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
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  • 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
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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)

3. Portable Induction Cooktop,1800W Max induction cooker with Safety Lock, 9 Power Levels and 10 Temper...

User Ratings: 74 6

Sunmaki First Impressions

"Highly recommend."

My Duxtop portable cooker works as advertised. So, this is a perfect solution to use upstairs and I can cook a full meal easily. Overall it was worth to have it as a portable stove. I have been very satisfied, and it did the tasks we needed for over a month. Temperature range from low to high, so work well on either stir fry or slow cook. I believe the right burner isn't as quick. It works well with the two burners at once.

  • Portable Induction Cooktop,1800W Max induction cooker with Safety Lock, 9 Power Levels and 10 Temperature Setting,3 hours Timer,Touch Controls,Electric cooktop for Quick Cooking
  • PORTABLE INDUCTION COOKTOP: Sunmaki Induction Cooker is compact and lightweight, enabling you to take it beyond the top of your counter and allowing you to cook almost anywhere. The electric induction cooker is perfect for dorm rooms,kitchens, backyard cooking, RVs, boats, etc. Make handling and storage easy.
  • HIGH EFFICIENCY: 1800W high power and Boil 1000ml water in 5 minutes!!! Compared with the traditional gas, Sunmaki induction cooker cooks faster and consumes less.The energy efficiency of the electric stove is 83%. Greatly save your time and energy!
  • 9 POWER LEVELS AND 10 TEMPERATURE SETTING:This induction cooker comes with 10 level temperature range from 140℉ to 464℉, 9 level power range from 200w to 1800w.Fully meet your cooking needs from warm milk to searing. Prepare tasty dishes for family with ease. Touch the panel slightly to adjust temperature, power, turn on child lock or set timer. Our Countertop Burner uses 120V 15 amp electrical outlet.
  • COMPATIBLE WITH MAGNETIC COOKWARE:The induction cooktop works with magnetic induction cookware like cast iron, iron, stainless steel, and enameled iron cookware.The cooktop surface measures a diameter of 6.7in (17cm) to fit frying pans with a diameter of 3.9-8.6in (10-22cm).
  • CLEANING AND WARRANTY:The induction burner uses a black crystal panel, easy to clean without sticking oil, and no oil residue.We also provide one-year warranty and lifetime Customer Service & Technical Support to address your concerns.please feel free to contact our customer service.
  • Manufacture: Sunmaki
  • Item Weight: 5.94 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 13.86 x 10.71 x 2.24 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sunmaki
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Sunmaki Final Thoughts

"Love this!"

There was a discount if we bought the cookware to go with it, which we did. Bought this as a temporary burner while remodeling the kitchen. I like the simplicity of it the knobs are thick plastic. I love it and happy with the purchase. So, the extra two burners were perfect. I believe the right burner isn't as quick. It works well with the two burners at once.

Overall Score
4.4


(311 Points)

4. Amko AK-IR15 Stainless Steel Single-Burner Portable Ceramic Infrared Cooktop, Black and Silver

Amko Trading AK-IR15 First Impressions

"It heated up quickly."

It cooked much faster with much more control than a regular gas or electric burner. It cooked much faster with much more control than a regular gas or electric burner. I can tell by complaints this step was skipped. For the price, this is the one to get. We had an emergency and had to use the electric mini stovetop for a while. The reason I gave this 4 stars instead of five is the lack of a few features. I did cook on this model Christmas Day.

  • Amko AK-IR15 Stainless Steel Single-Burner Portable Ceramic Infrared Cooktop, Black and Silver
  • Electric glass-top range/stove alternative (shown turned on in main image) that (unlike induction cooktops) can be used with all types of cookware, including ceramic, aluminum, iron, stainless steel, porcelain cookware, copper, heat-resistant glass and any heat-resistant materials; use for boiling, steaming, frying, barbecuing and other forms of cooking; lightweight--4.70 pounds net weight, light enough to take along with you wherever you go
  • Heats food using infrared light waves, no electromagnetic radiation; environmentally friendly; no flames, no gas; safe and hygienic; rubber feet are skid-resistant and gentle on countertop; use in office, at campsite (though only if you have an outlet--unit is corded, not battery powered), in your country cabin or RV, as an extra cooking appliance in a busy kitchen or in a small living space without a stove
  • Easy to operate, with "min" to "max" temperature-control knob; microcomputer thermostat controls for automatic temperature adjustment; strong ceramic glass surface; durable and easy to clean with a soft damp cloth or sponge; to avoid damage from cleaning, do not use abrasive material or steel wool or caustic detergent; clean glass surface and pan/pot before cooking to avoid having dirt or food residue burn on; clean unit after cooking--only after it has finished cooling down
  • Powerful 1500 watts, 120 volts, 60 hertz; Intertek listed, ETL listed, conforms to UL, certified to CSA; quick heating, indicator light, safety handles, can go up to 1022 degrees Fahrenheit; although heat is made visible by the element, which glows red hot--glass-top surface is HOT, so use the handles to move the unit; do NOT touch cooktop surface or even sides of unit; do not immerse in water or pour water over unit; after use, turn unit off for safety
  • Suitable for pots with diameters between 7 inches and 10 inches; unit measures 11-5/8 inch (counting knob) by 13-5/8 inch (counting handles) by 3-1/4 inch high (counting feet); glass top measures 11 inch by 11 inch; cord length 56 inches; compact infrared cooktop with attractive, modern design; use this unit to fry or scramble eggs, sauté onions, warm up sauces, cook spaghetti, grill cheese, boil water, heat up soup, steam vegetables--do all your cooking on this unit; manual enclosed
  • Manufacture: Amko Trading
  • Item Weight: 5.45 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 11.6 x 3.25 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Amko Trading AK-IR15
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Amko Trading AK-IR15 Final Thoughts

"It gets very hot."

I typically use a large skillet and a small pan at the same time to cook my meal. Fans are a little loud but not a big deal. I promise you that if you get this stove top you will use it everyday. 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 reason I gave this 4 stars instead of five is the lack of a few features. We had an emergency and had to use the electric mini stovetop for a while.

Overall Score
3.0


(1 Points)

5. Alpha 2031 Alpha Electric Igniter Propane Burner

User Ratings: 52 29

Alpha 2031 First Impressions

"Well made!"

They clean up extremely well and are easy to use. Temperature range from low to high, so work well on either stir fry or slow cook. If you much more than boil water, this thing is a bad joke. Overall it was worth to have it as a portable stove. Temperature range from low to high, so work well on either stir fry or slow cook. This cooktop seems to be the best value I've found. For the price, this is the one to get.

  • Alpha 2031 Alpha Electric Igniter Propane Burner
  • Piezo Igniter Propane Gas Stove
  • Dimension: 23 X 13 1/2 X 5
  • Weight: 19lb
  • Manufacture: Grace Marketing- HI
  • Part Number: 2031
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Item Weight: 13.55 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 13.5 x 5 inches
  • Color: Dark Gray
  • Power Source: Gas
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Alpha 2031
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Alpha 2031 Final Thoughts

"This cook top is great."

Simple but effective it will turn off when left at high for more than 30 minutes. I've given up on expensive coffee pots that break in short period of time. I researched for weeks comparing different brands and their functions. It is a spacious kitchen and heats the burners very quickly and efficiently. I was skeptical of my purchase, after reading previous reviews. I promise you that if you get this stove top you will use it everyday. They clean up extremely well and are easy to use.

Overall Score
3.4


(17 Points)

6. ChangBERT 240V-3200W Portable Commercial Induction Cooktop, Pro Chef Professional-Grade NSF-Certifie...

User Ratings: 66

CHANGBERT 102718-A First Impressions

"But that's ok for us."

I'd like a finer-grain adjustment, but no luck. The first step I took was to READ the manual. I've given up on expensive coffee pots that break in short period of time. I also bought my children a set of high end kitchen craft cookware. It heats up really fast and doesn't require using induction cookware. This unit is excellent, far superior to the old style coil-type hot plates. This little upstart hotplate has been a lifesaver.

  • ChangBERT 240V-3200W Portable Commercial Induction Cooktop, Pro Chef Professional-Grade NSF-Certified, High Power Brew Beer Food Service Restaurant Range Countertop burner, with Heavy -duty Stainless Steel Housing & Schott Glass Induction Cooker
  • Perfect for use in omelet stations, catering services, display cooking, or anywhere you need an extra burner, this induction cooker is safer than conventional countertop ranges since there's no open flame or flammable fuel source, and the heat dissipates quickly after the cookware is removed.
  • Fast heating with max 3200W(240V/15A) high power rate. This countertop range uses induction technology to generate heat with no open flame. This means less ambient heat in your kitchen, fast heat-up times.
  • Large 11" x 11" Schott ceramic glass surface & Stainless steel construction. Suggest weight limited is 65lbs.
  • Easy-touch controls with 12 temperature settings from 120°F to 500°F/50°C to 260°C needs.
  • Completely NSF and ETL approved
  • Housing: Stainless Steel Construction
  • Power: 400W-3200W
  • Voltage: 220V-240V~60Hz
  • Manufacture: Changbert
  • Item Weight: 13.02 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CHANGBERT 102718-A
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CHANGBERT 102718-A Final Thoughts

"LB is 1800 watts."

I use this at least twice a day and sometimes even three times a day! Pleasantly surprised at the value for the quality, so far reliable, product. It gets really hot really fast, so you have to be careful which settings to use. Purchased to use to keep my coffee warm. But you don't need those features for 95% of your cooking. I did order two Duxtop pans this may make a difference. But you don't need those features for 95% of your cooking.

Overall Score
4.7


(9 Points)

7. Portable Sensor Touch Induction Cooktop, Electric Induction Countertop Burner with LED Touch Screen,...

User Ratings: 56

NA First Impressions

"That escapes me."

Now I will use it whenever an extra burner is required. This cooktop seems to be the best value I've found. A cup of water boils in 30 seconds! I'd recommend this, as I have a great experience with this product. This little upstart hotplate has been a lifesaver. If your pan boils over you aren't paying attention. It cooked much faster with much more control than a regular gas or electric burner.

  • Portable Sensor Touch Induction Cooktop, Electric Induction Countertop Burner with LED Touch Screen, 9 Temperature Power Setting Induction Cooker Cooktop with Kids Safety Lock and Timer
  • ➤High Power ---This induction cooktop burner can quickly choose your desired power from 600 to 2200 in 200 increments; 9 levels of power to meet your various cooking needs; simmer, deep fry, boil, sear, steam, slow cook and grill with ease. Low noise and energy saving.
  • ➤9 Levels of Temperature---More levels temperature control meets your different cooking needs, simmer in low Temp, and fry in high Temp; Temperature ranges from 170 °F to 500 °F in 200 increments. Press “+” or “-” button to set the temperature or power freely.
  • ➤LED Touch Screen---Touch the electric burner stove panel slightly to adjust the temperature, power, turn on child lock or set timer. The surface of this induction hot plate is made of Black Crystal Plate. It is scratch-resistant, wear-resistant, high temperature resistant and also easy to clean.
  • ➤Multiple Security Protection---In order to use the induction cooker more safely, we have set up child safe lock, timer, and overheat protection, round edges with no sharp corners. CE and FCC Approved. Safe and user-friendly. Set timer from 1 minute and up to 3 hours long.
  • ➤Compatible Magnetic Cookware---The induction stove top works with magnetic induction cookware which the iron content is more than 30% like cast iron, iron, steel, and enameled iron cookware. If no cookware is detected in 30 seconds, the induction burner will turn off automatically.
  • Item Weight: 6.49 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 11.02 x 13.78 x 2.36 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NA
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NA Final Thoughts

"It heated up quickly."

I researched for weeks comparing different brands and their functions. I'll end up buying another for my teenage son when he goes off to college. This is a good backup and when meals are light and easy to prepare. It is a spacious kitchen and heats the burners very quickly and efficiently. Just what we needed remodeling kitchen have no stove. Temperature control is another matter. Works exactly as expected and is great value for the money.

Overall Score
4.2


(15 Points)

8. Kalorik DKP-21898 1400-Watt Portable Chrome Double Burner with 2 Cast-Iron Cooking Plates

User Ratings: 48 7

Kalorik DKP-21898 First Impressions

"RB is 1000 watts."

Superb control, useful heat level indicator light. So the cheap non stick skillets and pans have to go. It's well-made, effective, and easy to install. Don't try to cook complex dishes you may be eating raw food. When we moved into our full electric house we bought a very nice smooth top range. It gets really hot really fast, so you have to be careful which settings to use. It also cools quickly and is very easy to clean.

  • Kalorik DKP-21898 1400-Watt Portable Chrome Double Burner with 2 Cast-Iron Cooking Plates
  • 1400-watt portable burner with 2 cast-iron solid plates
  • Individual, adjustable temperature settings; separate "on" indicator lights
  • Automatic safety shut-off with thermal fuse; non-slip feet for stability
  • Low-silhouette design stores away easily; beautiful chrome exterior
  • Measures 13 by 20 by 4 inches
  • Manufacture: Kalorik
  • Item Weight: 3.49 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 19.9 x 13 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Kalorik DKP-21898
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Kalorik DKP-21898 Final Thoughts

"We used it daily."

I almost didn't purchase based on negative reviews. This 1800w hot plate is powerful, And the stove top is still spacious. I have a much more expensive model of my own. I almost didn't purchase based on negative reviews. I have two of these, in daily use since 2013 and 2015, respectively. I typically use a large skillet and a small pan at the same time to cook my meal. But it's the price you pay for a small unit.

Overall Score
4.0


(103 Points)

9. NOXTON Electric Induction Cooktop Stove Built-in 4 Burners Induction Cooker Black Glass with Touch C...

User Ratings: 60 12

NOXTON ITS644B1/B First Impressions

"-Electrical outlet plug."

This is perfect as a backup mini stovetop. If there were adjustment in smaller increments, I'd give it five stars. The first step I took was to READ the manual. This unit is excellent, far superior to the old style coil-type hot plates. Would benefit from being further apart. I did cook on this model Christmas Day. Will update about its longevity after some use.

  • NOXTON Electric Induction Cooktop Stove Built-in 4 Burners Induction Cooker Black Glass with Touch Control Child Lock Timer Hard Wire Easy Cleaning 6400W 220~240V
  • 【4-Zone Induction Cooktop】:Four high power burners--2000W, 1200W, 2000W and 1200W with independent touch control panel, heat faster and more energy-efficient(Our product is large appliances, if you have any problem in installation or operation, please sent a email via the order id, we will solve it for you in time)
  • 【9 Power Levels】:9 power level settings, it has a heating level from small fire 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.
  • 【Suitable Pans】:This Induction cooker can precisely controls cooking temperature, saving energy and ensuring delicious food suitable for Iron, stainless steel and alloy pan(TIPS:Because this induction cooktop is fast heat and high power efficiency, Please use the suitable pan with thick bottom and the diameter of the pan can cover the ring)
  • 【Polished Crystal Glass Plate】:Black polished Glass plate design, more durable ,looks classic and elegant,bring the combination of stylish and classic for your kitchen. (Come with Scraper)
  • 【Multiple Security Protection】:Child safe lock, timer key, heater indicator, round edges with no sharp corners, CE&GS Approved, user-friendly.(Tips: If you have any questions during using in one year from purchasing, please send us email by order any time, we will solve it for you in time.we hope that you enjoy a pleasant shopping experience)
  • Part Number: ITS644B1/B
  • Item Weight: 16.6 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 20.5 x 2.4 inches
  • Color: Black
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NOXTON ITS644B1/B
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NOXTON ITS644B1/B Final Thoughts

"Nice looking too."

Superb control, useful heat level indicator light. I researched for weeks comparing different brands and their functions. I also made fresh green beans with very little water the same way. There are downsides to this, however. We have used all of the features, and they all work great! Works exactly as expected and is great value for the money. So surprised how lightweight and good looking this is in person.

Overall Score
4.0


(45 Points)

10. SUNAVO Hot Plates for Cooking, 1800W Electric Double Burner with Handles, 6 Power Levels Stainless S...

User Ratings: 68 7

sunavo HP202-D2 First Impressions

"This is amazing!"

Our basement apartment only had a wet bar so we've had to get creative. Stable platform and works great with all types of cookware. I believe the right burner isn't as quick. This cooker is like gas in its speed of response, control, and even-ness of heat. My excellent 40 year old Farberware pans didn't work. It's more of an upper limit setting. I believe the right burner isn't as quick.

  • SUNAVO Hot Plates for Cooking, 1800W Electric Double Burner with Handles, 6 Power Levels Stainless Steel Hot Plate for Kitchen Camping RV Cast Iron
  • 1800W Efficient Hot Plate - The latest hot plate double burners is 1000W+800W power with 6 levels of precise temperature control on both sides. Food can be cooked simultaneously and make it convenient to cook delicious food for your family.
  • Works with all Cookwares - Works with flat cookwares such as Frying Pan,Steak Plate,Stone Pan,Aluminum Cookware,Stainless Steel Cookware,Glass Cookware,Ceramic Cookware.
  • Exclusive Heating Tube Technology - Different from traditional heating coil , our heating tube technology is more stable and anti-rust.It has improved heat efficiency by 20%, which means a longer service life and shorter cooking time.
  • Heat Insulated& Portable Handles - It’s easy and safe to move anywhere with handles, perfect for party, kitchen renovation,camping, Rv or dormitory.
  • Certification - Our products have passzd ETL Certification making it durable and safe to use.
  • Item Weight: 9.21 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 10.83 x 3.19 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The sunavo HP202-D2
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sunavo HP202-D2 Final Thoughts

"Great product."

This limits heat transfer slowing temperature change. Easy to control dial for continuous heating levels. It gets really hot really fast, so you have to be careful which settings to use. Fans are a little loud but not a big deal. It cooked much faster with much more control than a regular gas or electric burner. Our house is in a neighborhood that has no natural gas. So, this is a perfect solution to use upstairs and I can cook a full meal easily.

Overall Score
4.4


(886 Points)

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