The Benefits of Induction Cooking
Induction cooking has been solidly outperforming traditional methods for years, even as many chefs and cooks still continue to swear by traditional gas or electric ranges. “Cooking with gas” is an established trend that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
The tide does seem to be turning, though; more and more cooks are using induction hobs, from single-plate models to large ranges, to create delicious meals in smaller spaces and for fewer resources. Even major news publications have cottoned on to the trend, with reports of London chefs turning out Michelin Guide-level menus on nothing but a few induction hobs.
However, induction cooking isn’t just a flash-in-the-pan trend; it’s actually a smart approach to several issues that commercial kitchens face.
Mobile caterers – think food trucks and stalls – can rely on space-saving induction hobs to help them keep food hot, fresh and ready to serve.
Induction cooking is more efficient than traditional methods, with 90% of the energy produced channelled into the pan itself. That means that food cooks faster using fewer resources.
Induction is safer, as there is no flame or element to ignite fumes or cause burns. When pans are removed, the hob stops heating up.
Induction cooking creates a cooler environment in the kitchen, as the surface only heats up when a pot or pan is applied, instead of having to keep your cooking appliances heated and ready throughout busy service periods. Energy is contained in the pan, which means that the heat doesn’t escape into the surrounding air. Your staff will thank you!
Best of all, induction hobs have an entirely smooth surface, making them easy to clean and maintain. There are no hidden nooks or crannies where food or grease particles can get stuck, and spills won’t bake on to the surface.
With so many benefits, it’s easy to see why induction cooking should have its place alongside gas and electric methods. It promotes efficiency, is easy to use and offers consistent results – all things that a commercial kitchen needs in order to be successful.