Quicker, more consistent heating and better energy-efficiency has made induction cooktop a growing consumer trend. While induction is not a new technology, it’s beginning to trigger the next great wave of interface design. This trend is eventually expected to trickle down the popularity of gas and electric stoves as demand continues to push towards induction.
The most active appliance and often the most distinctive, stovetop is the start of every great meal. The blend of form and function is paramount in the kitchen. The designs of the future largely depend on the technologies and materials available. Induction cooktops are rewriting the rules of cooktop design, creating new form factors and user interface possibilities to ensure that it remains an eye-catching part of every kitchen. Manufacturers are seeking new materials and features that create innovative & useful appliances and offer the home cook a superior experience as well as a worthy centrepiece for their kitchen.
According to recently published report of Bonafide Research "India Induction Cooktop & Electric Cooker Market Outlook, 2021", the market of induction cooktop will grow at a CAGR of around 25% over next five years. As part of this growing trend, many homeowners are interested in installing an induction cooktop for their primary cooking surface. Many of the high-end appliance brands such as Prestige, Bajaj and Preethi have introduced induction cooktops in their kitchen appliance lines. The feature of this cooking surface, which is most appealing to homeowners, is the added measure of safety provided by induction technology. It works by using magnetic energy to conduct heat directly to the cookware. This means that the cooking surface remains cool and touchable entire time. This development has not only revolutionized how home makers cook, but also shatters the design barriers associated with gas and electric interfaces. In the stove world today, induction cooktops are seeing the greatest advancements in interface and display design. By working with technologies that produce lower residual heat, manufacturers are able to push the limits of appliance design to make easy to use and sophisticated cooktops that elevate kitchen aesthetics. Advances in materials have also opened up new possibilities in colour and interface design.
Induction cooking has become a hot trend among Indian consumers nowadays. Indians today know that induction cooking is not only safer, but it is also highly efficient. Since the cooktop uses magnetic fields to directly conduct heat through the cookware, most of the energy produced by the surface is absorbed by the cookware. Induction cooktops are a top choice amongst Indian consumers looking to update their kitchen in near future. Also, the smooth flat surface ensures easy and convenient cleaning. Since the surface does not heat up, consumer can avoid foods being cooked on to the surface, thus the surface can easily be wiped clean. Moreover, the non-heat surface also eliminates cooked stains that are usually very common with other type of cooktops.
Major companies operating in the induction cooktop and electric cooker market of India are TTK Prestige Limited, Bajaj Electricals Limited, Preethi Kitchen Appliances Pvt. Ltd., Philips India Limited, Stovekraft Pvt. Ltd., Panasonic Corporation India, Groupe SEB India Pvt. Ltd., Havells India Limited, Butterfly Gandhimathi Appliances Limited and Kitchen Appliances India Limited