I have a gas connection from the super brand HP. The connection is still in the single Cylinder mode. Every So often I am reminded to book a refill when the cylinder goes out of gas especially during cooking. Once my refill request took more than 15 days to complete. During that period I had to be fully dependent on my Preethi Induction cooktop. This portable Induction cooktop is one of the Cooktops I am suggesting here in the top five. Actually, I bought the Preethi Induction stove for such emergency only. Read also Preethi Whirlpool Elite Induction Cooktop Below 4000 Rupees.
Of late Induction cooktop has become a sure alternative for the traditional gas-based cooking in our cities. Even in the rural side, the demand for a portable Induction stove has risen many folds in the recent years.
How much electricity would an induction cooktop consume? To answer this question, I will use my cooking on an Induction stove as an example. While cooking for one person, any induction cooktop would only consume three to five units electricity a day. In that, one could make two-time tea, cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In Chennai, one unit electricity is 5 Rupees. Thus everyday 15 to 20 Rupees is the electricity bill for an Induction cooktop when cook for one person.
Thanks to the great features and control – an induction stove provides during cooking, you would always prefer cooking on this if gets a good practice. But your experience wouldn't be enough and you need a set of good quality vassals for a great Induction cooking always. Recently, Wonderchef, a brand promoted by star chef Sanjeev Kapoor, launched a set of cooking Vessels that can be used for Induction, Microwave Oven, and Gas-based cooking. Check: Wonderchef Gas Induction Oven Friendly Cooking Pots.
Coming to these five portable induction stoves, I would highly recommend you to have one from them for your kitchen. In terms of durability and quality, these cooktops are some of the products available in the Indian market.
Pigeon Favourite IC 1800 Watt Induction Cooktop
If you want to get rid of the conventional system of cooking and don't want to wait for the gas each month, I have a solution for you. Try the induction Cooktop gadget, which runs on the concept of electromagnetic heating for fast cooking. Actually, this will not only save your time while cooking but also ensure your safety.
Pigeon's this Induction Cooktop is one of the best induction cooktops, which can make your kitchen time enjoyable. This space savvy model, a portable induction cooktop is the best for a kitchen, especially, in an Indian kitchen. It features dual heat sensor technology, soft touch and push buttons, automatic switch off facilities, and many others. This helps you make foods easily and feel you comfortable as well.
Specification: The Pigeon Favorite Induction Cooktop is a completely tech savvy model and is incorporated with the latest technologies. This is extremely durable and has been designed in such a way that it can sustain all the heavy loads. Below are the main specifications of this elite durable induction cooktop. Read also तीन बढ़िया इंडक्शन स्टोव 2200 रुपए से कम कीमत में.
- Brand: Pigeon
- Operates on electromagnetic induction principle
- Operating power: 50Hz AC supply
- Voltage: 230V
- Features seven Indian preset menus, soft-touch push buttons and automatic shut off
- Comes with dual heat sensor technology
Features, Pros, and Cons of this Pigeon Induction Stove
- It comes with an LED panel from which you can select 7 preset Indian menus for efficient cooking.
- Operates on a 230V 50Hz AC supply.
- Has an automatic shut-off feature so that you can leave the appliance unattended.
- Comes with a 1 year of service warranty, and has a power consumption of 1800 watts.
Pros: This is one of the best induction cooktop available in the market having lots of features at extremely less price. This cooktop hardly cost around Rupees 1200-1500 and is easily available on all the major online and offline stores.
Cons: While going through Pigeon Favorite IC 1800 W Induction Cooktop I didn't find any such specific cons. The only issue I found with this cooktop is – here you can only use recommended vessels.
This portable induction cooktop from Pigeon has been rated well (4.5 Points) on the all major online shopping websites. That proves how durable efficient and well-made it is. But I cannot recommend it enough because of Pigeon's poor service quality. Some Pigeon's customers have raised concerns about the service delivery by Pigeon's ground staffs.
|Power Consumption||2000 W|
|Safety Features||Auto Switch Off|
Prestige PIC 1.0 Mini – A Portable Induction Cooktop
So if you have decided to switch to the advanced cooking system and want to try something unique and different then I have an offer for you. Using this you can switch to the advanced cooking system where no need to worry about Gas, Safety, time etc. Yes, I am talking about the Induction cooktop. The very famous and well-known Home and Appliance manufacturer in the world Prestige has come up with another exciting cooking system and this time it's a portable Induction Cooktop. I am sure most of you must have tried Prestige pressure Cooker and you must have enjoyed it and so why not give a try to induction cooktop? I am not just saying you to try it, there are multiple reasons behind it.
First of all Prestige PIC 1.0 Mini Induction Cooktop is having very less cost in this segment with high quality. It is available for just around Rupees 1600-2000 on the entire major online as well as offline stores. Also, it has all the Indian menu options which make your work very easy. if you are looking for mainly portability and compatibility, then the Prestige Mini Induction Cooktop will work best for you. This portable Cooktop is manufactured in a sleek design without compromising on efficiency to give you an excellent cooking experience.
A collection of all its Specifications:-
- Weight 4 kg
- Height 260 mm
- Width 210 mm
- Depth 50 mm
- Power Input 220 – 240 V V
- Power Consumption 1200 W
- Frequency 50 – 60 Hz
A list of Features of this Prestige Induction Stove
- Indian menu options
- Automatic voltage regulator
- Wider display panel
- Preset timer function
- Dual heat sensors
- Elegant design
- Warranty: 1 year on product
Warranty: The Prestige Induction Cooktop offers one-Year Warranty from the date of purchase of the product. Within warranty period, Prestige Authorized Service centers will repair or replace any defective part.
Compatible Items: Stainless Steel, Cast Iron and Iron Plates Vassal and Pots.
Top 6 Pro-Factors:-
1) It’s a product from the trusted and well-known brand of ‘Prestige'.
2) The build is good and of durable and reliable materials and the finishing is also good.
3) It has a 5 Power levels 200, 400, 600, 900 and 1200 watts respectively, allowing you different intensities and speeds of cooking, Also Different power levels give you the ability to control your electricity bill.
4) It’s easy to clean and wipe to clean.
5) The 4 Feet long power cord is a sufficient length.
6) Induction cook-tops are 100% safer as compared to Gas or Electric stoves.
Cons: Even though this is a great product but seems few customers have complained about the noise that gets generated from the induction cooktop. Apart from this everything is fine and great to use.
Conclusion!!!In the market of portable Induction cooktop, Philips and Prestige are to major brands. Philips leads here because of a wide range of products with some great variants and great user-friendly features. Still, for a bachelor and who needs a portable cooking stove at a low budget then this Prestige product is a decent choice.
|Power Consumption||1200 W|
|Safety Features||Automatic Voltage Regulator|
Citron CIC 002 Induction Cooktop – A Product of Flipkart
The Citron is a new brand in home appliances segment, offering a wide variety of products. Recently it has launched CIC 002 induction cooktop and it is working well so far. The Citron Induction Cooktop offers portability and compactness and is an ideal choice for any kitchen, which will feel you comfortable while cooking. It delivers excellent and productive cooking experience. It has an easy to control touch and push buttons and can be operated very easily. More rightly It is a pollution free and flame-free a portable induction cooktop.
A list of main Specifications:-
- Crystal glass cooking plate which is of high quality which gives this cooktop a smooth and premium finish.
- This portable induction cooktop has just 20 mm super slim design which makes look & feel very attractive.
- It has digital display timer with touch facility which allows you to decide the cooking time.
- Height 20 mm; Width 290mm; Depth 370mm
Features of this Flipkart Product
- 9 Power Levels
- Digital Crystal Display- Which enables you to manage the cooking time effectively
- Slimmest Induction Cooktop- Ideal for kitchen and can be kept in less space
- 8 Preset Cooking Menus
- Child Lock Feature
- Slim Touch Induction Cook Top
- Child lock for safety
- 60 Day Replacement Guarantee
- 2 years warranty
- Flame free induction cooktop
Compatible Nutshells: Stainless Steel, Cast Iron and Iron Plates. The brand offers on-site service under its warranty terms.
Pros: This is one of the value products which give best for your money. The best thing with this Citron cooktop is its parent company Flipkart provides 60 days no question asked guarantee besides default two years of warranty. Also, this cooktop features child lock system which enables the safety and security in the home.
Cons: Though the product is great but people may think about its price, which is slightly higher than the usual. Also few of the complaints that have been received are burning smell. After come days it starts giving the smell. But nothing to worry you can get the replacement very easily.
|Power Consumption||2000 W|
|Safety Features||Child Lock|
Preethi Trendy IC 101 Induction Stove – My Personal Pick
Preethi is a fastest growing brand in Home appliances section. They claim to be No. 1 Mixie manufacturer in the country and have served more than 10 Million homes till now. Preethi Trendy IC 101 induction cooktop is the best if you want to get rid of the conventional cooking system and don't want to be in line for the gas and all. This portable induction cooktop is made up of light steel so the weight is very less and comes up with a solid stand to handle large weight while cooking. Also, the size is medium so occupy very less space of your kitchen and hence is an ideal cooktop for the Indian kitchens.
The mains specifications of this Preethi Portable Induction stove:-
- Model No (Watts): Trendy – IC 101
- Voltage: 230V AC 50Hz.
- Rated Power (Watts): 2000 Watt
- Heating area (Cms) : 28 x 25
- Product Size (Cms) : 34 x 27.5 x 6
- Power Cord length (Cms) : 140
- Gross Weight (Kgs) : 3 (Approx)
- Side Space (Cm) : 12
- Carton Size (Cms) : 33 x 40 x 11
Some great features of the Preethi Stove
- 1 Year Warranty
- Auto Switch off feature
- Just wipe to clean
- Preset Menus
- Basic Function Like
- Timer, increase & decrease
- Power level option
Warranty: The Preethi offers 1 Year Warranty only for Parts and Labor.
Pros: The Preethi induction cooktop has an automatic shut off facility, which keeps you safe. Also, the power consumption is less so make it more popular. The price is also just around Rupee 2300-2700 and is available at all the major online/offline stores.
Cons: There is no major issues have been raised against this induction cooktop. So it's reliable and easy to use and of course best values product.
Verdict!!!I have been using this cooktop model from more than four years now. The Preethi Trendy Cooktop may not offer you so many cooking options yet it is a durable and long lasting product. I would strongly recommend this portable induction cooktop.
|Power Consumption||2000 W|
|Safety Features||Auto Switch Off|
Philips Induction Cooktop HD4928
Needless to say about the Philips products these are one among the best portable induction cooktop you can ever get. Durability and experiences are the key features of any Philips products.
As of today, the HD4928 Induction Cooktop model is one of the best-selling products from Philips's Kitchen collection section. To this elite induction cooktop, Philips has given the slogan “joyful effortless cooking”. With many advanced features, this Kitchen gadget is indeed true to the official slogan.
Philips HD4928 Induction Cooktop is a needy item for the modern day kitchens. The sleek cooktop is made of microcrystal plates and so cover very less space. It retains all the essentials vitamins and nutrients and keeps your food safe. Further, this Philips portable induction cooktop has auto programs and touch-start features and it is mainly designed for Indian recipes. Moreover, it is a flame-less cooktop with an auto off on programs which ensure your safety.
A list of all its main specifications:-
- Height: 65 mm
- Width: 281 mm
- Depth: 356 mm
- Power Consumption: 2100 W
- Preset Cooking Menus:6
- Body Material: Ceramic
- Control: Push Button
- Weight: 2.6 kg
Features that makes this portable cooktop a unique one
- Manual Temperature Control
- Induction Cooktop
- Push Button Control
- 6 Preset Menus
- 2100 W Power
- Programmed for Indian Cooking
- Temperature Range: 100° C – 240° C, Plug Type: 3-round Pin, 10 A, CB and ROHS Compliance
Warranty: The Philips cook top offers 1 Year of service and repair warranty. Customer needs to carry the product to the nearby centers for the repair or replacements.
Pros: This is one of the best value products in the budget range and costs around 2500-2800 INR and is available on all the leading offline/online stores. It has 0-3 hours of temperature control which make you comfort and keep you safe.
Cons: No major issues have been reported till date. However, some buyers have complained that the starting time is a little bit more.
Verdict!!! One great thing about Philips kitchen appliances is that they are “Made in India”. But, they have been proven to be far superior in terms of quality than the pricey, foreign made premium brand products. Still, Philips offers one year of hassle-free customer support and service warranty.
Coming to this portable induction cooktop, it is a great choice among all the cooktops listed here. If you need a quality product then do not pay attention to its price. One of the great features of this Philips induction stove has to be – up to three hours of cooking non-stop. Though I have not tasted my Preethi induction stove for this but three hours of non-stop cooking looks impossible on it. Such a long duration of cooking means one could use this portable induction cooktop for making a variety of dishes and sweets as well.
|Power Consumption||2100 W|
|Safety Features||Auto Switch Off|