Vingilótë’s New Magnetic Induction Cooktop

Vingilótë’s New Magnetic Induction Cooktop

Now that we have gobs of power we’re working on removing propane and gasoline from the boat.

We replaced the three propane wok burners with a single magnetic induction cooktop.

It is a 36- inch Thermador Masterpicece Freedom, Frameless. It is a single piece of black glass, three by two foot, set directly onto the countertop. It has no pre-defined “burners” but detects magnetic material set on it and heats just that part. There are 56 elements and it heats up to 5 pans, each individually controllable through the built-in touch panel.

We have a 9 by 16 inch grill plate for it, so we’ll get rid of the propane grill that sits in the fishing pole holders as well.

We got rid of the rack that kept pans in place and got some very thin, super grippy, 600 degree Fahrenheit heat resistant silicone sheets. They are thin enough not to inhibit the cooking (with it three quarts of water in a six quart pot came to a boil in under two minutes) and pots and pans stay in place as if glued.

The cooktop also cleans much much much easier than the propane burners did.

2 comments on “Vingilótë’s New Magnetic Induction Cooktop
  1. Roger & Jennifer Taylor says:

    Install questions… did you install it yourself or did you have someone do it for you?
    If so, what was approximate install cost?
    What were some of the install considerations…did it fit the previous opening perfectly and was getting power to the induction difficult?

    • Edwin Voskamp says:

      We had it installed by the electrician that did the work on the power systems overall. I don’t have a number, though I could get it from the bills.

      Power wasn’t tricky: we had planned for it. It involved taking the output from two of the inverters to get 240V power, put in a 240V bus and breakers, run a 240V line to a box that feeds the cooktop and oven.

      The cooktop was picked to the size of the openings we already had: we had two quite long front-to-back openings for the three gas wok burners we had. So it involved cutting the two strips between those openings. If we hadn’t had the three cutouts that the cooktop needed to cover we may well have gone for the 30 inch version instead of the 36 inch.

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