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Old 08-26-2018, 08:54 PM   #1
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Default Induction countertops???

Since we're about to start our complete kitchen remodel, we decided to move to counter top stove. We are all electric. No gas avail.

We somewhat picked out KitchenAid counter top with rotary knobs. We walked by the Induction and it got me thinking about them. Fuckers aren't cheap, but from little I have read, they cook better and faster than normal stove tops.

Are they worth double the price?
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:56 AM   #2
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IMO, Yes.

Bear in mind you will only be able to use magnetic pans but they are not difficult to find. Quality pans are not terribly expensive.
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Old 08-27-2018, 08:37 AM   #3
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We have the Kitchenaid Induction and so does my brother. It is different than cooking on gas but we habe no issues. It heats extremely fast on high.

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Yeah but don't scratch the bastard and always be aware its glass, you can chip or or break it. Also when you really wanna clean it good, you have to use that special cleaner they give you. And as he said you have to use certain pans.

But they look really good and they clean up really easy. So its worth it imo
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The thought of being able to boil a pot of water in about half the time makes it worth every damn penny!
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Oh, and I would most definitely look for an induction cook top. An induction countertop would be one hell of a nightmare...
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Yeah but don't scratch the bastard and always be aware its glass, you can chip or or break it. Also when you really wanna clean it good, you have to use that special cleaner they give you. And as he said you have to use certain pans.

But they look really good and they clean up really easy. So its worth it imo
My wife cracked the top glass and I had to replace it on ours. She dropped a glass container of Olive Oil on it from several feet above.
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I have an induction cooktop thats just laying around if you want a good deal on one. I converted over to gas last year. Its probably a year old..maybe year and a half

And its way better than a normal electric.
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I have an induction cooktop thats just laying around if you want a good deal on one. I converted over to gas last year. Its probably a year old..maybe year and a half

And its way better than a normal electric.
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I have an induction cooktop thats just laying around if you want a good deal on one. I converted over to gas last year. Its probably a year old..maybe year and a half

And its way better than a normal electric.
Why did you convert to gas?

This will be a hot topic when we build our house, or re-model the next one.
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Why did you convert to gas?

This will be a hot topic when we build our house, or re-model the next one.
Many people prefer cooking on gas stoves.. I know I would much rather have one and miss it.
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Many people prefer cooking on gas stoves.. I know I would much rather have one and miss it.

Gas line to the stove at a minimum was a REQUIREMENT when I was searching for houses. You can instantly control temperature vs. the electric, you don't need special cleaners or pans (love my cast iron), no glass to break. Also, name me the ONE commercial kitchen you find that uses electric cook tops.

Those were a few of the reasons, but first and foremost for me was the fact that I enjoy cooking more than anything other than sex. Just like having the right tool for the job while working on your car, having the right tool in the kitchen makes the job so much easier and more enjoyable with better results.

Rafa, if I were you, and moving wasn't an option I'd look into a gas tank, line, and new gas stove. That's what my uncle did at his lake house at Texoma and the setup is awesome. I know it would cost WAY more, but having a stove that wasn't gas just is never going to be an option for me. I spent a week in a beach house a month ago with the family and it was an electric stove, I HATED it, I can't ever go back.
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Gas line to the stove at a minimum was a REQUIREMENT when I was searching for houses. You can instantly control temperature vs. the electric, you don't need special cleaners or pans (love my cast iron), no glass to break. Also, name me the ONE commercial kitchen you find that uses electric cook tops.

Those were a few of the reasons, but first and foremost for me was the fact that I enjoy cooking more than anything other than sex. Just like having the right tool for the job while working on your car, having the right tool in the kitchen makes the job so much easier and more enjoyable with better results.

Rafa, if I were you, and moving wasn't an option I'd look into a gas tank, line, and new gas stove. That's what my uncle did at his lake house at Texoma and the setup is awesome. I know it would cost WAY more, but having a stove that wasn't gas just is never going to be an option for me. I spent a week in a beach house a month ago with the family and it was an electric stove, I HATED it, I can't ever go back.
Also, if the power goes out, you can still cook on gas!
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Many people prefer cooking on gas stoves.. I know I would much rather have one and miss it.
I definitely prefer it over a conventional electric, however those are the only two I have ever used. Though, I guess other than boiling water faster, there aren't many other benefits.

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Gas line to the stove at a minimum was a REQUIREMENT when I was searching for houses. You can instantly control temperature vs. the electric, you don't need special cleaners or pans (love my cast iron), no glass to break. Also, name me the ONE commercial kitchen you find that uses electric cook tops.

Those were a few of the reasons, but first and foremost for me was the fact that I enjoy cooking more than anything other than sex. Just like having the right tool for the job while working on your car, having the right tool in the kitchen makes the job so much easier and more enjoyable with better results.

Rafa, if I were you, and moving wasn't an option I'd look into a gas tank, line, and new gas stove. That's what my uncle did at his lake house at Texoma and the setup is awesome. I know it would cost WAY more, but having a stove that wasn't gas just is never going to be an option for me. I spent a week in a beach house a month ago with the family and it was an electric stove, I HATED it, I can't ever go back.
Thanks for the input. I've always preferred gas. I think my wife's main reasoning for it is that it cleans up easier than a gas cook top
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I definitely prefer it over a conventional electric, however those are the only two I have ever used. Though, I guess other than boiling water faster, there aren't many other benefits.



Thanks for the input. I've always preferred gas. I think my wife's main reasoning for it is that it cleans up easier than a gas cook top
Negative... the gas cooktop I have is stainless steel and SUPER easy to keep clean.
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Negative... the gas cooktop I have is stainless steel and SUPER easy to keep clean.
What do you use to clean the cast iron?
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Also, if the power goes out, you can still cook on gas!
And heat..
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So I bought this and it cleans it up nice after I took my 3.5" flap disc to it and smoothed it all out then re-seasoned it all. It's better than ANY non-stick pan I've ever tried.
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