Tag: Consumer Electronics

Advantages of Using Induction Cooker

An induction cooker is a device which uses induction heating for cooking. It produces the heat directly in the pan or pot. To be used on an induction cooker, a cooking vessel must be made of ferromagnetic metal. It uses magnetic field to move the molecules in the pan to make the pan hot.

Following are the benefits of using induction cooker:

Efficiency:
Induction stoves are much more heat efficient when compared to gas and electric stoves. According to Consumer Research, induction stoves convert over 80 percent of the energy they produce directly into cooking, while gas and electric stoves convert only 40 and 52 percent respectively. This efficiency of the induction cookers also keeps the kitchen cool when compared to other stoves.

Versatility:
Generally induction cookers are thin and they can be easily installed as it only needs a maximum of 2 inches of depth into the counter top for installation. Many types of induction cookers are fully portable and can be easily carried to other places.

Safety:
Induction cookers are also safe to use because they do not involve any flames unlike in gas or electric stoves and the element itself reaches only the temperature of the cooking vessel when only the pan generates heat.

Maintenance:
Induction cookers are also easy to maintain because they needs less cleaning as their surfaces are smooth and flat. Since the cooking surface is not directly heated, spilled food does not burn on the surface.

Adjustability:
Instant heat adjustment is possible in these induction cookers and the the temperature control of induction cooker is almost unparalleled.

The above are the various advantage of induction cooker.

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Christmas Vintage Gadget Gifts For Geeks

Christmas is merry, but what’s merry without shopping! You already might have purchased many gifts for your loved and dear ones but may not know what to purchase for your family members or friends who were the geeks of 1980s. Well, let me try to help you with this list of vintage gadgets.

Apple IIc:
You may have a latest Apple Macbook for as much as $999. But the classic Apple IIc from Apple that was launched in 1984 will be something that you may want to buy to surprise your geek pals. And how much do you think this 7.5 pounds vintage MacBook costs? Just around $15 to $40.

Commodore 64
This was most popular PC that was used by many geeks of 1980s. This PC taught the ABCs’ of programming to many of today’s successful programmers. The cost can be around $10 to $40 – but the major constraint will be to find it.

TI-99/4A
I was very disappointed to find this in the list of Top 10 Worst PCs of All time from PC World. This was released by Texas Instruments in 1981 at a price of $525. Today you can expect it buy at $10 to $30.

Atari 800XL
My list would definitely be incomplete without Atari 800XL. This was the third of the Atari-8 bit home computer version released by Atari in 1983.