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Induction cooktop - do you think they are safe?


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#1 gilchrist

Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:18 PM

Hi ladies, i'm specifically putting this topic in this forum as i'm interested in the opinions of "natural" people, for want of a better term!
We are finally renovating our kitchen and i was wondering what your thoughts are on the electro-magnetic fields involved with induction cooking?  We don't have gas in our street (and i wouldn't use it even if we did) so the only other option is electric.  I would love something much quicker but am concerned about whether or not induction cooking is particularly safe.
Would love to hear your opinions original.gif

#2 sophiasmum

Posted 19 March 2012 - 01:48 PM

I am no expert, but surely they wouldn't sell them if they weren't safe?

We are planning a kitchen reno at the moment & will be buying an induction cooktop because we don't have gas & it would actually be more expensive for us to get gas connected & buy a gas cooktop than buy an induction one.

#3 Jenferal

Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:33 PM

I'd think they'd be as safe or as dangerous as electricity or any other heating element.
In other words, pretty safe. They would not sell them  if unsafe.


#4 I*Love*Christmas

Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:39 PM

My Uncle has an Induction cooktop and it has been fine. Only problem they have experienced was their kids would think it was ok to go and touch it etc and the little one then tried to do it on a normal stove top (at his Grandmas) and burnt his hand.

#5 liveworkplay

Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:40 PM

Do you own a mobile phone, ipod or the like? You would be experience more magnetic field from them then an induction cooktop.

Edited by liveworkplay, 19 March 2012 - 04:41 PM.


#6 07gbam

Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:55 PM

There's a good reason people should do physics at school.

#7 CallMeFeral

Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:59 PM

QUOTE (07gbam @ 30/03/2012, 07:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There's a good reason people should do physics at school.

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#8 Daisy Goat

Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:05 PM

I love love love love my induction cooktop.

You have to cook somehow. If you are not using gas or a wood fire what are you using now?

The safety element of it is marvellous. Not from a child perspective but for myself accidentally touching as I will not let a child near cooking even if the top is safe to touch ( as induction is).
I liken the example of the PP  the same as the people who have the controlled temp hot water systems. We have a Infinity controlled temp hot water system.My children cannot burn themselves as the temp is set at 42 degrees in an room they can reach a tap of. But this creates a false sense of security should they be at someone else's house whose water temps can go much higher. No different  a scenario to the induction cooktop.

Oh did I say how much I love cooking ( and cleaning up) with induction.

Interesting fact" you do not need a double boiler to melt chocolate with induction as you can control the temperature so low that you can keep melted choc at at the exact low temp to stay that way. Brilliant! Nor do you need a double boiler to make Lemon curd!

#9 ubermum

Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:11 PM

QUOTE (sophiasmum @ 19/03/2012, 02:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am no expert, but surely they wouldn't sell them if they weren't safe?

That is faulty logic. You can buy cigarettes which are not safe at any usage level. However, it would be good if people had a little bit more education about things like magnetic fields and microwaves so they were not worried about household appliances.

#10 gilchrist

Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:49 PM

07gbam, thanks for the narky comment, but fyi it appears my concerns are warranted.

http://www.bag.admin.ch/themen/strahlung/0...ex.html?lang=en

QUOTE
Some of the magnetic fields are not absorbed by the pan, so magnetic fields may occur in the immediate vicinity of the hob.
It is not currently known whether magnetic fields originating from induction hobs represent a health risk

Edited by gilchrist, 30 March 2012 - 07:49 PM.


#11 Daisy Goat

Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:55 PM

I need to know...how do people cook if Gas is bad and electric is bad. I can only assume wood fire is bad as well..carcinogenic ash and smoke etc?





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