Review: Fagor Portable Induction Cooktop Won’t Burn Down Your House


Cooking with a hotplate? Awesome. Burning your dorm room down because you went to the Phish show for 6 hours and left said hotplate on? Not so much. That’s where a device like the Fagor comes in. Yeah it’s basically a hotplate designed to stoke your macaroni and cheese but it won’t serve as an impromptu space heater. Why? The device uses magnetic induction to warm your pots and pans, not your drapes. Here’s a breakdown of the tech.

And while you’re at it, here’s a review of Fagor’s machine by Bryan Gardiner:

The cooktop brought three cups of water to a full and violent boil almost twice as fast (in just over four minutes) as our gas stove. You’ll also get five power levels to choose from, depending on whether you want to slow melt some chocolate or sauté the hell out of a bag of shrimp.

For all its speed, however, this induction cooker isn’t quite perfect. First, with no visible flame or glowing red coils, fine-tuning the heat levels is a tad tricky, particularly on the lower power settings. And despite the company’s claim of even and precise heating, there was a very discernible hot spot in the middle of our test pans.

Would you like to know more? Read the full review of the Fagor Portable Induction Cooktop at our product reviews website.

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