- 99 freestanding cooktops
An induction cooktop heats the pan up quickly, without the cooktop itself becoming hot. This happens with a magnetic field. That's why an induction cooktop is very safe and useful when you have small children running around. Another advantage is that the induction plate is energy efficient, because it makes efficient use of the heat. The heat goes directly to the pan, so there's little heat loss. You do need special induction pans for induction cooking.