1. Waring Pro SB30
Waring Pro SB30 is a 1,300-watt burner that’s among the few cast-iron plates that heat up quickly and can aptly adjust to any temperature if need be.
The hot plate is also preferred for its overall compactness, portability and the on and off light indicators that ensure user safety. It also features brushed stainless steel housing, together with a non-skid fit that adds up to its stability.
Overall, the burner offers a decent performance regarding quick heating, durability and temperature control.
2. Nuwave 30242 Hot Plate
This one heats up almost instantaneously. It’s also been tested and found to heat water even faster compared to traditional stovetops. It also boasts low energy consumption and a compact design that makes it one of the machines you should be thinking of going for if you love cooking and are always on the go.
Weighing 10.8 pounds, this hot plate comes with 52 temperature settings and a large nonstick frying pan as an extra. Its heat has also been tested and found to waver considerably, making it the perfect choice of a hot plate for any serious cook.
3. Max Burton 6200 Maxi-Matic Deluxe 1800-Watt Induction Cooktop
This burner may be a bit costly compared to its cast-iron hot plate counterparts. It’s, however, the perfect burner for those who wish to add an extra cooktop in their homes or workplace. First, the burner is built using induction technology, which sort of allows it to heat faster and maintain consistent heat temperatures.
The 1800 watt induction cooktop has also been designed to offer faster and safer cooking, with zero risks of producing open flames that might stir up a conflagration. Worth mentioning is the LED display that comes in handy when adjusting the burner’s temperature. It also has an 180-minute timer and an overheat sensor, all of which work together to ensure user safety.
4. Cusimax Double Hot Plate
This hot plate makes a perfect choice whether you’re looking to saute or simmer. All you have to do is adjust the temperature using the knob provided, and the 900-watt burner will adjust according to any desired heat temperature. The burner works almost the same way as a traditional stovetop, powered by a wide range of heating elements that go a long way to improve its performance and user safety.
5. Fargo Portable Induction Cooktop
Going for less than $200, this cooktop flaunts an upward of 90 percent efficiency and six temperature control settings. Its burner has no flames or fumes, which is to say the area around the pot will be staying cool, putting you at minimal risk of getting burnt. Even better the cooktop makes it easy to clean the induction surface. Not forgetting the child lock safety and timer features that have been put in place just to enhance user safety.
6. Duxtop 9100MC
This 1800-watt portable burner is one of the most positively reviewed induction hot plate online. Boasting 15 power levels, the machine can actually be adjusted to a wide range of temperatures ranging from 140 to 460 degrees F. Its control is also extremely easy to navigate. Plus the entire unit is lightweight and compact enough for easy storage. The unit has also been tested and found to be fast and extremely efficient, especially when whipping up eggs or preparing pasta.
7. BergHoff Single Touch Cooktop
Don’t let the price deter you from buying this cooktop. If you’re in for something more stylish and with precise cooking controls, then BergHoff should be featured somewhere at the top of your list. It’s the hot plate to settle for if you consider yourself a serious cook and are NOT exactly hunting for something with perfect temperature controls, but rather one with consistent heat and high performance.
8. MaxiMatic ESB-301F
This one offers consistent performance despite coming with a very price friendly price tag. Its temperature controls are also impressive, as users have the option to adjust the unit from warm, low, and medium all the way to the extremely high temperatures. There’s also the non-skid feet for preventing unwanted movements and a power indicator for ensuring user safety while operating it.
9. Ivation Portable Induction Cooktop
lvation Induction cooktop comes with a full ceramic glass that makes it a snap to get the burner cleaned up. It’s a good burner for warming up food and very portable and stylish for those always on the go and is NOT planning for any kind of serious cooking.
10. The Cuisinart CB-30
Even more interesting, it offers stable heat retention, which makes it the ideal unit for serving hot party foods such as fondue. In quick highlights, the unit comes with an on and off light indicator, nonslip rubber and 3-foot cord that together adds up to user safety.