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Old 04-21-2018, 05:24 PM   #1
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Portable induction stove tops

No Wave has been flooding tv with ads for its induction cook top. (I know, I typed “stove top in the subject line.) It looks pretty cool actually, but the price is inhibitive (although you do get a second one FREE! Just pay separate S&H.). I did find one on Amazon for $70. I like the Nu Wave because of its precise temp control, and lowest and highest temps. But I’m kinda clueless here.

Any opinions on whether this is worth even $70, let alone $120?

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I really like cooking at the table. Not only flambé, Asian “hot pots” too. And Korean BBQ. And Mongolian BBQ. And breakfast.

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Old 04-21-2018, 05:35 PM   #2
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We have 2. Maybe you should try a search since this subject has been previously discussed.
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Old 04-21-2018, 06:30 PM   #3
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We have 2. Maybe you should try a search since this subject has been previously discussed.
Perhaps you can point to the discussions. I searched earlier today, as I also have an interest. All I could find was a thread from 2012. I searched for "portable induction".
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Old 04-21-2018, 07:18 PM   #4
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Not all induction burners are equal. Some work faster than others. So be sure to check out the performances before buying strictly on price.
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Old 04-21-2018, 08:03 PM   #5
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Old 04-21-2018, 08:38 PM   #6
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Hmm, I'm not so sure if asking previously answered questions is a bad thing.

Not only does technology change, but so does people's now more expienced opinion changes as well. About verything.

Who doesn't want the latest and greatest review of something.

I've thought about buying one or two induction cookers recently since we love Korean tabletop style cooking every now and again, but I'm also about to buy a new gas grill that will not have a side burner, so outdoor cooking will be slightly limited unless I get some kind of electric burner.

Tertiarily speaking, the search function here sucketh royally.
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Old 04-21-2018, 08:54 PM   #7
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...Tertiarily speaking, the search function here sucketh royally.
I've had some success doing an advanced search on Google where you can set the domain name you want to search.
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Old 04-21-2018, 09:48 PM   #8
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Hmm, I'm not so sure if asking previously answered questions is a bad thing.

Not only does technology change, but so does people's now more expienced opinion changes as well. About verything.

Who doesn't want the latest and greatest review of something.

I've thought about buying one or two induction cookers recently since we love Korean tabletop style cooking every now and again, but I'm also about to buy a new gas grill that will not have a side burner, so outdoor cooking will be slightly limited unless I get some kind of electric burner.

Tertiarily speaking, the search function here sucketh royally.
I'm faced with the same thing Bucky. I adore the mega searing burner on our new gas grill, but I do miss my old side burner for a pot of beans or whatever. I also was thinking about an electric induction burner on the other side wing but I'm not sure I'd want an electric cord out there to trip over. The ideal would be a sleek and stable propane burner on the other side wing to hook up to the main tank. Still looking for something like that.

Thanks for bringing up the subject Joel. I've been around here a long time and if the subject came up before I wasn't interested at the time. I am now.
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Hmm, I'm not so sure if asking previously answered questions is a bad thing.

Not only does technology change, but so does people's now more expienced opinion changes as well. About verything.

Who doesn't want the latest and greatest review of something.

I've thought about buying one or two induction cookers recently since we love Korean tabletop style cooking every now and again, but I'm also about to buy a new gas grill that will not have a side burner, so outdoor cooking will be slightly limited unless I get some kind of electric burner.

Tertiarily speaking, the search function here sucketh royally.
BT, the search function on every forum is... um... not great. It is not just DC. You end up with a whole lot of posts and threads to go through that may, or may not answer your question. But, then again, seeing someone complain about someone asking a previously answered question makes me want to ask a previously answered question.

BTW, I looked at this thread because I am also interested in possibly buying one of those portable induction cookers to replace the butane one I currently use for cooking on my patio. I'm glad I didn't ask about it, since it was previously answered. Boy, would I be embarrassed.

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Old 04-22-2018, 12:25 AM   #10
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Try searching on “Nu Wave” and not “No Wave”
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