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How Induction Works
Instead of using a straight heat source, an induction cooktop uses magnetic fields to create heat for your cooking. Gas and electric stoves use heat directly, producing them either with natural fuel or with electricity. What happens is this: an induction cooktop contains a copper coil, which gets an electric charge. However, that electric charge isn't for heating the cooktop, but for magnetizing the pot atop the stove. The magnetic field heats the pot and its contents.
Induction is a very cool way to cook because you can get temperature changes very quickly. Anyone who's stood there waiting for an electric stove to heat up, only to realize suddenly that you made it too hot and had to snatch the pot off before it boils over, will love switching to induction. Your cooktop cools down much quicker, because it never gets very hot.
Thanks to the magnetic technology, induction stoves also reduce heat waste. Your kitchen won't get nearly as hot when you use an induction cooktop versus when you go with a gas flame or an electric coil stove.