Originally purchased as a temporary solution to an on-going problem affecting two of four burners on our cooker which was quickly replaced when its ignition and gas pressure problems became serious, making it barely usable. Thought was repeatedly given to purchase an induction cooker over several recent months, originally to add an extra ‘burner’ on the very rare occasion that an one extra pan was required for concurrent use. Ultimately, this “single induction cooker by kitchen crew mobile induction cooking plate with warming function and ceramic glass surface up to 200°c, robust and easy to clean” was chosen even though there is no prior product review on amazon. The model cannot be traced to another seller whether or not they offer reviews. Rather than pay a higher price when it may not be often used, a more affordable model was chosen. The brand is previously unknown as is their reputation but all such cookers are chinese-made and often surprisingly similar regardless whether they bear a major name or an unknown one, such as this. Features may also be almost identical although layouts will vary. Induction cooking needs either a steel pan or one that is induction-friendly by having a steel base or insert; we have some of both although never purchased expressly with induction use in mind. Controls are few beyond its power switch and provide for setting of a time, temperature or wattage and a ‘keep warm’ option. There is a also a ‘lock’ feature that prevents accidental changes to a setting, for example by an inquisitive child.
There are two of these, standing in for a vast smeg induction multi-hob and 3-oven monster that was d. I prefer cooking on gas – total control. But these hobs, used correctly and if they last, are the next best thing. You have to get used to a slightly different cooking technique – for example simmering is a bit of a lottery, depending what you’re trying to simmer. A thick soup barely gets above room temp on the 200 watt setting (minimum power) but 400 watts, the next setting, brings it to a rolling boil p. I was surprised that the 80c setting also had the soup on a rolling boil – at 20c short of the boiling point of water. It may be that the settings shown on the control panel are well off the actual temp or power input. But they are very convenient. With a suitable cable you could run them outside at party or bbq to boil stuff while some bloke burns the meat. Tip: if you do run them outside on an extension, use one extension lead per hob, plugged into different 13a sockets indoors. Two of these hobs on max is a 4kw draw. And – very important – make sure any extension cable is fully unwound if it is on a reel, otherwise – guess what?. – you have created another, unofficial induction heater. The turns of cable on the reel will melt, there will be smoke and flames, ending in a loud bang.I have seen it happen – even after i warned the crims of the above.
I bought this as a warmer for mulled wine over christmas. But it’s much much more efficient than my full sized hobit heats up very fast, putting water at a full rolling boil with ease (i can’t achieve this with my ceramic hob however high i put it). The temperature settings seem to be fairly accurate so you can set it and leave it without fear of burning. The design is pretty cool and futuristic with touch buttons and red displays. The only minor downside is that the fan is quite noisy when in use but when cooking i guess you don’t need silence :)now all i need is one that has 4 rings and fits over my old ceramic hob.
Excellent portable hob a life saver when my kitchen was being fitted.
- Smart, handy, convenient. Service life TBC
- The design is pretty cool and futuristic with touch buttons and red displays
- Functional and usable while also inexpensive
Single Induction Hob 2000W Portable Cooking Plate, Electric Hot Plate, with Warming Function and Ceramic Glass Surface
- HIGH PERFORMANCE – The portable induction cooking plate (28 x 35 x 6.5 cm) made from ceramic glass has a 2000 watt capacity for a temperature range from 60 to 200°C.
- EASY HANDLING – Thanks to its LED display and touch control sensors, you can keep an eye on everything. The 180-minute timer helps you set cooking times.
- EASY TO CLEAN & ROBUST – The ceramic glass surface is easy to clean and particularly tough.
- SPACE SAVING – Despite its high capacity, the induction cooking plate’s compact design saves space and makes it portable.
- CERTIFIED SAFETY – The induction hob is GS-certified by SGS for safe use.
I got this for my camper van that i am converting. It’s ideal size and very classy modern looking piece of kit. It makes a perfect addition to our camping. And it’s an excellent cooker so well responsive and easy to use. It could revolutionize camping. The controls are very easy to understand and heating is superb. Looking forward to the summer months.