European Linear Gas Cooktop

I have a love/hate relationship with the great people who write for the Appliancist blog. 

They feature some of the coolest products, like this gas cooktop from Neff.  The problem is that most European appliances are not made for export to the US.

European appliances are not like automobiles.  You can’t fly over, buy them and ship them back.  They won’t work.

There are two basic standards for voltage and frequency in the world. One is the North American standard of 110-120 volts at 60 Hz, which uses plugs A and B, and the other is the European standard of 220-240 volts at 50 Hz, which uses plugs C through M.

Using a 50 Hz appliance here means anything with a motor will run faster.

Yes, if you have the know-how, you can attempt to install transformers.  However, it is my understanding that this should only be attempted with small power-consuming eclectic items like mixers.  Electronic items will not function properly at all with a converter.

Your local building code may not allow it either.  I don’t suggest you take the risk.

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