Welcome to our Best Induction Cooktop Guide
When it comes to choosing the best induction cooktops and induction cookware we are here to help you make the right buying decision.
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 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 and double induction cooktop 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 2014 portable induction cooktops, induction hobs and induction cookware.
2014 Quick Guide – Top 10 Best Portable Induction Cooktops
For a more extensive list of the best portable induction cooktops visit our more extensive page.
Customer Rating / 5
|Max Burton 6200 Deluxe 1800-Watt Induction Cooktop||1800||Mid Range||4.2|
|Nesco PIC-14 Portable Induction Cooktop, 1500-Watt||1500||Mid Range||4.3|
|Nuwave PIC 2 - Precision Induction Cooktop 2||1300||Mid Range||4.3|
|Waring Pro ICT200 Induction Cooktop||1600||Premium||4.0|
|DUXTOP 1800-Watt Portable Sensor Touch Induction Cooktop 8300ST||1800||Mid Range||4.1|
|SPT Micro Induction Cooktop||1300||Mid Range||4.4|
|Eurodib Cooktop, Single Induction||1600||Mid Range||4.7|
|BergHOFF Single Touch Screen Induction CookTop||1600||Premium||4.3|
|BergHOFF Induction Range, XL Cooktop||1600||Premium||4.3|
|True Induction Energy Efficient Single Burner Induction Cooktop||1600||Premium||4.4|
|Vollrath 59500P Mirage Pro Countertop Induction Range||1800||Premium||4.6|
*Click on any of the above columns to sort the table and make your decision easier. Also click the image or the link for the latest details about the product as well as current prices and ratings. As a price guide – Economy= under $50, Mid Range = $50 to $100, Premium = Over $100, Professional = Over $1000
When you are browsing through the products look out for the following cooktop features:
- Child Locks
- Automatic shut-off
- Over heat sensors
- Unsuitable cookware detectors
- Digital countdown timers
- Auto pan size detection
- Power level control
- Over heat sensors
- Programmable memory functions
- Delay timers
Reviews of the 5 Best Portable Induction Cooktops
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 Portable 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.