Is an Induction Cooktop right for you? Here’s how to find out
INQUIRER.net BrandRoom / 07:00 AM January 29, 2021
Cooking is one of our most common activities at home. Though it can be fun and exciting, it never hurts to look for ways to make it easier to do. One of the solutions that were developed over the years is induction technology. However, it still isn’t common in the Philippine market since people are accustomed to using gas-operated cookers. With so many benefits it can offer, here are some questions to ask yourself if it’s time to make the switch to an induction cooktop.
Does your home have strict restrictions?
If you are living in a condo or apartment, chances are that gas stoves are discouraged, if not forbidden. You will often find induction cooktops in these places since they don’t require open flame when they’re being used. This helps increase energy savings since they only heat up if pans are placed, so you don’t have to worry about electricity bills going up.
Do you live with children or pets?
With children or pets running around the house, it’s more likely for accidents to happen, especially in the kitchen. Induction cooktops can help prevent burns, other injuries, and fire hazards while cooking because the heat is transferred directly to the pan’s bottom surface. Additionally, once you turn off the heating element, it cools down immediately. This allows for a safer way to cook and puts your mind at ease whenever someone is near the cooktop.
Do you want to cook quickly?
Since induction hobs use electromagnetic energy, they heat up 70% faster compared to gas burners and electric hot plates. For busy days, you can use the timer so you can do other things while your food is heating or boiling. Once the time is up, the hob shuts off the heat automatically.
If you answered “yes” to all of these questions, the Whirlpool 2-in-1 Induction Cooktop could be the one for you. When cooking, you could easily fit large pots and pans on its spacious 70 cm. surface. Afterwards, choose the temperature you need with the 10-Level Temperature Control and use the Child Lock function to save your settings and guarantee consistent heat.
Even though induction hobs cool quickly, Whirlpool also included a Residual Heat Indicator as a precaution to know when it is perfectly safe to touch again. And finally, cleaning up spills is effortless because all it takes is a few swipes to make it look good as new. It also helps that the cooktop is made with Schott Ceran glass because it increases its resistance against scratches and dents.
Besides all of these features, the highlight of Whirlpool’s Induction Cooktop is its flexibility: it can be installed as a built-in unit or it can stand alone and be placed on the counter. This is very convenient in cases where you don’t have the correct cut-out measurements or if you just don’t want to be restricted to cooking in a single place.
Whirlpool currently has two available models:
ACH732/BLP (₱13,998.00) – 1 Induction Zone + 1 Vitroceramic Zone
ACI732S/BLP (₱16,998.00) – 2 Induction Zones
Make the switch to induction cooktops today with Whirlpool. The 2-in-1 Induction Cooktop and other Whirlpool home appliances are available at their showrooms in Quezon City, Bacolod, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, and Legazpi as well as in all leading appliance stores. Each product is also covered by warranty in over 350 service centers nationwide. For more details, visit their Facebook page and their website at www.whirlpool.com.ph