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NuWave induction Cooking System

Anyone have any experience with one of these? The temp. control seems like it would make deep frying a snap. They're a bit pricey, so I thought I'd ask before pulling the trigger on one.
.......Rick

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  • castnet3castnet3 Posts: 32 Deckhand
    I bought 2 of them....they work as advertised....and like you I mainly bought it for frying and it does an awesome job.....keeps the temp where it needs to be...I can now fry chicken with a lot more confidence...its also great for keeping food warm all afternoon without worrying about it burning....GL
  • hossmosshossmoss Posts: 1,313 Officer
    any countertop induction unit will work the same way. There are many that are rated better and cost less. There are many that are rated better and cost way more. When I was shopping the market, I thought the Nuwave units were a bit high when adding S&H. They are also only 1300 watts, the weakest and cheapest wattage available.

    If you want it as a separate/additional burner in your house, look for one that has 120V/1800W rating. That's about the max a standard houshold 20 amp circuit can handle. Get the largest element you can find, and digital control is best. Outside of an expensive commercial unit, this is the unit to get: http://www.amazon.com/Max-Burton-6000-1800-Watt-Induction/dp/B000MVN1M6/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
    It also comes in stainless for a few bucks more. As I recall, by the time you get the BOGO Nuwave and add S&H for both, you'll be pretty close to the price of 2 of these and these are better, more powerful units. You won't want any BS "Extras" like their cheap cookware.

    Amazon is a great place to shop and read reviews. Cooks Illustrated did a test on countertop induction units a couple years ago worth reading.

    Induction is better to cook on than gas, though it is still pricey and take a bit to get used to. Instant response and very little wasted heat and energy. If you have induction capable cookware, that is a big plus. If not, you get to buy new stuff.

    I plan on picking up a full induction top range this weekend to replace my old worn out glass top.

    Good luck with your final decision.


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  • Permit RatPermit Rat Posts: 2,283 Captain
    Thanks hossmoss, for a great reply. I love to cook, but believe it or not, I recently learned that whole induction units were available. I suppose that this has something to do with the extended time I spend in Mexico. There, one is essentially "out of the loop."

    I can wholly believe what you say re the Nuwave product. I went to their website once a while back and "took advantage" of the "free" second unit and the "free" extra set of cookware (I could see it was of poor quality, but hoped it would survive until I could build my own inventory of suitable stuff)

    Anyway, after adding just 2 extra items for $40, the shipping costs on one $100 unit plus all the other "free" things, brought my total to like $479.00. So anyone reading this and considering NuWave, ....BUYER BEWARE.

    Good luck in your search for an induction stove top. I can wholeheartedly understand you wanting to get rid of a glass top. I hate mine, as heat reduction is much slower than even an electric coil stove. Please post the results and what you ended up buying. I am curious to know how much electricity an induction stove would use, given that the most powerful unit is best, even though pre-heating and cooking times might be much shorter.
    .......Rick
  • Permit RatPermit Rat Posts: 2,283 Captain
    Hoss....what sold you on the Max Burton, as opposed to the Duxtop unit for $10 less?

    One thing I noticed, was that the Max and the Dux only heated to 470-475 degrees, and the NuWave heated to 575.
    .......Rick
  • hossmosshossmoss Posts: 1,313 Officer
    the cooks illustrated report and other reviews. read the reviews. my research is maybe a couple years old though so even though it might be slightly outdated as to specific models, it is correct as to general principal.


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  • hossmosshossmoss Posts: 1,313 Officer
    Went searching for the new stove this weekend. Somewhat disappointed. Went to Sears, Home Depot, Best Buy, HH Greg. Looking for an induction top with double convection ovens in a single range unit. Apparently what I want is only made currently by 1 manufacturer under both the whirlpool and maytag names. Aside from the look, the units are identical. They cost about 2K without really shoppping or negotiating. Electrolux makes something close. It is about a grand more but has the smaller oven below the larger. I make a lot of pizzas and want the smaller oven as the upper one so I don't have to be bending to the floor. It's a little thing, but... it's kind of important to me for comfort and convenience reasons.

    The search will continue.


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  • hossmosshossmoss Posts: 1,313 Officer
    BTW... I just found this thread on the max burton while searching around for advice on cheftalk.

    http://www.cheftalk.com/t/63404/max-burton-6500-induction-burner


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  • lakemanlakeman Posts: 786 Officer
    My wife complained that our 12 year old smooth top range did not work right or was very slow. After tired of listening to her we went shopping, ended up buying a whirlpool double oven range, I do not know it the cook top is induction, but it is faster than the old one, and I do mean faster. The double oven is wonderful, replaces the toaster oven, more counter space to fill up with junk LOL. We paid about $1200 for it, with a 4 year warranty from Lowe's, with military discount and a $80 store card perk.
    Note: two part-time employees at different times, highly recommended the warranty, reason they are all digital now days, even if they have the old style off/on switches, digital is expensive to replace
    Price worked for me, lots of others were much much higher.
  • hossmosshossmoss Posts: 1,313 Officer
    Lakeman... Do the burners get hot when on with no pan on them? or glow red when they're heating up or on high?


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  • lakemanlakeman Posts: 786 Officer
    Yes they get hot and glow red, I guess they are not induction, but induction or not they were worth every penny to keep my wife happy.
  • hossmosshossmoss Posts: 1,313 Officer
    Amen, brother!


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