The fastest type of hob

Step by step recipe:

  1. 9 min.The fastest type of hob : Photo of step #1
    We begin by measuring a litre of water at room temperature, and put it in a pan on a gas ring until it boils.

    Time taken: 9 minutes 20 seconds.
  2. 9 min.The fastest type of hob : Photo of step #2
    Second stage: the same pan is allowed to cool, then another litre of water at room temperature is put on an electric ring and heated until it boils.

    Time taken: 9 minutes 30 seconds.
  3. 4 min.The fastest type of hob : Photo of step #3
    Third stage: the same pan is allowed to cool, and another litre of water at room temperature is put on an induction hob and heated until it boils.

    Time taken: 4 minutes 25 seconds.
  4. The fastest type of hob : Photo of step #4
    Here is a graphic summary of the three measurements, a curve for each cooking method.

    One can see that the induction (blue) is a lot faster than either the gas (green) or electricity (red).

Remarks:

There is no doubt, induction is twice as fast as the others.

If you think helps to cover pans so that they heat more quickly, read this article: Is it necessary to cover a pan of water while heating?

Source:

Which heating method is the quickest?.

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