|Brand Name||General Electric|
|Item Weight||41 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||21.4 x 29.8 x 4.6 inches|
|Item model number||PHP900DMBB|
GE PHP900DMBB Profile 30" Black Electric Induction Cooktop
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I would have thought about a gas stove but my kitchen is not plumbed for gas. When I saw the induction concept I was somewhat sceptical at first and bought a single burner induction cooktop to try the concept. I quickly became a convert. The induction cooktop will bring water to a boil in less than half the time of my old radiant cooktop and, more importantly, the temperature can be reduced immediately. And when I say "immediately" I mean immediately. One can go from a rolling boil to no boiling within seconds (see video here - [...]).
I had to have my electrical supply to the cooktop upgraded from 30 to 40 amps for the cost of about $800 and I can truly say that this cost and that of the cooktop has been well worth it.
Since most of my cookware was not induction capable I did need to buy some more but that was a relatively minor cost. Besides, after 30 years of marriage my wife now has new things to give me for presents ;-)
GE has a great product here. The large burner on the right will go to 3200 watts and will bring 4 - 6 quarts of water to a boil in 10 - 15 minutes. The cooktop looks great and functions even better. GE customer support was fantastic.Read more ›
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Now for something different than the other reviews. My home was wired with a 30 amp circuit to the cook top and research will say that you will need 40 amps. This particular top will only let you have two burners on "Boost" at the same time. To max out the rated amperage you must have all the burners on high at the same time. When you see how hot and fast that really is... I SERIOUSLY doubt you will ever need that. Induction is so efficient, that most of our cooking is done on #3 to #5. The scale is 1-10. The higher settings are for frying and boiling. I don't have the need to have 4 skillets frying or 4 pots of water boiling at the same time and I don't think I ever will. Anyway.... before considering calling the electrician, I decided to try it awhile first and see if we trip the breaker. If we do, and it becomes a problem, then we can deal with increasing the wire size and changing the breaker to a 40 amp. So far we have NEVER tripped any breakers and the top works absolutely flawless. DO NOT let the fact that you have a 30 amp service steer you away from considering an induction top. I suggest trying it first, THEN see if you need to increase your breaker size.
Induction provides instantaneous results. The speed of heating a pan is amazing (surpasses gas and electric in speed and control), it does not throw heat (other than the hot pan), and the lack of heat generated beneath the surface means the cooktop is much cooler than either electric or gas, because there are no heating elements in the unit. Also, induction costs far less to operate than gas or electric.
This unit has digital controls (with a lit display that only shows when it is on), and I know, for example, that olive oil will burn in the pan above 5, but 4.5 is perfect for sauteing. And it will remain perfect for sauteing throughout the entire cooking process, it will not get hotter or colder.
Furthermore, you can store anything on the cooktop (we keep a bottle of olive oil on there, as well as a non-magnetic spoon rest. They stay cool to the touch regardless of how many units are on.
Now there are downsides.
1. Cost: cost prohibitive for many, by far the most significant factor. There are no freestanding range/oven combos, which means that you need to spend money on individual range and oven to get a functional kitchen. Furthermore, unless you have a 40A cooktop in place, you will need to upgrade your electric. The total cost for us was around thirty two hundred for both the wall oven and the cooktop, with an additional cost of $150 for the electrician, and about $300 in replacing the pans.
2. Cookware: although most high end pans are made to be induction compatible, the majority of widely available cookware is not. Especially non-stick.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I did not get to use this because I returned it. It was just a little to large for the spot I was trying to put it in. Read morePublished 5 months ago by sandped
Very stylish looking, Working well so far. Heats up very fast without the danger of the open flame of gas.
Had to throw out a lot of my pots and pans but that was expected.
I got this for my parents for Christmas last year. They've been using it for a year now and love it. :0)Published 7 months ago by Ada
nice quality products and fast shipping
running perfect for the past 4 months.... perfect temperatures
In less than one year of use, this circuit board of this cooktop broke three times and now it is out of warranty ( since I installed it one months after buying it).Published 12 months ago by G W
Such a sweet addition to our kitchen. Easy to clean. Fast heat and good control of temperature. We had to up our electrical to 40 amp service as we have an older home with 30 amp. Read morePublished 12 months ago by A. Christine Harrington
Great induction cooker from GE. The electronic touch controls are amazing and it also features a pan presence sensors.Published 12 months ago by JD
Exactly what the wife wanted and it works as advertised. Heats quickly and easy to clean up with glass top.Published 13 months ago by powerjon