Induction Cooktops

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Ivan Seeking
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I can't believe that I never thought of this.

...The Induction Heat stove doesn't use gas to cook food, and it doesn't rely on radiant heat like a tradtional electric stove element. In fact, an IH stove's elements don't even get hot! Only the pots that you put on the stove do.

The IH element is a powerful electromagnet that creates a magnetic field. When a magnetic material, like a stainless steel pot, is placed inside the magnetic field, circulating currents are produced within the pot - causing it to heat up. And when the pot heats up, so does the food inside. [continued]
http://www.exn.ca/dailyplanet/story.asp?id=2005041952
 

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If I recall correctly, GE exhibited similar units back in the 1964 New York World's Fair.

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Kenneth Mann said:
If I recall correctly, GE exhibited similar units back in the 1964 New York World's Fair.

KM

As soon as I heard the introduction it seemed so obvious. It wouldn't be surprising to learn that for some reason it wasn't practical until now; and probably due to modern electronics. Induction heating has been used in industry for a long time.
 
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Ivan Seeking said:
As soon as I heard the introduction it seemed so obvious. It wouldn't be surprising to learn that for some reason it wasn't practical until now; and probably due to modern electronics. Induction heating has been used in industry for a long time.

They've been selling these over here for years! They just don't work too well with ceramic pans...
 

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