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Friday, January 02, 2015

This is a peek at my new kitchen. We don’t have the backsplash up yet but you can see a bit of it. :)

I’veKitchen wanted an induction cooktop for decades. Back when we built our house in 1984 after a fire I thought about getting one, but they were super pricey so I went with a regular smooth top stove. But I eyed them every now and then anyway. We just redid our kitchen, and this time I made the jump. The cooktop was only a couple hundred dollars more than a regular smooth top cooktop so that was the first thing I bought. 

If you’re considering an induction cooktop I highly recommend you make the move. Before you do, there is one thing to consider: You most likely will need new cookware. I was sure my Revere Ware copper bottom pans would work, but nope. We got that cooktop in and I had only one small skillet that would work. All the others had aluminum bottoms. Just test the bottoms of your pans with a magnet.

But this is a small price to pay for all the benefits.

1. Things cook fast. I mean FAST. The highest level of power on a burner boils water in my teakettle in just over a minute. 

2 The kitchen stays cooler.

3. Instant control. At one point I accidentally turned off the wrong burner. The boiling instantly died. I touched it to turn it back on and it was instantly boiling again. Amazing!

4. The cooktop stays cooler. It still gets hot from the hot pot but not nearly as hot as if the burner is actually on. 

5. The top cleans like a dream. There is no metal around the edge of the cooktop. It’s all glass so it wipes off easily. Things don’t burn onto the top because there’s no heat generated from a coil.

6. I love the touch controls. You just touch the glass.

7. It’s more energy efficient with no wasted heat. And faster cook time also minimizes energy use.

8. It’s just plain beautiful. :) 

So there’s my review! I will never go back to anything else now. I’m actually enjoying cooking!

Colleen Coble  
posted at 4:58 PM  
  Comments (6)
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At 8:48 AM, Blogger Southern-fried Fiction said...

For the cleaning value, it sounds worth it! With a chef in the house, my stove top gets so dirty, and everything catches in the groove around the edge (I have a flattop).

GLad to hear a real review, Colleen!

At 11:34 AM, Blogger Sandy Faye Mauck said...

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At 12:13 PM, Blogger Gail H. said...

I don't think there's an appliance on God's green earth that would make me enjoy cooking! Glad you are enjoying your new pretty. We've lived in our home 28 years and are still using the same stove and oven that came with the house.

At 11:05 AM, Blogger Lakelady2451 said...

Colleen, I'm getting a new induction cook top within days. Do you mind sharing what kind of cook ware you are using? There's so many out there and so expensive.

At 11:07 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I'm using the Cuisinart Tri-ply stainless, Lakelady. I love it!

At 12:54 PM, Blogger Lakelady2451 said...

Colleen, thank you so much for your reply. I'll go take a look! Sharon


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

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