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“Blank Space”

11873 1000_VIKING_PRWe’ve had a blank space in our Viking kitchen countertop for a short time while we patiently awaited the release of a brand new Viking piece. Much to the surprise of my appliance enamored heart it was filled last Friday with possibly one of the most magnificent 36” induction cooktops I’ve ever laid my eyes on.

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The LED lighting in Viking’s signature blue illuminates the surface to artfully let you know “Hey, I’m on! Look at me!”

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There is a subtle wavy image graphic in the corner of each element to indicate which burner, or burners, are on. The 6 elements are 9 inches squared beneath the surface and will boost to a high of 3700 watts (the gas equivalent of 26000 BTUs) for the first 10 minutes when turned on high. ALL of the elements can be on at once and allowing the full surface can be used.VikingCktp2

This model has a beveled edge and a grey-ish mirrored finish that is visually interesting and provides a very different look than any other brand currently in the market. See….

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If you’re still unaware of the pros of cooking with induction, let me fill you in. It’s energy efficient, much easier to keep clean, fast, and responsive. You really have to see it to understand just how fun induction is to use.  If you’re in the market for a new 30″ or 36” cooktop this Viking cooktop is another reason to visit us.

Maybe this choice will be forever, because it certainly won’t go down in flames…(cue guilty pleasure cheesy pop music)…

 

Induction vs Radiant Cooking

Smooth, sleek, easy to clean, electric cooking….let’s explore two options when electric cooking is your cooking preference.

Radiant cooking is similar to electric coil cooking. It heats the surface of the cooktop and is slower to respond. The cost is significantly less than induction. It is a great option if you want a great, smooth top look without a big price tag.

Induction cooking offers precision, speed, and safety. These features come at a premium as compared to radiant cooking. Induction works by using electromagnetic energy. Induction works in conjunction with your cookware to transfer heat magnetically. Cookware used must be made of a ferrous material to make the magic happen. It responds to control adjustments instantly. The instant on and off is similar to gas cooking and will boil water faster. The heat is created by the transference of magnetic energy so the top of the cooktop remains cool wherever a pot or pan isn’t being used. This is a great safety feature. It is incredibly energy efficient as it requires little power or fuel to function. While your existing pots and pans may not work with induction, a simple test can be done by placing a magnet at the bottom of your cookware. If it adheres, your cookware will work.

Induction is definitely the way to go for electric cooking due to its fast response, precision, energy efficiency, and safety features, not to mention having electromagnetic fields preparing food is a pretty awesome way to cook!