Fast to heat up
Timer with auto switch-off
Store control settings
Cannot turn individual cooktops off
Touch controls can be fiddly
This cooktop is generally great. We would have given it a 4.5 stars if we could. We switched from electric to this cooktop. Be mindful that you will need to get another circuit installed so there are additional costs for the electrical work. It is so much better than gas or electric cooking though. It is very fast to heat up and the temperature is even. We do find that we need to cook on 7-9 as anything below 7 is a bit slow. It was good value for money though. We also haven't worked out how to get the timer not to start at 30 mins as it is a ...bit frustrating having to dial it down, this may be user error. It is also odd that you have to make the element go slowly back to zero to switch it off if you don't want all your elements to turn off. In general though we have found it to be good and it has lasted well so far without any hitches.
Purchased in December 2019 for $1,399.00.
Not cockroach proof and slow single station power control
Bought this 8 months ago. Now, one plate not working. Bosch technician came 2 weeks later. Saw some cockroaches and diagnosed damage from cockroaches as he spoke from experience without any concrete scientific evidence. Bosch said damage not covered. Requiring fumigation before considering discount for replacement. I lost my confidence in Bosch as cockroaches are everywhere. So, make sure your house is cockroaches free if you consider Bosch. Also, I found that changing cooking stations and power is a nightmare. So clumsy and the power too forev...er to change. I suggest individual station and sliding power quick response button as the new generation don't like anything slow or inconvenience. I was looking at much improved Westinghouse Induction cooktop before buying a Smeg on Gumtree for a good price.
Purchased in February 2020 at The Good Guys for $900.00.
Excellent cooktop with minor cons.
As an induction cooktop, it's absolutely fantastic. The highest level 9 and the boost are really powerful and extremely fast. In the 6 months I have been using I have never had any issues. As to the details:
- The adjustment range 1-9 is great but the heat significantly drops below 7. I wouldn't call 5 mid-heat for example.
- You couldn't turn off individual plates and have to press and hold the '-' button to zerorise which is not practical. You get used to it, but it's such a simple functionality not available. If you are just using one hotpla...
Purchased in November 2019 at Harvey Norman.
Not very impressed by the functionality of this cooktop. The controls are a pain to use - you can not turn an individual cooktop off - you need to manually press the + or - button all the way to 0. It makes no sense and it really is annoying. I would recommend looking at a different one with better controls. Also some types of pan that work on other induction cooktops do not work on this.
Purchased in May 2019 at Harvey Norman for $1,200.00.
A quality appliance but some issues
This is an induction cooker which only operates with induction friendly pots and pans etc. The range of heat settings is more than adequate to cook a wide variety of foods. Two or more large pans can be difficult to place together over the elements as indicated on the stovetop. Controls are difficult to see and therefore operate in poor light. However the appliance works well after continuous use to gain operating experience.
Purchased in December 2018.
Thrilled to bits with this stove top
Fast efficient & easy to use this three element stove top is my best friend A medium element plus a smaller one at the back are perfect sizes However the greatest invention is the larger double one element on the left side. This will take a very large skillet, frypan even my paella pan !
Purchased in August 2019 for $999.00.
Looks great and works fast
What an upgrade, from an old upright stove to this. Kitchen looks so streamline now. Plus it is so efficient. I continue to be blown away by the speed it heats up. It has taken a bit of time to get used to the touch screen and not lifting the pan off the hotplate surface or resting a tea towel on top, but I'm loving it. All my old pans were magnetic and work on Induction also.
Design is nice. Easy to use. But I am very sensitive to noise, so I couldn't give five starts as it started making noise after two months, and there is no way to mute all the audible signals (beeping). I can mute other sounds except the start touch button, which makes a big beeping sound. If you live with people who have a similar life style, it wouldn't be matter. But if you live with other people where kitchen is in the middle of the house, and someone uses while you are still sleeping and hearing the beeping sound from the kitchen, it would be a matter. Otherwise, you'll be fine.
Oh Lordy what a cook top
We had been using our old cook top for the last seven years and it was a really good cook top you know how you get comfortable with your appliances well this weekend our old cook top just stopped. So sad. So off we went to the good guys as they,by far, had the biggest choice at the best prices. We had never used all four of the old plates so we decided on a three place induction cook top as we frequently used a large pot and a smaller pot to cook with so this cook top shone out as the best value for money and the good guys had it on special as ...well. Bring it on. The temperature control while cooking was instant. I could turn down the temp. And it would respond really quickly. The count down timer allowed me to schedule my other parts of the dish to cook. The child lock made me feel secure that little fingers would not interfere. The cook top is easy to use, easy to clean. The temperature is easy to control. All in all an excellent cook top I think I will quickly settle into this appliance.
Glad i chose Bosch
A perfect match to the oven, which is why we chose it. Boils a big pot of cold water in 5 minutes.....brilliant.
Touch panel is a bit fiddly at first, but as you get used to it, it works well. Timer function is very useful when cooking pasta. You can pretty much set and forget....
Questions & Answers
Bosch PIJ611BB1E- is it possible to place a rectangular roasting dish over the two smaller elements and have uniform heating of the whole surface area of the roasting dish.
our bosch benchmark induction stove top turns off while we're cooking, We bought new frying pans and when using these frying pans 50% of the time the stove tops turns off. When using pots we don't have a problem. Any thoughts?
unless you're accidently touching the timer button, i am not sure why it's happening. We bought baccarat pots and a non-stick frypan, and don't have any issues. I assume you upgraded the wiring, as they will pull quite a few amps....maybe that is the issue??
Induction cooktops are efficient, safe and a cleaner way to cook. The 60cm Serie 4 cooktop from Bosch offers three cooking zones, each powered by 17 power levels. It has a sleek frameless appearance and an easy-to-use interface.
- TouchSelect controls: Lets you choose the desired cooking zone and power level with ease and makes cleaning the stovetop a breeze.
- PowerBoost: Sends up to 50% more power to a selected zone to turbocharge the cooking process. With PowerBoost, you can boil 2 litres of water almost three times faster than on a conventional glass-ceramic cooktop.
- ReStart: If something boils over, the cooktop automatically turns itself off and saves the last selected setting.
- Stores control settings: If you turn off the cooktop, this feature saves the last selected setting for a short amount of time.
- ChildLock: Locks the control panel to prevent accidental changes in settings and accidentally turning it on.
- Timer: A very convenient feature that will switch off the stove after a specified period of time.
|Number of Cooktop Burners / Zones||3|
|Control Type||Touch Control|
|Wok Burner / Zone||No|
|Dimensions||51 x 560 x 490 mm|
|Colour / Finish||Black|
|Features||Child Safety Lock, Integrated Cooling Fan, Pan Detection and Timer|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
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- GTIN13: 4242002870373
- MPN: PIJ611BB1E
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