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Old 03-05-2008, 10:49 AM   #1
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Induction Cooktops

Does anyone have some experience with these and any/or brand preference.

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Old 03-24-2008, 01:42 AM   #2
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Renee, I have the Kitchenaid KICU368SBL induction cooktop and absolutely love it. We switched from gas to induction a couple months ago and I can't imagine ever going back. It is so powerful and fast, and simmers excellent as well. Cleanup is a breeze. Way easier to keep clean than my gas range or the smoothtop electric range in my old house.

One thing though....its biggest element (3600 watts) is 11" and none of my pans (so far) is large enough to make use of the highest power output. That being said, the next largest (2700 watts) can boil water faster than anyone's gas range I know and makes cooking in my wok a dream.

If you're looking for more info on induction, "theinductionsite.com" is a great resource.

Most major manufacturers have an induction cooktop now, Kitchenaid, GE Profile/Monogram, Bosch/Thermador, Wolf, Viking, Jennair's is coming, Gaggenau, Electrolux, Kenmore Elite (rebadged Electrolux).

Hope this helps!
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:43 AM   #3
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there is another useful site I found out there which gives an overview of pros and cons of induction cooktops, and it also looks at cookware requirements for use on induciton cooktops: induction-cooktop.com
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Does anyone have some experience with these and any/or brand preference.

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I have a 36" Viking with four radiant and two induction burners. I love it. It's better than gas. The cookware is a combination of All-Clad Stainless and cast iron. I only use the radiant burners when I need more than two pots going at once. I'll be building a new house in a couple of years and my wife, who 'just loves' gas, will get a four burner gas cooktop and I'm going to have my own station with four induction burners. I'll NEVER go back.
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Old 10-31-2008, 03:31 PM   #5
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I have a 36" Viking with four radiant and two induction burners. I love it. It's better than gas. The cookware is a combination of All-Clad Stainless and cast iron. I only use the radiant burners when I need more than two pots going at once. I'll be building a new house in a couple of years and my wife, who 'just loves' gas, will get a four burner gas cooktop and I'm going to have my own station with four induction burners. I'll NEVER go back.
I have decided on the Miele 5 burner induction. I can't wait to get to use it. Thanks all for the information
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Old 11-09-2008, 01:39 PM   #6
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Are the stand alone counter top versions any good?
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Old 11-09-2008, 04:15 PM   #7
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Are the stand alone counter top versions any good?
I'd like to know the answer to that question as well. Have there been any tests?

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Old 11-13-2008, 01:29 AM   #8
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I have the GE 30" and love it. It cooks so fast and is a super fast clean.
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:40 AM   #9
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We have an 1800 watt 8.5in Viking standalone that we use for store demonstrations here. I have zero complaints!
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I have decided on the Miele 5 burner induction. I can't wait to get to use it. Thanks all for the information
Me too, I can't wait to use the Miele 5 burner induction!
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