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Old 07-19-2021, 08:35 PM   #21
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Heck yea! We did a kitchen remodel 10 years ago and had a 36" gas unit in mind. After having dinner with a friend with the same cooktop who said she hated it as it was so difficult to clean I took Susan to a kitchen retailer with a live induction stove. They said chefs prefer it for precise cooking. It also has a timer to turn the burner off. I was sold as I know my wife is a great, yet messy cook and couldn't envision 5 gallon buckets to clean those huge grates. We did have the wall plumbed for gas just in case, yet I don't ever want to go back!
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Old 07-19-2021, 08:45 PM   #22
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Cast iron won't work on induction though, will it?
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Old 07-19-2021, 08:47 PM   #23
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Cast iron, enameled cast iron, carbon steel, stainless steel for induction (my All Clad is induction useable)...basically any pan/pot bottom that is attracted to a magnet that is flat bottom will work on any induction burner.

Caveat: Some older cast iron model pans have a ridge around the perimeter that raises the bottom of the pan away from the surface of the stove; doesn't work very well.

Additionally, you can purchase an adapter ring to place between a non-induction type pan/pot and the glass top of an induction burner. Not ideal but they do "work".

Even my 1925 cast iron waffle maker: Works better than atop gas!
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Old 07-19-2021, 08:53 PM   #24
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The other neat salient feature of cooking on an induction stove: There is no flame/heat licking up the outside of the pot/pan which eliminates hot handles when using stock pots (pasta, soups, etc.), but also eliminates super heating the vertical walls of the pot.

But, technology/electronics wise, they are much more complex than certainly a gas range and more costly to repair if/when.
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Old 07-19-2021, 09:15 PM   #25
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Old 07-19-2021, 09:18 PM   #26
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Sure it will
We replaced our home cooktop with induction and would never go back to gas. We have a portable ikea induction cooktop we use out side or inside if we have shore power, we also carry small butane powered cooking tops. The propane stove inside is the last choice.

Indoor air quality is important .
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Old 07-19-2021, 09:35 PM   #27
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And if you don't want your pan or pot to slide on the induction burner just put a silicone mat between the pan and induction burner. Also, you can put a paper towel on the surface under your pan to eliminate mess. Try that with a gas or electric burner!
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And if you don't want your pan or pot to slide on the induction burner just put a silicone mat between the pan and induction burner. Also, you can put a paper towel on the surface under your pan to eliminate mess. Try that with a gas or electric burner!

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Old 07-19-2021, 10:19 PM   #29
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Additionally, you can purchase an adapter ring to place between a non-induction type pan/pot and the glass !
Asked Thermador(Bosch) about that- and they said no. Seems there can be a heat transfer back to the element that can damage the unit. So no diffuser for non-steel cookware.
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Old 07-19-2021, 10:19 PM   #30
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They won't blow up in your face like the Escape provided Suburban cooktop did to me.
Exactly why I bought my induction cooktop. I haven’t been in one place long enough to figure out what I plan to do with replacing the Suburban stove but I haven’t used it since all the explosion reports started coming in. All I know is that I want it OUT of my trailer and will replace it with something safer. Unfortunately I can’t replace it with the Dickinson in my 17B. If anyone with a 17b has replaced theirs I would love to know which one you chose and how much was involved with getting it to fit in the existing cutout.
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Old 07-19-2021, 10:45 PM   #31
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The turkey SDS2 cutout is: Cut-out Dimensions 18 ⅜” x 14 ⅛”

The older style Suburban 3 burner(similar to the Atwood Escape used for years) is:
18 15/16" length, 16 1/8" width. The 2 burner won't work.

https://www.campingworld.com/3-burne...B&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Old 07-19-2021, 11:20 PM   #32
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Unfortunately I can’t replace it with the Dickinson in my 17B. If anyone with a 17b has replaced theirs I would love to know which one you chose and how much was involved with getting it to fit in the existing cutout.
Curious, what's the dimension that presents the challenge in the 17B?
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Old 07-20-2021, 12:12 AM   #33
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From a previous post by Rubicon

“ Be careful in the 17. I believe Escape wouldn’t install a Dickinson cooktop in that model because of the increased depth and possible interference with furnace below. Also if the Suburban stove is turned 90 degrees as the stock position that will put the Dickinson high output 11,000 BTU burner at the back pretty close to the wall if you have the control knobs out front which makes the most sense.”
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As long as I can cook my scrapple I'll be fine.........
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As long as I can cook my scrapple I'll be fine.........
Had to Google that one.
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Had to Google that one.
I'm known in Osoyoos as the scrapple guy.......they line up to taste it.
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Old 07-20-2021, 06:11 PM   #37
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Well if we make it there some time we will seek you out. :-)
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Hello Rossue
Thank you for letting me see your trailer a few weeks back!!! We have a new Samsung induction stove in Cambria (no gas) and love it!
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How is your window by the way
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Old 07-21-2021, 11:25 PM   #40
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Hi Michele! Window arrived today; and going in Friday. Took 5 weeks as advertised. Not complaining though and given the peak season am grateful it wasn't longer. The people at Lippert/Duncan Sales were great to work with and seems like the Hehr unit is still intact.
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