The stylish, fast, and efficient Frigidaire FGIC3067MB is the best choice for those who are looking for an affordable inductive cooktop. The induction technology it uses offers excellent efficiency, high heating power, and great responsiveness. It’s also much safer than gas or electric alternatives.
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Pro Ideal for fast cooking
You can increase the maximum power output for 10 minutes when you begin cooking. This is useful if you need to boil something very quickly and also means you don't have to wait for pans to preheat. Thanks to this option and overall high efficiency, it's ideal for fast cooking.
Pro Good value for money
Considering all its premium features at the given price range, this induction cooktop has an excellent price-performance ratio.
Pro Easy to use
Working with this cooktop is very straightforward. All you need to do is turn it on, put on the pan and set the necessary heat level by touching the control pad.
Pro Good for warming food
When set to the lowest setting, it will only warm your food without the risk of overcooking it.
Pro Detects the size of your pan
It automatically detects pan sizes and adjusts the heating element accordingly to maximize the efficiency.
Pro Can detect spills
If any liquid gets on the surface, the cooktop will shut off automatically to avoid any hazards.
Pro No surface-burnt food
The induction cooker heats the cookware itself, not the surface. If food spills onto the cooktop, it won’t be burned, and you can just wipe it off.
Pro Energy efficient
Induction cooktops are more energy efficient compared to electric and gas cooktops, having a 90% efficiency compared to the 55% efficiency of electric coils and 50% for gas. This induction cooktop is not an exception.
Pro Easy to clean
Since the surface is completely flat with virtually no risk of getting burnt food stuck to it, it only takes a few wipes to get it clean and shining.
Pro Very sleek design
Since there are no physical knobs or burners, the design is very clean and minimal. This cooktop should go well with most kitchen interiors.
Con Suitable only for 240 V networks
The cooktop uses 240 VAC electricity, so you will have to convert if that voltage isn’t available in your home.
Con Bad for overly large cookware
There is no official way to bridge two elements together so you can use large cookware. You can still try using large cookware between two heating zones, but that way the heat will not be distributed evenly.
Con Not compatible with all cookware
Induction cooktops don't work with all kinds of cookware, so you need to check if it’s compatible when buying new ones.
Con Control panel can't be locked while in use
While you can lock the control panel when the cooktop is turned off, you can’t do it when it’s working. As a result, you can't prevent accidental temperature adjustments.
Con Takes some time getting used to
If you’re used to conventional cookers, you’ll have to change your cooking habits, as you don’t need to preheat pans or wait for a long time to boil water. You will also have to avoid picking up the pan to flip food as that may scratch the surface and will switch the cooktop off.
Con Prone to scratch marks
You have to be careful as the ceramic glass surface tends to resist scrapes and bumps poorly.