The Power and Seduction of @FrigidaireCA Induction Giveaway #TestDriveMoms
Canadian Thanksgiving has come and gone and let me tell you, there was no shortage of good food. As a farmer and a mom to 5, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. No matter the occasion, we get together with extended family to cook, celebrate and create moments of togetherness. In a lot of ways I relate our cooking moments to the love our family shares. Cooking a big family meal for up to twenty family members takes time for all the food dishes that have become tradition. Recently I was asked to be part of the #TestDriveMoms panel as a Frigidaire Ambassador for Frigidaire Canada to test out the time saving features of their new Frigidaire Gallery Full Induction Freestanding Range. It’s a big deal.
Induction is a big deal. Besides Hubs being an Electrician and the constant reminder about saving power and how electricity runs the world, we built our new farm house with safety and efficiency in mind. I mean, as much as I love to talk electrical currents over dinner, what I really want to know is how to make a quick dinner with even heat and not have to worry that little hands will make their way to the stove.
Induction technology is more responsive than gas or electric, offering the utmost cooking flexibility. Sensors automatically detect the presence of magnetic cookware, activate the induction field and adjust it to the exact sizeof the pan. Using electromagnetic energy, heat is transferred directly to the cookware — so the cooktop remains cooler for easy cleanup. Induction allows for more precise control when cooking — you can instantly adjust the heat to a delicate simmer or bring it to a quick boil. And with induction technology, the cookware heats more quickly than on gas or electric cooktops — so cook times are faster, meaning less energy is used.
I love the versatility of the Frigidaire Gallery Full Induction Freestanding Range. Unbelievably, we could load this baby up with turkey, sweet potato bake, veggies and dessert all at the same time. I cannot tell you how much I appreciated the Fits-MoreTM induction cooktop; with 5 elements, we could cook everything at once and keep it warm while we waited for the family to be seated. No more rushing to the table before the spread of holiday food gets cold and with the power of 3,800 watts to bring the gravy to boil quickly, Hubs had that look on his face like he just found his newest power tool.
The biggest test was our 20 lb turkey that my mother-in-law seems to always stress over; will it be overcooked or juicy when we cut into it? 20 lb turkey…Like. A. Boss. First of all the large turkey pan had nothing on this oven; it fit perfectly with enough room for the sweet potato bake and cake, had we wanted. The turkey itself was cooked evenly, nicely golden brown with a nice melt-in-your-mouth flavour. Impressive. The EffortlessTM Temperature Probe made a 20 lb turkey like childsplay.
The EffortlessTM Temperature Probe allows you to set the desired finished temperature and alerts you when that temperature has been reached. At that point, the oven holds the desired temperature of the meat by moving to a keep warm function for better cooking results.
Peace of Mind
With littles always seeming to be underfoot, the worry that one might reach up or move a chair over to “help” and accidentally burn themselves is no longer existant with induction. No, I am not kidding you. The induction cooktop only heats up where it comes in contact with the pots, nowhere else. Hubs tested it out by boiling a pot of water then removing the pot and placing a hand on the element; the element was warm to the touch, not hot, and would not burn even the smallest of hands. Obviously safety precautions are always in place with kids in the kitchen but this feature definitely gives me peace of mind.
For more information about the Frigidaire Gallery Full Induction Freestanding Range please visit here. For more hands-on proof as to why induction and convection is all the rave, following along at the #TestDriveMoms hashtag on twitter or facebook.
The Seduction of Induction GIVEAWAY
Enter for your chance to win your own Induction Range on the Frigidaire Facebook page in The Seduction of Induction Sweepstakes. Open to Canadians until October 31st, 2013.
To enter, tell me how an induction range would save you time in the comments below and then Enter HERE. Good luck!
Disclosure: I am part of the Frigidaire Canada Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.