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Induction Stovetops Pros & Cons

Like any product, there are differences of opinions. Some people will absolutely love it and others will find fault and not like it. One of the newer items on the market is the NuWave Precision Induction Cooktop as advertised on “As Seen on TV” television commercials. And like any product on the market, there are pros and cons to induction technology.


The Pros:

Instant Adjustment: One of the best features of induction cooking is its heating power. This product allows you to adjust the cooking temperature instantly and precisely. With induction cooking, the heat level is instantly noticeable. You are able to cook at lower temperatures as compared to the traditional stovetops.

No Wasted Heat: Unlike a gas or electric stovetop, induction cooking uses a different type of heating: magnetic energy. By directing your heating and cooking heat onto your pots and pans, you do not have wasted heat and energy to contend with. Your pots and pans are where your induction cooktop channels its heating power in a more effective and energy saving way. No longer do you have to worry about heating up the stove and your kitchen to cook and prepare you daily meals. With induction cooking, you save on your energy costs since you are not wasting heating energy.

Safety in Mind: One of great features of induction cooktops, such as the NuWave Precision Induction Cooktop from “As Seen on TV” commercials, is the fact that the cooktop stays cool. You no longer have to worry about burning yourself or injuries to your children while in the kitchen. The cooktop only heats your pots and pans, so that if you accidently touch the top of it, it will be cool to the touch.

Ease of Use and Clean Up: Induction cooktops are very handy and easy to place wherever you want in your kitchen. They are great to take with you to use while on vacation or travelling. You can even take them to outdoor activities like tail-gating parties or outdoor cookouts. One great feature is that you can simply put it away when it is not being used. Clean up is a breeze. Just use a damp cloth or sponge and wipe off the top of it. You do not have to worry about spills and burned on foods any longer.

The Cons:

Cookware: One of the issues with induction cooking is your cookware. Unlike traditional stovetops, your induction cooktop used magnetic energy to heat and cook. So in order to use your device, your pots and pans must have a magnetic bottom too. Fortunately, this is only a temporary issue. You should check your current pots and pans and see if anything you currently own will work. If not, then you can shop for pots and pans that meet your needs and your budget.

Electricity Needs: Unlike gas stovetops, if you suffer an electric outage, then you will not be able to use your induction cooktop. Depending on the reliability of your electric company, this may be an issue especially for those people who have frequent outages.

No Flames: For those of you who like flaming or charring your foods, this product does not allow you to do it. Some cooks like charring such things as peppers on an open flame, but with induction cooking there are no flames. So this could impact you in some ways and require you to use other methods for this type of cooking style.

Purchase Costs: One of the biggest issues is the initial cost of purchasing your induction cooktop. You can purchase one for about $99 dollars, such “As Seen on TV”’s NuWave Precision Induction Cooktop. For some the initial price may stop them from purchasing it, but you have to ask yourself if the benefits outweigh the upfront costs to purchase. Want to know more, visit

Like any product on the market today, the consumer and buyer needs to look at both the pros and cons of an item. Once you are aware of these facts, then you can make a good decision as to whether any product is right for you. Once you have the information at hand, then make the best choice for you and your family.


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