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Old 02-21-2016, 06:30 AM   #81
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Thank you Jim
I will enquire, on a related note would anyone consider an induction cooktop insert instead of a propane burner? We have a portable induction cooktop that we take with us in our tent trailer and really like its quick heating and the control for simmering.
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When I was having my trailer built, I asked for the stove propane line to be installed and capped, but not install the stove. ETI wouldn't do it. If the propane is installed, so must be the stove.
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Thank you Donna, so I guess if we ask ETI to install an induction cooktop it would be a full replacement for the gas cooktop. That might be ok, perhaps we would also not install the range hood but instead have an openable window over the sink and an upgraded Maxx fan.

Any Escape owners install induction cook tops?

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They are not allowed to put in gas lines that are not hooked up.
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Thank you Donna, so I guess if we ask ETI to install an induction cooktop it would be a full replacement for the gas cooktop. That might be ok, perhaps we would also not install the range hood but instead have an openable window over the sink and an upgraded Maxx fan.

Any Escape owners install induction cook tops?

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Hi Barry,

We like having the propane cooktop for those times when we don't have hookups (actually we have the oven/cooktop). We cook outside a lot but with the 21 we are out for longer trips and the weather doesn't always cooperate. That being said we sometimes take our Nuwave portable induction cooktop with us. Works great - best of both worlds!

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So is the Nuwave 120V?

I guess cookware has to be bought also. Probably only in sets?
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A lot of stainless steel cookware can be use on the induction cook top, you have to check with the manufacturer of the both the cookware and/or cooktop,
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Have induction cooktop at home. Generally if a magnet will stick the pan will work. With new pans the box will be labeled as to induction suitable or not.
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Yes the Nuwave is 110/120 V. Several manufacturers make a portable Induction burner but as Kathie points out they need electricity. I understand that they won't run off most inverters. So if you are without hookups propane is a back up.
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Yes the Nuwave is 110/120 V. Several manufacturers make a portable Induction burner but as Kathie points out they need electricity. I understand that they won't run off most inverters. So if you are without hookups propane is a back up.
Thank you. I saw that that one above uses over 10 amps so too much for boondocking. Maybe there are smaller ones that use fewer amps.
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There is a reason we have campfires and outdoor propane stoves.....BTW, I hear cast iron will work on induction stoves....
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I will enquire, on a related note would anyone consider an induction cooktop insert instead of a propane burner? We have a portable induction cooktop that we take with us in our tent trailer and really like its quick heating and the control for simmering.
I like using an induction cooker, too, for similar reasons. That's what I use in the RV when on shore power, and I suppose if I were running the generator anyway for another purpose I would use it then, too.

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... I guess if we ask ETI to install an induction cooktop it would be a full replacement for the gas cooktop. That might be ok, perhaps we would also not install the range hood but instead have an openable window over the sink and an upgraded Maxx fan.
I agree - it seems to be all-or-nothing on the propane cooktop. You could still install a propane cooktop later if you wanted. ETI won't leave an unused propane line, but you can always tee into the propane plumbing as required. I have considered a portable propane stove, plugged into a quick-connect on the counter when required inside - ETI won't install that, but again it could be done.

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A lot of stainless steel cookware can be use on the induction cook top, you have to check with the manufacturer of the both the cookware and/or cooktop,
Or just check the cookware itself. The magnet test really is valid. Cast iron will generally work. There are some aluminum pots and pans with a steel plate in the base either to control heat distribution or for induction compatibility.

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Several manufacturers make a portable Induction burner but as Kathie points out they need electricity. I understand that they won't run off most inverters.
Perhaps the induction cooker electronics are not happy with the 'modified sine wave' output of many inverters, but there's no reason they wouldn't work fine with a sine wave output inverter of sufficient capacity. I think the real problem with running from an inverter is with battery capacity - it's like running a microwave oven, but even worse because an induction cooker is typically run for a longer period.
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I like propane. You can smell it if you have a leak.
Electricity scares me.
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