7 things you need to know about induction cooktops

7 things you need to know about induction cooktops

Are you considering getting a new cooktop for your kitchen? If so, you have three options on hand, namely induction cooktops, gas cooktops and electric cooktops.

According to Houzz.com.au, when replacing appliances, gas cooktops are the preferred option (49%). However, this changes when it comes to building a new home or renovating an existing kitchen. In this case, home owners are more likely to choose induction cooktops (28%) over electric cooktops (22%).

As Ross’s purchasing head, I certainly know all about the three different types of cooktops. If you’re sitting on the fence and torn in regards to which type of cooktop you should install in your new kitchen, consider the following facts. You will soon realise why I recommend you shop for induction cooktops in Perth over their counterparts.

1. They are incredibly safe

As compared to gas or electric cooktops, induction cooktops are incredibly safe to use. Unlike electric cooktops, induction cooktops do not maintain high temperatures after cooking. Moreover, there are no flames or toxic by-products associated with these cooktops as opposed to gas cooktops.

You’ll find that induction cooktops in Perth, such as those we sell here at Ross’s Discount Home Centre, feature various safety features. You need not worry about voltage fluctuations, overheating or burning is you purchase high quality units such as ours.

2. You can use any utensils with induction-compatible bottoms

For your utensils to work on an induction cooktop, they will need to have induction-compatible bottoms. Only utensils that feature enamelled iron or cast iron at the bottom are suitable. It doesn’t matter if the rest of the cookware is made of copper, aluminium or other materials.

Many manufacturers in Perth recommend using only their cookware on their induction cooktops. However, induction cooktops can be used with any cookware that features induction-compatible bottoms.

3. They cook food fast and evenly

The reason I personally love induction cooktops is that they heat up food fast. However, many customers have quested whether they heat food evenly. This is a myth. The truth is that the quality of your utensils determines even heating. The higher the quality of the cast iron or alloy in your cookware, the faster and better your food will heat.

4. They are not silent, but they are certainly not loud

While induction cooktops make a buzz or a hum during operation, they aren’t loud or noisy. The buzz is similar to that made by other electronic devices and can rarely be heard in regular environments. Don’t let this deter you from heading out and comparing induction cooktops in Perth.

5. They are more expensive, but not as expensive as you may think

Most people stay away from induction cooktops because of the price. Indeed, you’ll find the price of induction cooktops in Perth is far more expensive than gas or electric cooktops. However, this is not of great concern if you choose to buy from Ross’s Discount Home Centre. Our range is affordable and suitable for every budget, starting at just $1,129.

You will find that, just like everything else, the price will vary with features and functionality. The more features and functionality you want, the more you need to pay.

6. They can be easily installed by an electrician

If you’re replacing your old cooktop with an induction cooktop, you will need professional help. It is simply not a matter of hooking it up to a power source. Special circuit amp breakers and gauge lines need to be used for it to operate safely. Make sure to call in an electrician to install your cooktop.

This is an easy and relatively quick procedure for a trained electrician.

7. They are incredibly easy to clean and maintain

Another reason why I love induction cooktops is that they are incredibly easy to clean and maintain. The surface cools quickly after cooking and any spills can easily be wiped away. This way, my cooktop never gets dirty and allows me to keep my kitchen spic and span.

However, you must always remember not to scratch the surface of an induction cooktop. Never slide your cookware on it and don’t drop heavy materials onto it. This way, your cooktop will offer you many years of service.

By now, I’m sure you agree that induction cooktops are better than their gas or electric countertops. If I’ve persuaded you to get one, then there is no better place to purchase induction cooktops in Perth than Ross’s. Our high quality and multifunctional induction cooktops will not burn a hole in your pocket.

Take a look at our 60cm induction cooktop, our 60cm slider induction cooktop and our 90cm touch control induction cooktop. All three models are bestsellers at our store and you will not go wrong in choosing any of them.

60cm Induction Cooktop

60cm Induction Cooktop

60cm Slider Touch Induction Cooktop

60cm Slider Touch Induction Cooktop

90cm Touch control Induction Cooktop

90cm Touch control Induction Cooktop

Conclusion:

Cooktops are available in three types – gas, electric and induction cooktops in Perth. If you have not considered an induction cooktop, I highly recommend you to do so. They are safer to use than gas or electric cooktops. You can use any utensil with induction-compatible bottoms on such cooktops and the quality of cookware will determine even heating. While they do create a slight buzzing sound on operating, they aren’t loud or noisy. They are also incredibly easy to clean and maintain however, do note, induction cooktops are more costly than gas or electric cooktops and you will need an electrician to install.

If your mind is set and you want to start looking for induction cooktops in Perth, you can do no better than to purchase yours from Ross’s Discount Home Centre. We feature a range of quality induction cooktops that are available at incredibly competitive prices. By choosing to buy from us, you can get yourself a great cooktop that will offer you many years of service.

Take a look at our online store or visit our showroom today. You cannot go wrong in buying from us!