On Sat, 4 Feb 2023 16:21:48 +0000, Clive Arthur
What I found that matched your description is AEG model IKB64431XB.
The other AEG models found so far have nine non-zero power modes, plus
bower boost. This implication is that nine levels was not enough, so
they provided half-steps in between. Maybe that's sufficient.
>We did have to lose some of our very old pans though, but they didn't go
I have some induction-ready pans, but it would be painful to replace
all the old non-magnetic pots. For instance, pure copper pans.
Fortunately, boring old cast iron does work on induction, econ though
cast iron cookware was invented long before electricity was a thing.
>After using other types for years, we came across these in holiday
>rental accommodation, and were so impressed we decided to change.
My European friends served that purpose, as they complained of being
unable to adjust the heat level and being forced to constantly
readjust the level.
I do have a free-standing induction hob (Nuwave PIC Gold, model
30211-BR, designed in US, made in China) that claims about 100 power
levels, and this seems to be true, and I can see the power AC power
consumption levels changing as one would expect. I don't know if I
can tell 50 levels from 100 levels by measuring AC power, but it
certainly has many more than 9 non-zero levels.
The other issue is that with all-electric, one is SOL if no power. But
if non-electronic, a gas stove will still work. With electronically
controlled stoves, the key question to ask is if anything will work if
no power. Nowadays, a common pattern is that some of the stovetop
burners will work in the dark, but the fancy stuff will not.