No. The electromagnetic strength of the induction cooker has been well tested and found to be far lower than the safety limit for EMF exposure as recommended by international standard, EN50366 for instance. In Hong Kong, all induction cookers are required to comply with Hong Kong Product (Safety) Regulation and are as safe as any other type of electrical appliances.
Of course not! Only a ferromagnetic base utensils with 8 cm or above in diameter can become electromagnetically conductive if placed at the centre of the cooking zone. So you can do your cooking over an induction cooker with your jewellery on.
In the first place, children should only go in and out of the kitchen accompanied by their parents. But even if the kids are around, the chances of turning on the cooker by accident are slim – not just because of the safety lock that is found on most induction cooker models, but also because it requires turning on two switches to activate the cooker.
No. Non-magnetic-conducting materials and any metallic substance measuring less than 8 cm in diameter will not conduct heat. However, if users are still concerned about safety, we suggest that they switch off the electrical power or activate the safety lock when the cooker is not in use.
The cooker top does not emit heat on its surface so its temperature isn't high. The residual heat from the cookware will not be strong enough to cause skin burns or melt plastic bags. In fact, the cooker top dissipates heat at great speed, and you can often wipe it clean with a damp cloth after cooking. It is that convenient!
No. Even if the bottom of your cooking utensils is slightly dented, the induction cooker's heat sensing capability will stay intact. Moreover, thanks to a duplicate safety design for all standard induction cookers, even if the basic sensor fails to function, the cooker can continue to operate using its backup sensor.
Currently there are many different types of cooking utensils that can be used for induction cooking, including clay pots. Kitchenware manufacturers launch a lot of new products designed for induction cooking recently. So, all your cooking whims can easily be satisfied by the induction cooker.
Of course not. The induction cooker produces and transmits heat by means of induction and distributes the heat evenly around the bottom of the cooking utensils. In fact, it's traditional cookers that cannot distribute heat evenly, thus easily taking away the moisture content and flavours of foods. What's more, energy is wasted.
Don't worry. The induction cooker's surface is a heat and pressure-resistant "ceramic", which does not crack easily even under high temperature and pressure.
That's more than sufficient. With heat efficiency as high as 90% and the "Shift-power" function designed according to the cooking habits of Hong Kong people, you can boil soup and stir-fry at the same time. An induction cooker is sufficient for all cooking purposes for a typical family.
For new public housing estates, CLP has successfully persuaded the Government (Housing Department) to install a power socket at the cooking bench in the kitchen, so that the tenants can choose to use electric (no-flame) cooking. For private residential properties, CLP is promoting dual-fuel (i.e. electric and gas) cooking appliances, in addition to pure electric cooking to the developers, and CLP already has many successful cases.