Geek Cooking: Microwaves to Induction Cali Lewis August 24, 2012 Episodes 2 Comments 32 Shares Google+ 3 Twitter 20 Facebook 4 LinkedIn 3 Reddit 0 Pin It Share 0 Buffer 2 32 Shares × Dawn of the Microwave Microwave cooking was discovered as an accidental by-product of radar research. Its first commercial use was for hot dog vending machines. Microwave Cooking Comes Home The first “RadarRange” was the size of a household refrigerator and retailed for $5000 in 1947. By 1967, the price had dropped to $495. Enter Induction Cooking Tech made another big contribution to the kitchen with induction cooking. An induction cooker transfers electrical energy (by induction, hence the name) from a coil of wire into a ferromagnetic metal vessel. Thermador Induction Cooktop Thermador has an induction cooktop that can accommodate up to four pots – and you get to decide where they go, while the rest of the surface remains cool. It retails for just under $5000. Things to Remember About Induction Cooking There are a couple things to remember if you choose to go the induction route: Induction surfaces heat up almost instantly, so you may need to re-plan your cooking patterns around that. Also, glass or porcelain pots won’t work, but anything you can stick a magnet to will. 2 Responses Jendi September 4, 2012 I remember when my parents got our first microwave when I was in elementary school. It was a big deal – and a big appliance! A sales person came and did a home demonstration after they purchased it. But that first microwave lasted many more years than any that they or I have bought since. And I’d be glad to try out and review one of those induction stove tops. I’ll supply the pans if they send me the stove top. P.S. That shirt drives me crazy! I would totally use a Sharpie and fix it. Rodger September 22, 2012 When some one searches for his essential thing, therefore he/she wishes to be available that in detail, so that thing is maintained over here.