This Nesco Induction Cooktop provides the best in cooktop performance, safety and efficiency. Induction cooking uses induction energy to heat the cooking vessel directly compared to typical cooking resources like gas or electric coil that transfer heat from the source to the cooking vessel. Induction cooking uses less energy, provides practically instant heat and since there are no open flames or hot coils, is safer to use than conventional burners. Heat is generated at the cookware only so the cook top stays cool. It allows for instant control of cooking energy for precise cooking control. Induction cooktops are designed to be used with ferromagnetic material like Cast Iron, Steel, Enameled Cast Iron, Enameled Steel or Stainless Steel.
Bought this for summer and occasional use. With appropriate (steel-bottomed) cookware works as expected, recommended to my sister for use on her boat b/c no flame. A little noisy, but I don't want to turn on burners for a long time in DC summers, it takes about 15-20 minutes to boil 6 qts. of water, varying between medium and highest settings....This is easy to clean, wipes down easily b/c it's all sealed. I'm satisfied with this purchase.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. decent quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
Have only used it a couple of times. It worked just fine. That is after we found pots that would work on it. Found a pan and a pot by using the magnetic card that came with it. If you use an electric stove it would be great, however we have a gas stove sitting next to the cabinet where we plug it in. The gas stove seems to heat everything just as quick. So we can't get too excited about it. However if you use electric or have a small apartment go for it. The ad said good for dorms etc, it would be. Plus Overstock price is much cheaper than TV or a big box store.
Could you tell me what the 5 power settings are in degrees and wattage. Thank you so much.
Ladyzjoenic623 on Aug 12, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello joenic623, the 5 power settings are C1- Melt/Warm, C2- Simmer, C3- Boil, C4- Fry and C5- Sear. The degrees are not listed in the Use and Care Manual, but it is mentioned that "there will be a learning curve understanding what each Cooking Mode will provide in terms of performance with your cookware. The total wattage is 1500 as mentioned in the product details. We hope this helps, and thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 20, 2014
What are the actual temperature settings for the power settings. I need to know the lowest temperature setting. I already have a very good portable induction cooker, and it's lowest setting is 150 degrees, which is too high some times.iamasking on Apr 16, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hi iamasking, the lowest setting is Melt/Warm up to about 100 F. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 17, 2014
What is the maximum size pan for use with this or what is the diameter of the heating element?digitalmd on Feb 15, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for contacting us.The unit size is 14" L x 11.5" W by 2.31" H and would therefore easily accommodate up to a 10" Fry Pan or Skillet. There is no heating element per se inside this unit. Instant heat heats up the cookware with an "electromagnetic current' inside the unit. The area around the cooking vessel stays cool to the touch.The affective heating area is about 9.3 inches, I am sure that the 10 inches pan you reference below is fine. For instance a larger sauté pan could be used because the actually surface in contact with the induction portion of the cooker is actually less than the pan’s stated size, for instance you might have a 12 inches sauté pan but only 8 inches is only in contact with the element, basically the diameter of the bottom of the pan.
Please let me know if you have any further question.
overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 19, 2013
If this product does not come with a power cord as it states, then how does it work?overstock713 on Oct 25, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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