Gas cooktops vs Glass burners

monicalangeApril 12, 2012
Is a gas cooktop worth the extra money (plus we have to run a line in from the garage) and is it worth the extra elbow grease for semi-messy cooks? We're considering the Dacor 5 burner with bead-blasted finish. If you think the glass is better, then, which ones are my best options?
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Keerthi Naidu
Hi there, how'd you end up solving this design dilemma? Find out more information about which one is better?
    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 5:31PM
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induction elements heat up quickly and don't require any gas hook ups.
1 Like    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 8:21PM
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I was always a gas cooktop person until our last remodel 5 years ago. My older son (a chef) told me to check out induction. I love it. The response is as fast as gas, kitchen doesn't heat up as much. Cleanup is a breeze. Spills don't stick. The only downside is you need cook wear which a magnet will attract. All clad, dansk, cast iron all work. Its been 5 years and it still looks like new. Good luck!
    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 11:02PM
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glad it all worked out for you ! I have induction too ! I just bought new pans and use the old ones in our outdoor kitchen now !!
    Bookmark   April 27, 2013 at 1:09AM
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We have a mid-range, Bosch induction cooktop- put in about a 2yrs ago as part of a kitchen replacement- absolutely great, super easy to clean (trust me that gas burners love to collect grease and dust. The bottoms of pans are also much cleaner than in my gas-burner days.)

I agree with the others about their speed and performance. The only con I've been able to discover is simply the worry that I might put a pan down too quickly and break the glass- I also never push pans across the surface, so the way I make omelettes has changed. Overall, the pros well outweigh cons.
    Bookmark   April 27, 2013 at 1:33AM
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