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    Induction Cooktops-What do you know/think?

    Wife and I were looking at a new stove and we're now thinking about an induction cooktop. For years, I wanted a commercial grade gas cooktop with an electric convection oven, but would have to get propane installed at the house. Also I remember that gas stoves are a pain to clean. As we have been looking at options, we came across induction stoves, but they have been traditionally very expensive. Prices are now getting reasonable, but we're not sure if that is the way we want to go. We don't know anyone who has one yet.

    The advantages are more efficient energy usage, stove surface has no open flame or hot heating element, very rapid heating, solid surface cooktop for really easy cleanup, heating unit automatically goes into standby when you remove the pot/pan and probably more advantages than I can remember.

    Main disadvantages, is that induction is still more expensive than gas or standard electric and that 95% of my pots and pans need to be replaced. Induction ready cookware has to be magnetic to work, only my 3 old cast iron skillets would work. Over the years, we have purchased several All-Clad brand and good Calphalon pieces that we really like. We're going back to SS and cast iron and getting away from Teflon and other non-stick cookware. Unfortunately, most everything we have will not work, and replacing our cookware with similar "induction ready" pieces will cost much more than the new stove and then some.

    There is also a hybrid stove available that has 2 regular electric burners and 2 induction burners. But if we were to go induction why not go "all the way".

    Anyone have any knowledge or experience with induction cooktops? What do you think?
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    In short order, ALL of them induction type stoves inherit a "round stain" around the burner parameter.
    Go with the gas, you'll be much happier.
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    I have some knowledge of them but you seem to have everything laid out pretty well already. IMO, they are a great idea if you've got little ones around or someone that has issues moving quickly if need be, falls or is forgetful and walks off leaving the stove on for hours on end (i.e. my 83-year old mother!)

    The entire deal with no heat unless there is a ferrous metal pan on the stove top really adds to the safety of them. The downfall of course, is that sucking sounds it creates on your bank account.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Berger View Post
    In short order, ALL of them induction type stoves inherit a "round stain" around the burner parameter.
    Go with the gas, you'll be much happier.
    I've seen that on standard ceramic cooktops but never on an induction unit.
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    We recently replaced our stove with a natural gas convection oven. We like it a lot, cooks very nice, but as you guessed the stove top is a bit more to cleanup as its not a flat surface. Bonus is that is works even if the power goes out. Downside is that there are some fumes so we run the hood fan when its on, also we have small kids that play with things and have found the burners turned on before but not lit.

    SIL got an induction oven and really likes it, we got a bunch of her old pots and pans that were only a year old because she had to buy new ones. I wouldn't bother with a hybrid, you'll have to buy new pots anyway, may as well go all the way.
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    We love our induction cooktop. Had it for 3+ years now. Heats VERY quickly, and stops heating even more quickly when commanded. Even better temperature control than our previous gas cooktop. Kitchen remains much cooler, as there is much less heat from the cooktop compared to gas. No brown rings like the older smooth electric cooktops often displayed.
    Easy to use. Easy to clean.

    Here is a picture of it after 3 years of everyday use.

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    Hard to take a good picture of it due to the glare :-). ...but it looks just as nice as it did the day we installed it.

    We bought it online significantly cheaper than we could find it in a store. I can find the name of the place if necessary.

    You'll need steel pots rather than aluminum since it uses magnetism to heat. However, we've found that even inexpensive pots like those from IKEA work great with it.
    Unlike with gas, where we had high quality/price pots, we just use the cheap stuff with the induction cooktop.

    I hope this helps.
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    We went dual fuel when we built our house. Granted, propane was planned but we love the range. I enjoy cooking with gas over electric but having the oven electric keeps the temp constant. Microwave goes in pantry. Was placed on counter while painters did touch ups.

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    My MIL gave us a NuWave Pro portable cook top last year for Christmas, we both though it to be a gimmick at first, but we use this this all the time! Luckily all our pots (Emeril branded) were compatible so we didn't have top buy new ones. It is amazing how fast you can boil a large pot of water or heat up some leftovers. If we had to replace our full size stove/oven, we would surly consider going induction.
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    For a cooktop, I still prefer gas. As was mentioned by someone else, the oven can be electric, as I would have to use propane for that, and it would make a dent in my tank, certain times of the year, when baking.

    Unfortunately, I have electric stove and oven currently, but if I ever get the remodel I want, I'll have gas stove and water heater!

    Only thing I can actually offer about the stovetops in question, is they can scratch easily. But, it might be the model the friend has, so take that, FWIW.
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    Just to make sure everyone is on the same page...

    Traditional electric cooktops are totally different than induction. The only similarity is in how they plug into the wall :-)

    Some stores will give demonstrations of induction cooktops. HH Gregg is where we saw our first induction cooktop in action.
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