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What is your largest induction burner, and what do you put on it?

Posted by burntfingers (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 17, 12 at 15:25

Hello all,

I've pretty much decided on the Bosch 800 induction cooktop, which has an 11" burner (800 rather than 500 only because I like the controls in the metal strip). Last night I realized that the only pan I have now that actually has an 11" botttom surface isn't ferrous, so I'd need to replace it. And I don't know that I've ever seen a non-aluminum pan that big.

So - how big is your biggest burner, and what size pan do you use with it? How often do you use that burner? And... I know it will be less efficient, but can I still use that burner with a smaller pan?

Thank you, all those who have come before me....and know so much more!

Burntfingers


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RE: What is your largest induction burner, and what do you put on

I have the Bosch 500 series, 30" and I have the Le Creuset braiser pan that easily fits on that.
I also have a 6-1/2 quart oval le creuset that covers a great deal of the surface.
I have a 19" cast iron griddle pan (Lodge) that works beautifully there.


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RE: What is your largest induction burner, and what do you put on

We have a 13" element on our Thermador cooktop. A 12" skillet works well with it - I've seared scallops this way and the cooktop did a great job. I also have big roasters/casseroles which will fit, but haven't tried these yet. I will when it's cooler.

I'm still learning my way around the cooktop, but so far I see plenty of ways to use the different elements with their variable sizes and power.

Cheryl


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RE: What is your largest induction burner, and what do you put on

My largest burner is 11", too. I have 6qt, 8qt and 12qt pots, 12" skillet, 12" straight-sided skillet, all of which go on there. They're Tramontina tri-ply clad, except the 8qt, which is Wolfgang Puck from TJ Maxx. I also have a big Oneida non-stick skillet that fits on there. I use any pot with a bottom diameter of 9" or more on that burner. I use that burner on most days. When we make Sunday "family breakfast" with hash browns, eggs and a big ham slice in three separate skillets, I wish I had two burners that size. And there are only 3 of us in our house.


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RE: What is your largest induction burner, and what do you put on

Thank you, all! Feeling much better now...

Burntfingers


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RE: What is your largest induction burner, and what do you put on

I have the 30" GE Profile. Biggest burner looks to be 11.5 inches. I use a big oval Le Cruset, a 15" cast iron pan, and a very large steel comal on it.


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RE: What is your largest induction burner, and what do you put on

If you need new induction-compatible pans,definitely check out Marshall's and TJMaxx. They get in different European brands at a big discount, and most of them work on induction. They usually have a lot of affordable pans, including nonstick pans.


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RE: What is your largest induction burner, and what do you put on

Again, thank you, GWers! And Ginny, thanks for the tip - I love "browsing" in Marshalls anyway and this gives me a legitimate excuse! Will have to look for a TJMaxx somewhere as well...


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