Rustic Cooking – Induction Style
LifeStyle Feb 04, 2021
When the expression “rustic living” one of the first images that comes into people’s heads is cooking in a traditional country way. Maybe they have an image of a nice aga cooker constantly on and warming the kitchen on a cold but crisp autumn morning. You stick your best circulon pans on the stove and cook up some nice pancakes and bacon before moving onto to cake baking in the late morning.
I love those type of cookers but I have absolutely fallen in love with induction cookers. I think they are a wonderful way to cook and really environmentally friendly. Although not popular in North America they seem to have taken off in a huge way in Europe.
I was first introduced to them when I went to visit a good friend of mine in Great Britain. She had one and I was memorised with it. I don’t know all the details but it had something to do with magnets and I know that you couldn’t use any old saucepans. In fact you need recommended pans for induction hobs.
It was definitely a very different way to cook compared to traditional methods but watching her work her magic was wonderful. Another pleasant surprise was how safe they were compared to regular cookers. We were chatting away and she said watch this before slamming her hand onto the stove. I screamed and covered my eyes and she burst out laughing. I opened them to see her lift her hand up without a burn mark.
I watched as she did it again and couldn’t believe it. Then trying to save face I did it and sure enough stayed burn free. Apparently, the heat doesn’t transfer unless there is a magnetic connection. If you have children or grandchildren who like to put their fingers in and on things they shouldn’t then this is certainly gives extra piece of mind.
Anyway, I started looking for one as soon as I returned home and eventually settled on a max induction top. Like I said earlier in the post, they do take a little getting used to, but once you do, you will absolutely love them.