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Old 04-29-2016, 03:27 PM   #1
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Induction cooktop 110v vs 220v

In a Coach I am looking at there is an induction cooktop. I am a confirmed "gas" cooker, including at home, but there is no LPG in this rig. It is currently a 110v system, but they can convert to 220v (running another line to the area). Is 220v substantially better than the 220v versions? We do like to cook, so this is an important issue for us!
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If you have never used a Induction Cook Top. Get a portable one and try it out. You will be surprised how well they work on 110V. Even our S&B induction range uses 110 volts to run the burners.
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If you have never used a Induction Cook Top. Get a portable one and try it out. You will be surprised how well they work on 110V. Even our S&B induction range uses 110 volts to run the burners.

I concur with this post. Unless you need high heat for both burners all the time.
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We have gas at home and in the MH. The only gas in the MH is the cooktop. I bought a portable 110V induction unit and was impressed with it. Eventually I'll change out the gas cooktop to a 110V induction unit. I wouldn't go with a 220 V induction unit unless you're going to be hooked to 50 amp service all the time or run the generator. And the generator will only do it if it's a 10K or 12.5 like ours. Smaller units don't output 220. Our dryer is a 220 and we can't use it unless hooked to a 50 amp service (30 amp is only a 120 V) or run the gen.

My mothers Griswold cast iron pans work fine as did the one that came with the cooktop (Less than $40 at Wal*Mart)
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I don't think they'd add 220 just for the induction cook top. The 220 would most likely be for a residential type clothes dryer. The induction cooktops st 110 work fine. I personally like them more than gas. Just remember you'll need induction comparable cookware. We have this set for our MH
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002TV...8kL&ref=plSrch

We like it a lot. You can also use cast iron with induction if that's your thing
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We're loving our new True Induction 2-burner cooktop!

Induction cooktop- INSTALLED!
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I don't think they'd add 220 just for the induction cook top. The 220 would most likely be for a residential type clothes dryer. The induction cooktops st 110 work fine. I personally like them more than gas. Just remember you'll need induction comparable cookware. We have this set for our MH
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002TV...8kL&ref=plSrch

We like it a lot. You can also use cast iron with induction if that's your thing
That one specific set says it is not for induction but I know there is a Magma set for induction. We have a nonstick set that we use in the current MH but it is also not induction friendly.
OK, I took a minute to go look and this is the induction based set Magma Induction Cookware
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A minor correction. The voltages are 120v and 240v in the USA. Also motorhomes are not wired to run 240v to anything. 50A service provides 2 - 120v circuits not 240v. My coach is all electric with an induction cooktop and it is all 120v. I also have a 240v induction cooktop at home. Unless you are going into the catering business you will find the 120v cooktop perfectly adequate.
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I assume the OP realizes that 240 volt appliances in a MH would only work with a 50A connection or if the MH has a generator capable of providing 240V. Although we prefer 50A sites, we often use 30A ones, especially at state parks and in Canada.
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I love my portable induction units. I have not seen the gas burners since my wife took the lid off to clean the dust. No way am I going to change it out. In an emergency it is silent and works without electricity.

The portable units allow me to place them anywhere on the counter so working around a pot is easy. They can be used on a picnic table with an extension cord.

I did have to run a second outlet to be able to run two burners at the same time but that was easy enough. They do NOT like my modified sine wave converter.
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A minor correction. The voltages are 120v and 240v in the USA. Also motorhomes are not wired to run 240v to anything. 50A service provides 2 - 120v circuits not 240v. My coach is all electric with an induction cooktop and it is all 120v. I also have a 240v induction cooktop at home. Unless you are going into the catering business you will find the 120v cooktop perfectly adequate.
50 amp service is 120/240 volts. There are a few MHs that use 240 volt appliances.
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I have a portable that runs off 120VAC. Works great and gets very hot quickly. Stick to 120VAC version otherwise you'll be limit to properly wired 50 amp camp sites only or live without the cook top working.
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My mistake. I bought the induction set with the non stick coating. We like it a lot and use a portable induction plate and never use the gas stove

http://www.amazon.com/Burton-6200-18...rch_detailpage



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That one specific set says it is not for induction but I know there is a Magma set for induction. We have a nonstick set that we use in the current MH but it is also not induction friendly.
OK, I took a minute to go look and this is the induction based set Magma Induction Cookware
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We have a Summit two burner induction cooktop in our coach. We love it. It is a 120 vac version. It'll cook full bore on one burner and if you use 2 burners it'll split the power between the two.
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