In response to the growing concern about the effect of natural gas-powered appliances on our health, some have sought out alternative technologies. For many, that meant replacing their gas range with an induction cooktop. Although you might have never heard of it, professional chefs and casual home cooks alike have been using induction technology for 50-plus years.
Recent technological improvements, more affordable prices, and a growing concern about the safety of gas cooking have made induction cooktops and ranges a hot topic globally. The use of induction technology has dramatically increased in popularity over the past decade as many find it to be the perfect replacement for gas ranges or unsightly, aging electric resistance coil cooktops. When deciding whether the technology is right for you, it’s important to understand how induction differs from traditional cooktops.