When it comes to choosing the best induction cooktop we are here to help you make the right buying decision. Whether its a single portable induction cooktop or double induction cooktop you will find all the latest products on our site.
Induction cooking is fast, responsive, energy efficient, very cost effective and above all a very safe method for indoor and outdoor cooking.
If you are new to induction stove technology and don’t quite understand what all the fuss is about we have put together a great “How does induction cooking work” guide to understand the basics.
Also visit our benefits article for all the pros and cons induction advice over gas and electric ring technology.
If you want to get straight to the products use the table and links to review some of the best portable hobs and double induction cooktop stove products available today.
If you can’t find what you are looking for below, visit our induction cooktop reviews or induction comparison tables which provide a lot more detail on the best 2018 portable induction cooktops, double induction hobs and induction cookware.
In our latest post we also take a look at how induction cooker is transforming rice cooking. Take a look at the best induction rice cookers for 2018.
Popular Single Induction Hobs
DUXTOP 1800-Watt Portable Sensor Touch Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner 8300ST
The 1800 watt 8300ST is packed with features. Compact and lightweight the portable unit is ideal for storage and easy handling.
The appliance has a in-built 170 minute digital countdown timer for those longer cooking tasks and a temperature range which provides heat between 140°F to 464°F across 10 different power settings.
There is also an easy accessed Child Safety Lock system and an auto-pan detection sensor that will automatically shut the appliance down after 60 seconds if induction ready cookware is not detected.
Max Burton 6200 Deluxe 1800-Watt Induction Cooktop
Measuring in at 13-2/7 by 12-1/2 by 2-3/5 inches, the Max Burton provides 1800-watt of cooking power spread across 10 individual power settings which ensures you have all the cooking control you require.
Temperature changes are made via touch sensitive push button controls on the digital display.
The unit additionally comes with a 180-minute timer and an auto shut-off safety feature.
Nesco PIC-14 Small Induction Cooktop
This is a 1500 watt induction cooktop which will perform all the basic cooking tasks well.
The unit provides 5 basic heat settings, melt/warm, simmer, boil, fry and sear and whilst this may appear limiting, many customers like the simplicity of the appliance.
The appliance controls are accessed via buttons on the LCD panel. The unit also ships with a small test magnet to test that your cookware is induction ready.
BergHOFF Touch Screen Induction Cook Top
The BergHOFF is a more expensive unit than most of the portable units on todays marketplace however the enhanced german build quality is evident form the outset.
The appliance provides all the induction functionality you would expect providing for 10 distinct power levels ranging from 150 to 450 degrees.
The 11.8 x 15 x 2.5 inche appliance is large enough to cater for a 10 inch skillet pan. The glass melamine surface also ensures the unit is simple and quick to clean.
Vollrath 59500P Mirage Pro Countertop Induction Range
The Vollrath is at the premium end of the portable induction range. It is a solid dependable and highly responsive appliance used in professional kitchens and commercial cooking environments by trained chefs and kitchen staff.
The units key feature is the temperature dial which allows you to completely control the temperature in very small increments a manual dial rather than preset power levels.
The unit also allows you to save your favorite preset temperatures for later use. The ceramic countertop also contributes to the advanced build quality and durability.
Induction Cooktop Video Guide
This quick 6 minute video provides an easy to understand introduction to induction cooktops and the benefits.
Selecting the Best Induction Cookware
Whenever you use an induction hob it is vitally important that you use induction ready cookware.
For cookware to be induction ready it must be constructed with a magnetic-based material. Good examples of this would include cast iron or magnetic stainless steel. Even non-stick cookware can be compatible with induction.
Induction Ready Cookware Explained
Do not buy cookware made entirely out of copper or aluminum as these are not magnetic and will not work on your induction hob.
Many manufacturers will try to accommodate aluminium into their pans as it retains heat efficiently and is lightweight. They are able to do so by using a stainless steel plate on the base of an aluminium pan. This then makes the pan suitable for induction.
This method of applying a stainless steel base is successfully used by a number of manufacturers as it allow hybrid and combinations of metals to be used in the construction of the cookware.
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