Induction cooking is faster, holds steady temperatures and is all around better than any other electric, gas or propane stove I have ever tired. Plus, thanks to our Solar & Lithium set up, we have plenty of power for cooking.
This technology has been around for decades but it’s just now starting to gain popularity. Which is fantastic because that means prices have gone down and selection has gone up.
Induction cooking uses electromagnets to heat the pots instead of applying heat to pots.
Single induction burners are very efficient because they can use all the power (typically around 1,800 watts). Dual burners share those same 1,800 watts between two burners (if you are using both at the same time, which would be the idea). So, boiling water on one burner while trying to simmer something on another could prove challenging and not as efficient. Plus, the smaller size of the single unit makes it easier to use in small spaces and store away.
Also, keep in mind that most circuits are 15 or 20 amps and will max out at 1,800 or 2,400 watts. In other words, if you have two high draw devices like this (anything that cooks or heats) plugged into two separate outlets that are on the same 20 amp circuit, you’ll risk tripping the circuit breaker or blowing a fuse. Having two separate devices means you can spread the load on different lines. Also, makes sharing your workspace easier if you can spread the chefs out.
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Mike 2 –
Best kitchen idea ever. Works slick, cool & fast. Use a silicon mat against scratches. Mine is parked over an electric stove spiral (recess) that started to act up.
You recently had a mat underneath your pan while you were under sail. As a mono haul sailor, this is something that I am seriously interested in. Where can I find the mat that you used? Thanks!!!
Curious Minion –
Nikki mentions it’s just a silicone mat, which you can find in all shapes and sizes anywhere with a decent kitchen section. But I’d only use it on an induction cooktop – silicone can withstand a fair amount of heat but I’m not sure if open flame is a good idea!
Geir ove –
you mostly link to equipment that on the El side is 120V , there are many in here that have 220V in there boats. just a hint 🙂
Thanks for a very good page,