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Old 09-17-2018, 11:57 AM   #1
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How to choose a hot plate?

Hi,

I am renting an apt that doesn't have a gas stove. The landlord approved only a two burner hot plate. My friends advised me to look for energy star rating applicances.
I don't know what to buy and appreciate your recommendation.

Also, I like to cook en papillote a lot (cooking using parchment paper). so I am also looking for an electric oven that can be suitable for this type of cooking.

Thank you !

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Old 09-17-2018, 12:34 PM   #2
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Hi Safina, and welcome to Discuss Cooking.


After a whole lot of research on my part, I recently purchased the single burner version of this hot plate. I'm very happy with it.


https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/sto...ver/1046982278
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:41 PM   #3
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If you have compatible cookware, induction hot plates would be a great choice.

I'd go with a Breville toaster oven. The come in several sizes.
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:43 PM   #4
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Thanks so much for the replies!
Andy M. what are the compatible cookware for an induction hot plate?
Also, I was hoping to get energy saving appliances to save on my electric bill.
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Old 09-17-2018, 01:03 PM   #5
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Thanks so much for the replies!
Andy M. what are the compatible cookware for an induction hot plate?
Also, I was hoping to get energy saving appliances to save on my electric bill.
Induction compatible cookware would gnerally be a magnetic metal. Aluminum/ anodized aluminum won't work. You can check your cookware's website to see if it's compatible.

Induction cookware will save you electricity as it works so much faster than a traditional hotplate.

All toaster ovens will probably use roughly the same amount of electricity. You probably won't be able to run both appliances together off the same outlet/circuit breaker.
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Old 09-17-2018, 01:30 PM   #6
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We can use the toaster oven and 1 of the induction burners at the same time, even with the wattage on the induction burner set at 1800. We cannot, however, use both induction burners at the same time with the wattage at 1800 on high or the sear function.



I second the induction burner. They are so nice to have. We have 2 Nu-wave PIC Titanium burners.
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Old 09-17-2018, 01:51 PM   #7
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Induction compatible cookware would gnerally be a magnetic metal. Aluminum/ anodized aluminum won't work. You can check your cookware's website to see if it's compatible.
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As Andy said, you must have magnetic metal cookware for an Induction hot plate. An easy way to test each of your cooking pieces is with a magnet. If it sticks, it will work. If it doesn't, it won't. Try it with a refrigerator magnet.
My favorite cooking pans are not magnetic, so I opted for a standard elec. hot plate.
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Old 09-17-2018, 03:23 PM   #8
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Are you paying for the electricity yourself?
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Old 09-17-2018, 04:09 PM   #9
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It sounds like you also need a toaster oven. Most opinions are that the Breville toaster oven is the best if you can afford one. There are many more affordable ones out there and I'm happy with my Black and Decker being the only TO narrow enough for my space available.
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Old 09-17-2018, 08:01 PM   #10
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I have a Breville 800XL, and I highly recommend it if you are looking for a countertop oven. We have a Thermador dual wall oven, and I bought the Breville for the small items. It worked out better than anticipated. It holds quarter size baking sheets, and heats up in less than 5 minutes for any temperature (as compared to 15 - 20 minutes for the wall oven). It's just two of us, and now the only time I use the wall oven is for things that won't fit in the Breville (like half size baking sheets) or that are too heavy for the Breville (like cast iron dutch ovens). I make a number of things in 8 x 8 glass baking dishes, and it works perfectly in the Breville. I don't know how well other countertop ovens function, but cooking times and temperatures are the same in the Breville as the wall oven, so I consider them equivalent in performance.

Assuming you have the room (and budget), I would not get anything smaller if you are planning to use it as your main oven.
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