We are replacing our current cooktop with Induction. We were told we have to upgrade wiring, and the electrician just left. We currently have a 40 amp fuse with #10 wire. To instal the cooktop we are thinking of we were told we need to upgrade the wiring to 50 amp and and #8.
Is it just the cooktop we are looking at that needs this, or is that pretty much standard; with a little work could we find one that can happily coexist with my current wiring?
Are the recommendations likely code, or just the manufacturers recommendation in case we wanted to one day run all 5 burners simultaneously without the breaker tripping.