As a first hand user of Induction Cooktop for last 5 years, I can tell you the benefits which I have experienced so far. The benefit is so much that I have not gone for a gas registration so far. I have been keeping one small "5 ltr" gas cylinder at standby only for emergency purpose, and don't even use it unless there is a long power cut.
I am using Prestige brand Induction cooker model Pic 3.1 V3.
The benefits of daily usage in comparison to Gas Stove are:
1. The speed of heating food items, water, boiling milk and so on is just quarter the time it takes on stove.
2. The Induction cooker has a timer option, because of which you can simply let things cook and do your other work. It will automatically stop after the given time set.
3. The vessels don't get burnt. It remains as it is, and if things get stuck to the bottom, or the cookware gets over heated, you will get an error message and it will stop the temperature release, so it doesn't get burnt in any way.
4. The model which I am using there is a preset whistle option for pressure cooker, where you can set how many whistles you need for a particular item, the cooker will stop after that many whistles.
5. In this model, there is an automatic "keep warm" feature, which starts of its own after the scheduled timer has gone off, so that your food stays warm and you can keep cooking even after a while.
6. Because of this "keep warm" feature, Rice and other curries could be kept warm till you are shifting them to the dining table and you are saved from re-heating them.
7. They have included a Dosa Chapati mode, which helps in making dosas, chapati, bread toasts just a breeze.
8. There is a saute mode, which prevents your seasonings and initial ingredients from burning.
9. The heat milk option is also there, but it isn't that effective so far.
10. The deep fry option fries your items in less than 3 minutes.
Comparison between Induction Cooktop and LPG Gas @Rs.6.76 in terms of usage and power consumption.
f you Calculate on the basis of a LPG cylinder that costs Rs 600, the average Gas consumption will be like 16.1gm per litre of boiling water in 5.36 minutes that will cost around Rs 6.76/day. Whereas the Induction Cookers take only around 2.58 minutes to a maximum 4.04 minutes to boil same quantity of water.
The operating cost and the power consumption of induction cookers ranges between 1,501 watts and 2,126 watts. It doesn't let you know any difference in your electric bill because of its power saving technology.
Price: Rs. 2,790.00