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induction cooking - health hazards? cooktop, cookware?

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anyone aware for sure on the health hazards? – searched net and its 50-50
anyone using? which brands cooktops and cookware are good?

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this would be used daily just like lpg.

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I am using a cheapo brand called pigeon . Brought in bbd from fk in 999.
Most flat steel utensils also work with this.
Stuff gets heated very quick. We use it for emergency when igl supply is cut or when traveling sometime.
Comes out costlier than png/lpg.

No health hazard imo.

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jambui wrote:

I am using a cheapo brand called pigeon . Brought in bbd from fk in 999.
Most flat steel utensils also work with this.
Stuff gets heated very quick. We use it for emergency when igl supply is cut or when traveling sometime.
Comes out costlier than png/lpg.

No health hazard imo.

is the wattage less than 1500?
apart from liquids (milk, water) did you/family try cooking something, did it work.okay-okay?

so during the warranty period, yours was occasional use only, means no need or idea of how their service or replacement works.

raj, once operated a Phillips one at someone’s place and some relatives have a similar model too.
it is better to have a dedicated rice cooker (electric) than to use induction cookers on induction plates
for cookware, no idea if there are specific brands.
any flat bottom cookware ought to work

have known Prestige customers often finding issues in the panel and latet service issues.
no idea of foreign brands flooding via digital platforms.
are there any worse “health hazards”? (than what we already have with flame/fire as energy source) https://cdn0.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_rolleyes.gif

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No health hazards. Although electricity bills would be elevated.
Gas comes out to be cheaper.
Also induction based cookware can also be used on gas stove.

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army-man wrote:

is the wattage less than 1500?
apart from liquids (milk, water) did you/family try cooking something, did it work.okay-okay?

so during the warranty period, yours was occasional use only, means no need or idea of how their service or replacement works.

raj, once operated a Phillips one at someone’s place and some relatives have a similar model too.
it is better to have a dedicated rice cooker (electric) than to use induction cookers on induction plates
for cookware, no idea if there are specific brands.
any flat bottom cookware ought to work

have known Prestige customers often finding issues in the panel and latet service issues.
no idea of foreign brands flooding via digital platforms.
are there any worse “health hazards”? (than what we already have with flame/fire as energy source) https://cdn0.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_rolleyes.gif

1800watts
Yes tried roti rice n some veg also.
I brought before renovation was to be done in kitchen.
One whole day cooking was done on it.

Using it occasionally. No service/support required till now. All good.

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jambui wrote:

I am using a cheapo brand called pigeon . Brought in bbd from fk in 999.
Most flat steel utensils also work with this.
Stuff gets heated very quick. We use it for emergency when igl supply is cut or when traveling sometime.
Comes out costlier than png/lpg.

No health hazard imo.

will be using daily just like lpg usage.

induction works on emf which is radiation which is very minimal.

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army-man wrote:

is the wattage less than 1500?
apart from liquids (milk, water) did you/family try cooking something, did it work.okay-okay?

so during the warranty period, yours was occasional use only, means no need or idea of how their service or replacement works.

raj, once operated a Phillips one at someone’s place and some relatives have a similar model too.
it is better to have a dedicated rice cooker (electric) than to use induction cookers on induction plates
for cookware, no idea if there are specific brands.
any flat bottom cookware ought to work

have known Prestige customers often finding issues in the panel and latet service issues.
no idea of foreign brands flooding via digital platforms.
are there any worse “health hazards”? (than what we already have with flame/fire as energy source) https://cdn0.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_rolleyes.gif

rice cooker can be used only for rice. wheres induction can be used for everything.
wanna use like lpg.

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kurk wrote:

No health hazards. Although electricity bills would be elevated.
Gas comes out to be cheaper.
Also induction based cookware can also be used on gas stove.

induction works on emf which is radiation which is very minimal.

any idea for same usage whats the difference in bills on lpy and electricity?

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rajrocks wrote:

will be using daily just like lpg usage.

induction works on emf which is radiation which is very minimal.

To be honest it was preferred over gas stove becoz of quick heating. Water boils very quickly hence tea n other chores.
But stopped using it after electricity bill ballooned.
Best for people who have solar panel in house.

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As among cookware, consider buying Stainless Steel pressure cooker instead of aluminium one although a bit on costlier side.

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jambui wrote:

To be honest it was preferred over gas stove becoz of quick heating. Water boils very quickly hence tea n other chores.
But stopped using it after electricity bill ballooned.
Best for people who have solar panel in house.

any idea for same usage whats the difference in bills on lpy and electricity?

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No sure but take 500-1k easily if put to daily use along with gas bill.

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I don’t think there’s any health hazard associated with Induction tops atleast anything concerning.
In efficiency induction (75-80% even more) are better than lpg stoves (40-50%) exact difference in bills won’t be proportional as the efficiency will matter on many facts in case of induction like utensils, coils used in induction many more.
Induction are pretty clean and can reduce cooking time but lpg will have long life and less maintenance requirement initial cost of induction is also high with additional cost for special utensils for it. There would be more things like cooking chapattis where taste might vary any cooking expert can comment on these things.

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kurk wrote:

althoughlthough electricity bills would be elevated.
Gas comes out to be cheaper.

identity reveal: Snehal Patel is Raj wink


money not an issue toungueout

@raj .. that EMF or any other MF thing is just baloney/ hocus-pocus.

check Steve Mould filming the insides of a working microwave, below.
point is, that even microwaves barely affect us now and you and i or even elders anyway have enough Electrosmog around us.
that or any other (conventional/old fashion) hotplate still gives barely any radiation in comparison to… say an open beach/ sand.

but unless someone else is paying the bills or you have free or subsidised energy,
how is electricity going to work out cheaper than the LPG from govt run OMCs¿
piped gas, as they spoke above, is still more cost effective than cylinders.

but induction would only be cost if effective if there is some jugaad or jhol (gol maal/loot) for bypassing the electric meter.
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somewhere in the below video (I think) Steve explains how properly designed modern appliances (specifically microwaves) go overboard in shielding/ containing the electrosmog



EMF, even if used for 40-50 minutes daily in close proximity for 30-40 years, in so far as I know , shouldn’t be an issue.
but except few places were govt. freebies or renewable energy or you supply to the grid from your own solar panels.. rest all is costlier than LPG.

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Ash-D wrote:

I don’t think there’s any health hazard associated with Induction tops atleast anything concerning.
In efficiency induction (75-80% even more) are better than lpg stoves (40-50%) exact difference in bills won’t be proportional as the efficiency will matter on many facts in case of induction like utensils, coils used in induction many more.
Induction are pretty clean and can reduce cooking time but lpg will have long life and less maintenance requirement initial cost of induction is also high with additional cost for special utensils for it. There would be more things like cooking chapattis where taste might vary any cooking expert can comment on these things.

I suppose, efficiency when you mean the transfer of heat with respect to time?
But trust me (I’m an engineer) when you look at amount of input power consumed vs amount of heat produced, it’s nothing. So in those terms, induction is nothing when compared with lpg.
@ op if you are going to be completely rely on induction, be prepared for big fat bills unless you have a free electricity provided

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rajrocks wrote:

induction works on emf which is radiation which is very minimal.

any idea for same usage whats the difference in bills on lpy and electricity?

as per my calculation , induction is little expensive as compared to lpg. also not useful for Roti
and never use if a person has gone through heart plantation

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I bought of brand Bajaj a year back, used for 10 days and then packed. wink u will not get tasty food specially roti and other fried items. good for boiling or for pressure cooker. Only good for occasionally food specially in summer season because u can use it anywhere outside of kitchen and also produce less heat.

Good if electricity is free or fixed but again i will not recommend due to electricity wastage

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Induction is useful for stop gap situations where your LPG cylinder is empty or for students/bachelor’s who find it tedious to get a gas connection & stove. Its handy to have though not a long-term substitute for LPG cylinders. I’ve been using one occasionally for last 3 years.

Steel utensils are bit costly but healthier option. There are flat bottom steel utensils available offline/online stores.

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Lpg has a work hazard of explosion but we still use it.
If this had radiation thingy(above threshold) it would have been discarded long ago.
For daily use of boiling water milk eggs frying very good and quick.
Don’t use for roti chapati omlet tastes bitter.
It uses electricity so definitely it will make its impression on bill but will be mostly go hand in hand like lpg price in comparison.
Don’t spend much on buying one. These shits becomes dead in year or 2

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andromeda wrote:

I suppose, efficiency when you mean the transfer of heat with respect to time?
But trust me (I’m an engineer) when you look at amount of input power consumed vs amount of heat produced, it’s nothing. So in those terms, induction is nothing when compared with lpg.
@ op if you are going to be completely rely on induction, be prepared for big fat bills unless you have a free electricity provided

By efficiency I mean
Heat transferred/ Heat generated.
The lpg has a calorific value of 11900 kcal/kg. So burning a 1kg will produce a 49789600J of energy.
To produce the same amount of energy with electricity will take about 14Kwh or 14 Units of electricity.
Now the prices of electricity and gas are different in different parts of country over that some people have cylinder with subsidy or some without it.
Cylinder price in noida is approx ₹850/14.2kg cylinder without subsidy so turns out ₹60 per kg.
With subsidy it will cost around ₹500/14.2kg cylinder so 35.21 per kg.
But due to low efficiency as heat is wasted due to improper combustion, heat transferred to surrounding etc.
So we need approx 2.5 kg of lpg to produce above mentioned 49789600J of energy and the cost will be approx
Without subsidy: 149.64
With subsidy : ₹88
Now with the induction to produce the same 49789600J energy the units required will be 17.5 units instead of 14 due to efficiency of 80%(efficiency is high as the heat is directly produced inside the material via induction hence low loss to surrounding but limits the use of ferrous material based base utensils for higher efficiency with flat base for equal heat distribution.)
For 17.5 unit the cost will be
17.5×6= ₹105 (taking unit charge as ₹6)
So we can see the price will vary as per the area due to various rates at various places.
With induction : approx ₹105
With lpg cylinder (without subsidy) : approx ₹150
With lpg cylinder (without subsidy) : approx ₹90
Some of research paper and articles link
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=...

https://www.bijlibachao.com/appliances/cooktop-...

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Ash-D wrote:

By efficiency I mean
Heat transferred/ Heat generated.
The lpg has a calorific value of 11900 kcal/kg. So burning a 1kg will produce a 49789600J of energy.
To produce the same amount of energy with electricity will take about 14Kwh or 14 Units of electricity.
Now the prices of electricity and gas are different in different parts of country over that some people have cylinder with subsidy or some without it.
Cylinder price in noida is approx ₹850/14.2kg cylinder without subsidy so turns out ₹60 per kg.
With subsidy it will cost around ₹500/14.2kg cylinder so 35.21 per kg.
But due to low efficiency as heat is wasted due to improper combustion, heat transferred to surrounding etc.
So we need approx 2.5 kg of lpg to produce above mentioned 49789600J of energy and the cost will be approx
Without subsidy: 149.64
With subsidy : ₹88
Now with the induction to produce the same 49789600J energy the units required will be 17.5 units instead of 14 due to efficiency of 80%(efficiency is high as the heat is directly produced inside the material via induction hence low loss to surrounding but limits the use of ferrous material based base utensils for higher efficiency with flat base for equal heat distribution.)
For 17.5 unit the cost will be
17.5×6= ₹105 (taking unit charge as ₹6)
So we can see the price will vary as per the area due to various rates at various places.
With induction : approx ₹105
With lpg cylinder (without subsidy) : approx ₹150
With lpg cylinder (without subsidy) : approx ₹90

Appreciate for putting the very minute details. The efficiency you mentioned for induction seems to be an ideal value. I earlier worked on a induction cook top( hardware and software design) and I find cursing ( I think in detail about environment) myself every day looking at the efficiency numbers. Anyhow I don’t want to deviate the op’s subject.

PS: We want more people to use these kinda technology in their kitchen, otherwise we would not earn our bread and butter.

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Rather than discussing induction plate we should discuss cookware where we make food….teflon coating which we use everyday is slow poison in many way…use steel or iron

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It’ll be costlier than LPG

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rajrocks wrote:

any idea for same usage whats the difference in bills on lpy and electricity?

Using Philips one since 2016 and working fine. Using it for along with LPG. Used for almost all types of jobs possible and working fine.
No major hike in electricity bill.

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The electricity unit rates are different at different locations. So a standard reply is difficult. However, for most places, induction works out cheaper than non-subsidised LPG but costlier than subsidised LPG.
Pure aluminum-ware does not work with induction. It requires some form of magnetic metal to work. Steel and enamel also works fine. Flat bottomed utensils essential. Almost all type of normal cooking is possible except making rotis. As heat can be minutely controlled, inductions are better for slow cooking than LPG. Slow cooking retains the nutrients more. It is also better than LPG for quick reheating of food.
While buying, make sure that there is an option in the panel for free setting of temperature and time. Prestige has this option but Pigeon does not have this option and only has preset cooking options.
For effective use, better to have combination of all three i.e. induction, LPG and microwave+grill.
I often use a combination of induction and microwave where the initial frying and tempering of the dish is done on induction and then it is shifted to microwave for the remaining part of the cooking. This also saves on electricity.

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Using since 2 years , we use it daily ,
first one was Philips HD4928/01 , 2100 w and it is one of the best induction .
now using USHA induction 2000w , its not so gud ,

one thing i noticed is in my philips one only the food got heated inside and the utensil from outside it did not went hot , so i can just handle it with my hands
and in this USHA i see that with the food the outer utensil also gets heated ,sometimes much hot that we can’t even touch it ,

hav u faced the same ? rolleyes

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hackerboys wrote:

Using since 2 years , we use it daily ,
first one was Philips HD4928/01 , 2100 w and it is one of the best induction .
now using USHA induction 2000w , its not so gud ,

one thing i noticed is in my philips one only the food got heated inside and from outside it was not hot , so i can just pull it with my hands
and in this USHA i see that with food the outer also gets heated sometimes much hot that we can even touch it ,

hav u faced the same ? rolleyes

Were you using same cookware ,or utensils with both Philips and Usha?

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Total_Fun wrote:

Were you using same cookware ,or utensils with both Philips and Usha?

yes most of them are same

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