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What Happened to GE Cafe Induction Cooktops?

by westes 7 months ago

I have more or less decided on getting the GE Cafe 36 inch induction cooktop, part number CHP9536SJSS. When I went to look for pricing I am noticing that GE is saying the product is discontinued?...

Oven & cooktop choices for new kitchen

by ehAllison 10 months ago

I need to make a decision on the appliances for a new kitchen. Because of the design of the kitchen, what I easily have room for is a wall-stack of ovens and a separate 36” rangetop or cooktop. ...

Tiny chip in induction cooktop--safe?

by twocoasts 12 months ago

For others who use induction cooktops: I put a tiny chip in the glass of my Thermador induction cooktop (dropped the metal range hood filter on it). I'm wondering if it's safe to use the cooktop. T...

Gas cooktops: enamel coated grates vs unfinished cast iron

by VFish 1 year ago

I've got some time to decide but I was wondering the pros and cons of enameled coated grates vs the unfinished cast iron one sees with more upscale gas cooktops. I was at someone's house yesterd...

Cooking with gas -- or not...

by Skip2 2 years ago

My wife and I are starting to talk openly about where we might want to retire. Florida is anathema to me, but my wife has always wanted to live somewhere really warm, so this move might be her choi...

Is there a $100 induction burner that can adcomodate a 10" base frying pan?

by PhotoMike 1 year ago

I'm searching for a ~$100 induction burner that can evenly heat a 12.5" frying pan with an approximately 10" base. Most of the options I've found have ~8" coils, so they would produce a hotspot in...

Challenge: find me an induction capable griddle

by danna 10 years ago

The new induction cooktop is on order and of course I'm almost through with my "buying opportunity" spree, weeks in advance of actually going to induction. I have the new stockpot, nonstick omlett...

Samsung gas cooktops

by odkaty 2 years ago

Does anyone have a Samsung gas cooktop? Good? Bad? Need to replace a 30" gas cooktop that suffered a sad demise today. If you have other suggestions, the budget it $1k. We're not remodeling, so ...

Thoughts On Buying A Used 48" Wolf Range From 2002?

by KeenInTheKitchen 2 years ago

I would especially love anyone who has an older model wolf 48" range to weigh in on this and anyone else with experience in fixing them. It is all gas, and has a grill. Model R486c made in 2002. ...

Breville Control Freak on sale for next few days on MD

by santiagodraco 3 years ago

For those interested in a premium induction cooktop the Breville CF is on sale on Massdrop for $400 off.... I've ordered one which will make this my second. Yes I like it that much and I'm not...

New All Clad Sauté Pan bigger than my largest burner (glass electric cooktop). Should I keep it?

by jamestreanor 3 years ago

Hi everyone, I'm new here. I've searched online but haven't found clear information on this. Hopefully this is the right place. On the advice of The Food Lab/Serious Eats I have purchased a b...

Scratches on Glass Cooktop

by cassis 12 years ago

The surface of my new glass cooktop is scratched and pitted after only 6 month's use. The manual warns against sliding pans over the surface--but is this material designed for people who don't act...

Does anybody LIKE their ceramic cooktop?

by dingey 8 years ago

Recently remodeled our kitchen, swapping out an ancient rusted "stainless" steel cooktop for a ceramic top. Unfortunately, natural gas is not an option at this house, and I grew up cooking with ga...

Electric cooktops: need opinions on solid element vs glass

by pmburk 11 years ago

We currently have a glass cooktop in our kitchen. We're in the process of replacing all of our appliances (changing color schemes and replacing the older stuff after a couple of breakdowns), so a n...

Drop in cooktop 36 inches: best kind?

by cmandtp 4 years ago

ignitors on DCS by Fisher and Paykal cooktop went after 11 years. repairman said it was from cleaning fluid build up. i am an active cook and will be using and cleaning my new cooktop often going f...

Induction versus Electric

by eburgcook 5 years ago

I've got a 5-year old Thermador induction 5 burner cooktop, silver. The edges are beveled inward and I've chipped it three times. The third time the chip turned into a crack which is travelling..no...

Upgrading to higher-end appliances, want to hear your installation experience

by enickerson 5 years ago

Hi! My husband and I are looking to upgrade from the appliances that came with our house to something more premium. We're considering full kitchen packages from brands like Wolf, Subzero, Miele and...

Cooktop for Wok

by PiperBob 5 years ago

My wife and I are planning on upgrading our kitchen. Currently I use a 30 BTU burner on the carport for stirfry. In looking at gas cooktops, the highest BTU burner I've found is on a Samsung NA...

Anyone love their 30" gas Cooktop

by Cam14 6 years ago

Not considering induction because we lose power occasionally and enjoy the ability to cook during power outages. We currently have a 20 year old 36" gas cooktop, but the exhaust hood is 30", so t...

Bosch Induction Cooktop Question

by troukhad 5 years ago

My old Bosch cooktop broke and just to avoid any sizing problems and to keep it 30 amp i decide to go again with Bosch - at this time with induction cooktop. So i am contemplating 2 options Benc...