Honest opinions about how to buy Appliances and Lighting.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Pro Wok VS Induction

I was helping a customer last week. They wanted a professional gas cooktop, but did not know whether it could be piped into their home. I then asked whether they would consider induction. They preferred gas, because they heard it was faster and easier to control.

Of course, the opposite is true, but to what extreme? What is faster a 24,000 BTU commercial wok or a high speed induction?



The answer is induction even against a commercial product. Induction is instant on and off, more child safe and much easier to control as well as being 90% efficient(60% gas, 55% electric). In addition, The Executive Chef at Taranta(great place) said that many European restaurants are using induction instead of gas due to superior performance.

It is certainly a more than a viable alternative to gas

Kurt shall explain:


  1. Anonymous7:25 PM

    Hi, is there a schedule of chef/cooking demonstrations at Yale posted somewhere?

    Also, does Yale have a "Black Friday" sales event?

  2. Ah yes, Black Friday..Retailers will account for 20-40% of the sales volume after Christmas...Then again, Christmas now seems like an ongoing holiday

    We have a bunch of promotions swirling about ending in November. We also have a really interesting plan for December to coax you from buying what you don't need...Think EnergyStar

    Chef schedule...There should be one on the front page