Max Burton 6000 1800-Watt Portable Induction Cooktop, Black
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- 1800-watt portable single-burner induction cooktop heats instantly
- 10 Power levels; adjustable heat levels range from 140 to 450 degrees F
- Cookware detection and overheat sensors prevent scorching and injury
- 180-minute timer; push-button control panel with LED display
- Measures approximately 14 by 12-3/5 by 2-1/2 inches
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|Item Package Weight||7.55 pounds||6.5 pounds||7.85 pounds||12.95 pounds|
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First off, this Induction Cooker is a tremendous bargain, comparing favorably with products many times its cost. It is truly an 1800 Watt (input) Induction Cooker. Induction Cookers cannot be compared in any way to simple hotplates that use a resistive heating element. Electric hotplates, similar to conventional gas and electric burners are at best around 50% efficient. The wasted heat simply goes into heating your kitchen and makes your stove and cookware handles scorching hot. Induction Cooking is typically 80-90% efficient. Remember that even though the Max Burton 6000 is a great value, it is still a light duty, "entry level" Induction Cooker (NOT for continuous commercial cooking use). If it is used properly, it should give years of reliable service. Even though I own a big Wolf commercial gas range, Induction hobs such as this have become my cooking "weapon of choice".
You can consider the following to be "Induction Cooking 101". This will help cooks who are new to Induction Cooking get a quick grip on the basics:
Cookware: Your satisfaction with Induction Cooking is directly proportional to the quality of your cookware. The cookware MUST have the following two characteristics:
First: At least the bottom must be ferrous (in other words, a magnet must strongly "stick" to it). Hint: Take a magnet with you when searching for cookware.Read more ›
The good news is that the technology works as advertised. It's remarkably quick and has plenty of power despite running off a normal power outlet. The bad news is that on this unit the heating element (if that is the correct terminology) is only about 7 to 8 inches across. It worked fine when we made soups, though we did notice that only the middle boiled or simmered. However, when frying, the limitation of the element size became a problem. We used a lodge 12" cast iron skillet to fry fish. The center of the pan put a beautiful tan on the panko, but the outside of the pan was relatively cool, requiring that each piece of fish be flipped to four positions before it was properly cooked.
We tested the unit by wetting the bottom of a cold pan and watching how it dried. The center bubbled and dried, but the outer bottom was only warm to the touch. I thought perhaps it was defective, but other reviewers have commented on the problem.
I notice that most of the units on the market do not specify the size of the heating element. Whether this exposes a problem with the technology or is just marketing avoiding a problem with inexpensive units I can't tell.
I am hopeful of the technology, but returned this unit because of it's limitations. If you only use smaller pans, or rarely, if ever, fry, I recommend it.
As has been mentioned before the first unit arrived broken.
1. The difference between the model 6200 and the 6000 is that the 6200 has a stainless steel skin, while the 6000 is black plastic. The innards and wattage are identical.
2. If you purchase this with 1-click ordering, you'll miss out on free shipping. Grrrrr. To avoid spending an extra $9.00 on postage, use the checkout cart instead.
3. If you want an excellent overview of induction cookers, look up the topic in wiki-pedia.
4. (Updated 8-2011). Someone in the comments below asked what the wattages are: When the "Power" mode is selected, Level 1: 200w. 2-500. 3-800. 4-1000. 5-1200. 6-1300. 7-1400. 8-1500. 9-1600. 10-1800w. When the "Temperature" mode is selected, the ranges (1-10) are (in degrees F): 140, 180, 210, 250, 280, 320, 360, 390, 430, 450.
5. (Updated 11-2012). I had not used the "Temperature" mode at all. A friend came over for Thanksgiving with his bacon/watercress soup (thick) and needed to re-heat it. After messing around with the "Power" and "Time" settings, he finally chose "Temperature" at 140. There was much less stirring, and no fussy regulation of a flame (all to avoid burning the soup on the bottom of the pan). He was mightily impressed, and since he is an excellent cook, I was mightily impressed too. Reminder: his excellent soup pot was aluminum, and so it would not heat at all (Error "E2" in the display, after two seconds). We loaned him a nice cast iron Le Creuset pot and all progressed smoothly. Remember that any pot that attracts a magnet will work (thus aluminum and most stainless steel won't work). Furthermore: the traditional cooks swarming and crowding the kitchen stove on Thanksgiving were just as glad to have him and the induction unit out on the patio, and out of the way.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Easy to use. Nice loud signals which come in handy in a noisy kitchen with loud stand mixers competing for attention.Published 3 months ago by Let Them Eat Cupcakes
I've bought three of these and other than telling you don't expect to drop them and have them continue to work they're great. So consider them portable but delicate.Published 4 months ago by David Feldman
Good for a beginner; forty degree steps between settings is too large a gap.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This unit was a Christmas gift in 2011. It now usually lives on top of our GE Profile range, under the microwave, vent, light hood. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Al93lante
Perfect for food trade shows, hot when in contact with metal, immediately cool to touch for safetyPublished 5 months ago by Fred Bartholomew
This product is one of the best things in my kitchen. I make lots of soups and stews and once you learn where the right knob number is for what you want to do, it's just terrific. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Samuel D. Thomas
I bought this is 2013 .....It never worked properly on lower setting always TOO hot...Now have to keep on pressing start button before it will turn on also makes a screeching sound... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Phyllis Smith