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Induction vs. Gas: What's the Fastest Way to Sear a Steak?

by Nicole Parmenter

In our industry, there is always a lot of talk about which cooking surface would be faster for searing a steak - induction or gas?

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Topics: Induction Cooktops, Wolf, Thermador, Gas Cooking

The 5 Best 30-Inch Induction Cooktops (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Neil Katz

GE developed the first induction cooktop in the 1980s, but Diva popularized induction in the 1990s. It sold for $3,500 for four basic induction burners. Now you can buy a basic Frigidaire induction cooktop for about $1,600. 

However, the best induction cooktops have larger burners and bridge elements (to fit odd shaped pans) as well as advanced technology and controls. 

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Topics: Induction Cooktops, Wolf, Thermador, Miele, Jenn-Air, Frigidaire

The Best 36-Inch Induction Cooktops for 2017 (Ratings/Reviews/Prices)

by Jessica Petrino

Induction is not new technology since it was introduced in the 1980s. However, it is far more recent than gas or traditional electric, which started in the 1920s and 1930s. The first popular induction cooktops were the now defunct Diva at $3,500 for four basic burners.

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Topics: Induction Cooktops, Website

Samsung vs. Thermador Freedom Induction Cooktops (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Jason Anemaet

Thermador had the first real innovation in the market by offering a borderless cooktop without traditional burners. What this means is that you can place the pan anywhere on the cooktop's surface, or move it while cooking, and the cooktop will automatically adjust to where the pan is placed.

Samsung released their first ever induction cooktop this year. It has some pretty nifty innovations like Wi-Fi and BlueTooth. So we will compare both. First, let us look at induction itself.

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Topics: Induction Cooktops, Thermador, Samsung

Real Review of the Samsung NZ36K78800UG/AA Wi-Fi Induction Cooktop (Ratings / Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

The next generation of appliance upgrades is Wi-Fi, without question. One day in the future, you will be able to call your appliances and have the food ready when you arrive home. We are almost there with some Wi-Fi wall ovens like Dacor and Jenn-Air.

Curiously, Samsung has introduced an induction Wi-Fi cooktop. In theory, you can connect your phone to the cooktop and monitor the burner settings as well as use time functions. Before we look at Wi-Fi, I want to see if this cooktop is competitive on features like output.

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Topics: Induction Cooktops, Samsung, Smart Appliances

Best Induction Ranges and Cooktops for 2017 (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Induction has changed the market for electric cooking. Induction is magnetic heat, which excites the molecules in the metal pan to heat the food faster with instant simmer response. 

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Topics: Induction Cooktops, Induction Ranges

Wolf Induction Cooktop and Wall Oven Recipes

by Nicole Parmenter

About three years ago, a number of manufacturers started to market more intuitive products. You may have seen the Samsung Family Hub refrigerator with cameras inside. There is laundry with Wi-Fi (for some reason) and a wide variety of products designed to make life easier.

However, wall ovens and induction cooktops top the list of products to consider. Induction is more powerful than any high BTU professional cooktop. It also simmers better, we will show you in this recipe.

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Topics: Induction Cooktops, Wolf, Wall Ovens

Viking vs Miele 30 Inch Induction Cooktops (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Stan Pendrak

For many years, gas was the preferred cooking method because it was hotter and less heat-retentive than traditional electric (non-induction) cooking. Today, induction is becoming an increasingly preferred method of cooking due to faster boiling time, easiness to clean, and incredibly low simmer.

Induction is better than gas for a variety of reasons. So we'll look at the benefits of induction cooking first then compare two new induction cooktops from Viking and Miele.

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Topics: Induction Cooktops, Miele, Viking

Most Powerful Induction Cooktops (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Tam Nguyen

Induction appliances have been improved in the past few years. They are also more affordable than the 1990's when they were being sold for $3,999.

Now, induction cooktops are significantly less and have effectively become the high-end electric cooktop. In fact, you should definitely consider an induction instead of a comparably priced electric stove.

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Topics: Induction Cooktops

How to Buy an Induction Cooktop

by Stan Pendrak

After working in the food service industry for 25 years, I have seen many different styles and types of cooking options. They've ranged from gas to electric and now induction. The feedback on these options differs from Chef to Chef, kitchen to kitchen, and homeowner to homeowner, depending on what is preferred.

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Topics: Induction Cooktops

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