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KitchenAid vs Electrolux Induction Ranges (Reviews/Ratings)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  September 12, 2013  |  3 Min. Read

Electrolux  |  KitchenAid  |  Induction Ranges

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EI30IF40LS boiling waterElectrolux and KitchenAid have both introduced new induction ranges. KitchenAid was 4 months ago, and Electrolux was yesterday. Both are excellent and illustrate the declining prices of induction cooking products. At the same time the technology is improving.

What is Induction?

Induction is a magnetic heat technology that transfers heat directly to the pan. You will prefer induction to traditional electric or even gas cooking because it heats the pan quickly, has more precise temperature control, and is the most child safe cooking product.

Induction technology is 90% energy efficient compared to gas at 60% and electric at 55%. It is energy efficient because the cooktop transfers heat directly to the pan causing less residual heat. Induction is also the safest cooking product on the market because it cannot be activated without sensing metal on the cooktop. For those who cannot vent outside induction cooking is a great option with less residual heat than a gas cooktop.

As a young working professional I do not have the time or patience to cook dinner at the end of a long day. When I first used an induction product I was amazed to see water boil in less than two minutes! Previously induction cooking was only manufactured in the high-end luxury brands. Today, induction is available at a number of brands like Frigidaire, Samsung, KitchenAid, Maytag, Whirlpool, GE and Electrolux.

KitchenAid

KitchenAid is an American brand that is known for producing high quality products in all household appliance categories. It is a premium brand owned by the Whirlpool Corporation, the largest manufacturer of household appliances in the world. KitchenAid produces a variety of induction products including 30’’ and 36’’ cooktops, and a 30’’ free standing range. KitchenAid offers good rebate and package deals at Yale and is a very reliable American made product.

KitchenAid KIRS608BSS - $1789.99

Features:

  • Four burner configuration all induction with boost feature
  • (1) 11-inch burner
  • (1) 9-inch burner
  • (2) 6-inch burners
  • Simmer, melt, keep warm, performance boost, and pan size detection features will ensure precise temperature for all settings
  • Convection oven with unique bow-tie shaped convection fan provides consistent even heating on all racks which is great for baking
  • 6.2 CU. FT. oven capacity
  • Self-cleaning oven
  • Convection broil feature
  • Warming drawer keeps your food warm and fresh for up to four hours, great for entertaining guests for long dinners, or for busy families
kitchenaid stainless induction range KIRS608BSS

Electrolux

Electrolux is a European brand best known for producing high quality products with innovative technological features at an affordable price. Electrolux is the second largest manufacturer of household appliances in the world. Electrolux also owns Frigidaire a well-known brand in the US market. Electrolux is widely known for its laundry and vacuum cleaners, but produces high quality cooking products and refrigeration as well.

Their induction offering includes a variety of induction and hybrid induction products including: 30’’ and a 36’’cooktops, a slide-in induction range, and a freestanding induction range. Electrolux offers aggressive rebate and package deals as well.

electrolux stainless induction range EI30IF40LS

Electrolux EI30IF40LS - $1849.99

Features:

  • Four burner configuration all induction with boost feature
  • (1) 10-inch burner
  • (2) 7-inch burners
  • (1) 1-inch burner
  • Left side bridge burner which is great for
    griddle cooking
  • Cooktop warming zone
  • Convection oven provides consistent even heating on all racks which is great for baking
  • Self-cleaning oven
  • Convection broil feature with variable temperature control (400F to 500F degrees)
  • Warming drawer with adjustable temperature settings keeps your food warm and fresh for up to four hours, great for entertaining guests for long dinners, or for busy families

Which is better?

Tough call on which is better. KitchenAid has the bigger burners as well as the larger oven. However, Electrolux has the bridge element for odd shape dishes and griddles as well as a warming zone. The controls are a bit easier on the Electrolux.

Both have fluctuating rebate programs, so perhaps the best decision would wait for better rebates and packages.

Additional Resources

Download the Yale Induction Buying Guide with features, specs and outputs of every range on the market. Over 40,000 people have read a Yale Guide.

View our induction cooking buying guide

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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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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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