Induction cooker - pro and contra

When a new kitchen is bought, or the old stove is to be replaced with a new one, the question often arises of an induction cooker. What advantages and disadvantages has an induction cooker, and what can speak for or against such an acquisition, you will learn in this post.

Advantages of the induction cooker

  • precise cooking
  • fast cooking times
  • partly higher energy efficiency
  • "Automatic" cooking
  • very little heating of the hobs

Precise cooking

Similar to the gas stove, the temperature of the induction hob - due to the function of an induction cooker - can be controlled very precisely. If the heat is regulated down, the temperature drops immediately.

In the ordinary electric oven, it takes a while until the temperature is reduced. The pot must be taken from the plate there, so that the food can cool. This is much more complicated.

Fast cooking times

The "cooking", so bring the temperature of the cooking product is much faster than the usual electric stove. In this way, it can also be seared very quickly.

Partly higher energy efficiency

Especially when cooking is the energy savings in the induction hob enormous. Compared to the usual ceramic hob, around 30% less energy is consumed. Only so-called halogen cooktops are similarly efficient. Overall, the energy consumption is not significantly lower than other herds.

Automatic cooking

Many induction hobs have a selectable temperature setting. The set cooking level will then only be heated until the set temperature has been reached and only switched on again when the temperature drops. In this way, food can cook slowly at a certain temperature, without having to constantly readjust the temperature or supervise the pot.

Very little heating of the hobs

Induction hobs only heat up by the pot heat. This can not burn overcooked and on the plates there is no risk of burns. This is an advantage especially for children in the household.

Disadvantages of induction hobs

  • very low radiation exposure
  • High acquisition costs
  • high cost of pots
  • sensitive technology
  • noise

Very low radiation exposure

There is a radiation exposure due to the pulsed magnetic fields used. For persons with pacemakers and certain medical implants, it is recommended to keep a minimum distance of 40 cm to an induction hob.

High acquisition costs

Compared to a normal electric stove, the acquisition costs are significantly higher. There are no monetary advantages that would compensate for this. It is only a comfort gain.

High cost of pots

Induction stoves require special pots. With a new purchase, this often means that you can not continue to use the old pots, but must buy new. This causes additional costs in many cases.

Sensitive technique

Due to the complex electronics inside, induction cookers are much more sensitive and prone to failure than ordinary ceramic hobs. In addition, the repair costs for many defects are sensitive high.


Due to the necessary cooling inside, induction hobs can emit noises during operation, which are sometimes perceived as unpleasant. Some pets are also able to hear the pulsing of the magnetic fields. They often feel strongly disturbed.

Tips & Tricks

Before purchasing, think about whether the higher initial cost and the potentially shorter life expect you to truly reap the benefits you gain.

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