosch PXX675DV1E

  • Maximum power consumption: 7.4 kW
  • Number of burners: 4
  • Sizes of burners: two heating zones 38 x 24 cm
  • Switches: Sensory
  • Difforine timer: yes, sound with disconnection
  • Automatic Functions: Recognition of Presence

Bosch PXX675DV1E. ranks first in the rating of price and quality ratio. Interesting model from German Bosch manufacturer with a number of useful features. The highlight of this model can be considered a large zone of heating FlexInduction. 4 oval inductors are located as close as possible to each other. Non-shown zones practically does not remain. They can be combined in 2 burners or one big. This allows you to use tableware with a diameter of 8 to 30 cm. In this case, the device itself determines and activates the zones, blocked by dishes.

Power 7.4 kW Enough for the full work of all zones at the same time. Pulse heating mode at low power does not feel.

Bosch installed in this model the sensor frying Perfect Fry. It supports the specified temperature in a pan. This will allow with the same ease to prepare as a sauce that requires tomation at a minimum temperature, so fry the fragrant steak at maximum power.

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The inclusion of the PanBoost function will allow you to warm up the frying pan in seconds to the desired temperature.

Among other useful functions can be allocated:

  • Power Boost will further increase the power of the burner.
  • RESTART Save the last settings when automatically shutting down the plate.
  • Timer will turn off the harden after the set time expires.
  • “Children’s Security” will protect the panel from accidental clicking.

Electrolux IPES6451KF

  • Maximum power consumption:
  • Number of burners: 4
  • Conforming dimensions: 14.5-18-21-21 cm
  • Switches: Sensory
  • Difforine timer: yes, sound with disconnection
  • Panel Lock Button: Yes

Electrolux IPES6451KF ranks second in ranking. Induction stove with 4 heating zones with a diameter of 14.5-18-21-21 cm. The burners work separately or, if necessary, 2 neighboring is combined by a bridge, forming a large oval zone. Thanks to the function of automatic recognition of the dishes, the device itself activates the engined inductors.

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For each heating zone, an individual slider with 14 power levels is provided. Thanks to this, one touch can be installed the desired temperature, optimal for the preparation of a dish.

Hob2Hood technology will automatically turn on the “smart” extract, as soon as cooking starts, and select the desired power mode.

Useful for Hosts Function. Sense Boil. She will get rid of the need to stand at the slab, waiting for the water boils. Vibration sensor courtesy when active boiling starts, and reduce the power so that the water does not escape from the pan. At the same time he sounded a beep.

Bosch PIF651FB1E

  • Maximum power consumption: 7.4 kW
  • Number of burners: 4
  • Conforming dimensions: Konford with a diameter of 14.5 cm; Konford with a diameter of 18 cm; Konford diameter 21 cm; Konford diameter 18 cm with expansion zone 28 cm
  • Switches: Sensory
  • Conforming timer: yes
  • Automatic Functions: Recognition of Presence

simple, compared to pxx675dv1e, model. The maximum power is 7.4 kW. This is enough for simultaneous work 4 burners. Heating zones differ in size. 14.5, 18, 21 and 28 cm. One burner oval, which allows the use of dishes of large size and non-standard form.

The control of the stove is carried out through the slider on which 17 power steps are located. Such fractional gradation will make it easily choosing the desired temperature for the preparation of different dishes. Change occurs smoothly, pulsation is not felt. Thanks to the QuickStart function, the konfork is automatically activated, on which the dishes are worth it, which simplifies the control of the stove. Also, through the touch panel, you can access additional settings:

  • Set off timer.
  • Activate the PowerBoost feature for any hardware that allows you to connect additional power.
  • Include protection from children.
  • Enable Cleaning pause with short-term blocking panel for 30 seconds.

Like most Bosch models, PIF651FB1E in the case of auto-disconnect will remember the last settings, thanks to the RESTART function.

Siemens ED651FSB5E

  • Maximum power consumption: 6.9 kW
  • Number of burners: 4
  • Conforming dimensions: 14.5-18-21-21 cm
  • Switches: Sensory
  • Difforine timer: yes, sound with disconnection
  • Automatic Functions: Recognition of Presence

Embedded induction panel from Siemens is distinguished by a slightly lower power compared to previous. It is only 6.9 kW. The panel contains 4 heating zones with a diameter of 14.5-18-21-21 cm. In CombizOne 2 adjacent burners can be combined and create a wide heating zone for large dishes.

At the slider, you can set the desired hardware power, moving the slider with a finger. A total of 17 levels are provided, which will make it possible to choose the optimal temperature for the preparation of different dishes. When activating the PowerBoost function for one of the heating zones, additional power will be connected to it. Due to the absence of ripples, the stove without difficulty supports the specified temperature even at low power, which is convenient for extinguishing, cooking sauces.

From other useful functions, you can mark the timer on shutting down for each burner and blocking from children.

Pros and cons of electrical models

Many hostess have long been accustomed to electric panels. They are the same easy-to-use, as well as ordinary plates of old samples. The main advantages can be attributed to:

  • Electric stove smoothly glow and quickly heated.
  • Residual heat heats the air indoor.
  • Convenient touch control.
  • Simple maintenance that does not require special knowledge and effort.
  • Diverse Designer Solutions and Extensive Color Gamma.

About the lack of electrical panels already mentioned. I would like to note that with minimal control of the cooking process, all troubles and negative consequences will be able to avoid. No soup broke. there will be no smell. By the way, induction surfaces also do not like spilled liquids, since after that they still need to wash.