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Fagor 670040240 110-Volt Portable Induction Cooktop

by Fagor

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  • Portable single-burner induction cooktop delivers heats instantly (no flames or fumes)
  • 6 adjustable heat levels ranging from 190 to 430 degrees F; cool-touch housing
  • Cookware detection, low- and high-voltage warning, and auto shut-off for safety
  • 180-minute countdown timer; digital control panel; compatible with all induction-ready cookware
  • Measures 14 by 12 by 2-1/2 inches; 1-year limited warranty

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 12 x 2.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0015R6P8S
  • Item model number: 670040240
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #324,210 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Fagor’s New Portable Induction cooktop provides the fastest, safest, most efficient cooking experience. It uses 90% of energy produced which saves energy and money. The cooktop provides precise and instant heat and cooks 50% faster than gas and electric. With induction, there are no flames, heating elements or gas emissions and the cooking surface surrounding the pot stays cool to the touch, making it an extremely safe portable solution. This versatile indoor/outdoor cooktop is great for entertaining; use it as a stylish, elegant centerpiece on the table, for outdoor parties or in the kitchen as an extra cooking zone. Induction cooktops must be used with cookware that has a magnetic bottom (one that a magnet will stick to). All Fagor Cookware is Induction Compatible.

Customer Reviews

One other small issue was the fan noise and funny noise the controls make when the unit cycles on and off.
Martin Macdonald
I phoned the 1-800 Fagor customer service number and was told that, since my unit is out of the 1-year warranty period, they will not replace it.
Pimenton
I actually use it more than my main Cooktop which is a Gas unit, a great introduction to Induction cooking, try it.
C. Antoine

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

126 of 130 people found the following review helpful By Mark Wilden on October 5, 2008
This was my first experience with induction cooking, and, like everyone else says, it's fantastic. Keeps the kitchen cool, heats things faster, offers precise control, environmental, easy to clean - all good stuff.

But I'm going to try a different brand next time I buy an induction cooktop. Here's why:

1) There are only six heat settings. I've found that to simmer many items, I need a setting in between 2 and 3. So I have to stand over it and manually switch between the two.

2) It appears to cycle on and off (at least on setting 3). A pot of stuff will bubble for a while, then stop, then bubble for a while, etc. I don't know if this is normal for an induction cooktop, but obviously it isn't very smooth.

3) The controls are indeed difficult to get used to, though it can be done. You need to give them a rather sharp tap, instead of just pressing them. There's also a delay, so if you want to turn the heat down from 6 to 1, you have to tap at certain intervals.

4) It seems to produce a hot spot in the center of the pan. That part will bubble when the edges stay cooler. I don't know if this is normal with induction cooking. I use All-Clad pans.

All told, these negatives don't outweigh the positive experience of using an induction cooktop. But I'll try another brand next time. And there will be a next time, because compared to my lousy electric stove, induction cooking is wonderful!
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76 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Fuji VINE VOICE on December 11, 2008
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I've had this cooktop for 3 months now and I'm really pleased with it. I bought it to see if I liked induction enough to spring for a whole cooktop when I replace my stove. All but one of my pans worked on it (if you have aluminum cookware you will need to go shopping). I mainly use All-Clad stainless, Lodge cast iron and Chantal enamel on steel cookware. I have an iron, flat bottomed wok that works great with it. It is FAR superior to a hot plate or extra burner. This little unit has become our main stove. I could see using just one or two of these in a cabin, kitchenette, dorm, etc. I've been pleased with my Fagor pressure cooker, so that's why I chose this brand.

What makes me happy:
-incredibly quick response, I think as good as gas
-less heat in the air makes the kitchen more comfortable and cooking is safer
-no charred mess from spillovers etc. Really easy to clean
-fabulous low temperature setting that is barely more than warm. It will melt chocolate beautifully on the lowest setting. No more fiddling with a double boiler.
-I like the timer feature. When the timer ends, it turns off the unit. That's a boon for a distracted cook.
-It's harder to burn things with this cooktop than with gas or electric. Partly because it's so responsive, but I really think it does a better job of maintaining a consistent temperature.

Things you should know:
-as another reviewer noted, there is a hot spot in the middle where all the action is. If you use a really big pan, you'll see where the heat is concentrated. However, I haven't had any actual problems with this. It heats even large pans quite well even though it says somewhere in the manual to use smaller pans.
-if you lean on the front edge it will tip.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By ycdesign on July 3, 2008
This portable induction cooktop does what it says. Portable and eco-friendly! The countdown timer is a really nice feature. The touch buttons may need a little time to get used to for some new users and The fan is bit noisy . Otherwise I will rate 5 stars. I have to retire some of my old cookware which are not induction compatible and spend more money for new induction compatible ones. By the way, fagor customer service is not as nice as their product...
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Ken from New York on April 16, 2009
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I do a lot of cooking and I was expecting a good result after reading the other reviews about the Fagor unit on Amazon.

I was very disappointed with the Fagor cooktop. I found the controls to be difficult to use (I had to wet my finger to get them to work) and very slow to react - You need a quick response when adjusting heat, and this just wasn't up to the task.

Also, the unit did not provide a well spread heat source. I was using All-clad stainless steel pans and found that the area heated was roughly 3" across - this lead to a very hot center of my pans and much cooler edges. All Clad pans give very good heat dispersion, and this was the worst I have ever seen them perform.

This cooktop just isn't up to snuff for anyone who wants a solid cooking experience. Frankly, my little Thermos dual-burner propane camping stove is much better than this - and much cheaper.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Louis C. Ettinger on February 27, 2009
Off the batch, it doesn't match a full size 220v induction cooktop in performance, which works like a charm. The induction section shows 2 rings 5" and 8.5". On this model and possibly on all portable ones, due to power limitations on 110V and fuse breaker size, the active heating part is only the 5" ring, not the 8.5" which can be a problem depending on pan size and cooking method used. Despite these restrictions, considering the price, I'm overall pleased with the cooktop, works good,precise adjustment of heat, reacts fast like a gas burner, heats small pots and pans fast, works with large pots too. Of course only magnetic ones work, half of mine did. I use it every time I cook, combined with my regular smooth cooktop or grill, to saute, boil, simmer,I like the timer function.
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