Are you tired of food being ruined because of your uneven and misfunctioning burner elements? You are not alone. Regular stovetop coil elements can burn out on one side, heat unevenly, and make cooking difficult.
If you are in the market for a new stovetop method of cooking and are looking at gas cooktops or induction cooktops, we will take a closer look at both to see what the differences are and the pros and cons of both.
While both methods will have pros and cons, sometimes it comes down to personal preference, sometimes it is about how each function.
Cooking with gas has a long tradition. These can use different sources like natural gas, butane, propane, or liquefied petroleum gas. Gas is traditionally used in many restaurants and we all can conjure up the image of the chef with his lapping flames and tossing food and the pan.
Many people like gas as they feel they have more control over it, and this is certainly true over electric stovetops, but not necessarily so with induction. The ability to have instant heat and then have it instantly disappear.
Induction cooking uses direct heat on the surface of the cooking vessel, and that’s all. A coiled copper wire is heated, which passed the heat to the pot. It is very quick.
This will come down to your personal choice and what your needs are. Someone who is used to gas may find that works better for them.
People who have many people to cook for will likely find the induction method of cooking is not only more convenient and quicker but also safer with smaller children in the house.
The induction cooktop is far more practical for those on their own, living in small spaces and having limited kitchen space.
The cost is always a factor, and although the induction cooktops are more costly upfront, they do save money after a while. The gas is an ongoing expense and it can be inconvenient if you have a small tank you need to keep filling.
The gas cooktop might be fine if you consider yourself a foodie and want to try a lot of different and trending new dishes. But installation and ongoing maintenance can be costly in time and money.
Gas is more dangerous and must be mined. The induction cooktop is far more eco-friendly. It is also faster, and you can control the heat and time of things being cooked.
The induction cooktops also look fantastic. They are clean, smooth, and sleek. And while both types of cooktops are portable and can be taken anywhere, one will require electricity and the other a tank of gas.
We hope this induction vs. gas cooktop pros and cons helps you better decide what method will be best for you and your family. Many have both advantages and disadvantages.