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Bosch vs Frigidaire Induction Cooktops (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

Danny Nguyen  |  January 31, 2013  |  3 Min. Read

Induction Cooktops  |  Bosch  |  Frigidaire

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Induction is magnetic heat that excites the metal molecules in the metal pan providing a faster heat than any other fuel type (for a more complete explanation read our induction buyers guide). As induction has reduced in price, it has become much more popular with Bosch and Frigidaire being two of the most popular brands as Richie Craig will explain.

Our most popular electric cooktops are now induction. They look like a regular electric glass top, but perform better. You are able to adjust the cooking heat instantly like a gas cooktop, without the heat generated by the gas flames. If you have children, induction is also safer because only the pans get hot, not the cooktop.

Induction

Induction is also more efficient to operate at 90% compared to 60% for gas and 55% for electric. Consequently, there is much less heat emitted from induction, so the venting requirements are much less. Although induction is more powerful than the highest BTU professional rangetops, you can still downdraft an induction, not a professional gas rangetop.

Bosch and Frigidaire are two brands we carry, both have two models to choose from and come in 30 and 36 inch sizes.

Bosch vs Frigidaire Induction Cooktops

bosch premium 36 inch induction cooktop NIT8665UC

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frigidaire 36 inch induction cooktop FPIC3695MS

Bosch NIT8665UC Induction Cooktop

 

Frigidaire FPIC3695MS Induction Cooktop

Bosch Induction Cooktops

Bosch NIT5065UC 30" - $1999.00

  • 4 cooking zones
  • 11 inch heating element
  • Speed boost - Boils water twice as fast as conventional electric cooktops
  • Pot Sense - automatically adjusts cooking element to the size of the pan bottom
  • Child lock
  • Timer

Bosch NIT8065UC 30" Premium - $2499.00

  • 4 cooking zones
  • 11 inch heating element
  • Speed boost - Boils water twice as fast as conventional electric cooktops
  • Pot Sense - automatically adjusts cooking element to the size of the pan bottom
  • Child lock
  • Timer
  • Auto chef sensor - Maintains exact frying temperature for perfect results.

Bosch NIT5665UC 36" - $2499.00

  • 5 cooking zones
  • 11 inch heating element
  • Speed boost - Boils water twice as fast as conventional electric cooktops
  • Pot Sense - automatically adjusts cooking element to the size of the pan bottom
  • Child lock
  • Timer

Bosch NIT8665UC 36" Premium - $2999.00

  • 5 cooking zones
  • 11 inch heating element
  • Speed boost - Boils water twice as fast as conventional electric cooktops
  • Pot Sense - automatically adjusts cooking element to the size of the pan bottom
  • Child lock
  • Timer
  • Auto chef sensor - Maintains exact frying temperature for perfect results.

Frigidaire Induction Cooktops

Frigidaire Gallery FGIC3067MB 30" - $1229.99

  • 4 cooking zones
  • 10 inch heating element
  • Power assist - Generates rapid heat for a faster boil
  • Child lock

Frigidaire Professional FPIC3095MS 30" - $1244.00

  • 4 cooking zones
  • 10 inch heating element
  • Power assist-Generates rapid heat for a faster boil
  • Child lock

Frigidaire Gallery FGIC3667MB 36" - $1459.00

  • 5 cooking zones
  • 10 inch heating element
  • Power assist - Generates rapid heat for a faster boil
  • Child lock

Frigidaire Professional FPIC3695MS 36" - $1399.99

  • 4 cooking zones
  • 10 inch heating element
  • Power assist - Generates rapid heat for a faster boil
  • Child lock

Which is Better?

First they both are good, and both have significant rebates at different times during the year. Both have decent service records.

However, Frigidaire is obviously cheaper, and Bosch is more powerful especially at 36 inch with 4400 watts on the largest burner versus 3400 for Frigidaire.

The Bosch also has a better control panel where you can go from high to low with one touch, where with the Frigidaire you have to keep touching the plus/minus buttons to lower the temperature.

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Additional Resources

Read the Yale Induction Cooking Buyers Guide with a detailed descriptions of every induction product in the industry as well as buying tips to really help you understand the products and technology. Over 15,000 people have downloaded a Yale Guide (2,200 just this month).

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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.

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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.

Danny Nguyen

Danny Nguyen is an Appliance Sales Consultant at Yale Appliance + Lighting. Danny has completed 2 half marathons and enjoys spending time travelling and snowboarding.

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