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Are most glass stove tops induction?

Looking at advertisements for apartments and seeing description for ceramic hob stove tops. Are these induction?

Moving from the US and wondering if I should bring my pots and pans or if I need to buy new ones that work with induction.
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Re: Are most glass stove tops induction?

Mine is ceramic and definitely not induction.
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Re: Are most glass stove tops induction?

Ceramic stove hobs are usually simple glass topped stoves that get hot.

Induction stove hobs would be expensive here, and not usually found in rented apartments.
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Re: Are most glass stove tops induction?

Glass/ceramic radiant cooktops are quite common here. You do sometimes seem apartments for rent with induction tops - I'm in one currently - but this is likely to be explicitly mentioned as a feature.
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Re: Are most glass stove tops induction?

Ceramic stoves are basically just electric stoves covered with glass. Most if not all are from a company called VZug: https://www.vzug.com/ch/en/devicesea.../hob/toptronic

There are induction stoves but they are not recommended for usage by pregnant women.
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Re: Are most glass stove tops induction?

if you are moving here uncertain of where you will be living (in which case you could inquire w/property manager/owner about type of cooktop) or unless you MUST have your pans, I would just wait. To give you an idea of cost, Migros regularly has half-price promotions on kitchenware; last week I bought 2 skillets (24cm/28cm) and 2 large pans for a total of 50sfr. They are suitable for induction and reasonable quality. IKEA also has decent affordable cookware, not flatpacked no assembly required

Depends on how important just the right equipment is for you...
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There are induction stoves but they are not recommended for usage by pregnant women.
Not recommended by whom? This is the first I've heard the suggestion, and from a physics standpoint problems sound unlikely.

I suppose they should avoid kitchen magnets also? Er wait, that type of magnetic field is good, not bad, right?

It's just fascinating what people come up with sometimes.
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Not recommended by whom?
The same folk who think microwave ovens kill the nutrients in food and that wifi makes your brain rot. It's all EMF radiation!!!!
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Ceramic stoves are basically just electric stoves covered with glass. Most if not all are from a company called VZug: https://www.vzug.com/ch/en/devicesea.../hob/toptronic

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None of the glass ceramic hobs in any of the rented places we've lived in here have been VZug, there are loads of different manufacturers with VZug being amongst the most expensive ones.
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Not recommended by whom? This is the first I've heard the suggestion, and from a physics standpoint problems sound unlikely.

I suppose they should avoid kitchen magnets also? Er wait, that type of magnetic field is good, not bad, right?

It's just fascinating what people come up with sometimes.
I thought that info was very interesting and googled a bit. A very short note by Stiftung Warentest ..... as anybody can find more info him/herself.

As to kitchen magnets: I was very excited, when I found out about the offers by Supermagnete.ch. I got the standard stuff delivered faster than the stronger ones. Everything was fine until I put the stronger ones into use. Within minutes I felt sickish but refused to accept it at first as I was keen on the technique. Still, I had to remove them and just as fast I was well again.
It was not really a surprise as I am extremly sensitive to all kinds of "vibes". I get very ill sitting next/under "Stromsparlampen" (an other thing I was all keen on when it came on the market), I can't use my handy as a wlan hotspot - while the normal handy use is no problem, although I always use a headset so who knows .... - etc. etc
It is very hard on me as I'm keen on all new technical gadgets. So please come off your high horse, some of us do have much finer sensations than others. I never warn anybody off anything as I know I'm one of a few, nobody I personally know has that problem, which I envy.

addition: I guess if I wanted an induction stove I would try it out at a friends place as my reactions come very quickly or not at all.
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Looking at advertisements for apartments and seeing description for ceramic hob stove tops. Are these induction?

Moving from the US and wondering if I should bring my pots and pans or if I need to buy new ones that work with induction.
Induction cooktop are more expensive and are not the norm in rental units. I would bring your pots and pans.
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So please come off your high horse
With all due respect, your own horse is so high it's floated away.

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...some of us do have much finer sensations than others. I never warn anybody off anything as I know I'm one of a few, nobody I personally know has that problem, which I envy.

We have fine senses: touch, smell, taste, hearing and sight.

How come you've got a sixth one - an antenna?

How exactly is your body telling you how strong an EMF is?
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Re: Are most glass stove tops induction?

Most are ceramic. I moved into a brand-new apartment less than a year ago and the stove is again ceramic. I've had an induction stove just once so far (from a total of 7 apartments in 15 years).

You can bring your pots
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As to kitchen magnets: I was very excited, when I found out about the offers by Supermagnete.ch. I got the standard stuff delivered faster than the stronger ones. Everything was fine until I put the stronger ones into use. Within minutes I felt sickish but refused to accept it at first as I was keen on the technique. Still, I had to remove them and just as fast I was well again.
So you are saying that without wearing or using any magnetic material, you can tell whether an unlabeled box contains a strong magnet? Have you ever tried it in a controlled environment? (i.e. without knowing which box has the magnet and with enough trials to exclude chance?)

If so, you should publicise it and see if you can get the Randi Foundation interested. They no longer accept open applications for their million dollar challenge (too many crackpots for them to deal with) but it seems to still exist, at least in principle.
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So you are saying that without wearing or using any magnetic material, you can tell whether an unlabeled box contains a strong magnet? Have you ever tried it in a controlled environment? (i.e. without knowing which box has the magnet and with enough trials to exclude chance?)

If so, you should publicise it and see if you can get the Randi Foundation interested. They no longer accept open applications for their million dollar challenge (too many crackpots for them to deal with) but it seems to still exist, at least in principle.
I just don't like to feel sick (in the sense of feeling I need to puke any minute). So I have to forgo some things I would really like to use and by removing them from my enviroment I'm fine. It is limiting at times but I live with it. I don't care much about whether there is science behind it or not.

This thread is about induction stoves and robBob's post only put my nose on the possibility that I might not be able to use such a stove. Being a renter, chances are slim I'll be confronted with the issue though. As others mentioned, most rental-flats are equipped with glass ceramic stoves.
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