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Old 05-04-13, 10:47 AM   #1
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I was wondering is an induction disk would work with an induction cooktop and then found one for sale at this website.

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Old 05-04-13, 09:11 PM   #2
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I was wondering is an induction disk would work with an induction cooktop and then found one for sale at this website.

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Interesting but doesn't it defeat the purpose of having the pot itself heat up? It is now just a resistance element as far as the pot is concerned.
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Interesting but doesn't it defeat the purpose of having the pot itself heat up? It is now just a resistance element as far as the pot is concerned.
Yeah, I'm with Mikesolar on this one.

At best, resistance cooking is something like 74% efficient (not counting immersion heating), and induction cooking is 84% efficient.

So if you're combining the two:

74% x 84% = combined %
.74 x .84 = .62 = 62% combined efficiency

Based on the data from my tests, Elgo calculated that the efficiency was 66% for induction and 46% for resistasnce.

So:

Combined efficiency = .66 X .46 = .30 = 30% efficiency.

You'll also have the thermal inertia of the adapter plate to contend with, so you'd lose the 'quick on', 'quick off' advantage.

All in all, it's the worst features of both technologies combine into one stylish package, plus the added gift of further reduced efficiency.

However, the bragging rights will remain.

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Couldn't you cook directly on the stainless steel plate as if it were a grill?
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Couldn't you cook directly on the stainless steel plate as if it were a grill?
Might be an idea without wings...



On the other hand...


Ikea makes a induction frying pan for $15.


Why try to cook on an adapter plate, unless you only want to warm tortillas?

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