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Anybody have an Inductive Cooktop in your Kitchen?
Posted by: kurtzie
Date: July 18, 2016 03:08PM
Does anybody have an Inductive Cooktop in your Kitchen?

Any pros or cons?

We are doing a complete kitchen remodel and are looking at this for our cooktop instead of standard electric or gas. She who does most of the cooking is opposed to having a gas cooktop.

Steve
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Re: Anybody have an Inductive Cooktop in your Kitchen?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: July 18, 2016 03:17PM
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She who does most of the cooking is opposed to having a gas cooktop.

W T F. Gas is hands down the best cooktop. It isn't even really a competition. The only reason you would go electric is...um. You never cook?



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Re: Anybody have an Inductive Cooktop in your Kitchen?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 18, 2016 03:25PM
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She who does most of the cooking is opposed to having a gas cooktop.

W T F. Gas is hands down the best cooktop. It isn't even really a competition. The only reason you would go electric is...um. You never cook?

Or you don't have gas.

Or you are worried about open flames in the kitchen because critters, kids, elderly, etc..

Or your knucklehead husband fixed a gas appliance once and didn't replace the 'flex' pipe, which cracked and filled your house with natural gas and caused you to flee to the outside and call the fire department, which reacted swiftly and kept your house from blowing up. And afterwards refused to have another damn gas appliance in your house.

(Yes, that I would be that knucklehead...)
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Re: Anybody have an Inductive Cooktop in your Kitchen?
Posted by: silvarios
Date: July 18, 2016 03:58PM
cbelt,
I just assumed gas must have been an option based upon the OP. I think Chris thought the same.
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Re: Anybody have an Inductive Cooktop in your Kitchen?
Posted by: TLB
Date: July 18, 2016 04:05PM
My wife and I took a couple of cooking classes and all the heating elements were inductive. I was amazed; it was a pleasure to cook. Heats faster than gas, gets hotter, is more efficient and just a bit less precise in heat adjustment than gas. It is not your typical glass top or circular element cook top. I don't know if I'd go all out, but I'm definitely getting a single portable burner for our kitchen.
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Re: Anybody have an Inductive Cooktop in your Kitchen?
Posted by: pdq
Date: July 18, 2016 04:10PM
We were interested but in the end didn't go for it. IIRC, it heats up quicker than regular electric, and the cooktop stays cool(-er; it's warmed somewhat by being next to the pan it's heating).

You have to use pans that are made of a ferromagnetic material - you can tell by seeing if a magnet sticks to it. And I've heard folks say it tends to hum or "sing" a bit, but users say that it's not obnoxious, and you get used to it quickly.
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Re: Anybody have an Inductive Cooktop in your Kitchen?
Posted by: silvarios
Date: July 18, 2016 04:10PM
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TLB
My wife and I took a couple of cooking classes and all the heating elements were inductive. I was amazed; it was a pleasure to cook. Heats faster than gas, gets hotter, is more efficient and just a bit less precise in heat adjustment than gas. It is not your typical glass top or circular element cook top. I don't know if I'd go all out, but I'm definitely getting a single portable burner for our kitchen.

Thanks for the feedback. That's good to know
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Re: Anybody have an Inductive Cooktop in your Kitchen?
Posted by: MGS_forgot_password
Date: July 18, 2016 04:34PM
If you are replacing gas with induction, you may have to get a 220V line (220,221 whatever it takes) run the location.



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Re: Anybody have an Inductive Cooktop in your Kitchen?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 18, 2016 05:58PM
......my cooktop uses deductive.......reasoning........



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Re: Anybody have an Inductive Cooktop in your Kitchen?
Posted by: davester
Date: July 18, 2016 06:13PM
We have one in our tenant's apartment. Their comment is that it's great and fast for boiling water but control of lower temperatures is quite difficult. However, it could be that they haven't read the instruction manual and aren't operating it properly (I say this because induction cooktops are supposed to be very precise). Based on that and my experiences with electric cooktops I am sticking with gas, which as C(-)ris notes is by far the best way to go if you are into cooking.

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Re: Anybody have an Inductive Cooktop in your Kitchen?
Posted by: IronMac
Date: July 18, 2016 06:28PM
davester, I think that they haven't read the instruction manual. Temperature control is VERY precise once you get used to it.

I second what TLB says but I don't know what is meant by "singing or humming". Don't experience that...

I have used gas (restaurant 16-jets), electric and induction. My first choice now would probably be induction first (but you have to have certain pans) neck and neck with gas (doubt that an insurance company would go for that 16-burner setup, though) and, far to the end, electric.
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Re: Anybody have an Inductive Cooktop in your Kitchen?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: July 18, 2016 08:13PM
I am planning on converting regular electric to induction. I have a single induction burner. In general, works as good as gas about 90% of the time, 5% it's way better, 5% a little worse.

A real plus can be that you will never burn some things any more with the right setup. Thermocouple and IR temp sensors allow amazing control. Gas can be close, but induction is much faster control.

The two drawbacks are that you can only use induction compatible pans, and odd shapes like a wok are problematic because it only heats a small distance above the burner.



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Re: Anybody have an Inductive Cooktop in your Kitchen?
Posted by: kurtzie
Date: July 18, 2016 10:01PM
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davester
We have one in our tenant's apartment. Their comment is that it's great and fast for boiling water but control of lower temperatures is quite difficult. However, it could be that they haven't read the instruction manual and aren't operating it properly (I say this because induction cooktops are supposed to be very precise). Based on that and my experiences with electric cooktops I am sticking with gas, which as C(-)ris notes is by far the best way to go if you are into cooking.

Check out this site: [theinductionsite.com]


Thanks for the link.
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Re: Anybody have an Inductive Cooktop in your Kitchen?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: July 19, 2016 09:13AM
kurtzie,

What do you have now? It can make a difference. In my old apartment, my preference would've been a gas cooktop and an electric oven. Best of both worlds. Unfortunately, the amount of juice coming into the apartment wouldn't support it. I wanted to drop another electrical line down to get the additional juice but it wasn't feasible. I stuck with my second choice which is gas cooktop/gas oven. Not an issue.

Robert
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Re: Anybody have an Inductive Cooktop in your Kitchen?
Posted by: kurtzie
Date: July 19, 2016 03:28PM
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Robert M
kurtzie,

What do you have now? It can make a difference. In my old apartment, my preference would've been a gas cooktop and an electric oven. Best of both worlds. Unfortunately, the amount of juice coming into the apartment wouldn't support it. I wanted to drop another electrical line down to get the additional juice but it wasn't feasible. I stuck with my second choice which is gas cooktop/gas oven. Not an issue.

Robert

Robert,

We have a 1950's Era Frigidaire Electric Stove/ Oven. like this one http://s3.amazonaws.com/bvsystem_tmp/posts/47858/original/741-Flair_1960s_Range_ma.jpg]Like this one.[/url]
We are doing a complete kitchen remodel in our house, so we can run new electric or gas as needed.

Steve
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Re: Anybody have an Inductive Cooktop in your Kitchen?
Posted by: billb
Date: July 19, 2016 03:34PM
Some of the new ranges don't come with a cord so if you want the electrician to wire it without having to make a return call buy the range before any electrical work is done.

Then there's the whole 30 AMP/40 AMP debacle.



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Re: Anybody have an Inductive Cooktop in your Kitchen?
Posted by: Maddog
Date: July 19, 2016 04:00PM
Had similar decisions to make once and after much research, decided that an induction burner combined with a gas cooktop was the best. Ended up just getting a DCS gas cooktop (6 burner) and love it. Would still like to have the induction, but was too pricey to add.
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Re: Anybody have an Inductive Cooktop in your Kitchen?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: July 19, 2016 09:41PM
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kurtzie,

What do you have now? It can make a difference. In my old apartment, my preference would've been a gas cooktop and an electric oven. Best of both worlds. Unfortunately, the amount of juice coming into the apartment wouldn't support it. I wanted to drop another electrical line down to get the additional juice but it wasn't feasible. I stuck with my second choice which is gas cooktop/gas oven. Not an issue.

Robert

Robert,

We have a 1950's Era Frigidaire Electric Stove/ Oven. like this one http://s3.amazonaws.com/bvsystem_tmp/posts/47858/original/741-Flair_1960s_Range_ma.jpg]Like this one.[/url]
We are doing a complete kitchen remodel in our house, so we can run new electric or gas as needed.

Steve

My grandmother had one, as did a good friend's mom when I was growing up. Back when General Motors owned Frigidaire. It was their refrigeration (A/C compressor division)

Look for a GM tag somewhere.
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Re: Anybody have an Inductive Cooktop in your Kitchen?
Posted by: kurtzie
Date: July 20, 2016 09:49PM
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Robert M
kurtzie,

What do you have now? It can make a difference. In my old apartment, my preference would've been a gas cooktop and an electric oven. Best of both worlds. Unfortunately, the amount of juice coming into the apartment wouldn't support it. I wanted to drop another electrical line down to get the additional juice but it wasn't feasible. I stuck with my second choice which is gas cooktop/gas oven. Not an issue.

Robert

Robert,

We have a 1950's Era Frigidaire Electric Stove/ Oven. like this one http://s3.amazonaws.com/bvsystem_tmp/posts/47858/original/741-Flair_1960s_Range_ma.jpg]Like this one.[/url]
We are doing a complete kitchen remodel in our house, so we can run new electric or gas as needed.

Steve

My grandmother had one, as did a good friend's mom when I was growing up. Back when General Motors owned Frigidaire. It was their refrigeration (A/C compressor division)

Look for a GM tag somewhere.

Yep, right on the front it says Frigidaire product of General Motors.
It still mostly works. 1 of the burners is out and the oven runs a bit hot. But all in all still functional after all these years.

Steve
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