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Induction cooktop and effect of magnetic field

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Induction cooktop and effect of magnetic field

fishable | May 9, 2010 12:28 AM

Does anyone know if an induction cooktop could potentially damage a mechanical watch worn by the cook due to the magnetic field created? I have read online that there has been some question in the past as to whether or not they are safe around pacemakers as well. I am remodeling a kitchen and am trying to decide between gas and induction and would hate to choose induction and then accidentally destroy a watch that is more expensive than the cooktop.

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