Induction works through magnetic fields. It cannot burn a paper towel. The stove will shut off if you remove the pan from the burner.gas you can see the flame
if you have a dish towel or paper towel, will the induction burn it and start a fire?
also, is there as much control with induction as with gas?
we had electric in our last house and were very happy to switch back to gas
It heats up much faster than gas and the control is fine. I converted from electric to induction three years ago and have never missed using gas.