This double burner system is good for any short-term use; for instance, I am living in an efficiency apartment without a kitchen over the summer, so needed something affordable that I could cook my food on. As others stated, though, it does take a long time to cool down. On multiple occasions, I've shut it off and noticed that it was still hot to the touch, even an hour later. I also found that the smaller of the two burners took almost 30 minutes to boil a pot of water, whereas after I switched to the larger burner, it boiled within a few minutes. The knobs also turn to the "on" position a little too easy for comfort; I'm a bit afraid that I will brush by it at some point and turn the burners on without knowing it, and so I've taken to unplugging it when not in use.
So handy, I picked up another one. A terrific little appliance to handle the overage of pots and pans when cooking for weekend parties. I have 2 stove tops (a conventional gas range and a convection countertop on my kitchen island) which never seem enough when I have to entertain. BTW, these are great out on the patio too should you want to cook something along side your grilling area without having to muss up your kitchen for side dishes.
So far I've used all manner of pots and pans on these and haven't had any problems. Warm quickly. Like I said above - handy... and a bargain for the Overstock price.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exact
Please tell us about the quality of the product. good quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
I bought this item because I was having my kitchen redone and needed a place to cook.......I was able to make full meals on this little guy......It takes a little while to heat up but once it gets going no problem....it was a life saver....
I bought this item after reading the reviews. It can heat up small pots but doesn't have enough power to heat up pressure cookers. The burner is out after a few uses. I can understand lack of power for the price but I didn't expect the burners to stop working.
Regarding wattage, one answer said 1500 another said 1440. What is actual wattage of each burner?lisnhow on Jan 11, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello lisnhow, sorry for the confusion. The actual wattage of this item is 1440. If you have any additional questions please feel free to let us know. Thank you for shopping with us! overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 13, 2014
Hello freedomsong, Thank you for your inquiry! Unfortunately this burner would not heat up toffee or carmel to the correct temperature. We apologize for the inconvenience. I hope this helps. Happy shopping! overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 27, 2013
Hello babycoco1, the total wattage is 1500 for the Aroma Double-burner Hotplate. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on May 16, 2013
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