Summary: Its a decent unit, when you first put the pot on it it makes a sharp, piercing sound, that soon goes away. It heats up water for tea or for pasta extremely quickly, however it does NOT do it in 50 seconds, more like 2.5 minutes which is about 15% faster than a gas (propane) stove top at full tilt. Also, this talk about melting chocolate: we tried that, and it either was taking FOREVER to melt or it burned it.I couldnt find a happy medium with it.
The Frigidaire FGIC13 14 Portable Induction Cooktop
Beatrice A. Ojakangas, Amazon
30 December 2011
Summary: I love this portable induction cooktop! I've used mine every day since I got it because it heats so quickly. True, I can't use my aluminum based pans, but most of what I have are stainless anyway. My husband has had trouble getting it to work, but then, that's because he doesn't learn electronic things very quickly (he's a retired university professor).
Summary: I was excited to get an early Black Friday deal on this Frigidaire induction burner at an appliance store a few days ago. Came straight home to try it out - No dice! Makes a buzzing noise when plugged in, then, nada. Cannot get it to turn on. Tried multiple outlets and different finger pressure/positions (as I find induction "buttons" seem pretty touchy), without any success. It's going back tomorrow.
Summary: I have a regular induction cooktop that is awesome. When I need an extra cook surface I use this portable burner and love it. Had both for almost two years. Wouldn't trade them for the world! I alway use my induction countertop for regular use. It is better than gas or regular electric types. Instant on and off. Beautiful simmer. Cheaper on energy as well. Faster boil and cook times.
Summary: Fantastic value. It boiled 3 pints of water in a large saucepan in 7 minutes, compared with 15 minutes on my ceramic electric range, using the same power (1200W). I'll be going all-induction as soon as I can afford to toss my ceramic range. Two complaints- 6 heat settings are not quite enough, maybe 8 or 10 would be better, also the fan is a bit noisy.
Summary: Purchased for camper,looked at many others not really comparable to this. Sleek flat top for easy cleanup (if your messy) Super fast heating and cooking, boil water in seconds. Great for house and camping. Small enough to store in cabinet. Couldn't find anything not to like about this product except for "it doesn't come with a chef.
Summary: This induction cooktop is portable and efficient to use. I use it regularly because it heats easily. While I cannot use it with my aluminum-based pans, my other stainless pans work perfectly with this cooktop.
Summary: I bought this particular brand because the manufacturer claims the six temperature settings hold steady. I wanted to use the lowest setting (140 Farenheit) for cooking sous vide, but the temperature doesn't hold steady in the way I'd hoped, even when the setting is locked. Instead it's like any other electric burner where sous vide cooking means adding ice cubes.