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birdy
10-05-2010, 08:16 AM
Hi,

I am looking for induction stove.. anyone has any brand recommendation and where can I get it? What is the price range that I would be expecting (assuming 2 cooker hood)?

For those who have used this kind of stove, is there any drawbacks you have came across that you would like to share?

expat1609
10-05-2010, 08:33 AM
using inductive since ~1 year now, only drawback was that we could not use some of our pots anymore (inductive means magnetic and old stainless pots do not have the integrated magnetic layer in the bottom).
bought it from fagor (made in singapore), no problem so far no complaints.
electric bill nothing much different from before.
if you start using, be careful, do not burn your food - it is cooking amazingly fast !!!

birdy
10-05-2010, 08:46 AM
Thanks for the heads-up, expat1609. What's the price range I can be expecting?

expat1609
10-05-2010, 09:07 AM
Thanks for the heads-up, expat1609. What's the price range I can be expecting?
we bought it for RM 999, special offer that time, not sure whats the regular price.
try to browse www.fagor.com.my , you may find prices, but for sure any numbers to call for more information

Disclaimer: I am not related in any way to this company and/or its shops. I do not gain any benefit/loss if you buy their product or other any other :cool: :p

SingaporeEhSai!
10-05-2010, 11:03 AM
becareful when u use induction cooker, u need to leave the power on for it to cool down otherwise it will go haywire the next time u put in on( unable to cook or power on properly)

currymee
10-05-2010, 11:24 AM
using inductive since ~1 year now, only drawback was that we could not use some of our pots anymore (inductive means magnetic and old stainless pots do not have the integrated magnetic layer in the bottom).
bought it from fagor (made in singapore), no problem so far no complaints.
electric bill nothing much different from before.
if you start using, be careful, do not burn your food - it is cooking amazingly fast !!!

Huh? Do you need special pots and pans ? Good ol fashion Amway stainless steel pots and pans cannot be used efficiently? :confused: Can clarify please?

kwchang
10-05-2010, 12:07 PM
Induction technology is applicable to ferrous metals only which means anything made of IRON will be OK. One trick is to check to see if your fridge magnet will stick to the pot (ferrous metals are magnetic) - if magnets get attracted to the pot, it can be used on an induction cooker. Simple?

It also means, you cannot use all the alluminium pots and pans which include all the teflon equipment and certainly not glassware like pyrex.

Ahhh... by the way, I have read that induction technology is very fast heating - so beware ... you got to find out which setting heats or burns your food.

I have not used induction cookers but if I was to buy one, I'd go for the pure induction cooker (no heating elements) because electrical heaters waste a lot of electricity. Induction cookers have no heat - the induction method only causes the ferrous metal pots to get hot. So you actually can touch the cooker and not get burned because yr hand is not metal (unless you are Iron Man!)

fRaNkY
10-05-2010, 09:17 PM
I bought mine from Giant... come with a pot also... good for steamboat... ie Fraser Hill or cameron highland:D

birdy
11-05-2010, 05:11 AM
we bought it for RM 999, special offer that time, not sure whats the regular price.
try to browse www.fagor.com.my , you may find prices, but for sure any numbers to call for more information

Disclaimer: I am not related in any way to this company and/or its shops. I do not gain any benefit/loss if you buy their product or other any other :cool: :p
So cheap? I went to a shop this afternoon to make inquiry and for Fagor induction cooker, they quoted me RM5,000! :eek: He said this brand is from Spain... ;) Where did you buy your Fagor induction cooker from.

BTW, just to clarify... I am looking for a proper stove type (ie. one piece with 2 or 3 induction burner) not those single piece meant for steamboat purpose.

currymee
11-05-2010, 08:06 AM
Birdy, why don't you buy one of those single portable one to try with first ? before splashing out serious money - can use the portable one for steamboat etc ? Just a suggestion.

fRaNkY
11-05-2010, 08:46 AM
I remember I bought mine not more than RM500... about RM300++

Normal cooking I still use gas... cheaper and can take those big wok... for frying noodles and ckt.

expat1609
13-05-2010, 07:29 AM
So cheap? I went to a shop this afternoon to make inquiry and for Fagor induction cooker, they quoted me RM5,000! :eek: He said this brand is from Spain... ;) Where did you buy your Fagor induction cooker from.

BTW, just to clarify... I am looking for a proper stove type (ie. one piece with 2 or 3 induction burner) not those single piece meant for steamboat purpose.

birdy, you are absolutely right, fagor is made in spain and not cheap.
i was looking for electric oven before and i also did in ikea, where they are selling fagor. mixed it all up, sorry bout that, getting older i guess :(

after checking the bills and warranty cards i am now sure:
we bought the inductive 2 plates, brand aerogaz - made in singapore as wee were told. http://www.aerogaz.com/
it was on display in 1utama, promotion price 999, but it was not sold there, we were reffered to that place:

Petaling Jaya Showroom :
No. 36-1 Jalan PJU 5/8
PJU 5, Dataran Sunway
Kota Damansara
47810 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Tel : 603-6140 8846

http://www.kitchencabinetwardrobe.com/ads/Aerogaz/index.htm for other showrooms.

assume you know dataran sunway, the shop is facing the main road from ikea/curve towards sungai buloh, same row with EON Bank - somewhere in the middle.

my take on fagor, standards in europe drop from north to south, since spain is far south (as is greece...) i did not really trust that brand even it is still in the higher price bracket over here...see fiat, luxury car,imported one, over here, it is in fact the kancil of europe, the last car one would like to drive, but still selling since it is cheaper than others...so your guess is as good as mine, i do not have any experience with this brand. if they really ask you 5k, i agree with other forumers that you should take a smaller and cheaper solution to try it out, if ours was promotion price 999, no way the regular price can hit 5k

once again, i am not advertising, just telling you what we got around one year ago...so far no problem (except some burnt food in the very beginning)
sorry for the mislead again, forgive an old stressed man :D