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Nov 2, 2010 10:32 AM

Any great induction capable griddle pans for 13" center hob?

Hi, I recently installed a Thermador induction 5-hob cooktop in my new kitchen. Manual says you cannot span two burners, but person in Thermador showroom says they have done it. I don't want to do anything that might void my warranty, but would love to be able to put a long griddle over two burners for pancakes.

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  1. Have you used a long griddle before, on other stoves? Does the middle, between burners, heat evenly enough to be usable?

    The induction coils will heat the part of pan directly above. The rest of the pan is heated by flow from the hot areas. Unless the conductivity of the pan is very good, the middle, between coils, will be cooler.

    I think you would be better off with 1 or 2 square induction ready griddles. Several companies, including Fagor make these. In my experience as thick case aluminum pan with steel insert in the base has the best heat distribution (I have a 10" skillet).