This Fagor countertop induction unit is fantastic - easy to use, easy to clean and super responsive. Want to go from a rolling boil down to a simmer? Touch the button and it's done in the blink of an eye. This unit works just as well as my built-in five burner Gaggenau induction cooktop (for a heck of a lot less money!). The only downside is that the fan is a wee bit noisy, but that's to be expected (the electronics need to be kept cool for the unit to function properly). We bought this unit for our vacation cottage and it works perfectly. This unit along with a microwave oven, an outdoor gas grill and a mini fridge are all we need to whip up a great meal without having to put in an expensive kitchen. I wish I had one of these when we were going through our kitchen remodel at home - it would have helped immensely. BTW - before running out and buying new cookware, test your existing pots and pans with a magnet. If the magnet sticks to the bottom underside of the pan, it'll work on induction just fine. Cast iron works great. If you do need to purchase some new pieces, the Giada de Laurentiis for Target line is induction compatible and very inexpensive. If you have an IKEA near you, almost all of their cookware is induction compatible and very inexpensive too. Of course, Overstock has some great deals, but not all of their product descriptions mention induction compatibility, so buyer beware.
I purchased this countertop burner 2 years ago. I live in a downstairs condominium that does not have an air vent over the stove that sucks the air out and releases it outside; it just spews the cooking air and odors back into the room. So when I don't want my small place to smell of stale cooking odor I take this fabulous little hotplate outside to my patio and plug it in. It is very light weight, heats up in seconds and wipes clean with no scrubbing. It boils water in no time at all. I have used it on all heat settings and I love it! I recommended it to my brother and he got one and loves it too. p.s.You do have to use skillets and pans made out of the right metals or it will not heat up at all. Not a problem for me, I an happy!
A great product when you want total safety anywhere you want to cook and need not worry about fire or heat. I use them in my small rental apartments for guests to use, so they can cook up their own meals without the worry of fire or heat. They would also be fun at a table side party for fondou or chocolate sauce.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellant
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? exactly the same
So far I am loving this burner. It heats fast and I have been using it if I want something heated quickly. Of course, I had to purchase a new set of cookware in order to cook on it. My first purchase of cookware did not work (which annoyed me greatly), so I ended up going to to a local department store with a magnet and finding something in person that attracted a magnet. As far as sending the first set of cookware back to Overstock.. No worries.... I gave the first set to my sister as a Christmas gift. She had a house fire last year and she really appreciated the new cookware. She was able to get rid of her thrift store pans and replace them with the new ones I got from overstock. I had ordered two sets of the beautiful cookware from Overstock and also gave one to my son for Christmasl. Both my sister and my son loved the gold-plated handles.
I bought this induction heater because my husband eats very slowly and is always complaining about his food being cold. He's used it to keep his food warm without burning and I will use it when we have parties to keep buffet items warm. My only complaint is that the fan is a bit noisy. But I liked mine so well I bought another for my sister-in-law!
We are currently doing a remodel on our house and are putting in a Wolf induction cook top. In the meantime I needed to put together a temporary kitchen. I thought this burner would be a good introduction to induction cooking. It works beautifully (with the correct cookware). It boils water faster than gas and the simmer settings are great as well. If the cookware is none compatible (non-magnetic) the burner will not work at all, but I knew this. It's given me a good reason to buy new All Clad copper core cookware, replacing my ancient All Clad, which I was surprised to find will not work with induction, The burner is well designed and simple. The heat controls work perfectly and the surface is easy to clean, though it will scratch. All in all a very nice single burner at a killer low price.