Bosch is a globally recognized, German–based, kitchen appliance manufacturer that has been making waves in the kitchen for decades.
If you are interested in top of the line kitchen appliances, Bosch is certainly a good place to start looking! This German company creates a wide variety of appliances for cooking and baking including food processors, refrigerators, dishwashers, and even washers and dryers.
The longevity of this company is an important point that really stands out to us; Bosch is not a fly-by-night business; they are committed to good design and innovation, as well as focusing on producing great products. Moreover, they’ve been in business for about 150 years.
We can’t talk about why Bosch is such a reputable company without going back into a little bit of company history.
As far back as the late 1920’s Bosch was already employing more than 10,000 staff members and operated worldwide (though granted, they were at that time involved in motor vehicles and industrial technology).
The Great Depression hit many businesses hard and Bosch chose to explore new business arenas; including affordable home appliances. Up until that point, only large, affluent homes had such fancy electric gadgets. Bosch set out to change all of that.
By 1933, Bosch had introduced their first small electric refrigerator (with a round shape and capacity of 60 litres).
Bosch isn’t just about its longevity but they are a forward thinking company adding in technology and apps that make your life easier and better.
Of course, Bosch isn’t the only European producer of well-made kitchen appliances. So how does the Bosch induction cooktop compare with the competition?Shop Related Products
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Miele is another popular European, family run, long standing appliance manufacturer. So which is better; Bosch vs Miele?
Miele is was established in 1899, as a manufacture of cream separators but has now grown to include a wide variety of household appliances, ranges, ovens, steamers, cooktops, ventilation hoods, coffee machines, refrigerators, wine conditioners, dish washers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, cleaning products and accessories.
Bosch appliances are generally manufactured between German and the United States, which Miele goods are produced in Germany.
Bosch Induction Cooktop
Miele Induction Cooktop
Honestly, we have found that both Bosch and Mielecreate and develop aesthetically pleasing, well developed appliances for the kitchen and home. As these are both high quality producing companies, it is hard to separate them. In fact, rather than distinguishing between the two companies as a whole, we recommend looking at the specific appliances and comparing the features against other similar products. You may prefer a particular benefit of one appliance over another.
Below we have reviewed a total of six Bosch cooktops (three induction and three gas) to help you make the best decision for your family.
Bosch induction cooktops all have a limited warranty on the entire appliance, parts and labor (1 year).
The Bosch Appliance Service Plan, which can be purchased, provides additional coverage after the initial product warranty expires.
If you have never considered induction cooktops before you are in for a treat! Although they have been around for quite a long time, and have a loyal following by those who use them, induction isn’t as well-known as (we feel) it should be.
Induction cooking heats a pot through magnetic induction and not thermal conduction (for example from a flame on a gas burner or a heating element on an electric stove). This happens via a coil of copper wire under the stovetop element which has an alternating electric current passing through it.
There are many benefits to using an induction stovetop, which is why they are becoming increasingly popular.
Ultimately, induction stovetops cook significantly faster, do not add additional heat to the ambient atmosphere (heat is transferred only to the cookware), are more economical (because of the first two reasons described), safer (there is no open flame or hot burner to contend with), and they are much easier to clean (the stovetop doesn’t heat up so there is no baked in mess to clean up).
For more benefits read Pros of Induction Cooking.
There are a few cons to induction cooking (also described in the previously mentioned article), though we believe they are seriously outnumbered by the positive points.
Another nifty safety feature of these stovetops is that they switch themselves off when there is no pot or pan on the burner (no more wondering if you switched the stove off), and won’t heat up if something other than a compatible pot is on the element.
In addition, because induction cooktops use electricity (they literally plug into the wall like a typical electrical stove does) it’s easy to make the transformation from cooking with electricity to going induction.
Now that you have seen how great induction cooktops are, we will look at what the Bosch induction cooktop are available to buy, guide you through the special features of each, and to help you discover the best induction cooktop for your needs.
Just a quick note:
If you have used induction stoves for a long time or been researching for a while you may already realize that not all pots and pans can be used on an induction stove.
However, just in case you are only just coming across induction stovetops for the first time and are now interested in purchasing an item for your kitchen, it needs to be noted that induction stovetops aren’t (necessarily) compatible with the pots and pans that you already have.
The fastest way to see if your existing cookware will work on an induction stove, use a magnet and see if it will stick to the underside of your pot.
If the magnet sticks then your cookware will work on a induction stove.
Before you splash out on a whole new set of cookware, take a little extra time to read this in depth article about Top Induction Cookware Set We Recommend, as well as some extra tips on induction cooking.