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Induction cooking is gaining in popularity, but how does the process work?

1. A coiled metal induction element is located beneath the cooktop’s surface, which is typically glass.  Electricity flows into the coils, creating a powerful magnetic field.

2. Ferromagnetic cookware placed within that field acts as a the second conductor, and a current is induced into it.

3.  Eddy currents are created within the cookware itself; the cookware has its own magnetic field, which resists the currents generated by the induction element.

4. Energy created by the opposing magnetic fields is released in the form of heat within the vessel; the vessel, in turn, heats its contents.

 

Induction is a completely different from all other cooking technologies– it does not involve generating heat which is then transferred to the cooking vessel, it makes the cooking vessel itself the original generator of the cooking heat.