Preethi IC-119 Induction Cooktop
Induction cooktops have become a very common feature in almost all households all over the world. The reason behind this rise in demand for cooktops can be attributed to the safety qualities that come with this appliance and also their incontestable ease of use. Nonetheless, the upsurge in demand for these appliances has meant that different players have come in to participate in the production race. Eventually, users have been left with a number option to choose from depending on their tastes, preferences, and monetary abilities.
Preethi IC-119 Induction Cooktop is among the notable Cooktop models that I can recommend to you especially judging from how well it is doing in the market. Although it’s not as alluring in terms of design as compared to its competitor models, this is one Cooktop that will help you save on a few bucks when buying it. Moreover, it will help you save on electricity and at the same time do the job perfectly, like any other Cooktop worth double its price.
Key features of this Preethi Induction Cooktop
If you are not a heavy spender, then this particular Cooktop is exactly what you need. Here are some of its most appealing features;
Build and Design
Even though the designers of the Preethi IC-119 did not consider using expensive material to make this appliance, their choice of material is also quite appealing and workable. Unlike rival models such as those made by Whirlpool, this Preethi Cooktop is not made of a polished crystal glass plate but instead embraces a cheaper material, a ceramic plate.
Most people would like to argue that this decision to use ceramic material in place of glass plates would adversely cut on the durability of the IC-119 Induction Cooktop but this is not the reality. The reinforced ceramic plate means that the appliance isn’t as delicate as that which has a top made of glass. However, ceramic plates scratch easily but this does not affect durability, just the aesthetics.
Dimensions weight and colors
The Preethi IC-119 has a heating Diameter of about 205 centimeters and measures 37 by 30 by 4.5 centimeters. The toughened ceramic top and body means that it is heavier than most of its rivals, although the difference is minor. It weighs 2.8 kilograms while most of its challengers are at 2.5kgs. It comes in two generic colors, blue and black.
Performance and Efficiency
As mentioned earlier, this is one of the most efficient Cooktop models in the market. If we were to filter out visual aspects and focus only on performance and efficiency (in relation to price factor), Preethi IC-119 Cooktop would probably rank as the top induction Cooktop. It works perfectly within a 230V voltage range and has a rated power of 1900Watts.
Of course, the amount of power it consumes will depend on what you are heating, for how long and at what temperature. Nevertheless, when used for standard home cooking it’s remarkably efficient. However, it is not ideal for lab usage as it gets unstable when it reaches its top heating temperature (200 degrees Celsius).
In order to make this appliance easy to use and convenient, the designers of the Preethi IC-119 included a Touch screen enabled control panel and auto on/off capabilities. Moreover, it has safety features such as a Child lock utility.
Pricing and warranty
This appliance has a one year warranty from the manufacturer and is priced between 3100Rs and 3650Rs depending on the retail outlet you opt to buy from.
- Reasonably priced
- Wide base that supports cooking with larger vessels
- Easy to use and has safety features
- Low on power consumption
- Gets unstable once it reaches over 200 degrees Celsius
- The ceramic plate loses appeal after a few months of use.
|Voltage||230V AC 50Hz|
|Rated Power (W)||1900 Watt|
|Heating Diameter (Cm)||205|
|Power Adjustment range (W)||120 – 1900 Watts|
|Product dimensions (cm)||37 by 30 by 4.5|
|Average Power Cord length (Cm)||134|
|Gross Weight (Kgs)||2.8|
|Features||Child Lock, Cool Touch, Automatic shut-off, 8 cooking menu, 4 heat levels, 2 years warranty|
Whirlpool Elite 21A1 Induction Cooktop
Of late, the demand for safe, efficient, and noiseless cooking appliances has risen. At first, gas cookers were most preferred but then, they required a lot of safety precautions which not 100% safe. Electric coil cookers followed suit but again they consume a lot of power and are also not 100%safe. The discovery of induction heating technology was one of the best things that ever happened to men.
Induction cooktops use magnetic induction to heat vessels and is a very safe and efficient means of cooking. No wonder, most shops selling induction cooktops are always running out of stock when it comes to these particular items.
One of the best induction Cooktop models is the Whirlpool Elite 21A1 Induction Cooktop. This is one Cooktop model that is moving fast in the shopping arena, although I believe there could be better models coming up from competitors.
Design and measurements
The design of this particular induction cooker, if I may say, is one of the most appealing designs I have ever seen. The Whirlpool Elite 21A1 measures 29 by 36 by 4 cm and has a touch control panel in place of analog buttons or knobs. It is made of crystal glass plate and has a display and a functional timer. This item weighs about 2.4 Kgs.
The Whirlpool Elite 21A1 is a 2100Watt Cooktop and works perfectly in a voltage range of 88 to 270 volts. I can’t complain much about the noise although if it cooks for long the 85 mm fan can reach up to 2800 rotations per minute thus becoming a bit noisy (29 dB max). This Cooktop can cook heavy foods since it has a maximum temperature of 280 degrees Celsius. It works with an input current of 10A.
Safety and Ease of use
In order to make this Cooktop safer, the designers included a high/low voltage cut-off protection kit which is aligned between 88Vand 270V. In addition, the designer included a child lock utility that prevents children from injuring themselves while messing around the Cooktop, in the absence of an adult.
A touch-enabled control panel ensures ease of use and in collaboration with a functional timer, it’s almost impossible to overcook food. Whirlpool developers also included a beeper/alarm and an LED display to assist in managing the 8 power levels with ease.
Pricing and Warranty
The Whirlpool Elite 21A1 Induction Cooktop is priced at 3300 rupees, which is a fair price considering that it even has a touchscreen enabled control panel. It has a one-year warranty from the manufacturer.
- Impressive design that fits in perfectly in any standard kitchen.
- Easy to use
- Safety measures and a 100% working child lock utility
- A bit noisy after cooking for a long time.
|Body Material||Crystal Glass Plate|
|Control Type||Touch screen|
|Display Type||Led Display|
|Power Consumption||2100 Watts|
|No. of Power Adjustment Levels||8|