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    Default Changed our Cooktop

    As many know, my wife loves to cook and , yes, I love to eat. Our coach's appliances certainly weren't intended for a cook. Our only oven was a microwave! I changed that out with a full size microwave/convection shortly after taking delivery. This was not a simple exchange as it required significant changes to the the upper cabinet that was designed for a shelf mounted unit. The cooktop was a 120V unit and there's no 2 burner 120V unit made that can quickly heat water.

    As many have already done, I changed out our standard cooktop with an induction unit. While many have been successful with the unit commonly available on eBay, it just would not work in our countertop. I ended up finding a good deal on a 15" Wolf induction unit. It too would not be a drop in replacement, but its dimensions were far closer to what was in the coach. Front to back, this unit is shorter which resulted in a big gap on the front and back. So, I had a piece of #4 stainless steel cut to form a base for the new cooktop. I must say, it turned out quite good. I'll know the level of success later this week when the chef gets to try it out.

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    Gil and Durlene
    2003 H-3 Hoffman Conversion

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    Nice job Gil, now Durlene can be off to buy new cook ware.


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    Would never know you added the trim, looks great.

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    Looks great ! Be sure to post feedback from the cook after She uses it.
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    Looks really nice, wife would like to do same thing. Were the actual electrical changes a big deal? i heard they take lots of power to run.
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    Nice Job Gil!

    Let me know if you want to do the same to my coach!

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    Gil,

    I replaced the Gagenau Unit in mine over a year ago with a similiar Wolf/SubZero Induction cooktop with two different size burners. You will love this unit. The neighbor lady can boil a bunny in no time flat. Sorry, I just watched that old movie with Michael Douglas last night. Swapped out my Calphalon pans for a couple of ScanPan non stick and a combo All-clad or two. Easy to clean as well as long as you wipe it off right after use.

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    Hey Gil, the stovetop looks great, what’s the Part number and when can you install it , ha ha, ok just the part number
    thanks Ed
    Eddie
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    Gil and Durlene
    2003 H-3 Hoffman Conversion

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