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Things to consider - one of my best purchases!
on July 30, 2013
The box includes the cooktop, quick start guide, owner's manual & cookbook book, instructional DVD and a 9" Duralon ceramic frying pan.
It appears to be of good quality. The control are easy to use. The feature that may prove the most useful is the ability to accurately control the temperature with the digital readout.
The claims of boiling water quickly are exaggerated. I used a measured amount (3 cups) of cold tap water in the same induction rated pan and brought it to a rolling boil on both an electric range and on the Nuwave2 PIC.
It took 6 minutes 30 seconds on the electric range on High
It took 4 minutes 50 seconds on the Nuwave2 PIC on High (425°)
It took 4 minutes 24 seconds on the Nuwave2 PIC on Max/Sear (575°)
The Nuwave2 PIC has a warning on it's top surface "COOKING SURFACE CAN REMAIN HOT EVEN AFTER COOKING"
One thing that I forgot to consider was where I was going to place it when using it. It won't fit on the top of my electric range where it would be under the vent hood. If placed anywhere else in the kitchen any smoke or grease would not vent properly.
Update: I love this cooktop. I just increased my rating from 4 to 5 stars.
When I make hard boiled eggs I start heating the water on Max/Sear and when it comes to a rolling boil I reduce the temp setting to Med (275°) and it maintains a rolling boil. If I use the minus botton to reduce the temp to 270° it immediately comes off the rolling boil. Uping the temp back to 275° it immediately comes back to the rolling boil. Fantastic temperature control.