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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on July 3, 2010
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This product causes an error on my Kenmore Elite Induction Range, (Free Standing), which really worries me. Everything just shuts off on the range.

I can get it to work without generating an error and shutdown of my stove with ONE pot of mine, a huge stainless steel steamer, that is about 14 inches in diameter. This steamer holds a huge amount of water and completely covers and overhangs this Induction disk. I put the pan filled with water on the Induction Disk before I turned on my burner. I had no error messages. I was steaming continuously for over an hour. The pot is a thin stainless steel pan. I was using a rather medium low temperature setting. I had to put a heavy weight on top of the steamer to ensure full contact with the Induction Disk. It seems as long as a pot can dissipate the build up of heat in the induction disk, I won't get a failure error and shutdown of my induction range. I have not thoroughly tested this theory yet.

I tried using the Induction Disk with my aluminum pop corn popper pot, and as soon as the disk heated up I got the dreaded error message and shutdown. I was using a medium high temperature setting. I was really hoping to use this Induction disk with the pop corn popper because I simply can not find a pop corn popper pan that is induction ready.

I also have a complete set of very expensive waterless cookware that are not induction ready, and really wanted to use this disk with them. But, I'm worried it may generate an error message and complete shutdown. I have yet to try them with this disk as I'm leery of using it and breaking my induction range permanently.

I've recently started purchasing cast iron pots and pans for my induction stove since the failure of the induction disk. I am not sure if this error that is generated will be caused by my cast iron griddle that I just purchased to heat/cook tortillas on. Heating/cooking tortillas on a cast iron griddle may not dissipate enough heat and could, theoretically, cause an error message/shutdown. The cast iron skillets and pots work fine on the induction range. So, in truth, I can not say that the Kenmore Elite induction stove generating an error with the induction disk is limited to the induction disk use alone till I test the cast iron griddle.

I did purchase a good quality set of pots and pans for the induction stove, but I still want to use my waterless cookware, a pop corn popper and a griddle.

Due to it's failure with my induction range, I do consider this disk to be a rather expensive learning mistake, therefore the low rating.

NOTE: I just tested my lodge griddle on the induction stove top, used it for about an hour at a rather high setting, (8), and it did not generate an error on my induction stove, (which causes the shut down of all the burners). So, it must be something to do with the induction disk and possibly the construction or materials used in the disk. When the disk generates an error and shutdown then when I restart, (turn on), the buner and get the induction disk near a burner - it will quickly generate another error/shutdown. It seems to generate the error when the disk is hot. Even low settings on the stove top generate an error with the disk - the only exception was the huge steamer pot I mentioned above.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on August 20, 2012
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I bought this because I got a stove top espresso maker as a present. I read the reviews and thought I'd give it a try even though I was already worried. It did take a while to heat up but that didn't bother me too much. The reason why I'm most likely going to return this is because I finally used it today and it has burn spots where the steel is disintegrating already top and bottom. Thanks scary, not to mention some people complained it broke their stove top. I have a like 2 weeks left that I can return this item and but i can tell you right now.. it's going back. Don't waste time ordering it, you'll have to ship it back. I wanted desperately for this to work it's a great idea but not perfected.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 15, 2013
My stove would not use it and it shut down as it overheated. I was disappointed with it. never mind.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 11, 2013
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By the time it takes the induction interface disk to heat up the pan, I might as well used the normal cook stove.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 8, 2012
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We bought this item along with our induction stovetop. The review of this item indicates that it will allow you to use glassware, aluminum (non-magnetic utensils) on your induction stove. However, it did not work with our Corningware or Teflon coated fry pans. Those are the only 2 I have tried; so will test it some more down south this winter. Right now, not too impressed with it.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on May 31, 2011
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I was disappointed in the Induction Disk. I could not get water to boil on the highest temperature. It may work fine for cooking foods at lower temperatures, but boiling water was one of the main functions I was looking for. I absolutely love my Max Burton induction cook top, however. With the correct cookware it works very well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 14, 2013
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Well, Thought it would be great but the elements keep turning off and have to be repeatedly reset. Would not recommend this item for future purchases. Almost always have to cook on power boost to get it to work
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 31, 2013
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This product causes my induction to overheat and shut off, therefor I don't use it. I just find the right pans to use.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 31, 2012
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It is certainly not effective for getting adequate heat to cook anything in my Cuisinart cookware. I'm not sure it would ever bring water to a boil.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 5, 2011
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I was very excited to finally get the disk but really disappointed with the performance. my favorite pan (scanpan) does not work on it! too much heat gets lost between the cook top and the pan. My cheap stainless saucepans work however which is good, but the claim that with this you can use ANY saucepan is false in my opinion. I am now on the hunt to buy all induction suitable cookware and the disk will more than likely end up in the back of the cupboard, in hindsight i would have been better off spending the AU$80 (this is including the exhorbitant shipping charge) on a new induction suitable saucepan.
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