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Best Induction Cooktop in India in 2019
An Induction cook-top uses electromagnet to cook. There is an electromagnetic reaction between the pan and burner. For this one need to use a specific type of pan or pot preferably cast iron or stainless steel.
Induction looks like a glass top, however it does not create any glow or flame. Which makes it safer ti use as there isn’t any danger of burning anything. It will not get heated unless one places a pot or pan on top of the surface. The burner of an induction is made of copper coil which becomes magnetic as the electricity is passed through it. Once the pan is placed on it, the pan becomes magnetic, and heat is produced instantaneously.
Induction cooktops don’t even need much maintenance, it just requires a wipe with a damp cloth. They are super easy to use and give an attractive look to the kitchen. Induction cooktops do not cost much.
Well, there are lot of brands available in the market. Here are some of the best induction cooktops available in India.
Prestige PIC 20 1200 Watt Induction cooktop with Push Button (Black)
It Comes with 1200 watts power, and has a preset Indian menu to help cook our favourite dish. It also comes with an automatic voltage regulator and a power saving technology.
Has a push button for easy usage and has an automatic vessel detection and works best with iron or stainless steel products. It cannot be used with aluminium, ceramic or copper vessels and also with heavy vessels.
As of Jan 22, 2019 the product has an average rating of 3.8 stars given by 2668 customers.
Pigeon By Stovekraft Brio 2100-Watt Induction Cooktop (Silver)
The product comes with 4 digital LED display, soft push buttons, auto timer, 2100 watts of power and one year warranty
It does not require any installation and is light in weight and cooks very fast. It cannot be used with all the utensils, requires a flat bottom steel or non-stick utensils.
As of Jan 22, 2019 the product has an average rating of 3.2 stars given by 289 customers.
Bajaj Majesty ICX 7 1900-Watt Induction Cooktop (Black)
This product has 8 preset menu, keep warm mode, turns off in one minute if no vessel is detected. It also indicates power used during cooking & comes with 1900 watts of power.
Stainless steel pots/rice cookers/water jugs, cast iron frying pans and grilling iron plates can be used on this. Durable product and easy to use. The utensils need to have flat bottom and needs to be ferromagnetic in nature. Not suitable for certain recipes as it gives fumes sometimes. May not be a daily usage item, good for instant cooking.
As of Jan 22, 2019 the product has an average rating of 4.0 stars given by 120 customers.
Havells Insta Cook PT 1600-Watt Induction Cooktop
Havells insta cook induction cooktop has six different mode of cooking functions, digital LED display for easy operation, variable power control and auto pan detection and auto off. The product will switch off automatically at high temperature.
You can set the timer and take care of other responsibilities, the induction cooker takes care of the cooking. Use only flat bottom steel utensils. The soft touch panel may not be available for some models.
As of Jan 22, 2019 the product has an average rating of 4.4 stars given by 110 customers.
Philips Viva Collection HD4938/01 2100-Watt Induction Cooktop with Sensor Touch (Black)
Philips Viva Collection has 10 preset menus with suggested recipes and 24 hours preset timer for delayed cooking. Has sensor touch keys and auto off program for ease and safety.
It also has upto three hours of time setting. It is simple and easy to use. The 2100 watts may use a lot of electricity. All types of utensils cannot be used on this induction cooktop. You have to clean the coil regularly or it will stop working.
As of Jan 22, 2019 the product has an average rating of 4.0 stars given by 1580 customers.
Pigeon by Stovekraft Cruise 1800-Watt Induction Cooktop (Black)
Pigeon induction cooktop is safe and easy to use. The seven segments LED display provides a hassle free cooking experience. It has a smart timer for hands free cooking. It comes with soft push buttons and cooks quickly.
It’s not friendly with all types of utensils, only steel utensil with flat bottom and consumes energy.
As of Jan 22, 2019 the product has an average rating of 3.5 stars given by 2261 customers.
Usha Cook Joy (3616) 1600-Watt Induction Cooktop (Black)
Usha cook joy Induction cooktop is resistant to voltage fluctuations upto 1500 watts. It has a pan sensor technology. It consumes less power and cooks food fast.
It has 5 preset menu options and comes with extra long cord for operating it anywhere. Follow the instruction and use only specific utensils as mentioned.
As of Jan 22, 2019 the product has an average rating of 4.1 stars given by 193 customers.
Philips HD4929 2100-Watt Induction Cooker (Black)
Philips induction stove is especially designed for Indian cooking. The auto off program cooks food safely, and also has 0 to 3 hours time setting. It comes with a Micro-crystal plate and gives a uniform heat to the utensil.
The power consumption is 2100 watts and has one year warranty. Philips offers a comfortable cooking experience. However, it doesn’t work with all the aluminium pots.
As of Jan 22, 2019 the product has an average rating of 3.8 stars given by 927 customers.
Philips Viva Collection HD4928/01 2100-Watt Induction Cooktop (Black)
Philips Viva collection Induction Cooktop comes with an electromagnetic technology which ensures high heating efficiency. It cooks food faster and seals the nutrition in the food. It comes with a touch start for easy usage.
The auto off program helps in cooking safely and has 0 to 3 hours time setting. This is one of the best appliance for Indian cooking.
The product consumes more electricity but is way cheaper than gas.
The controls are bit complicated, but one will get used to it slowly. Works better when used with an induction based cookware.
As of Jan 22, 2019 the product has an average rating of 3.9 stars given by 3696 customers.
Prestige PIC 15.0+ 1900-Watt Induction Cooktop (Black)
Prestige PIC 15.0 Induction cooktop is concealed with feather touch buttons ensuring the water doesn’t enter the circuits and anti magnetic wall .
The sleek and stylish design is an added advantage to this product. It also has inbuilt protection against insects and cockroaches. This induction stove is easy to use and maintain. It also protects against voltage fluctuations. It comes with ready Indian Menu options.
This cannot be used with all Utensils and may also hike up your electricity bill.
As of Jan 22, 2019 the product has an average rating of 3.9 stars given by 444 customers
Well, these are some of the best brands available for induction cooktops. They have their own advantages and disadvantages. But the best thing about induction cooktops is that they help you cook faster and being portable you can carry them anywhere and installation is hassle free. They are easy to use an maintain.
The induction cooktops also help you seal the nutrition in the food and helps keep your food healthy. It shuts off when you remove the cookware from it, thereby saving your energy. As they do not have nay flame, they are safer to use.