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Old 04-14-2016, 11:56 AM   #1
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Induction cook top

My wife and I are looking at buying a new motor home. We see that a lot are going with the induction cook tops. Has anybody used one. How well do the work. My wife likes gas and not sure she would like it

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Old 04-14-2016, 12:11 PM   #2
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I have just a little experience with induction cooking so I canít really say whether itís a good idea for an RV or not. I will say that the induction top requires cookware that is magnetic. If a magnet sticks strongly to the bottom of your pan it should work on an induction cooktop. Some stainless steel cookware will work while others will not.

We use lightweight aluminum cookware so we would have to buy all new stuff for an induction stove top.


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Old 04-14-2016, 12:17 PM   #3
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just remember that with induction cook top you always need power either from shore or generator, as with gas you can camp anywhere and don't have to rely on generator hours in campgrounds.......
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Old 04-14-2016, 12:20 PM   #4
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We have one at our old it because the old elec stop top went out. We don't have gas available there.

It works. It does ok with the right stuff. Cast iron works on it too. There is also an additional 'plate' thingy that we found online that you can put on it, and the plate gets hot, and then you can use any cookware.

What I don't like about it is that if you lift the skillet up off of the unit while it's cooking (like you would if you were stirring sauce), it goes off. Doesn't stay on unless there is a magnetic skillet on it. But you can set the temp up/down by 10 degrees, which is nice

It's not magic, just something to cook on that is portable, if you have the right stuff. We have tons and tons of cast iron so we have plenty.
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Old 04-22-2016, 12:35 PM   #5
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We like it, in fact, we had the propane unit pulled and the induction cook top installed in its place

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