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Induction cooker vs gas stovetop: what do I miss?


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Induction cooker vs gas stovetop: what do I miss?

moccy | Jul 2, 2014 09:15 PM

I hope I post it on the correct board.

I have recently found a nice apartment with a small but adequate kitchen. The kitchen will be equipped with an electric oven and induction cooker (2 burners). There is no gas pipe for the entire building.

I've never have experience nor knowledge with induction cooker, nor consider to have one.My friend suggested induction cooker and electric oven can cost me dearly on the electricity bill, easily double the cost, or triple if I do baking. The only option is to get a cylindrical gas and change the stove, but the kitchen is so small I barely have extra space left for the cylindrical gas. It's such a pity if I let go this place just because of this.

But as I searched for info on induction cooker, many said induction can cut the cooking time by half as it produces stronger energy. Will this be an advantage if I cook soup/stew? I usually cook stews and stir fried/pan-fried meal.

What do I miss? Is induction cooker really can cost more than gas?
How's your experience with it? Appreciate your suggestions...

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