The "Air Miles" Lady
- Mar 9, 2005
If you can manage it an induction stove is my new favourite appliance. After 25 years the stove gave up the ghost. I wanted a solid top stove (great with my regular spill overs) but I really liked the speed of the induction. I can boil a large pot of water in under 3 min. It's the heat control of gas with the convenience of electricity. Not good for anyone with a pacemaker.White are actually back in style. Now they are adding stainless handles, knobs, etc to modernize them. My dream was a Kitchenaide fridge and stove combo, but they were pricey and didn't get great reviews.
What I don't like about standard flat top stoves is that the glass stays hot for a very long time. The induction cook top does heat up but it cools quickly. The element won't heat up unless a pot is on top of it (even if you turn it on). The glass top can scratch so you need to be careful (not overly) with the top. With induction I can have a pot of boiling water on the element and can wipe down the stove top within and inch of the pot.
The stove I have I got at Sears but it is made by Electrolux. Frigidaire uses the same technology currently.