Top 10 Best Induction Cooktop in India | Expert Review!

Induction cooktops have innumerable advantages over their gas counterparts. These are not only a sleek addition to give your kitchen a modern look but also are environmentally friendly. Cooking can be complex, the least you can ask for is the pot of water to boil faster. Well you got it! The speed is unbelievable and can be one of the biggest pros for cooks who are always on the run.

These work faster and are way cheaper than the price you pay for the best gas stove. They are very easy to clean. Also no more finger burns! As they work on the electromagnetic field, only the surface heats up. Not the area around it. Even the edges and handles of the utensils don’t heat up. Just in case if you suddenly lift the vessel without the mitts, don’t you worry, you’re safe.  Induction cooktops have been around a long time, but with new improved technology, they are a product hard to pass or deny.

We have got a huge range of induction cooktops. After picking out some good cooktops and narrowing them down and testing them on the basis of speed, cool down times, temperature precision, sizes and prices of each. This is guide to help you decide how to choose the best one for yourself or they can also make up for a great gift to a student going away to study or a newly married couple or anyone who’s always on the go and thinks cooking as a complex activity taking a lot of time.

 

Now you might ask amidst all this, how choose the best induction cooktop? Well let me tell you. There are several features that put it together:

  • Wattage: you should look for something that is between 1800-2500 watt. So that the heat isn’t sudden and intensive that may damage the glass, but very functioning.
  • Power saver: The main point of induction cooktops is their power saving ability. They consume way less power. They also come installed with auto switch off buttons that don’t consume energy on stand by and automatically switch the device off if it’s not being used.
  • Timer and preset menus: Preset menus are the inbuilt menus that are designed in advance. For eg. If you want to boil some milk, then you may just press the milk button. For curry or stir fry, you may just press those buttons. The cooktop automatically evaluates the temperature necessary for the same and sets them for you.

  With the help of a timer, you can set it to as many minutes as you desire and once that time has passed, the cooktop automatically switches off. This is a very useful feature.

  • Durability: Induction cooktops is an investment of the long term. No one goes buying the cooktop after every 5-6 months. You should see that the features are good and the build of the cooktop is strong.
  • Size: The size of the cooktops vary a lot. If you cook more and more food every day or have a big family, we certainly recommend you to go with a bigger pan size. But if you are always on the move and don’t cook a lot and have a small kitchen, then there are many cooktops available that are smaller in size but have many functions and also a great look. The compact and easily portable device is your solution.
  • Price: The prices of the cooktops don’t vary too much. There is though a difference of a few hundred and a thousand. You should have a perspective that it is a purchase for the long run. With all its amazing features, it is going to be worth it anyway. There are cooktops that are modern yet budget-friendly and also stylish. But if you want to add just a little more money to your budget, you can get an advanced functioning model.

Here is the list of top 10 best induction cooktop in India 2019

Phillips-Collection HD4938 2100-Watt Induction Cooktop

Philips Viva Collection HD4938/01 2100-Watt Induction Cooktop

Width : 11.5 inches 

Length :15 inches approx.

Weight: 2kgs

Power: 2100 watts

Philips is playing the big games when it comes to electrical appliances. They have such great models with amazing features, which may vary in size and shapes but are few of the best in the business. It comes with 10 preset menus for Indian cuisine recipes. It also has a 24-hour preset timer function for delayed cooking. And 0-3 hours time setting. You can schedule your cooking time with the help of this function.

Philips has also highly improved heating quality. There is also an auto-off program designed to take care if you forget to switch the appliance off. It has a cool to touch surface for safety.

It has got a great look with high-quality glass panel and premium finish. It also has very sensitive buttons. Its size is not very big and bulky. Hence it’s even easier to use or anywhere. It can fit into just any kitchen. Just one slight touch is enough for an easy cook. It comes with a 1.2m long cord for our convenience.

A child lock is also installed. It comes with a warranty of one year.

Maximum weight that it can carry while cooking is 8 kgs. (Along with cookware utensils and the stuff inside it )

Pros

  • Very sleek modern look
  • Easy to touch sensitive buttons
  • Long-lasting
  • Energy efficient

Cons

  • Makes a little bit of fan noise

 

Philips Collection HD4928 2100 Watt Induction Cooktop

Philips Viva Collection HD4928/01 2100-Watt Induction Cooktop

Width : 11.5 inches

Length : 15 inches approx.

Weight: 2 kgs approx

Power: 2100 watts

This is also from Philips. As amazing the technology, as it is, it’s also very much on a budget-friendly side. Very similar to the one above but just a tad cheaper. So that most customers can reap the amazing benefits. Also to further simplify the process, it comes with customized Indian menus. For example, it has buttons called Roti/dosa which can also be perfect to heat up bread. Then options like gravy, stir fry, slow cook and pressure cook. It is programmed for Indian cooking(but it is compatible for any other cuisines). It has a very good build and an amazing look. Besides that, it also has a very powerful heating technology. It is the heating power that determines the overall speed of the cooking process. The faster the cooking, the more nutrients it seals into the food. It has a touch start for easy use. It also comes with a 0-3 hour time setting. A touch to cool surface for no burns. And an auto-off program for safety. Like the earlier model, this one also is compact and sleek in size and comes with a 1.2m long cord for our convenience.

It comes with a warranty of one year.

Maximum weight that it can carry while cooking is 8 kgs. (Along with cookware utensils and the stuff inside it )

Pros:

  • Environment friendly
  • Energy efficient
  • Can be cleaned easily
  • Long durability

Cons:

  • Customer service centres availability could be less in some regions

 

Pigeon Rapido 2100 Watt Induction Cooktop

Pigeon Rapido 2100W Induction Cooktop

Width : 11.8 inches

Length : 16 inches approx.

Weight: 2.5 kgs approx

Power: 2100 watts

This is a cooktop from an ever so growing company called pigeon. Their electronics are flourishing on the racks of every other electronic shop in the country. The best part is that it is compatible to all types of stainless steel cookware. No need to buy special ones. It comes with 8 Indian present menus only to add up the extra easy to the already simplified process.

It also has a pause button to stop the cycle right where it is and then you can resume it, but without having to shut it down. Not just that, to pace up with the ever so increasing competition of time, it also comes with a timer setting. So you can keep your food to cook and get done with other chores. Once the food is cooked, the timer will go off and the induction cooktop will shut down automatically. Hence there will be no spilling nor any overcooked food.

One more really good feature is that it has feather touch buttons and wide area. A really well constructed sleek appearance. The biggest pro is that it’s easier to clean. Just run a damp cloth over the cooktop and it will be good as new.

As it’s small and compact in size you can move it from one place to another very easily.

Warranty is one year.

Pros

  • Looks sleek
  • Easy to use
  • Touch panel
  • Energy efficient

Cons

  • Service centres could not be available in some regions

 

Prestige PIC 6.0 V3 2000-Watt Induction Cooktop

 

Prestige PIC 6.0 V3 2000-Watt Induction Cooktop with Touch Panel

 

Width: 12 inches approx

Length: 15 inches

Weight: 2.6kgs approx

Power: 2000 watts

This cooktop from prestige has automatic voltage control and a unique power saving technology. The better the power saving, the more energy efficient becomes the device. The induction cooktop monitors the temperature of the vessel and adjusts the power level based on the size of the vessel. The dual heat sensor automatically senses the temperature of the vessel and prevents overheating there thus by saving power. Thus it gives really high heating efficiency.

The preset functions save the time on the cooking. This induction cooktop also comes with preset Indian menu options but is compatible for all cuisines. It has soft touch buttons and an easy to use touch panel.

Automatic Keep Warm function helps keep food hot at all times. This ensures more added safety to the entire process.

Warranty is one year.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Energy efficient

Cons

  • Fan noise

 

Prestige PIC 3.1 V3 2000-Watt Induction Cooktop with Touch panel

Prestige PIC 3.1 V3 2000-Watt Induction Cooktop with Touch Panel

Width: 13.4 inches approx

Length: 14 inches

Weight: 2.51kgs approx

Power: 2000 watts

This is elegantly designed induction cooktop with very good energy efficiency and some really unique features.

It comes ready with preset Indian menu options like chapati, idli, curries, dosa etc at the touch of a button. It comes with an easy to use touch panel. With the timer function, you can set the time at which you want to start cooking and then leave it up to the induction to take care of the rest. Also has a ‘keep warm’ function,  which keeps the food warm for a longer period of time.

It comes with a whistle counter!! Yes, a ‘seetii’!! This function is designed to work exactly like a pressure cooker wherein you can set the number of whistles. Once the number of whistles is done, the sensor automatically switches to “Automatic Keep Warm” Mode. This feature saves both, your time, as well as the power and energy.

Like the earlier model, this one also has automatic voltage control and a unique power saving technology. The induction cooktop monitors the temperature of the vessel and adjusts the power level based on the size of the vessel. The dual heat sensor automatically senses the temperature of the vessel and prevents overheating there thus by saving power. Thus it gives really high heating efficiency.

It is very easy to clean. Only that one should wait until the surface cools down completely which doesn’t take too long either. It’s also lightweight and portable.

Warranty is one year.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Energy efficient
  • Whistle feature

Con

  • Makes some fan noise

 

Prestige PIC 2.0 V2 2000-Watt Induction Cooktop with Touch panel

Prestige PIC 2.0 V2 2000-Watt Induction Cooktop with Touch Panel

Width: 12 inches approx

Length: 15 inches

Weight: 2.6kgs approx

Power: 2000 watts

Now that we have seen previous models, we can say that Prestige does make some really good indication cooks tops. This model is also very similar to earlier mentioned prestige induction top models in terms of power saving technology and Indian cooking preset menus. Only some new features and dimensions differ.

One of the newest features is the Anti-Skid steel ring. This is for everyone who’s multitasking. It would not let the utensils slip off as easily. If you are in a rush and somehow the cooktop gets shoved a little, it wouldn’t spill everything all over. It will keep the utensil save by the time you recover.

If you have babies that play around your kitchen and like to press buttons, we have got you covered. It comes with a child lock inbuilt in it. It will make sure that the induction doesn’t start up before a certain set of keys have been pressed. This works like a password. You can set it as per your own will.

Now if you have a lot of cooking to do and also want to save resources and money, this is just right for you. It is slightly bigger in shape and size. Hence it can fit larger pots and pans. This is really useful for those who are high on saving energy and have completely switched to induction. If you have guests over or if you have to throw a party with home cooked food and not waste the money that a gas stove demands, cooking in more quantities will always be easier with this.

Warranty is one year.

Pros

  • Bigger size
  • Power saving
  • Easy to use touch panel

Cons

  • Makes negligible and light but humming noise while and after cooking

 

Bajaj Majesty ICX 7 1900-Watt Induction Cooktop

Bajaj Majesty ICX 7 1900-Watt Induction Cooktop

Width: 10.5 inches approx

Length: 11.5 inches

Weight: 2.6kgs approx

Power: 1900 watts

Bajaj Majesty has made one of the very high techs best induction cooktops ever. They have come with 8 preset menus, wide range voltage, inbuilt sensor and also anti insecticide gel to for immense hygiene and keeping the insects away. When the germs are out, diseases are out. This helps so much in maintaining the cleanliness and also has many health benefits.

To save time and and ensure less effort,it has a keep warm mode. This option generates only enough heat that keeps the food warm. It also has a power switch that indicates how much power has been consumed.

It also has an auto shut off. If you put the switch on and don’t place any vessel over the surface of the cook top, it automatically shuts off within one minute. This is a big pro for saving power and ensuring the cooking is done safely.

It comes with a crystal glass which gives it a really great shiny finish. This will be a perfect fit into every modern kitchen of the day.

Warranty is one year.

Pros :

  • Highly Durable
  • Efficient
  • Looks stylish

Con

  • Fan noise

 

Prestige PIC 15.0+ 1900-Watt Induction Cooktop

Prestige PIC 15.0+ 1900-Watt Induction Cooktop

Width : 13.4 inches approx

Length : 16.2 inches

Weight: 1.9kgs approx

Power : 1900 watts

This Prestige cooktop also comes with an energy efficient technology and 1900 watt power. Though there isn’t much of a price difference between the earlier mentioned model of 1900 watts and this Prestige one. But somehow this model has been sold out more in comparison.

Prestige models again have really strong and similar features. This one also comes with full procedure computer control that automatically adjusts the power and temperature for different foods and helps in efficient cooking.

It also comes with feather touch buttons, keep warm option and Indian preset menus.

It has an inbuilt automatic voltage regulator. It not only takes care of voltage variance, but also ensures that the load is taken by the appliance gradually for durability and performance. It also has a built in power saver technology that saves power when induction cooktop is on standby, reducing the power consumption.

Warranty is one year on the product.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Durable

Cons

  • Fan noise

 

Usha 2102 2000-Watt Induction Cooktop

Usha Cook Joy (2102 P) 2000-Watt Induction Cooktop

Width : 17.2 inches approx

Length : 21 inches

Weight: 2.6kgs approx

Power : 2000 watts

Usha makes very good indication cooktops too. This cooktop comes with 6 preset options. Preset options always make it easier to cook straight. For example if you just want to heat milk,you can simply press the milk button. If you want to stir fry, you can go with that option. There is a digital heat indicator for cooking zone. Also this cooktop heats up very quickly. Although there are easy to set  temperature settings. You can manually set the temperature according to your needs if you don’t want to go with the preset menu options. It also comes with a timer. You can set the time for your cook and the cooktop will switch off automatically once it’s done. It is compact in size and easy to use.

Warranty is one year on the product.

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to use
  • After sale service is good
  • Can control big wattage load with 15 amp plug pin

Cons

  • Fan noise
  • Lesser preset menus

 

Prestige PIC 16.0+ 1900- Watt Induction Cooktop with Push button

Prestige PIC 16.0+ 1900- Watt Induction Cooktop with Push button

Width : 12.2 inches approx

Length : 15.4 inches

Weight: 2.6kgs approx

Power : 1900 watts

As the name calls this Prestige induction cooktop comes with a soft touch buttons rather than a touch panel. This has 8 preset menus. It also has a timer and a very bold pause button that makes cooking really easier. With this function you would not have to start from scratch, just pause it and then you can continue from the same step.

It also has an Aerodynamic Cooling System.

It keeps the engine operating at its optimum working temperature for best overall performance. Fan works even after the set program is switched off, enabling the appliance to cool down quickly.

This also has similar features like anti-magnetic wall, soft push buttons, durability, safety and elegance to make cooking a pleasing and enjoyable experience. Also includes the unique power saver technology wherein the induction cook-top dynamically monitors the temperature of the vessel and adjusts the power level based on the size of the vessel.

This is a very modern day fit induction cooktop.

Warranty is one year.

Pros

  • Light weight
  • Cools down quickly
  • Durable
  • Environment friendly

Cons

  • Cord length is small

 

Preethi Excel Plus 117 1600-Watt Induction Cooktop

Preethi Excel Plus 117 1600-Watt Induction Cooktop

Width : 13 inches approx

Length : 16 inches

Weight: 1.85kgs approx

Power : 1600 watts

Preethi induction cook top comes with a wider base , hence you can use larger pans.

For people who cook more food everyday for their larger families but don’t want to spend the money that gas stoves demand, is a very good option for you. Not only it is going to cut the price to half but also speed up the process of cooking. The faster cooking further ensure the nutrients be sealed in the food. It comes with a one touch menu.  Easy to use touch panel has seven segment display.

t has 7 preset menus. It is highly efficient. It also has longer wire cord length for convenience. It is very durable. The high quality ceramic plate can withstand very high temperature. This gives longer life to the cooktop It also has a very modern look.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Modern look
  • Compact size easily portable
  • Environment friendly

Cons

  • Doesn’t have many modern functions as per the price

 

Pigeon by Stovekraft Cruise 1800-Watt Induction Cooktop

Pigeon by Stovekraft Cruise 1800-Watt Induction Cooktop

Width : 12.5 inches approx

Length : 14.5 inches

Weight: 1.54 kgs approx

Power : 1800 watts

This also is one of the most elegantly designed modern day cooktops.  It has a 7 segments LED display. LED display are so in these days . They look amazing and stylish and makes the cooktop more attractive with it’s high tech build. It also has seven preset menus. It has special setting for power and temperature. You can adjust it as per your convenience. It has starter time and timers for easy cooking.

You can set a timer for an item and then leave it alone. It will automatically switch off later. It has soft push buttons. This product is super environment friendly. The more resources are saved, the more replenished is the environment.  With this model they claim to have 93-percent energy saving technology. Its cool touch surface lets you safely handle the cooktop even during use.

This cooktop has good quality electrical circuits that protect against short circuits. It’s intelligently designed top plate can withstand very high temperatures. This adds to the additional durability. Also has an energy saving feature to make it more environment friendly.

Warranty is one year.

Pros

  • Durable
  • Environment friendly
  • Compact in size. Easily portable

Cons

  • Servicing centres aren’t available in sub urban regions.

 

Philips HD4929 2100-Watt Induction Cooktop

Philips HD4929 2100-Watt Induction Cooker

Width: 11.8 inches approx

Length: 14 inches

Weight: 2.6kgs approx

Power: 2100 watts

This is another great functioning induction top from Philips. It is very similar to earlier models. Has amazing features and very durable and energy efficient.

It comes with a 0-3 hours time setting which makes it safe for Indian cooking. And 6 preset menu options to enhance your cooking experience. It’s also easier to clean.

Warranty one year on the product.

Pros

  • Easy to clean
  • Durable
  • Energy efficient

Con

  • Fan noise

 

So this is the list of all the top induction cooktops in our country. I think while choosing the best cooktop we must go over the features that we use the most and shed some light on ourselves about why we are even choosing this in the first place. We are switching from gas to induction because we want to save our money and be environmentally friendly. Hence we should look for features that save more power and are more efficient. Also for our convenience cooktops have preset menus. It saves more time and simplifies the process altogether. If you are someone who prefers manual setups, then you may go with lesser preset options. But if you don’t want to complicate things, then you may just go with more preset menus. If you are someone who has a lot to do in the mornings and cooking takes up your time, then you should just work the timer and leave it alone and get your other work done, they automatically switch off once the timer goes off. So personally we would like to tell you to choose for yourself something that suits you best, something long lasting, power saving and easy to use!

If you have any queries whatsoever leave them down below, we’d be more than happy to help you 🙂

 

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