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A New Stove

Sometimes back, I decided to replace my old induction cooktop, which was no longer working efficiently, with a new one.

I set out to the market and I was quite surprised at the wide range of choices available. Just like any other product, I discovered that you cannot purchase a good induction cooktop when you have no idea of what it is, its features, benefits,  advantages and disadvantages.

What is an induction cooktop?

An induction cooktop, also known as an induction stove is a coil of copper wire covered with a glass, which heats a cooking pot by magnetic induction instead of using a flame or an electrical heating element.

The cooking pot which must contain magnetic metals such as stainless steel, cast iron, copper and aluminium is placed on top of coil of copper, electric currents are passed through the coil of copper, the cooking pot and the coil of copper creates a magnetic field inducing magnetic flux which continuously magnetises the pot heating it rapidly.

Well, you can see that it is a complicated piece of the puzzle, that is why it is hard to repair it when it gives up the ghost. It is just better to buy a new one as you will see in  


Features and benefits of an induction cooktop


The top surface is made of a sleek and elegant glass, which is easy to clean, and of course, add a touch of sophistication to your kitchen.



The cooktops use induction to heat the cooking vessel and therefore the surface is cool to the touch even when it is on.


Energy efficiency

The induction cooktop converts over ninety percent of the energy produced to heat, unlike other cooktops that waste a lot of heat energy.


Flexible when adjusting power and heat

The induction cooktop allows one to adjust power and heat immediately unlike some of the other cooktops.

Having looked at the above features and benefits let’s now see some of the induction cooktops pros and cons.


It is a fast method of heating. Compared to the traditional heating methods, the induction cooking method has been proved to be faster than any other cooking method so far. View this page to see what I mean.

Safety – the induction cooktops are safe to the user and other family members because the cooking surfaces are cool to touch even when on

Saves energy – The induction cooktops only heats the cookware and not the whole surface, therefore, saving energy.

Easy to clean – Cleaning the induction cooktop is easy since the surface is made of glass and does not have many places where the food can hide, unlike the traditional cooktops.

Attractiveness – The induction cooktops are usually sleek and they are an attractive addition to your kitchen.


  1. Cost-induction cooktops are more expensive than the traditional cooktops.
  2. Power-when there is a power outage; one is unable to cook unlike when you are using gas.
  3. Special Cookware – Not all the cookware will work with an induction cooktop.

There will be some noise – When on the high setting, they produce a hum or a buzzing noise, though this depends on the type of cookware one is using, the lighter he cookware, the more the noise.

Having an understanding of the above and more information from, you can now make an informed decision about induction cooktops. Here are reviews of two that you can buy:


Frigidaire FGIC3067MB

Frigidaire FGIC3067MB

It is a 30-inch cooktop that costs less than many others in the market. It is easy to use and has many settings for heat, starting with the lowest to the highest blasts of heat when you are cooking foods that demand high temperatures.


More affordable than most

Cooks fast

Easy to clean

Cools fast

Four cooking spots


Doesn’t heat up evenly, some areas heat up faster



GE Profile PHP9030SJSS

GE Profile PHP9030SJSS

This 30-inch cooktop will put a dent in your wallet, but you will get value for your money. It has four cooking elements so you can cook faster. Consistent heating leaves your food nicely cooked and liquids heat up fast.  


Cooks fast

Touch screen for controls and settings

Automatic shut off when it overheats

Cheaper than most

Easy to use


Using large pots will cause it to overheat and shut off automatically

Hard to see touch screen controls