Nuwave PIC Review: Does This Induction Cooktop Really Work?

by Louisa Kimberlin

Hi there!  If you’re yet considering getting the Nuwave PIC then reading this article first is a smart decision. Here you’ll find what the product is all about, how it works, its benefits and downsides, plus real user feedback to help you determine whether or not it’s a good  investment and addition to the kitchen.

What Is Nuwave PIC?

Nuwave PIC or Precision Induction Cooktop is another household product from the Nuwave line of housewares like the NuWave Oven. It is an induction cooktop that supposedly makes advanced culinary technology safe, convenient, and affordable for families. Manufacturers claim that with this kitchenware you can program cook times and temperatures and almost any food will cook to perfection. It is also portable so you can use it whether indoor or outdoor as long as an electrical outlet is available.

How Does It Work?

According to its official website, the Nuwave PIC is equipped with a series of induction coils that generate magnetic fields producing a warming reaction in steel and iron-based pots and pans. The process generates heat in the cookware and not on the cooktop surface making it a lot more energy-efficient compared to conventional gas or electric ranges. Apart from saving energy, this method of cooking does not release toxins into the environment so it is also eco-friendly. Induction cooking does not release flame so there is no lingering heat in your kitchen. This Precision Induction Cooktop supposedly stays cool to the touch where the magnetic surface is not activated.

Compatible Cookware

Induction cooking requires specific cookware since the technology is based on magnetic principles. That said, your ordinary copper, glass, aluminum, and pottery-type cookware will not be suitable for the device unless they have a sandwiched magnetic base. The bottom of the cookware must have a ferrous or iron-based, magnetic bottom for the cooking device to work. Examples of induction compatible cookware are all Nuwave Precision Cookware which have uniform heat distribution; enameled iron and steel, cast iron, and stainless steel with a magnetic base.

Features And Benefits

  • All-in-one kitchen solution – its versatility makes it ideal for boiling, simmering, deep-frying, stir-frying, sautéing, steaming, searing, slow cooking, melting, and grilling among others.
  • Cool to the touch – remains cool as it does not emit heat on the cooktop surface.
  • 52 Temperature Settings – can be adjusted by 10° with 6 presets for basic cooking demands. It has broad temperature range and provides wide cooking flexibility. It uses exact temperature control so your food won’t burn.
  • Programmable stage cooking – no need to watch the pot. The cooking device will do all the thinking for you.
  • Energy-efficient – uses 1300 watts and conserves up to 90% energy wasted by traditional gas or electric stoves.
  • Easy to clean – spills won’t burn and stick to the cooktop surface. You can easily wipe it with a damp dishcloth or sponge.
  • Safer than any other cooktops – eliminates risks of fire as it requires no coil or open flame. It also automatically shuts-off after cooking.
  • Lightweight and portable – weighs only 5.4 pounds and can be used anywhere with a standard electrical outlet


  • Requires pots and pans that are compatible with induction cooking.
  • Relatively expensive compared to traditional stoves.

(Continued on Next Page…Real User Reviews + Does It Really Work? + Special Offer)

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Mrs. Laura Kszos July 28, 2013

the add says you get two NuWave cook tops with 6 free gifts. My question is do you get the 6 free gifts with both cook tops ? Im asking because I would like to give the second one as a gift. Thanks Sincerely Mrs. Laura Kszos


Joe September 4, 2013

To the lady (Annie from NY) who said the downside was that her non-magnetic cookware would not work on her NuWave PIC: For about $38.00 you can purchase on Amazon the “Max Burton 6010 8″ Induction Interface Disk” which is magnetic and sits on your NuWave PIC and your non-magnetic pot sits on the disk. It’s not as quickly responsive as inductive cookware, but it does transfer the heat to non-inductive cookware.


John/ Personal Chef September 9, 2013

I am adding my 2 cents regarding the New Wave PIC. Yes it work.s We bought 2 last year since we already have cookware that is compatible to any induction unit. I want to reply to the complaint that you have to have cookware that is compatible. People need to do their research before ordering & complaining that “oh it’s expensive because I have to buy new cookware”. Any informed person should know this before purchasing any induction unit. This shoul’dt even be a complaint. My only complaint is the plastic face on the control paned breaks thru after constant use of pressing on the buttons. Our 1 year warranty ran out so they don’t have a control panel replacement. Other than that I would recommend this unit.


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