An induction cooktop uses electromagnetism to create a magnetic field, which heats compatible cookware directly through induction. Unlike traditional electric or gas cooktops, induction cooktops do not generate heat themselves but transfer it directly to the cookware, making them faster, safer, and more energy-efficient. They offer precise temperature control and are known for their quick heating and cooling capabilities. Induction cooktops require cookware with a magnetic base to work effectively.
The main difference between a ceramic cooktop and an induction cooktop is how they generate heat. Ceramic cooktops use radiant heat from electric coils or elements beneath a smooth ceramic glass surface to cook food.
Induction cooktops use electromagnetism to directly heat pots and pans made of compatible materials, such as magnetic stainless steel or cast iron, resulting in faster cooking times and more precise temperature control.