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Advice on commerical kitchen layout

I'm setting up a commerical delivery only kitchen and so far I have a flat top grill and fryers. Beside these under the hood i need to add induction hobs for cooking potatoes and pasta and rice ...
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Anyone? Induction cooktop and ferrous metal distances that Will NOT can NOT heat ferrous metal? [closed]

1,800w portable induction cooktop. I want to keep my ferrous metal propane tank FAR out of induction range in my tiny DIY RV can’t move stuff with out complete renovation. EMF at 1-ft was 30mG, and 7-...
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Can an induction hob heat a wok as much as a gas burner?

I have often heard it said that it's essential to use a gas burner for cooking fried rice because you need to get the wok very hot, and only a gas burner has that kind of heat. (they're referring to ...
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Is there a measurable chemical difference between the 'wet' cooking from gas and the 'dry' cooking with induction? [duplicate]

I am doing a bit of food science research around induction cooktops, and wondered if there are any measurable differences in the cooking outcome when using electric heat vs. gas heat. In specific, gas ...
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10" induction pans don't work with my GE induction cooktop but 8" and 12" pans work?

I'm happy with my GE portable induction cooktop (single burner). I have two 8" pans (one cast iron, one induction-certified Oxo) and one induction-certified 12" pan (Nuwave) that work great. ...
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Why not fry a turkey on a portable induction stove?

All the information on the internet I can find about frying a turkey outdoors involves a propane burner. Wouldn't a portable induction stove be safer, because there is no flame? I recognize that I ...
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Induction hobs: Are flex-induction zones (with non-circular coils) good or bad?

I'm about to buy a new 80cm hob for my kitchen and already decided to go for induction. However, I'm torn between a more classical layout like this: and one with large "flex induction" ...
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Is there a way to reduce the heat in induction stove

I have an induction hob which starts at a temperature of "60" - it is too high for some types of cooking and I'd like to reduce the heat that gets distributed to my pan without taking my ...
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Can I place an induction cooktop on a 3/4-inch wood cutting board on top of a metal gas stove?

The cutting board is large and covers the top of the stove but not the side and back metal strips. Will this interfere with the use of the cooktop? Is it dangerous? Should I just remove all metal from ...
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Portable Induction Hob Makes Small Ring Hot Spot: Is This Normal?

I just bought a Duxtop Pro portable induction hob and tested it out with an oversized pan with a little water in it. I expected it to not be totally efficient considering it was hanging over the sides ...
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Do gas cooktops result in more greasy residue than induction? [duplicate]

I have a problem with greasy residue (the bane of my existence) in my kitchen. It builds up pretty quickly on most surfaces close to the cooktop, makes dust stick, and is a horrible tedium to clean up....
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When cooking on an induction cooktop, can you leave a pot off-center or suspend it to slightly lower its temperature?

I like to cook using poaching and low simmering techniques (70°C to 85°C, about 160°F to 190°F). I want to get an induction cooktop, but the ones I can afford only have 10 temperature settings. I ...
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Can I stack pots while cooking?

I have a one-burner induction cooktop and I use a stainless steel pot to cook various things, like rice and spaghetti. But I always get burnt rice or food stuck to the bottom of the pot, regardless of ...
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Can I season a wok on an induction cooktop?

I just got a new wok and realized that I have no idea how to go about seasoning it on my induction cooktop. It's a flat-bottom, carbon steel wok, so I don't have to worry about contact on the bottom, ...
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Is anyone aware of cast iron pots and pans that are enameled on the exterior with plain cast iron (no enamel, no non-stick) interiors?

Looking for a brand of cast iron pans that is enameled on the outside, but with a bare iron interior. In other words no enamel, no ceramic, no non-stick on the inside. (so it is less likely to scratch ...
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How to heat up a pan on an induction burner?

When it comes to a cast-iron skillet, the benefit of using traditional methods is that if you want a super hot pan, you heat it for a long period of time before adding fat to the pan. The instructions ...
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Problems deep frying on induction stove

I recently bought an Aga Rangemaster 90cm range cooker with induction cook top. The oven and hob are great except when attempting deep frying, which seems not to work. I have nothing but induction ...
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Problems heating up pans on an induction hob

I bought an induction hob to precisely control pan temperature; it’s a 2000W Hendi single hob, temperature and power can be combined independently. I tested two De Buyer pans with it, a multilayer ...
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Do quiet induction burners exist?

I've owned and used a variety of counter top induction burners, ranging from 1200-1800 watts, including popular, well reviewed brands. Between the electronic whines and the fans, they were all ...
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classical sauce-making with induction cooktop

In classical french sauce-making lined copper pots are preferred for their responsiveness. Can anyone tell me how induction-capable cookware such as Demeyere Atlantis sauciers or All-Clad D3 ...
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Heating charcoal on induction stove

I would like to heat up charcoal in my house, so I can pour some oil on it and give my food a BBQ-ish aroma and slight smoky taste. How do I heat a piece of charcoal using induction stove? I suppose ...
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How to prepare tasty tea on induction cooktop?

I used to preapre tea on gas stove. For two, my measurements were, 2.5 tea spoon of Tata tea, 1 glass water, 5 spoons of sugar. The measurements arent that important as they are in relation to spoons ...
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Induction cooker hot on inner circle only

My induction cooker has two circles marked on it, a small one and a big one. It came with a set of small and big pots that match the size of the circles. After a year, all the pots have a small circle ...
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Gotham Steel Pans

I purchased two Gotham Steel 9 and 1/2” pans. I use an induction cook top. This was a match made in hell. Didn’t realize that I needed an interface between the cooktop and pan. What would be the best ...
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What is the meaning of a circle on induction cooktop?

If you see prestige induction cooktops, all of them have a cricle over it. What is the importance of it or what does it indicate? Does it mean the pot/wok base area, which touches the surface of ...
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Is induction cooktop supposed to heat with pauses?

I came to think about this today. I was using my Prestige Induction for 1 year. When the power is upto 500, the heating doesn't work continuously. It heats for 4-5 seconds, then pauses for 1 second ...
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Why this cooking pot not working on my Induction?

I just bought this Induction compatible Kadai (kind of wok) but surprised to know it's not working. When I place it over my Induction cooker, it doesn't show any error (generally if a pot is not ...
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I was able to cook on an induction stove with a non-magnetic pot, why?

As far as I understand, induction cookers transfer current (via eddy current) to the pot which heats up due to its resistance to the current. Because of this, induction pots and pans should be ...
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Placing a steel disk inside a non-ferrous pan using an inductive stove

I have an inductive stove, and some very large pots that don't work on the stove. It seems that the material is invisible to the induction coil, and if I were to place a steel disk inside the pot, ...
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Can I used induction ready cookware with traditional stoves?

I am thinking of buying some induction ready cookware, but I still do not have an induction stove - I am planing to buy this sometimes in the future when redoing my kitchen. Can I use this induction ...
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Time of cooking: induction stove vs gas stove

If I get a 2000W, portable, table-top, induction burner (one hob), how would cooking time change as compared to a gas stove (pre-heat time and overall time that would take to cook something)? On a gas ...
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Induction cookware not working with some induction cookers

We have a Kitchen Aid cooktop and bought a 7 piece Kitchen Aid cookware set. Six pieces work fine, one does not. The 1.5 Q pan will not work on the cooktop. But it works on the Panasonic induction ...
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If only one choice - convection microwave, convection oven, regular micro, conventional oven?

Can a convection microwave along with an induction cooktop effectively replace a microwave, conventional electrical oven and cooktop? I'm creating a small kitchen for a guest suite. One approach has a ...
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Induction adapter left stain on cooktop

My induction adapter left stain on my cooktop. I use the hob cleaner, vinegear but nothing seems to work. can anyone help. It’s new hob.
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Induction surface started making a barely noticeable high-pitch whining noise, even when it is not in use, is this dangerous?

We have been using a 4-slot Amica induction surface for 4 years now, and it started making a barely noticeable high-pitch whining noise, even when it is not in use. Is this dangerous? Can aging ...
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Induction cooker on a wooden table?

I have an induction cooker like the one in the image below. Is it safe to place it on a wooden table?
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Is the induction cooktop sinking my eggs? Why are they sticking to the bottom

I have this tried and true fried egg recipe I have done multitudes of time. It is as simple as putting in a pool of some oil and cracking the eggs into it. I can then cover it and leave it to cook for ...
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Non stick pan browning milk vs stainless steel

We recently purchased a nonstick medium pot but have been encountering problems while making mac & cheese. The milk seems to be browning/toasting with all settings on our induction cooker ...
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Induction compatible pans not working on induction stove-top

I just purchased a set of "induction ready" pans from All-Clad. Found here. However, to my dismay when I got them home, they wouldn't work! My stove makes a kind of clicking noise when I try to use ...
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3+ egg omelette in a pan

I want to make thick omelettes and everywhere online I saw that you start with decent heat and then turn it down all the way after a while, until its thoroughly cooked. While making 2 eggs, it just ...
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Can infrared light in electric / induction cooktop hurt eye?

Can infrared light in electric / induction cooktop hurt eye? I use them a lot and was wondering if it could end up hurting my eyes somehow. I read around that infrared light can end up hurting your ...
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Can you be harmed by staring at induction stove cook top?

While it's on its beaming red and looks menacing . Is there any harm that can happen to your eyes while it's on looking at it other then drying out eyes from heat?
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Cooking at low temperature on induction cooktop

I started cooking recently on induction cooktop ,minimum temperature on it is 120 C but i want to cook my dish at 50 C for 15 minutes but the temperature is increasing rapidly.How do i maintain its ...
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My induction stove does not evenly heat a frying pan. Is it broken or am I doing something wrong?

I have used a Kenmore Elite induction stove after moving about 6 months ago from a gas range and it has many good qualities but no matter what I try I can't get it to heat evenly when frying food. ...
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"Tempura" setting on induction cooktops

I was reading this comment while once again wondering if I should get a deep fryer for the few occasions I would use it and I stumbled across "tempura" or "deep fry" modes on some induction cooktops. ...
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How to tell which induction cookware is most efficient in conducting heat?

As above. I am looking for a durable water kettle (preferably stainless steel 304) that is super efficient in conducting heat when on induction cooker. How do I tell which brand/model will conduct ...
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Tramontina lid stuck to pot

Loved my tramontina 3 piece induction system from Costco until this happened. Was boiling some eggs as I do every morning and had done for 9 days in a row with this system. This morning I might have ...
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How to explain why aluminum won't work on an induction stove?

Those cooks who use induction ranges love them, but some lament the limited type of pans available. Alas my powers of explanation are not good enough to explain how an induction stove works well ...
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Use non-inductive pans on induction cook top

I moved to new place with inductive cook top. But all the pans I have are the normal non-inductive pans (ceramic and stainless steel). I tried using them with no luck. Cooktop shows error, keeps ...
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Anyone ever seen a "wok adapter" for induction cooktops?

In theory a cheap pressed steel wok would work on an induction cooktop, but the "contact patch" for a traditional round bottomed wok would be so small it would be ineffective. Has anyone seen a steel ...
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