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The Best Induction Cooktop in Boston (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

Chris Wurlitzer  |  October 24, 2012  |  3 Min. Read

Induction Cooktops  |  Thermador

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Before you read this post, I am not advocating spending $5,000 on an induction cooktop. You can spend $999 for an induction cooktop, and be perfectly happy. In fact, you can spend $1,700 and buy the whole range with a warming drawer and convection oven.

Read The Best Induction Cooktops and The Best Induction Ranges.

This Thermador induction cooktop is clearly superior to any cooking product we sell including professional gas. It is also the future of cooking. I anticipate all cooktops and stoves to have the same features within 5 to 10 years (hopefully sooner).

Induction is a magnetic heat where the pan does the actual cooking.

  • Less residual heat so there is less heat in the kitchen and less need to buy an expensive professional hood.
  • Induction is the most child safe as the cooktop will only be activated when sensing metal.
  • More responsive and instantaneous simmer (like gas).
  • Faster boil, yes even faster than the fastest 22,000 BTU pro gas burner.

Thermador Freedom Induction Cooktop CIT365XKB

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The Thermador has the distinct advantage of having no demarcated burners. Any pan can operate anywhere in conjunction with any other cookware and still function independently.

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Best Induction Cooktops

Read the Yale Induction Buyers Guide with information, terms, features, ratings and output of every induction cooktop and range currently in the market.


Chris Wurlitzer works as an Appliance Sales Associate with Yale Appliance + Lighting. Chris enjoys helping people and is a father of four.

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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.

Chris Wurlitzer

Chris Wurlitzer works as an Appliance Sales Associate with Yale Appliance + Lighting. He has 24 years of sales experience. Chris enjoys helping people and is a father of four. He is also an avid Spartan racer.

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