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Old 01-01-2021, 07:30 AM
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Induction cook top is neat!
We are not gourmet chefs but so far the induction cook top has been well accepted by my wife
From as simple as much faster boiling water to making a grilled cheese sandwich in 5 minutes.

We never had gas so i can not compare , but the induction heat is fast and easier to control the temp.

My wife thinks my 10 hour trip to get it was a good thing.
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Excited to hear that. Seems like the precise control and responsiveness would be a huge advantage. Are you able to set the temperature say for instance in a pot of oil for deep frying to 350 and have it hold there? Have you used it for low and slow cooking like rice or grits? Thanks
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The other cool thing is you can cook on top of paper towels to keep from scratching the top.
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Originally Posted by rootspook View Post
Excited to hear that. Seems like the precise control and responsiveness would be a huge advantage. Are you able to set the temperature say for instance in a pot of oil for deep frying to 350 and have it hold there? Have you used it for low and slow cooking like rice or grits? Thanks
Temp control is better /consistant. The heat does not cycle on and off.

Have not tried rice.

What is "grits" :-)

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Used an aluminum pot on one once, took forever, never even got warm....
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Used an aluminum pot on one once, took forever, never even got warm....
Don't quote me on this but I believe if a magnet doesn't stick to the pot/pan it won't work on an induction stovetop.
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Originally Posted by InTheNet View Post
Temp control is better /consistant. The heat does not cycle on and off.
What model cooktop do you have?

Mine (a rebadged whirlpool) definitely cycles on and off. I am very happy with it - but if I found one that didn't cycle but was more of a "dimmer" sort of control, I'd be very interested.

On mine, you can hear it - but if I put 1/8" of water in a pan, I can get it to the point where you can watch it boil / stop boiling as the element cycles.
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They have awesome power but what they do best is simmer. We’ve had ours 2 years and like it more all the time. Haven’t “burnt” anything yet either because the response is instant.
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How does it work with a wok? I really love my Wolf electric range, but it isn't as good as a gas burner at properly heating a wok with the bowl like shape.
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Originally Posted by slickster View Post
Used an aluminum pot on one once, took forever, never even got warm....
Here's your sign......
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We just got a Bertazzoni induction range about a month ago, I cook a lot and I love it, this time of year up in the NE I make a lot of soups, chowders, etc. Yesterday made some gumbo- agree on the simmer being accurate.
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Originally Posted by slickster View Post
Used an aluminum pot on one once, took forever, never even got warm....
Wife and her mom did same once. Bought a countertop extra burner to assist with preparing large meal......thought it was broken. Called me up to go buy another on my way over there. Never bothered to read page 1 instructions.....

When I finally stopped laughing at them.....I 'splained it to them.
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Induction is awesome. Fast heat, instant temp changes. We have the kitchen aid and on the lower settings it cycle but once higher then its a constant that gets stronger with each setting. No temp to set on ours like the nuwave infomercial. Haven't used it to fry but would imagine it would be easy to get it right if using a thermometer.

We bought the calphalon tryply set and it works great. I've noticed that certain coockwear is different and cast iron is slow and not as hot as the calphalon. Gas range is hard to get that low settings but this thing will do anything from keeping something warm to getting extremely hot.
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No induction stove here, but I do find using induction-ready pots and pans make a HUGE difference in heat times and control. Normal pans get warped when wives and kids put cold water on them while they're still red hot so the contact "patch" is like 50% or less at any given time.

The induction ones we have are super thick, less likely to warp and make 100% contact with our glass top and as a result heat up twice as fact as the non-induction. Well worth the investment.
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I just ordered a Wolf 36" induction cooktop for the house I'm building. I had gas before and will be interested to see how much better the induction is. My cookware is All Clad and supposed to be compatible.
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My induction cook top will let you know in a few seconds that the pot you are attempting to heat up is not suitable.
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They look nice and I’m sure they work well but I would ruin it in short order.
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There are some "Cheap & Good" 2 burner drop in units that look interesting

I have one burner countertop model and it is Great !

A friend has an OLD Kenmore drop in that is amazing ;-)
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Originally Posted by saltyreefer View Post
Don't quote me on this but I believe if a magnet doesn't stick to the pot/pan it won't work on an induction stovetop.
Aluminum will not work on induction.
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I have a GE induction range. It boils water incredibly fast. It amazes me how fast. They are supposed to be much more energy efficient than an electric range or even gas/propane. You do have to have stainless steel or induction compatible pots and pans, otherwise it don't do squat. After almost 2 years of use, I like mine. No complaints. I didn't buy it, it came with the fairly new house I bought in 2019.

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