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Induction Cooktops vs Professional Gas Cooktops (Reviews/Ratings)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  November 28, 2011  |  3 Min. Read

Induction Cooktops  |  Jenn-Air  |  Cooktops  |  Professional Cooking

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We have written probably 10 posts about this comparison of induction versus professional cooking products. Let's look at Jenn-Air cooktops.

jennair JIC4536XS induction


Jenn-Air JGCP436WP pro cooktop

Jenn-Air Induction Cooktop JIC4536XS


Jenn-Air Professional Cooktop JGCP436WP

First, I chose Jenn-Air cooktops for a reason. The JGCP436WP is really powerful with two 20,000 BTU burners as well as three 15,000 BTU burners and a dedicated simmer at 500 BTU.

The Jenn-Air induction JIC4536XS excels with the huge high-output burner in the middle and all electronic controls. So, they are both amongst the best in class, but which is better?

Without question, the Jenn-Air induction is faster to boil than a professional even at 20,000 BTU and simmers instantly. Induction is magnetic, so it is almost child proof. Induction is also more efficient (90% vs 60%), so there is less heat and less venting.

So, categorically, the Jenn-Air induction cooktop is faster than the Jenn-Air professional cooktop (or any other professional cooktops).

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A few review sites have placed this at the bottom of their articles. So here is our take: Our mission is to find reliable products for you to buy. Other review sites may say this as well.

However, we don’t love every product. Quite frankly, it costs us way too much money in repair costs to support less reliable brands.

In fact, we sell fewer brands than most appliance stores. Here is why:

We feel it is our responsibility to repair your appliances after you buy them.

We now have 30 service technicians, each averaging 8-10 calls a day Monday through Friday, plus another 110 on Saturday. That's over 30,000 service calls logged in one year.

The labor rates of fixing an appliance do not come close to the true cost in any product’s warranty period.

That is why no major retailer has a service department. It costs too much labor, money and time.

Our Blog is a bit different than most others you will read. We cannot write glowing reviews of unreliable products.

Hopefully, the bloggers and organizations who write such glowing product reviews for every brand consider servicing these products first. Only then they will understand the consequences of their marketing.

Steve Sheinkopf

My goal has always been simple: I want Yale to be the best retail experience anywhere. I have tried to create a compelling environment for customers and employees alike.

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