1. I learned that the NuWave PIC is more eco friendly than either gas or normal electric burners. since you know exactly how hot it is.

    • That’s right, Ellen! Plus, it cooks so much more quickly, (which saves on energy use), than conventional cook tops without the burning dangers. It’s extraordinary!

    • For $300??!!!…no one has bothered to mention all the “hidden” costs which make this “$99 buy one, get one free” deal actually OVER $300!!!! (Just try to buy the deal in one transaction where the extra fees aren’t as easily hidden or overlooked.)

      The hidden charges come from the “Just Pay S & H” which is $29.95 for the first cooktop, $39.95 for the “second — free” cooktop; and $69.95 for each of the “free” pan orders.

      For the real cost of $300, the consumer must decide the value of this product. In my opinion, there are better options at that price point. Don’t be ripped off by the misleading nature of this advertising!! The product may be a good one, but I will not deal with a company that has such business practices.

      • I agree, Lynde. It is why we no longer work with them at Busy-at-Home. It is a real shame, because the product is phenomenal! As soon as the shipping costs were brought to our attention we discontinued working with them. It was a HUGE disappointment.

        • Despite the OUTRAGEOUS s&h cost, I’m looking at buying the PIC2 or PIC2 Pro. The Final Price points as follows:
          1 PIC2 @ $129.94
          2 PIC2 @ $159.89
          1 PIC Pro @ $154.93
          2 PIC Pro @ $209.87
          (I discovered the upgrade was cheaper by turning it down the first time)
          In comparison the Waring Pro Induction cooktop I found was:
          $170 for single unit w/ 8-heat settings
          $250 for duel unit w/ 8(left)/5(right)-heat settings

          I know the PIC2 has 10* temp increments vs. the PIC Pro’s only 5* (52 vs. 94 heat settings) and a larger surface area on the Pro. I couldn’t find the PIC2’s Wattage, but the PIC Pro uses up to 1800 Watts. Would you consider the $50 increase “well spent” ?:-)

          Mike L.

  2. I used to have a magnetic induction cooktop. It was fantastic. This would be a good addition to my kitchen. I especially like the grill attachment.

  3. I learned that they have a lot of accessories that are included FREE with the NuWave. 1- 9-inch PerfectGreen Omelet Pan
    1- 10-inch PerfectGreen Fry Pan
    1- 3 1/2 Quart Stainless Steel Sauté Pot
    1- Premium Glass Lid

    1- Fondue Set
    8- Fondue Forks
    1- Steamer Basket

      • Wow! You need to check out some of their specials, Linda! You can definitely do better than that. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter. Yesterday, they ran a buy one, get one free special. If you’re following, you’ll know when the deals come up!

      • i found out that to. thought you get free gifts. if they are free then they shouldn;t charge for them. took a long time to get my free one. can’t finf cookware to use on it.

        • Gail, all my cookware is castiron or stainless steel, so I don’t have problems with cookware. I know Walmart carries several brands of stainless steel. You can also get them on Amazon. If you aren’t sure, carry a small magnet with you to the store. If the magnet sticks to the pan, it will work on an induction cook top. Hope that helps.

  4. Oh I so want one of those! I love that you can cook w/o heating up the whole kitchen. Fantastic for Summer! Helps keep your air conditioning bills down but let’s you cook what you want!

  5. I didn’t know anything about this product or method of cooking so it was all new to me.
    Some of the facts I learned include

    Faster Cooking: heating is immediate.

    Safe: no flame or red-hot coils.

    Lightweight & Portable: plugs into any electrical outlet.

    Easy to clean: spills won’t burn and stick to the
    cooktop surface.

  6. I love a lot of things about it, I love that it can be used as a Portable Indoor Grill, and that it can be a steamer too! I love healthy cooking and this is so perfect for that, and my hubby loves his french fries but I never fix them because I don’t have a deep fryer in the house :) but with this he could have his french fries(once in a while) :) I also Really Love that it has no No Fumes or Flames nice and safe even with pets or kids in the house.
    I learned that I would love to have a NuWave Precision Induction Cooktop in my kitchen, I would use it everyday!
    chocho1957 at

  7. After reading about the PIC I learned that the temperature control ranges from 100 to 425 degrees! We used to have a NuWave convection oven and I used to love to just watch stuff cook in there. I also like the fact that the PIC cleans up so easily… With a toddler, tween and teen in the house, I have enough cleaning to take care of! WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS! :)

  8. this will be great, b/c i have gas and i hate it. get everything you need, slow cook, precise temp control, energy efficient, fryer, rice cooker, steamer.

  9. I learned The NuWave Precision™ Induction Cooktop plugs into any electrical outlet and can be transported anywhere. Great for use in dormitories, campgrounds, boats, and even RVs!

  10. I learned how energy efficient the NuWave Precision Induction Cooktop is. I love that it is so portable and ut can be used outside. It sounds great to use on my patio!

  11. I did not know that cast iron could even be used on it! I have tons of cast iron cookware!
    Love those grill marks also!!

  12. You had me sold at being able to use it indoors or out. Here in Iowa, I really miss grilling in the winter. Also, almost exclusively use cast iron – so impressed that no special pans are needed to use the PIC. What a great item to win – know it would be in constant use in our home!

  13. I learned that snce induction technology is based on magnetic principles, the cookware used with it must have a ferrous (iron-based, magnetic) bottom. Some types of cookware are made of naturally magnetic metals (such as pure iron), while others are rendered magnetic by “sandwiching” a thin layer of a ferrous metal in the base.

    • I just bough a whole set of hard anodised cookware from a TV show I love. I just tested for the magnet but it didn’t work on my pans. Is that the only test for pans to use on this because I just love the idea but sure can’t buy new cookware again.?

  14. I knew about these and have been wanting to buy one, but I did not know that the whole unit was so easy to clean; that spills won’t burn and stick to the cooktop surface. That’s fantastic.

    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

  15. Wow!!! When I went to the website I was astonished at everything the NuWave can do.I wish I could afford one but Social Security Disabity just barely pays the bills.I also enjoy reading your blog.God bless.

  16. I learned that induction cooks faster and is one of the safest and most efficient methods of cooking.

  17. Today I learned that the there are three easy to see if your own cookware will work on the NuWave Precision Induction Cooktop:
    1) An induction symbol will be printed on the bottom of the cookware.
    2) Place a small amount of water in a pot or pan. If induction compatible, water will start to boil.
    3) A magnet is typically a great indicator. If it sticks to the bottom of the cookware, this typically means the pot or pan is induction ready. However there are instances where the cookware’s magnetic properties may not be strong enough for the pot to work efficiently.
    That’s easy enough to figure out!

  18. I heard great things about this product, however have not been able to purchase one. When I read about the yogurt I am really excited I didn’t know your could use it for that. We eat a lot of yogurt in my house I would love to win this item. Have a GREAT day!!

    • You can make yogurt in your crock pot too. Just look at UTube. But the timer for milk would be great to do it faster.

  19. For this particular item I learned that you can grill inside without any fumes, which is totally cool! Also, induction cooking is faster and in my opinion, the best way to cook. Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

  20. I really enjoyed your ‘Busy at Home’ blog and your sharing what you’ve done with your Precision Induction Cooktop.

  21. I have a NuWave Pro and I absolutely love it! I like that the cooktop is portable and lightweight. Until I saw this, I didn’t know that NuWave made a cooktop. Would love to try it out.

  22. This is such a cool gadget to have. I could use this in my outings where I need to cook quick small tastings.

  23. You have to use compatible cookware. Examples of compatible cookware:
    • All NuWave Precision Cookware
    • Enameled iron and steel
    • Stainless steel with a magnetic base
    • Cast iron

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com


  25. I have learned that spills won’t burn and stick to the cooktop surface.It is very nice to know this because, I too make yogurt at home and it is very frustrating to see milk boiling and spilling over and the spilled milk burning on the cooktop.

  26. Induction cooking cooks faster and is energy efficient! Also, it’s easy to clean, foods don’t burn or stick.

  27. I learned that it can also be used as a deep fryer AND because it’s portable I could take it outside when I fry stuff. No more fried food smell in the house for a week!! I think that’s awesome!

  28. I learned that the heat is pretty much instant, and it claims you will have no more boil overs. I also learned that you will save a lot on your electrical bills with this appliance

  29. I am very intrigued that it does not burn food. I would love to have one. I am a busy mom of 4 working 2 part time jobs and still try to make healthy and satisfying meals for my family.

  30. I learned that you can use it for all sorts of cooking! Not just one type! Grilling, cooking rice, deep frying and more! So cool!

  31. There are three easy to see if your own cookware will work on the NuWave Precision Induction Cooktop:
    1) An induction symbol will be printed on the bottom of the cookware.
    2) Place a small amount of water in a pot or pan. If induction compatible, water will start to boil.
    3) A magnet is typically a great indicator. If it sticks to the bottom of the cookware, this typically means the pot or pan is induction ready. However there are instances where the cookware’s magnetic properties may not be strong enough for the pot to work efficiently

  32. I am a big fan/wanna-be of induction cooking. I love your idea of expanding your kitchen cooking surface by adding these portable burners. I think that sounds perfect for me too, because we have a gas cooktop at home. I’ve thought about changing it to an induction cooktop, but now I think I’ll just get a NuWave PIC….hope I win it! Something I learned? Had never heard of this brand!

  33. I learned that it uses less energy – both gas and electric – and comes with many different tops. I love the steamer and the grill!

  34. I didn’t know ANYTHING about PIC cooking, so I learned basically everything you said. I had no idea yogurt could be made at home, either…

  35. the NuWave PIC is more eco friendly than either gas or normal electric burners. since you know exactly how hot it is

  36. Wow, I learned that this does it all! Wow!!! I never knew this!!!

    Portable Indoor Grill

    Temperature Controlled Deep Fryer

    Festive Fondue Maker

    Timed Rice Cooker

    Healthy Vegetable Steamer

    Programmable Slow Cooker

  37. I read what you said about the egg and the site says “Try this test: put a pot of water on one half of the PIC
    and an ice cube on the other half. The water will boil while
    the ice cube stays cool.” Really? That’s AWESOME!!

  38. I learned that the fan will run for an additional 60 seconds after you press “Pause/Clear” twice. At that point, the then unit will turn off.

  39. I learned that it doesn’t use a flame or hot coils and the cookware actually heats the food. I am definitely keeping my fingers crossed.

  40. I learned that it is a Portable Indoor Grill, this is the first time that I have seen this product. I would love to win this.
    thanks for the giveaway

  41. I like that it can expand my kitchen by plugging into any available outlet, with no open flame or hot coils.

  42. I learned that it works through safe magnetic field that penetrates into iron-based cookware and the molecules in the pan begin vibrating rapidly, thus creating heat.

    maynekitty [at] live [dot] com


  44. Making your own yoghurt sounds loads of fun and as the mother of an almost 3 yr old (who loves to “help”), having a way to cook w/ out worrying about hurting her sounds heavanly!

  45. I learned that it is easy to clean,spills won’t burn and stick to the
    cooktop surface.That is awesome I hate messes.

  46. I learned that my pots and pans will work because Tri-ply, high-quality stainless steel and cast iron cookware are compatible with induction cooktops. This is very cool!

  47. I didn’t even know that they made these. They would be so great to use when serving lots of people to keep things hot and I never have enough burners on my stove!

  48. I learned that Induction technology cooks faster and is one of the safest, most efficient methods of cooking.

    And that the NuWave is easy to clean and your food won’t burn.

  49. I learned: Program cooking times and temperatures from “Warm” to “Sear,” allowing you to prepare almost any food to perfection in a fraction of the time.

  50. I am teaching my students about energy and conserving resources, and I learned that this is more eco-friendly!

  51. I never heard of this product, but i like it. Specially that its portable an lightweight, precise temperature and no flames.


  52. very cool… I learned that if you put a pot of water on one half of the burner it will boil, but if you put an ice cube on the burner it stays cool… that is great, since I worry about hot burners, open flames etc… I’ve got a glass top oven now and I my 10 yr old wants to help me cook but I have to be careful she stays away from the hot areas.

  53. Induction technology cooks
    faster and is one of the safest,
    most efficient methods of
    cooking. The NuWave
    Precision Induction
    Cooktop is also easy to clean and food never burns or sticks :)

  54. I love its feature set in general – that it’s great for kids and buffets and doesn’t cause excessive heat in the kitchen. That’s great because I’m pregnant and hot as heck nowadays!!!

  55. The NuWave Precision™ Induction Cooktop will replace my electric range for many cooking tasks and save on my electric bill.

  56. My sister has a magnetic induction cooktop – and I just love cooking AT HER HOUSE! It’s fabulous – you can do so many different kinds of cooking with it: from rice to fondue! And I love that it’s portable and can be used indoors and outdoors – especially because we often barbecue in the backyard and invite friends and neighbors. This would be perfect for so many things – and I could invite my sister over to our place for a change!

  57. No more burnt food and a reduced risk of burns in general!

    -Ashley Marie Morrissey

  58. I learned that the cooktop stays cool to the touch…it only heats up the pan that’s placed on its surface. That’s a pretty cool feature, not to mention the fact that you can cook faster. Thanks for the giveaway!

  59. I learned that since induction technology is based on magnetic principles, the cookware used with it must have a ferrous (iron-based, magnetic) bottom.

  60. I learned about induction cooking. I also learned that the Nuwave PIC is the best on the market. What a great invention!
    I love that it can replace my rice cooker and veggie steamer. I also love that it would give me an indoor grill, deep fryer and fondue maker.
    Cooking will be more fun! The creative ideas are already beginning to flow.

  61. I learned the Nu Wave has temperatures from “Warm” to “Sear,” , easy!


  62. I learned that it’s easy to clean. Perfect for a busy mom who can’t spend too much time scrubbing another cooking appliance haha :)

  63. The NuWave PIC is designed with a series of copper coils. These coils
    generate a safe magnetic field that penetrates into iron-based pots
    and pans.

    ezmerelda at mail dot com

  64. I’ve been eyeing the NUWave PIC after seeing it on TV shows. Great to learn it’s a programmable slow cooker as well.

  65. I learned that nothing will burn or stick if it spills. And you can clean it off while it is on! I make huge messes on my electric glass top stove all the time. Trying to clean it off is awful too.

  66. Low: 100°F (37°C) / Warm
    Med-Low: 175°F (79°C) / Simmer
    Med: 275°F (135°C) / Steam
    Med-High: 375°F (191°C) / Stir/Deep Fry
    High: 425°F (218°C) / Boil/Saute
    Max/Sear: 425°F (218°C) / Sear

  67. Less likely to receive bad burns which is good. I am a disaster. This is a faantastic idea! I LOVE it!

  68. I never new that induction cooktops Use up to 90% less energy than a traditional gas or electric stove

  69. There are three simple ways to check if your existing cookware or future cookware purchases are designed for use with the NuWave Precision Induction Cooktop:
    1) An induction symbol will be printed on the bottom of the cookware.
    2) Place a small amount of water in a pot or pan. If induction compatible, water will start to boil.
    3) A magnet is typically a great indicator. If it sticks to the bottom of the cookware, this typically means the pot or pan is induction ready. However there are instances where the cookware’s magnetic properties may not be strong enough for the pot to work efficiently

  70. Foods will never burn, it’s cool tot he touch, and it’s so versatile. You can use this to steam, grill, etc.

  71. Precise temperature control-food won’t burn..easy to clean…lower energy use..

    caden at

  72. I learned that Induction technology cooking faster and is one of the safest, most efficient methods of cooking.

  73. I learned that induction technology warms the pan, but the PIC remains cool.
    They suggest that you take the ice cube challenge!

  74. Love how there are no flames so you don’t have to worry about poisoning in the air if you leave the gas stove on (like the stove I currently have)!

  75. I’ve known a long time about the benefits of induction cooking, but the cooktops are so expensive! Single burner induction cookers have been coming down in price, but I learned so many bettter features are on the Nuwave, such as precise temperature control. I just ordered the BOGO so I’ll have 2, and the extra cookware that comes with it. You have to pay the extra S&H, but not a bad deal altogether. I did not order the grill pan or griddle since I already have something similar and it didn’t seem like such a good deal with the S&H added.

    I really like that I can use this outdoors…will be using to cook things that my hubby hates stinking up the house, like bacon, cabbage, potstickers, etc. Although he LOVES eating the bacon!! I also like that I can set it on very low temps for melting cheese and chocolate, and sauces that usually require a double boiler – no more having my chocolate sieze up on me from getting steam in it!

    Yeah, can’t wait to try this out!

  76. Also meant to note…did you all see it has programmable timed cooking? It just may replace my crock pot!!

    I also cannot wait to use it for making candy and burnt sugar caramel…precise and even temperature is so crucial to success. So you guys that like to make fudge, caramel, candy, boiled frosting..this is for you!

    • I just received mine yesterday – I got the burner (the free one backordered), the stainless pan and steamer, along with the skillets. They also sent yogurt jars which I wasn’t expecting, so I’ll have to get some starter yogurt and milk and try it at least once.
      I was first impressed by the weight of the cookware – I nearly passed on getting the “extras” due to the shipping cost, but it is well worth it. (though I didn’t order either cast iron piece) Both the stainless and the skillets have a nice heavy bottom and the lid fits the larger skillet and the pot.
      Using the burner itself is really straigtforward, you can push the setting button (high, medium, low, simmer, sear, etc) or by temperature. The readout will always show what temperature the burner is at. It heated up very quickly.
      I made philly cheesteak sandwiches last night and used the nuwave pic to first cook the peppers and onions, and then I cooked the minute steaks in a skillet. I used my own non-nonstick pan for that so I could chop up the meat as it cooked. Otherwise the stainless pan performed like others I own, and it looks very nice. Everything cleaned up beautifully and easily after using.

      I will use this more throughout the week and will note any issues or raves. I’m really looking forward to trying out the skillets, because I have a really cheap ceramic coated pan that I’m not so happy with (it’s the one with a white coating) – I know just like non-stick that ceramic coatings vary. But first impressions are very promising!

  77. So many comments from so many people who apparently don’t even have the appliance, and are just repeating the information from Nuwave about it! Not a single comment, that I noticed, about experiences from actually using it, except by the author. Do you all work for the manufacturer? It would be nice to actually read something from real customers who have cooked with the device and used it for a period of time. It looks like a neat burner, if it actually works as advertised and is reliable over a period of time. I did appreciate the author’s instructions for making yogurt, but no one else actually mentioned using the burner or the “free” pans. I guess it will be a few more weeks before there are real customer reviews showing up and some customer videos on YouTube.

    • Hi Steve. The people commenting on this post were doing so to enter a giveaway and giving the information asked for, in the giveaway requirements, so that’s why their comments seem to be confusing you. As to the reviews, I am definitely REAL and have been using both my PICS for months, now. I didn’t mention the free pans, because I don’t have them, but have been using my cast iron and stainless steel cookware with great results. I actually do own the NuWave cast iron griddle and grill pans, which I DID review on this blog and use frequently. I’ve been cooking with an induction range in my kitchen for 4 years and the PICS are a great extension of that cooktop for all the cooking needs that come up in my busy kitchen. If you have questions, I would certainly be happy to answer from what I know in my personal experience with the product.

  78. I would like to know how I can purchase the yogurt starter mix. I received the jars but no yogurt starter mix.

    • Hi Anna! You know, I’m not sure. Your canner would need to be stainless steel or cast iron, for sure. I think the highest temp it reaches is 425 degrees. For canning you would just need to achieve a rolling boil, in most cases, but you would need to speak to someone who is more experienced with canning. Thanks for your question and for stopping by. I would love if you could come back and post the answer if you get more concrete information.

  79. Have you ever tried using this to deep fry foods?
    Is it possible to use this to keep oil at a steady 360°F, for example?

  80. I have the NuWave oven and absolutely love it. It replaced my bulkly microwave on the kitchen counter.
    Today saw the PIC info commercial and started to buy it (with 1 “free”) but backed off at the final ‘button” to seal the deal. $200 in shipping costs!! About $150 for actual products. Was going to give one as a gift for daughter and it seems like a great product. Glad to read the positive reviews from all but especially those who actually tried it. Still doing the math in my head. Would be about a $170 each for daughter gift and “me” gift in the end. May still buy soon but hoping to win one first!!

  81. i agree with your update and sentiment. i too feel this company is wripping us off on the shipping. i did buy it and now i am searching for all the pots and pans i need to replace all those i can’t use with the nuwave. the griddle is a big issue. i won’t pay the 15.00 in shipping for a 29.00 item.

    • Elyse, I have a cast iron skillet and a set of affordable stainless steel pots and pans from Walmart, that I have always used for cooking. I’ve never had a problem using them on my PIC. If a magnet will stick to the pan, it will work on your PIC.

  82. WOW!!!!! My stove blew up a month ago and I am a single mom of 2 boys 11 an 18. We can’t afford a new stove so I saw the infomercial and I was like WOW how in the heck does that do all that. So to win one would be awesome so I can get the kids off deep frying everything because that’s all we have. So even if I don’t win within time I am getting one And I won’t be paying 200-300 hundred. Well enjoy cooking !!!!!!!! thanks for the opportunity !! angi

  83. It sure would be a blessing to have this cook top. I can’t stand up to the stove anymore due to a severly damaged foot. To be able to cook for my family & myself at the table would be so great, AND to be able to cook in diffrent ways- grill, fry, braise, boil, slow cook, any possible food item! I am also having to change my diet, and this product can help me tremendously in preparing food that will fit into those new perameters easily. What a wonderful new tool.

  84. It is a versatile small appliance….The cooktop can replace many of the other small countertop appliances you now have sitting on the counter. I like the safety of the operation of this appliance. induction cooking is a magnetic attraction…Fast and percise. While cooking, the temp will be consistent…I would love to recieve this cooktop. :inlove:

  85. Just found your blog. I have been using the Nu Wave PIC for almost a year now. Like it well enough to invest in an induction cook-top to replace my old cook-top that recently died.

    Never thought about making yogurt with the PIC. Just goes to show I should have looked at the PIC recipe book more closely. Never know what you will find.

    Also, appreciate the reminder to use a grill on the PIC.

  86. I found this site when searching for PIC recipes.

    I seriously stay away from mail order if I can help it. I find that a lot of these products are sold at shops such as Bed, Bath, & Beyond. This is where I got mine. And I am quite happy. Seriously thinking of getting a second one.

  87. This recipe sounds wonderful. I am always looking for new recipes for my family, I have both a NuWave PIC and a NuWave Oven. I love them both! The only thing that I would like to know is how to determine the time and temperature to use for my regular recipes. I have cookbooks full of family favorites that I would like to cook on my NuWave PIC or in my NuWave Oven, but I just don’t know how to convert the times and temperatures. Can you help me with my challenge?

    • I’ve never seen a chart for the NuWave that converts specific temperatures, Anita, but I’m guessing if you look through their recipes for ones that are similar in type to what you’re making, the settings they recommend would probably work for your recipe. Thanks so much for stopping by, today!


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