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Fagor 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 Fagor Information

Fagor is the parent company for a number of induction lines worldwide (though in the U.S., just the one under its own name), and it makes the "guts" of many other brands. Through its brand acquisitions over the years, it has inherited a rich background in induction design, and many early brands were "all-Fagor" under the hood (some still are). Fagor also has an extensive line of cookware, generally well-rated for quality, featuring many items suited for use on induction (including pressure cookers).

In the U.S., Fagor's induction products are basically three: a 36-inch-wide unit, a 30-inch-wide unit, and some tabletop portables; there are, however, a number of variant versions, differing in trim and style.


Fagor 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.)



We found four Fagor build-in models and three countertop models (see below).

Build-In Units:

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Fagor IFA-80AL
(maker's product page)
similar model: IFA-80BF
similar model: IFA-80BN


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Fagor IFA-80BF
(maker's product page)
similar model: IFA-80AL
similar model: IFA-80BN


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Fagor IFA-80BN
(maker's product page)
similar model: IFA-80AL
similar model: IFA-80BF


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Fagor IFA-90AL
(maker's product page)
similar model: IFA-90BF


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Fagor IFA-90BF
(maker's product page)
similar model: IFA-90AL



Countertop Units:



Fagor also offers a two-piece set, the other component of the set being a matched induction-ready 9½" skillet. The unit in that set differs from the units above, though it is a 1.8-kW model.

Fagor Portable
Fagor Portable
Fagor 670041860 Portable
(Fagor's product page)


Fagor also offers a 1.3-kW model, which we do not list here as we think it foolish to buy any countertop unit of less than 1.8 kW..



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