Plate dimensions

Given the number of brands of portable induction cooktop, it is possible to choose from a variety of sizes; however, in general, the most common sizes are 60, 70, 80 and 90 cm wide , the latter being the most expensive.

So, when replacing an old plate or buying your first plate, you should look at the measurements of your kitchen , in case you want to embed it. Similarly, in case you want to use it as a countertop and do not have much space, the ideal is to opt for those of 60 or 70 cm, which can be moved very easily.

Number of burners

It will depend a lot on the brand, but you can find them between 1 and 4 burners . For portable induction hobs, those with a maximum of 1 or 2 burners are ideal, but if you want to embed it in your kitchen, you could use one with more burners.

Similarly, there are vitros that allow the burners to adapt to 1 or 2 different sizes, making it possible to cook with different pots.

Power

The most basic models can reach between 2000 and 3500 W of power; However, this can be determined by the capacity of the electrical installations you have, so that a more powerful model will not necessarily guarantee faster cooking.

In this sense, the best thing you can do is buy those models that have power regulators at different levels, so that you can have many options to choose from.

Security

At least 80% of people buy induction hobs, as they have locks and other features that are ideal for preventing accidents.

Whether you have young children at home or not, this is a point that you should not go through something. It is essential that the plate have a locking system , automatic shutdown, safety disconnection and anti-overheating system.

Timer

Through this function you can monitor the cooking time of each food, it is also really useful when you prepare specific recipes or need to pay attention to other tasks. You can usually find them between 1 and 3 hours and , ideally, they have a wide range.

Control panel

It can help you to have a better handling of the induction hob , so you should bear in mind that you can regulate the activation and power easily, it must also have a locking system included.

Cleaning

It is something that we all ignore until we have to clean the kitchen, so when buying an induction hob, you should not forget this point. In this case, the recommended are the glass ceramic and glass plates , which you can clean without problems.

Quick or default modes

Although they are not an indispensable element, they are a great help when cooking some foods, models like Cecotec, and Aigostar have quick ways to prepare coffee, rice and other foods.

Last modified: 30/07/2020

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