With the recent hikes in the LPG prices, every Indian is thinking about going for an alternative. Such an option is the Induction Cooktop.
It helps in cooking the dishes in lesser time and also the operational and maintenance costs are much lower as compared to LPG gas stoves.
With the availability of so many options, let’s look at the best ones available in the market.
|Best Induction Cooktops||Power||Warranty||View|
|Philips Viva Collection HD4938/01 Induction|
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|Philips Viva Collection HD4928/01 Induction|
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|Prestige PIC 20.0 Induction Cooktop||1600 watts||1 Year||view at|
|Pigeon by Stovekraft Cruise Induction Cooktop||1800-Watt||1 Year||view at|
|Bajaj Majesty ICX 7 Induction Cooktop||1900-Watt||1 Year||view at|
|iBELL glass Induction Cooktop||2000 watts||1 year||view at|
|Prestige PIC 15.0 Induction Cooktop||1900-Watt||1 year||view at|
|Havells Insta Cook PT Induction Cooktop||1600 watts||1 year||view at|
|Usha Cook Joy Induction Cooktop||1600 watts||1 year||view at|
|Preethi Trendy Plus 116 Induction Cooktop||1600 watts||1 year||view at|
1. Philips Viva Collection HD4938/01 Induction Cooktop
The best thing about these induction cooktops is that they do not require any installation. Philips has been a trusted brand in the market of electrical appliances. They have been synonyms with quality and reasonable price for the millions of Indian customers. In this model from Philips, they bring you the induction cooktop with a sensor touch, which allows you to use the product very smoothly. This Viva collection is an assortment of highly efficient products from Philips. Also, the glass top of the induction with golden borders, makes the product look very sleek and stylish.
This product was mostly to serve the Indian customers as it comes with 10 pre-set Indian menus for the easy and hassle-free task, as it can automatically choose the temperature and time for cooking the dish. All you will need to do is select the option and touch the start button.
The time setting function that comes with it can be set for 0 to 3 hours, so make anything you want to with no time constraints, and after the set time, the induction will automatically turn off, so that you do not by chance overcook your food.
The device is based on electromagnetic induction technology, which ensures a high degree of heating-efficiency. Also, this device is powered by a powerful motor of 2100 W, which allows the food to cook very fast. This process ensures that the nutrients of the ingredients remain intact. Also, it can be used continuously for quite a long time and it is suitable for large family gatherings too.
The product comes with a premium quality glass top which is very easy to clean, micro-style plate and can hold a lot of loads and looks good too. And this product is eco-friendly too. Moreover, the product is compact and will not take much space on your kitchen counter.
Other features of the induction cooktop are that it comes with cool-touch technology, which provides extra safety.
Warranty: 1 year.
2. Philips Viva Collection HD4928/01 Induction Cooktop
Philips is a top brand in the Indian markets for electrical appliances. This brand has been famous for proving high-quality products at very affordable rates. Its Viva collection is one of the best cooktops present in India due to its features according to its price, which makes it highly popular and useful as well.
This product does not require any installation, you just plug it in and use it to make your life more convenient. It comes with electromagnetic induction technology, which ensures the high heating efficiency of the product, within a very short amount of time, which helps in maintaining the nutritious health of the ingredients, which sometimes get damaged because of over-heating.
Unlike the other product of the collection, this induction cooktop comes with six pre-set Indian menus for faster and convenient cooking, as the temperatures and timing are already set according to the requirement, so need to take waste time in setting the temperature and time.
Just like the other Philips Viva collection induction cooktop, this also comes with Time Setting Function, which allows you to set the time from 0 to 3 hours. It also comes with an auto shut off technology, where it automatically stops heating, after the time set is over, for safety and to prevent overheating of the food.
This also comes with a Touch Control Panel, which makes the product very convenient for use, as you can control every action just by a single touch of your finger as you do in your mobiles.
This product does not require fir, gas, neither does it releases any harmful fumes in the environment, it can be said this product is pretty eco-friendly.
The product is powered by a 2100 W motor, which makes the performance of the induction cooktop very efficient and also allows it to work very fast and you can cook for a large family in not much time. This product is compact and also it comes with a 1.2-meter long cord, so it can be moved from one place to another.
Warranty: 1 year
3. Prestige PIC 20.0 Induction Cooktop
Another renowned brand in the field of electrical appliances is Prestige. You will have at least one kitchen appliance of this brand in your kitchen. Now that the prices of LPG are increasing every day, it has become a must to have an induction cooktop. And another bonus is its stylish outlook.
The Prestige induction cooktop comes with electromagnetic technology, for faster and more efficient results for more comfort. Any kind of flat bottomed utensil can be used for cooking on it.
The product is very easy to clean too, as you can just wipe it with a wet or dry cloth after it cools down.
It also comes with a digital control panel. It has push-button controls for giving direction, that can be easily understood, that a child can even operate the machine. Also, this device is very easy to maintain.
It comes with Power-Saver technology. This technology helps in automatically ensuring the amount of power required according to the size of the vessel and it can also monitor the temperature of the vessel on its own.
It’s another main advantage over others is that it comes with an Automatic Voltage Regulator so that the appliance is not damaged due to voltage surges, which increases its life-span.
Also, this product has an auto shut-off feature, which shuts the product off, after a certain period of inactivity, this saves you from unnecessary wastage of power. Also, this device has the technology of Anti-Magnetic Walls, to prevent the loss of energy, as it allows the other parts, except the center, to remain cool while operating, which helps from accidentally burning your hands.
This device was made keeping in mind the needs of the Indian customers, as it has nine pre-set Indian Menu options like idli, chapati, curry, dosa, etc.
It works on a 1200 W power motor, which provides even heating at the center of the cooktop.
It is portable and compact, so can be used on any occasion.
Warranty: 1 year.
4. Pigeon by Stovekraft Cruise Induction Cooktop
Pigeon has been known around the decades for its high-quality kitchen appliances, but they kept their prices quite low, which worked in favor of them and making them a very popular and sought-after brand. The Induction cooktop from Pigeon comes will all modern facilities at a very affordable price, and because of its superior built, it can be used for a long time.
This product comes with Dual Heat Sensor Technology, which helps in providing extra efficiency and makes the process of cooking faster. It also comes with technology that saves up to 93% of energy.
Along with having an Auto Switch off feature, for switching off the device after a certain time of inactivity to save power, it has seven-segment LED displays that display all the necessary controls regarding the setting and the menus, making it more convenient to use.
Although this is not made especially made keeping in mind the Indian dishes, it does come with some pre-set menu options that include deep-frying, pressure cooker cooking, heating milk, sauce, and curry making options, where the time and temperature is already set according to the requirement of the dish.
The cooktop is made of high-quality material, ceramic, that protects you from burning or electric shocks. These features, make the Pigeon induction cooktop one of the safest in the market. It has a smart timer to make your job easier and comes with a 1.3-meter cord, so it can be moved around.
It requires 1800W of energy for operating, making it quite energy-efficient. Also cooking on induction maintain the nutrition veles of the ingredients as the food is cooked in lesser time and the appropriate amount of heat reaches them, letting them not to overcook.
Warranty: 1 year
5. Bajaj Majesty ICX 7 Induction Cooktop
Bajaj has made a name of itself in every sector of electrical appliances, be it a grinder, fans, steam irons, microwave ovens, etc. Now they have an Induction Cooktop to add to that list. The most attractive feature is its looks, the black crystal glass with golden borders, give it an elegant look.
It is worth mentioning that the top surface is made of crystal glass and has a coating of anti-insecticide gel to prevent the cockroaches or any ants from spoiling food. This product will be an excellent addition to your kitchen for making your job easier.
It comes with eight pre-set menu options, where the time and the temperature are already set. One of them is boiling the milk function, it won’t allow your milk to spill out of the utensils, which is a major advantage of this product. The menus include stew, soup, broil, deep fry, hotpot, stir fry, and fry. So you have a hassle-free experience and helps you cook faster. You just push the button and enjoy. But you can also customize the time and the temperature with the given variable temperature selector on the digital display unit.
It also comes with an auto shut-off feature, where if the device is not in use for a certain time, it automatically shuts down, helping save energy, and also if it finds no utensil or bowl on the cooktop for a maximum of one minute, it will automatically shut off.
It requires flat-bottom utensils for cooking the food. Only certain materials can be used like stainless steel, grilling plates, cast-iron, frying pots, and cookers.
It comes with a Delay start option, which also allows you to collect the items required before continuing.
It comes with a 1900W motor, which provides high efficiency and quick heating capability. This is sufficient to provide for a small or a medium-sized family.
Warranty: 1 year. You can get the product’s part fixed for free within that given time.
6. iBELL glass Induction Cooktop
Some of you might not have heard about it. It is not a very popular brand like the others on the list. But that does not mean, it won’t design something equally amazing. They have made a name for themselves in the market due to their high quality and efficient product at a very reasonable price. They have been designing induction cooktops that are very simple to use yet look very classy. Also, it is powerful and does have many excellent features.
The cooktop of the model looks very stylish with the high tempered ceramic single glass.
It also comes with high-quality coils, for proving even heating throughout.
It is compact, so saves a lot of space and lightweight too, thus portable too can be carried to family-outings.
It comes with the feature of automatic shut off and also overheating protection facility, in which if by any chance the device heats up too much, it will automatically shut off the heating process.
It also has superwide voltage compatibility and multifunction capability makes every penny worth it.
It has push buttons controls, that are very easy to use.
It comes with seven pre-set Menu options for cooking, which helps to reduce the effort and time you generally put. And the time and the temperatures are displayed on the LED display and you can pre-set the timer option using the timer adjuster, accurately, which helps in saving electricity and efforts. Since it is very affordable it can be presented as a gift to someone.
It generally has a warranty of one year, but if you register yourself, free of cost, you will get an additional one year’s warranty.
7. Prestige PIC 15.0 Induction Cooktop
Prestige has been making appliances that suit everyone’s needs. You might have more than one Prestige appliance at your house, which might give you an idea, about how popular this brand is. They designed this induction cooktop having advanced features, within a very reasonable price, making this product too very popular.
Along with it being a high efficiency and performance, it’s very cool to look at too. Along with that, its full glass body gives a very sleek and stylish look which enhances the decor of the kitchen.
It is controlled through feather touch buttons, but to maintain its longevity, they are concealed within, to operate the machine smoothly.
One of the best features is that it has a voltage regulator, which protects the product against voltage fluctuations, which is quite common in a lot of places in India. Another one is, it has an anti-insecticide get coating, while protects the product against kitchen insects and cockroaches.
It comes with pre-set Indian Menu options, which can cook idli, curry, dosa, etc., to help make your job easier.
It also has an “Anti-Magnetic Wall” which keeps the heat concentrated in the center, and keeps the other areas cold, ensuring safety.
It comes with the “keep Warm” option as well, to keep the food warm, even after completion of the operation, it can keep the food warm for around 4 hours after the cooking and it does not get overcooked during that time.
It is advisable to use stainless steel or cast-iron utensils, which need to be flat bottomed of diameter 20 to 22 cm.
It has a powerful 1900W motor, to carry out the job effectively.
It has an “Intelligent Computer Control Procedure” which automatically adjusts power and temperature as per the requirements of different dishes, this reduces the wastage of energy and also reduces power consumption.
Warranty: 1 year.
8. Havells Insta Cook PT Induction Cooktop
Havells is another reputed brand for electrical appliances and a milestone in the field of kitchen appliances. This induction cooktop model from Havells is one of the best in the country. This was specially designed keeping in mind the Indian cuisine and Indian customers.
Along with its performance, it very good to look at and it is made of premium quality materials and also this product is very affordable.
The materials ensure that any drop of water can’t seep in, increasing the durability and the life-span of the product.
This induction cooktop has six different cooking setting i.e. dosas, frying, curries, idli, etc. you just need to put the ingredients in the utensil and put on the cooktop and select the setting, it will automatically select the required time, power and temperature, according to the need of the dish.
Also, its 1600 W motor, produces the outcome very quickly and efficiently.
This product produces consistent and even heating throughout. It has three power adjusters, low power of 120W, and high and medium power of 1600W, to speed up the cooking process.
To make this product more comfortable for use, it comes with six LED displays that show various information that is required to cook the dish, like temperature, menu, etc.
It comes with a lot of advantageous features, among those are the automatic shut off, when the machine remains unused for a while, and also Automatic pan detection technology, which ensures that the device shuts off immediately after the vessel is removd\ed from the cooktop. Advantage of these technologies is that it helps in saving energy and limits power consumption.
It comes with a “Timer Function” which allows you to set the time for the range of 0 to 3 hours. The device will automatically shut off after the scheduled time ends, preventing any overcooking.
Warranty: 1 year.
9. Usha Cook Joy Induction Cooktop
Usha having established a standard in quality of products has made its name in India as well as outside India. In recent times, they have ventured into manufacturing kitchen appliances as well. And they make one of the best induction cooktops in India, which is of very good quality and affordable too. The design is very stylish which makes the decor of the kitchen enhanced.
The design is compact and portable which makes it very easy to maintain and use. It is made of high-quality materials, the top is made of ceramic, which helps in even distribution of heat throughout.
This product comes with a long cord, which increases the flexibility of the movement of the product.
It comes with five pre-set Menu options which are milk boiling, chapati making, broiling, hot pot, and frying.
This product uses a powerful motor of 2000W, which is highly efficient for cooking all types of food. Also, it has Anti-Magnetic wall technology, which heats the center of the ceramic plate instead of heating the whole area, which helps in saving a lot of energy.
It comes with LED display units and heating indicators which indicate the heating temperatures. And also you can manually set the timer and the temperature using the push buttons on the touch panel.
This comes with auto power-saving technology, that shuts off the device if overheated and also has pan detection technology.
This cooktop also comes with a metal code varistor to protect the device from electrical surges( voltage fluctuations) up to 1500W.
10. Preethi Trendy Plus 116 Induction Cooktop
This is quite a popular Indian brand from the state of Kerala. They are mainly famous in smaller cities and towns. They are making very popular and excellent cooktop and are one of the best in India. The main highlight of the product is its one-touch menu. Also, it has a significant heating base for accommodating vessels with a broad base.
The product is made of high-quality materials, i.e. ceramic plates which can tolerate high temperatures. It has the automatic shut off feature, which helps in consuming less power.
The heating coils transfer 84% of the heat to the vessel, minimizing the heat loss, which also reduces the cooking time.
It has pre-set menus mainly for Indian cuisines like idli, dosa, curry, gravy, etc.
This is also embedded with high-grade electrical features to protect against short circuits.
Warranty: 1 year
Factors to keep in mind while buying an induction cooktop:
Generally, the induction cooktops come with single cooking zones, which is pretty sufficient for a single person or a small family. But for larger families, it is suggested to get the one with multiple cooking zones. Though the latter variety is quite rare in India.
Higher is the wattage, the faster is the food preparation. It is always recommended to buy one with more than 2000W power. The power requirement generally changes with the size of the cooktop size.
- 7-inch cooktop : 1200-1800W
- 9-inch cooktop : 2200-3300W
- 11-inch cooktop : 3700W or more
This feature increases the convenience of the customer. Based on the options available, it can automatically determine the temperature and the time required, making the process hassle-free. So it is better to go for the one with more than six pre-set menu options.
Every induction cooktop comes with various ranges of pan size. If the pan is either smaller or larger than the compatible size the cooktop then will not be able to detect the pan and will not heat properly.
This technology is an advantage. This technology ensures that the device does not start till the vessel is detected on the cooktop and also automatically shuts off when the vessel is removed from the base. When the vessel is removed the cooking operation or the heat generation will be stopped.
Also if the suitable cooking utensil is not placed over the cooktop, the pan or the pot will not be heated. It is an important feature and sees to it, that this is present in the one you are choosing.
Auto shut-off feature:
This technology automatically shuts down the device or the heating coil, when the pan or the vessel is removed. Also, this ensures that the device shuts off after the operation is completed within the scheduled time. Also, the sensors can detect overheating and shut off the device.
This is commonly available in almost all induction cooktops. This feature ensures that in case there is spillage of the liquid on the cooktop, it will notify the person with a beeping sound and automatically switch off itself. It is a very important feature, as the seeping liquid in the machinery might damage the whole product. So check this out before buying.
It is suggested to go for touch control panels instead of control knobs. As the former is easier to use and clean. Also, good quality touch buttons have a longer life-span than the control buttons. Moreover, touch control buttons make the device look more stylish and elegant.
Pre-set cooking time:
This might not seem important, but this is quite essential, as this allows the cooktop to turn off and reduce the cooking temperature at a predetermined time- making the cooking also a hands-free operation
Budget and warranty are a very important factor while buying any appliance. You should always go for the one with the maximum features within your budget and also make sure that the cooktop comes with at least one or two years warranty from the manufacturer.
Induction cooktops are a way of saving time and money, as they are energy-efficient and safe in comparison to a gas stove.
It consumes 2100W and has 10 pre-set Menu options for Indian cuisines. Also, it comes with a year’s warranty from the manufacturer and parts can be repaired or you can get a new spare part from the nearest service center, within that specified time.
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