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[IKEA] Single Burner Induction Hotplate - $49.00

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[IKEA] Single Burner Induction Hotplate - $49.00

I have one of these bought on a previous sale at this price (this sale comes along a couple times a year). It goes up to 1800W, it can boil water faster than gas or conventional electric. I use it more than my gas stove.

Like all induction it requires induction compatible cookware (if a magnet will stick to it your flying).

It goes from 60W to 1800W, in increments, 60W, 200W, 400W, 800W, 1000W, 1200W, 1400W, 1600W, 1800W.
Simmering water uses 800W unless your using very large cookware which may need a slightly higher wattage.
Under 800W it on/off cycles, 3/4 duty cycle at 600W, 50% duty cycle at 400W and so forth.

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Cost more to use than a gas stove. Also it’s only good for boiling, for fine heat control these small induction burners aren’t that good (at least on the ones I’ve bought from Costco)
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I bought this 2 months ago. Does Ikea offer price protection over that duration?
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Wow, I got a Salton brand portable induction cook-top for hot pot use for $70+! (back in 2014) Wish this deal was an option a few years back!! My Salton also goes up to 1800 watts and it serves my family well during the winter months and those hot pot cravings.
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Could one seer a steak using this? Max pan size?
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I always thought this would be great to use outdoors beside the grill.
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Gtabuddy wrote: Cost more to use than a gas stove. Also it’s only good for boiling, for fine heat control these small induction burners aren’t that good (at least on the ones I’ve bought from Costco)
It has 10 levels to choose from. While more would be a bonus it has worked well so far.
I've done far more than boiling with mine.
I do not have costs for a natural gas unit but being a numbers person i can make most meals using 1-10 cents of electricity using this induction burner. Many under 5 cents.

HKPolice wrote: What's the regular price?
$69.00
esaul17 wrote: Could one seer a steak using this? Max pan size?
Absolutely.
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karlb wrote: I always thought this would be great to use outdoors beside the grill.
That is an interesting idea, its very portable, easy to clean and has very precise heat control
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Quentin5 wrote:
Under 800W it on/off cycles, 3/4 duty cycle at 600W, 50% duty cycle at 400W and so forth.

Enjoy
Is there one that can handle low loads without cycling?

I don't think I need 800w to maintain a simmer for hotpot
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I bought this regular price and it has since replaced my main glass-top electric range (I actually put it ontop of my range and use it whenever I can). The reason for the migration is simply because of how fast and controllable the cooking process is. You could get from full boil to a slow simmer in seconds where as you can't with a conventional cooktop. If you look online, people have broken down the efficiency of all the cooktops and induction sits at the top (meaning it costs less for electricity to produce the same amount of heat compared to the other electric cooktops); It even boils water faster than a gas range believe it or not. That being said, in my future home, or if I ever have to replace my current range, I'll definitely be opting in for a induction cooktop/range.

Before I forget, because it is only the cookware that gets heated up on an induction cooktop, nothing ever gets burned onto the cooktop if food spills out or splatters. a simple wipe with a wet towel makes it look as good as the day I bought it. Same thing can't be said for other types of cooktop.
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I have the Kuraidori one from Home Hardware. It has completely replaced my old electric stove as far as cooking that way (I still use the oven). Wish inductions came in an apartment size stove though. I could never find one. But they seem common in Europe and Asia...
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Supercooled wrote: I bought this 2 months ago. Does Ikea offer price protection over that duration?
IKEA offers 30 days for price protection.
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Besides speed, another great feature is there is no heat that comes off the unit. If you've left a ladle or spatula in a pan, the handle will get blistering hot. With induction there is no heat from the "burner" as the heat is transferred thru the magnet to the pot. Keeps the kitchen a lot cooler. Also safer for kids/elderly ppl as there is no fire (gas) and things like oven mitts/kitchen towels cannot catch fire.

What get's hot is the pot itself which transfer heat to the food.

One of the things I didn't like about my induction burner (Salton) is it can turn off when it overheats [happens when I used my 12" cast iron - want to shallow fry some fried chicken IIRC]. Not sure if that is the case with this unit but it'd be interesting to know. Reading some of the reviews ppl say the "cook element/burner" is small - it'd be good to know if I put a 12" pan on here, does the entire bottom get heated. If someone who has this unit and can comment, much appreciated.
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