Only used a couple times so can't really comment on the durability of the cooktop, but so far it has performed well. Controls are pretty straight forward. Cooling fan does make some noise but not terrible. Sounds similar to bacon sizzling or water boiling, no biggie. Main complaint is the feet are not adjustable. We have an older house and the counter tops are not perfectly flat and level. Vibrations from the cooling fan cause the pot to slide off the center of the cooktop if you don't have it sitting on a perfectly level surface. This could be dangerous because the pot / pan could slide completely off the cooktop if left unattended. I cured this problem by putting a thin piece of cardboard under the legs on the low side to keep the pan centered. It would be better however if Sunpentown had addressed this issue by having legs that screw in and out so you can adjust the level of the unit. Other than that the machine works well. Boils 16oz of water for coffee by the time you can get the cream and sugar ready. Very fast and efficient. I think you will like this cooktop if you have nice level countertops. If not you might want to find one that has adjustable legs.
Buying a dishwasher can be a very time consuming ordeal. Things that most people don't realize in making a purchase like this is not only where it can be placed (under the counter or portable). This amazing little device doesn't need to be hooked up by a plumber, or moved from place to place after each meal. Instead all you need to do is place it on your countertop (like your microwave, or toaster oven) and there you are a dishwasher that everyone will want to load!
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