- Efficiency of induction devices is 90%. If you compare it with electric or gas stoves, it does not reach 50%. Induction produces energy that is used strictly for its intended purpose. This means that the process of heating the brew to the desired temperature is accelerated, which saves energy and time.
- Fire safety. Experienced distillers know firsthand that if the distillate gets on the heated distillation plate it ignites. With an induction stove this is completely eliminated. the glass ceramic surface does not heat, its temperature increases slightly under the bottom of the pot, which is heated by induction.
- Its power can be adjusted very precisely. Of course, on the initial stage of heating up the brew you can ignore these values, they do not play any role. But when it’s time for a second distillation, even a small step of power adjustment can be decisive. Carry out the adjustment at low power from 120 to 1000 watts. at these values there is a selection of tails. For higher wattages, a step setting of 200 to 300 watts can be applied.
- The power of induction stoves varies from 1.8 kW to 7-8 kW. this is a big plus, the distillation process is much faster. But you should not buy the most powerful and expensive stove. it is not economically feasible. Many experienced moonshiners argue that for a distillation cube of 35 liters a power of 2 kW is enough, if the capacity is larger, you can buy a device GEMLUX GL-CIC35W 3.5KW.
Induction stoves have certain features, which the distiller will have to either put up with or be friends with. For some they are serious and are a problem, others get along with them quietly. they have learned to bypass them.
What tank to choose?
The first feature, for this heating element will have to choose a distillation cube with certain parameters.
The bottom must be magnetic and perfectly flat, otherwise the heating process will not start. Decided to buy a new still, check the bottom, for the ability to magnetize. If this is not taken into account, the table induction stove will simply be useless.
Handle the induction stove with extreme care. the surface is very fragile. Any heavy object can easily break the glass ceramic. Therefore, before you buy an induction stove, read the manual, which indicates how much weight the surface of the product can withstand. If the distillation cube is large, you will have to buy a heating element of high power, it will hold the tank up to 50 liters.
But many home handymen have learned to work around this problem. It’s enough to take two small pieces of wood, place them on the edges of the glass-ceramic surface. Place the cube on the bars so that there is a gap of no more than two millimeters between the bottom and the stove. This distance is enough not to crush the delicate plane of the stove and it will not interfere with the induction process, for which close contact is not important.
Few novice moonshiners know that the induction stove, has two modes of operation. constant and pulse. If about the first no one has any questions, then with the second everything is much more complicated. It can be explained this way, the manufacturers compensate the power of the stove less than 1000 watts, because it is impossible to carry out continuous heating of 500 watts.
For this they went for a trick, the device heats for 1 second at full power, the second heats with 0. It is not difficult to calculate the arithmetic mean. you get 500 It turns out that the stove heats not constantly, but it is pulsating, which negatively affects the quality of moonshine. Steam, which is subsequently converted into a product containing alcohol comes out of the cube with different density. And if we consider the process of head selection, this type of heating is highly undesirable.
There are several ways to overcome impulsive heating, for this you need to reduce the power so that the induction is constant:
- Bars, which we used to reduce the load will help in this situation. The fact that the greater the gap between the surfaces, the less power.
- A cardboard gasket to be placed between the bottom and the glass ceramic surface. it will attenuate the power.
- If you have neither of these, buy the thermal insulating material, it is not expensive, and the effect is the same as that of cardboard and bars.
As we see with the help of Russian wit it is possible to cope with the inconstant heating.
Turn off timer
All induction stoves are equipped with a safety timer. If a person doesn’t set a new setting for 2 hours, the device will shut itself off. But there is no big problem in this. the process of distilling the brew requires the constant presence of the moonshiner, who can remove the timer at any minute. But you can also buy a more modern design, in which you can set the timer for 4-5 hours.
Choosing your kitchen stove wisely. Part 1
Electric stoves can essentially be divided into full-featured, complete, what’s called it where the hob and oven and all the same separately. Buy them depending on whether you need a small portable cooktop, or you equip your kitchen, or even want a separate place for the oven and a separate one for the stove itself.
The Smeg glass ceramic hob with a large number of burners
First of all, you should determine the dimensions of your future purchase. Especially if it’s a complete stove, not just a cooktop. These usually have standard dimensions: height 85 cm, depth 50-60 cm, but the width varies greatly from 30 to 90 cm, depending on the configuration of the stove itself. There are stoves that are 100 cm wide (e.g. SMEG brand).
Choosing a heating element for the still
One of the most common ways to heat the distillation cube of the moonshine apparatus is an ordinary household gas stove. In addition, depending on the circumstances, it can also be an induction and electric stove, and sometimes a regular fire.
But there is another way to heat the liquid in the cube. a tubular electric heater or, for short, TEN. This trend is becoming more widespread because of the many advantages. Recently, not only manufacturers of professional equipment, but also home craftsmen began to equip their products with heating elements.
Can the induction stove withstand my heavy cube??
Standard load capacity of cheap induction stoves at 2 kW is 30 kg. The more expensive 2 kW counterparts can hold 40 to 60 kg. Good stoves for 3.5 kW pull from 60 to 80 kg.
You should always look at the specifications before buying. Everyone’s performance is different, so we won’t make you happy or disappointed in advance. Decide on the power and model first, then study its capabilities, compare it to your still and make a conclusion.
The secret to increasing the load capacity of an induction stove: you must install 2 wooden bars next to the stove, on which you can put the tank. Then put a stove under this tank and start distillation.
Heating is due to electromagnetic waves, so the bottom does not need to touch the glass-ceramic surface of the stove. It easily overcomes several millimeters (the thicker the ferromagnetic metal, the better the heating is).
How to choose an induction stove for distilling
The induction stove is an indispensable companion for both the novice and experienced distiller. It provides uniform and gentle heating of the brew and is absolutely fireproof. Induction heating efficiency reaches 90% (electric and gas stoves have half the efficiency). In addition, the induction stove is simply convenient, because it can be placed anywhere in your home or apartment. If you have never worked with an induction stove before, we strongly advise you to try it. after that you are unlikely to want to return to traditional heating methods.
Ovens in electric stoves
The “gentleman’s kit” of a good electric stove
One way or another, but any stove will cook borscht, but it is not possible to bake meat well, not to overcook fish and vegetables, to make a good baking in any oven. The more features the oven has, the more expensive the stove is, of course, but there is a “gentleman’s kit” without which an electric oven cannot be considered good:
- Smooth temperature control with a small “step” and a thermometer (it’s good if there are low-temperature modes: 35° C for fermentation, to make yogurt and stiffen the dough, 50-80° for stewing)
- Both top and bottom or circular heating elements
- Convection provided by the fan. If the oven has convection, then regardless of the level on which the food is cooked, it will bake evenly.
Of course, many ovens are still manufactured and sold without a fan and, accordingly, without convection, such ovens are called static. But in terms of performance they are inferior.
Oven with convection: there is a fan on the rear wall
It is important that the modes can be combined: lower heat convection select temperature, two levels of heat convection, upper heating element without convection, etc.п.
A very useful feature is the timer: it provides both safety (the device will turn off on time or you’ll hear a beep) and the ability to follow a recipe precisely. Some ovens know how to defrost products, but the electricity required to activate this function is very high.
Grill (in electric stoves electric or halogen, infrared is a rarity, although it is more economical), spit (usually along with the grill), a temperature probe and other “frills” in multifunctional electric ovens are all things that increase the cost, but also expand the culinary possibilities.
It’s worth paying attention not only to the shelves, racks and trays. it’s important, but not critical: you can buy more if necessary. Look at the other: the presence of telescopic rails to ensure smooth opening and closing, as well as the door. it is convenient if the inner glass can be removed from the frame and washed. The door can hinge (most often) or move out as a drawer, along with shelves and grates of the oven: it is convenient, but the heat loss when cooking is very high, so this method is rare.
If you have little ones in the house, it is best if the oven door is locked, as well as the control panel. Some stoves have a fan-assisted cooling function. This is not very effective, the fan drives warm air, but still the body and the door will blow away a little faster. Better when the door has two or three glasses, then all the heat takes on the inner “layers”, and the outer heats slightly.
Cleaning the inside of the oven
Traditional manual or steam cleaning (called hydrolysis) involves removing dirt with a cloth or sponge and detergent. Steam cleaning is not an automated process: simply pour water into a container, turn on the oven and “steam” it for a while, and when the oven cools down, the dirt will be easier to remove.
There are technological methods of cleaning: pyrolysis and catalysis, they are also called self-cleaning systems. With the pyrolytic method, dirt is burned out at a very high temperature (about 500 degrees), the user only has to wipe the oven to remove the soot. The disadvantage. the odors. True, to combat them, there is a filter in the oven, designed for the entire life of the appliances, and yet it is recommended to use a hood. Pyrolysis is also always a “sign of quality”: it means that the stove is designed for such temperatures, the strongest and highest quality steel is used, there are several levels of protection: thick glass in the door, door locks, etc. п.
Ovens with a catalytic self-cleaning feature have a special enamel on the inside that oxidizes fats and breaks them down into water and carbon. Catalytic cleaning does not require such infernal heating: only 200-250 ° C.
Pyrolysis is expensive and the stove consumes a huge amount of electricity (up to 7 kW), but it is the only method that does not require user effort. Catalytic cleaning goes in parallel with cooking, but does not get rid of the use of rags and detergents completely.
Stoves with two or more ovens
There are not many such models and they cost more, which begs the question: why?? Well, for example, to cook very different dishes at the same time: bake a cake in one chamber and roast fish or lamb in another. it will be twice as fast. Such models consume more electricity if you use both ovens at the same time, and less if you use one because the heating element in the small “half” chamber is less powerful than in the full-size oven.
The efficiency of water heating
It depends on the conditions that a plastic kettle with a heating element inside will be more efficient than any stove
However, if we talk about comparing the efficiency of heating water in the kettle on different types of electric stoves, the induction heater is certainly the most interesting example. Take an ordinary tin 250ml, pour half the volume of water and put on a 2kW induction cooker. minute is different and it boils because all 2kW are concentrated on the bank unlike
Let’s estimate boiling time at 100% to.п.д. 125gr 90 0 4,2 / 2000W = 24 seconds
With the result of the experiment “minute. different” (60. 120 sec.) к.п.д. (20% to 40%) is not happy
The heater efficiency is close to 100% with this heater http://images.bizorg. 9/s_3832094.jpg heated a bucket of about 12l cold water, about twenty minutes. I’ve done the math and it’s about right. 418711l90C=4145kJ considering the rating of 3.15 kW at 220v we had 234v on the grid, hence P=3350 the work done by the heater 33502060 3780000 in 20 min=4020kJ
In general, I do not understand how the efficiency of a heating element can be less than 100%. Kopet energy is lost to heat the wires, there is no inductive and reactive component. The efficiency of the kettle must be measured. I think the disc one has less, t.к. he heats air on one side.
As far as I’m concerned. the question is not about the efficiency of the heater, but the efficiency of the system (together with the shape of the pot, the heat conductivity of the walls, how easily the liquid is mixed).
Т.е. in my opinion. for the same wattage. Several heaters placed near the bottom will boil the water faster than one near the surface. One has the top. the one from above will have a higher surface temperature, more steam will be produced. How much energy is lost on the wires. I don’t think it’s a penny.
As far as I understand it. the question is not about the efficiency of the heater, but the efficiency of the system (together with the shape of the pot, the heat conductivity of the walls, how easily the liquid is mixed).
Т.е. in my opinion. with the same power. several heaters placed near the bottom will boil water faster than one placed near the surface. The one on top. there will be higher surface temperature, more vaporization. How much energy is lost for the wires. I don’t think it’s a penny.
I don’t understand how the efficiency of a heater can be less than 100%.
Т.е. in my opinion. at the same power. several heaters placed at the bottom will boil water faster than one placed at the surface. One has a top. higher surface temperature, more steam will be produced. How much energy is lost on the wire. I don’t think it’s a penny.
it makes sense to talk about the “system”. as already said here, the kettle (modern) boils water “quickly” at the expense of high power approx. The kettle has a 2 kW heat trap, boiling continues until the sensor trips, only then the heating is turned off, all this time from the boiling point to the shutoff energy is consumed in vain. further. (for example) take a kettle with a heating element, but low-power, so much so that half of the heat goes into the environment. environment. (Imagine) here is an efficiency of less than 50% (in the USSR there were such kettles made of aluminum). But you can equip the kettle with a “heat trap”. You need a double wall, and then the efficiency will go up. (I have one with a double wall, by the way, I boil it twice or even three times less often) It’s to the question of efficiency.
Comparing a kettle and a stove. It’s silly, they have different tasks. well. okay. compared. Take an induction cooker, look at the system, the “pot” is a “heating element”. The heat is released in the “pan” The efficiency of energy transfer from the induction coil to the “pan” is high. as a transformer up to 98% (no core and no losses in it). But the stove must not boil water instantly, otherwise how to cook soup and porridge? it is designed for slow boiling and.т.e and.т.п. Hence the lower efficiency, because both the surface and the dissipation into the “space” atmosphere begins to warm.
П.С. Has anyone ever cooked dumplings in a kettle?? (I haven’t, I’ve been told) what the efficiency will be? right. “no” P.С.2 and in general should care about the efficiency of the kettle, stove. not the heater and wires. This is a matter of technological P.С.3 if the efficiency is tied to money then the efficiency of any electric stove is more than 100%
What requirements must meet?
Check the tank for suitability is not difficult if a magnet adheres to it, then there should be no problems. Otherwise, you will have to buy a new vessel together with the hob, which meets the requirements of.
Hotpoint-Ariston IKIA 640
Four burner induction hob with glass ceramic coating.
It can be installed independently in the kitchen worktop, has a compact size and many additional functions, including childproofing, residual heat indicator and touch control panel.
- appliance type hob;
- number of burners four;
- independent installation;
- childproof hob has;
- cookware recognition yes;
- Touch control;
- residual heat indicator yes;;
- dimensions 5951cm;
- there is a burner timer;
- the color of the panel is black;
- service life of 10 years;
- touch-sensitive switches;
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Serie 6 range hob with four burners, includes glass ceramic coating.
Equipped with cookware recognition function, child lock and residual heat indicator to keep food warm for several minutes.
Has touch-sensitive switches combined with push-button controls.
- Type of device. induction hob;
- four burners;
- independent installation;
- power 7.4kW;
- glass-ceramic surface material;
- push button control;
- touch-sensitive switches;
- timer is audible;
- pause is;
- child protection have;
- dimensions 5649 cm
- lock the panel is;
- control of power and heating temperature;
- Availability of timer and lock for 30 seconds;
- Boost mode is on; boils water instantly;
- convenient control;
- pleasant appearance;
- Isn’t too noisy.
Nice and easy to use induction cooktop. Includes four glass-ceramic burners.
Heats in seconds. Has a nice design and compact size.
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Knob control, combined with a sensor.
Equipped with all the necessary functions for comfortable use.
Fast heating thanks to induction, but beware of electromagnetic radiation.
- type of unit hob;
- induction heating type;
- independent installation;
- power 7 kW;
- dimensions 6050 cm
- surface material glass-ceramic;
- touch-sensitive switches;
- push-button control;
- There is a timer;
- childproofing is available;
- interlocking yes;
- color black;
- convenient arrangement of burners;
- stylish design;
- reasonable price;
- fast heating;
- temperature control;
- surface is easy to clean.