NuWave PIC Reviews

NuWave PIC

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The NuWave PIC is a portable induction cooktop that’s claimed to cook your food up to 50% faster, use less energy, and to be safer than traditional cooktops.

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3.1 Stars out of 18 Reviews
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Posted on Jul 6, 2018

Not a problem with all three in four years

By Dee G., Medford, OR, Verified Reviewer

There are no problems here. We use one daily. The second, 4 or 5 times a week. The third, when we go camping. We take the third and first cooktop camping. I bought a set of Amway pans in 1977 and they work just fine with our NuWaves. I have other pans that do not work with our NuWaves.

The first cooktop, we've used daily. We live in a 40-foot 5th Wheel and we're not using the installed propane stove at all. I have several of NuWave's pans and a grill, including the pressure cooker.

We've not had one problem with any of the products we've purchased from NuWave. None at all, even after 4 years, there should have been, but not at all.

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Helpful Review? 3 People Have Voted

Posted on Oct 15, 2017

Exactly what my wife needed

By Brent Taylor, Aurora, CO, Verified Reviewer

Due to being in a power chair, which limits her ability to get close to our range to cook (or high enough), the PIC was purchased for her so she could sit on the (wood, not carpet) floor in the kitchen (actually used mostly in the living room) to cook. Because she cannot feel herself being burnt, the cool top features are a godsend. Because of her dietary restrictions, she needs to cook healthy (another review mentioned oil frying, which is not healthy; you can fry with the PIC without oil).

If I could offer any negative feedback it is that the PIC cooks so freaky fast she has burnt food, as have I. But clean-up is, as advertised, as simple really as wiping with a paper towel (although we still use dishsoap and water). It most certainly boils water (here at altitude) much faster than our electric range! And cooking time for pasta is notably shorter 2/3rds the time).

The fan is not loud (very similar to fans we use under our laptops) or the least annoying. Probably could cook at the public library. Yes, the PIC is lightweight and very portable.

As to longevity, we've not had the product that long.

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Helpful Review? 2 People Have Voted

Posted on Dec 13, 2017

NuWave PIC

By Elisabeth Seaton, St Augustine, FL, Verified Reviewer

I purchased the NuWave PIC in September 2013. Of course, I bought the expensive pants to go with it. The pic itself is easy to use and it lasted me until today, Monday, December 11, 2017.

I used it every single day. I liked the convenience of being able to program when to shut it off, so I never burned anything. You could also program when to start it, but I never used that feature.

It does keep a good steady heat. My friend made candy on it and she said that it was just like a candy thermometer. You can pick your heat temperature and it is accurate.

There is no repair service, and it's out of warranty, so I'm going to open up the spare one because it came as a two for one purchase, and hopefully it will work for at least another 4 years.

There's a long wait on the customer service phone line, so you might rather email or chat with them online. They were very polite, but there was nothing they could do but offer to sell me another one. Since I have the spare one, I'm not going to order one right now. I would probably order from them again since they only cost about $75 each, but the drawback is that you have to buy two for about $130. Since I have the spare, I won't order right now.

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Helpful Review? 2 People Have Voted

Posted on Jan 3, 2018

Looking to purchase another

By Dennis Foster, New York, Verified Reviewer

We bought our first one about two years ago and liked it so much we then purchased a second one. In fact, we are so impressed with induction cooking that we turned off the gas to our stove, installed a hard top on it and we now use the two NuWave Pro units all the time.

Last summer we bought our third for use in our camper (RV), but we opted for the smaller (wattage) unit for that. In fact just last week I found a 3500w (not NuWave) unit to use in my beer making and intend to get another NuWave as a side "burner" for that. These do work differently than conventional cooktops and learning how to use them is important as it is with anything new. You must educate yourself.

I'm not sure what all the fuss is about "expensive cookware." We just use our stainless cookware most of the time. I did find a really nice porcelain lined pan that was "induction ready" and bought it, but only because I wanted it, not because I needed it. I've learned to start at a lower setting and work up to my desired cooking temperature for meats and vegetables, but the heat control is steady and curates as far as I can tell.

So anyway, we now have four induction cooktops and see more in the future for us. I was watching Triple "D" on Food TV last week and these are coming into the professional kitchens now due to the fact that they won't overheat your kitchen.

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Helpful Review? 2 People Have Voted

Posted on Sep 18, 2019


By Donna S., El Reno, OK, Verified Reviewer

I got my NuWave2 from an ad on TV (really don't know how many years ago). Love the thing, use EVERY day. Enough that I wore the factory cover out on the start button, fortunately, has some substantially heavy black tape handy, and as I was applying, was praying button would still work. Hooray, it did. Now, I am preparing to move to a small retirement village apartment and this will be my only way to cook, was hoping to see another bargain ad on TV. Would like to get a new one, it is a good as my current one has been, will last as long as I will, lol. Thanks for a wonderful machine.

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Posted on Jan 2, 2020

Most used appliance in my kitchen

By Laureen V., Colorado, Verified Reviewer

I received my first PIC as a gift more than 5 years ago. The fan died last year (I forgot to clean the ventilation ports on the bottom), and I've since purchased two more units. I think everyone should have at least one of these, and here is why:

Mine is convenient, I can use it anywhere. It does heat FAST, especially if I'm using heavy-based sandwich-bottom induction pans. Both temperature and time can be programmed, which means I can set up my stew for the day and leave; I can set it to cook on High for 10 minutes, then simmer for 4 hours, then warm for an hour - or whatever. The pause IS useful (maybe you have to go answer the door). I can melt chocolate or butter on its lowest setting. (Both of my PICs showed inaccurate temperatures, and my soups simmered at a 215* setting, on both.) It does not heat up my kitchen. The SEAR setting is HOT and functional. I use my PIC for pressure cooking and consider it indispensable; once I get my cooker up to pressure, I drop the temp down to keep it at 15 psi, set the timer, and leave. Done. The PIC coupled with a pressure cooker uses just a TINY bit of energy, but even just small amounts with average induction pans. For me, it's a no-brainer. The temperature control is effective and immediate, lessening chances for boil-over: a push of a button "removes from the heat" with no heavy pan to move. I have yet to burn myself on a PIC "hot Burner."

A few cons, tips, and advice: The cord is short, you must make provision to keep your appliance safe in use. If you will be using other high-wattage appliances on the same circuit with it, you may want to get a model with adjustable wattage. If you are brewing beer - or mashing wort - you may want to get a model that heats with 1800 watts. Same goes for canning. You must keep a fair amount of space around the PIC while cooking, for ventilation, just as you must keep its ventilation ports clear. You have to learn the buttons. The buttons on my first NuWave lost their "skin" after a short while.

IMO the caveats in the article are minor compared to all the advantages of this PIC. I've had no personal experience with NuWave Customer Service, though, and I am still counting my blessings for that.

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Posted on May 24, 2020

Not as advertised

By Don E., Colton, CA, Verified Reviewer

Went to use it when needing to make pasta. Using a quart pan after 10 minutes water was still not boiling. Had to finally transfer to my gas stovetop. When trying to reach customer service for help was put on hold and after 25 minutes of listening to elevator music I gave up. Product and customer service not as advertised. Buyers beware.

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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