Summary: This unit was a breeze to install. It's one of the shortest induction cook tops made which made it easy to install in a pre-existing cut-out. Instructions are clear and easy to operate. Faster than gas when it comes to heating. Great value.
Performed as expected but didn't last (less than 2 years)
Minh Giang, Amazon
20 March 2013
Summary: I chose this unit because it has good reviews and primarily a slim profile similar to the electric cooktop which it's replacing. The cooktop works great for 2 years (as others stated), but the unit stop working. It wouldn't turn on after a loud pop. I called LG customer service to check on my warranty and repair options. My unit is out of warranty after 1 year and the only thing they cover up to 5 years is the cooktop glass.
Summary: I was a bit concerned spending this much on a cooktop and via an on-line purchase, but the cooktop shipped and delivered quickly. No issues and it is in great working order. As for cooking, it is really amazing. Aside from having to buy new cookware, the speed of this cooktop is great. Heats up very quickly, and boils a cup of water faster than the microwave. The family is very impressed with this product and would highly recommend it to others.
Summary: We purchased the LG 30" induction cooktop two years ago. It has performed beyond our expectations. It is powerful when you need to bring something up to temperature fast. There was a little bit of a learning curve when we first got it. We found medium or lower heat works best to keep foods from sticking or burning. The glass top is easy to clean and and looks so nice with a quick wipe of a paper towel.
Summary: We've had our LG Induction cooktop for about a month now. Induction cooking is all that is advertised. Very fast, good control, cool cooking surfaces. We now routinely use a paper towel underneath lidded pots that "leak" over. Everyone is amazed that can be done. The accessory long pan for use with the "bridge" feature is very handy for breakfasts and 2-3 steaks at once.
Induction is great, but LG and the touch not so much
18 August 2011
Summary: I will say that I love induction cooking, though it took a while to find good quality induction cookware. We don't have gas so I've had coils, I've had radiant, I've had halogen. Induction is by far the best electric cooking option available today. The induction itself is nice on this cooktop, but the support and the touch controls on this model are far, far inferior to anything else out there.
Summary: Clearly induction is better. Induction is new and currently overpriced. I had difficulty finding quality cookware that would work (having to replace everything I had). With my best pan I can bring water to boil, remove the pan and the surface is not too hot to touch (awesome). When I turn it off, the heat is INSTANTLY stopped (amazing). The included pan is a nice bonus. con-My only complaint is the sensitivity of the touch controls.
Summary: "This cooktop mounts in a very shallow depth. I installed this just above an accessory drawer hoping it would not get too hot in there. Thankfully everything in the drawer remains cool to the touch. . The induction cooking works as expected. Water boils fast, and adjustment to the controls are quickly transmitted to the cooktop.. Its pretty quiet while running. The touch controls are laid out well, and once you et the hagng of them , the are very consistent in operation.