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Induction or Gas range?

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There are some hybrid type induction stoves by samsung and others that have just 2 or 3 induction burners, the 3 and/or 4th are regular electric.. I'd be looking at those because it's seldom we use more than 2 burners at a time and having the option of a regular burner lets you keep and cook with your non-induction cookware, like ceramic, aluminum etc.
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ckay1980 wrote:
Oct 29th, 2016 1:15 pm
Do people actually wait by the stove and watch the water come to boil? I do other things during that time and I'm sure a lot of other people too. You can also watch TV! :p
Apparently this is what barqers does ... probably watches paint dry and watches the laundry go around and around in the dryer till it's dry as well.
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pootza wrote:
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azn_dan wrote:
Oct 29th, 2016 11:29 am
Time is something you don't get back and I guess if you don't care about wasting it on taking longer to cook things then by all means stick to old technology.
You seem to enjoy watching TV which a lot feel is wasting time .. time which you'll never get back.
I'd rather be watching TV then waiting around on an inefficient range to get to temp. If inefficiency is a positive feature then by all means go for it.
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azn_dan wrote:
Oct 29th, 2016 9:14 pm
I'd rather be watching TV then waiting around on an inefficient range to get to temp. If inefficiency is a positive feature then by all means go for it.
pootza wrote:
Oct 29th, 2016 12:20 pm
I have never made mention of either induction or gas.
I know that reading comprehension is a problem but try to understand what you are reading.
I have never made mention of either induction or gas.
I know that reading comprehension is a problem but try to understand what you are reading.



I never did like repeating myself but sometimes you just have to for the ones with the reading comprehension problems.

I just found it kind of funny that a guy who wastes time watching TV can be critical of others wasting time.
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pootza wrote:
Oct 29th, 2016 12:20 pm
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pootza wrote:
Oct 29th, 2016 11:52 am


You seem to enjoy watching TV which a lot feel is wasting time .. time which you'll never get back.
There's a difference between sitting and watching entertainment and sitting and watching water come to a boil. Without a question induction is insanely more efficient than gas, so if that's what you want to debate you'll lose heavily.

Likewise, the link of EMF to cancer/etc is not verifiable yet, and personally I have a hard time seeing it as that bad, but then again if you're all saying go gas instead of induction for safety reasons, keep in mind not all of the gas coming out of the range is burned, and you're breathing some of that in, so which is worse? Not sure, if you're here for safety paranoia go regular electric then where neither of these issues are present.
I have never made mention of either induction or gas.
I know that reading comprehension is a problem but try to understand what you are reading.
Wasn't mentioning that to you, but anyways. I think you're a little judgemental with your comment about TVs.
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pootza wrote:
Oct 29th, 2016 9:44 pm
azn_dan wrote:
Oct 29th, 2016 9:14 pm
I'd rather be watching TV then waiting around on an inefficient range to get to temp. If inefficiency is a positive feature then by all means go for it.
pootza wrote:
Oct 29th, 2016 12:20 pm
I have never made mention of either induction or gas.
I know that reading comprehension is a problem but try to understand what you are reading.
I have never made mention of either induction or gas.
I know that reading comprehension is a problem but try to understand what you are reading.



I never did like repeating myself but sometimes you just have to for the ones with the reading comprehension problems.

I just found it kind of funny that a guy who wastes time watching TV can be critical of others wasting time.
Ohhh I get it, I forgot to ignore some of the trolls that lurk here.
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azn_dan wrote:
Oct 29th, 2016 11:29 am
akswun wrote:
Oct 28th, 2016 4:58 pm

Time is something you don't get back and I guess if you don't care about wasting it on taking longer to cook things then by all means stick to old technology.
azn_dan wrote:
Oct 29th, 2016 9:14 pm
pootza wrote:
Oct 29th, 2016 11:52 am


You seem to enjoy watching TV which a lot feel is wasting time .. time which you'll never get back.
I'd rather be watching TV then waiting around on an inefficient range to get to temp. If inefficiency is a positive feature then by all means go for it.
Call me slow if you like but I don't see how any significant time is being saved. Things cook at the speed they cook can can't be rushed.

The only thing that can be done faster is boiling water and if that is a concern then we would be seeing people using several pans to boil water and then pouring them in to a pot instead of just waiting for the pot to boil.
Control is important for those that are good at cooking and those that are enjoy it and the ritual of cooking a meal is relaxing and causally waiting is part of that.

Anyways from a purely functional point of view induction is better. Less mess, reduced fire hazard and slightly faster response.
Not all gas stoves work in a power outage but some do I suppose.
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We absolutely love our Samsung induction range. Just a reminder if you are considering a Samsung, there is a free cookware offer, but it expires tomorrow (Monday). We took advantage of it.

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How is the durability of the induction cooktop of the ranges? I'm leaning towards gas because it doesn't have a glass top. I'm concerned about breaking or scratching the glass with cast iron pots and/or not being careful placing heavy pots etc.
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johnas wrote:
Oct 30th, 2016 2:39 pm
How is the durability of the induction cooktop of the ranges? I'm leaning towards gas because it doesn't have a glass top. I'm concerned about breaking or scratching the glass with cast iron pots and/or not being careful placing heavy pots etc.
I've never seen a broken glass cooktop. You'd have to be pretty careless to break one. You'd probably be damaging a gas range as well if you're smashing pots on the range.
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johnas wrote:
Oct 30th, 2016 2:39 pm
How is the durability of the induction cooktop of the ranges? I'm leaning towards gas because it doesn't have a glass top. I'm concerned about breaking or scratching the glass with cast iron pots and/or not being careful placing heavy pots etc.
Unless you intentionally take a hammer to it you wont have a problem
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How to Prevent Breaking or Damaging your Cooktop

A broken induction cooktop, either cracked or shattered, cannot be repaired. It must be replaced. As we aim to keep our Home-Tech customers happy, we think you will enjoy some recommendations from our friends at KitchenAid.

Avoid storing jars or cans above the cooktop. Dropping a heavy or hard object onto the cooktop could crack the glass.
Do not leave a hot lid on the cooktop. As the cooktop cools, air can become trapped between the lid and the cooktop, and the ceramic glass could break when the lid is removed.
For foods containing sugar in any form, clean up all spills and soils as soon as possible. Allow the cooktop to cool down slightly. Then, while wearing oven mitts, remove the spills while the surface is still warm. If sugary spills are allowed to cool down, they can adhere to the cooktop and can cause pitting and permanent marks.
To avoid scratches, do not slide cookware or bakeware across the cooktop.
Do not allow objects that could melt, such as plastic or aluminum foil, to touch any part of the entire cooktop.
Do not use the cooktop as a cutting board.
Use cookware about the same size as the surface cooking area. Cookware should not extend more than ½” (1.3 cm) outside the area.
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Quentin5 wrote:
Oct 30th, 2016 3:54 pm
johnas wrote:
Oct 30th, 2016 2:39 pm
How is the durability of the induction cooktop of the ranges? I'm leaning towards gas because it doesn't have a glass top. I'm concerned about breaking or scratching the glass with cast iron pots and/or not being careful placing heavy pots etc.
Unless you intentionally take a hammer to it you wont have a problem
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pootza wrote:
Oct 30th, 2016 4:18 pm
Quentin5 wrote:
Oct 30th, 2016 3:54 pm
johnas wrote:
Oct 30th, 2016 2:39 pm
How is the durability of the induction cooktop of the ranges? I'm leaning towards gas because it doesn't have a glass top. I'm concerned about breaking or scratching the glass with cast iron pots and/or not being careful placing heavy pots etc.
Unless you intentionally take a hammer to it you wont have a problem
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Stop the presses, someone somewhere in the world broke something made of glass :rolleyes:
Something with the force of a hammer strike sounds like it was involved. This sounds familiar Face Screaming In Fear
I suggest putting together a debate, we can have Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton spar over the correct policy to address this earth shattering development Smiling Face With Open Mouth
Somehow no one i know with a glass cooktop has had a breaking problem with it
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Quentin5 wrote:
Oct 30th, 2016 3:54 pm
johnas wrote:
Oct 30th, 2016 2:39 pm
How is the durability of the induction cooktop of the ranges? I'm leaning towards gas because it doesn't have a glass top. I'm concerned about breaking or scratching the glass with cast iron pots and/or not being careful placing heavy pots etc.
Unless you intentionally take a hammer to it you wont have a problem
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