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Thermador 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 Thermador Information

silly sales image of ugly woman

Thermador is another component company of the Bosch Siemens Home Appliances (BSH) Group, so its induction units can be expected to share at least some qualities and features with those of their sister brands, Bosch and Gaggenau. Unlike those lines, Thermador is also providing a "domino" unit, some exotic style variations (shiny metallic surfaces), nd now (like Gaggenau) a "zoneless" unit; but the basics seem much the same.

(We couldn't resist including the image at the left, a remarkable conceit from the Mighty Minds at whoever directs Thermador's marketing efforts. Don't you wish you or your lady—as appropriate—looked like that in the kitchen? No? Oh well . . . . Maybe you'd like the Whirlpool lady better.)

Thermador is joining a small but growing group of makers producing their products in an optional "metallic" look. We suppose that this is the next fad in kitchen styling, possibly in time to replace today's thirst for "hi-tech" all-black, which replaced the "wheat" look which replaced the "coppertone" look which replaced . . . well, who can remember, and who cares? Anyway, if you like it enough to pay for it, it's there to be had.

Thermador 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.)

Note that we can sell Thermador products only for delivery within 150 miles of the retailer!

(That is how Thermador chooses to do business; but you can consider the highly similar, but less expensive,
models from their sister company, Bosch, whose sale is not regionally restricted.)

We found 7 Thermador all-induction-cooking induction-cooking models, including all variants:

Thermador CIT304KB
Thermador CIT304KB
(maker's product page)
similar model: CIT304KBB
similar model: CIT304KM


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