1 died in a month, the replacement was dead on arrival.
Andrew Thomson "12 year amazon customer", Amazon
12 January 2011
Summary: While the product and the technology work better than some say, this unit has been having QC problems lately. One I bought a few years ago lasted 2 years. When it died a couple of months ago I bought a replacement here, it died within a month. The replacement unit I ordered here was dead on arrival. I am now trying a different brand instead. I'll let you know how that works out.
Summary: This is the most infuriating device I have ever bought. With cast iron cookware it broils like a champ. With the purpose-built covered pan it will not even boil water reliably. Really! Boiling water is just impossible some days no matter the pot. It is the Vista of cookers, willful and disobedient.
Summary: After many frustrating attempts to cook with this device, it has failed to serve its purpose by heating a pot of water to start a hot pot. I have assumed that the voltage (in the U.S.) from the outlets are too low. Check your voltage power at home before buying the Mr.
Summary: This item works great if your pan fits within the circle of the top (notice the small rim around the outside). I recently tried to use an small oblong pan and the circle ridge prevented the pan from touching the surface and wouldn't heat. It would be better to buy one of the cooktops with a flat surface.
Summary: I needed a small cooktop for my work space, electric preferred for safety reasons. I didn't want to spend a lot of money and this induction cooktop was a perfect solution. The small size is ideal. I doesn't generate a lot of heat and only heats the surface it adheres to magnetically. It starts and stops the heating process quickly. I like the multiple temperature control options, from warm to cook with heat settings from 120F to 420F.
Summary: It is very light and heats things up quickly and efficiently. Since it does not get hot at the bottom, you can leave it on any table while cooking. I use it to make Chinese Hot Pot dishes and it is perfect for that. The cooling fan is a little loud. If you plan to use it for a quiet dinner, then the noise may be noticeable. However for typical pot hot dinner, the guests are likely to be very loud so no one would notice it.
Summary: This cooktop works better than I expected it to. I have an elderly mother and worried about her burning herself with a gas stove. This heats quickly and safely. One minor suggestion for the manufacturer would be for a greater delay between the time you press the on button and then the temperature setting. Sometimes an elderly person takes too long and then has to press the on/off switch again before the temperature button and thereby turning on the cooktop.