jedrider wrote:You seem very HUNGRY Kaiser: Why would you need TWO ranges in one kitchen for cooking?
Induction seems very neat and, certainly, easy to keep clean.
Once you choose one or the other, I think you will be happy either way.
The short version is, I'm married to a wife who is not an engineer, and I plan to keep her, having invested 42 years into the relationship. When I cook, I seldom use more than two gas burners, and could easily use induction burners instead - last night I did Ahi Tuna seared on a "George Foreman" electric grill with a citrus sauce, warmed clam chowder in a double boiler, and steamed vegetables in a second pot.
But when the new house is planning, the wife will want to get with the kitchen designer and plan "her" kitchen. I will just add a few features, and she will accomodate my wishes. Today we have one small kitchen in our small Silicon Valley home. It is impossible to both cook a meal and bake Christmas cookies, for example. So I will order Italian food delivered to the door and help her out by transferring warm cookies to cooling racks, cooled cookies to plastic containers, and assorted cookies onto decorative Christmas plates for gifting to friends - while actively staying out of her way in our small existing kitchen.
Having two fuels in a kitchen is a good thing. Having space for two people to work is a good thing, for large Sunday meals with family and friends, or for baking Christmas cookies.
Speaking of which, there are sounds of life in the master bedroom, so I better go make breakfast. She's not a morning person, and will probably communicate only with grunts until she has had her breakfast and morning tea. Life goes on.