Induction Cooktop: Burner & Pot Size Matching?
Seeking your help/collective wisdom about how well the "pot size recognition" feature (not just pot recognition) works on induction cooktops.
Here's the problem: many of the cooktops have two 7" burners, two 6" burners and one larger burner. BUT, the pots we use most often have 8" bottoms -- which makes those 7" burners problematic. I've always heard that it's important to match pot size to burner size (not putting a larger pot on a smaller burner). And that would seem to be especially important for induction, since only the part of the pot in contact with the induction coil will heat up.
When we cook, it's not unusual to use both 8" sauce pans + a large pasta pot or a large skillet. Thus, cooktops with 2 7", 2 6" and 1 larger (usually 11') burner won't work.
One solution: go with an induction cooktop that has three burners greater than 8" such as the Miele (pricey) or E'Lux (2 appliance sales folks said, "stay away"), assuming we can use those successfully for smaller sized pots.
Anyone with any experience with this?
Ok. I'm done now. Thanks in advance for the help.