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induction cooker

Post by kia » Mon, 08 May 2006 6:40 am

hi,
i'm planning to buy an induction cooker for my new home. but not sure whether it is really good. does anyone using one? i heard someone said that it is very expensive (electr bills).
Thanks alot. :?

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Post by dot dot dot » Mon, 08 May 2006 9:34 am

Depends on how you use it. The way to go is once it reaches its desired hot temperature, you turn 'the volume' down. It will keep its heat and you can even put it off halfway, as the heat remains for a very long time.

As such it is saving energy, rather than increasing your bills.

It takes a while to master cooking with induction, but once you are used to it, it is very convenient imho. I saw some nice cookers for sale at Balestier Road, where all the shops are located.

I am sure you know you also need pots and pans designed for induction cooking.

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Post by CardZeus » Mon, 08 May 2006 10:12 am

Eric from the Netherlands wrote:I am sure you know you also need pots and pans designed for induction cooking.Eric
The only requirement is that they are 'ferrous' metal - i.e., iron or steel. Induction heating does not work with aluminium, pyrex or copper.
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Post by dot dot dot » Mon, 08 May 2006 5:31 pm

And a flat bottom as well Zeus. (Many pots are curved, which is not the right way for induction).
And also a thick one, as the heat of the fire is more intense than with gas cooking.

It is always good to ask if the desired pots are ok for induction cooking, when buying.

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