Has anyone tried the NuWave, with 52 temp settings?
This could potentially solve the problem of limited levels. And the price is far better than the Volraith one. I'd be interested to hear from anyone who ends up with one of these. Nice fine, Shel_B.
If something sounds too good to be true..... Check out the reviews on Amazon.com. I cooked on nothing but the Max Burton, the Salton and the Eurodib (all inexpensive cooktops) for years and was very, very satisfied. A small windfall allowed me to fulfill my dreams and get the Kenmore induction range else I would still be happily using the "cheap" cooktops.
I've actually used a NuWave (my mom is weak for infomercials, it's an issue) and it's okay. I've never tried to do anything particularly low or controlled on it since it primarily gets used when we go on vacation, but in general I've found it tolerable for stuff like eggs and simmering a large pot of chili. It probably wouldn't be my choice if I wanted induction specifically for control just because it doesn't seem that well made so I'd be suspicious of it holding temp accurately and so on. (I also completely ignore the stated temperatures and just treat them as power settings, since I doubt they're accurate. I've never used a thermometer with it to actually compare.)
That said, it is enough that I'm pretty firmly in the 'going to try nicer induction' camp when next I find myself needing to purchase cooking appliances. I'm not 100% set on induction vs gas as a general rule, but performance seems close enough that if I did have safety concerns (children, people with certain types of disability, etc.) then I'd probably opt for induction. At the moment I suspect my ideal would be a combination of induction and gas - induction as the primary cooking surface and then a gas module or 4 burner cooktop for applications where the gas will perform better.
ETA: I've never seen the actual infomercial for this thing or read any of the advertising information, so I have no idea what they claim it will do. I don't think I'd want it as my primary cooking surface. (As I said, we mostly use it on vacation, places like cabins where it's basically the NuWave or cook over the fire. I did use it once at a place that had a proper gas stove, but the stove was quite old and seemed prone to blowing out and I decided that I just didn't want to mess with it.)
Edited by quiet1, 07 September 2013 - 05:37 PM.