Does smooth top electric ranges = induction?

svperezDecember 2, 2012

I'm just starting to warm up to the idea of induction after reading many of its benefits that suit our family needs well. So I am out on the web pricing shopping but I don't see the name induction on any of the electric smooth top models. Should the description specifically reference induction cooking?

Thanks,
Sharon

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dadoes

Should the description specifically reference induction cooking? Absolutely. Smooth-top units are not all induction.

This post was edited by dadoes on Sun, Dec 2, 12 at 18:48

    Bookmark   December 2, 2012 at 5:24PM
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PeterH2

> All smooth-top units are not induction.

ITYM "most smooth top units are not induction"?

To the OP: if you want induction you also need to avoid "hybrid" models which combine induction and non-induction burners in a single unit.

    Bookmark   December 2, 2012 at 5:41PM
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svperez

Thank you both, So glad I asked.

    Bookmark   December 2, 2012 at 6:39PM
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Cavimum

Also be aware (which I am sure you are) that you'll need magnetic cookware. Lots of brands have lines that will work, but knowing the difference helps.

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    Bookmark   December 2, 2012 at 6:45PM
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llaatt22

Good place to get a quick start on pricing is to Google: "Sears usa induction" and review the sub categories.

Don't be surprised at a lack of product on display in stores.

Also see "theinductionsite.com"

This post was edited by laat2 on Sun, Dec 2, 12 at 20:48

    Bookmark   December 2, 2012 at 8:43PM
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westsider40

Go to ajmadison.com and put 'induction' in the search box. You will get mind boggling info.

Don't forget Ikea which has a nice $1k induction cooktop with a 5 year warranty.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 1:07AM
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