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Old 02-22-2018, 06:07 AM   #1
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Induction vs Gas/Family Feud

My wife and I are having the Great Debate on whether to get the gas stove or the induction in our 38MB. We almost never boondock, and will have a generator regardless. We spend several months at a time in RV resorts without moving. I can't see using propane (for same reason we're passing on the tankless heater) when I have free electric. Also the smooth burner gives you more counter space if you're not cooking. Only downside I see is you have to be selective in your cookware. Am I wrong? What do most of you Riverstone owners have? Thanks
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Old 02-22-2018, 06:23 AM   #2
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Based on how you use the RV it looks like a no brainer for induction.

(But dang, I like cooking on gas).
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Old 02-22-2018, 07:24 AM   #3
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I'll not cook on an induction cooktop again. There are restaurants. We had one in a house once, and I hated it. I hate electric cooktops in general. Every negative, and gas has every positive.

But that's just me, and you asked for an opinion.
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Old 02-22-2018, 09:19 AM   #4
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We have the induction in our 38mb and after the wife got used to it she now really likes it. My self I would prefer gas but I am finally getting used to it, now the convection oven for me is a whole other story
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We have a gas cooktop for the simple reason that many places we stay at only have 30 Amp service, you will need 50 Amp or else you can't even turn both plates on - forget about running the AC or hot water tank.
Also, my wife is an avid cook and a 2 burner induction cooktop would not be enough for her way of cooking. We also carry a portable NuWave and an Instapot, where the NuWave induction plate is used the least but has it's place.
But, we all have different needs, so go for it.
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:15 PM   #6
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We also have gas in the MH and portable induction plate that I also use as side burner when cooking outdoors.
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:27 PM   #7
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We have both. We use the induction for what we can and the gas stove top for everything else. It doesn't make sense to me to use propane to boil water. We find induction is great for cooking noodles, rice, etc. We use gas when we need a very low controlled simmer.
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:38 PM   #8
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We have both in our Forester. Induction wins hands down. Instant heat and clean. You can even put a towel on top under the pan for easy clean up. As far as pot and pans any pot that a magnet will stick to works. We vote for induction. Enjoy.
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:51 PM   #9
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Gas vs Induction

We have an induction cooktop and both burners work with 30 amp service though at a lower heat setting ( cannot cook on highest setting ). Cooktop works on only 120 v plug on mine. Like someone said you will need pans that can attract a magnet due that the cooktop requires it .
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We have an induction cooktop and both burners work with 30 amp service though at a lower heat setting ( cannot cook on highest setting ). Cooktop works on only 120 v plug on mine. Like someone said you will need pans that can attract a magnet due that the cooktop requires it .
Which stops a good Southern boy from making milk gravy.....cause you have to lift the pan off the heat, stir, put it back on, repeat, repeat, repeat, till it's gravy! Remove the pan from induction, at least on our NuWave, and it errors out and stops working. Maybe these are different.
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:59 PM   #11
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Our rig has a three burner gas stove and oven but I always use our NuWave induction pad when possible. It keeps the temperature much more accurately, has a cook timer, it's easy to take outside, free to use on park's electricity and less heat to deal with in the summer.
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Old 02-22-2018, 02:56 PM   #12
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Gas in the RV, get a portable induction device. Best of both worlds. Also, best place to buy induction cookware is IKEA - since it's very common in Europe, most of their cookware is induction friendly.
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We've been debating an induction top for use as an extra at home and to take to the seasonal site, also as a spare. We are both confirmed gas users, but since moving to an apartment where it was not available, we are getting used to a very up to date glass top electric stove. it's much better than the old electrics, but not as nice as gas.
Since we pay the hydro at the park, relative cost is not a deciding factor.
We don't cook inside the trailer unless absolutely necessary- we have a 2 burner propane and bbq on the deck.
So....having read the comments, I think we'll go for induction- and the wind won't affect its operation- bonus!!

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My wife and I are having the Great Debate on whether to get the gas stove or the induction in our 38MB. We almost never boondock, and will have a generator regardless. We spend several months at a time in RV resorts without moving. I can't see using propane (for same reason we're passing on the tankless heater) when I have free electric. Also the smooth burner gives you more counter space if you're not cooking. Only downside I see is you have to be selective in your cookware. Am I wrong? What do most of you Riverstone owners have? Thanks
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I have a question that will have to be answered by you and DW in order to give you THE Definitive answer:

Who does the cooking on the stove? He/She who cooks gets to select their tool of choice.

then there is the old adage "Happy Wife, Happy Life".....

GOOD LUCK!
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Gas inside, portable induction out. Our next trailer WILL have an outdoor kitchen, but in the meantime, the induction outdoors is working out very well. And bacon for breakfast? No grease inside. Worth it just for that.
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Just like everything in life there are pluses and minuses. We have a kuradori single induction cooktop in our trailer which can consume up to 1800 watts. Boil water amazingly quick. Because itís induction which creates electro magnetic waves itís not recommended to stand nearby it if you have a pacemaker or other heart problems. Read your owners manual I could be wrong! Ours has the warning!
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Old 02-22-2018, 05:54 PM   #17
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we got our first induction in our new house in 1980, second one in a new house in 1995, bot were FASAR four individual cooking tiles that could be placed in any configuration. The product was before the public was ready for it, the owner passed away. Now in the newest house we have an Electrolux induction, the electronics are more modern as you might imagine.They really help keep the kitchen cool as the energy is directed to the pan. Gas is OK but 50% of the heat is going into the kitchen, the flame is 3000 degrees how much of that can you actually use? No matter how you set gas the temperature is the same. The inductions we have used will go as low as a double boiler for melting chocolate or low simmering without burning the bottom. I don't how good the units they are offering in the RV market compare.
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My wife and I are having the Great Debate on whether to get the gas stove or the induction in our 38MB. We almost never boondock, and will have a generator regardless. We spend several months at a time in RV resorts without moving. I can't see using propane (for same reason we're passing on the tankless heater) when I have free electric. Also the smooth burner gives you more counter space if you're not cooking. Only downside I see is you have to be selective in your cookware. Am I wrong? What do most of you Riverstone owners have? Thanks
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My advice:

Happy wife, happy life. Whichever one she wants is the one you should get. If it's gas, gas is cheap vs the alternative (and I don't mean electricity).
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My advice:

Happy wife, happy life. Whichever one she wants is the one you should get. If it's gas, gas is cheap vs the alternative (and I don't mean electricity).
Wait.

Y'all's wives cook?

Where did I go wrong..................
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Wait.

Y'all's wives cook?

Where did I go wrong..................
Just do a lousy job of it and they'll take over! It's the story of my life.
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