Several years ago, I came home to a burning smell when I walked in the door. I found one of the dogs had stood up and pushed in one of the knobs on the front of our gas stove. It was in the 'ignite' position and constantly trying to light but fortunately the gas wasn't coming out. A cookie sheet on the range was very hot and the microwave above was very hot as well so it could've been trying to ignite for hours. We removed the knobs that day from our dual fuel range and started shopping for induction. We had a Samsung induction range/oven delivered a few days later and have never looked back. Induction provides the control of gas with so much more safety. The burners won't even turn on unless there is a proper metal pan or pot sitting on them. They are so powerful that we can boil water in less than 90 seconds and if we remove the pot and touch the 'burner', there's virtually no heat. There are lots of Youtube videos showing people demonstrating the safety of induction. Some use a frying pan that has been cut in half. They then crack an egg into the frying pan. The half on the frying pan will cook but the part of the egg on the burner won't cook at all. You can actually put a paper towel down on the range between a pot and the burner and it won't ignite. We don't do that but if we have a pot that boils over, it makes clean up so easy since you can just lift the pot and instantly wipe down the top of the range since there's no need to wait for it to cool off.So... one of my friends is building a house and I managed to convince him to go 100% electric. The biggest hurdle as it often seems to be is that his wife 'had' to have a gas stove. I was aware of induction stoves but I hadn't really looking into them. When I converted everything in my home to electric I didn't even consider induction, just never crossed my mind. I guess because I'm not that sophisticated when it comes to cooking.
Now that I've done a bit of research I'm really impressed. Aside from the fact that non-ferrous pans don't work they appear to be superior to gas in every way. The main complain against electric stove I've heard is that they don't respond quick enough. Induction does since it heats the pan directly.
Does anyone here have an induction stove? Which model?
With that said, induction ranges are high tech and can have problems. Our initial range lasted 20 minutes before it popped and just stopped working. We swapped it out with a new one and haven't had any issues since...and don't need to worry if the dogs try counter surfing while we're not home.
BTW, our induction cooking is done with solar energy (either powered directly or by our Powerwalls). We only pull from the grid for a few hours, typically from 3 am to 5:30 am and we're never cooking then.