Fagor 670040240 Model 110-Volt Portable Induction Cooktop – Review

Introducing the Fagor 670040240 Model 110-Volt Portable Induction Cooktop, which is more precise in cooking than most other brands in its category. The manufacturers claim that this unit provides almost 90% efficiency since no heat is wasted because of electromagnetic induction technology. All the heat is produced in the form of electromagnetic waves, which directly heats the surface of the pan instead of the cooktop surface. Like all other induction cooktops, this unit also heats up only induction compatible utensils. This can be recognized by bringing a magnet close to the pan bottom. If it sticks it is induction compatible. The biggest advantage of using an induction cooktop is that is completely risk free. No heat is produced on the countertop that may create accidental burning. Neither is there any kind of cylinders that has to carry gas for cooking. Thus no kinds of flames or gas leak occurs.

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About The Product

The whole product is given a pure black color which gives it a sophisticated look. The top portion of the surface is designed to hold the pot and the bottom portion has all the controls needed to cook the food. The utensils placed on the surface can have a maximum base diameter of 8.5” and a minimum diameter of 5”. These measurements are marked as white circles on the cooktop surface. Although some models can use a bigger pan than its original diameter, since this unit runs on a mere 110 Volt, you cannot expect the device to produce the extra heat.

The controls are all touch designed and includes the timer mode, the temperature mode, the child lock touch, the increment and decrement parameters, and a big LED display to show all the settings selected.

Features

  • The Fagor 670040240 Model 110-Volt Induction Cooktop has a total dimension of 14x12x2.5 inches. It has a weight of 9.2 pounds, which is light enough to carry it around. Its portability is highly useful for cooking food in RV’s, dorms, boats and so on.
  • The top surface of the cooktop is made of a glass coating, that gives it a smooth finish. Besides, it helps in easy cleaning after cooking. All you need to do is run a damp towel through the surface. And this can be done right after cooking as no heat is present on the cooktop to burn your hand.
  • The temperature range of the cooktop is between 190 to 430 degrees Fahrenheit. There are 6 different temperature levels between them. When the unit is turned on, the device will have a preset value of the 4th mode. This value can be changed by selecting the “+/-” sign.
  • The timer touch control has a countdown from a minimum of 1 minute to a maximum of 180 minutes. Once the temperature mode is set and the timer countdown is selected, the cooking process begins by keeping the food filled utensil on the cooktop. Till then the device will be in standby mode.
  • The lock button on the cooktop is provided for the user to prevent accidental change in settings in between cooking. Once the cooking process has started, the lock button can be pressed so that all the keys are locked. Thus no one can mess up with it.  
  • The cooktop is equipped with an overvoltage and undervoltage sensor, that turns off the device as soon as it detects an extreme spike in its input voltage on both sides.
  • The cooktop will jump to standby mode if no cooktop is kept on the surface of the unit. The cooktop runs for 30 seconds before turning off. This in turn helps in saving more electricity.
  • All kinds of errors that can happen during use will be notified to the user. The errors will be shown on the small LED display using short codes. They can be interpreted by reading their corresponding message in the user’s manual. The instructions on what should be done to rectify these errors are also given in the user’s manual.
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Customer Rating

All the reviews in Amazon are mixed. While most of the positive comments outweigh the negative ones, all of them must be noted. All the positive comments include the precision in heating and cooking food in small pans. As no heat is dispersed, this unit helps cooking in a cool environment. The easy cleaning and high efficiency are also some points to be noted. The timer setting feature was also applauded. As soon as the countdown is over, the device automatically shuts down. This feature is a great help for the busy cook.

The negative comments include the difficulty in using the controls. Just a simple press may sometimes not suffice, a hard tap may sometimes be needed. Another user says that there is a hot spot in the center of the pan. That is, even though the heat is to be distributed throughout a 8.5 inch pan, the heat levels remain higher in the center around 5 inches. This may be because of the power limitations and fuse breaker size that the heat is limited to the inner 5 inch diameter. This unit should not be compared with a 220 Volt induction cooktop. Since the performance of this device is alright for the price it is delivered for, its advantages like heat adjustment precision, quick response and so on makes it a must buy.

 

Fagor 670041900 Model Portable Induction Pro Cooktop 1800 Watts – Review

The 670041900 Model by Fagor is one of the most powerful unit in the home purpose category, when comparing its economic price with other brands. With a whopping 1800 Watts, this cooktop can be used for all cooking purposes ranging from warming food, boiling water and as far as deep stir-frying. This model is also famous for its very high efficiency, where the manufacturers claim that out of 100, almost 90% of its power is utilized, whereas other cooking modes utilize a maximum of 50%. This is mostly achieved because of the heating up of the utensil bottom, throughout the entire diameter, thus saving energy, time, and money. The whole unit is absolutely risk free as there is no possibility of gas leak or open-fire flame.

This Pro model is very much handy for compact as well as modern kitchens because of its elegant and compact design. The high efficiency, low cost, ease to use, easy cleaning, and many more feature makes it just irresistible to buy.

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About the Product

The pro model looks absolutely stunning with a black cooktop surface, surrounded by a black and white rigid metallic frame. The cooktop surface contains ample space to place the cookware. On the front end, all the quick access touch controls are placed perfectly. The cooktop has most of its space reserved for placing the cooktop. This is depicted on the surface. The surface diameter is big enough to accommodate a 12” surface diameter pot. Though the surface diameter is ideal only for 10” cooktops, a 12” one can be placed because of the equal heat supply throughout the pot surface. The minimum pot surface diameter must not be less than 5 inches.

The easy touch controls include options like temperature, lock feature, timer setting, and 8 different modes of cooking. All you have to do is place the cookware on the surface, select the desired cooking mode, select the time to cook and wait for it!

Features

  • The unit has a total length of 15 inches, a width of 11.8 inches and a height of 2.3 inches. The dimensions reveal that the whole unit is not so big. The cooktop weighs only 5.9 pounds. This is light enough to carry it along with other luggage. The only extra component to carry along with this is the power cord. This portability feature is what makes induction cooking very much favorable than other cooking ways. In gas cooking, both the burner and the cylinder have to be carried.
  • The unit has a voltage and power rating of 120 Volts/60 Hertz and 1800 Watts. This is the most powerful unit in this price segment.
  • The surface of the cooktop has an outer layer of high quality glass ceramic material which gives the surface a clean look. It also helps the user in cleaning the surface easily after use. It is highly durable and can withstand heavy weights. The surface of the cooktop is guaranteed to remain cool even in between cooking. One reason for this is the glass layer, which is heat resistant. Another reason is that the electromagnetic waves that is responsible for providing the cooking temperature will only heat the cookware and not the surface.
  • The digital LED display, shows the power in terms of Watt, temperature in terms of Fahrenheit, and time in terms of minutes.
  • The temperature values range between 140 degrees to 465 degrees. There are 8 different levels of temperature. All these levels can either be increased or decreased using the “+/-” buttons or can be directly accessed by the easy buttons. Each temperature is meant for a specific cooking purpose. Similarly the power mode has 8 different levels with the maximum power of 1800 Watts. When a particular temperature mode is selected, its corresponding power mode is automatically selected. The different preset cooking modes and their corresponding temperature are listed below:
  1. Warming mode – 140F
  2. Simmering mode – 180F
  3. Boiling mode – 212F
  4. Rapid boiling mode – 260F
  5. Sauteing mode – 300F
  6. Browning mode – 360F
  7. Searing mode – 420F
  8. Stir-frying mode – 465F
  • The timer button provides a minimum time of 1 minute and a maximum time of 180 minutes. Out of this 180 minutes can be achieved only for warming, simmering, boiling and rapid boiling modes. The rest of the modes can have a maximum time of 60 minutes.
  • Child lock button is provided to safeguard the unit from accidental changes in settings during cooking. Once the lock button is activated the unit will not respond to any changes in settings.
  • Pan detection sensor is another feature that helps the unit in recognizing the presence of cookware on the cooktop. The device automatically shutdown after waiting for 30 seconds if, either the cooktop has no cooking utensil, or if the cooking utensil kept is not building heat due to its poor induction compatibility. Either way, the device is safe from losing unnecessary power, and thus increases efficiency.
  • As a machine, many errors are prone to happen during its use. These errors may happen due of various reasons like  internal circuit error, overheating protection error, overvoltage or under voltage error, and also short-circuit errors. All these errors are listed in the manual.
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Customer Reviews

The unit has a very good review in Amazon.com. All the users are very pleased by the cooking speed and the easy access temperature modes that are provided in the cooktop. Most users have mentioned the speedy cooking response time. The only complaint to be heard is in the type of cookware that is to be used. For effective cooking the whole cooking base must be magnetic in nature. Thus conventional cooking utensils made of copper, aluminium, and pottery cannot be used unless and until their base is made of magnetic materials. But since this is common for all induction cooktops, it cannot be seen as a drawback of this particular unit. If you have insufficient induction compatible cookwares, it is advisable to buy Fagor based cookwares along with the cooktop.

Fagor Countertop Induction Burner 1600 Watts – Review

With gas prices relatively high, along with the difficulty and risks that comes with these kind of conventional cooking methods, most people prefer modern cooking methods like induction cooking for their daily meals. Though the initial investment is a moderately high, the total money spent can be easily gained within 6 months to 1 year. The heat generated from induction cooktops are quick enough to boil water in under 2 minutes. There is no risk involved in cooking as the the cooktop surface does not generate temperature, but instead the cookware used is indirectly heated. This heat is uniformly distributed on the cookware surface, and thus the efficiency in cooking is significantly high when compared to other modes. Induction cooktops consists of only one small unit which can be placed on any countertop. But, for gas cooking, space must be accommodated for the stove as well as the gas cylinder.

There are many sorts of induction cooktops available online. They may vary in different parameters like number of burners used, Wattage, make, controls, temperature levels and more. Taking all these features into consideration, a typical home use single burner counter induction cooktop by Fagor is reviewed in this article.

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About the Product

The product is given a plain design with a plain surface for placing the cookware. An additional tilt is provided in the front for positioning all the controls. The controls are all push soft touch buttons, and are used minimally to increase user interface. The surface of the cookware has two white circles that depict the place where the cookware is to be placed. The outer circle depicts the maximum diameter of the pan surface and the inner circle depicts the minimum diameter. The maximum diameter is 9” and the minimum is 6”. Since the heat produced is spread throughout the cookware base, a 10” diameter pan can be used for cooking.

The controls include a power settings button, lock button, an increment and decrement button, the timer button, and an easy to read display button. All the values parameters selected and their corresponding values changed will  be shown in the display.

Please note that the pans and cookware used must have a magnetic base to make it suitable for cooking. Induction technology allows only magnetic substances to heat up. Such utensils, if not available must be bought along with this unit.

Features

  • The unit is quite compact with a width of 11.8” and a length of 14” and a height of 2”. The product has an overall weight of 8.5 pounds. The shipping weight is also the same.
  • The unit has a voltage rating of 120 Volts/60 Hertz and a power rating of 1600 Watts. This high wattage is more than enough for deep fry and steaming.
  • The surface of the induction cooktop has a layer of a single sheet of ceramic glass. This makes the device easier to clean after use. Rubbing a damp cloth on the surface of the cooktop makes it clean instantly.
  • All the controls are designed with the sensitivity of a soft touch. This makes the controls easy to use and is placed in the perfect place, and thus is easy to access.
  • The power function key when touched, will activate it. There are mainly 10 levels of power varying from a minimum of level 1 to a maximum of level 10. The minimum power that is provided by the unit is 300 Watts, and the maximum power is 1600 Watts. The different power levels are 300 Watts, 560, 650, 720, 800, 940, 1100, 1300 and 1600 Watts.
  • A lock button function is provided to lock the controls in-between cooking. Thus, an accidental press on any of the controls will not change the settings.
  • A cookware detection function is also present in the unit. If no cookware is present on the surface, or if a cookware that is not induction compatible is kept on the surface, the unit automatically detects it and turns off the device. Thus, very little energy is wasted.
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Customer Ratings

One major disadvantage as per some of the Amazon customers is the uneasy high-pitched noise that can be heard in between cooking. Some customers have even complained about it, which urged the service to repair the unit for them. Another review is on the heat produced by induction. A user has stated that the inner circle dimension is the only area where heat is dissipated. Thus, pans of smaller sizes must be used for ideal cooking. All the users are equally satisfied with the cooking time. The heat produced by the unit is ideal for cooking liquids like water, milk and so on, because the heat is easily dispersed throughout the base. But for solid foods, cooking is cumbersome as the food has to be rotated within the hot area to have an evenly cooked dish. The power settings are accurate for all kinds of food. It’s lightweight and ease to use makes its highly portable for re-heating food in parties, use in recreational vehicles and so on.

 

Fagor 670041920 Ucook Model Induction Cooktop – Review

Introducing the home purpose induction cooktop “670041920 Ucook” model by Fagor. This unit is a great substitute for an extra burner and can surely replace other conventional cooking burners like gas or electric. As induction cooktops are known for their for their high efficiency, immense safety features, and fast heat, this unit will surely make a good product for your kitchen.

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The “670041920 Ucook” model by Fagor is a perfect unit for small spaces with product dimensions of  9.8 x 13 x 2.4 inches. The induction stove has a total product weight of 4.4 pounds and a shipping weight of 7.2 pounds. The small size and compact design makes this device the best option for outdoor cooking, dorm use, studio apartment use, and recreational vehicle use.

The whole unit is flat shaped and is given a black color. The cooktop surface has two white colored circles that represent the position where the cooking pan is to be kept. The maximum diameter of the cookware base should not be more than 9.5”.

Like all other induction cooktops, this unit will also heat up all utensils with their bases made up of magnetic materials. All cookwares with a ferrous base can be used to cook on this unit. Some utensils will be made of pure iron base. But some will be made of a thin layer of ferrous metal in the base. This base layer will be affected by the magnetic field produced by the induction cooktop and thus distribute the heat on to the cookware.

The surface of the cooktop is made of glass ceramic material which makes the surface non-porous. There will not be any scratches on the surface and it is very easy to clean the surface and can be made shining like a newly bought unit.

The touch buttons are presented on the front of the unit so that it is easy for the user to access them. The controls include the timer button, child lock button, plus/minus buttons, on/off button, and the temperature/power level button.

The timer button will help you to program your desired cooking time, after which the unit will automatically shut down. After pressing the timer button, its values can be changed using the plus/minus buttons. The timer levels vary from a minimum of 1 minute to a maximum of 180 minutes. There is an operating time limit for each type of food that you want to cook. Thus, you can get your dish properly cooked, and that too at the right temperature. 

The child lock facility is provided for this product to prevent children from accidentally changing the settings that you have provided for cooking. The same feature can be provided to prevent them from turning ON the cooktop as well. Just a press on the button will activate it and another deep press will turn it off. This safety button can be pressed either when the cooktop is operating, or when it is turned off.

The  plus and minus buttons are placed  with the temperature/power level button in between. This button can be togged between the temperature setting and the power setting. Accordingly, the small red light flashes between ‘F’ and ‘L’.  After selecting a articular setting, increase or decrease their values using the plus/minus buttons. The temperature levels can be changed from a minimum temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit to 465 degrees Fahrenheit. The device is also equipped with 8 different power levels.

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Customer Reviews

Customer reviews suggests that this cooktop is not noisy at all, and is fast and efficient in cooking, and easy to clean. One user says that both the temperature and power settings are controlled and accurate enough, such that steaks and grills can also be made perfectly. Another positive review suggests that this product is fast for its size! Most of the comments suggests long life, fast cooking and portability as their reviews. Thus, this is one of the best induction cooktop available in the market today

 

Review of the Best 30 Inch Induction Cooktop

Best 30 Inch Induction Cooktop 2017

Commercial use of induction cooktops have been increasing a lot lately. The ease to use an induction stove compared to other types of cooking ranges like electric stoves or gas stoves are beyond comparison. The use of 30 inch induction range cooktops in everyday cooking has become popular for extended families. However, a thorough study is needed before buying the best 30 inch induction cooktop. Many factors have to be considered before buying a 30” induction cooktop. Some of these points are explained below.

  • Induction Range Needs

This is the first and most important factor of all. Do you really need a 4 burner 30 inch induction cooktop at home? When comparing the buying price of the induction cooktop to other conventional cooking ranges like electrical or gas cooking, the price of a 30” induction range is way higher. Though you can make up for it in cooking costs, this initial price should be spent only if the need for such a cooking range is unavoidable. Also, when comparing the cooking cost make sure that you compare it to other stoves with the same number of burners and cooking time. It would be a right choice if more than 4 people are to be served with meals 3 to 4 times a day. At least 3 out of the 4 burners must have its use during cooking. The 30” induction range will also be of benefit, if it is used for cooking in parties or catering purposes.

  • Installation

The next important thing before buying the 30 inch induction range is its pre-installation works. This can be divided into two sub-categories: electrical installation and product installation. Before bringing the desired product to the kitchen it is important to know the electrical specifications of the induction stove. Place the plug in the right position and make sure that the power cord is long enough to reach the stove. Since, 30” induction cooktops need quite a lot of energy when all the 4 burners are in use, the plug points must need special power connections. This does not mean that the product as a whole is inefficient. The point to be noted is that the power consumed for a 4 burner 30 inch induction cooktop will be almost 4 times more than a single burner induction range. Most if the household electrical appliances will not need a home plug with a specification of more than 10 Amperes. But for this product, plugs with current rating of 20 Amperes, 32 Amperes, or even 42 Amperes is mandatory. Also make sure that you get a licensed electrician to do the wiring works. You will get a rough idea on how much the wiring will cost if you get different quotes from different installers. The installation price may be higher if there are complications in installing the dedicated circuit from the mainboard in your house to the plug point in your kitchen.

Installing the 30 inch induction stove on the kitchen countertop is also a strenuous work. Each induction range will have changes in shape and size. Make sure you have an expert to cut out the kitchen countertop according to the product dimensions. The 30” induction cooktop must fit in properly to the space cut for it.

  • Ventilation

Even though no kind of heat dissipation losses occur while using an induction cooktop, the utensils may produce odors, smokes and grease depending on the meals you are preparing. By using 4 burners at a time, it may be quite a necessity. According to the budget you can choose any kind of ventilations like exhaust fans, ventilation hoods, or even range hoods. It is always better to install the ventilation system before installing the cooktop range.

  • Budget

From the above explained factors, you might have noticed that the initial costs in buying the 30” induction range is quite high. Just buying the product won’t do anything good. You have to plan a perfect place to install and fit in the stove. In addition to this, the electrical installation will also have to be taken care of. Please make sure that you have money to do all these works before buying the cooking range.

With all these points in mind, we are going to give you one of the best 30 inch induction cooktop reviews of all time. We are reviewing seven of the best 30” induction cooktops available in the market today. They are listed according to their increasing price.

Incase you are looking for a much more sized induction cooktop, we have posted an article about the review on the best 36″ induction cooktops. You could diversify your cooking styles by opting for more cooking appliances like 30 inch wall ovens or indoor outoor grills.

  1. Frigidaire FGIC3067MB Gallery 30″ Black Electric Induction Cooktop

Frigidaire FGIC3067MB 30" Induction Cooktop

This drop in installation type electric induction cooktop by Frigidaire weighs  a total of 41 pounds and has ADA compliant certification. The cooking surface is made stylish with the finish of a black ceramic glass. This way, it is easier to clean after the cooking is done and will look brand new forever. The minimum amperes current required for the product is 40 Amps. The product has a voltage rating of 240 Volts under 60 Hz. The 30 inch induction range has exterior dimensions of 30 ¾” x 21 ½” x 4 ⅜”. The power cord is to be connected in the right rear location. All the controls are present in the center front and are made of glass touch-slew pad. All the four burners are provided with separate controls with indicators as to which one is for which.

 

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The whole glass top is also equipped with heat sensors which turn the hot surface indicators on if there is heat left on the surface after cooking. There are 4 hot surface indicators for each burner. The left front burner has a dimension of 7 inches and can run on powers of 1800 to 2600 Watts. The left rear burner has a dimension of 8” and has a power specification of 2300/3200 Watts. The right front burner has a dimension of 10 inches and has a power specification of 2500/3400 Watts. The right rear burner has a dimension of 6 inches and has a power specification of 1450/2000 Watts. Please note that the surface dimension of each burner will be the maximum dimension for the cookware kept on top of it. A timer button is also present to time the cooking.

  1. Electrolux EW30IC60LB 30″ Black Electric Induction Cooktop

Electrolux EW30IC60LB 30" Black Electric Induction Cooktop

The ULC/CSA approved Electrolux induction cooktop has exterior dimensions of 30 ¾” x 21 ½” x 4 ⅜”. The product has a total weight of 45 pounds with a shipping weight of 60 pounds. The whole product has a black tinted glass color. The voltage rating is up to 240 Volts with 60 Hertz frequency. The minimum current specification of the product is 40 Amps. Connected load in kW is 8.4/7.3. Many controls are provided for effective cooking. All the controls are wave touch. The engineering controls are glass touch. The power on/off control is provided along with a kitchen timer control and warm setting control.

 

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The warm setting control helps in maintaining the temperature that is apt for serving. The temperatures can be controlled by the up and down keys which in common have a blue LED background light. This 30” induction cooktop is known for its adaptivity to different cookware sizes. Thus it provides a perfectly consistent heat for delicious results. The power cord can be connected to the right rear center of the induction cooktop. Altogether 4 burners are provided for cooking simultaneously. The right front burner has a dimension of 6” with a power specification of 1450/2000 Watts. The right rear burner has a dimension of 8” with a power specification of 2300/3200 Watts. The left front burner has a dimension of 10” with a power specification of 1900/2600 Watts. The left rear burner has a dimension of 7” with a power specification of 1900/2600 Watts. The hot surface indicator light is provided on all the four burners. Electrolux claims that they can get water boiled on this induction cooktop in just 90 seconds.

  1. Bosch NIT5066UC 500 30″ Black Electric Induction Cooktop

Bosch NIT5066UC 500 30" Black Electric Induction Cooktop

Compared to the two induction cooktops reviewed above, this one has a burner of 11” dimension which is the biggest among all. This cooktop built by Bosch is also known for their solid build of products with reliable controls. This 30 inch induction range is CSA approved and runs in a total of 7200 Watts. The current rating is 30 Amps and has a voltage rating of 208-240 Volts with a frequency of 60 Hertz. The product has an overall dimension of 4 1/8” x 31” x 21 1/4”. The original weight of the cooktop is 41 lbs and the packaged weight is around 48 lbs. The power cord has a length of 37”.

 

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The product has a total of 4 cooktop burners  with the front left burner having a dimension of 9” and a power specification of 2200/3700 Watts. The back left burner has a dimension of 6” and has a power specification of 1400/1800 Watts. The back right burner has a dimension of 11” and has a power specification of 2400/3600 Watts. The front right burner has a dimension of 6” and has a power specification of 1400/1800 Watts. The device is equipped with a PotSense facility which helps in automatically adjusting the cooking element to the size of the pan bottom. A childlock facility is also provided which prevents the cooktop from being accidentally being switched on. It can also be used to lock the temperature setting if it is in use. A safe start measure is also provided to make sure that the device turns on only if the cookware is kept in the right position. It also does not turn on if non-induction compatible utensils are kept on the burner.

  1. Fagor IFA80BF 30-Inch Induction Cooktop

Fagor IFA80BF 30-Inch Induction Cooktop

This product developed by Fagor is known to be ultra reliable and energy efficient and they have also managed to take great care in adding a sleek and streamline design to the 30 inch induction stove. The power of the induction cooktop varies from 50 to 3.6 kWatts with a total power of 7.2 kWatts. The voltage rating is 220-240 volts with 60 Hertz frequency. The cooktop has a glass surface that is made of extremely durable Eureka glass. This helps in resisting heat variations as well. The overall width of the product is 31 ⅛”. The overall depth and height of the cooktop are 20 ⅜” and 4 ¼”.  The 30” induction range has a total of 4 burners. The one in the center front has a dimension of 61/2” with a power specification of 2.2 kW. The center back burner has a dimension of 7” with a power specification of 2.8 kW. The right and left burners have dimensions of 9” with a power specification of 2.8 kW each.

 

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This model has a unique 7 point safety system that is developed to ensure the user’s safety. There are 12 different cooking settings available with this product. In addition to this there are also 3 quick launch cooking settings that helps the user in selecting a low, medium or high temperature with just a touch. All the controls are sleekly designed with easily operating positions. All the burners are equipped with boosters. The touch controls are all illuminated and the whole product is given a flush installation design. The device is also equipped with the overflow safety sensor to turn off the device if any kind of food is spilled on top of the touch controls. Anti-overheating sensor helps in turning off device, when the temperature reaches 575 degree Fahrenheit. This is done to avoid oil and other such elements from catching fire or burning the utensil. Low voltage and high voltage detection modes are provided to warn the user of huge voltage fluctuations that cause low or high voltage ratings than the device ratings to run on the device. A cookware detection warning system is also provided to detect and turn the device off if no cooking ware is placed on top of the cooktop. This will help in increasing the efficiency of the device.

5. GE Cafe Series CHP9530SJSS 30” Induction Cooktop

GE Cafe Series CHP9530SJSS 30” Induction Cooktop

This sleekly designed 4 burner induction cooktop is made more stylish with a gray colored ceramic glass cooktop. The edges of the 30 inch induction range are made beveled.  The controls are designed to change with electronic touch and are placed in the front center location. The power ratings for 240 volts voltage rating is 7300 Watts with 30.8 Amps. For a minimum of 208 volts, the power rating is 6400 Watts with 30.8 Amps. The product also comes with a stainless steel clad aluminium griddle, which fits correctly on the cooktop’ SyncBurners, each with dimensions of 7”. This griddle helps in making quick breakfasts like hamburgers, pancakes, fried eggs, sausages, sandwiches, and so on. The overall width of the 30” induction stove comes up to 29 ¾”. The overall height and depth of the product are 5 4/8” and 21 ⅜” respectively. The shipping weight of the product is 43 lbs and the net weight is 37 lbs. The product is ADA compliant. The four burners are placed in the left front, left rear, right front and right rear positions. The biggest dimension among these is the burner in the right front position. It has a dimension of 11” and a power rating of 3700 Watts. The medium burners with a dimension of 7” each are placed on the left front and left rear positions. Their power ratings come up to 2500 Watts. The right rear burner is the smallest with a dimension of 6” and a power rating of 1800 Watts. All the four burners have individual timers to set the time for cooking.

 

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The product comes with a control lock capability that can be turned on by pressing the lock button for 3 seconds. This way, the controls will be locked and can be used to prevent accidental changes in settings. Auto lock feature is also built-in which is enabled when the cooktop has been in standby mode for 10 minutes. An all-off control feature is also available in the product which helps in turning off the entire module with one switch. A hot surface indicator light is available for each burner control which glows when the surface is hot, and will remain to glow until the surface is touch friendly. The pan detection removal feature turns on the power button for each burner and makes the burner level off, as soon as the pan is removed from the burner. If a pan is not detected for 25 seconds, the control turns off automatically, light turns off.

  1. Thermador CIT304KBB 30 inch Induction Cooktop

Thermador CIT304KBB 30 inch Induction Cooktop Review

This model by Thermador is the most expensive 30” induction stove among all the reviews I have written here. Many unique features have been developed on this model that has made the cooktop more expensive than all other cooktops. The electrical supply standards of the product includes a voltage , current and power rating of 240/208 volts, 40 Amps with a frequency of 60 hertz. The overall width, depth and height of the product comes up to 31” x 21 ¼” x 3 ⅛”. The power cord is a flexible 3-wire cord of 39” length. The product contains a 2-step digital control panel that indicates when the elements are hot or very hot.

 

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The control panel is trapezoidal in design and has touch sensors to control it. The controls panels have a blue backlight illumination and offers a total of 17 different power settings for all the four burners. The whole product is design with a black tint in a frameless design. Out of the four burners, the left front burner has a dimension of 9” with a power specification of 2200/3700 Watts. The right front and left rear burners have equal dimensions of 6” with power specification of 1400/1800 Watts. The right rear burner has a dimension of 11” with a power specification of 2400/3600 Watts. The best feature of the product is the PowerBoost feature that saves more than 50% of the time in cooking any meal, when compared to other cooking appliances. An auto-shut off timer feature is available which helps the user to set a desired cooking time. A keep warm function is also available that helps the user to keep the meal warm until it is served. Pan recognition feature helps the user save energy as the burner will not turn on without detecting an induction compatible utensil is kept on top of it. Anti-overflow system is another unique feature offered by Thermador that helps the device to automatically turning off and warning the user if any dish is overcooked and spilt on the panel. A child safety lock is provided for preventing accidental control changes by children.

7. Wolf Black 30 inch Unframed Induction Cooktop Model CT30IU Review

Wolf Black 30" Electric Unframed Induction Cooktop CT30IU Model - Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The biggest feature of the WOLF 30” induction cooktop is that the whole module can be installed frameless. That is, it can be made inset on the kitchen table. The whole 30” cooking range looks unbelievably alluring because of the black ceramic glass finish. The black glass surface is made durable enough to withstand cooking heat radiated from the cookware used. The glass is also scratch and stain resistant and is very easy and quick to clean.

This 30” induction cooktop by WOLF is tested by all measures to exceed industrial standards. That is, the cooktop can be used for portable purposes as well.

 

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There are 4 burners present in this stove. Two of them bear maximum powers of 1800 Watts with 3000 Watts power boost feature. The other two have a power of 1200 Watts. True simmer settings are provided for 2 burners to simmer food properly. Melt settings are provided for the other two to melt out food.

Other common features like cookware sensor, where an induction compatible cookware is needed to turn ON the burner, and hot surface indicator is also provided. Another feature is the Hi-power mode where, when a single burner is ON, power from the adjacent burner can be diverted to ensure a power boost. The whole unit has a countdown timer with (1-99) minute range.

This module has a shipping weight of 48 pounds with dimensions of 30” width x 21” depth x 4” height. The electrical rating of the module is 7.2kW @240V AC and 6.3kW @208V AC. The electrical specifications are 240/208V AC-50/60 HZ-40 Amperes.

If you are planning to place the cooktop inset, make sure to place it on a cabinet with a depth of 22 ¾” and a minimum width of 33”. The countertop cut-out width and depth must be 28 ⅜” and 16 ⅜”. There must be a minimum height clearance of 4 ½”.