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BergHOFF 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 BergHOFF Information

BergHOFF is a Belgian company (founded 1994) best known for cutlery and cookware; it has numerous offices scattered about the nations of the world. Its line of countertop induction units is outsourced from China and simply branded as "BergHOFF". One finds the units showing up in numerous bargain and sale outlets (which says nothing about their quality, one way or the other).

BergHOFF markets in over 50 nations, and there is little or no standardization of model numbers or features from one to the next, though one suspects that the number of actual designs is fairly few. Their world site shows, for the U.S. market, some four units, which do not, however, align with what retailers seem to be offering, in either feature sets or model numbers. Moreover, their own U.S.A. listings (on their "worldwide" site) show descriptions varying widely from those of U.S. retailers selling items with those same model numbers: apparently BergHOFF cares so little that they just lift their European 240-volt-product descriptions and don't bother to correct them to the actual 120-volt models they sell in North America. Thanks, guys.

In Canada, Some BergHOFF units are marketed under the EarthChef brand name—all with, of course, model numbers completely different from the U.S. listings.

Frankly, we don't have the patience to deal with sorting out makers' problems for them; if BergHOFF cannot tell the world accurately what products it offers where, that's their lookout. Our advice is that if you insist on buying a BergHOFF unit, read the particular seller's description carefully and do not at all rely on the model number shown or any BergHOFF-supplied information. Caveat emptor.

BergHOFF 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.)

  • Price: $$121.99

  • Cost/Kilowatt: $70

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    BergHOFF 2201411
    (no maker's product page available)

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    BergHOFF 2204221
    (no maker's product page available)

    1.6-kW Units:

    There is also a 2215036, which seems to be a 1810027 packaged with a BergHOFF "Scala" 10-Inch Deep Skillet.



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