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Old 08-21-2013, 10:31 AM   #1
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Question about induction cookers

Going from memory here... regarding the Nu-Wave induction cookers or similar... am I correct in thinking that if the unit has a thermostat and you set it for 375F, it would heat cooking oil to that temp and maintain it?

I've never watched an infomercial other than flipping by it, but have probably seen just about everything in the commercial in bits and pieces. And something is telling me they said it would heat whatever was in the pot to the temp the unit is set for. If that's the case it seems it would be handy to use with my deep fryer, since my candy thermometer is no longer readable and it's always been a trick anyway adjusting the gas burner to bring it up to temp quickly, then back it off to maintain frying temps. Providing of course it would work with induction.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:40 AM   #2
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There is no "maintain temp" functionality on my Samsung induction range. Works more like a conventional gas burner. Greater the number the higher the heat....cooking by numbers so to speak.

Having used it for over a year now, I know that for certain tasks (maintain pressure cooker presure=4.5) to set the burner at specific number.


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Old 08-21-2013, 10:47 AM   #3
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I think some of the portable units come with temp controls now, but I could very well be confusing bits and pieces from five different "as seen on TV" appliances, lol.

I should go flip through the channels. It's probably on a couple of them right now.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:50 AM   #4
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This link should have what you need. NuWave Oven Official Website - As Seen on TV Countertop Appliance
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:59 AM   #5
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Thanks Andy. I just Googled it up myself.
It looks like it does exactly what I was describing. I guess I wasn't dreaming.
I need to find some reviews from folks who have used it for deep frying. It would be nice if it works like it should, where you don't need to worry about the oil getting too hot before you add the food, then cooling down too much because you turned the burner down.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:02 AM   #6
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Well it looks like the Nuwave is not the one to get.
Too many reviews of faulty thermostats, which is exactly what I would want it for.
Off to look at more...
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Heck, when I was a kid, one of the burners on our gas cook top had a thermostat and kept stuff at the chosen temperature.
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Heck, when I was a kid, one of the burners on our gas cook top had a thermostat and kept stuff at the chosen temperature.
I had one of those stoves. I remember to get it to memory I had to hear three clicks. Great for long cooking sauces.
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I probably should move my infrared oven from the basement upstairs so I use it more often...
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I had one of those stoves. I remember to get it to memory I had to hear three clicks. Great for long cooking sauces.
Ours just had a dial like on the oven.
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