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Old 02-24-2009, 02:27 PM   #1
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Any Advice About Induction Cooktops?

I will be getting a new cooktop. House is all original equipment from 1980 except convection wall ovens. I would like to hear some personal experience about choices of induction vs. gas.


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Old 02-24-2009, 02:41 PM   #2
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you probably know this, but just in case: you need to make sure that your cookware works with an induction stovetop....a simple test is to see if its magnetic (if it is, it will prob work), but double check with the manufacturer

sorry, no personal experience (i like gas)....but i have heard good things

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Old 02-24-2009, 06:33 PM   #3
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Buy gas.
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:46 PM   #4
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If you search Amazon for induction burners there are several personal reviews and pictures there with people that use them. Link My kitchen is finished but someday I will be getting at least the burner. For more information on them you can check out the GE site. Link
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:45 PM   #5
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assuming you have good cookware that is magnetic (magnetic stainless...not all is) or enameled cast iron, carbon steel etc, you will be very happy with induction.

However, copper, aluminum, glass will not work with induction, nor will thin steel or iron give you good reults...burning.

Many chefs have come to love induction, and it keeps your room cooler. Ideal for the bakeshop and pastry chef!
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