Summary: The induction cook top is well constructed. It heats fast and hot. However, the advertised hold temperatures do not hold the temperature advertised. They are up to 25 degrees off (running hotter) which is a lot. Supposedly this is normal as told to me by supentown management when I tried to get a replacement.
Summary: This induction cook top is better than gas. For actual control of the cooking process, electric does not even come close to either because there is such a lag time when you decrease the temperature. Induction cooking heats instantly and then only the utensil, not the kitchen. The temperature increase or decrease is almost instantaneous. The controls are touch pads. You can choose to cook by power level or temperature. It has a 99-minute digital timer.
Summary: This is the worst piece of equipment I have ever used. I own a restaurant and they did not last a month and it is not a real busy restaurant I have 5 of these and they are horrible. Good Luck if you buy them.
Summary: This is one of the neatest products I have bought in a long time. It makes cooking easy. You set the temperature and it hold it steady with no guess work. It cooks with any cookware that a magnet will stick to, which includes almost all stainless steel, all carbon steel and cast iron. I bought it to cook outside with, but I use it in the kitchen instead of the stove most of the time. I am sure I will have another one before the year is out.
Summary: As an electronics engineer, I've been fascinated with the concept of induction cooking since the 1970s. Low-cost Magnetron tubes eventually put microwave ovens ahead of induction cooking technology in the kitchen, but microwave ovens don't allow for turning food over by hand, or allow for hand-stirring during cooking. A "must" for many types of food.
Summary: I received this portable cooktop as a Christmas present in 2006. We are planning to build a retirement home in a few years and plan to install an induction cooktop. We bought this unit to explore the cooking technique needed for induction cooking. This unit has turned into our daily cooking tool since the day I received it. My wife has always wanted a "good" set of stainless cookware so we bought a nice set of All-Clad cookware to go with it.