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Bosch Induction Hobs

"Produce! Produce!
Were it but the pitifullest infintesimal fraction
of a product, produce it in God's name!
'Tis the utmost thou hast in thee: out with it, then."

—Thomas Carlyle

General Bosch Information

Bosch, as a long-established company and a key part of the Bosch Siemens Home Appliances (BSH) Group, makes induction units that can be expected to share at least some qualities and features with those of their sister brands: Gaggenau and Thermador (that's just in the U.S.—they have many more brands internationally). Bosch itself, considered over its full international spectrum of operations, makes literally dozens of units (last time we counted, seven dozen), which may safely be assumed to comprise numerous minor national or trim variations on a small number of base model types.

In the U.S., Bosch offers a number of somewhat similar products that fall into certain categories. Here's how to keep them sorted out: model numbers ending in SUC have stainless-steel trim on their front and back edges; models ending in just UC have no trim and are solid black. Then, models with 06 in them are 30-inch-wide units, while models with a 66 are 36-inch-wide units. Models whose numbers begin with 86 have Bosch's AutoChef® feature, while model numbers beginning with 80 do not. Finally, models with a leading NITP have one (30") or two (36") element pairs that can be operated as a single long element, to accomodate outsize or unusually shaped cooking vessels.

Confused? Here's a tabulation:

Width: Model: Trim: Distinctive Features:
30 inches NIT5066UC solid black basic model
30 inches NIT8066UC solid black Has "AutoChef"
30 inches NIT8066SUC stainless trim front & edges Has "AutoChef"
36 inches NIT5666UC solid black basic model
36 inches NIT8666UC solid black Has "AutoChef"
36 inches NIT8666SUC stainless trim front & edges Has "AutoChef"
30 inches NITP066UC solid black Left element pair can be run as one long, double-length element
30 inches NITP066SUC stainless trim front & edges Left element pair can be run as one long, double-length element
36 inches NITP666UC solid black Left & right element pairs can each be run as a long, double-length element
36 inches NITP666SUC stainless trim front & edges Left & right element pairs can each be run as a long, double-length element

Bosch Induction-Unit Data

As always in these listings, we give these standard general—

Important notes on these data:

  1. We have spent a lot of time hunting these data--often in several places for each individual unit--but we cannot and do not guarantee any datum to be correct (indeed, we often found conflicting data at different sources). Caveat emptor!

  2. For those units we offer for sale, the prices shown are never over a day old. For other items, the prices shown are the lowest we found with moderate but not fanatic searching; moreover, they are not updated very often and are only intended as a rough guide to comparative unit values in cost/power terms.

  3. Most "Features" are not terribly important, and are nearly standard among roughly similar units, regardless of brand name. If some "feature"--shown or omitted--is especially important to you, check on it, because we did not take great pains over the "Features" data.

  4. Dimensions given here are, as the makers themselves warn, only to be used as guidelines in planning--never do anything (such as cutting a countertop) till you have your actual unit to hand.

  5. A very important unit datum is the "MaxPower" value. Many units show individual-element powers that add up to impressive totals that the unit cannot really supply. That is not a defect or some form of cheating: it is "power sharing", a clever and useful feature; but, unless the maker is unusually open about data, one can easily be misled into believeing that the unit as a whole is more powerful than it is. Your dollars are buying cooking power, and you need to be well aware of just what you are paying for in actual cost/power terms for the unit as a whole.

  6. Similar to power sharing (though less flexible) is the "power boost" feature many units have on some or all of their elements. (That feature allows a "boosted" element to temporarily, for some short period--rarely specified, but typically 10 minutes or so--run at some set level well over its nominal power, to help with tasks like getting large pots of water to boiling.) As with true power sharing, if one is not careful, one can get an incorrect impression of the true total power capability of the unit as a whole, which, as we just said, is basically what your dollars are buying.

(For much fuller information on power, read our page Kitchen Electricity 101.)



Cooktops:

We found 10 Bosch models available in the U.S.:

Bosch NIT5066UC
Bosch NIT5066UC
(maker's product page)
similar models: NIT5666UC & NIT8066UC & NIT8066SUC & NIT8666UC & NIT8666SUC


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Bosch NIT8066UC
(maker's product page)
similar models: NIT8066SUC & NIT5066UC & NIT5666UC & NIT8666UC & NIT8666SUC


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Bosch NIT8066SUC
(maker's product page)
similar models: NIT8066UC & NIT5066UC & NIT5666UC & NIT8666UC & NIT8666SUC


Bosch NIT5666UC
Bosch NIT5666UC
(maker's product page)
similar models: NIT5066UC & NIT8066UC & NIT8066SUC & NIT8666UC & NIT8666SUC


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Bosch NIT8666UC
(maker's product page)
similar models: NIT8666SUC & NIT5066UC & NIT5666UC & NIT8066UC & NIT8066SUC



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Bosch NIT8666SUC
(maker's product page)
similar models: NIT8666UC & NIT5066UC & NIT5666UC & NIT8066UC & NIT8066SUC



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Bosch NITP066SUC
(maker's product page)
similar models: NITP066UC & NITP666SUC & NITP666UC



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Bosch NITP066UC
(maker's product page)
similar models: NITP066SUC & NITP666SUC & NITP666UC
  • Elements: 4 (2 bridged)
  • Boosted: 4
  • Powers:
    · 2.0 kW (boost to 2.5 kW) - front left, 8 x 9 inches
    · 2.0 kW (boost to 2.5 kW) - back left, 8 x 9 inches
       (bridged left pair: 3.3 kW, boost to 3.6 kW)
    · 1.4 kW (boost to 1.8 kW) - front right, 6-inch diameter
    · 2.4 kW (boost to 3.6 kW) - back right, 11-inch diameter
  • Max Power: 7.2 kW
       per Bosch; elements add to 7.8 kW
  • Levels: 17
  • Controls: touchpad
  • Timer/s: 4 (true timers—shut off elements)
  • Induction Elements Made By: Bosch Siemens
  • Features:
    · FlexInduction®
       left-side elements can be operated as one long element
    · pan recognition
    · childproof lockout
    · pan-size detection
    · residual-heat indicators
    · wipe protection
       (prevents inadvertent settings changes while cleaning spills)
    · overheat shutoff
  • Size: 31" wide x 21-1/4" deep; requires 4-3/8" clearance below surface
  • Color: black
  • Trim: none
  • Voltage: 240
  • Load: 30 Amperes
  • Maker's Warranty:
    · labor & parts - 1 year
    · cosmetic blemishes - 30 days
  • Online documents:
    · User Manual (PDF file)
    · Installation Instructions (PDF file)
    · Product Information (PDF file)
    · CAD Drawings (ZIP file)
  • Price: $$2,099.00

  • Cost/Kilowatt: $290
    (cooktop only - not comparable to values for non-range cooktops)




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Bosch NITP666SUC
(maker's product page)
similar models: NITP666UC & NITP066SUC & NITP066UC
  • Elements: 5 (2 bridged)
  • Boosted: 5
  • Powers:
    · 2.0 kW (boost to 2.5 kW) - front left, 7 x 8 inches
    · 2.0 kW (boost to 2.5 kW) - back left, 7 x 8 inches
       (bridged left pair: 3.3 kW, boost to 3.6 kW)
    · dual-ring 2.2/3.3 kW (boost to 3.4/4.5 kW) - center,
       9/12-inch diameter
       (auto-sizes to pot or pan size)
    · 2.0 kW (boost to 2.5 kW) - front right, 7 x 8 inches
    · 2.0 kW (boost to 2.5 kW) - back right, 7 x 8 inches
       (bridged right pair: 3.3 kW, boost to 3.6 kW)
  • Max Power: 10.8 kW
       per Bosch; elements add to 11.3 kW
  • Levels: 17
  • Controls: touchpad
  • Timer/s: 5 (true timers--shut off elements)
  • Induction Elements Made By: Bosch Siemens
  • Features:
    · FlexInduction®
       side element pairs can each be operated as one long element
    · pan recognition
    · childproof lockout
    · pan-size detection
    · residual-heat indicators
    · wipe protection
       (prevents inadvertent settings changes while cleaning spills)
    · overheat shutoff
  • Size: 37" wide x 21-1/4" deep; requires 4-7/16" clearance below surface
  • Color: black
  • Trim: stainless steel, front & back edges
  • Voltage: 240
  • Load: 50 Amperes
  • Maker's Warranty:
    · labor & parts - 1 year
    · cosmetic blemishes - 30 days
  • Online documents:
    · User Manual (PDF file)
    · Installation Instructions (PDF file)
    · Product Information (PDF file)
    · CAD Drawings (ZIP file)
  • Price: $$2,799.00

  • Cost/Kilowatt: $260
    (cooktop only - not comparable to values for non-range cooktops)




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Bosch NITP666UC
(maker's product page)
similar models: NITP666SUC & NITP066SUC & NITP066UC
  • Elements: 5 (2 bridged)
  • Boosted: 5
  • Powers:
    · 2.0 kW (boost to 2.5 kW) - front left, 7 x 8 inches
    · 2.0 kW (boost to 2.5 kW) - back left, 7 x 8 inches
       (bridged left pair: 3.3 kW, boost to 3.6 kW)
    · dual-ring 2.2/3.3 kW (boost to 3.4/4.5 kW) - center,
       9/12-inch diameter
       (auto-sizes to pot or pan size)
    · 2.0 kW (boost to 2.5 kW) - front right, 7 x 8 inches
    · 2.0 kW (boost to 2.5 kW) - back right, 7 x 8 inches
       (bridged right pair: 3.3 kW, boost to 3.6 kW)
  • Max Power: 10.8 kW
       per Bosch; elements add to 11.3 kW
  • Levels: 17
  • Controls: touchpad
  • Timer/s: 5 (true timers--shut off elements)
  • Induction Elements Made By: Bosch Siemens
  • Features:
    · FlexInduction®
       side element pairs can each be operated as one long element
    · pan recognition
    · childproof lockout
    · pan-size detection
    · residual-heat indicators
    · wipe protection
       (prevents inadvertent settings changes while cleaning spills)
    · overheat shutoff
  • Size: 37" wide x 21-1/4" deep; requires 4-7/16" clearance below surface
  • Color: black
  • Trim: none
  • Voltage: 240
  • Load: 50 Amperes
  • Maker's Warranty:
    · labor & parts - 1 year
    · cosmetic blemishes - 30 days
  • Online documents:
    · User Manual (PDF file)
    · Installation Instructions (PDF file)
    · Product Information (PDF file)
    · CAD Drawings (ZIP file)
  • Price: $$2,799.00

  • Cost/Kilowatt: $260
    (cooktop only - not comparable to values for non-range cooktops)



Ranges:

We found 1 Bosch induction-top range available in the U.S.:

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Bosch HIIP054U
(maker's product page)
  • Elements: 4
  • Boosted: 4
  • Powers:
    · 2.2 kW (boost to 3.3 kW) - front left, 9-inch diameter
    · 1.4 kW (boost to 1.8 kW) - back left, 6-inch diameter
    · 1.4 kW (boost to 1.8 kW) - front right, 6-inch diameter
    · 2.4 kW (boost to 3.6 kW) - back right, 11-inch diameter
  • Max Power: 7.4 kW (sum of elements)
  • Levels: 17
  • Controls: touchpad
  • Timer/s: 1? (true shutoff timer: but manual unclear on whether different times can be set for multiple elements simultaneously)
  • Induction Elements Made By: Bosch
  • Features:
    · slide-in dual-oven range with induction top
    · fine-grain low-temperature control for delicate sauces
    · pan-size recognition
    · overheating detection
    · residual-heat indicators
  • Ovens: · self-clean
    · convection cook-time conversion
    · meat-temperature probe
    · fast-preheat mode
    · pizza mode
    · bread proofing
    · warming drawer
    · bake element, 2.4 kW
    · broil element, 3.8 kW
    · convection elements, 2.0 kW
    · 3 racks (1 "telescopic")
    · 6 rack positions
    · Sabbath mode
    · oven 17-13/16" high x 24-1/8" wide x 18" deep
       usable, 12-5/16" high x 23-1/4" wide x 15-1/2" deep
  • Size: 31-1/2" wide x 28-7/8" deep x 35-1/2" high (adjustable)
  • Color: black (top)
  • Trim: stainless steel
  • Voltage: 240
  • Load: 40 Amperes
  • Maker's Warranty:
    · cosmetic defects - 30 days
    · labor & parts - 1 year
  • Online documents:
    · Owner's Guide (PDF file)
    · Installation Instructions (PDF file)
  • Price: $$3,199.00

  • Cost/Kilowatt: $430
    (cooktop only - not comparable to values for non-range cooktops)




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