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Cool stove, induction heating.

  1. Apr 21, 2005 #1
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  3. Apr 21, 2005 #2

    Danger

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    Way cool! :biggrin:
    I used an induction heater in the factory that I worked in 30 years ago, to soften steel rods for die punching. I'd just poke the rod into the coil, step on the switch, and it was glowing deep red within 10 seconds. :approve:
     
  4. Apr 21, 2005 #3

    Monique

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    Isn't induction cooking an old thing already? :uhh:
     
  5. Apr 21, 2005 #4

    brewnog

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    Yeah, I think so.
     
  6. Apr 21, 2005 #5

    Danger

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    Induction heating is, but this is for sure the first time that I've ever seen a stove based upon it.
     
  7. Apr 21, 2005 #6
    Oh, just had a fascinating idea. Have too look into a patent and a working model quick then i will tell.
     
  8. Apr 21, 2005 #7

    Danger

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    It truly frightens me to say it, but I think that I know where you're going with this...
     
  9. Apr 21, 2005 #8

    DocToxyn

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    Induction cooktops have been around for years, especially in Europe.
     
  10. Apr 21, 2005 #9

    Danger

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    Okay, I see what the problem is. I just checked, and they're only available through restaurant supply houses in this area.
     
  11. Apr 21, 2005 #10
    They are supposedly becoming more popular in the US (and Canada I guess) in recent years - that's probably the reason for the article.
     
  12. Apr 21, 2005 #11

    Monique

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    According to this quote, it was already available in 1999
     
  13. Apr 21, 2005 #12

    i have seen them about 20 years ago in europe, but this is big news here in america like fluorescent bulbs.
     
  14. Apr 21, 2005 #13
    omg wtf we got fluorescent bulbs now! Someone needs to clue me in!

    Anyway my idea... ya wanna here it? Its good...
     
  15. Apr 21, 2005 #14

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    The Sunday newspapers often advertise induction cookers in their food supplements. About £50 last time I saw them.

    Someone tell me those comments about the US only just getting fluorescent bulbs was a joke...
     
  16. Apr 21, 2005 #15
    i'm not kidding, few years ago fluorescent bulbs were unknown here, they are introducing them slowly here, like everything else.electricity is just too cheap here to, there are more important thinghs to think about: like what is on TV tonight.
     
  17. Apr 21, 2005 #16

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    GE introduced the Biax fluorescent bulb in 1987. I've been using fluorescent bulbs for years.
     
  18. Apr 21, 2005 #17

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    I got all excited when I first heard about fluorescent bulbs, and bought a bunch. The frost must have got 'em, though, because not one of the damned things ever sprouted.

    Seriously... how backward are you people really? We've had them here for as long as I can remember, back to the 50's. :confused:
     
  19. Apr 21, 2005 #18
    I'm talking about fluorescent bulbs who look like incadescent bulbs, not long fluorescent tubes usually seen in office buildings :yuck:
     
  20. Apr 21, 2005 #19

    Evo

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    Not fluorescent lamps, fluorescent compact bulbs, these things
    fluorescent bulbs
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2005
  21. Apr 21, 2005 #20

    Danger

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    Oh... :redface: Okay, then. I've only seen them for the past dozen years or so.
     
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