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Great if you don't treat it rough
So cheap! Cost me $66 AUD including freight. Excellent heat control. I use any size induction compatible pans. There is a slightly higher temp at the center circle marked on the hotplate, but not that it affects cooking noticeably. I stir-fry better on this cook-top than on my bottled gas range. Soups are the bomb. The low setting will do an all day hot-pot. Just today I worked up the courage to use it as a deep fryer. I have never done deep frying in my life. Chucked 2L of oil into a 28mm 6L nonstick saucepan, set it to 180c, and prepar...ed my first beer batter. My wife brought home some expensive fish. Pressure was on! Temperature came up quickly and held there. I slowly lowered 5 or six pieces of fish into the oil and watched as they became crisp and golden in 5 minutes or less. Everyone at the table said how much better they were than what we normally get from the local fish and chip shop. Crunchy batter, tender moist fish inside, and not oily. On the downside, at this price, build quality (durability) is not the best. Mine has developed a couple of cracks in the plastic housing (cosmetic) which doesn't affect its operation. I'm more careful how I chuck it into the cupboard after use. I mostly now leave it out on the bench as I prefer to use it in preference to a gas burner where applicable. I have had nearly 2 good years' use out of it and when it conks out, I will get another one. Or maybe a stronger better built one. In any case, I cant complain especially at this price. Love induction cooking!
INDUCTION COOKTOPS GENERALLY
Not a Eurolab brand (Afresco) ( - but this is my second single induction cooktop.) Haven't used our electric hob for years.
Negatives!!! - It has a fan to dissipate heat - fans make a noise - WOW. Generally made with plastic base with glass top - if used roughly, both can break - a little care and for the price of these units - well worth such a small sacrifice. My current model in use for over 2 yrs - no damage yet. Must use Stainless Steel (not all stainless is created equal?!?! - The base MUST be magnetic) or cast iron - but really...
Great Cooktop to use and keep as a spare
We bought one of these Eurolab Induction Cookers from E-Bay for about $50 and it arrived very quick within 2 days worked a treat with no issue what so ever. it performed exactly like it was advertised and was faster at boiling water compared to the electric cook top we were currently using. I would recommend this unit to anybody, even if just for a spare by the BBQ or when you have used up all the rings on your main cook top.
The only criticism i have is the plastic membrane buttons are a little cheap and seem prone to damage if impacted, b...ut then again on a positive they are water proof if you spill liquid on them. The sound of the cooling fan was a little loud and unexpected but get used to it quickly. Automatic safety features built in so saves power when no pot on the unit. After i owned it for a few months i though why not get 4 of them and get rid of the built in cook top, at $200 for a 4 ring induction cooker a steel compared to the $2000 units on offer, you can put them in a cupboard out of sight till you need them and have more work surface. neat little unit, worked very well & would recomend to anybody
Good intro to Induction Cooking
I bought this item to experience & to practice Induction Cooking before the installation of a 4 element version for our kitchen renovation. The price is excellent value and the cooker lived up to all expectations. I've used it indoors for vegetable steaming, casserole slow cooking and outdoors for BBQ style steak cooking.
Temperature control can be left as default 1800w for boiling water or fine-tuned for slower cooking recipes with the use of other modes and the + and - buttons.
If your pot is not suitable for Induction Cooking, it will indicate this by beeping at you.
I highly recommend this cooker.
The price and simplicity of use.
Great little cooktop
Bought the eurolab induction cooktop and then bought some saucepans and frypan to go on it as they have to be magnetic in order to use on this cooktop. I have been using this cooktop and can not rate it high enough. Cooks very fast and in 1/3 of the time as it did on my ceramic cooktop. I do steak on 600 then down to 400 and veggies on 1000 and then down to 300 in no time at all. Max it goes up to is 1800 and I boil water on that but it does have settings for water, hot pot, stirfry etc. You can even bake a cake on this. I have bought a second...one and 2 more for a friend of mine who watched me cook on it. Cannot go past this for cooking. I only use 2 hotplates at a time so to purchase a full cooktop would be a waste - hence using 2 small cooktops. Families would benifit from a 4 cooktop. Love the fast cooking and less power usage, easy to wipe off spills as the plate does not get hot and you can wipe it down immediately you spill something on it. Nothing to put here except I would love it if it came in a 2 burner one.
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