9 Best Induction Cookers Malaysia 2020: How To Choose The Right One + Reviews

While more expensive than other stoves, the best induction cookers in Malaysia 2020 are quick to heat up and more efficient at cooking your food!

And safer too! As the heating stops once the pot is off the stove!

From these reviews on the best induction cook tops in Malaysia, you can find one to suit your kitchen and needs!

How Do Induction Stoves Work?

Electromagnetic induction or induction is the key term here. Which basically means creating electricity from a magnetic field.

An induction stove has a coil of metal inside that is electronically controlled.

And the function is a less straightforward than that of a gas stove!

When you turn on an induction stove:

  1. The coil of metal will have electric AC current passing through it.
  2. This constantly changing current produces a magnetic field around the coil.
  3. This magnetic field in turn, produces heat.
  4. And with a ferrous (i.e. contains iron) pot on top, the magnetic field will generate electric eddy currents inside the pot.
  5. These currents run around the internal crystal structure of the metal, releasing heat and cooking your food as it does so!

So only the pot heats up and not the entire cook top surface (i.e. unlike ceramic stoves)!

Advantages & Disadvantages Of Induction Cookers

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

Induction Vs Ceramic Vs Gas Hob

Type Of HobInductionCeramicGas
Heating MethodMagnetic FieldElectric Heating ElementDirect Fire
Heating SpeedHighMedHigh
SafetyHighMedLow-Med
Ease Of CleaningHighHighLow-Med
CookwareOnly iron-based with a flat bottomThick and flat base pots of any materialPreferably stainless steel with aluminum or copper layers
Energy EfficiencyHighLowLow
CostMed-HighLow-MedLow-Med

How To Choose An Induction Cooker

1. Size

Like to multi-task?

Then choose an induction stove that has at least 2 induction zones.

There can be up to 5 induction zones in some models! And then, some that just have 1 large induction zone so you can place multiple pots anywhere on top!

And if you have a small budget and live alone or just don’t cook that often:

 Then, you can get the single-zone induction cookers!

2. Types Of Induction Cooktops

Regardless whether your stove is portable, freestanding or built-in, it will need a power outlet nearby.

  1. Built-in – Normally with 2 to 3 cooking zones. Fixed to your kitchen countertop. Might have to cut out part of the counter to fit the stove in nicely.
  2. Portable – Single cooking zone. Can be moved around anywhere. Affordable.
  3. Freestanding – No counter installation required. May include an oven.

3. Kitchen Size

As with choosing a cooker hood, it’s important to measure out the place you intend to put the induction cooker!

Particularly if you get a built-in model for your kitchen!

4. Control Panel

There should be controls for power and temperature. Sometimes, there are preset settings too. These should be at the side of the stove away from where the pots are going to be!

Both touch-sensitive and mechanical knobs are available in the Malaysian market today.

5. Portable Or Built-in?

Think about your lifestyle – do you move around a lot? Is the stove for your work place? Or in a shared hostel situation?

Then it makes sense to buy a portable induction cooker!

6. Edgeless

While these look really great and are a breeze to clean up:

But they are prone to damage!

7. Useful Features

  • Timer
  • Automatic power-off
  • Child lock
  • Electrical consumption monitor and display
  • Safety sensors (e.g. to detect an empty pot on the stove)
  • Overflow control
  • Long warranty

8. Your Existing Cookware (Pot Or Pans For An Induction Cooker)

If a magnet can stick to your pot or nonstick pan, you’re good to go!

Thus, cooking ware made of copper, ceramic, aluminum or glass won’t work on induction cookers!

9 Best Induction Cookers In Malaysia

Best Portable Induction Cooker Malaysia

We’ll start with the portable models. Which takes up about as much counter space as a pressure cooker does!

1. Rubine Electric Ceramic Induction Cooker RIH-ENSO-BL

Who said induction cookers had to be expensive?

This one by Rubine is under RM100 and has similar settings to what you see in more expensive models.

The shape is a little unusual, something like a robot vacuum cleaner. But that will not hinder cleaning!

Rubine Electric Ceramic Induction Cooker RIH-ENSO-BL
  • Type: Portable
  • No Of Hob: Single
  • Rated Power: 2,000W
  • Surface Material: Ceramic Plate
  • Dimensions: 29.5.0 x 29.5 x 6.5 cm
  • Features: Child Lock, Timer, 10 Power Settings (60°C to 240°C)
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM99

2. PerySmith Induction Cooker PS2310

The PerySmith Induction Cooker PS2310 looks like it’s worth more than its modest price tag suggests!

With 2,500W of power, it can boil water fast. There is a fan to prevent overheating of the induction cooker. Although the resulting sound is noticeable.

PerySmith Induction Cooker PS2310
  • Type: Portable
  • No Of Hob: Single
  • Rated Power: 2,500W
  • Surface Material: Crystal Glass Panel
  • Dimensions: 33.5 x 11.5 x 42.0 cm
  • Features: 8 Preset Multiple Cooking Functions, 8 Preset Power Settings, Child Lock, Timer
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: RM115

3. Midea Induction Cooker C16-SKY1613

Rated at 1,600W, Midea’s Induction Cooker C16-SKY1613 still heats up fast and is easy to use!

There’s a timer (180 minutes) with this stove. Plus the auto shut-off safety function! If it beeps nonstop, you might be using the wrong type of pot!

Midea Induction Cooker C16-SKY1613
  • Type: Portable
  • No Of Hob: Single
  • Rated Power: 1,600W
  • Surface Material: A-grade Glass Panel
  • Dimensions: 27.0 x 35.5 x 6.5 cm
  • Features: Auto-off, 8 Power Settings, 6 Cooking Functions, Timer
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM139

4. Philips Induction Cooker HD4902

Philips has an affordable induction cooker you can look into as well.

The automatic shut-off (which beeps if the pot is removed but the stove is still on) is a nice feature to have. As is the digital display! Water boils in less than 5 minutes, even with the “warm up” mode!

Philips Induction Cooker HD4902
  • Type: Portable
  • No Of Hob: Single
  • Rated Power: 2,000W
  • Surface Material: A-grade Glass Panel
  • Dimensions: 35 x 28.0 x 6.5 cm
  • Features: Auto-off, 5 Power Settings, 2 Menus
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: RM165

5. Electrolux Portable Induction Cooker ETD42SKA

Less bulky than the previous options, the stylish Electrolux Portable Induction Cooker ETD42SKA packs power and a fan to keep it from overheating!

The child lock is a great safety feature in addition to its simple and brisk functionality!

Electrolux Portable Induction Cooker ETD42SKA
  • Type: Portable
  • No Of Hob: Single
  • Rated Power: 2,100W
  • Surface Material: n/a
  • Dimensions: 29.0 x 36.0 x 4.2 cm
  • Features: Timer (180 minutes), Child Lock
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: RM239

Best Built In Induction Cooker Malaysia

The limitation of a portable induction cooker is that you can’t multitask!

So we’ve included these built in options for that purpose and for bigger households!

6. Faber Built-in Induction Cooker FIC 2020 S

This is the cheapest one on the list because it’s only got 1 hob. And limited features compared to the rest!

It’ll fit a studio apartment, mobile home, cabin, etc comfortably.

Faber Built-in Induction Cooker FIC 2020 S
  • Type: Built-in
  • No Of Hob: Single
  • Rated Power: 2,000W
  • Surface Material: n/a
  • Dimensions: 30.2 x 37.0 cm
  • Features: Timer, 10 Power Settings
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM268

7. HETCH 2-In-1 Induction + Halogen Cooker HIC-1702-HC

Halogen cookers use a halogen lamp as a heating element. They consume more energy but cook fast. And HETCH combines the pros of having 2 different technologies available in this one stove!

Which is fantastic if you have an assortment of cookware that are not magnetic (i.e. not compatible with an induction stove!

Furthermore, you have the option to use it as a built-in or free standing stove!

HETCH 2-In-1 Induction + Halogen Cooker HIC-1702-HC
  • Type: Built-in Or Free Standing | Induction + Halogen Cooker
  • No Of Hob: Two
  • Rated Power: 1,500W (Induction), 1,600W (Halogen)
  • Surface Material: Tempered Glass
  • Dimensions: 71.0 x 43.5 x 6.8 cm
  • Features: Child Lock, Timer (180 minutes), 6 Preset Power Settings (60°C to 240°C)
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM828

8. SENZ SZ-RI3200i 2-In-1 Smart Induction & Ceramic Cooker Hob

Again, you can use all your various cookware with this stove by SENZ SZ-RI3200i 2-In-1 Smart Induction & Ceramic Cooker Hob.

Both sides work well even if the ceramic hob is not as powerful as the induction hob. You can also leave this stove free standing on your counter top, if you prefer!

SENZ SZ-RI3200i 2-In-1 Smart Induction & Ceramic Cooker Hob
  • Type: Built-in Or Free Standing
  • No Of Hob: Two
  • Rated Power: Total 2,800W, Highest 2,000W
  • Surface Material: Glass Panel
  • Dimensions: 69.0 x 42.0 x 7.5 cm
  • Features: Auto-off, Timer, 8 Cooking Functions
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM849 – 939

9. Rinnai Induction Hob RB-7013H-CB

You would expect there to be an oven at that price, but the Rinnai Induction Hob RB-7013H-CB does not have one!

Instead, there are 3 hobs on a patented glass-ceramic surface that’s meant to withstand high heat (up to 700°C)!

There is a booster function where you can increase the power for a selected hob from the touch panel.

Rinnai Induction Hob RB-7013H-CB
  • Type: Built-in Or Free Standing
  • No Of Hob: 3
  • Rated Power: Total 4,600W (2 x 2,100W & 1,500W)
  • Surface Material: Schott Ceran Glass
  • Dimensions: 71 x 41 x 5.8 cm
  • Features: Auto-off, Timer (99 minutes), 9 Power Levels, Child Lock, Auto Pan Recognition Sensor, Booster Function
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: RM3,149

Conclusion

When it comes to buying the best induction cookers in Malaysia 2020, consider the size, number of hobs, features and warranty. For value for money, see item 2. And for portability, look at item 5!

And if you don’t like the fact that induction cookers are only compatible with certain cookware, you can choose either item 7 or 8.