Stove Tops: Gas vs. Induction vs. Radient, which is best?

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Stove Tops: Gas vs. Induction vs. Radient, which is best?

And between Induction and Radient, which is better?
 

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I don't think we can say that one is universally better than another yet as not all systems are equally mature.

What are your judging criteria.

Bang for the buck, radiant probably wins.

Fine control, gas and induction are very close to each other.

Time to boil a liter of water in a regular home installation, induction probably wins.

Maximum possible BTUs, gas wins, but the installation requirements can be prohibitive.

Most efficient transfer of energy into cooking vessel, induction is best.

Best indoor air quality, gas loses.

I currently have an Amana gas cooktop, 14K BTU burner max. If I had to replace it today, I think I'd go induction. I like the easy clean surface, the control, the venting, the heating efficiency. But I have no real need to replace my cooktop.


What do you want out of your next one?
 
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The induction range I'm looking at has 3700 kw 'burners'. I have to upgrade my breaker to 50 amps.
 
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Where are you located? 40 amps is normal around here.

In a place where we don't want to upgrade the circuit if the customer should get a different/larger range. There is no 40A range receptacle, standard is 50. Given that it's small change to run the next size up wire and connect it to a 50A breaker (which is the same price as a 40) why wouldn't you take advantage of the full capacity of the receptacle?

Because of cheap azz builders...
 
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In a place where we don't want to upgrade the circuit if the customer should get a different/larger range​

I didn't know you a builder. As a builder, you'd know that building codes are different depending on the location, not whether one is or is not a 'cheep azz builder'.

Nonetheless, the topic here is which cooktop is best, not the required amperage!
 
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