2ALDI Portable Hotplates

ALDI Portable Hotplates

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3.4

29 reviews

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Build Quality
3.4
Value for Money
3.7
Ease of Use
4.3
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.4

Reviews

29 reviews
Lynn
Lynn7 posts
  Ambiano Portable Induction Cooking Plate

Can't fault it!

Bought from Aldi for our month long caravan trip around Tasmania. Our van already has a stove/oven so this was just a backup. It is super quick to get hot, cooks evenly and nothing burns. As it is so much easier to clean than our caravan stovetop (just wipe down) we sit it on top and it does all our meals. Best $60 we've spent. Show details
keith45
keith45AU28 posts
  Ambiano Portable Induction Cooking Plate

Very happy with. Used for several hours to make a big pot of spicy tomato sauce

Each year we make ourselves a very spicy tomato sauce. It takes hours to boil it down. The $50 Aldi Ambiano portable induction hotplate worked great. I could adjust the heat immediately. The pot was 270mm diameter, bigger then their recommended maximum but no issues. Before that we used the gas wok burner on our BBQ and found it often burned onto the bottom of the pot Show details
MattR
MattRSouth East Queensland, QLD
  Ambiano Portable Induction Cooking Plate

Tiny induction spot with surging heat

Bought from ALDI for camping trips and backup when out of gas for stove. The actual heating spot is about 12cm round although the glass surface is closer to 30cm. A 25cm frypan will cremate a circle in the centre and keep warm around that. The frypan setting is 220C but I found 140C was better, even then the heat cuts in and out so sausages will be sitting doing nothing then suddenly black if you don't pay attention. Small 15cm saucepan is great when boiling water. When doing a sauce you again need to pay close attention.
For $50 it does a decent job so far but I'll get a better one when I can afford it. Show details
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Jane W
Jane WVictoria6 posts
  Ambiano Portable Induction Cooking Plate

Great then not

Was so happy with the speed it used to boil my espresso coffees, but after 5th or 6th use it beeped and flashed E0 and sometimes E1 :( so sad, returned and at least they refunded Show details
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Tony G.
Tony G.Sydney, NSW
  Lumina Double Hotplate

Dangerous product

It works well but if you touch by cleaning it or moving it in position where you need it while plugged in you will get zapped, any moisture makes this unit a risk. Dangerous around kids. Throw it away.
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Julie
Julie
  Ambiano Portable Induction Cooking Plate

E1 error msg

E1 error msg pop up after start button. The device was Albion
Professional Induction cooker purchased from aldi kogarah station store. How to delete? Just being used 3 weeks now stuck with E1 Show details
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Chrispy
ChrispySouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts
  Ambiano Portable Induction Cooking Plate

good for boiling water

The hot plate is good for boiling a big pot of water to cook pasta ,that is it

When you use a lower heat the cooker will only heat from a small circle in the centre of the cooker . So not any good for simmering etc as all the heat is focused on the centre and the product does not heat across the plate not evenly .

I have had my product for 2 odd years and it is still going and that is a plus...other than that the product is useless Show details

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Shotgun B.
Shotgun B.Mid North Coast, NSW3 posts
  Ambiano Portable Induction Cooking Plate

Great little portable induction cooktop

Can’t fault this cooktop. Has been a godsend. Use it ALL the time given our rental gas a rubbish gas cooktop. Been a godsend. Once it failed - E2 error so my husband gave it a good thump and it never faulted again! Show details
crispyfresh
crispyfreshHunter Region, NSW2 posts
  Ambiano Portable Induction Cooking Plate

Works great, until it doesn't

After about a month of use I'm finding constant 'E2' errors with cookware that it previously had no problem with.

I certainly won't be paying an electrician $90 an hour to fix a $60 appliance. Show details

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contiguous1
contiguous1Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC7 posts
  Ambiano Portable Induction Cooking Plate

Excellent uses up to 1800 Watts on full power

We use it at home and when camping. Works well and can cook with Neoflam or Aldi cast cookware. Pretty good temp control unless you want a really low simmer. Usually by selecting hotpot you get slightly less heat than other ‘pan’ ‘fry’ etc settings. Show details
Hi there
Hi thereHunter Region, NSW
  Ambiano Portable Induction Cooking Plate

Cockroaches got in destroyed the electronics

Cockroaches got in destroyed the electronics. Tripped the breaker and stopped working. It worked well while it was working. Cast iron pans don't distribute the heat evenly. Special aluminium pans do better. Normal aluminium doesn't work.
Hairbear
HairbearSouth East Queensland, QLD4 posts
  Ambiano Portable Induction Cooking Plate

Induction cook top

Looks good and works fine. You need to purchase the correct stainless steel pots etc but overall the unit is a good buy! Longevity unknown but has 3 year warranty! Show details
Samantha W.
Samantha W.Tasmania
  Ambiano Portable Induction Cooking Plate

Chef's worthy equipment

Im a chef and I have my own cafe. This cooktop allows me to cook the poached eggs to perfection! Easy to use temperature control, allows to manage the right amount of heat for each preparation. Show details
Troy N.
Troy N.2 posts
  Ambiano Portable Induction Cooking Plate

warm milk, scalding HOT

jug of milk on the lowest setting, it boiled over. I thought an appliance with a baby bottle setting would not raise the temperature, more then say 35 degrees but no 100+degrees Celsius seams like the go... Show details
Linda W.
Linda W.Illawarra, NSW2 posts
  Ambiano Portable Induction Cooking Plate

Aldi should have know better

1st time use the hot plate loved it. After that wouldn’t turn down or up.Can’t get the timer and preset working. I thought it’s might be fingerprinted on it.So gave it a good clean. Still not working. Turns on but when you press a button you can’t turn it up or down. So back to the shop it go’s. Show details

Questions & Answers

Frequently Asked Questions about ALDI Portable Hotplates

Error codes for this model:

CodeMeaningSolution
E0Internal Circuit ErrorContact the Service Centre
E1Without cookware or Incompatible cookware usedCheck whether suitable cookware is being used
E2Internal OverheatCheck whether suitable cookware is being used
E3Over-voltageContact the Service Centre
E4Under-voltageContact the Service Centre
E5Top plate sensor open/short circuitContact the Service Centre
E6IGBT sensor open circuit/ short circuitContact the Service Centre
E7Top plate overheatCheck whether suitable cookware is being used

How do I contact the Service Centre?

Email: service@wkfe.com.hk Phone: 1800 898 750

Latest Consumer Questions

Alex E.
Alex E. · Ambiano Portable Induction Cooking Plate

Can I get this product this week? My location is Mitcham.

Sharon
Sharon · Portable Hotplates

Do I need special pans, and saucepans to cook on this?

Mary
Mary · Ambiano Portable Induction Cooking Plate

What is the power source?

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Details

Compare all ALDI Portable Hotplates listings
CategoryPortable CooktopsPortable Cooktops
Price (RRP) $49.99$44.99
Number of Cooktop Burners / Zones1
Control TypeTouch Control
Control LocationFront
Wok Burner / ZoneNo
Special Buy Dates
  • 29 Jun 2016
  • 28 Jun 2017
  • 25 Nov 2017
  • 27 Jun 2018
  • 19 Dec 2018
  • 13 Jul 2019
  • 18 Dec 2019
  • 14 Nov 2020
  • 25 Jun 2022
Manufacturer Warranty1 year(s)
Colour / FinishBlack
Release date
Discontinuation date
ManualDownload manual

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