Portable induction cooktops are becoming more and more popular all the time. It’s really all there in the name: induction and portable. If you have ever found yourself watching a recipe video on social media and watched them cook everything on that small cooktop so quickly and efficiently, that’s the joy right there.
Portable induction cooktops are ideal for anyone wanting to save money on their energy bills, have quicker, better, and healthier meals, and enjoy the ease and space-saving perfection that they are. Here is a look at a few of our favorites.
Compact and completely portable, this cooktop is ideal for your bachelor apartment, your RV, your dorm room, or the camping trip. It features a 150-minute timer, eight heat settings for temperature control from low to the highest heat and it beeps when the timer is finished.
Just under six pounds, and at seven and a half inches in diameter, it’s small enough for being portable but strong enough for any test you want to give it in your own kitchen. Excellent for energy conservation.
Lightweight, easy to clean, with many standard features, this is a very popular portable induction cooktop. One of the reasons it’s so popular is its ability to automatically adjust the magnetic field generated to the size of the cookware base. This means very little energy is wasted when you are cooking. It will also remain on at a very low temperature.
At just over seven pounds, this cooktop has a 20 temperature range from 100 F to 460 F and a built-in digital timer that counts down with one-minute increments for up to ten hours. Also has an automatic shut off for no pan or wrong detection and child safety features for locking the control panel.
The remote control is like a dream feature. How many times have you been helplessly watching something burn or boil over and you just can’t get to it? The remote control temperature control will save many meals, just make sure you don’t leave it beside the cooktop.
Besides the remote, it has other very appealing and advanced features, as well. This glass-topped cooker uses the entire eight inches of its surface for cooking. Even so, it only heats where the pot is sitting, nowhere else.
It can accommodate many different sized pots, has an auto shut off, a programmable clock, and it comes with 50 pre-programmed recipes, with the capacity to hold 100 more. Plus, a two-year warranty.
It would be impossible to write a portable induction cooktop review for Tamontina without mentioning that their cooktop also comes with a gorgeous pot to get you started. Slightly heavier than many of the portable cooktops at 12 pounds, it’s still beautiful and sleek and top of the line.
If you are using the four-quart pan provided, you will be fine. If the cooktop beeps at you, you are using the wrong kind. It needs to have induction cookware to work properly.
You can adjust the temperature in 30-degree increments, has a programmable time for up to three hours and has an automatic shut off if it detects the wrong pan or no pan at all.
With temperature control, you can adjust the temperature in 30-degree increments all the way up to 500 degrees F. Plus, three settings of high medium and low when you use the pre-set for keeping warm.
The surface of this portable induction cooktop can handle anything from eight to twelve-inch induction pots. It has an auto shut off if the pan is removed from the surface and will beep until you replace the pan, or it will shut off itself.
Compact, sleek, and so easy to use, this one-touch control panel that responds very quickly. Very easy to use and learn. Slightly bigger and heavier than some, it’s still a very portable cooktop.
It’s perfect for small spaces. It has an automatic shut off feature and audio notifications when you change the temperature or shut it on or off. It has ten power levels that can be adjusted in 30-degree increments from 150 to 450 F.
It can be set for a timer up to 150 minutes with a large cooking surface of 9.5 inches. It is marked with a circle, so there is no doubt where the cooking vessel should sit.
This portable induction cooktop looks fantastic. It’s flat, clean and sleek. Complete with eight power levels, you can adjust those levels in increments of ten degrees, all the way up to 465 F.
Safety features include a system lock for so it can’t be changed when in operation. It has the auto shut off if there is no pot detected on the surface. It will also beep if you are not using the proper cookware for the induction cooktop and warns you of overheating.
It’s a unique design that looks great, cleans easily, and the control panel is on the lower side. It is durable, high quality, and heat resistant. It comes with a one-year warranty.
Hopefully, these will get you started on your quest for portable induction cooktops. There are plenty to be found and many new models from some very well-known name brands.
Read some other portable induction cooktop reviews and see how they compare to the ones you like. It will depend on what you need it for and where. If you have limited space or you need it to be portable, every day can have a bearing on the type you ultimately buy.
They are very popular, and we see no reason for that to slow down any time soon. Ask your friends and family what they like and check out they types the professionals use to help you make up your mind.