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Old 09-06-2020, 06:47 PM
 
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Not a chance. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. They don't heat up fast enough, don't get hot enough, and the glass cooktop surface looks gross no matter how many times I clean it. Gas or bust for me. Any precision cooking gets done in my instant pot or in an oven..

Your induction cooktop is NOT working properly.
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Old 09-06-2020, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Canada
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which brings me to my next question....we are considering redecorating the whole kitchen and replace the induction cooktop with another one that does have a down draft. We don't want to spend $7000 but I do love to cook ....can anyone recommend a more moderately priced induction cooktop or complete range.....if we decide to move the cooktop to the wall side. Ive never owned induction cooktop/range so know very little about them but many of the comments here have piqued my interest.
I bought the GE profile induction range with a convection oven. I love it.
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Old 09-06-2020, 08:18 PM
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I have a slide-in Electrolux induction range with double ovens. I've had it for more than 10 years and I've been very happy with it.
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Old 09-06-2020, 09:00 PM
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Location: Berkeley, Denver, CO USA
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Our other option was to do a cooktop and then double ovens. But then when we adding that up, it came to about $5k.
Not enough.
Miele speed oven
Miele convention oven
Wolf induction cooktop
$10K

You can do better.
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Old 09-07-2020, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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Not a chance. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. They don't heat up fast enough, don't get hot enough, and the glass cooktop surface looks gross no matter how many times I clean it. Gas or bust for me. Any precision cooking gets done in my instant pot or in an oven.



I have one of those microwave fan thingies so I just run the house/HVAC fan at full blast.



I use a Cuisinart cookware set that seems to work okay. Dishwasher-safe took precedence over nonstick for me.
I have to wonder what brand and how old the cooktop is. You do realize that the cooktop itself never heats up right? My son paid $1500 for an induction cooktop about 5 years ago and it went completely out during an electrical storm. He decided not to replace it and I can't say as I blame him. I really do think they have improved significantly in the last couple of years in addition to coming down in price. I'm not sure I would have considered one 5 years ago.

I don't have any ventilation in my kitchen. I'm not sure why - the house is 45 years old and if there ever was a rooftop vent, it got plugged up at some point. My LG stove has a fan that runs constantly during the cooking as well as after. Don't particularly like it, but I can live with it.
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Old 09-07-2020, 09:33 AM
 
Location: PVB
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We have an induction cook-top and love it. Ikea has the best pots and pans for the money period. We used different ones and you can't beat the Ikea ones. I use them ever day, the Teflon fry pans are awesome and cheap, Ikea OUMBÄRLIG fry pans and 365 pots. We also bought some All Clad which are the Cadillac of induction pans if you can afford them.
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Old 09-07-2020, 10:59 AM
 
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We have an induction cook-top and love it. Ikea has the best pots and pans for the money period. We used different ones and you can't beat the Ikea ones. I use them ever day, the Teflon fry pans are awesome and cheap, Ikea OUMBÄRLIG fry pans and 365 pots. We also bought some All Clad which are the Cadillac of induction pans if you can afford them.
love IKEA, never thought of them for cookware...thank you
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Old 09-07-2020, 01:07 PM
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I have to wonder what brand and how old the cooktop is. You do realize that the cooktop itself never heats up right? My son paid $1500 for an induction cooktop about 5 years ago and it went completely out during an electrical storm. He decided not to replace it and I can't say as I blame him. I really do think they have improved significantly in the last couple of years in addition to coming down in price. I'm not sure I would have considered one 5 years ago.

I don't have any ventilation in my kitchen. I'm not sure why - the house is 45 years old and if there ever was a rooftop vent, it got plugged up at some point. My LG stove has a fan that runs constantly during the cooking as well as after. Don't particularly like it, but I can live with it.

When I had my kitchen renovated, I had the electrician install a whole house surge protector. Appliances now have so many electronics that they've become susceptible to power surges just like A/V equipment.

Most induction ranges do have a robust fan to keep the induction electronics cool during cooking. My fan runs when the oven is in use even if the induction burners aren't being used.
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Old 09-07-2020, 11:16 PM
 
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Not enough.
Miele speed oven
Miele convention oven
Wolf induction cooktop
$10K

You can do better.
No way I'm going to spend $10,000 on a stove.
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Old 01-24-2021, 08:13 PM
 
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For $50-$60 you can buy a single burner induction cooktop from Costco or Sam's Club. I have gas in both my homes but I cook mostly on the induction. Heats quick and does a simmer that you cannot do with a gas cooktop. Nice thing is it also shuts off if you let it boil down. Very safe since it doesn't heat up or have an open flame. Even if you decide not to go induction you will find plenty of uses for the portable as an extra burner or outside barbeque cooktop.
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