One of the best induction stovetops around.
- Features countdown timer to turn off elements individually
- AutoChef feature regulates temperatures continuously during frying
- Not Star-K certified
CSA Safety Listing, ADA Compliant
Country of originGermany
Power of Front Left heating element : 1,400 W (2,200 W in boost)
Power of Back Left heating element : 2,200 W (3,700 W in boost)
Power of Back Right heating element : 2,600 W (3,700 W in boost)
Power of Front Right heating element : 1,400 W (2,200 W in boost)
The Bosch 800 Series NIT8068SUC is a high-performance, top of the class, 30-inch induction-electric smoothtop featuring 4 high-power elements, touch controls, and an attractive stainless steel rim (or without, if you go for the rimless NIT8068UC model).
This stovetop is teeming with safety, energy-saving, and performance features, including a countdown timer to turn off elements individually, and auto-sizing, so you can always match the ‘element’ to the pot. This model also has a Pan Presence Sensor and features a child lock and SafeStart activation (so the stove only works when it detects a pan, rather than a utensil, for example) to minimize the risk of accidents. The AutoChef feature regulates temperatures continuously during frying and adjusts them as needed, and a special pan allows for programmed cooking settings, so you can up your culinary game effortlessly.
Where this induction stovetop really shines is in its 11” cooking zone for larger pots and pans (a smaller heat radius is often a problem with induction stoves versus gas). Other great features include the 17 cooking settings and SpeedBoost®, which enables you to boil water twice as fast as conventional electric cooktops.
The Bosch 800 Series NIT8068SUC is ADA Compliant, and listed for CSA Safety, but is not Star-K certified (nor does it have a Sabbath mode).
The four elements include two 6” elements at the front, and 9” and 11” elements at the back. The highest element output is just 2600 Watts standard or 3700 W with SpeedBoost®. The reason why the Bosch 800 beats out the GE Profile in this category is the presence of not one but two of these high-powered elements, allowing you to bring water to a boil in less than a minute. The Smeg SIMU530B has an even higher power 4000W bridge zone, however, and is more eco-friendly overall.
Bosch 800 vs. GE Profile and Smeg
Bosch 800 is a stylish, high-performance, and reliable induction cooktop, offering much the same as the GE Profile. The Bosch 800 just beats out the GE Profile in this category because of its CSA safety listing, and the inclusion of two 3700 SpeedBoost® elements and two lower wattage elements (1400W vs the two 2500W elements for the Profile), making this model likely to be a tad more energy-conscious than the GE model. However, the Smeg SIMU530B wins top place overall as it is arguably the better option for eco-friendliness and has an even higher booster output (4000W), although it doesn’t have the innovate PowerMove® function of the Bosch.