Which One Is Better for Your Kitchen: Induction vs. Electric Cooktop

by Jackson William Blogger
Nowadays, appliances are built a little more consistent in operation, but they are also easy to just replace with new applications. Whenever you decide to just renovate your kitchen or when the time comes to replace or upgrade your kitchen appliances, you may mishap upon a choice. 

kitchen hob manufacturers in china

The choice today with new ranges or cooktops come in the form of slide-in ranges, freestanding ranges, and drop-in ranges as well as induction or electric hookups. It is ideal to find the best kitchen hob manufacturers in China, or wherever you live, to get the high-quality hobs for your kitchen that help you enhance your cooking experience and also make your kitchen look modern. Here are some important details about induction and electric cooktops that will help you to choose the right hob for your kitchen.

Electric Cooktop

The electric hob used to run a current through large iron plates which then transferred heat to pots and pans. Many years later, the coil replaced the iron plates and cookware was kept directly on top. With time, the manufacturers have placed glass-ceramic on top of electric burners for creating a flat cooking surface.

Mechanism of an Electric Cooktop 

  • Electric cooktops are available in two forms- a ceramic glass cooktop with a hidden heat element or as a coil heating element on top. 
  • In ceramic glass surface, electric current flows through a unique metal coil. And the electrical resistance heats the metal coil for making it appear as a coil heating element on top. This heat is transferred to the glass via convection and to pans and pots via infrared energy. 
  • Because ceramic glass has an infrared transmission and emission characteristic, the pot on the cooking zone is warmed by the energy transmitted through the ceramic glass to the cookware. This heat transfer helps to cook food. 

Induction Cooktop

In the induction hob, the heat is generated in the cookware itself. And this is the biggest difference between an induction and electric cooktop. It is powered by electricity and uses alternating current to make a fluctuating magnetic field that will indirectly produce heat.

Mechanism of Induction Cooktop

  • In induction hob, the elements that rest underneath the ceramic or glass surface is a coil of copper.
  • Due to AC passing through it, it creates a powerful magnetic field around and above induction hob. So, when the pot is placed over the hob, the magnetic field enters the metal of the pan. And that also makes the electric current flow through the pan.
  • It helps to make the pan get hot and heat the food inside through convection and conduction.

Induction vs. Electric Cooktop

There is no right answer to which one is best for you; you will need to decide based on all the mentioned factors and your kitchen setup, and your preference. 

  • Although both use electricity to generate heat, induction only works in heating the cookware that’s better than electric, which gets heated itself and then transits the heat. 
  • Induction cooktops are more energy-efficient than electric.
  • Induction hobs are a lot more cooking friendly and are faster in cooking food.
  • The induction cooktop is easier to clean than electric.


Cooktops are gaining popularity and they are the new rage. You can find the best kitchen hob suppliers in China, or elsewhere, for buying the right hobs for your kitchen. And pick the one that fits your budget, cooking style, and personal preferences. 

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