Induction Cooktops : Buying Guide for Smart Cooking

Induction Cooktops free you from the worries of using a stove with gas when trying to get a portable stove. The requirement that is required to use an induction cooktop is electricity.

Induction Cooktops: Why to have it?

  • Gives a comfortable cooking experience
  • Control the temperature settings with precision
  • Gives us good speed saving time
  • Requires very little Power, Economical
  • Quickly switched on and off, Energy efficient
  • Heat is generated in the cooking pot, and the rest of the surface of induction remains cool
  • The temperature of the kitchen remains cool
  • Embedded smart sensors help auto shut, avoiding burning of the food
  • Does not require a well-ventilated area, Easy to install
  • Fitted in higher or lower heights
  • Highly portable, Quite easy to clean

If you’re looking for a durable, safe, and energy-efficient induction cooktop, I suggest checking out at for various models of Induction cooktop.

V-Guard VIC-30 2000-Watt Induction Cooktop (Black)

  • 4 digit LED display
  • Digital timer control
  • Spill-proof and automatic switch off
  • Power Indicator
  • 10 power levels
  • Fast heating function

Sowbaghya Slim Induction Stove (Touch Model) 2000Watts

  • Key Function – Pressure Cooker, Deep Fry, Boil, Keep Warm, Manual and Child Lock
  • Automatic Switch-on and Switch-off options.
  • Slimmest induction stove
  • Slide model to control the temperature
  • 2000W Strong Firepower

Havells Insta Cook ST 2000-Watt Induction Cooktop (Black)

  • 8 mode of cooking functions
  • Auto pan detection and chid cock for extra safety
  • Automatic switch off at high temperature
  • Fixed and variable cooking

Bajaj Majesty Slim 2100-Watt Induction Cooktop (Black)

  • Feather Touch Controls for your aesthetics and convenience
  • Pre-set Timer for hassle free cooking
  • Warranty: 1 Year Warranty
  • Power: 2100 watts; Operating Voltage: 220 – 240 volts

Havells Insta Cook RT 1400 watts Induction Cooktop

  • 4 cooking options
  • 0-2 hours pre set timer
  • Soft touch operations
  • Digital LED indication for easy operations
  • Fixed and variable cooking

Usha Cook Joy (3616) 1600-Watt Induction Cooktop (Black)

  • Pan sensor technology Manual setting to customize cooking
  • 10 Amp Plug with earthing for safety.
  • Extra long cord. Flexible power cord of 1.2 meter length

Philips HD4938 Induction Cooker

  • Induction Cooker
  • Easy to use
  • Saves time and energy

Sisliya Infrared Cooker Portable Counter top Burner Hot Plate Induction Cook top with LCD Sensor Touch 2000 W (Induction Cook Stove)

  •  Built-in side handles, the stove is easy and convenient to move and install in another place.
  • It has touch control, Built-in timer
  • Power regulator from 200 W to 2000 W.

Jukkre Portable Induction Stove, 2500-Watt 120-Volts Induction Cooker Smart Touch Sensor Electric Ceramic Cooker

  • High-tech Heating Technology Far-infrared heating, using far-infrared light wave heat transfer,
  • Wide Range of Pot Materials and Large Diameter Pot Selection
  • 5 Safety System Designs
  • High voltage and low voltage protection
  • Max Power 2500 Watts

Abhsant Portable Cook-top Induction Stove Counter top Burner, 2500-Watt 230-Volts Induction Cooker

  • 5 Safety System Designs
  • High voltage and low voltage protection
  • Wide Range of Pot Materials and Large Diameter Pot Selection
  • High-tech Heating Technology
  • Far-infrared heating, using far-infrared light wave heat transfer

Bhavya enterprises Commercial Stainless Steel Electric Induction Cooker (Silver, 3500 W)

  • Sunken area diameter -10″ ( unit dimensions:17″x16″x6″ )
  • Material – ss 304 steel
  • Digital thermostat soft touch botton
  • Power -5000 watts
  • Temp range – 0 to 100 degrees

FROTH & FLAVOR Commercial Stainless Steel Induction Cooktop, 3500 W (Silver)

  • Power -3500 WATTS
  • DIGITAL control panel
  • 1 year warranty

Induction Cooktop: How does it Work?

It works on the principle of generating heat energy from magnetism through a coil of wire into the cookware. An AC flows through the loop, which creates a magnetic field. It induces resistive electric current flowing into the cookware. The induction cookware is made from magnetically conductive & ferromagnetic. The resistive electric current inside cookware generates heat. This heat generated cooks the food.

Factors to consider before buying Induction Cooktop

If you plan to buy an induction cooktop, here are factors you should keep in mind.

Cooktop Size
During multitasking go for two zones that can cook at the same time. It is efficient air-circulation inside to cool PCB. It leads a longer life to the induction. Small stand-alone portable inductions are little inexpensive
many zones placed near to each other cooking space becomes cramped regarding access to the controls. The cooktop can make the authorities greasy and less responsive.

Cooking Zones
Large cooking zones have a diameter larger than 21cms for efficient handling of larger cookware. Choose an induction cooktop with a new large, flexible and small cooking zone.

Control Panel
There are three types of control panels for induction cookers. There is press button control, rotating knob control, and touch sensor controls. Touch panels are more expensive than press buttons.

Power/ Temperature Settings
It is easy to cook if power settings intervals are less. Slight increasing or decreasing can be regulated effectively, making it user-friendly.
Some prefer low power options for lower power bills. In the long run, if we use low Power for a long duration or a high power for a short period, the result will be the same.

Design of the Induction Cooktop
The design depends on the personal choice of style. Just keep in mind that framed maps can be more prone to the build-up of dirt and grime in the frame crevices. Frames help to contain spills. Edgeless designs are simple to wipe clean but prone to cracks and breaks if accidentally dropped.

Portable Vs. Non-Portable
Portable inductions can be carried anywhere makes it a favourite with people not wanting to follow procedures.

Features in Induction Cooktops

As cooktops have become more popular, many useful features have been added to induction cooktops.

Timer Settings
It comes in handy when you require to heat or boil simply. It will automatically shut down immediately. After the preset time, the cooktop automatically turns off and stops using Power and saves energy and prevents accidents.

Preset Cooking Menus
These are set for pre-defined heat and time for each food. The cooking menus have a grill, stir, boil, fry, milk, etc. These are handy and are user-friendly features to save time.

Voltage Display & Electrical Consumption Display
There is voltage display, electrical consumption display and child lock on the control panel for ease of the user. Keep the user aware of exactly how much Power is being used.

Automatic Pan Detection Feature
Automatic pan detection feature that ensures heating is turned off as soon as the cookware is removed from the cooktop.

Safety Sensors
Safety sensors that monitor the temperature of the bottom of the cookware help in case of empty cookware left on the heating zone with Power on, to adjust the power output to avoid damage to the cooktop and cookware.

Auto Switch Offs
This automatically turns the element down or off in the event of overheating or when one removes cookware. If unsuitable cookware is used, it beeps to indicate.

Small-item Detection
If a small item is placed on the heating area of the induction like fork, spoon, ring, etc., it is not detected as cookware.

Child Lock
It can lock the induction cooktop while in use. It can be closed for cleaning or during cooking as well.

Safety Cut off Feature
If the cooking zone is switched on for an extended period without the temperature being altered, it will cut off or switch off automatically.

Auto Heat-up
Auto heat-up allows the cooking zone to heat to a higher setting. Then it automatically turns down to a preset setting after a certain amount of time.

The cooking zone heats food or liquid quickly at the highest setting, and then automatically reduces the heat to a pre-selected lower environment.

Overflowing Control
In case of overflowed liquid or food spills onto the controls, the induction will beep and shut down.

Power on / Residual Heat Light
A feature displaying that residual heat is still there, or Power is still On should be bright enough for one to notice.

Pause Button
It locks all settings just like all buttons are locked during child lock. One can wipe down the controls and then press the button for resuming the cooking again.

Food Warming
To keep the food warm and not cook it, there is a feature which is simmering setting which can be used.

LED Flames
For a feel of flame, new model induction features LED flashes to give a visual idea to the cook about the intensity of heat.

Induction Ready Cookware
Not every pot/pan can work on the induction cooktop. Cooking vessels should be flat, smooth and magnetic. Stainless steel, cast iron and enamelled cast ironwork on induction cooktops . Aluminium, glass and copper cookware do not work on inductions.