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Which induction cooktop do you think is best?Comments (14)kitten1313: ". . . another important element for me was the ability to bridge. I think the kitchenaid and the LG have true bridge elements, and the bosch has two same-sized hobs front to back, which would probably work well for a bridge." [grin] You are already ahead of the game when you show that you have done your homework by mentioning LG. We have had an LG induction (LCE30845) for several years now, and it has served us well. Yes, the two left-side nominally 8" burners do have a bridge element for the hourglass shaped gap between them, and the bridging works well. LG even includes a griddle with the cooktop that is exactly the width of the two bridgable burners and exactly the length of the two bridged units. It is made of magnetic stainless steel, but the surface is quite soft and will show scratches the very first time you use a spatula on it. The scratches will not be deep, and do not detract from function, but some people may fret about the cosmetics. Of course, you can use any other suitably sized induction-compatible griddle or pot on the bridged burners instead. Aside from the special bridging function, the LG is a pretty basic induction cooktop, lacking some extra bells and whistles found on the (much) more expensive brands and models (such as timers on the burners). The largest (nominally 11") burner has plenty of power for any "normal" cooking function, but if you can in 20 quart pots, or want to deep-fry your Thanksgiving turkey atop the cooktop, even the largest burner on the LG would be inadequate. For some reason I have not yet discerned, I have noticed that when I mention LG on this forum in connection with cooktops, I might as well be writing in Chinese characters; there never is any response at all. (Mention LG in connection with refrigerators or washing machines, however, and everyone chimes in.) In contrast, when anyone mentions an exotic European brand of cooktop that probably sells a tiny fraction of the volume of LG cooktop sales, the post invariably garners a response. That was why I was surprised to see you bring up LG spontaneously. Another unusual feature of the LG is that it requires less clearance below the countertop than almost any other cooktop of any kind, under 2", and its cooling air vent is not into the cavity below the countertop, but through small slits, less than the thickness of a nickel, on the rear of the coooktop in the stainless trim at the back....See More
Which combo do you think works best if any?Comments (17)ok.. lazygardens.. you figured me out.. LOL.. With all the chaos in my life perhaps I am ultimately seeking that California Zen vibe.. maybe the DR is just not the right place. And the rest of my house has the earthy tones NE feel (considering I live in NE not that far off I suppose). I am going to find another home for the tray- put the other candles back in their previous location and look for other options. I would like to keep the runner for a variety of reasons so will start over from there!! Thanks for all suggestions.. @ roarah- the color is BM mayflower red. I had it my last two homes and when we moved into this one I had to have it. It is really warm- the rug below the dining table basically was the inspiration for all the colors in my home.. They are what I am most comfortable with.....See More
Got our first draft of our kitchen design, what do you all think?Comments (31)Completely understand all of that, having the dishwasher behind us would work in the same way as it would be very close when the door is open but the only other option is to put the dishwasher next to the sink and then have to move the range to the only other wall that you could use for it which is the back wall next to the fridge. I guess we could move it to the right of the sink but it would be just as far away or more than in the island What nobody is asking or knows is our preferences like I don't want my back to everybody in the kitchen while I'm cooking, so having the range in the middle of the kitchen makes it easier for me to see what's going on in the living area to my left, talk to my wife or kids when they are prepping things in the sink and talk to the people at the island easier. Does any of that make sense as to why the layout is that way?...See More
Help choosing kitchen lights please. Which one do you think?Comments (8)Thanks for the reply Sina Sadeddin Design. I'm not sure of this picture will help? White Quartz countertops will be installed and the present pendant bar will be replaced so that the new pendants are centered over the island. FYI the counter top in the corner bottom is temporary so I have some workable counter space right now ;) I could also do a recessed light as well I guess and no pendant but I like pendants....See More
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