Summary: Have used the cooktop for about three months. It has surpassed my expectations. I first saw induction cooking about 42 years ago in a high-end kitchen design store. Yes, 42 years ago. At the time, the units were installed randomly under glass that looked like tile.
Summary: I've always used gas, so it took me awhile to get over wanting the chunky pro burner look, but I'm very glad I did. No more cleaning burners. Boiling water takes ridiculously little time. You can dial in any desired temp from the barest simmer to scorching hot.
Summary: Purchased this and the Faber scirocco downdraft vent (vent is made in Italy) for installation in an island and they work great together. I studied a long time before purchasing. This cook top has larger burner near the back and closer to the vent which is ideal.
Excellent Induction Cook Top - 500 Series, Model NIT506UC
30 April 2013
Summary: Review for the Bosch 500 Series, 30", Model NIT506UC We really like this cook top. We installed this in January 2013 after dithering for several years...."do we really want to give up our gas cook top?
Summary: I have the product and researched its attributes and liked the PotSense(tm) - Automatically Adjusts Cooking Element to the Size of the Pan Bottom" listed at their Bosch web site. This is a key feature if you understand how induction stoves work.
Summary: "One of 13 Bosch appliances currently in use including cooktop, microwave, single oven, double oven, two warming drawers, three dishwashers, large refrigerator, large refrigerator/freezer, and two single serve coffee makers. What more can I say!"
Summary: Installed without issue. Gas performance (actually better) but with electric induction power and soo much cleaner. Great cooking experience. Boils water is seconds. Had to buy new pot/pans for induction system but that just made it all the better.