Product Review: NuWave Precision Induction Cooktop The Good and the Bad, Plus Where to Find One

nuwaveOne of the appliances that lets me live without an oven (read more here) is the NuWave Precision Induction Cooktop. I use it to make omelets for breakfast, stir fry dinner, make rice or noodles and much more. Today I’m sharing the pros and cons of this portable cooktop, why I love it so much, and where you can find it.

What is the NuWave Induction Cooktop?

The NuWave Induction Cooktop comes in several models, including a double. nuwaveI have the NuWave Pic Flex that comes with a 9″ copper skillet. The induction technology uses a copper coil to generate a magnetic field. This causes molecules in the pans to vibrate rapidly, and create heat. So heat is generated in the cookware and not on the cooktop surface itself, saving energy over traditional gas or electric ranges. This also means it only works with certain pans. (More on that below.) So what are the pros and cons of this appliance?

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  1. It’s small and lightweight. This means it takes up very little counter space and is portable. It can easily be taken outside or to a party for additional cook space.
  2. The NuWave has several setting for precision cooking. You can adjust your temperatures in increments of 10. Plus the digital display is easy to read.
  3. It’s super easy to clean the glass surface.
  4. It works with all of the cast iron pans I already own.
  5. You can adjust how many watts it uses-600, 900, or 1300.
  6. The NuWave is energy efficient and still heats up fast.
  7. You can use it to cook everything from a simple breakfast to a more complicated dinner.
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  1. It only works with certain pans. Because it works with magnetics, the pans must be magnetic. I mostly use cast iron with mine. However, you can also buy a hob that will allow it to work with any pan for around $20. Find one here.
  2. The website says that the cooktop itself won’t get hot, but I haven’t found that to be entirely true. It doesn’t get as hot as the burners on a gas or electric range, but it still gets warm. Use with caution.
  3. With only one burner, it takes some planning to cook a full meal. I do wish I had gotten the double.

Final Thoughts

Overall this handy appliance is a great addition to any kitchen. It does have a couple of drawbacks, but nothing too serious. Check out the NuWave Induction Cooktop here.

Have you used any NuWave products? What did you think? Share in the comments below, then read more:

Product Review: NuWave Oven

How to Survive Without an Oven

3 thoughts on “Product Review: NuWave Precision Induction Cooktop

  1. I have a NuWave Air Fryer and I love it, but as with anything there are always pros and cons right? I would say my air fryer has more pros than cons. Thank for the review!

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