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Kitchen Stores that carry induction Burners.

Does anyone know of a kitchen supply store that carries good induction burners. I'm looking to get one of the single burner portable ones to see what all the fuss is about, but I want to get a half decent one. What supply stores carry them in Toronto for a reasonable price?

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  1. Do you want a $140 home unit or do you want a more expensive/bigger professional unit?

    http://www.cayneshousewares.com/produ...

    Dinetz, Nikolau, Nella, etc will have the more expensive professional ones, with higher wattage. They're much more expensive.

    http://theinductionsite.com/hob-maker...

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    1. re: aser

      Higher wattage means using a 220 volt plug, just like your dryer.
      I have seen these on eBay as low as $140, from Markham ON importers.

    2. I saw them at Home Outfitters on Eglington & Warden about 2 wks ago. Can't comment if its half decent or not - and don't recall the price but it was low enough for me to pause and consider if i wanted to try one out

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      1. re: Apple

        I saw them at home outfitters there too, and actually around the holiday they were on sale. The reviews said they were pretty good but the price was still too high for me at the time and I didn't -really- need one.

        Also try Hendrix: http://www.hendrixequip.com/details.a...

      2. You also need to make sure that you have the right pots and pans to use with an induction cooktop. Not all pots and pans work.

        1. The Bay has home units that look to be decent. Not all commercial ones require the 220 plug, I have a commercial one that plugs into regular sockets. For the most part, if a magnet will stick to your pot or pan, the induction will work. Cast iron works very well but, being so heavy, you have to be careful not to break the burner. As far as how they work, they are faster than most other burners and there is little risk of accidental fire. I found that it is harder to find an appropriate lower temperature for some dishes on mine. I'll boil noodles on it but i'll likely use the gas for my eggs.

            1. I saw a couple of single burner ones at Nella Cutlery on Queen East. You might consider checking them and other places that sell used restaurant equipment to save some money on a good one.

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              1. re: pastina

                That's a good idea to check for a used one. I think I would want one of the more professional ones as I feel the made for home ones aren't really representative of the technology. That said I like the price of the home ones so perhaps I can find something in the middle.

                1. re: Life of Pie

                  .. Or keep an eye out for an ad in classifieds? I know sometimes it's risky because there is no receipt attached however I bought my toaster oven with rotissarie completely new and unopened (it was a christmas gift and the lady didn't need it) and it works wonderfully.

                  1. re: Life of Pie

                    Costco advertises a commercial one for $299 on their website - 110 volts. Don't know how that would compare to one of the really good ones, but it's a little higher grade than the "home" versions.

                    The other option is renting one to try it out.