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Nuwave PIC Double Induction Cooktop User Manual


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Nuwave PIC Double Induction Cooktop

Nuwave PIC Double Induction Cooktop

Welcome to NuWave™ Precision Induction Cooking

Congratulations on purchasing your NuWave™ Precision Induction Cooktop (PIC®) Double. This book contains detailed instructions and images to help you get started using your cooktop. It is also filled with great recipes and time-saving tips to help you prepare delicious gourmet meals in a fraction of the time it would take when using a regular stovetop.

Cooking is fast and easy with the Precision Induction Cooktop Double from NuWave, LLC. This versatile countertop appliance uses induction technology to save time, energy, and money. The NuWave™ Precision Induction Cooktop is efficient, safe, fast, and easy to clean. Also, because you can program times and temperatures from warm to sear, you can make almost any kind of food without the risk of under or overcooking.

What is Induction Cooking?

The NuWave™ PIC Double is comprised of induction coils (based on magnetic principles). These coils generate magnetic fields that produce a warming reaction in steel and iron-based pots and pans. In this way, heat is generated in the cookware and not on the cooktop surface, which is much more energy-efficient than traditional gas or electric ranges. Induction cooking is the most eco-friendly way to prepare meals because the method releases no gases into the environment. Induction cooking emits no flame, so less residual heat is produced in your kitchen. The NuWave™ Precision Induction Cooktop Double remains cool to the touch where the magnetic surface is not activated.

  • Energy Conservation: The magnetic field, generated by each copper coil, causes invisible molecules in the cookware to begin vibrating rapidly, creating heat, so the cookware itself heats the food. The NuWave™ PIC Double is one of the most energy-efficient cooktops available today, which means that cooking with the NuWave™ PIC Double can translate into savings on your monthly utility bills.
  • Safety: The NuWave™ PIC Double’s design uses no red hot coils or open flames, essentially eliminating the risk of fire. Automatic shutoff features enhance the cooktop’s safety. Simply Touch and Go! Users can also take the ice cube challenge! Induction technology warms the pan, but the surface remains cool to the touch.
  • Fast Cooking: Heating is immediate and temperature is precise with the NuWave™ PIC Double. Features 6 different temperature settings that are adjustable in 5-degree increments. There’s no guessing!
  • Easy to Clean: Spills won’t burn and stick to the cooktop surface. Just wipe and go!

NuWave™ Precision Induction Cooktop Double Products and Accessories

NuWave™ Precision Induction Cooktop:

  • (30602) NuWave™ PIC® Double
  • (32656) Complete Cookbook / Manual
  • (32659) Instructional DVD
  • (32660) Fact Sheet
  • (32657) Quick Start Guide
  • (32158) Registration Card

NuWave™ Ultimate Cookware Set:

  • (32003) 3.5-quart Stainless Steel Pot
  • (32004) 3.5-quart Pot Lid
  • (32005) Stainless Steel Steamer
  • (32007) Stainless Steel Fondue Insert
  • (32008) Set of 8 Fondue Forks
  • (32055) Ultimate Cookware Set Manual

Hard-Anodized Aluminum Pans:

  • 9-inch
  • 10.5-inch
  • 12-inch
  • (32109)/(32809)
  • (32110)/(32810)
  • (32114)/(32814)
  • (32012)
  • (32004)
  • (32014)

Stainless Steel Plus Pans:

  • 9-inch
  • 10.5-inch
  • 12-inch
  • (32015)
  • (32016)
  • (32017)
  • (32012)
  • (32004)
  • (32014)

8.0-quart Steamer Pot Set: 

  • 8.0-quart Stock Pot
  • 7.0-quart Steamer Insert
  • Steamer Rack
  • (32400)
  • (32401)
  • (32402)

NuWave™ Precision Pressure Cooker:
To order parts and accessories, call customer service at 1-877-689-2838, Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM CST. You may also order online at: www.NuWaveNow.com. Please provide the correct item name and number to ensure that your order is processed accurately.

DANGER – To reduce the risk of electrocution:

  1. Read all instructions, safeguards, and warnings before using the appliance.
  2. Do not place the appliance where it can fall or be pulled into water or other liquids.
  3. Do not reach for an appliance that has fallen into the water. Unplug immediately.
  4. Do not immerse the cord, plug, or any portion of the appliance in water or other liquids.

WARNING – For individuals with pacemakers:

  1. This appliance emits an electromagnetic field that is strongest within two feet of the cooking surface.
  2. Scientific tests have proven inconclusive as to whether the electromagnetic field will disrupt the function of a pacemaker. Please consult your doctor or medical professional for guidance before use.

WARNING – To reduce the risk of burns, electrocution, fire, or injury:

  1. This appliance is not meant for continuous use.
  2. This appliance includes a heating function. Surfaces may develop high temperatures. Do not touch hot surfaces. The cooktop may retain residual heat after the cookware has been removed. The use of pot holders or alternative safety measures is highly recommended.
  3. This appliance should not be used by children. Close supervision is necessary when this product is used near children.
  4. Do not place it on any gas or electric burner or in a heated oven.
  5. Do not place metallic objects such as knives, forks, spoons, or lids on the cooktop as they may become hot.
  6. This appliance is not intended for commercial use.
  7. Use this appliance for its intended purpose as described in this manual. Do not use any other accessories or attachments not recommended by the manufacturer. They may result in fire, electrical shock, or personal injury.
  8. Never operate this appliance if it has a damaged cord or plug, is not working properly, has been dropped or damaged, or dropped in water. Contact customer service for inspection, repair, or adjustment.
  9. Do not operate a broken cooktop. If the cooktop breaks, cleaning solutions, and spillovers may penetrate the appliance and create a risk of electric shock.
  10. Keep the cord away from heated surfaces. Do not let the cord hang over the edge of the table or counter. Never force the plug into an outlet. Always unplug the power cord by pulling on the plug. Turn the unit off before removing the plug from the wall.
  11. Do not operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used or where oxygen is being administered.
  12. Use proper judgment and caution while using cooktop in outdoor environments and public areas. This appliance should never be set up around unattended children or those unaware of its presence. The appliance should be situated on flat, stable surfaces, away from water sources such as pools, spas, sprinklers, hoses, etc.
  13. Do not move the appliance while hot.
  14. This appliance is for household use only; it is designed to process normal household quantities. It is not suitable for continuous or commercial operation.
  15. Do not disassemble the product. There are no user-serviceable parts.
  16. Do not leave the appliance unattended while in use.
  17. This appliance is not intended for operation using an external timer.
  18. Clean the cooktop with caution. Cleaning a hot surface with wet applications can cause steam and some cleaners can produce dangerous fumes. Unplug from the outlet before cleaning.
  19. Use caution when disposing of hot grease.
  20. Keep this manual handy for future reference.

Electrical Information

  • The cord length of this appliance was selected to reduce Safety Hazards that may occur with a long cord. Extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised in their use. If an extension cord is used: (1) the marked electrical rating of the extension cord should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance, and (2) the longer cord should be arranged so that it does not drape over the counter or tabletop where it could be accidentally pulled off the counter or table or tripped over.
  • Certain models of the appliance may have a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). This plug is intended to fit into a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit properly, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to modify the plug in any way.

IMPORTANT – FCC Information:
Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
The device complies with part 18 of the FCC Rules.

NuWave™ Precision Induction Cooking

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  1. Ventilation: Air vents are located on the sides and back of the product to allow any heat generated by the heating element to escape. This design feature prevents the unit from overheating and ensures efficient performance of the NuWave™ PIC Double.
  2. Surface: The NuWave™ PIC Double’s heat-resistant glass surface stays cool to the touch and cleans easily with the simple wipe of a damp cloth.
  3. Control Panel with LED Display: Lit, easy-to-read control panels. Heat Source: Located beneath each of the glass cooking surfaces is a copper electromagnetic coil that transfers heat directly to induction-ready cookware.
  4. On/Off Switch: The NuWave™ PIC Double has an on/off switch located on the back of the unit.

Induction Cooktop-Compatible Cookware

As induction technology is based on magnetic principles, compatible cookware must have a ferrous (iron-based, magnetic) bottom. Some types of cookware are made of naturally magnetic metals (such as pure iron), while others are rendered magnetic by “sandwiching” a thin layer of ferrous metal within the base. This layer will be acted upon by the magnetic field of the induction cooktop to distribute heat.

Tri-ply, high-quality stainless steel, and cast iron cookware will work with induction cooktops. Copper, glass, and aluminum cookware will not work unless they have a sandwiched magnetic base. Pots that function optimally with the NuWave™ PIC Double tend to be medium to heavy gauge.

Each heating coil is located inside the thicker silver ring. You may use pans measuring up to the total width of the NuWave™ PIC Double’s cooking surfaces, each of which measures 11.5 inches. It may accommodate pans up to 10.5 inches when using both sides and 12.0 inches when using a single side. However, in these situations, heat will transfer more slowly to the outer edges. Not recommended for pans larger than 12.0 inches.

Examples of compatible cookware:

  • All NuWave™ Cookware
  • NuWave™ Duralon™ Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware
  • Cast iron
  • Enameled iron and steel
  • Stainless steel with magnetic base

Non-induction-compatible cookware:

  • Copper
  • Glass
  • Aluminum
  • Pottery type vessels

How do I check my cookware for induction compatibility?
Three simple ways to check if your existing pots and pans, or future cookware purchases, are compatible with the NuWave™ PIC Double:

  1. A magnet is typically a great indicator. If it sticks to the bottom of a piece of cookware, this typically means the pot or pan is induction-ready. However, be cautioned that there are instances when a cooking vessel’s magnetic properties may not be strong enough for the pot to work efficiently with the NuWave™ PIC Double.
  2. Place a small amount of water in a particular pot or pan. If induction is compatible, water will begin to boil.
  3. An induction-ready symbol may be printed on the bottom of the cookware.

General Cleaning Instructions

  • Clean after each use.
  • Make sure the unit has cooled completely before cleaning.
  • The outer surface may be cleaned by wiping carefully with a damp dishcloth or sponge.
  • Remove the power plug before cleaning the NuWave™ PIC Double. Do not use caustic cleaning agents and water should not penetrate the interior of the induction cooktop.
  • Never immerse the NuWave™ PIC Double, its cables, or plug in water or other liquids.
  • Wipe the glass surface with a damp cloth or use a mild, non-abrasive soap solution. Make sure the unit has cooled completely before cleaning.
  • Wipe the casing and operating panel with a soft cloth dampened with water or a mild detergent.
  • Do not use oil-based cleansing products as their use may damage plastic parts or the casing/operating panel.
  • Do not use flammable, acidic, or alkaline materials or substances near the NuWave™ PIC Double, as this may reduce the service life of the induction cooktop or pose a fire risk when the induction cooktop is in use.
  • To keep your NuWave™ PIC Double looking like new, take measures to ensure that the bottom of the cookware does not scrape the unit’s glass surface, although a scratched surface will not impair the use of the induction cooktop.
  • Make sure to properly clean the unit before storing it in a cool, dry place.


  1. Check power outlets to ensure proper operation. Do not use in an outlet where other
    major appliances are engaged. Check settings if the unit is cooking too slowly.
  2. The electrical plug must be properly plugged into the outlet.
  3. Always turn off and unplug the unit before wiping.

General Operating Instructions

  • Place the cooktop on a stable, level, non-metallic surface.
  • Never use the cooktop on a flammable surface (e.g. table cloth, carpet, etc.).
  • Do not block the ventilation slots of the induction cooktop. This may cause the unit to overheat. Maintain a minimum distance of 3-5 inches from walls and other objects, appliances, etc.
  • Do not place devices or objects that are sensitive to magnetic fields on top of or next to the NuWave™ PIC Double. (e.g. credit cards, cell phones, radios, TVs, video recorders, etc.).
  • Do not use the induction cooktop in the proximity of open fires, heaters, or other heat sources.
  • Do not place it on the stovetop.
  • Ensure that the power cable is not damaged or compressed beneath the induction cooktop.
  • The power cable must not come into contact with sharp edges and/or hot surfaces.
  • Before connecting the NuWave™ PIC Double, confirm that the voltage needs indicated in this manual correspond to the voltage supply in your home. A wrong connection may lead to the unit’s damage and possible injury to persons.
  • The cooktop’s surface is designed from temperature-resistant glass. If damage to the unit is observed, even a small crack on the glass surface, immediately disconnect the NuWave™ PIC Double from the power supply.

Directions for Each Display Panel

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There are several ways to begin cooking with your NuWave™ PIC Double:

  • Select one of the temperature functions (Low – Max/Sear) then press “Start”. The default cooking time is 1 hour.
  • Press “Cook Temp”, then press “Start”. Default cooking will be 375˚F for 1 hour.
  • Press “Cook Temp” then set the cooking temperature using the numeric touchpad and press “Start”. The default time is 1 hour.
  • Press “Cook Time” then set the cooking time using the numeric touchpad and press “Start”. The default cooking temperature is 375˚F.
  • Set the temperature and time using the numeric touchpad, then press “Start”.

Display temperature represents temperature of 1.5L of oil in the NuWave™ 3.5-quart Stainless Steel Pot. Thermometer location for a test at the origin (middle) of the NuWave™ 3.5-quart Stainless Steel Pot and an equidistant length between the pot base and the top of the oil.

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Setting Temperature Continued:
The desired cooking temperature can be set by pressing the numeric touchpad. See right for examples.

  1. Press the “Cook Temp” button.
  2. Press a desired cooking temperature by using the numeric touchpad. If a number not ending in “5” or “0” is entered, the PIC Double will automatically set itself to the nearest temperature ending in a “5” or “0”. For example, when you press “2,2,2” for cooking at 222ºF, the LED display will read 220F.

Press three times, then press “Start”

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  • When any of the above error messages are displayed on the LED, the unit will “beep” at least once.
  • The fan will run up to a maximum of 60 seconds after pressing the “Pause/Clear button once. Continue cooking by pressing the “Start” button within 45 minutes.
  • The unit will turn off after 45 minutes if no buttons (such as “Start”) are pressed. When the unit shuts off, it will clear all previous cooking history.
  • After pressing the “Pause/Clear” button twice or cooking has stopped, the fan will run up to a maximum of 60 seconds until the unit cools. At that point, the NuWave™ PIC Double will turn off.

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The induction cooktop and all electrical components are to be free from defects and workmanship under normal household use when operated by the Manufacturer’s written instructions provided with each unit for one (1) year from the date of purchase. The Manufacturer will provide the necessary parts and labor to repair any part of the induction cooking system at NuWave, LLC Department. After the expiration of the warranty, the cost of the labor and parts will be the responsibility of the owner.

Any coating (if applicable) on any part of the cooking system. The Limited Warranty is voided if repairs are made by an unauthorized dealer or the serial number data plate is removed or defaced. Normal deterioration of finish due to use or exposure is not covered by this Warranty. This Limited Warranty does not cover shipping costs, failure, damages or inadequate performance due to accident, acts of God (such as lightning), fluctuations in electric power, alterations, abuse, misuse, misapplications, corrosive type atmospheres, improper installation, failure to operate by the Manufacturer’s written instructions, abnormal use or commercial use.

The owner shall have the obligation and responsibility to: pay for all services and parts not covered by the warranty; prepay the freight to and from the Service Department for any part or system returned under this warranty; and carefully package the product using adequate padding material to prevent damage in transit. The original container is ideal for this purpose. Include in the package.

The Manufacturer’s obligation under this Limited Warranty is limited to repairing or replacing any part of the induction cooktop expressly covered by this Limited Warranty which upon examination is found to be defective under normal use. The Limited Warranty applies only within the continental United States and only to the original purchaser of the manufacturer’s authorized channels of distribution. The Limited Warranty may not be altered, varied, or extended except by a written instrument executed by the manufacturer. The remedy of repair or replacement as provided under this limited warranty is exclusive.

In no event shall the manufacturer be liable for any consequential or incidental damages to any person, whether or not occasioned by negligence of the manufacturer, including without limitation, damages for loss of use, costs of substitution, property damage, or other money loss. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation exclusions may not apply. This Limited Warranty gives specific legal rights, and there may also be other rights that vary from state to state. Except as otherwise expressly provided above, the manufacturer makes no warranties expressed or implied arising by law or otherwise, including without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose to any other person.

Scrambled Eggs

  • Serves: 2
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter or
  • non-stick cooking spray


  1. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, milk, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Beat eggs with a rotary or electric beater.
  3. Pour egg mixture into large sauté pan.
  4. Cook eggs on Medium (275°F), without stirring, until the mixture begins to set on the bottom and around the edges.
  5. Using a spatula or wooden spoon, lift and fold the partially cooked egg mixture so that the uncooked portion flows underneath.
  6. Cook for 2-3 additional minutes until eggs are cooked through and still glossy.


  • Serves: 1-2
  • 2-3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Whisk eggs in a bowl with salt, pepper, and cold water.
  2. Heat a small sauté pan on High (425˚F). Add butter and cook until butter starts to melt.
  3. Reduce heat to Medium (275˚F) and add egg mixture all at once.
  4. Swirl with a rubber spatula and cook eggs until almost set.
  5. Occasionally tilt the pan and lift and fold the partially cooked egg mixture so that the uncooked portion flows underneath.
  6. Using a spatula fold the omelette in half or thirds.
  7. Flip over onto a plate to serve.

Sprinkle the omelet with shredded cheese, ham, bacon, and vegetables.

  • Make sure vegetables are small for even cooking.

Homemade Pancakes

  • Serves: 4
  • 1½ cups self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 ounces butter
  • Pinch salt
  • Maple syrup
  • Butter


  1. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl.
  2. Make a well in the center of the bowl.
  3. Mix eggs, milk, and melted butter in a small bowl.
  4. Pour egg mixture into well all at once, whisking to form a smooth batter.
  5. Cover the bowl and let sit for 10 minutes.
  6. Lightly brush sauté pan or griddle with canola oil and heat on Medium-High (375°F).
  7. Pour ¼ cup batter into the pan. Swirl gently to form a pancake.
  8. Cook until bubbles form or the bottom gets golden brown and the ends  begin to dry
  9. Flip the pancake and cook the other side for 30 seconds.
  10. Transfer to a plate and then the the the d repeat with the remaining batter.
  11. Serve with butter and maple syrup.

Use buttermilk in place of regular milk for buttermilk pancakes.

  • Add ½ cup shredded potatoes for potato pancakes.

Perfectly Cooked Vegetables in the Induction Steam Basket

The guidelines below are for al dente (firm to the bite). Place water in an 8-quart stock pot. Bring 2 cups water to boil while covered on Max/Sear. Cut temperature to medium-high (375°F) once the rolling boil has developed. Uncover and add a Stainless Steel Steamer Basket. Place vegetables in a basket. Cook vegetables for the listed time, or add 2-4 minutes for softer vegetables.

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Green Beans Almondine

  • Serves: 4
  • 8 ounces green beans
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Ice water bath


  1. Wash and trim green beans to the desired length.
  2. Blanch green beans in boiling salted water for 3-4 minutes or until still crisp, but not raw.
  3. Drain beans and place in an ice water bath to stop the cooking process; set aside.
  4. In a large sauté pan, stir almonds in melted butter on Medium (275°F) until almonds turn golden, while not letting butter brown.
  5. Remove blanched beans from the ice bath and add to almonds.
  6. Continue to cook until green beans reach ch desired temperature.
  7. Remove from heat and add lemon juice.


Faqs About Nuwave PIC Double Induction Cooktop

What is a NuWave PIC Double Induction Cooktop?

The NuWave PIC Double Induction Cooktop is a kitchen appliance that uses induction technology to cook food efficiently and quickly. It has two induction cooking zones, allowing you to cook multiple dishes simultaneously.

How does induction cooking work?

Induction cooking utilizes magnetic fields to directly heat pots and pans. When you place a compatible cookware on the induction cooktop, an electric current is induced in the cookware, generating heat. The cooktop itself remains cool to the touch.

What are the advantages of using the NuWave PIC Double Induction Cooktop?

Some advantages include faster cooking times, precise temperature control, energy efficiency, and safety features such as automatic shut-off when cookware is removed.

Is the NuWave PIC Double Induction Cooktop easy to clean?

Yes, one of the benefits of induction cooking is that the cooktop surface remains relatively cool, so spills and splatters are less likely to burn onto the surface. The smooth surface is easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth.

What types of cookware can I use with the NuWave PIC Double Induction Cooktop?

You can use cookware that is magnetic and induction-compatible. This typically includes stainless steel, cast iron, enameled cast iron, and some types of magnetic stainless steel-clad cookware.

Can I use the NuWave PIC Double Induction Cooktop for canning?

While the NuWave PIC Double Induction Cooktop provides precise temperature control, it may not be suitable for canning large batches due to its size and capacity. It’s best to refer to canning guidelines and ensure your cookware and cooktop meet the requirements for safe canning practices.

Does the NuWave PIC Double Induction Cooktop require special electrical wiring?

The NuWave PIC Double Induction Cooktop typically operates on standard household electrical outlets. However, it’s essential to check the manufacturer’s specifications and ensure your electrical setup meets the requirements for safe and efficient operation.

Is the NuWave PIC Double Induction Cooktop portable?

Yes, one of the advantages of induction cooktops is their portability. The NuWave PIC Double Induction Cooktop is relatively lightweight and can be easily moved from one location to another, making it suitable for use in small kitchens, RVs, dorm rooms, or as an extra cooking surface for entertaining.

What safety features does the NuWave PIC Double Induction Cooktop have?

Safety features may include automatic shut-off when cookware is removed, overheat protection, and child safety locks. It’s essential to familiarize yourself with these features and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for safe use.

Can I use the NuWave PIC Double Induction Cooktop for sous vide cooking?

While the NuWave PIC Double Induction Cooktop provides precise temperature control, it may not be the most suitable option for sous vide cooking, which typically requires immersion circulators and water baths. However, you can use it to heat water for sous vide cooking if you have compatible containers and equipment.

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