At Alliance, our induction cookware range is becoming more and more popular as people switch over to this method of cooking in their commercial kitchens. Most modern kitchens today, both domestic and commercial are built with an induction hob and it’s definitely the way of the future when it comes to cooking delicious food.

Induction cooking is just as powerful, if not more powerful than gas and electricity and you can be sure of precision cooking because there are no hot spots. This type of cooking is especially beneficial for creating delicious tasting sauces as induction doesn’t  run the risk of burning a delicate sauce, unlike gas or electric hob cooking.  Induction is also a much easier way of controlling, adjusting and monitoring heat.

Similar to gas, heat change is instant which is vital when cooking complicated dishes because low-level heating is just as important as being able to heat something to a very high temperature.  Induction hobs also come with a digital display so you can see the exact temperature you are cooking at, at any stage of the cooking process.

Cost Saving

While an induction hob is notoriously more expensive than gas or electricity, using induction cooking has a huge amount of advantages.  Primarily induction is much more energy efficient than a gas stove because the heat is directly applied to the cookware using a magnetic force so there are incredible savings later on when it comes to energy use.  This means no unnecessary heat is lost. In fact, 84% of heat used in induction cooking is used during the cooking process against only 40% used in conventional gas top cooking.  That’s a huge amount of heat wastage and induction certainly saves money in the long run and that’s because induction hobs don’t have to work as hard as gas or electricity hobs during the cooking process.

With gas or electric tops, heat is dispersed in the kitchen which also makes a much hotter environment to work and cook in – that’s why many cooks end up so hot and bothered!


Induction cooking is also notoriously safer than gas or electric top cooking because the surface doesn’t get hot – despite the level of heat administered during the cooking process.  The only area that gets hot is the area positioned directly underneath the saucepan.  This makes it a better choice for all kitchens but particularly for domestic kitchens because there is less of a risk to children.

There’s also no risk of a gas escape or someone forgetful leaving a gas ring burning long after cooking is complete. Additionally, induction does not use gas at all; it simply plugs into an electrical source and switches on so there’s no link to gas pipes and no risk of a gas leak.

It’s also worth mentioning that there is no ventilation required with induction cooking because there is no gas vapour which is another energy saving benefit.

What Cookware?


Once you’ve decided to move to induction cooking you do need to change your cookware, which is only a small inconvenience for so many great benefits.  Choosing good quality induction cookware is easy when you select from the collections available on the website.  There are a number of stylish, sturdy and practical products from well-known, reputable suppliers including Kitchen Craft, Bourgeat, Blue Steel and Genware to suit all your induction cooking needs.   Choose from day to day saucepans, frying pans, sauté pans and milk pans to more specialist equipment such as paella pans.  It is very important not to use your regular saucepans on an induction top without checking suitability because you will damage it.

Are My Pans Suitable?

If you don’t have the right cooking pans then you should purchase specialist induction hob saucepans which are made out of magnetic material.  However, some items are perfectly suitable so contrary to popular belief, you might not need to completely re-stock your cookware cupboards!  You need to find cookware with a high ferrous content but before you go out and buy a brand new set, check the magnetic function of the bottom of your pans.  This is easy to do, just take a magnet and test the force underneath.

If you have a very strong force then your pan is suitable to use.  The types of materials that are suitable include stainless steel multi ply and ferrous base stainless steel.  Additionally, cast aluminium with a ferrous base and black iron might be suitable for your new induction hob.

Easy Clean

Induction hobs also recover very quickly after use so they can be cleaned up in an instant with a soft cloth and some soapy water.  They are far easier to clean than gas rings or electric hobs so make the job much more efficient and efficiency is very important in a busy kitchen.


To quickly summarise why you should switch to induction cooking here are a few of the many benefits:

  • Improved energy efficiency
  • A cooler kitchen area
  • Safer cooking
  • Easy to clean
  • Faster cooking speed than gas or electric hobs

If you’re considering installing an induction hob and want some information and advice on your cookware, contact theAlliance team who will be happy to help answer any of your questions. For all you induction cookware needs, visitAlliance where you will find a number of highly efficient, excellent products guaranteed to give you perfect results every time.