Summary: Induction is the best type of cooktop and better than high end gas cooktops, smooth electric, coil electric. It is easier to clean as the surface does not get hot enough to burn on food. It heats up 4 times faster than our previous smooth top electric. Using a new set of Anolon Nouvelle Copper pans which were reasonable and non-stick and has worked well for 8 months now. Using the boost feature every time we cook.
Summary: ht this from lowes for 2500. I see amazon sells it cheaper. I have absolutely loved this cook top. Its amazing. It takes a minute to change cooking habits. You dont need to wait for the pan to heat up before starting to cook. Its starts cooking almost instantly. I debated between the 500 or the 800 series. The auto chef option is well worth the extra 300 bucks. Pretty cool technology! It cooks very evenly, temperature control is great, auto chef option is awesome.
Summary: First I love my new induction cooktop. Second I am so glad I got a Bosch. I have enjoyed cooking again. The Bosch works so well and is quality. I bought a set of Berndes induction stainless steel pans and am glad I finally did. Induction works best with a flat bottom that is aluminum sandwiched between stainless steel. It took me a lot of testing and trying different pans to come to this conclusion. Bosch also recommends these pans and I know why now.
Summary: I got this from Lowe's on sale - well actually they I saw it for a really good price and then it wasn't there the next day even though it said the sale went for the next week - and they said it was a computer glitch and the sale price was incorrect. They would not give me the original price I saw, but pretty close. Anyways, there are not too many reviews on these things, so I thought I could add my two cents.
Summary: Firstly we wanted gas but our house was not "piped" for a gas cooktop. This seemed a reasonable compromise. However knowing what I know now - i would go for this over a a gas cooktop in the future. We love to cook but have small kids and this definitely has safety written all over it. Make sure your house is wired to deliver the required amperage before purchasing if you are in for a remodel.