Induction cooking is accomplished by heating the cooking vessel through magnetic induction. This means the cooking surface is not heated but only the cookware is heated.
This heating method allows extremely high temperatures to be reached in incredibly short times. For example, an induction cooktop can usually boil water in about four minutes, which is three minutes faster than electric and four minutes faster than gas.
If you want a more in-depth explanation, here is a video from GE on how induction cooking works.
Actually, the process of induction cooking in fascinating. In this video, you can see more of what induction cooking can do with some fun experiments.
Hopefully, we all have a better understanding of what induction cooking is and how it works. Let's look some more things in detail.
One interesting aspect of induction cooking is that certain cookware is needed. Since the cooking vessels and pans are the objects that are directly heated they have to be made in a specific way so the heat is evenly distributed.
Here is a list of cookware suited for induction cooking.