Aroma Housewares AID-506 Induction Hot Plate, Black
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- The fastest way to cook- quicker than gas or electric burners
- Cook at a high heat with no open flame; the pan becomes the heating element
- Digital controls set to 6 temperature settings
- Programmable timer sets to 180 minutes
- Shuts off automatically once cookware is removed
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The second picture that Amazon shows with the boiling pot surrounded by ice cubes was totally my experience. As the water was furiously boiling away, the surrounding glass felt cool to my touch.
I also tested the lower temp settings. When choosing settings 1-5, the device simply cycles the heat on and off. The output does not appear to be variable - only the amount of delay between heat cycles varies. The delay between heat cycles is longer at the lower settings. At level 6, it appears to be "on" all of the time (no cycling).
The hot plate has a cooling fan to keep its electronics cool. It is a fairly loud fan, so I'm guessing it has pretty good velocity and volume.
The timer is simple to operate and shuts off the hot plate at the time of your choosing.
- Cooks well with all the pans in the inexpensive try-ply stainless steel cookware set I picked up at W. Mart.
- Heats the pans quickly and so far has done just as well as the stove for cooking eggs, grilled sandwiches, rice and veggies. Boils water for tea/coffee as fast as my electric kettle.
- The controls are dead-simple, the built in timer is useful, and it's easy to clean.
- The pan-detect and auto-shutoff are good safety features - reduces energy waste and now I don't have to worry about accidentally burning down the house.
- The fan does make a bit of noise [like any fan does] but it isn't noticeable over the stereo or t.v. There is also an electric "buzz" when the pan is being heated, but again, it's not distracting.
- Would be a great choice for those in dorms or studio apartments, or for single-folk and couples.
Most of the negative reviews I've read for these machines have been from people who seem to not have done their research before buying.
- A magnet *must* be able to stick to the bottom of your pan and the bottom of the pan must be generally smooth [mine have a small circular indention in the middle for the brand name but still work well]. You can also find an "interface disk" here on amazon to use with your non-magnetic [aluminum] pans.
- To keep foods from sticking let the pan and the induction cooker "warm up" on a lower setting and use a bit of oil/butter - canola spray is a good choice - and then move up to the higher settings as needed. This will also keep your pans from warping and the electronics in your cooktop from dying earlier.
- YouTube has some videos if you want to see these machines in action!Read more ›
And I was impressed even more with the ease of clean up. Since the glass doesn't get scorching hot like conventional radiant heat cooktops spilled food will wipe off easily. A big plus.
Another interesting feature...when you turn off the power the cooking stops immediately just like gas.
I'm sold, my next full sized cooktop will be induction.
The Aroma Induction Hot Plate is the perfect solution! It fits nicely on my stove top cover and cooks everything to perfection! I had to get new pots and pans but these are easy to find at any good kitchen store! I do recommend carrying a small magnet with you when you shop for pans! My old pots were stainless steel but they had a multi core bottom so would not work on induction!
I would suggest if you intend to use it, as it is a very nice unit...that you use pots that are no larger than the glass surface OR buy a different unit that has glass only on upper top side so pan can hang over & not melt control area.
I like the unit for cooking. When you stop cooking by pressing power button the fan runs a 15 seconds or so the continue cooling magnets/unit & then it shuts down. I prefer NOT to leave plugged in as not necessary to always have at the ready.
I will probably look for a unit that can accommodate my larger 12" heavy encapsulated bottom stainless steel pans maybe one with an angled down front control panel.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Worst junk ever! I bought this as a Father's Day gift and I've had it for a while so it is past the return date and I've wasted $65.00 on this junker. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kelly S. King
My wife loves this product. So do I. Performs as advertised. It has already lasted a long time of heavy use. Read morePublished on April 15, 2014 by John
Wish I had an induction range now! This cooks quickly without burning. Great timer, warmer, easy to clean. Highly recommended.Published on February 27, 2014 by HunterJumpergrl
Works great. Many uses: camper, classroom, family gathering. Plan to get another one soon. Easy to clean and stores greatPublished on January 2, 2014 by T. Dixon
This product works well and cleans up easily. Parts outside the heating ring element are plastic so you must use pans that are the correct size or only slightly larger. Read morePublished on October 26, 2013 by Linda Paro
We bought the Aroma cooktop at CostCo too. We purchased a set of cookware & the cookware salesman HIGHLY suggested the Aroma for it's induction techology. Read morePublished on October 20, 2013 by Surf City College Planning