The Power of LG Induction

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How LG Induction Cooking Works

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Induction Compared to Gas and Electric

Induction stands out as the superior choice for energy efficiency. Experience the transformative impact of induction cooking and the substantial energy savings it offers. 

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Induction Cooking  FAQs

1. Why is my induction cooktop not heating up?

There could be a few reasons for this issue:

- Make sure the cookware you are using is compatible with induction cooking. Induction cooktops require cookware with a magnetic bottom.

- Check if the cookware is placed correctly on the cooktop. It should be centered and in direct contact with the burner.

- Ensure that the power supply to the cooktop is not interrupted. Check the circuit breaker or fuse box.

2. Can I use any type of cookware on an induction cooktop?

No, not all cookware is suitable for induction cooking. Induction cooktops require cookware with a magnetic bottom, such as cast iron or stainless steel. Non-magnetic cookware, like aluminum or copper, will not work on induction cooktops.

3. Why is my induction cooktop making a buzzing noise?

It is normal for induction cooktops to produce a slight buzzing or humming sound during operation. This is caused by the electromagnetic field generated by the cooktop. The noise should not be loud or continuous. If you notice any unusual or excessive noise, please contact our customer support for further assistance.

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Induction Cooking Glossary

Boost Mode

Boost mode is a feature found in LG induction cooktops that allows for quick and intense heating. It provides a temporary boost of power to the heating element, allowing for faster cooking times. To activate boost mode, you need to start from the OFF position and select the desired power level. This feature is particularly useful when you need to bring a large pot of water to a boil quickly or when you want to sear meat at high temperatures. However, it's important to note that boost mode should be used sparingly, as it consumes more energy than regular cooking modes. 


Bridge Element

The Bridge Element feature is available on select LG induction cooktop models. It allows you to combine two adjacent cooking zones into one larger cooking zone. This provides flexibility when using larger cookware or griddles that require a wider heating area. By activating the Bridge Element, you can create a larger cooking surface, enabling you to cook multiple dishes simultaneously or accommodate larger cookware with ease. This feature enhances the versatility and functionality of your LG induction cooktop. To activate the Bridge Element, simply select the appropriate cooking zones and activate the Bridge Element function through the control panel. Refer to your product manual for the specific steps to activate the Bridge Element feature on your LG induction cooktop. 


Induction Cooking

Induction cooking is a revolutionary cooking method that utilizes electromagnetic fields to directly heat the cookware. Unlike traditional cooking methods, where the heat is generated on the cooktop surface and then transferred to the cookware, induction cooking heats the cookware itself. This allows for precise temperature control and faster heating. The induction cooktop generates a magnetic field that interacts with the magnetic bottom of the induction-compatible cookware, creating heat. The heat is then transferred to the food inside the cookware, resulting in efficient and even cooking.

Induction-Compatible Cookware

Induction cooktops require cookware with a magnetic bottom to work effectively. The magnetic field generated by the cooktop interacts with the magnetic bottom of the cookware, creating heat. Induction-compatible cookware is typically made of materials such as cast iron or stainless steel, which have magnetic properties. Non-magnetic cookware, such as aluminum or copper, will not work on induction cooktops. It's important to ensure that the cookware is the correct size for the heating element to ensure optimal heat transfer and cooking performance. 

Instantaneous Temperature Control

Overall, the instantaneous temperature control feature of LG induction cooktops provides precise heat regulation, instant heat response, even heat distribution, and easy temperature adjustments. These features contribute to a more efficient and enjoyable cooking experience.

1. Precise Temperature Control: LG induction cooktops offer precise temperature control, allowing you to adjust the heat with accuracy. This means that you can easily set and maintain the desired temperature for your cooking needs. Whether you need to simmer delicate sauces or sear meats at high temperatures, the instantaneous temperature control feature ensures that the heat is precisely regulated.

2. Instant Heat Response: One of the key advantages of induction cooking is its ability to heat up quickly. LG induction cooktops provide instant heat response, meaning that the cookware heats up almost immediately when placed on the induction burner. This allows for faster cooking times and more efficient energy usage. You'll notice that the cookware reaches the desired temperature rapidly, reducing the waiting time and allowing you to start cooking right away.

3. Even Heat Distribution: LG induction cooktops also excel in providing even heat distribution across the cooking surface. The magnetic field generated by the induction cooktop ensures that the heat is evenly distributed to the entire bottom surface of the cookware. This eliminates hot spots and ensures that your food is cooked evenly. Whether you're sautéing vegetables or frying a steak, you can expect consistent results with LG induction cooktops.

4. Temperature Adjustments: With instantaneous temperature control, you can easily adjust the heat levels during cooking. LG induction cooktops offer precise temperature settings, allowing you to fine-tune the heat according to your recipe requirements. Whether you need to increase or decrease the temperature, the cooktop responds quickly to your adjustments, giving you greater control over your cooking process.

Safety Lock 

The Safety Lock feature on LG induction cooktops provides an added layer of safety by allowing you to lock the control panel. This prevents accidental changes or operation, especially when there are children around. By activating the Safety Lock, you can have peace of mind knowing that the settings on your induction cooktop will remain unchanged until you unlock it. This feature ensures that your cooking process is uninterrupted and minimizes the risk of unintentional adjustments. The Safety Lock feature is easy to activate and deactivate, typically requiring a combination of button presses or a long press on a specific button. Refer to your product manual for the exact steps to enable or disable the Safety Lock feature on your specific LG induction cooktop model. 

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Sensor Bar

The sensor bar is a component located near the control panel of the induction cooktop. Its main function is to detect the presence and compatibility of the cookware. When the cookware is properly placed on the cooktop, the sensor bar will glow or light up, indicating that the cookware is compatible and the heating element will activate. This feature ensures that the cooktop only heats up when there is induction-compatible cookware present, providing an added layer of safety.

The SmoothTouch™

The SmoothTouch™ Controls on LG induction cooktops offer a sleek and modern design, providing an intuitive and user-friendly interface. These touch-sensitive controls allow you to easily adjust the heat levels, activate specific cooking functions, and navigate through various settings. The smooth surface of the control panel is easy to clean and maintain, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free cooking experience. With the SmoothTouch™ Controls, you can effortlessly operate your LG induction cooktop and enjoy precise control over your cooking process. The controls are typically located on the front of the cooktop and feature responsive touch sensors. Simply touch or swipe the controls to make adjustments or activate specific functions. The control panel may also include a digital display that shows the current settings and cooking status. The SmoothTouch™ Controls provide a modern and sophisticated touch to your cooking experience.



ThinQ™ is LG's smart home platform that allows you to connect and control your LG appliances, including induction cooktops, through a smartphone or other compatible devices. With ThinQ™, you can monitor and adjust settings, receive notifications, and even download new cooking recipes. This technology enhances the convenience and flexibility of using your LG induction cooktop, giving you the ability to control and customize your cooking experience from anywhere. 

The Benefits of LG’s Induction Technology 

Greater safety and energy efficiency than radiant electric and gas cooktops


More Induction Cooking Options from LG

LG Studio Induction Cooktups 

Take your kitchen to the next level with induction technology that provides even cooking with speed, precision and responsiveness, plus greater safety and energy efficiency than radiant electric or gas cooktops. These built-in cooktops feature a 4.3kW UltraHeat™ element that provides exceptional performance for quick boiling and simmering. The SmoothTouch® glass controls provide sleek style and easy operation with just a touch of your finger. And thanks to induction technology, the cooktop surface remains cooler than radiant electric and gas alternatives, offering greater safety and easier cleanup.

LG Slide-In Induction Range Models

Elevate your cooking experience in style with LG’s all-in-one range with induction technology that delivers even cooking with speed, precision, responsiveness, and greater safety and energy efficiency than radiant electric and gas cooktops. Air fry enough hot wings to feed a crowd, turn out racks of perfectly baked cookies with ProBake Convection,® and sous vide your best cuts of meat, fish and vegetables. The sleek, slide-in design and InstaView® window enhance your kitchen’s style. 

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