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Lower settings are not even - hot cold hot cold
The lower settings seem to work on a timer basis similar to a non-induction microwave. High power for a few seconds followed by no power for a few seconds. This will make your small pot of liquid boil like crazy, then stop.. then boil like crazy then stop. Not ideal. Even on the lowest setting which is supposed to be only 100w... which it may be on average, but not at any instant.
I don't know if other portable induction cooktops also work this way as I have only used built-in models previously that have full turn down control. Sorry Ikea, I know this is cheap, but I was expecting better control. Its going back to the store.
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Excellent build and performance..
I was looking for an induction cooktop which I use for cooking at remote places and I found this from.ikea..comparing with other induction cooktop there are.more expensive ones in the market but this is all you need,it's looks classy and works well..it's has child.lock feature as well and gets cooled down quite fast..
Use it daily
Heats up very quickly. Takes time to find the sweet spot for cooking. Simple saute around 3-4 setting.
Works best on my cast iron pan, Scanpan is a little slower I expect that is due to the fluted base of the Scanpan.
Small complaints is having hold the child lock on to start, the fan is on the loud side, and if use forget to turn it the unit off at the power point it will start up again as you clean. cooks food great though.
Brilliant Product - Best functionality and price yet.
Previously, I published a review on Kmart’s portable induction cooktop. You may read it here:
Soon after, Ikea introduced their own portable induction cooker at a similar price. At $59, their “Tillreda” boasted to have won a Red Dot award for its design, and is only $10 dearer than its Kmart sibling.
I couldn’t resist buying one and testing it out.
First thought is that it’s actually quite big. The form factor is a bit longer and wider, and sits at around the ...
Questions & Answers
Just bought ours today and no matter which pot you use it continues displaying E1 error.
E1 means cookware is not suitable for induction. Check your cookware with a fridge magnet and if the magnet doesn't stick to the bottom of the cookware then the it's not induction compatible. Most cast iron and stainless steel cookware should work on induction and some aluminium cookware has induction compatible base like the Ikea TROVÄRDIG.
The Ikea Tillreda works well for me if I use it for any kind of boiling with water (chicken, vege, etc) but it won't work if I use it for any other cooking styles (stir fry, deep fry, etc.). It definitely not because of the type of saucepan because I used the same one. I understand it might not work if there is not enough food/oil/water in the saucepan (it thinks the saucepan is empty). In this case, deep fry means lots of oil, still doesn't work. Please help, thank you.
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