Induction cooking is a fast, safe and precise cooking technology that uses a magnetic field below the glass cooktop to transfer current directly to the cookware. It allows speed in cooking with precise temperature control to turn heat up or down instantly. You can cook faster, e.g you can boil 6 cups of water in 2 minutes. It uses special cookware which will only get hot if it is magnetic and if food/liquid is in the pan, making it safe to use and reducing accidents. It uses clean electricity with no release of toxins as with gas, and has an energy transfer of 84% (vs. 74% with other technologies). The powerful, portable cooktop makes it easy to use indoors and move the lightweight unit outdoors at a moment's notice giving flexibility to your lifestyle.