Worked well for 2 years then it died
As the title states. Can not expect much for $60 so do not be surprised that it does not last much longer than the warranty period. If you are happy to replace every two years then this is a good option. Used it daily for five weeks then it died, had only used it for short periods prior to that.
Very happy with these low-price hotplates
We bought this dual hotplates appliance about 3 years ago because we needed some extra cooktop ability when cooking for a large group of people, so it was only used intermittently for the first two and a half years. It was quite inexpensive (less than $50 at an online discount outlet) and so our expectations weren't particularly high, but it did the job pretty well on those few occasions when it was used.
However, early this year we purchased a very old house to renovate, located over an hour's drive away from where we live. The existing stove, an old Euromaid, was pretty decrepit: only two of the hotplates worked at all, and and even then it took over 30mins just to bring a pot of water to the boil. The oven was in such a disgusting state I didn't even want to try it. So as a stopgap until we got around to installing a new kitchen, we started using these hotplates, plus a microwave and a Sunbeam high lidded frypan as oven substitutes, for all our cooking on the 3-4 days per week when we stayed overnight there.
These hotplates (one large and one small) have performed very well over this past 6 months of fairly constant use. They are a bit slow to heat up, but once they have done so they put out very good heat; and when you get used to the temperature control settings they can be adjusted anywhere from a fast boil/fast frying down to a very low simmer for things like curries and spaghetti sauces. Like all solid hotplates they take a while to cool down, but you soon get used to turning them off a bit before you have actually finished cooking (or else move the pot or pan onto a cooling rack).
The basic supporting structure is stainless steel, not plastic like some other hotplates, so it is quite sturdy as well as being fairly easy to clean. It seems to be coping with frequent use very well so far, as are the plastic control knobs. Considering their low price, these Tiffany hotplates seem like very good value for money.
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