|Item Weight||48 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||26.6 x 36.6 x 7.1 inches|
|Item model number||NIT8066UC|
Bosch NIT8066UC 800 30" Black Electric Induction Cooktop
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The 800seriesinduction cooktop is sleek in design and features AutoChef technology which maintains precise cooking temperatures The potsense feature detects the shape of your pot or pan and ajusts the heating elements to the shape of your cookware Sa...
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Pros : I think people who is looking for induction cooktop may heard about super fast water boiling already but one thing they really don't know is how immediately and precisely temperature can be controlled, which is much more important than how fast you can boil water, in my opinion.
Also, safety and easy to clean are two pros I would like to put before the speed and efficiency.
My previous cooktop was GE Profile electric smooth top one. Due to very high inertia of heat element it took quite long time to heat up and much longer time to cool down. This incurs several issues of cooking and cleaning.
Preheating pans was quite nuisance. I use stainless steel pans and it needs preheating and oiling to prevent food from sticking to surface. Reaching to right temperature takes quite long and I can’t use high temp setting to shorten waiting time as it takes another long time to cool down to the temperature I desire. I always ended up making undercooked pancakes for the first a couple batches or burnt one due to failing preheating properly. This could be done properly when you have time and wait long enough. But in the morning when you’re hungry and everything is rush, you don’t have this luxury of waiting ‘enough time’ with proper set.
Since surface is extremely hot while cooking, any spill or boiled over stuff will be burnt to the surface. Any oil spatter from next frying pan will create smokes. Cleaning with knife and cleaner is really mess with bad smell. All these are simply gone with this induction cooktop. It heats up and cools down immediately when I change the setting. There is no burning food on surface. After some long cooking, it’s not cool enough you want to touch them with bare hands but it’s incomparably safer than electric cooktop to touch. Safety is absolutely plus.
Oh. It REALLY boils water fast. In fact, if you use SpeedBoost, you’ll hear sizzling sound as early as in seconds like electric boiling kettle.
SpeedBoost : SpeedBoost will make the selected heat element high powered and boils water much faster. I didn’t exactly compared with and without one, so I can’t say how fast it is though. It generates more hum sound when enabled. I usually don’t hear hum sound in normal use even though it’s there but when SpeedBoost is activated, it’s quite noticeable.
Control : It’s quite intuitive to use and fully operable without reading manual except timer. After powering up, select heat element and select power level are only two touch necessary. For proper use of timer, you may want to study a bit. Once timer expires, the heat element automatically shuts off. This is great most of the cases. But if you want to change temperature setting after some time, you need to turn it on again by setting new temperature. And until then, it’s off and when induction is off, it’s really off and no heating.
Two troubles I have with this cooktop and cut one star off. As I explained, I had smoothtop electric cooktop. Bosch 800 one requires 1” deeper clearance than existing electric cooktop due to air venting under unit. There is air baffle to block hot air from cook surface recirculating to heat element. This requires 1” space underneath of the unit. My countertop has large drawer that matches the depth of electric cooktop. So everytime I open and shut this drawer, I hit the baffle. The baffle moves freely so it’s not completely blocking the drawer though. This is not well illustrated / described in anywhere and I found later when I install it.
The other was small nuisance that the attached armored power cable was a tad bit (¼”) shorter to reach to the power junction box. So, clamping connector was not able to hold it. I had to visit HomeDepot to buy a junction box spacer and a barrel to extend it about an inch to connect it properly. Existing GE one had a lot longer line.
Yes. Induction cooktop is picky for pot type. I had to throw away two pans and one pot even though they were stainless steel one. It must be ferromagnetic. Easiest test is simply bring a small magnet and see whether it sticks. If it sticks, it’s good to go.
buy a Bosch induction cooktop until Bosch explains the conditions that cause the cooktop to automatically shut off at some arbitrary time during use. This applies to the 500-series, 800-series and Flexinduction models. I discovered this can happen while reading manuals during my web research on induction cooktops.
Here are the respective web pages and page numbers advising of this stipulation in each model's "Use and Care" manual:
I called Bosch Customer Support 5 times over a two-week period and each time talked to a different rep including a Support Supervisor on my last call. I asked for an explanation about the specific circumstances under which the cooktop would shut off. I cited several examples of cooking situations where one would not want the cooktop to "just turn off" on its own. On my last 4 conversations with Bosch support reps, I was told they would research the issue and "get back to me with an answer".
Well, they didn't get back to me, and I still don't have an answer. The support people don't know, and further, they told me they don't communicate with Bosch engineering (who certainly would know the answer). How strange is that? But I was copied on an email from a Bosch Senior Support Representative to "an unknown at Bosch". The email contained the following exact wording from one of the manuals:
"Automatic time limitation:
If the element is used for prolonged periods of time without changes in the settings being made, the automatic time limitation function is triggered. The element stops heating. "F8" and the residual heat indicator "H/h" flash alternately in the display. The indicator goes out when any symbol is pressed. The element can now be reset. When the automatic time limitation is activated depends on the selected heat level (from 1 to 10 hours)."
The email also briefly revealed that "a customer" (me) wanted to know the conditions that can cause the cooktop to shut off, but didn't offer any relevant explanations. Whatsoever! I was told by a couple of support reps that the cooktop turns off for "safety reasons" but no other details were offered. Safety reasons? Really? Does that mean the cooktops are nearing a dangerous state? Are these Bosch cooktops the only cooktops ever made that turn off "for safety reasons" Maybe, but if so, I'm not aware of any others.
I hope I am not alone in thinking Bosch needs to inform prospective customers exactly what conditions can trigger these (expensive) cooktops to shut off? Or better yet, just make a cooktop that doesn't arbitrarily turn off.
Bottom line is, buy one of these Bosch cooktops only if you are willing to risk it automatically turning off sometime between "1 and 10 hours". Or, if you'd be content to just stand watch over it to be sure it stays on while you're cooking a corned-beef for 4-5 hours.
Bosch engineers take notice!