Originally Posted by uberg33k
I only used it for 5 minutes, so it would be hard to say. I put roughly 1 gallon of water in the pot and it went from room temp to pretty darn hot.
I read that others with this unit were able to get 5 gallons up to boiling in 30-40 minutes. I do think performance is affected by the inductive ability of the pot you're using.
The bonus to using this over an electric element is you're only using 110V, there's nothing taking up room in the pot because you're heating the pot itself, and safety as the "element" stays relatively cool. You can have a pot boiling, take it off, and put your hand on the element without burning yourself.
I've edited the first post a bit for clarity on the model.
I would request that people please do NOT try touching the induction cooktop after boiling water. While it does not cook by creating heat on the cooktop itself (it heats the pot instead), the cooktop does indeed
get hot. If a hot pot is on top of a surface, the surface in turn gets hot.
Source: While I don't brew induction, I do own an induction cooktop and use it to cook.