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Old 02-11-2008, 08:44 PM   #11
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Then I think I should stick with gas or at least a combo system. Induction burners since I already use stuff that will work great on them, and a gas side griddle/grill. If I can't do that, then I guess all gas.
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:07 PM   #12
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Old Controversy

Been cooking w/Gas for 8 years now, ever since we moved into our new home.

Out of curiousity (and I confess motivated by a few years of Know-it-all & "mildly" opinionated in-laws), before we moved into this home I timed boiling a large pot of water on our old electric Thermador cooktop - which took about 7 minutes. At the new house, our GE gas cooktop big burner did the same pot in 20 minutes. When we upgraded to a Thermador gas cooktop a couple of years later, this time improved to 17 minutes on the big burner.

I/we like the gas for control, but it seems there are always other aspects, like so many alternatives that you often have to trade off one thing for another.
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:10 PM   #13
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I am spoiled, I want it all! It's the future so I should get it. And while I am at it, where are my hovering cars and jet packs???
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:38 AM   #14
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Pugger, Technically, electric is more efficient than gas, so it makes sense that your electric cooktop was quicker to boil. Since the cooking vessel becomes the heat source, induction is about 85% efficient; whereas gas is about 40-50% efficient. Control on electric is dismal though compared to gas.

Maverick2272 - I agree.....where's my hover car?
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:10 PM   #15
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Control on electric is dismal though compared to gas.
True when referring to radiant electric. Untrue where induction electric is concerned. I wouldn't have believed it but I now have enough experience with both gas and induction to know.
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Old 02-13-2008, 02:07 PM   #16
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Oops. Sorry about that. I should have been clearer with my statement. When I said electric I was thinking radiant or coils. Induction absolutely has better control than electric radiant or coils.
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At the new house, our GE gas cooktop big burner did the same pot in 20 minutes.
That's because you were watching it!
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A watched pot never boils, unless threatened severely to do so...
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