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  1. Gilly
    February 8, 2018 @ 4:29 pm

    I am Australian….This post made me sooooo happy because finally there is something in Australia that someone covets and can’t have…..soooo happy. Because you see that is my life, I read so many American and UK blogs and there are countless things I see that I want so bad and what kills me is that they are WAY cheaper than anything we could get here! BUT if I have it shipped here then I always have to pay $1 000 000 in shipping fees. My house would be prettier and filled with more stuff I don’t need…if only I was a millionaire! So I will proceed to sit here smugly for the rest of the day. 😏

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  2. Chrisanne
    February 8, 2018 @ 4:40 pm

    I have have had a Kitchenaid induction cooktop for 10 years and it is by far, my favorite appliance EVER, and certainly the cleanest cooktop I’ve ever had. You won’t regret the black. I have linen white cabinets, subway tile, and a light whitish granite counter…the sleek cooktop looks elegant. I’d compromise on anything but induction!

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  3. Heidi Penno
    February 8, 2018 @ 4:45 pm

    Hi Victoria! I’m not 100% sure if this is what you’re looking for, but Ikea has something similar in white. It’s part of the NUTID series. Good luck in your search 🙂
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50288693/

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  4. Robin Heintz
    February 8, 2018 @ 5:02 pm

    You could get portable induction burners, not install them permanently at all, and just pull out a burner when you need one. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10343776/?query=Portable+induction+cooktop

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    • cece
      February 9, 2018 @ 2:51 pm

      How cool is that!

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  5. Darling Lily
    February 8, 2018 @ 5:08 pm

    I prefer the black. Not that you asked, and I also prefer gas, so my opinions are meaningless to the conversation! Which of course did not stop me offering them.

    And while I am offering up unsolicited opinions, may I just say that I will be glad when this trend of white-on-white-on-white, with a little white on the side, ends? And hopefully takes subway tiles with it, because I don’t understand why people want their kitchens to look like subways and public washrooms.

    Regardless of what you choose, it’s going to be amazing, that we ALL know.

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  6. Lisa Morrison
    February 8, 2018 @ 5:18 pm

    But where was your Dad?

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  7. Kiki
    February 8, 2018 @ 5:43 pm

    I have had, for the past 25 years (in 3 countries in Europe) electric ceramic hobs and wouldn’t change for the world. Also, with a bit careful handling you won’t have a problem with stains and scratches. The only one I have on my now 10yr old cooker stems from a visiting couple who insisted to make the spaghettis and scratched the surface; I still don’t know how they managed….
    Also, take BLACK, please. I underline all the advice above, I have white countertops and they are HELL to clean, they always look dirty and if I had the money I would change them for slate which I had at the last two places and which is great, heat-resistent, I cut up all my stuff directly on them, it’s dead easy to keep clean and shiny and as a fanatical cook I would give much to have them again. Maybe I’m using the wrong term, we call it granite, it’s totally natural and has a ‘life’, inclusions, one of mine had little topaz bits… gorgeous. And don’t wish for a flush one either – sorry – you won’t be happy with it. The flush ones are so devilish to set in – and by gosh, if you should really break the top you’ll be in real trouble because you never get the thing out again. Our neighbours had one and they dropped a huge pan – it was a disaster.
    Sorry for the bad news you get from everybody – but really, the idea of giving your head a break seems reasonable – or you might ending up to hate cooking. And that’s not what you’d want.

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  8. cece
    February 8, 2018 @ 6:06 pm

    My daughter has one and I HATE it! Sorry, but it is true. It is just not like gas, just irritating for me to use. On top of that, it looks pretty awful after years of use. I have tried to clean it, too, and it is a nightmare. I hate how it heats, seems very unnatural. We just bought a gorgeous gas stove with a convection oven and I love it. It is stunning looking, too, as it is a slide-in, so it looks super with the grates on top and all the shine is stunning.
    Everyone has their own fav , plus reasons why, too. If you like the sleek look than that is the one for you, but there are other reasons to like any stove. Visual beauty, yes, but also how well it cooks is huge. I cook many times a day and love the performance my gas stove and convection oven. My made from scratch cakes turn out better than ever! I also have had wall units before and they are too small and when they break, good luck on finding the same size to fit in the holes. Just my 2 cents, from someone who has cooked for hubby and family for 42 years.

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  9. Toni
    February 8, 2018 @ 6:06 pm

    Induction was all the rage 10+ years ago when I remodeled my old house. I bought the single burner to use through out the kitchen remodel thinking I would buy the full size range later. They were running $2,000 back then. And after using the single burner for less than a month I realized I didn’t need or want a 4 burner stove using that technology. Like someone else said, it boils water in a couple of seconds. I have an electric pot that boils water in a few seconds. Beyond that I prefer my gas stove with an oven. If my electricity goes off I can still cook. And if I drop something on it, nothing breaks. The grates go in the dishwasher. If I were going to do it all over again, I would buy a refurbished or new old 40 inch stove. It would fit the age of my house and I’d like to have that stove again. Now I can’t because the stove space is 30 inches.

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  10. Emily Hudson
    February 8, 2018 @ 6:26 pm

    Victoria this is not about the cook top but white will work you to death. I have a square grand piano if any one of your readers would like one to have one for a island , Needs restoration to be a working piano but would work for a island, my kitchens to small. Piano is located in South Carolina circa 1864 Chickering.

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  11. Jenny Young
    February 8, 2018 @ 6:38 pm

    So what about cast iron cooks? I cook almost exclusively in cast iron….you just cannot sear meat with such amazing flavor in anything else. I do hate the stoves I’ve had because of how difficult they are to keep clean but i love eating good food more than I hate the ugly stoves.

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  12. Patricia Taylor
    February 8, 2018 @ 6:44 pm

    Electromagnetic pulse effects: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/16635999/?i=3&from=/15955187/related
    Opinion is divided but with a defibrillator-implanted b-in-law who loves to meddle in the kitchen, I opted for gas over gimmick.

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  13. Patricia Taylor
    February 8, 2018 @ 6:48 pm

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/16635999/?i=3&from=/15955187/related

    Opinion is divided as to electromagnetic pulse appliances, however, with a defibrillator-implanted b-in-law, who loves to meddle in the kitchen, I opted for gas over gimmick.

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  14. Karen eldredge
    February 8, 2018 @ 7:18 pm

    I went through the exact dilemma years ago, I wanted white induction on white marble. Couldn’t figure out an affordable way to do it and if I remember correctly the non American cooktops were also a smaller size and I cook a lot with big pans so I needed space on my cooktop. I eventually went with dark counters on the perimeter and white on the island and I did love it. Also I have the same pans as you and my cooktop is not scratched, I think only cast iron will do that. So this is a crazy idea that I have no idea if it would work. What if u took off the glass, and scraped all the black off and then frosted it? Or replaced it with a different piece of glass. This is way over most people’s heads, but you are married to Paul. Also, not all induction is created equal, people who compare an IKEA counter top model to a cooktop would be blown away by the cooktop, I know cause I’ve used both.

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  15. Brittany
    February 8, 2018 @ 7:54 pm

    I saw what you did immediately. It does draw the eye with so much white. We don’t have an induction cooktop, but we do have an electric one, and I’m looking into a cooktop cover. Not because I mind the black, because I like how sleek it is, but all our appliances are stainless. Maybe a fancy cooktop cover would make the difference?

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  16. Robin Heintz
    February 8, 2018 @ 7:58 pm

    My son is an Interiors Architect. I asked him. His reply was: “I am not sure. The brands that may have it may be pretty pricey. Thermador, Miele, Bertazoni – but they’ll be $2000, minimum.”

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  17. Sue
    February 8, 2018 @ 8:04 pm

    Many years ago we moved our kitchen to another room in our home entirely. Total re-do from the studs. We live in an area where the only gas is propane. I was gung-ho to get a Blue Star gas cooktop. But my husband was not enthusiastic about having a propane tank and hook-up installed. For 2 years before the reno, I spent 12 hours a day on the old Gardenweb kitchen site and heard about induction for the first time. Very long story short, at that time the only induction cooktops were European, and VERY expensive. There were no induction ranges available in the US at all.

    We, too, went to one of those appliance stores where we were by far the poorest people in the place (including the salespeople), in another state, because our state didn’t even have such a place. I tried induction there. Instant conversion. We bought a 36″ Miele induction cooktop. We still cook on it, a lot. Advantages you already know. We have had minimal scratching, hardly visible, and I happily use my cast iron all the time. No clouding like other people have mentioned. So fast and responsive. SO easy to clean. Disadvantages: had to give away my Calphalon and buy new cookware using a magnet (except for the cast iron and Le Creuset). You can’t roast a pepper over an induction burner. Most have a max burner size of 12″, which is not optimal for my 14″ Allclad frypan. You also can’t use a stove-top espresso maker, even if it’s magnetic. Its footprint is too small to actuate the burner. You can’t take your roasting pan out of the oven, remove the meat, and put that pan on your stove to reduce the drippings by bridging burners, at least not on mine. And those models which allow bridging have burners that aren’t big enough anyway. When you lose electric power, like in a storm, it’s useless, as other folks have pointed out.

    Meanwhile, my best friend did buy the Blue Star gas cooktop and runs it on propane. While she likes it, she’s had multiple problems with ignition problems and had to have it serviced more than once. I’ve never had to service the induction once yet (knock wood). She has to keep track of the propane level in her tank so she doesn’t run out. Cleaning that gas range is a bear. Seriously. If I had to do it over again, I’d go with induction again. Wishing you happiness whatever you choose.

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  18. Dawn Grabo
    February 8, 2018 @ 8:24 pm

    “We had an induction cooktop for awhile, it scratched easily and my OCD also hated the cloudy rings that formed from repeated heat.”

    We’ve had our Kenmore Elite induction cooktop for 10+ years and I cannot relate one bit to the above. In the past I had traditional electric cooktops which had those issues but not the induction cooktop.

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  19. Crystal
    February 8, 2018 @ 8:31 pm

    Full disclosure, I just peed myself. A little. But pee I did. Damn this getting old business. I should be able to guffaw with abandon. Which I did. But paid the price. Totally worth it.

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  20. Bernie
    February 8, 2018 @ 8:32 pm

    I love your style. I love your writing. I love your videos. It’s just a cooktop. get over your obsession!! Black cooktop…white counters…big whoop. Dont you love BLACK AND WHITE cats? It would be a kitchen version of your ode to tuxedo cats. Did you swtich from slate to white for counters? did I miss something? Black would look better with slate, than white anyway. I need another GFT video.

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