Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Elite Gourmet Countertop Burners

1. Elite Gourmet Countertop Electric Hot Burner, Temperature Controls, Power Indicator Lights, Easy to ...

User Ratings: 69 5

Elite Gourmet ESB-301BF First Impressions

"Nothing to catch on fire."

This is perfect as a backup mini stovetop. We were shocked at how well the larger burner works! My Duxtop portable cooker works as advertised. Much better quality than what I had previously and cheaper. This is hard on holidays with 30+ family members coming for dinner. Cleanup is so much easier and faster with this little device. Initially to let off the vapors from the protective coating before it's first use.

  • Elite Gourmet Countertop Electric Hot Burner, Temperature Controls, Power Indicator Lights, Easy to Clean, Single, Black
  • Adjustable temperature control with Off, Warm, Low, Med, and High settings
  • 1000 watts of power for faster cooking
  • Easy to clean heavy duty cast-iron flat heating plate
  • Cool-touch base and non-skid rubber feet for stable cooking
  • Power indicator light
  • 1000 Watts of power for faster cooking
  • Adjustable temperature control with Off, Warm, Low, Med, and High settings
  • Manufacture: Maximatic
  • Item Weight: 3.65 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 10.65 x 9.15 x 3.65 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Elite Gourmet ESB-301BF
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  • Value For Money
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Elite Gourmet ESB-301BF Final Thoughts

"At a power setting of 7."

All I know is this thing is the bomb. I can't imagine better value for your money. Much better quality than what I had previously and cheaper. Will update about its longevity after some use. When it gets up to the designated temperature, the light goes off. I prefer using an electrical burner rather than gas so this is my only choice. They clean up extremely well and are easy to use.

Overall Score
4.4


(12517 Points)

2. Duxtop Hot Plate, Portable Electric Cooktop Cast Tron Stovetop, Stainless Steel Electric Double Burn...

User Ratings: 66 5

duxtop ES-3203 First Impressions

"It gets very hot."

Any cookware used MUST pass the magnet test. Once you've got where you want, reduce the heat to medium to prevent burning. I almost didn't purchase based on negative reviews. The unit defaults to 5 in power mode when turned on. I'd recommend this, as I have a great experience with this product. Temperature range from low to high, so work well on either stir fry or slow cook. Temperature range from low to high, so work well on either stir fry or slow cook.

  • Duxtop Hot Plate, Portable Electric Cooktop Cast Tron Stovetop, Stainless Steel Electric Double Burner with Handles, Adjustable Temperature Control
  • DOUBLE HOT PLATE: This cast iron cooktop uses 120V 60Hz AC–standard in all North American homes. ETL approved. 500W (left) +1300W (right) high power temperature control. Food can be cooked simultaneously and make it convenient to cook delicious food for your family.
  • EASY TO CARRY & CLEAN: This Duxtop double hot plate features brushed stainless steel housing and large cast-iron heating plates are durable and easy to clean. Stainless steel handles for easy lifting and moving around.
  • PORTABLE & MULTIPURPOSE: This portable electric stove is compact and lightweight. It is compact enough to be stored in a cabinet, yet stylish enough to leave out for everyday use. You can easily control the temperature to keep food warm, boil water, cook pasta or steaks etc.
  • SAFETY & WORKS WITH ALL TYPES OF COOKWARE: Lights on the front of the burner reminds users when the unit is powered on. Non-slip rubber feet prevent the countertop burner from shifting and moving. Compatible with all types of cookware.
  • 100% SATISFACTION: If you have any questions with our product, please feel free to contact our customer service. Please note that we proudly stand behind our products and will be happy to assist you quickly and conveniently.
  • Powerful 1300+500 watts for fast & even heating.
  • Stainless steel housing for durability.
  • Lightweight and compact for easy handling and storage.
  • Manufacture: duxtop
  • Item Weight: 10.03 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The duxtop ES-3203
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duxtop ES-3203 Final Thoughts

"A great find!"

It did its job during our kitchen remodel! Will update about its longevity after some use. I almost didn't purchase based on negative reviews. I seldom use my stove and now do all my stovetop cooking on my induction burner. I got this as a replacement for another brand. I'd like a finer-grain adjustment, but no luck. Fans are a little loud but not a big deal.

Overall Score
4.3


(206 Points)

3. NuWave Precision Induction Cooktop Pro Chef Commercial-Grade NSF-Certified 1800-watt Induction Cookt...

User Ratings: 72 5

NuWave First Impressions

"5 for general cooking."

It's well-made, effective, and easy to install. Don't try to cook complex dishes you may be eating raw food. Simple but effective it will turn off when left at high for more than 30 minutes. Unfortunately I was forced to return this item, but it worked very well otherwise. Fans are a little loud but not a big deal. Have a lake loft and it fits perfectly on top of my convection toaster oven. Our house is in a neighborhood that has no natural gas.

  • NuWave Precision Induction Cooktop Pro Chef Commercial-Grade NSF-Certified 1800-watt Induction Cooktop With Fast, Safe, Powerful Induction Cooking Technology, Automatic Shutoff, Programmable Stage Cooking Capabilities, Delay Feature & Temperature Range Between 100°F and 575°F, Adjustable In 5° Increments
  • ADVANCED INDUCTION TECHNOLOGY – The 1800-watt NuWave Precision Induction Cooktop (PIC) Pro Chef made with a series of magnetic induction coils in the 8-inch cooking surface. These coils generate magnetic fields that produce a warming reaction in steel and iron-based pots and pans, producing heat directly in the cookware and less residual heat in your kitchen
  • NSF-CERTIFIED – The PIC Pro Chef has been tested and certified by NSF International, meaning it meets industry durability standards, passing a drop test with an impact of 1.5 ft lbs. This means that you can cook with confidence knowing the PIC Pro Chef’s glass surface won’t break, crack or shatter.
  • PRECISE TEMPERATURE CONTROL – While other portable induction cooktops can only cook as low as 140°F or as high as 420°F, with the NuWave Cooktop, you can sear a gourmet steak at 575°F or keep sauces warm at 100°F, all with the same unit. Best of all, the intuitive digital temperature controls let you adjust the cooking temperature in 5° increments with the press of a button.
  • SMART COOKING FEATURES – The portable 1800-watt PIC Pro Chef features 100 hours of memory that allows you to program your favorite cooking procedures, as well as a Delay function that allows you to initiate cooking when it's most convenient for you. The PIC Pro Chef also boasts a delayed shutoff feature for added convenience. It even lets you adjust the wattage so you can cook with limited power or with more than one appliance plugged into the same outlet.
  • SAFE & EFFICIENT – The PIC Pro Chef generates heat directly in the cookware itself, wasting virtually no energy while cooking your food and saving you money on your energy bill. By using no more than 1800 watts, the PIC conserves up to 90% of the energy wasted by traditional gas or electric stoves. And because the PIC Pro Chef doesn’t cook with any open flames or hot coils, the area around the cooktop remains cool. These safety measures greatly reduce the risk of fires and accidental burns
  • Manufacture: NUWAVE, LLC
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NuWave
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NuWave Final Thoughts

"I can do this!"

I also sautéed onions, celery, etc for dressing which was a piece of cake. Temperature control is another matter. For the price, this is the one to get. I reviewed all the burners and chose this due to the Cuisanart brand name. There are downsides to this, however. I promise you that if you get this stove top you will use it everyday. I almost didn't purchase based on negative reviews.

Overall Score
4.5


(132 Points)

4. Waring SB30 1300-Watt Portable Single Burner

User Ratings: 68 6

Waring SB30 First Impressions

"LB is 1800 watts."

Don't try to cook complex dishes you may be eating raw food. I'd like a finer-grain adjustment, but no luck. I like the simplicity of it the knobs are thick plastic. I have been very satisfied, and it did the tasks we needed for over a month. My old one began acting up by working sometimes and sometimes not working at all. Try it and you'll get e0 on the display. Induction ready cookware is very effective.

  • Waring SB30 1300-Watt Portable Single Burner
  • 1300-watt portable single burner provides extra heating options
  • Durable cast-iron plate heats up quickly and ensures stable heat retention
  • Adjustable thermostat; "on" and "ready" indicator lights
  • Brushed stainless-steel housing; non-slip rubber feet; low-silhouette design
  • Measures 10-3/4 by 11-1/2 by 4 inches; 1-year limited warranty
  • Manufacture: Waring Pro Kitchen Electrics
  • Item Weight: 1 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 10.75 x 11.5 x 4 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Waring SB30
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Waring SB30 Final Thoughts

"Cooking made easy!"

It's more of an upper limit setting. When it gets up to the designated temperature, the light goes off. It's heavy duty very well constructed and a dream to cook on. Did a lot of research before I chose this brand. First of all I would like to say that this inductive burner performed wonderfully. The burner is sturdy and well built of solid sheet metal. Mere conductivity won't trigger the sensor.

Overall Score
4.4


(952 Points)

5. Waring Commercial WIH400 Hi-Power Induction Electric Countertop Range Burner

User Ratings: 54 10

Waring Commercial WIH400 First Impressions

"Very nice looking."

It's light enough for my wife to move it around without any issues. If there were adjustment in smaller increments, I'd give it five stars. A cup of water boils in 30 seconds! I use this at least twice a day and sometimes even three times a day! I almost didn't purchase based on negative reviews. So the cheap non stick skillets and pans have to go. Mere conductivity won't trigger the sensor.

  • Waring Commercial WIH400 Hi-Power Induction Electric Countertop Range Burner
  • Easy-touch controls with 12 temperature settings from 120°F to 500°F/79°C to 260°C
  • Large 11" x 11" Schott ceramic glass surface & Stainless steel construction
  • 10-hour timer
  • Small-article and pan detection
  • Limited One Year Warranty; Completely NSF and ETL approved
  • Manufacture: Waring Commercial Inc. (Kitchen)
  • Item Weight: 7 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 14 x 6 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Waring Commercial WIH400
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  • Value For Money
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Waring Commercial WIH400 Final Thoughts

"But that's ok for us."

I'd recommend this, as I have a great experience with this product. So surprised how lightweight and good looking this is in person. It heats up really fast and doesn't require using induction cookware. It's superior to electricity in safety and convenience. This 1800w hot plate is powerful, And the stove top is still spacious. But it's the price you pay for a small unit. I almost didn't purchase based on negative reviews.

Overall Score
4.0


(30 Points)

6. Cuisinart Cast-Iron Single Burner, Stainless Steel

User Ratings: 72 5

Cuisinart CB-30P1 First Impressions

"Features are great."

My Duxtop portable cooker works as advertised. I believe it is a good choice and a good price for a good double burner Hot Plate. The four legs did not heat up to damage any solid surface of my countertop. Unfortunately I was forced to return this item, but it worked very well otherwise. There are downsides to this, however. I love it and happy with the purchase. Don't try to cook complex dishes you may be eating raw food.

  • Cuisinart Cast-Iron Single Burner, Stainless Steel
  • Heavy-duty cast iron plate
  • 1300-watt large plate
  • 6-setting adjustable temperature control from low to highest heat
  • Ready and On indicator lights
  • "Coil-less" cooking surface for easy cleanup
  • Non-slip rubber feet
  • Limited One Year Product
  • Unit Dimensions: 11. 5" L x11" W x 2. 5" H
  • Manufacture: Cuisinart
  • Item Weight: 6.85 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 11 x 2.5 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Cuisinart CB-30P1
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Cuisinart CB-30P1 Final Thoughts

"Edit on above review."

Pleasantly surprised at the value for the quality, so far reliable, product. I guess after 7 years of every day use it was time for a new one anyways. But you don't need those features for 95% of your cooking. If you are accustomed to gas, well then, electric just isn't as efficient. This unit is excellent, far superior to the old style coil-type hot plates. This Double burner portable hot plate is perfect. The four legs did not heat up to damage any solid surface of my countertop.

Overall Score
4.5


(2083 Points)

7. Empava 12 Inch Electric Induction Cooktop Smooth Surface with 2 Burners 120V, 12 Inch, Black

User Ratings: 85 15

Empava 12 Inch First Impressions

"I'd recommend it!"

I also made fresh green beans with very little water the same way. A cup of water boils in 30 seconds! I believe it is a good choice and a good price for a good double burner Hot Plate. It heats up really quickly and is used mainly on our Kitchen island. The first step I took was to READ the manual. I'd recommend this, as I have a great experience with this product. The reason I gave this 4 stars instead of five is the lack of a few features.

  • Empava 12 Inch Electric Induction Cooktop Smooth Surface with 2 Burners 120V, 12 Inch, Black
  • The USA & Canada ETL Certified Electric Stove Induction Cooktop designed and engineered in the USA by Empava Appliances with 2 Years US Based Manufacturer Warranty.
  • The flawless Empava smooth tempered glass surface allows for effortless cleanup, manufactured without the release of hazardous metals into the ground and withstands intense heat without cracking or chipping. Approved for installation over any Empava brand 24 in. under-counter single wall ovens. Most stainless steel and cast-iron cookware are induction compatible.
  • Hot Surface indicator - An "H" will appear in the surface cooking area display let you know when elements are hot to the touch with just a glance. Pan size sensor heats the element to the size of your cookware and turns off when no pan is present for safety and more efficient cooking. With induction cooking, heat is generated directly in the cookware, so the cooktop stays cooler to the touch, with child control lock feature prevents unintended activation for added safety.
  • Enjoy minimal cleanup with stain and heat discoloration resistant spills can’t burn onto the surface, easy-to-clean vitro ceramic smooth surface glass will provide you with a reliable cooktop for years to come.
  • 9 Power Level settings from 100W up to total of 1800W power sharing. It has a heating level from as low as 100w to fast boiling, accurate and easy temperature changes at the touch of a button, boil, stew, fry, stir fry, switch from one mode to another as needed, making cooking easy and enjoyable.
  • 1-99 minutes timer mode will help you to cook perfectly and accurately. Our induction cooktop can control the cooking time precisely for you. You can set induction cooktop to turn the cooking zone off automatically after your setting time is up, rest and enjoy the rare leisure time!
  • Empava Appliances designs the highest quality cooking experience. Our induction cooktops, gas cooktops and wall ovens are fully equipped for safety, the sleek black finish and built-in design offers an attractive look for any counter. Red LED display with black glass surface helps achieve a modern look that complements the entire kitchen.
  • Now you are cooking! Enjoy all these features even more by knowing this cooktop. Product Dimension 13.4 in. L x 20.5 in. D x 2.12 in. H. Cutout Dimensions 12.4 in. L x 20 in. D., plug and go US Standard 120v electrical plug pre-installed, 20 amps breaker required.
  • Part Number: IDC12-120V
  • Item Weight: 10 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 21 x 5 inches
  • Color: Black
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Empava 12 Inch
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Empava 12 Inch Final Thoughts

"This cook top is great."

Now I will use it whenever an extra burner is required. It heats up really quickly and is used mainly on our Kitchen island. I'll end up buying another for my teenage son when he goes off to college. I believe it is a good choice and a good price for a good double burner Hot Plate. Bought this as a temporary burner while remodeling the kitchen. We were shocked at how well the larger burner works! For the price, this is the one to get.

Overall Score
4.4


(9 Points)

8. 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
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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.

Overall Score
4.0


(59 Points)

9. Portable Induction Cooktop induction stove Countertop Burner, 2200 W 120-Volts Induction Cooker with...

User Ratings: 60 13

Wiland First Impressions

"Coffee lovers understand."

I purchased 3 of these for my children for Christmas. I also made fresh green beans with very little water the same way. Did a lot of research before I chose this brand. If you are accustomed to gas, well then, electric just isn't as efficient. This is a good backup and when meals are light and easy to prepare. My old one began acting up by working sometimes and sometimes not working at all. Well, after 12 years, I am stuck with a 30 inch range and four burners.

  • Portable Induction Cooktop induction stove Countertop Burner, 2200 W 120-Volts Induction Cooker with Timer Temperature Control, Smart Touch Sensor Electric Ceramic Cooker Glass Plate Cooktop for Stainless Steel All Cookware
  • 【Max Power 2200 Watts】Meet your all of various cooking needs. The single ring is 11 power levels, each level is 100W addition and subtraction, the minimum power is 100W, the maximum power is 1100W; the double ring is 22 power levels, each level is 100W addition and subtraction, the minimum power is 100W, the maximum power 2200W.
  • 【5 Safety System Designs】High voltage and low voltage protection: 1. Stop heating when the voltage is higher than 275V 2. Stop heating when the high voltage is lower than 140V. 3. Stop heating when the furnace surface temperature reaches 650 degrees. 4. The temperature inside the machine is higher than 100 degrees to stop heating. 5. Circuit fault protection. Let you use it with confidence.
  • 【Wide Range of Pot Materials and Large Diameter Pot Selection】 Such as iron, aluminum, copper, ceramics, casseroles, and heat-resistant glass are suitable. Meet different forms of cooking such as steaming, boiling, frying, roasting, and hot pot. SKILLETS / POTS with a diameter of 7 to 10.24 inches (18-26 cm).
  • 【High-tech Fast Heating Technology,Safe to use 】Double-ring heating ring, Uniform heat, Built-in temperature control valve; internal set temperature, automatic reduction after constant temperature,automatic adjustment of fire temperature, Electric ceramic heaters,it is heated faster than other induction cookers.
  • 【Note】Please read the product manual carefully before use. If you have any problems with the operation, please contact us. The “rule of thumb” to determine if your cookware is induction ready is; if a magnet sticks to the bottom of the cooking vessel, it is induction ready. Induction itself is a noiseless process; 1-year Manufacturer’s Warranty.
  • Item Weight: 6.53 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Wiland
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Wiland Final Thoughts

"We'd buy it again."

Pleasantly surprised at the value for the quality, so far reliable, product. The reason I gave this 4 stars instead of five is the lack of a few features. I can't imagine better value for your money. Works exactly as expected and is great value for the money. Cleanup is so much easier and faster with this little device. I use this at least twice a day and sometimes even three times a day! This cooker is like gas in its speed of response, control, and even-ness of heat.

Overall Score
4.0


(432 Points)

10. ChangBERT Easy Temperature Setting Portable Induction Cooker Fast Heating Induction Cooktop Single S...

User Ratings: 72

CHANGBERT 102711-A First Impressions

"I live at sea level."

I like the simplicity of it the knobs are thick plastic. There was a discount if we bought the cookware to go with it, which we did. This is a good backup and when meals are light and easy to prepare. Will update about its longevity after some use. So the cheap non stick skillets and pans have to go. Any cookware used MUST pass the magnet test. There are downsides to this, however.

  • ChangBERT Easy Temperature Setting Portable Induction Cooker Fast Heating Induction Cooktop Single Stove Countertop Burner, Black
  • Fast high powered induction burner: With 1500W 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.
  • Easy Temperature Setting from 150°F to 450°F 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 10.6 inch(27cm) 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 (12-26cm); ensures a large and uniform heated area; slim and lightweight with a thickness of just 2.2 inch(5.5cm) for portable carrying and storage; suitable for areas with limited space use.
  • Built-in overheating protection, and rounded edges for safety.
  • Safe With Certificates: Approved major certificates including cETLus, FCC.
  • Manufacture: Changbert
  • Item Weight: 5.95 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CHANGBERT 102711-A
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CHANGBERT 102711-A Final Thoughts

"This is amazing!"

I almost didn't purchase based on negative reviews. Fans are a little loud but not a big deal. Temperature range from low to high, so work well on either stir fry or slow cook. This is hard on holidays with 30+ family members coming for dinner. It also cools quickly and is very easy to clean. Purchased to use to keep my coffee warm. This cooktop seems to be the best value I've found.

Overall Score
4.6


(12 Points)

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