Induction Cooktop with 'Ture' Timers, and Q's onBosch Models
The other day, I almost spent $1600 on a used Miele Induction Cooktop (thread here) after I found an electrician who said that testing would be easy. I thought they were the only one that has the "true" timer feature -- each burner can be automatically turned off after a pre-set time. But right because my final commitment, I did a quick Google search, and found Bosch induction cooktops that also have the feature, and the new one costs a little over $1300! That made me wonder, are there other induction cooktops out there that has the true timer feature?
If you were to nominate some model(s), any user feedback (burner layout? control design? etc.) will be appreciated. Can it allow an oven mounted underneath?
Since I was looking at Bosch, I couldn't make up my mind between the 300 series and 500 serieds.
- Clean look without any borders
- Has nine temp settings with +/- controls. Sounded like going from 1 to 9 using +/- can be a test to patience. Also, I wonder if the step between 1 and 2 is too big for simmering.
- ~$300 more than the 300 series.
- SS borders at top and bottom. I'd prefer they are not there, but they beat those with all four sides (like an electrolux model I saw).
- Has temp settings from 0 to 9 besides all the 1/2 steps -- all 17 temp settings at direct touch. That's nice, but can anyone really tell the difference between, say, 5 and 5.5???