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Question: What's the difference between ceramic cooktops and induction cooktops?

Ceramic cooktops work thanks to heating elements underneath the glass surface which heat the selected cooking zone.

Induction cooktops, on the other hand, do not use heating elements. They operate on a principle of electro-magnetic energy. Circular coils generate a electro-magnetic field when they come into contact with material containing ferrous content (iron). So when your pan, with ferrous material in the base, is placed on the induction zone, the pan itself heats up (rather than the element or the glass of the induction cooktop). These cooktops are more efficient and extra safe. Both types of cooktop are known for being extremely easy to clean.