Rated 4.6 out of 5Â by 49
Rated 5 out of 5Â by InductionLover Induction cooking is the best!!
I love it, especially with the correct pans. I'm on my third set, trying to find the best for my preferences. I tried the tri-ply stainless, but due to sticking, it drove me crazy and I didn't want to re-learn how to cook with all stainless. I tried the non-stick pans with only the stainless base & they stink. They took too long to heat up and seemed to heat up only at the stainless base. I finally found stainless with a non-stick coating and now I am VERY pleased. The cooktop works like a dream and the clean up is extremely easy. The simmer (L) function will keep food warm for hours and not overcook. The high (H) function will boil your water in seconds to minutes (depending on the pan size). I don't like knobs, so the touch feature is better, but your fingers must be dry to use them. Any moisture cancels out your touch and they won't work. It would've been nice to have the burners outlined a little more. You can barely tell where the burner is, unless a light is shining down on the cooktop. I'm not sure about the efficiency but assume it will be better than electric. The built in timer is a nice bonus feature. My only wish is that we would've gotten this sooner.
September 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Robert So much better than electric
We bought this cooktop from Home Depot about 1 year ago. It's been holding up well. My wife hated the electric cooktop and wanted gas but our house wasn't piped for gas. It would have cost quite a bit to run gas. But she loves this induction cooktop.
Some nice things about induction:
food doesn't stick to the cooktop. Since the cooktop doesn't get as hot as a standard electric cooktop, spilled foods don't cook onto the cooktop. That makes for easy cleaning. There is some heat transfer from the pan to the cooktop but it's nowhere near as hot as an electric.
Heats like gas: The reaction time to when the pan starts heating is almost instantaneous. You put the pan on the top and you can feel the heat start to build up. .
Turns off automatically when you take the pot off the top.
It looks as good today as it did when we first bought it.
Some downsides that are common to all induction is that you have to have special pans. They have to be magnetic. If a magnet doesn't stick to the pot, base, it won't work on this cooktop. They don't have to be expensive. We found some pans from Ikea that work fine.
For the 36" cooktop, you'll need a 50 amp line. For the 30" it's a 40 amp.
The hook up was simple. 3 wires and you're done. Anyone competent with electrical should be able to hook it up for you if you're not comfortable with it (turn your breaker off).
November 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Bill Very nice unit. Easy to install and use. Very happy with safety features.
I purchased this unit as a replacement for a GE Profile five burner cook top. The old cook top was radient heat and stayed hot after use. The induction cook top cools much faster and is much safer to use with younger children in the house. The only con in the purchase of this unit is the need to replace cooking utensiles with ferous metal. Gave away two sets of high quality stainless steel bacause I could not use them on the new cook top.
December 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Qcws Great product!
Works very well. Great features. Slight hum when in use but not bothersome unless you are very noise sensitive.
November 22, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5Â by csfrommo Great product BUT...............
make sure you get pots and pans FOR this product. You can only use made for INDUCTION POTS AND PANS. It will say on the box of the pots and pans if it can be used for it. I had an induction stove which was wonderful once we found the pots and pans for it. It didnt say anything about it in the product description.
January 3, 2008