1. Learn how much this project will cost and find out what incentives are available.
  2. Select your product and plan your installation.

    Some installation professionals who may need to be involved are an electrician, a tradesperson to modify your countertop, and/or a plumber, if you are capping a gas line. Referrals from family, friends, or neighbors are a great way to find industry professionals.

  3. Is your cookware induction cooktop compatible?

    Anything from a stainless-steel skillet to a cast-iron Dutch oven—even one coated in ceramic—can work on an induction cooktop as long as it has a flat bottom and some iron content. To see if your cookware is compatible, try the magnet test: take a standard refrigerator magnet and touch it to the bottom. If it sticks, the pan will work on an induction cooktop. In any case, an iron or steel plate can always be added to the bottom to make it compatible with induction.

  4. Is there ventilation over or near where you want your induction stove?

    Induction cooktops don’t produce the gaseous toxins that gas stoves do, but that doesn’t mean you should forget about ventilation. You won’t need the same level of ventilation as a gas stove, but it’s still a good idea to ensure the best indoor air quality. An appliance store can recommend ventilation options that work best for your kitchen layout.

  1. If You’re Replacing a Gas Stove
  • Don’t forget about your gas line.
    If replacing a gas stove, remember to cap the gas line. You’ll want to hire a plumber to cap and seal the gas line to prevent leaks.
  • Does your kitchen have adequate electrical service for induction?
    Most full-size induction cooktops require a 240-volt connection. When switching from gas stove to induction, wiring a new dedicated, high-power circuit and 240-volt plug for the stove can add $300.
  1. Talk to a professional about how long the installation process will take.
Modern kitchen with an induction cooker.

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