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Like others, I've been disappointed with this unit. It works well provided you want a good rolling boil or better. If you want a slow simmer, forget it. I was prompted to write this review because just now, I heard sputtering from the kitchen and found a pot of beans, cooking on the lowest setting, was boiling into a frothy mess and overflowing onto the unit's cooking surface. I've no idea why it has such a limited heating range. My other portable cooktop is an old Environ unit, a brand which no longer seems to be available. It cost $49 but all...ows a true very slow simmer. On the positive side, the unit seems well made and has performed without any problems for a year. It heats very quickly and is ideal for cooking jobs such as boiling pasta or steaming vegetables. However it's not much good for any tasks requiring gentle heat.
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To begin, I'm not quite sure why I bothered writing this piece.
This is for the Tefal Everyday IH, which I purchased from Myer as a DISCONTINUED (and ex-display) model at below cost price (still setting me back $89), following the slow but sure decay of my Kmart induction cooktop after 2-ish years of faithful service. The Kmart cooktop decided that it will no longer accept my non-stick pans as well as this thin stainless steel vessel which it once did. Not quite sure when/why this problem started, as I rarely use the aforementioned cookware....The unit still recognises and energises all my stainless steel, carbon steel, blue steel, black steel and cast iron pots/pans. Anyway, it was time for a replacement, and I decided to spend a little more than $50 this time to see if a more reputable brand equated to better performance. I had the choice between a couple of Phillips options, and a Breville "The Quick Cook", all for roughly the price range that I was comfortable with, but either due to negative reviews or lack of functions after browsing their user manuals, I decided on the Tefal. And I must note first and foremost that the hob I bought didn't end up being the hob on their website, and was disappointed to discover some missing functions, such as temperature control. Nevertheless, it did include a Manual function, which is usually all I care about. PHYSICAL DESIGN
Bought this after reviewing similar products. It works perfectly except that you can not use this appliance for more than 2 hours. After 2 hours this product switches off, even when in manual mode (why would you then need to use a timer for up to 2 hours), this is supposedly a safety feature. The problem is, I bought this to cook bone-broth, out of the kitchen, this can take up to 48 hours.So I now have an appliance that is totally useless to me unless I attend to it every 2 hours or so. I feel that this should be written somewhere on the box o...r on the manual that is noticeable, I would never have bought this product if I knew this. Trying to contact Tefal was an absolute joke, taking more than a week to actually talk to someone and the response was basically 'tough luck'
Average at best.
This unit will boil things for you. Like other induction cookers and electric fryers it pulses the heat off and on continuously. The difference between different settings is negligible. It just boils stuff, you won’t see any difference between the different settings except when you go onto manual mode. Overall it seems to cook things too fast at too high a heat. Don’t expect to be able to gently simmere food. This unit will only boil regardless of what setting you have it on.
Fantastic function with great price..awesome!!!
Fast cooking, adjustable power just with your needs, also low electric consumption. Previously i been used other brand portable induction cooker but Tefal working even better.
Its just your perfect assistant in the kitchen. Its a highly recommended to purchase. I’m been using almost a year and looking forward years ahead to works with.
Cannot believe how well it preforms .Just buy it.Read reviews and was sceptical but it preforms as the reviews say it does . Most kitchens will have some cookware that is suitable to use. Amazing product.extremely well priced with easy to understand instructions and controls that make it easy for a ten year old to use
Tefal you have exceeded my expectations
I did quite a lot of research before purchasing this induction cooker. EOFY sale price drop led me to purchase 2 of them. I am so glad I did. They have been in constant use, performing all tasks asked effortlessly. You don't need all of the extra features other brands offer. This is a simple, easy to use cooker that will do all tasks you could need. A solid little workhorse ! Good looking with a bright display panel and easy to use controls. Thank you tefal.
Just do it!
Just do it!
This is the better than my large electric home stove as the heat with the Tefal burner is almost instant.
I bought mine in Meyers as the Goodguys were out of stock. So glad for product reviews as I almost bought a philips burner as this was all that the good guys had in stock.
After reading the very poor product reviews on the philips burner and the very positive reviews on the Tefal burner I knew I couldn't go wrong.
As usual another great Tefal product
With gas prices rising so fast, I bought the induction hob. With its' easy to use interface and ability to alter the power so quickly it is perfect for just about anything you would do on a range.
I tested it against my gas hob and it was at least 50% faster, and virtually no wasted heat.
It came with a small but useful Tefal frypan.
I love it!
This hob is fantastic. Quicker than my built in electric elements, easy to use, light & safe. I often have to turn it down, as it is too powerful for boiling water or steaming etc. My only negative is that it doesn't come in a double hob version - would have loved that. Highly recommended.
Renters delight!!! Love this product
Purchased from The Good Guys, came with a 20cm Tefal frypan included. Ok so the frypan is tiny and no good for anything more than about 1 egg.
But the cooktop itself is amazing! First time using induction cooking and the heatup / cooldown time is simply stunning. Your pan is hot and ready for cooking in about 30 seconds after turning it on.
Was originally going to buy the Philips model however got put off by all the bad reviews on this website. Took a gamble on the Tefal model, since there were no reviews at all, and it paid off! ...Cannot fault this product so far. We are renting and our place only has an old ceramic cooktop that takes an age to heat up, and similarly takes forever to lose any heat when you want to drop back from say a boil to a simmer. This induction cooktop sits nicely on top of the builtin ceramic (which we'll never use again).
Questions & Answers
Please clarify that the photo and reviews herein correspond to the IH201860 model
Not sure of the model number. It looks the same as mine. Same buttons. I highly recommend buying 3 year warranty as can be done at Good Guys as I’ve gone through 3 of these already in less than 2 years. Easy replacement when you have a 3 year warranty (concierge I think they call it) and it’s only about $30 extra from memory. I’m happy to pay the extra money to know I’ve got something that will last 3 years
Lol at ironic answer to buy the extended warranty as they predictably fail... However In a roundabout way i think u gave me the answer as yours sounds like the previous model -maybe a IH201840- if you have had 3 in <2 years... Many thanks I really appreciate that u took time to contribute :)
Wow, the formality of that question!! Lol
Anyway, sorry, you asked too late. You may have noticed that I have been deeply disappointed with this unit in my review and the subsequent comment I put in thereafter.
I have since thrown this in the bin so I cannot confirm the model number, although I expect that I would have quoted the right one in the beginning (there is no reason for me to not).
I recently replaced it with something I got from China. I won't be reviewing it as it would be useless information to most people here (it's not like they would be able to buy it). Let's just say that it's a great replacement, but still not perfect in my books and I'm still searching for the best.
How well does this keep cooking in low temperature? I know some induction hubs heat intermittently which is not good for slow cook.
Yes, still does that but there is no such thing as low temperature. This thing boils like crazy even at the lowest setting.
I agree. There is no gentle simmering. You do get variation but even on the lowest level it will boil; and it is intermittent pulsing. I still find it very helpful though as I just don’t have the time to be in the kitchen as long as I once did. I really enjoy the fact that you can time your cooking and it will automatically go off at the time you set. So when you get used to what kind of food or meal needs to be cooked a certain way and for how long, you can walk away and know that it will be done and there is no danger of burning food. The high heat levels are great for stir frying and getting a pot heated up super quickly. Generally I have found that if you are using lots of liquid in a pot you can cook for a reasonable long time but if you’re only using a small amount of liquid, forget the slow cooking. You’ll burn your food and equipment every time.
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