I used to cook on an electric range. Come dinner time first I would make sure to put a pot of water on the stove. Next, I would proceed to prepare the rest of my meal, going into the refrigerator to get ingredients, cutting vegetables, and perhaps a quick phone call to my parents before the water even started to boil.
If you choose to switch to induction cooking do not be fooled by your former cooking methods. You will no longer be able to put butter on the pan and walk away to collect ingredients from the refrigerator, induction heats your pans very quickly!
What is Induction?
In the past induction was only available in professional brands but today induction is manufactured in a wider array of configurations and prices. Many affordable luxury brands are now producing free standing induction ranges. A freestanding range is 30 inches wide and has a backguard. This style range is owned by 90% of the range owning population. If you have a traditional electric freestanding range and are looking to replace it I would highly recommend an induction range. This article will address the most powerful freestanding induction ranges.
4. GE Profile PHB925STSS - $2897.00
General Electric is one of the world’s largest multinational conglomerate corporations specializing in a wide variety of sectors such as finance and power generation. Although General Electric is one of the most well-known household appliance brands in the American market their household appliance sector is relatively small and markets to the builders.
To be completely transparent we do not carry any General Electric products.
Total Burner Output: 7,500 Watts
Power Burner Output: 3,700 Watts
3. KitchenAid KIRS608BSS - $1789.99
KitchenAid products are produced by the Whirlpool Corporation, the largest producer of household appliances in the world. This corporation also owns the Jenn-Air, Maytag, Whirlpool, and Amana brands. KitchenAid produces reliable products in all appliance categories with intuitive controls.
Total Burner Output: 10,500 Watts
Power Burner Output: 3,700 Watts
2. Samsung NE597N0PBSR - $2039.99
Samsung is the largest South Korean conglomerate corporation. The company plays a major role in South Korean economic development, politics, media and culture. In the United States, Samsung is widely associated with Samsung Electronics cell phones, computers, and televisions. Appliances are a very small part of Samsung’s overall portfolio.
Samsung strives to incorporate technological features into their products and is widely known for producing full size laundry and refrigeration. At Yale we tend to sell fewer Samsung products because it can be difficult for us to get parts to service these appliances quickly and efficiently.
Total Burner Output: 16,300 Watts
Power Burner Output: 4,600 Watts
1. Electrolux EI30IF40LS - $1,649
Electrolux products are produced by the Electrolux Corporation, the second largest appliance manufacturer in the world. Although Electrolux is widely known for full size laundry and vacuum cleaners in the North American market, they produce high quality cooking products with a modern appearance and innovative technological features.
Electrolux is also the parent company of Frigidaire, a well known appliance brand in the North American market.
Total Burner Output: 10,330 Watts
Power burner output: 4,000 Watts
Which is the most powerful?
It is difficult to assess the relative power of induction cooking products because induction cooktops are designed with either individually powered burners, or shared power burners.
Induction ranges with individually powered burners (Electrolux) are better for people who like to cook with multiple pans simultaneously because all burners will have a full range of power at the same time, it is also said that these induction products are more reliable than induction products with shared power burners.
The GE Profile, KitchenAid and Samsung ranges all share power between burners. Induction ranges sharing burner power on the cooktop are able to borrow watts from other burners not in use. The Samsung range is able to boast that it has a 4,600 watt power burner capability but only when the other burners on the cooktop are turned off and the power burner is borrowing watts from other burners. Therefore although on paper it appears that this is the most powerful induction range, it can never have a total burner output of 16,300 watts.
Which Range Would I Buy?
Although the Electrolux range does not appear to have the most power on paper, its individual powered burners make it the most powerful induction range in terms of total capability. Aside from power it has great technological features to take the guesswork out of cooking, a large capacity oven with telescopic racks, and all at a great price point.
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