Modern technology has evolved the kitchens. Gone are the days when firewood was the only source of energy for cooking in the kitchen. Electricity, together with technology, has brought about Induction Cook-tops that save money and time.
These cook-tops are run by electricity. They are safe to use, with most having a child lock button. Cooking has been made fun and an activity to look forward to with these portable cookers. College students who love cooking will love these induction cook-tops. Below is a list of our best picks for you to consider.
1. Prestige PIC 20 Induction cook-top
Prestige brand has been a household name for many years. They have graced our kitchens with long-lasting cookware.
Prestige PIC 20 Induction cook-top is a game-changer. It is lightweight, weighs about two kilos.
It comes with loads with pre-set Indian cuisines for you to try out. You are not limited to just cooking with this induction cook-top; you can warm and saute food. It has air ventilation beneath the glass top.
Cleaning it is very easy, just wipe off the dirt with a cloth. Glass cleaner spray can be used to give it a glossy look.
It uses 1200W over a 230v. Its portability makes camping easier as well as boating. College students are also well taken care of by having it around. It can be used in school dorms or hostels.
- A one-year warranty tag is attached to this cook-top.
- It has a digitized interface.
- It is lightweight at 2 kg\s and portable.
- It has an air vent below the glass top. This ensures free airflow within the element section.
- Separate induction cook pans are required. Not any pan be used on it.
2. Philips 2100 Watt Induction
Philips is also a renowned brand for making households. Their products last forever. With the introduction of induction cook-tops in our kitchens, Philips has gone out of its norm and created Philips 2100 Watt Induction, which is programmed to Indian usage.
It can make dosas and rotis at 2100W over 240V. The digitized controls are easy to read.
It is easy to use, just plug into the electric socket and start cooking. It does not require any assembling.
It can cook through three hours non-stop. If you remove the pot, it automatically shuts itself thereby, reducing risks of burning down your house in case you forget to turn it off.
- It is easy to use. The settings are readable.
- It does not require installation, just plug in and cook.
- At 2100W, it can cook quickly.
- Easy to clean by just wiping.
- Some consumers have complained of short-circuits while frying.
3. Pigeon Rapido Slim 2100 Watt Induction
This one is yours if you are looking for a space-saving cook-top with a touch of class.
Pigeon Rapido Slim 2100 Watt Induction is beautifully designed using black and a touch of bright red in the middle. It will definitely light up your kitchen.
The slim design is great, and it should not fool you into thinking that it is small as it has a wider cooking surface. At 2100W, it can cook rotis and other pre-set Indian food.
It comes with a touch panel, and it can automatically shut itself.
Maintenance is easy as it only requires wiping off dirt with a cloth and not spilling water on the glass top.
- It has a wider cooking surface.
- It has pre-set Indian recipes.
- It shuts down automatically when you remove the cooking pot.
- 2100W cooks quickly and efficiently.
- It does not have an air vent between the cook-top and the bottom part.
4. Bajaj Majesty ICX 1900 Watt Induction
If you are looking for a cooker that will save your electricity bill, then look no further. Bajaj Majesty ICX 1900 Watt Induction comes with a power switch that tells you how much power you have consumed.
It will not start cooking if you use a cooking pot that is not compatible with it. The compatible cookware includes cast iron, die-cast, stainless steel, and non-stick cookware.
It is beautifully made with a crystal glass top that has a larger cooking area.
It comes with touch controls and eight pre-set menus. It is also equipped with an auto shut function after one minute of no usage.
It also has a delayed start operation as well as a protection option against over and under heating.
- It comes with a power switch that lets you know the amount of power you have used.
- It has auto power on and off.
- The operation has a delayed start.
- It comes in 1900W.
- Some consumers say the plastic body melts away.
5. Pigeon Stovekraft Cruise 1800 Watt Induction
This cook-top has a long cord that allows you to move it around the kitchen counter-tops.
Pigeon Stovekraft Cruise 1800 Watt Induction comes with a hands-free timer.
It has an easy to read LED display. These settings include temperature control settings.
The sleek designed cook-top is made from micro-crystal glass. The bottom has a high heating element for fast cooking.
It consumes 1800W with a 240V power input. This gives you room to cook all kinds of dishes.
- It comes with a temperature control setting.
- The chord is long.
- It comes with a hands-free cooking timer.
- It comes with a LED display.
- It does not have a power-saving setting.
6. iBELL Glass Induction cook-top
If you worry about overheating appliances when cooking, worry no more. iBELL Glass Induction cook-top comes with an overheating protection setting that will shut the cooker as soon as overheating is detected.
It is made from crystal glass that makes it attractive and will light up your kitchen.
It comes with a two-year warranty. You have nothing to worry about in case of defaults.
It has digitized controls, LED displays, and an auto-shut function.
The cooking surface is wide, and it comes with seven pre-set menus.
- It has an auto power-off function.
- The overheat protection functionality is on another level.
- It comes with a two years warranty.
- The top is made from crystal glass.
- It does not work silently.
7. Usha 1600 Watt Induction cook-top
This induction cooker will only start after it has sensed the right cookware.
Usha 1600 Watt Induction cook-top is programmed to auto-switch to a power-saving mode in case overheating is detected. This function saves you power.
It comes with five preset Indian menus. The one-meter chord gives you the flexibility of moving around with it in the kitchen.
It has four anti-skid feet, and a one-year tag is attached to it.It heats up very fast and transfers the heat to the cooking pot thereby cooking quickly at 1600W with a 1500V fluctuation resistant.
- It comes with a one-year warranty.
- The power chord is long at one-meter.
- It comes with five preset recipes.
- It saves you power, thereby cutting electricity bills.
- It is not accustomed to slow cooking even after setting it to a slow cooking mode.
8. Duxtop 1800 Watt Induction Countertop
This induction cook-top comes with sensor touch control and a digitized LCD interface. These settings are easy to operate.
Duxtop 1800 Watt Induction Countertop has an automatic sensor that will shut it down when not in use.
It comes with a whopping 20 preset menus for you to try out.
It cooks efficiently and fast with a range of between 100 and 1800W.
It is lightweight and portable—a perfect gift for college students, sailors, and mothers.
The manufacturer offers a one-year warranty. What we loved most about this cook-top is the five-foot cord. It makes cooking in the kitchen flexible.
- The settings are digitized on an LCD interface.
- It is lightweight and portable. College students will love having it in their dorms.
- It has an automatic sensor that will shut it down when not in use.
- It has 20 pre-set power levels of between 100W to 1800W.
- Some consumers have complained of a complex setting.
How To Choose Best Induction Cook–top
As the markets are flooded with all kinds of induction cook-tops, it is our duty to point out the various characteristics that you can look out for before making your ultimate purchase.
It is always perceived that an induction cook-top with high power will also cost you more than expected. This is not the case, induction cookers cook quickly within a short period of time thereby saving you time and energy. It has been proved to be less expensive than traditional cooking methods like gas.
Technology has advanced, and so has induction cook-tops. Most induction cook-tops come with a pre-set menu for the convenience of some users. For people like me who cook food and end up burning it, this menu is set according to the temperatures of the latest dishes. Whether you are cooking rice, boiling milk, or even frying vegetables, the induction cook-top adjusts its temperatures to suit your dish, and luckily, you won’t end up burning it.
Each induction cook-top comes with a pan size, either large or small. So do you want a cook-top with a large pan size or one with a small pan size? Remember that if your pan does not fit the pan area of the cook-top, your device will not start cooking. Both the pan and the cook-top should blend.
Safety? Yes, safety is another important issue here. Some modern induction cook-tops have an auto-pan detector that ensures that the cook-top is turned off after cooking. It also switches off the pan if it is too hot, and you forgot to turn it off.
This is a factor to consider if you want a portable cook-top and not fixed induction cook-tops.
is an extra feature that will save your energy. These cook-tops are fitted with a sensor that will sense when you remove your cookware and shut off after sixty seconds of inactivity.
is also a valuable feature that will shut your cook-top or send it into power-saving mode when overheating is detected. This will cut your electricity bills while cooking efficiently.
tells you the amount of power you have used which will probably be less than expected.
will also go a long way in keeping your cook-top in one place while cooking. If your kitchen counter-tops are smooth, these cook-tops are bound to move along with you while stirring. If you have a cook-top without these anti-skid feet, simply place a towel underneath it.
Freestanding Induction cookers have been favored by many for long. The introduction of small and portable cook-tops is a game-changer. They can be used in camps, school dorms, and on boats.
It is important to buy compatible cookware for all induction cook-tops. These cookers will not start cooking without the right cooking gear. Stainless steel, cast iron, and non-stick cookware are readily accepted by all induction cook-tops.
Avoid spilling liquids on the glass tops since they may crack when hot.
To add on safety measures, it is important to set these induction cook-tops far away from children to avoid accidents.
A power switch setting will cut you the electricity bills while the auto shut function saves your life in case one would forget to switch the cook-top off.
The short cords can be maneuvered by using an electrical cable extension.
Be prepared to incur extra costs of buying additional compatible cookware should you decide to switch to using induction cook-tops.
With an induction cook-top in your kitchen, life is made easy. Just make sure while you are shopping, you take note of the qualities you are looking for. Most of all, safety matters. Have a happy cooking session, won’t you?