Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Nesco Countertop Burners

1. Nesco SB-01 Stainless Steel Electric Burner, 1500-watt, standard, Silver

User Ratings: 48 17

Nesco SB-01 First Impressions

"The wife was not pleased."

The smaller right burner is just for simmering or warming. Yes it can be plugged into a surge protector if you choose to do so. I have two of these, in daily use since 2013 and 2015, respectively. I have been very satisfied, and it did the tasks we needed for over a month. No beeping, or warning to come look at what's cooking. So happy I didn't pay attention to the negative reviews. I'd like a finer-grain adjustment, but no luck.

  • Nesco SB-01 Stainless Steel Electric Burner, 1500-watt, standard, Silver
  • High quality cast iron plate - diameter 7.4-inches
  • Great for simmer, boil, fry, saute or keeping food warm
  • Use with all flat bottom cookware - metal, glass, ceramic, woks and tea kettles
  • On/Off dial; Thermal fuse for overheating protection
  • Thermostat control knob with pilot light
  • Manufacture: Nesco
  • Item Weight: 3.62 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 13.43 x 4.2 x 10.49 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nesco SB-01
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nesco SB-01 Final Thoughts

"Great little cooktop!"

Cleanup is so much easier and faster with this little device. Have had is for almost a year now with no problem! Our basement apartment only had a wet bar so we've had to get creative. Just what we needed remodeling kitchen have no stove. I'd recommend this, as I have a great experience with this product. Superb control, useful heat level indicator light. I seldom use my stove and now do all my stovetop cooking on my induction burner.

Overall Score
3.7


(639 Points)

2. 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
  • Quality
  • 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)

3. CookRite ATSP-18-1 Single Stock Pot Stove Natural Gas Stainless Steel Countertop Portable Commercial...

Cook Rite ATSP-18-1(NG) First Impressions

"You will love this!"

We have used all of the features, and they all work great! 5 inches high and has a 3 foot long cord. I'd recommend this, as I have a great experience with this product. Purchased to use to keep my coffee warm. Any cookware used MUST pass the magnet test. The reason I gave this 4 stars instead of five is the lack of a few features. 00 until I get my regular stove repaired.

  • CookRite ATSP-18-1 Single Stock Pot Stove Natural Gas Stainless Steel Countertop Portable Commercial Gas Burner Range - 80,000 BTU
  • Item Weight: 105.8 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 20.9 x 22.8 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Cook Rite ATSP-18-1(NG)
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Cook Rite ATSP-18-1(NG) Final Thoughts

"Great little cooktop!"

But it's the price you pay for a small unit. Superb control, useful heat level indicator light. Pleasantly surprised at the value for the quality, so far reliable, product. We had an emergency and had to use the electric mini stovetop for a while. You do have to get used to the lag times both heating up and cooling down. The four legs did not heat up to damage any solid surface of my countertop. Such a great alternative to a stove!

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

4. Electric Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner - 1800W Digital Double Induction Cooktop, Touch Screen ...

User Ratings: 63 9

Warmfod First Impressions

"We used it daily."

I was skeptical of my purchase, after reading previous reviews. The smaller right burner is just for simmering or warming. All I know is this thing is the bomb. I have a stove and I STILL use the stove top lol! So happy I didn't pay attention to the negative reviews. I purchased 3 of these for my children for Christmas. This unit is excellent, far superior to the old style coil-type hot plates.

  • Electric Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner - 1800W Digital Double Induction Cooktop, Touch Screen Control
  • Dual Heating Area: Warmfod double-head induction cooker, with two independent heating areas and independent LED display. It can quickly produce different delicious foods at the same time, saving time.
  • Simple and Convenient: Our countertop burners have LED screen display in Celsius, Fahrenheit or by cooking level, with 10 power levels and 10 temperature levels to meet your different choice.
  • Durable and Stylish Design: The special matte cooking surface is safer and prevents the cookware from moving when water overflows the surface. Easy to clean and maintain, just wipe gently with a cloth. The packaging contains magnets to test whether the cookware is compatible with the machine.
  • Safe Operation: 2hrs59mins built-in countdown timer and safety lock function, with automatic shutdown function and sound signal, using a low-noise cooling fan, allowing you to fully enjoy the fun of cooking.
  • Safety Features: We are committed to providing customers with reliable and high-quality products. The machine has been strictly inspected and passed ETL certification. And you will receive a 1-year warranty. If you have any requirements, please contact us, we will solve your problem within 24 hours.
  • Touch control with Digital LED display, easy to read.
  • 2hrs59mins Built-in timer.
  • 10 power settings from 1-10 and 10 temperature settings from 140°F to 460°F or 60°C to 240°C.
  • Manufacture: Warmfod
  • Item Weight: 9.66 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 11.8 x 2.6 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Warmfod
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Warmfod Final Thoughts

"It is easy to use."

Stable platform and works great with all types of cookware. The reason I gave this 4 stars instead of five is the lack of a few features. I researched for weeks comparing different brands and their functions. Any cookware used MUST pass the magnet test. Fans are a little loud but not a big deal. It is a spacious kitchen and heats the burners very quickly and efficiently. I've given up on expensive coffee pots that break in short period of time.

Overall Score
4.1


(24 Points)

5. Cusimax Hot Plate for Cooking, Portable Electric Double Burner, 1800W Countertop Cooktop Cast Iron S...

User Ratings: 69 5

CUSIMAX First Impressions

"-Easy to clean."

The temperature controls are immediate to touch. The reason I gave this 4 stars instead of five is the lack of a few features. I use this at least twice a day and sometimes even three times a day! 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. When it gets up to the designated temperature, the light goes off. It did its job during our kitchen remodel!

  • Cusimax Hot Plate for Cooking, Portable Electric Double Burner, 1800W Countertop Cooktop Cast Iron Stove Heating Plate with 7 Power Levels Adjustable Temperature Control & Non-Slip Rubber Feet, Compatible for All Cookwares
  • 1800W DOUBLE BURNERS & EAST TO CONTROL - Used 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.
  • MULTIPURPOSE & PORTABLE - CUSIMAX Hot Plate is ideal for office use, camping, parties, boats, RVs, student accommodation, traveling or as an extra cooking utensil in your kitchen. Because of its small and light size, you can easily to used in confined spaces or anywhere.
  • ALL TYPES OF COOKWARE AND SAFE - CUSIMAX hot plate is equipped with a powerful 6.1+7.4 inches heating plate, compatible with pots and pans with maximum size of 7.4 inches. CUSIMAX 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. Also, compared to induction cookers, hot plate is safe to use and doesn’t emit harmful radiation.
  • SAFE & EASY TO CLEAN - Black Stainless steel body built to withstand frequent use. Simply wipe with a clean cloth when cool. The non-slip feet ensure that the unit stays firmly in place. Overheat protection and stylish indicator light for safe use. Automatic safety shutoff function with temperature regulated by a thermostat, to avoid damage or injury.
  • NOTICE - CUSIMAX offer a outstanding 30-day hassle-free return policy & 18-month promise. We assure you that no other countertop burner beats our products' high-caliber quality & efficiency. All CUSIMAX products are covered by Product Liability Insurance of United States. For details, please refer to the instruction manual. (Note: It is normal the machine will get hot because it has higher calorific value when it works. It’s normal that the heating light may cycle on and off during operation.)
  • Cusimax Hot Plate provides cooking flexibility to your kitchen.
  • It is extremely suitable for the moment that when you need an extra burner or microwave, or as a substitute kitchen stove to entertain a large group.
  • With compact design, the portable single burner is extremely perfect for student accommodation, offices, camping, RV/caravans, man cave pancakes, holiday homes, everyday use or entertaining, or as an extra cooking appliance in the busy kitchen.
  • Item Weight: 9.13 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CUSIMAX
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

CUSIMAX Final Thoughts

"You'll love it."

If you are accustomed to gas, well then, electric just isn't as efficient. Bought this as a temporary burner while remodeling the kitchen. It's light enough for my wife to move it around without any issues. So happy I didn't pay attention to the negative reviews. Try it and you'll get e0 on the display. I believe it is a good choice and a good price for a good double burner Hot Plate. The metal surface makes easy to clean.

Overall Score
4.4


(3294 Points)

6. 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
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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!

Overall Score
3.5


(11 Points)

7. TECHEF - AGNI Portable Butane Gas Stove Burner, Made in Korea

User Ratings: 85 3

TECHEF AG28BK First Impressions

"We love it!"

It has been a good decision to acquire this piece for the kitchen. We had an emergency and had to use the electric mini stovetop for a while. It's more of an upper limit setting. 00 until I get my regular stove repaired. I prefer using an electrical burner rather than gas so this is my only choice. It's heavy duty very well constructed and a dream to cook on. It heats up really fast and doesn't require using induction cookware.

  • TECHEF - AGNI Portable Butane Gas Stove Burner, Made in Korea
  • Slim and Stylish Design with High Power 2,800 kcal/hr (11,500 BTU) and Auto Piezo-Electric Ignition
  • Advanced Magnetic Locking System for easy installation and safety
  • Heat Panel System for fuel efficiency with the maximum and consistent output.
  • Automatic Safety Stop - Advanced regulator design shuts off the flow of butane which extinguishes the flame if the pressure in the canister rises to unsafe levels. (A butane gas canister is not included)
  • Made in Korea - Delivers outstanding performance and exceptional quality
  • Make sure the control knob is turned to the OFF position.
  • Open the side butane cylinder compartment and locate the notch on the butane cylinder.
  • Insert the butane cylinder so that the regulator guide is aligned with the notch in the rim of the butane cylinder.
  • Manufacture: TECHEF
  • Item Weight: 3.94 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 10 x 3 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The TECHEF AG28BK
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

TECHEF AG28BK Final Thoughts

"-Easy to clean."

It's heavy duty very well constructed and a dream to cook on. A cup of water boils in 30 seconds! Since then I have cussed the thing every time I used it. The four legs did not heat up to damage any solid surface of my countertop. I'd recommend this, as I have a great experience with this product. Boil away your beverage and crack your cup, never mind destroy your domicile. They clean up extremely well and are easy to use.

Overall Score
4.7


(264 Points)

8. NUWAVE Lightweight Induction Cooktop With 10.5 in Fry Pan, 10.8 A, 1300 W, Black Product Name

User Ratings: 78 5

NuWave 30242 First Impressions

"You'll love it."

I've given up on expensive coffee pots that break in short period of time. But it's the price you pay for a small unit. So, the extra two burners were perfect. We have used all of the features, and they all work great! Our basement apartment only had a wet bar so we've had to get creative. First, I struggle wanting a 36 inch gas range with six burners. Have had is for almost a year now with no problem!

  • NUWAVE Lightweight Induction Cooktop With 10.5 in Fry Pan, 10.8 A, 1300 W, Black Product Name
  • Includes a 10.5” Hard Anodized Fry Pan; 12” heat-resistant cooking surface; 8" heating coil; 3 Wattage Selections: 600 /900/1500
  • 52 temp settings from 100°F -575°F in 10°increments; 6 pre-programmed temperature settings; Uses up to 70% less energy than a conventional oven; “Delay” and “Sear” functions
  • 1 hour default setting/ Auto-Off; 100 hours max programmable time
  • Multi stage cooking; 1 hour “Resume” cooking timer
  • Lightweight and portable; Comes with Quick & Easy Cooking Guide, Instructional DVD & Complete Manual & Cookbook
  • Manufacture: NUWVE, LLC
  • Item Weight: 9 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 15 x 13.5 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NuWave 30242
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

NuWave 30242 Final Thoughts

"Very nice looking."

This cooker is like gas in its speed of response, control, and even-ness of heat. I did order two Duxtop pans this may make a difference. Yes it can be plugged into a surge protector if you choose to do so. Cleanup is so much easier and faster with this little device. It works just like my stove, but portable and more convenient. I prefer using an electrical burner rather than gas so this is my only choice. The burner is sturdy and well built of solid sheet metal.

Overall Score
4.6


(415 Points)

9. Duxtop Professional Portable Induction Cooktop, Commercial Range Countertop Burner, 1800 Watts Induc...

User Ratings: 76 6

duxtop BT-C35-D First Impressions

"Worked well."

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
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

duxtop BT-C35-D Final Thoughts

"-Practical."

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.

Overall Score
4.5


(438 Points)

10. Waring WIH200 Countertop Commercial Induction Cooktop - 120V

User Ratings: 66 12

Waring First Impressions

"Worked well."

5 inches high and has a 3 foot long cord. I also bought my children a set of high end kitchen craft cookware. I believe it is a good choice and a good price for a good double burner Hot Plate. I have a much more expensive model of my own. Bought this as a temporary burner while remodeling the kitchen. So happy I didn't pay attention to the negative reviews. Temperature control is another matter.

  • Waring WIH200 Countertop Commercial Induction Cooktop - 120V
  • Model #: WIH200
  • Induction cooking: fast, safe and efficient
  • 10 power settings
  • Easy-touch controls for adjusting power settings
  • Cooking temperature reaches up to 450°F/232°C
  • Manufacture: Waring Products
  • Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 14.6 x 3 inches; 6.1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Waring
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Waring Final Thoughts

"Features are great."

It is a spacious kitchen and heats the burners very quickly and efficiently. It cooked much faster with much more control than a regular gas or electric burner. Any cookware used MUST pass the magnet test. Yes it can be plugged into a surge protector if you choose to do so. If there were adjustment in smaller increments, I'd give it five stars. The burner is sturdy and well built of solid sheet metal. Don't try to cook complex dishes you may be eating raw food.

Overall Score
4.1


(7 Points)

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