Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Amazon Basics Countertop Burners
1. Amazon Basics 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Burner
User Ratings: 65 7
Amazon Basics C18-RK18W01B First Impressions
"Glad I did."
Would benefit from being further apart. I have a much more expensive model of my own. For the price, this is the one to get. I can tell by complaints this step was skipped. I also made fresh green beans with very little water the same way. 00 until I get my regular stove repaired. Then I discovered the timer- which turns the whole unit off when time is up.
- Amazon Basics 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Burner
- Portable stovetop appliance for cooking meals when a full range is not available
- Safety features including pause, overheat protection, and voltage warning
- Glass panel stovetop for easy cleaning
- Requires induction-compatible cookware such as cast aluminum, enameled iron or steel, cast iron, or magnetic-bottom stainless steel
- Perfect for small spaces without full stovetops such as RVs, cabins, studio apartments or other areas that require food prep
- LED display with cooking function controls including pre-set cooking controls, power settings from 200-1800 watts and 3-hour timer
- Manufacture: Amazon Basics
- Item Weight: 5.95 pounds
- Product Dimensions: 12.99 x 2.56 x 11.42 inches
- Editor's Impressions Of The Amazon Basics C18-RK18W01B
- Value For Money
Amazon Basics C18-RK18W01B Final Thoughts
"Clean up is easy."
If you much more than boil water, this thing is a bad joke. Have had is for almost a year now with no problem! I love it and happy with the purchase. This 1800w hot plate is powerful, And the stove top is still spacious. If you are accustomed to gas, well then, electric just isn't as efficient. When it's not in use, I store it in one of the lower Kitchen cupboards. It's heavy duty very well constructed and a dream to cook on.
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2. XuanYue Portable Electric Double Buffet Burner 2000W Portable Countertop Stove Heater with Temperatu...
User Ratings: 55 22
XuanYue First Impressions
"I LOVE this cooktop!"
The burner is sturdy and well built of solid sheet metal. I purchased this item after an earthquake destroyed another one for emergencies. There are downsides to this, however. But it's the price you pay for a small unit. The temperature controls are immediate to touch. There was a discount if we bought the cookware to go with it, which we did. I got this as a replacement for another brand.
- XuanYue Portable Electric Double Buffet Burner 2000W Portable Countertop Stove Heater with Temperature Control for Fast Cooking at Home, in Office, Buffet, Small Apartment
- Double Burner Design: can use the two 155mm cooking plate at the same time, high efficiency on cooking at buffet or at home, save you time and space in the kitchen.
- Multiple-use: It can be used as a powerful 2000w of two burner, fast cooking hot plate as well as a slow cooker or a food warmer, perfect to cook food quickly and warm food stably.
- Overheat Protecting Setting: Avoid danger during cooking and for safe usage.
- Temperature Control: 1-5 temperature control gear for easily use and cook, also save the energy
- Portability: can use for cooking at student accommodation, office, camping trips or home.
- Manufacture: XuanYue Ltd.
- Item Weight: 7.3 pounds
- Editor's Impressions Of The XuanYue
- Value For Money
XuanYue Final Thoughts
"A great find!"
Once you've got where you want, reduce the heat to medium to prevent burning. That is how much we love this cooktop! If you much more than boil water, this thing is a bad joke. I purchased 3 of these for my children for Christmas. So until I purchase my induction top range, this will suffice. I also bought my children a set of high end kitchen craft cookware. A cup of water boils in 30 seconds!
3. Double Induction Cooktop Cooker 2400W 110V Digital Electric Countertop Burner Touch Sensor Control S...
User Ratings: 49 51
DIFU First Impressions
"-Easy to clean."
The burner is sturdy and well built of solid sheet metal. I currently live upstairs in a shared house. So happy I didn't pay attention to the negative reviews. I seldom use my stove and now do all my stovetop cooking on my induction burner. Once you've got where you want, reduce the heat to medium to prevent burning. Such a great alternative to a stove! I have two of these, in daily use since 2013 and 2015, respectively.
- Double Induction Cooktop Cooker 2400W 110V Digital Electric Countertop Burner Touch Sensor Control Stove Dual Hot Plate
- ★TWO ZONE INDUCTION COOKTOP: This Professional Digital Countertop 2 Burner Induction Cooktop features 2 Circular Top Panel Heating Zones with Independent Temperature Zone Setting & a Digital LCD Display Screen
- ★MULTIPLE COOKING MODES: Switch from one cooking mode to another w/ just one digital press. Enjoy the benefits of manual cooking function with fry, steam, & water mode for easy cooking, as well as an automatic warm function which keeps the food warm for serving later.
- ★SAFETY LOCK FUNCTION: The Cheftop induction cooktop 2 burner is also equipped with a Built in Child Safety Lock securing and locking all operating buttons of the dual induction cooktop in order to protect the little ones from injuries such as scalding.
- ★ENERGY EFFICIENT: The induction cooktop dual burner uses 120v that cooks food by through electromagnets. That means that no heat is lost between the cooking surface & the pot. The Cheftop Induction cooktop process makes it highly energy efficient & it makes cooking a lot easier & faster and fun.
- ★COMPATIBLE MAGNETIC COOKWARE: The dual induction cooktop works with magnetic induction cookware like cast iron, iron, steel, and enameled iron cookware. The auto-pan detection will shut the unit off automatically after 60 seconds if no cookware, or the incorrect cookware is detected. Lightweight & compact, great for home / outdoor cooking & its easy to clean
- Editor's Impressions Of The DIFU
- Value For Money
DIFU Final Thoughts
"I live at sea level."
I also bought my children a set of high end kitchen craft cookware. Much better quality than what I had previously and cheaper. I'd recommend this, as I have a great experience with this product. This is hard on holidays with 30+ family members coming for dinner. It also cools quickly and is very easy to clean. It is a very well construct burner and easy to clean up spill and greasy splatter. If there were adjustment in smaller increments, I'd give it five stars.
4. ChangBERT 1800W Induction Cooktop Portable Sensor Touch Electric Rapid Heating Single Stove Countert...
User Ratings: 65 4
CHANGBERT 103712-A First Impressions
"Note on burners."
I also sautéed onions, celery, etc for dressing which was a piece of cake. The smaller right burner is just for simmering or warming. It's heavy duty very well constructed and a dream to cook on. Purchased to use to keep my coffee warm. So, the extra two burners were perfect. There are downsides to this, however. Superb control, useful heat level indicator light.
- ChangBERT 1800W Induction Cooktop Portable Sensor Touch Electric Rapid Heating Single Stove Countertop Induction Cooker, Commercial Burner, Black
- ✅ Fast high powered induction cooker: With 1800W Rate the Induction Cooktop Heats faster than a normal electric burner, hot plate or a cooktop stove. Higher energy transfer and electricity saving compared to normal cooking methods.
- ✅ Easily choose your desired power from 400W to 1800W to meet your various cooking needs: boil, simmer, saute, deep fry, griddling, sear, steam with ease. Built-in count-down digital timer which can be set up to 180 minutes.
- ✅ Wide Applications & Portable: The cooktop surface measures a diameter of 11 inch(28cm) to fit steel or cast iron, enameled iron, stainless steel, flat-bottom pan/pot with a diameter of 4.75 inch to 10.25 inch; ensures a large and uniform heated area; slim and lightweight with a thickness of just 2.2 inch for portable carrying and storage; suitable for areas with limited space use.
- ✅ Built-in CHILD LOCK, overheating protection, and rounded edges for safety. Digital LCD Sensor-Touch Control Panel for easy handling and cleaning.
- ✅ Safe With Certificates: Approved all major certificates including cETLus, FCC.
- Manufacture: Changbert
- Item Weight: 6.98 pounds
- Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 11.5 x 2.2 inches
- Editor's Impressions Of The CHANGBERT 103712-A
- Value For Money
CHANGBERT 103712-A Final Thoughts
"Clean up is easy."
We hardly ever use our RV gas cooktop anymore. I'd like a finer-grain adjustment, but no luck. Have a lake loft and it fits perfectly on top of my convection toaster oven. I got this as a replacement for another brand. I use this at least twice a day and sometimes even three times a day! Purchased this to accommodate several needs. I guess after 7 years of every day use it was time for a new one anyways.
5. Cuisinart ICT-60 Double Induction Cooktop, One Size, Black
User Ratings: 74 6
Cuisinart ICT-60P1 First Impressions
"Hence the cook top."
It works well with the two burners at once. This limits heat transfer slowing temperature change. The burner is sturdy and well built of solid sheet metal. That is how much we love this cooktop! I can tell by complaints this step was skipped. Boil away your beverage and crack your cup, never mind destroy your domicile. Boil away your beverage and crack your cup, never mind destroy your domicile.
- Cuisinart ICT-60 Double Induction Cooktop, One Size, Black
- Induction technology for fast heat-up and consistent heat throughout cooking. Must use with induction-ready cookware
- Dual heat settings: 8 settings on the left burner, 5 settings on the right burner. Dimensions: LWH: 14.25" x 23.5" x 2.5"
- Individual 150-minute timers and ON/OFF switches for each burner
- Throws off less heat so kitchens stay cooler.MC Cubic Feet: 3.29
- Heat turns off 30 seconds after pot or pan is removed.UC Cubic Feet: 1.38
- Manufacture: Cuisinart
- Item Weight: 11.6 pounds
- Product Dimensions: 5.25 x 26.75 x 17 inches
- Editor's Impressions Of The Cuisinart ICT-60P1
- Value For Money
Cuisinart ICT-60P1 Final Thoughts
"You'll love it."
I purchased 3 of these for my children for Christmas. Easy to control dial for continuous heating levels. But you don't need those features for 95% of your cooking. This is a good backup and when meals are light and easy to prepare. I'd like a finer-grain adjustment, but no luck. So, this is a perfect solution to use upstairs and I can cook a full meal easily. I also sautéed onions, celery, etc for dressing which was a piece of cake.
6. Proctor Silex Electric Single Burner, Compact and Portable, Adjustable Temperature Hot Plate, 1000 W...
User Ratings: 70 4
Proctor Silex 34103 First Impressions
"It arrived as scheduled."
My excellent 40 year old Farberware pans didn't work. A cup of water boils in 30 seconds! If you are accustomed to gas, well then, electric just isn't as efficient. This is perfect as a backup mini stovetop. Stable platform and works great with all types of cookware. This is a good backup and when meals are light and easy to prepare. This Double burner portable hot plate is perfect.
- Proctor Silex Electric Single Burner, Compact and Portable, Adjustable Temperature Hot Plate, 1000 Watts, 120V, White & Stainless (34103)
- Easy to Clean: The Burner Coil Lifts Up, Providing Easy Access to the Stainless Steel Drip Pan; The Drip Pan Wipes Clean With a Damp Cloth or Non Abrasive Sponge
- Compact and Portable: the Petite Size of This Burner Makes It an Easy Tool to Take on the Go Wherever an Extra Cooking Surface Is Needed, From Tailgates to Vacation Homes or When Cooking for a Larger Crowd at Home
- Adjustable Temperature: Quickly Reaches and Sustains Heat With the Variable Temperature Knob, Which Can Be Adjusted Anywhere Between Low and High Heat Settings
- Built in Safety Features: A Light on the Front of the Unit Reminds Users When the Unit Is Powered On; Non Skid Feet Ensure the Burner Stays Put During Use
- Tested; Proven; Whatever Use You Find for It, Proctor Silex Burners Are Rigorously Tested for Durability and Reliability, so You’ll Get Great Results, Meal After Meal
- Manufacture: Proctor Silex
- Item Weight: 2.2 pounds
- Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 5.2 x 9.17 inches
- Editor's Impressions Of The Proctor Silex 34103
- Value For Money
Proctor Silex 34103 Final Thoughts
"I appreciate that."
It heats up really quickly and is used mainly on our Kitchen island. It is small, but what can you expect from a portable item. Temperature range from low to high, so work well on either stir fry or slow cook. I have two of these, in daily use since 2013 and 2015, respectively. There are downsides to this, however. The shared kitchen is too small for more than one person to cook. Have had is for almost a year now with no problem!
7. Techwood Hot Plate Portable Electric Stove 1800W Countertop Double Burner with Adjustable Temperatur...
User Ratings: 71 6
Techwood First Impressions
"Features are great."
First of all I would like to say that this inductive burner performed wonderfully. I purchased this item after an earthquake destroyed another one for emergencies. So the cheap non stick skillets and pans have to go. I did order two Duxtop pans this may make a difference. First of all I would like to say that this inductive burner performed wonderfully. But you don't need those features for 95% of your cooking. First of all I would like to say that this inductive burner performed wonderfully.
- Techwood Hot Plate Portable Electric Stove 1800W Countertop Double Burner with Adjustable Temperature & Stay Cool Handles, 7.5” Cooktop for Dorm Office/Home/Camp, Compatible for All Cookwares
- [✔ 1800W DOUBLE BURNERS & EASY TO CONTROL] - Techwood cast-iron burner heats efficiently with 2 thermostatically controlled heat settings conveniently to cook a variety of foods such as warm sauces, scrambled eggs, grilled cheese, soup, pasta, vegetables and so much more. Also you can use it as extra burner to keep food warm.
- [✔ ALL TYPES OF COOKWARE] - Techwood hot plate can be used with any type of cookware in your home, such as aluminium pans, copper pans, cast lron frying pans and non-magnetic stainless steel pans can heats cookware efficiently with minimal heat loss. And stainless steel body to withstand frequent use. Simply wipe with a clean cloth when cool.
- [✔ MULTIPURPOSE & PORTABLE] - Techwood Hot Plate used compact and flat design makes it perfect for dorms, studios, RV/caravans, work, camping, everyday use or as an extra cooking appliance in the busy kitchen. Because of its small and light size, you can easily to used in confined spaces or anywhere.
- [✔ POWERFUL & SAFE] - Powered by 1800W, it heats up food faster than conventional cooking ranges. Modern brushed stainless steel housing. Non-slip feet for stable cooking. Solid stainless steel riveted handle stays cool and comfortable during cooking. Ergonomic design ensuring safe transport and stays cool on the stovetop. Also, compared to induction cookers, hot plate is safe to use and doesn’t emit harmful radiation.
- [✔ PROMISE] - Techwood offers an excellent fan-favorite 18-months promise and friendly customer service, our customer service will be online all the time to help you. All Techwood products are protected by US Product Liability Insurance. See the instruction manual for details.
- All of these troubles are a piece of cake for our Techwood countertop burner.
- preheating before heating, will make heating faster
- Never use harsh abrasive or steel wool pads to clean.
- Item Weight: 8.83 pounds
- Editor's Impressions Of The Techwood
- Value For Money
Techwood Final Thoughts
"Note on burners."
Temperature range from low to high, so work well on either stir fry or slow cook. When we moved into our full electric house we bought a very nice smooth top range. I also sautéed onions, celery, etc for dressing which was a piece of cake. I researched for weeks comparing different brands and their functions. All I know is this thing is the bomb. The reason I gave this 4 stars instead of five is the lack of a few features. I also sautéed onions, celery, etc for dressing which was a piece of cake.
8. Duxtop Professional Portable Induction Cooktop, Commercial Range Countertop Burner, 1800 Watts Induc...
User Ratings: 76 6
duxtop BT-C35-D First Impressions
My old one began acting up by working sometimes and sometimes not working at all. Will update about its longevity after some use. This is perfect as a backup mini stovetop. My Duxtop portable cooker works as advertised. Any cookware used MUST pass the magnet test. The temp settings were a bit off, but workable. This stove has very manageable size and weight, very easy to carry around.
- Duxtop Professional Portable Induction Cooktop, Commercial Range Countertop Burner, 1800 Watts Induction Burner with Sensor Touch and LCD Screen, P961LS/BT-C35-D
- PORTABLE INDUCTION BURNER: Duxtop professional countertop burner uses 120V 15 amp electrical outlet–standard in all North American homes. ETL listed and built to North American electrical standards. Lightweight, portable induction cooktop makes handling and storage easy.
- HIGH EFFICIENCY: Choose from 20 preset power levels (100W to 1800W) and 20 preset temperature level settings (100°F to 460°F). With an 83% energy efficiency rating, induction cooker is more efficient than traditional gas or electric stoves yet provides quick heat-up and faster cooking times.
- SENSOR TOUCH PANEL WITH LCD SCREEN: The sensor touch panel is sensitive to touch and easy to operate. The angle control panel features a large LCD readout display screen, providing easy viewing, even from a distance.
- DURABLE & EASY TO CLEAN: The stainless steel construction ensures durability and reliability. Equipped with a 7-blade fan and back tuyere to rapidly dissipate heat. With no open flame or heating element, food does not burn-on the glass cooktop so it's easy to clean—just wipe with a damp towel.
- 100% SATISFACTION: induction stoves rely on the cookware itself to heat, so it’s essential to choose magnetic bottom cookware with a minimum diameter of 5 inches. Please allow the induction hot plate to cool down before cleaning. Manufactured for reliable and durable performance in commercial and professional settings such as restaurants, industrial kitchens and other catering services.
- Manufacture: Duxtop
- Item Weight: 13.77 pounds
- Editor's Impressions Of The duxtop BT-C35-D
- Value For Money
duxtop BT-C35-D Final Thoughts
Well, after 12 years, I am stuck with a 30 inch range and four burners. I'll end up buying another for my teenage son when he goes off to college. I reviewed all the burners and chose this due to the Cuisanart brand name. I believe it is a good choice and a good price for a good double burner Hot Plate. I also sautéed onions, celery, etc for dressing which was a piece of cake. Any cookware used MUST pass the magnet test. My Duxtop portable cooker works as advertised.
9. Portable Induction Cooktop, Jeroop 1800-Watt Induction Cooker with Sensor Touch,Safety Lock,Energy E...
User Ratings: 62 14
JEROOP First Impressions
"But that's ok for us."
Unfortunately I was forced to return this item, but it worked very well otherwise. It takes forever to reach the 5 ready temperature. It works well with the two burners at once. The temp settings were a bit off, but workable. But you don't need those features for 95% of your cooking. The first step I took was to READ the manual. Don't try to cook complex dishes you may be eating raw food.
- Portable Induction Cooktop, Jeroop 1800-Watt Induction Cooker with Sensor Touch,Safety Lock,Energy Efficient Countertop Stove Single Burner, Timer Control, 10 Temperature and 9 Power Level Settings
- ☀【 Fast high powered induction burner】: 1800W Rapid Heating Induction Cook-top is faster than a standard electric burner, hot plate or a cook top stove. Boils water in 50 seconds. .High energy transfer and electricity savings compared to standard cooking methods, meet your various cooking needs like simmer, deep fry, boil, saute, sear, steam, slow cook and so on.
- ☀【 Safety lock and overheation prevention】: Child Safety Lock blocks unwanted use. Induction Burner will safely shut itself off after 10 seconds of no use. Active Variable Cooling System ensures the Induction Cook top cools down effectively and prevents overheating. We appreciate its fan that allows the plate to cool very quickly and does not make much noise. It is compact and easily placed on a table corner.
- ☀【Multilevel power and convenient time】: 9 power levels (Quickly choose your desired power from 200W to 1800W in 200W increments) , 10 temperature levels ,adjustable temperature ranging from 140°F (60°C) to 464°F (238°C).sensitive touch buttons for enhanced usability. Set your Induction Cook-top to run from 5 minutes to 3 hours for precision cooking and results. Lightweight and compact for easy handling and storage.
- ☀【Wide applications and easy to clean】: The cook top is compatible with induction ready cookware in size range from 5 inches to 8 inches, such as cast aluminum, enameled iron and steel, stainless steel with a magnetic bottom, or cast iron. our smooth cooking surface is made of high-quality glass making it easy to clean.
- ☀【Portable and beveled design 】: Measures 13.8 x 11.4 x 2.6 in . Weighs just 5.3lb.Beveled fashion body, lightweight and compact design for storage and handling, perfect as your new countertop induction burner or for limited spaces such as dorms, boats and RVs, or motor homes where space is limited. Grade A polished glass surface resistant, scratch resistant, nonstick, waterproof, very elegant.
- Manufacture: JEROOP
- Material: Abs
- Item Weight: 6.6 pounds
- Power Source: Induction
- Batteries Included?: No
- Batteries Required?: No
- Editor's Impressions Of The JEROOP
- Value For Money
JEROOP Final Thoughts
"However, we camp, a lot."
We have used all of the features, and they all work great! Purchased this to accommodate several needs. My old one began acting up by working sometimes and sometimes not working at all. I use this at least twice a day and sometimes even three times a day! A cup of water boils in 30 seconds! I have been very satisfied, and it did the tasks we needed for over a month. So the cheap non stick skillets and pans have to go.
10. Duxtop 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop, Countertop Burner Included 5.7 Quarts Professional Stainles...
User Ratings: 89 1
duxtop BT-180G3 First Impressions
"So far so good!"
There was a discount if we bought the cookware to go with it, which we did. Will update about its longevity after some use. Such a great alternative to a stove! Yes it can be plugged into a surge protector if you choose to do so. I love it and happy with the purchase. It is small, but what can you expect from a portable item. It's heavy duty very well constructed and a dream to cook on.
- Duxtop 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop, Countertop Burner Included 5.7 Quarts Professional Stainless Steel Cooking Pot with Lid, Heavy Impact-bonded Bottom
- COMPACT & PORTABLE INDUCTION BURNER: lightweight, portable induction burner makes handling and storage easy. Perfect for dorm rooms, home kitchens, backyard cooking, rvs, boats, etc. Compact design uses 110/120V 15-Amp Electrical outlet, standard in all North American homes. ETL listed and built to North American Electrical standards.
- ENERGY EFFICIENT & SAFE: choose from 10 preset power levels (200W to 1800W) and 10 preset temperature level settings (140°f to 460°f). with an 83% energy efficiency rating, this duxtop induction cooker is more efficient than traditional gas or electric stoves yet provides quick heat-up and faster cooking times. No open flame or hot cooking element means safer cooking.
- 170-MINUTE TIMER & EASY CLEANUP SURFACE: this induction stove with simple control knobs is very easy to operate. Built-in countdown digital timer programmable in 1-minute increments up to 170 minutes) allows for “set it and forget it” stock-making, steaming, slow-cooking and other tasks. Glass cooktop surface is easy to clean using only damp towel.
- 5.7-QT STAINLESS STEEL POT: This induction pot is made of food-grade 18/10 stainless steel with a heavy gauge impacted-bonded bottom to ensuring quick, even heating. The 5. 7-Quart pot features a wider mouth than normal stockpots, for easy stirring and braising. Easily monitor your cooking task with the clear tempered glass lid. Dishwasher-safe. Oven-safe to 550°F (glass lid is oven-safe to 400°F). freezer-safe for food storage.
- VERSATILE: this portable induction cooktop comes with a classic stainless steel cooking pot well suited for preparing hot pot, stocks, soups, stews, pasta and more. With the bright glass surface of the Induction hot plate and sparkling and Silver appearance of the pot, you’ll never hesitate about using this set for serving in the kitchen or at the dining room table. 2-Year Manufacturer and Customer service available.
- Built-in count-down digital timer programmable up to 170 minutes.
- 10 power levels, from 200 to 1800 Watts; 10 temperature settings, from 140℉ to 460℉.
- Lightweight and compact for easy handling and storage.
- Manufacture: duxtop
- Item Weight: 14.32 pounds
- Editor's Impressions Of The duxtop BT-180G3
- Value For Money
duxtop BT-180G3 Final Thoughts
"You'll love it."
The four legs did not heat up to damage any solid surface of my countertop. It heats up really quickly and is used mainly on our Kitchen island. So surprised how lightweight and good looking this is in person. Unfortunately I was forced to return this item, but it worked very well otherwise. We have used all of the features, and they all work great! I currently live upstairs in a shared house. It heats up really quickly and is used mainly on our Kitchen island.