If they are non-stick sure. I had some disagreements with a roommate about that once. The non-stick ones are just fine.
If she’s that adamant about how it’s cleaned, then let her clean it. I did so for 17 years. Now, admittedly, my stove did eventually die, and my cleaning methods may have contributed to that, but it had a good run either way.
That’s why I have 8 chef knives at the ready in the knife block. Two can play that game. Besides, my knives are far more precious to me than a stove could ever be.
I’d be careful about what you are doing on it. I wouldn’t be tenderizing meat or otherwise banging on it, but regular 'ol chopping is good.
I’m not entirely sure that the stove is what you are truly resentful here, TBH.
It holds some heat, but not enough to burn you to the bone in seconds. Like I said, if you left your hand on it for a while, you’d probably get a minor burn.
Maybe you have a different model that was designed poorly, but I’ve never had an issue with this.
The only downside to an induction stove is that they do cost a few times that of a regular stove, and maintenance is much more expensive as well. Which is why my stove hasn’t worked for over a year, and I use a couple of plug in induction burners I got online.
My bad, we’re supposed to be talking shit about toasters, not stoves.