Induction Cooker

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Cooker hob

Postby MMM » Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:39 am

Need advice. Hoping that someone here has the experience.

The electrolux ceramic glass hob at my mum's place started to crack. I suppose we will need to replace it.

This was provided by the developer and given that she has stayed there for 2-3 yrs I don't it's covered by warranty.

My questions are :
1) Does anyone know if we need to replace back the same hob? As in same model?
2) Are all the hob space configurations the same? Was wondering if we can get another brand/ model or need to buy back electrolux.
3) Where would be a good place to shop?

I was quite surprised that it's not that durable as she only had it for less than 3 years.

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Postby ooptimizer » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:33 pm

No need to buy exactly same hob but the size should preferably be the same so its easier for the contractor to replace. If different size, you will probably need the contractor to do more work which will cost much.

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Postby MMM » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:04 am

Thanks for your response.

I managed to resolve this issue. Actually they can change the cracked surface only but apparently as they don't have the stock, we need to wait for 2-3 months.... Due to safety reasons, I decided to change the entire cooker hob.

Went back to Electrolux as they offered me a good discount including installation. Called Goh Ah Bee (known to have good offer) but Electrolux's offer was still much better.

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Postby loner » Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:08 am

Hi MMM,

Does Electrolux provides the electric cooker hob?
I'm using the gas type and just ystrdy the cylinder caught fire. Tk God, no one was hurt. Thus have been advise to change to electric cooker hob. Anybody has any idea how much will it cost to convert or anything I should be wary abt?

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MMM wrote:Thanks for your response.

I managed to resolve this issue. Actually they can change the cracked surface only but apparently as they don't have the stock, we need to wait for 2-3 months.... Due to safety reasons, I decided to change the entire cooker hob.

Went back to Electrolux as they offered me a good discount including installation. Called Goh Ah Bee (known to have good offer) but Electrolux's offer was still much better.

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Postby MMM » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:18 am

That sounds very dangerous. Hope that you and your family are fine.

I am not sure how u define electric hob. My mum uses induction cooker and yes it runs on electric rather than gas. The only thing with induction cooker is that you will need to change your pots and pans as they must be induction cooker compatible.

Other experienced parents might want to advise.

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Postby loner » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:31 am

Actually, that is my initial selection on cooker hob when renovating my kitchen a few yrs back but was told its dangerous for kids as there is no visibility of fire.... Now after the incident, I'm confused which one is safer :?

MMM wrote:That sounds very dangerous. Hope that you and your family are fine.

I am not sure how u define electric hob. My mum uses induction cooker and yes it runs on electric rather than gas. The only thing with induction cooker is that you will need to change your pots and pans as they must be induction cooker compatible.

Other experienced parents might want to advise.

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Postby MMM » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:57 am

Actually my kids are mainly at my mum's place during the weekdays and they range from 4-8 yrs old. So far, they are fine with the induction cooker. They've been taught not to touch.

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Postby smurf » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:04 am

do you guys use normal gas hob or induction hob? there is another kind called Vitroceramic hob...resemble Induction hob, but emit heat. Induction dun emit heat.

anyone care to share more?

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Portable Induction cooker

Postby b2b3m4 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:07 am

Hi,
I am contemplating whether to get an induction cooker. I am looking at using it for slow cooking like simmering and stewing food.
In the kitchen I have the usual flame stove but for some reason i can't bring the fire small enough to allow my food or soup to simmer. As a busy mummy, i also find the idea of a open flame for 2-3 hours dangerously.
I know I can always use a slow cooker, thermal pot or even a pressure cooker. However, i just feel some food taste best when simmer over a few hours.
In your opinion,
1. Is a induction cooker useful in the kitchen?
2. Is there a difference between brands like Taiyo, Sona, Tomiyo over brands like Philips?? (lots of difference in price)
3. Is it true that one can crack the hob plate easily? Philips say nothing more than 7kg on top of the stove.

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Induction hob (cooker) anyone use it

Postby Musicstar » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:06 pm

Hi,

Anyone uses Induction hob (cooker) can share your opinion of the pro and con. I'm thinking of changing the hob to induction but never use it before so anyone can give me advise. Thank you

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