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New to us cooker ? What to buy ? Induction ?

 
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Our cooker has died , it was only 13 years old
We have three choices
1 Buy a brand new one lowest price 185 euro delivered
2 Buy a reconditioned one 100 euro delivered
3 Buy an induction model that is supposed to be much more efficient energy wise but cost wise reconditioned dont know yet

Choice 4 buy a gas oven for 50 euro but then the gas pipeline costs 2million was just plain silly

We dont like having bottled gas either

What do folks think ? your experiances ?

David

Ps I have to save money as our compuotor is dieing and getting slower and slower
 
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Induction cookers are more expensive, but we love ours! Cast iron is perfect with induction. You simply won't believe how fast water will boil (although it took a while to find a ferro-magnetic whistling tea kettle). I love the combination of rapid power with fine tuned control. Right now I've got my smallest pressure cooker on the low hold at high pressure, to get all the goodness from some beef bones. It's on a burner set at 1.8. I could leave it there for 24 hrs. (That's also a function of the very nice Kuhn-Rikon pressure cooker.)

When considering new versus reconditioned, a lot depends on the quality of the item. Where was it made? Where was it reconditioned? I'm not very trusting of Chinese or Mexican factories, I like things that come from German factories. When I found an old Braun coffee grinder in a Goodwill that was made in West Germany, I bought it, knowing that it may very well last forever! It's still going strong.
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