In most Polish homes, we prepare meals by heat treatment. Most often by baking, frying or boiling. For cooking and frying, we use an electric, gas or induction cooker. We use an oven for baking, of course. A very popular solution are freestanding induction cookers or free-standing gas cookers, which combine a cooking and frying plate with an electric or gas oven.

In this article, we will try to introduce you to two solutions - gas and induction cookers, as well as present their advantages and disadvantages.



LOFRA | Gas cooker and induction cooker - basic differences


The main difference between an induction cooker and a gas cooker is, of course, the power source. The gas stove is powered by natural gas or methane gas from a cylinder, which reaches the burner through the wires, where it is ignited. A free-standing or built-in induction cooker is powered by electricity. So why is it not an electric cooker? Well , free-standing or built-in induction cookers are powered by electricity with a high intensity of current, so that with little power they can generate very high temperatures.

Another important difference is the need to have a connection. A gas connection is required for a gas cooker. In the case of an induction cooker, this is not necessary. It is only recommended to connect a so-called power socket. So the induction cooker is definitely safer.


LOFRA | Advantages and disadvantages of gas and induction cookers


Like everything else, gas cookers and induction cookers also have their advantages and disadvantages. The disadvantages of gas stoves include:

  • the need to have a power source in the form of natural gas or methane from a cylinder,
  • unpleasant smell during use,
  • sediment that settles on walls, furniture and the stove itself,
  • danger related to gas leakage.

The advantages are:

  • a gas cooker is certainly cheaper to operate than an induction cooker,
  • a gas cooker has a slightly higher power related to the calorific value of gas,
  • a gas cooker is more efficient due to the high calorific value of gas,
  • it is cheaper to buy because it is a much simpler technology.

On the other hand, free-standing induction cookers have the following disadvantages:

  • they are relatively expensive to use, as the price of energy is currently very high,
  • they are more expensive to buy because it is a technologically advanced cooker,
  • dishes are prepared much slower,
  • in some cookers it is not possible to prepare dishes in a wok, for example,
  • require the possession of appropriate pots.


The advantages of LOFRA induction cookers are:

  • safety, both in terms of use (cold to the touch) and the assembly itself,
  • functionality, because appropriate programs can be set on them,
  • they are very clean, in addition, they are extremely easy to clean,
  • do not require inspections and controls,
  • do not generate unpleasant odors,
  • enable full programming, which enables convenient preparation of dishes.


Looking from the perspective, soon induction cookers will become even more functional, which may significantly increase their popularity. It is possible that they will soon be more popular than the gas ones. There is only a question of improving their functionality and efficiency.


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