Bought this for the granny suite our daughter was moving into. The cooktop is perfect for one person, heats up quickly as promised, is energy efficient and a lot safer than a traditional electric cooktop. The cooktop is sleek and looks great in the room and doesn't take up a lot of space. Finding affordable pots and pans is a bit challenging, but possible. We took a magnet to several stores and tested. Not all pans that are magnetic will work, so be sure to test first before using.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Excellent
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality is very good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Perfect
This is a very safe portable cook top. I find the directions sort of confusing, but it's just a matter of getting used to using the item and not a design flaw. I bought an everyday tri-ply pan that fries, sautes, and boils. It makes traveling with it easier because I can do it all in one pan. It is also not as loud as I thought it would be. The fan runs while it cooks and even after you turn it off so it can cool down. There has to be a pan on the cook top or it will not heat up. I think that is a very good safety feature. It heats up very fast. Last holiday I used it in the laundry room on top of the dryer because the kitchen was being used, by someone who did not want to share a stove. The clean up was easy, just a simple microfiber cloth with some warm water on it to wipe of any food. It's a little bigger than a traditional hot plate, but with much less risk. One thing just because the cook top doesn't get hot to the touch doesn't mean the pan doesn't. The pan will be hot so you still need to be careful not to get burned by the lid, handles, or spattering hot food. Also the center of the cook top where the pan was will be warm to the touch after you take the pan off. It can still burn food if you leave it unattended. Still it's not as dangerous as an open flame. Some of this maybe obvious to a seasoned cook, but to a newbie like me, I hope you found it helpful.
Amazed at the quickness of heating and the instantanious change in cooking levels. It is true that very few of my pots and pans qualified for use with this product, however I still seem to use it more than my smooth top stove.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Seems AOK
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Right on, except for description minus pot compatibilities.
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 keep warm setting is 100-120 degrees. Please note that this setting is simulated by heating for 2 seconds and stopping for 8 seconds repeatedly. I hope this helps, thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 17, 2014
Will this product work with power provided by a low cost Modified Sine Wave inverter?drover2000 on Dec 25, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello drover2000, Since our support team does not have the said inverter on hand, we cannot test it. In addition, MSW inverters are not all alike, I would say this is more of a trial and error. We are sorry that we couldn't be more helpful on this. Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 27, 2013
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
Hello, thank you for your question. The heating element is about 8 inches in diameter and will take cookware between 4 to 10 inches.overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 19, 2013
Why is it that reviewers are saying that there needs to be a specific cookware for this product? on Aug 28, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Not all cookware can be used on an induction cooktop. You must use the right kind of cookware to safely and efficiently use the item to its fullest.overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 29, 2012
Do you need special induction cookware or does this work with any metal cookware?kipsparrowk on Apr 1, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
It will not work with glass, corning ware, aluminum and some stainless steels. Check your cookware with a magnet... if it sticks to the bottom of the cookware (where it contacts the cooktop) it will work.fayber66 on Oct 4, 2012
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