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FAQ’s on Infrared Cookers
What type of cookware can you use?
An infrared cooker is similar to a hot plate or gas stove. Once you turn it on, the infrared element gets hot in the circled area.
Anything you place on top of it will feel the heat. So to answer the question, any type of cookware can be used with infrared cookers.
EVEN CLAY POTS!
Please note the bottom of the cookware has to be flat. If it’s curved or rounded, you might notice instability and a lot of shaking since the surface of the infrared cooker is flat and smooth.
How much power does it use?
The infrared cookers usually come with adjustable power consumption. When you adjust the power, the heat varies along with it. Higher the wattage, higher the heat.
Most popular infrared cookers can be adjusted from 200W to 2000W+ depending on the type and model. Lower the wattage, lower the heat.
Why is Infrared Cooker more energy efficient?
Unlike hot plates and other electric cookers, infrared cookers heat up pretty fast. Usually within a few seconds. This saves a lot of cooking time and power consumed along with it.
As mentioned before, the heat level is adjusted by reducing and increasing the wattage.
This is also an energy saving factor since other electric cookers use maximum wattage to reach desired heat levels, no matter how high or low you set it.
Would you say Infrared Cookers are better than induction cookers?
Both technologies have their pros and cons, but in our opinion, infrared cookers are better for people who expect a more accurate cooking experience.
Infrared cookers provide a more even heat distribution while cooking and is more effective at staying hot while you lift the pan for a few seconds to toss / stir fry etc…