With so many different brands, promises and quality, you are spoiled for choices where induction cooktops are concerned. Here you will learn how effectively you can shop for the ideal product.
One important note: do not buy cheap. Such pieces show performance disadvantages or are damaged easily. Reasonably priced induction stoves give much better value for money.
• The Original Wattage – They prominently print 2000w on eye-grabbing areas of the product packaging but be sure to check for the intricate details somewhere else, mostly at the back.
Several cheap products have 900~1350w, which is nowhere as efficient as induction stoves need to be. Normal tempered glass tops or ceramic plates often go on such low-wattage stoves. These can crack due to electrical surges that the stove does not come equipped to handle.
Anything around 1800w and over is a good investment. On the other hand, your stove needs to be able to work with low voltages also. Some remote areas can cause electrical fluctuations that your stove may not be preapred to use.
Check out the voltage label on the product to learn more.
• The Cooker Body – Low cost induction stoves have a plastic body; you can see it in the finish. Three months or so later, this weak body will display cracks and staining and will prove useless with heavy pans or pots. Good strong bodies, preferably metal, is the way to go.
• The Heating Coil – Aluminum induction coils are not as strong or durable as pure copper coils. They former will not be able to withstand power fluctuations. Even if the cooktop plates are great, the coil can burn out and cause internal problems.
• The Main PCB Board & Components – It is recommended that you find a motherboard with the words Siemens IGBT written somewhere on it. Small PCB boards function way below 20 Amps, which is another problem factor with induction stove efficiency.
By extension, the same idea appli
es to the internal components attached to the PCB board. The bigger the board, the more durability and stability features are used for the components, including the IC chip and Rectifier.
• The Cooktop Plates – Check to see whether the top heating plates are A-Grade German Crystal Plates; they may sound expensive but they’re affordable. In addition, these plates are durable and can withstand high temperatures.
• Dimensions – Instead of opting for individual best portable induction cooktops 2015, go for a full-size body with 4 to 5 cooktop plates all on one sturdy frame. Not only are these designed to promote ideal air circulation for the PCB board, they also increase the whole stove’s lifespan. As for plate sizes, look for the 270×270 mm ones; they can accommodate larger pots or pans.
• Warranty – A minimum of 2 years should be your warranty statement. Anything less is not good enough for a modern induction cooktop. All material things are prone to accidents, and even the best stoves fall into this category. A warranty is like life insurance for your new investment. 2 years and more warranty also reflect on the brand, quality, and durability.