40 degree Celsius, 4 hours in the kitchen and a three blade fan that UNFORTUNATELY you can’t use – annoying, isn’t it? And we can’t ignore the occasional burns a gas flame causes. Not a pleasant experience, is it? I too have been in this VERY situation and so I ordered the Philips HD4938/01 induction cook top.
I ordered the Philips HD4938/01 induction cook top from Flipkart for rupees 3673, after getting a discount of 35% on the original price of rupees 5695.
I’ve been using the cook top for about a month and a half now and I MUST say that it is DEFINITELY energy efficient and cost effective. The parcel arrived well before time from Flipkart and was SAFELY packed, including a 1 year warranty card inside it. Talking about the features of the induction cook top, it possesses a 0 to 3 hours time setting and came with 10 pre-set menus for delicious Indian recipes. It has sensor touch keys which make usage easier and has a 24 hour pre-set timer function for delayed cooking. The power consumption can be increased upto 2100W for speedy cooking. induction cooktop review[vc_raw_js]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[/vc_raw_js]
What made me switch ENTIRELY from my gas stove to an induction stove was that the heat is evenly distributed therefore speeding up the process of cooking. Also, induction cook tops are SAFE( as it causes no burns and also has a CHILD lock) energy efficient, cost effective and easier to clean.
The SOLE problem that I face now is that I have to hunt the market for flat bottomed iron or steel utensils as round bottom utensils can’t be used for cooking over an induction cook top.
In totality, I would say that I’m TRULY glad to have this master product in my kitchen as now, I spend more time with my FAMILY and less time cleaning the kitchen or cooking multitude dishes and SWEATING in the unbearable heat. induction cooktop review[vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″]
They say you CAN’T cook chapatis on an induction stove. True is it? The answer is a NO. Here you go-
Steps to cook a chapati on induction cook top
- Prepare the chapati dough as usual and roll chapatis.
- Place the rolled-out chapati on the tawa or in the cast-iron skillet. Let the chapati cook until small air bubbles form all over the surface and parts of the edge start to curl slightly, about 15 to 20 seconds.
- Flip the chapati over with a spatula and cook it until it starts to brown in small spots all over the bottom, about 30 seconds. Turn the chapati over again.
- Press the chapati around the edges with a folded kitchen towel, spinning it around as you do. Pressing gently around the edges seals the two layers of dough together so that the water vapor that creates the bubbles has to move inward.
- Press the large bubbles gently with the folded kitchen towel and spin the chapati every few seconds. The bubbles will get larger until the chapati blows up like a balloon. Pressing increases the friction just enough to raise the temperature quickly and create the burst of steam needed to blow the chapati up, just like it does when it touches an open flame. Spinning it around prevents it from burning in spots. Remove the chapati after it blows up. induction cooktop review