Another Question about Induction Cooktops
I have read all of the messages on this board that I can find concerning induction cooktops and gleaned a lot of information which I have copied and pasted into a Word document for future reference. I have also visited The Induction Site as recommended in one of the messages on these boards.
My question concerns GE cooktops. I have been looking at the GE Profile and Monogram. However, I see no recommendations for the GE cooktops. Are they inferior to the brands recommended?
I want to know because these cooktops are an expensive purchase and I want to get the best value for my dollars spent.
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Most induction cooktops (if not all) are the same insides. The variations are bells and whistles, such as automatic turn offs and timers. Matching the size of the pan to the burner size is a universal issue, although Bosch (I think) has come out with a zoneless cooktop to solve that problem.
So, in addition to choosing your manufacturer based on what add-ons you need, I would also look at the warranty and repair reputations.
I purchased a GE Profile 30 inch induction cooktop almost 2 years ago. I like it very much but it doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles. It has a single timer that does NOT turn off any element. I decided I could do without that. The biggest problem has been trying to center a large skillet when the light is low because there is not a great deal of visible difference between the inside of the ring and the rest of the cooktop especially when the lip of the cookware hangs over the bottom.
One thing that did surprise me and I like it is that when the element is turned on it goes to 5. You do have to touch the up or down button still else the element will turn off.