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Old 04-08-2012, 01:26 PM   #11
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We installed a 4 burner Samsung induction stove / convection oven range this past December.

Each of the burners has a power boost function. The large 13" burner can boil a gallon of water in under 4 minutes.

Since the induction method heats the pan directly, the pan gets hot very quickly. On my old stove I would often set up a pan to pre-heat while I chopped ingredients. With the induction system I've found it helpful for all ingredients to be "mise en place" when I turn on the burner. The new stove changed the rhythm of cooking and introduced a bit of a learning curve.

You mentioned "fan noise" as a factor. In our case, the new stove is as much high tech electronics as a cooking tool. Anytime the stove or oven is used the stove automatically goes into a cooling cycle when you power it off. The range runs a fan in "bursts" of 1-2 minutes for a couple of hours after use until the electronics are cool. This was a bit annoying at first, but hardly noticeable now that we are used to it.

In our all-electric neighborhood, the induction stove gives me back the control of a gas range. Instant on instant off. Even heat across the entire bottom surface of the pan. Results have been worth the effort of learning to use the new system.

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Old 04-08-2012, 02:13 PM   #12
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Does single-eye mean just one "burner"?
Yes, and that's just what I'm looking for.
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:16 PM   #13
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RecommendedMax Burton Induction Cooktop


This top-performing burner boasts user-friendly push-button controls and a large cooking surface that heated pans evenly. It boiled water nearly as fast as a gas range.
Thanks, Merlot. The Max Burton is the one I have discovered has good feedback about. I'm leaning seriously in that direction.

I've been saving points and I can get it at Amazon for about $40, with free shipping. I may just do that tomorrow.
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:11 AM   #14
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I recently saw one at a show, and it took water from a pitcher sitting on the counter to a boil in about 18 seconds once the pan was set on the stove. Talk about a FAST cup of tea! I am doing more research into this cooking method, as the propane stove wanes in the winter (low pressure), and makes a lot of kitchen heat in the summer.
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I'm glad this thread was brought forward as I'd forgotten that I'd posted.

But, to update, I did purchase the Max Burton unit and I'm very pleased with it. I'm especially happy because it became invaluable when I was water-bath canning earlier in the season. Boy, oh boy, I'll use it again for that purpose!

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