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What are the differences between an induction stove and a regular electric stove?

What are the differences between an induction stove and a regular electric stove? They are both electrically powered, and don't look all that different, but the induction cooktops I have seen are a ...
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Induction range vs gas

In the next few months I have a kitchen remodel planned. One item to be replaced is the range/oven. Currently we have a "vintage" electric stove. I am undecided as to whether to choose gas or an ...
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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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Do induction cookers increase risk of cracking cast iron?

I recently purchased a counter-top, one element 1800W induction cooker, mostly just to see how well the technology worked compared to my gas range. I took it out of the box and immediately threw ...
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What can I safely put between my cast iron skillet and induction glass top stove to prevent scratches?

I moved into a new flat and it comes with a brand-new induction glass top stove. Unfortunately, it seems like the glass rather easily scratches: There is already a visible scratch in it (likely caused ...
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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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Cast iron, forged iron or carbon steel pan for induction?

I need a new pan for non-stick applications (eggs) and I want to try using a well-seasoned iron or carbon steel one. I use an induction stove. Normally, the arguments I hear in favor of carbon steel ...
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Induction unit makes buzzing sound

I was fed up with the low quality electric hobs which are installed in my 1 meter wide "kitchen" (I forgot a crepe on the smaller one on the highest setting, and 25 min later it wasn't even browned, ...
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Sous-vide without a pump using convection?

I'm currently planning on creating a sous-vide setup using an induction cooktop and a PID controller. I will be an Arduino micro-controller setup similar to this openschemes.com-manual control of ...
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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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Induction interface disk

Most of my cookware is aluminum. I've seen induction interface disks, but they are quite expensive. Would it work to use a small cast iron griddle as an interface disk for my aluminum pots and pans?
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Does an induction stove require flat bottomed vessels?

Does an induction stove require flat bottomed vessels? What materials besides stainless steel works for an induction stove?
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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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How do we decide between gas, induction, and electric (ceramic) stoves?

I'm surprised I only found one previous thread on this topic and it was 5 years old, so i think it's worth asking again since I'm sure some things have changed. We're going to be remodeling our ...
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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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Induction cooking pan bottom is concave - will this affect performance?

I've just installed a convection cook top, I've researched it and am confident in my purchase. My question has to do with cookware. I've read reviews and bought a Cuisinart set that is "induction ...
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A lot of smoke when using induction stove with any recipe with oil

I recently switched from gas stove to induction. I tried some recipes I could do well with the old stove. Most of them have oil at high heat. However, when switching to induction stove, any time I ...
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specific temperature vs “medium heat” on an induction cooker?

Some recipes call for "medium heat". . .What is the SPECIFIC temperature range for "medium heat" on an induction cooker?
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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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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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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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Is it safe / advisable to use a nonstick baking sheet on an induction cooktop for pancakes (375 F)?

I bought a large non-stick baking pan and I would like to use it on my thermador freedom induction cooktop to make pancakes. The cooktop will apply energy evenly to the rectangular footprint of the ...
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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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How does choosing good induction cookware differ from choosing cookware for other types of stove?

Let me just clarify I'm not asking for specific brands, but features. We just got an induction stove and I want to pick up some new pots/pans etc. I know that I have to pick induction-safe materials. ...
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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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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 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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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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Pot sticking to induction cooktop?

I recently bought a Max Burton 6400 induction cooktop. I used it a few times with some pans I already own and had to problem. Today I wanted to heat some milk up quickly, and I used a cheap Ikea ...
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How can I use an espresso maker on an induction cooktop?

The espresso maker is a stove top, and I am unable to find a way to use it on the induction cooktop. I want to make decaf with milk and that is filtered coffee, not instant coffee.
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With what can you maximise energy from an induction stove?

This question concerns only an induction stove, which I abbreviate to IS (and not an electric oven with coiled elements). I already know that the energy from a Chinese Wok Range exceeds, and so is ...
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What to look for in an induction stovetop?

This is a sad story, because I've already bought one and am not completely happy. The good: Power - 9kW. Fires - 3 fires from small to large (14cm - 28cm). Timer - From one to ninety nine minutes ...
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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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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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what does watt specify in induction stove

what does watt specify in induction stove? Does a higher watt induction stove implies that the cooking will be faster? Is electricity consumption of higher watt induction stove higher?
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Induction vs. propane gas expense?

I live in Phoenix AZ. Which will be more expensive in the long run, an Induction or propane gas cooktop?
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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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Will this pan works with induction?

I am thinking about buying two pots online. I looked at Amazon.ca but I have a hard time to know whether the pots I am looking at will work on induction. How can I know without being able to stick a ...
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How to determine perfect pan temperature for steak?

I have an electric stove that makes it hard to adjust temperature rapidly. I normally cook steaks in cast iron pan which I put on the biggest stove circle, with the highest setting of 12. I noticed ...
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How to clean an induction stove from overheat?

After all water in teapot was boiled, an empty teapot was left on the surface and stove was turned on. You can see the spot on the photo. Is there some ways to fix or clean this? Induction hob model ...
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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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Best heat source for fondue? Will an induction cooktop work?

I recently visited a fondue restaurant, which had a cooktop built into the table. By all appearances, the cooktop appeared to be an induction cooktop, but I wasn't sure; it could have simply been a ...
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Cleaning white bubbles on induction stove

I recently moved into an apartment with an induction stove. After the first use with a designated pan, some white bubble marks have appeared. Has anyone had these types of stains? Any suggestions on ...
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Precise temperature reading on induction cooker

I have an electronic thermometer that I've used on an induction cooker and it is getting crazy. The thermometer starts buzzing and the temperature displayed is highly volatile. It's just unusable. ...
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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 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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Can I use an induction cooker to restore silica gel's water absorbency?

It was mentioned in an answer to my previous question that silica gel can be heated in the oven to restore its water absorbent properties. I only have access to an induction cooker, so it possible to ...
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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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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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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 ...