LPG or gas-powered cooking equipment is still the most common choice for businesses due to the misconception that electric is more costly to maintain. However, in a study conducted by Meralco Power Lab, a multi-purpose facility that tests, validates, and compares the latest appliances and technologies to educate customers on electricity usage and efficient energy management, results have shown that induction technology is the most viable, cost-efficient option, especially for commercial use.
If you are running a food business, here’s why you should make the switch.
TIP #1 Induction cookers tested more efficient versus LPG and electric-coil type cookers.
While all options are good for cooking, some waste heat more than others.
In Meralco Power Lab’s tests, induction technology was the most energy efficient at 82% (vs. LPG at 36% and electric coil types at 32%); which means only 18% of that energy – or heat – is wasted. This means that induction technology consumes significantly less energy. In the long run, this will translate into substantial savings for your business.
TIP #2 Precise cooking temperature and time.
There’s more to it than just energy-efficiency.
Inconsistent temperatures affect cooking time, both of which also impact the total amount of energy required to cook. Induction technology takes away these variables so you can expect a consistent performance with every use. With this, your kitchen will be able to send out meals at a much quicker rate, improving the overall efficiency of your operations beyond just energy.
TIP #3 Less ambient heat.
Cooler kitchens for better working conditions.
A restaurant’s kitchen is almost always expected to operate at extreme temperatures due to the open flame from traditional cooktops. With induction stoves, since there is no open flame, it results to much cooler surroundings. Lower ambient heat ensures your staff can work more efficiently and in relatively more comfortable conditions.
Tip #4 No risk of gas leaks and explosions.
Induction technology avoids combustion and gas lines.
Overall, induction technology is safer than LPG stove. Without any gas to emit into the air or an open flame to catch objects on fire, you minimize the potential for accidents in your kitchen. As an added bonus, induction cooktops automatically turn off once cookware is removed from the heating element, minimizing the risk of someone leaving it on when not in use.