Induction cooking is becoming more popular, with good reason. An induction hob can offer faster, safer and more energy-efficient cooking, so is it time you made the switch in your kitchen? While electric is certainly more energy-efficient than gas, induction is still the clear winner for efficiency. Stovetop or cooktop electric cooking allows only 65-70% of heat to reach food as opposed to induction's 90%. This results in your kitchen staying cooler with induction than it does with electric cooking.