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#223078 11-Sep-2017 21:14
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Anyone has experienced with panasonic induction hubs

How was it?

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  #1862558 11-Sep-2017 21:36
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I have long lusted after an induction hob, so I can't give you any direct feedback, but other than potentially needing new cookware, most people I know, love it. 

 

I saw a Gas/Induction combination at the home show, I wanted so much, but at 5.5K they will have to wait longer for my money! What was impressive is that the gas could be set to so low as to melt butter on a paper plate whilst not burning the paper. I didn't see a demonstration, but the sales person swore black and blue he saw it himself. 

 

One of inductions selling points, is the control you can have over the temp, esp low. It's particularly good for sauces, however, I'd say if you can set gas to melt butter on a paper plate, your gas has pretty adjustable settings. 

 

Be aware, something I wasn't aware of, that you MAY need a new wire run to an induction hob as they consume considerably more power. 30Amps I think I was told. 

 

 


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  #1862559 11-Sep-2017 21:40
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Induction cooktops are awesome. Haven't used Panasonic but they're a good brand. There's a big thread on them somewhere.

 
 
 
 


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  #1862607 12-Sep-2017 07:58
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Now I'm on a keyboard, here's one of the old threads on induction cooktops. Here's an older but much larger thread on the same subject.




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  #1862660 12-Sep-2017 09:56
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timmmay:

 

Now I'm on a keyboard, here's one of the old threads on induction cooktops. Here's an older but much larger thread on the same subject.

 

 

 

 

awesome  thanks 


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  #1862692 12-Sep-2017 10:20
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We got an F&P combination oven and induction cooktop. I like it. Wife wanted gas but no piped supply up the driveway and didn't want bottles so for once I got my way!

 

It's very fast to warm up - I think it must be very efficient at getting heat into the pot whereas a lot of the heat from gas probably just warms up the room. When you crank it up it does make a bit of buzzing/ticking - not sure if that's the pot sitting on the surface or something underneath. It's like gas in that you have quite instant control but even more so. 

 

My sister has a very expensive Miele one where you can put the pot anywhere on the surface and it works out where it is. The F&P ones have pre-determined zones the pot needs to be in.

 

 

 

 


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  #1862696 12-Sep-2017 10:30
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Switched to induction a couple of years ago, after coming home to discover that the puppy had managed to turn the gas on. Running a whirlpool unit that was very cheap at some kind of home show.

 

Required ~ $900 worth of rewiring - a 25A circuit and a 15A circuit. Note that at full-tilt, it's possible to start running into issues with your overall capacity in a big house.

 

I *do* have issues with overheating - a big crockpot full of oil needing a decent time to heat up, can't have it on a setting above 7 or it'll start to overheat. This is quite annoying.

 

They're noisy. This is just a thing. Crackles and buzzes and clicks.

 

It's quite easy to underestimate how much heat you're throwing into the bottom of the pan, because the rest of the kitchen is so cool.

 

I do miss my wok, but it's vastly better for low-temperature. Also less scary than oil on a gas cooktop.


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  #1862698 12-Sep-2017 10:32
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You get used to the noises they make pretty quickly. Don't turn them onto maximum for more than about 30 seconds or your pot / pan will be smoking.


 
 
 
 




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  #1862701 12-Sep-2017 10:42
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kryptonjohn:

 

 

 

My sister has a very expensive Miele one where you can put the pot anywhere on the surface and it works out where it is. The F&P ones have pre-determined zones the pot needs to be in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

looking a Panasonic with one free zone and two fixed, but i guess pana is the new player in the market hardly to find anything on website. 


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