Portable Induction Burner For Shabu
Does anyone have experience using an induction burner for shabu or nabe, instead of the usual portable butane devices? From the bits and pieces I've read it seems an induction burner sounds ideal in terms of safety, but my other concern is heat response, is it able to keep boiling temperature as things are removed and added constantly. I'm guessing pots of particular material construction also comes into play.
Up until about two-years ago I never heard of induction burner, but recently been seeing more and more showing at various retailers, with many attractively priced below $100. Anyone have any insight/experience and recommendation for brands to look for (or avoid)? Thanks much in advance.
Hi everyone , I need help please. I am trying to find a induction cooker/burner/stovetop that can be place ontop of my dinner table. I am trying to find a round one, because i have a 12" hole that i have drill into my stone table top. I have trouble finding one burner that is 1-> round , 2-> about 12" wide . Please , any advice or suggestion will be most welcome, thank-you.
I use a portable induction burner as my only cooking element in my kitchen. I have made nabe on it though I have an electric nabe/shabu pot I would typically use instead. I love my induction and if it ever dies I will replace it with a dual burner portable unit I have found. I have been using it many times a day every day for a year now. Mine was on sale from $60 to $30 and is quiet. It is Yamazen brand, Any of the higher end Japanese models should work well for you.
I don't have a induction burner for shabu, but I will answer the best I can.
<but my other concern is heat response, is it able to keep boiling temperature as things are removed and added constantly>
Heat response from induction cooking is very good assuming you have the correct cookware. Its temperature control is also very precise. As things are removed and added constantly, you will just have to adjust the heat setting as you would for a gas portable stove.
Since induction works well with ferromagnetic materials, the ceramic or aluminum based shabu or nabe pots will not work.
Induction has a lot of advantages over portable gas stove. It is safer in many aspects. It is less messy.
Now there are some advantages to go for a gas based portable stove. First, you can use any cookware. Second, you basically has a back up unit in case of electric or gas shortage at home.
Thanks for the quick replies.
Wow, never even occur to me that induction burners can be "loud". I'm guessing there's some sort of magnetic coils involved? Thanks for the warning! I'm still young enough where high pitch whines can be very distracting if not annoying.
Very true about portable gas burners. They are very convenient and relatively cheap to operate, but something about the safety issue keeps nagging at me. I do however keep a spare set with spare fuel around, just for when the 9.0 quake to turn California into an island nation- so we are constantly told - hehe.
<never even occur to me that induction burners can be "loud">
I believe that is mostly due to the fan in the induction unit. Some units are louder than others.
"...It's wonderful, but the fan is a little noisy...."
"The fan is quite loud. For the life of me I cannot figure out why this induction cooktop has a loud fan."