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Old 08-06-2017, 16:49   #106
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My mother has had to deal with an induction cooktop for nearly 20 years on land. She regrets it. Compared to gas it offers little improvement IMHO.


Was it an induction cooktop? Or was it one of those glas-ceramic ones? Big difference, but not always obvious.
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One other power management feature with an induction hob is that you can pre-program a default Maximum power level.

For example my 4 hob range has a Max power of 7200W which represents all 4 on High with power boost.(very unlikely that would ever be used)
But you can reset max to 4800W or 2500W so that it will never pull more than your preferred setting.

2500W will be my default setting so that it is well within the 3000W Invertor
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Since I have a diesel powered auxiliary, I intend to purchase a Wallas diesel fired, ceramic cooktop/heater. With gimbals.
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I have a propane force 10 but only room to (safely) store one 6lb bottle. Which is obviously crap.

I have 400AH of lithium and (soon to be) 400-600 watts of solar (depending on when I finish my dodger) so looking at maybe getting an induction stove top to help eek out the propane (I'm already moving to an electric kettle).

I guess the best solution would be to get one that fits on top of the propane stove so can take advantage of the gimbal/pot holders
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I have a propane force 10 but only room to (safely) store one 6lb bottle. Which is obviously crap.

I have 400AH of lithium and (soon to be) 400-600 watts of solar (depending on when I finish my dodger) so looking at maybe getting an induction stove top to help eek out the propane (I'm already moving to an electric kettle).

I guess the best solution would be to get one that fits on top of the propane stove so can take advantage of the gimbal/pot holders
We have used an electric kettle since forever. A couple of years ago I switched from a standard 2.5kW one to a "travel" kettle which uses about 1000 watts -- makes a big difference in usability -- don't have to shut down almost everything on board to use it. Water for a couple cups of tea is boiled reasonably fast. Only downside is all of these "travel" kettles have permanently attached bases -- so you have to unplug them to fill them up.

Makes a big difference in gas consumption.

Lately we started using a single burner normal hot place (not induction), on the counter next to the stove. It is surprising what a high percentage of stove needs it fulfills -- I guess it must be at least 50% if not more.

Has made another big difference in gas consumption.

If you can make a multi burner induction cooktop fit the top of your existing gas stove, that will be cool. If it works, please post your plans and photos.
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We have used an electric kettle since forever. A couple of years ago I switched from a standard 2.5kW one to a "travel" kettle which uses about 1000 watts -- makes a big difference in usability -- don't have to shut down almost everything on board to use it. Water for a couple cups of tea is boiled reasonably fast. Only downside is all of these "travel" kettles have permanently attached bases -- so you have to unplug them to fill them up.

Makes a big difference in gas consumption.
It was actually your posts in that 'boiling water' thread that convinced me to move to an electric kettle!

I'm going to get this one https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00851LRR6/...R8OIZVZ0&psc=1

750 watts, removable base.
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It was actually your posts in that 'boiling water' thread that convinced me to move to an electric kettle!

I'm going to get this one https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00851LRR6/...R8OIZVZ0&psc=1

750 watts, removable base.
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Intending to get one of these ... recessed curved heating element and the wok will not move (hopefully)

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Round cut-out in the counter top and dropped in will keep it in place
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Intending to get one of these ... recessed curved heating element and the wok will not move (hopefully)

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That's splendid! I used to use a wok a lot at home. Would be great on the boat. With the very significant additional advantage that it won't need to be gimballed!
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That's splendid! I used to use a wok a lot at home. Would be great on the boat. With the very significant additional advantage that it won't need to be gimballed!
My flat bottom carbon steel wok works great on my portable induction plate on the boat. It gets a lot hotter than it does sitting on the propane stove.
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My flat bottom carbon steel wok works great on my portable induction plate on the boat. It gets a lot hotter than it does sitting on the propane stove.
Inspiring! Is plain carbon steel suitable for induction or do you need a special induction wok?
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Inspiring! Is plain carbon steel suitable for induction or do you need a special induction wok?
Plain carbon steel. It's just an ordinary basic wok from a chinese shop. It only takes a few seconds for it to get smoking hot.
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Increadible how much faster the round bottom wok heats up on the curved induction plate comparing to the flat bottom pan.
Here in China these induction plates are really cheap and at USD 20 to 30 I don't mind keeping a spare.
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Increadible how much faster the round bottom wok heats up on the curved induction plate comparing to the flat bottom pan.
Here in China these induction plates are really cheap and at USD 20 to 30 I don't mind keeping a spare.
I wouldn't find that incredible

The induction effect varied with the cube (??) of the distance from the induction coil to the pan. A curved bottom on a curved plate and a flat bottom on a flat plate are both going to be far more effective than a curved bottom on a flat plate or vice versa.

The advantage of the flat plate is that you are not limited to just one specific shape of curved bottom cooking utensil.
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Interesting to see a gimballed induction cooktop/eletric oven installed in this Hallberg-Rassy.
It's a Miele (german-made, very high quality) unit, not sure what model though.
I have induction at home. It's a pleasure to use -- clean, fast, and great in summer because it radiates far less heat than gas. In the confined space of a boat that's a real plus in summer.

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