I am a known destroyer of all things wok. Be it trying to coax a meal out of a cheap offering or trying to keep a nonstick version from sticking, I have definitely had my moments of being wok-challenged. Kitchen disasters have taught me many wok lessons. The most important being that wok cooking is all about fast, high heat. To that end I crank up my gas burner as hot as it will go whenever I'm in the mood for a stir-fry. However, with my standard consumer stove, the results never seem to get quite hot enough.
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Electrolux's 36-inch electric hybrid induction cooktop's selling points are its speed, flexibility, and sophisticated design.
With five burners--three electric and two induction--the cooktop can boil or simmer multiple pots in a hurry, delivering between 750 watts to 3,200 watts to heat the food. The 10-inch induction element on this cooktop will boil water in just 90 seconds.
Induction cooktops generally cost more than their all-electric counterparts do, and this one costs about $1,999.
You must also use pots and pans made of magnetic material such as stainless steel or cast iron on induction burners. You can … Read more
Ah, summer vacation. That glorious time of year when we pack up the kids and get out to experience nature. And nature decides to give us the full experience by providing nonstop rain. Just picture yourself, trying to heat up a can of beans on your portable gas grill. Brings a tear to the eye--or in my case, outright sobbing.
But it doesn't have to be that way. Fagor's new portable induction cooktop offers a convenient solution for family vacations, dorms, guesthouses, or simply additional cook space for holiday meals. Induction cooking uses less energy than other methods … Read more