Two-dimension Portable induction burners have high mobility and can be placed anywhere at any time whenever one has the need to cook. Storage is also quite straightforward making portable induction burners ideal for vacations, outdoor cooking and garden parties. This makes them a highly popular induction cooktop.
Drop-in versions of two element induction burners are mostly less flexible in terms of mobility. They are designed for placing on a particular spot in the kitchen and are not always moved a lot. Portable induction burner also takes less time to install store and move as compared to drop-in induction burners.
Customers who purchase the non-drop in version are usually more interested in the flexibility aspect since most of these versions have lower power capacity than the drop in versions. Others just keep it as an extra burner or for limited durations in rented apartments of hostels.
Although the most viable option for portability is the single burner, some people want to have a taste of both worlds, in that they would like to have the portability aspect and at the same time be able to cook two meals at once, hence the growing demand for double element burners.
Some of the best double element burners in the market currently include;
- True Induction S2F2 Cooktop
This 1800Wattdouble portable induction cooktop has two easily distinguishable cooking zones that comfortably allow for cooking of two dishes simultaneously. The surface is ceramic made and can be easily cleaned due to the lack of crevices and the simple but stylish designs.
The touch sensitive control pad has features for pre-setting temperature from a minimum of 150 degrees Fahrenheit up to a maximum of 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Safety measures include a temperature sensor that powers off the induction burner if not in use for a maximum of 150min.The burner measures 23.5″ x 14″ x 2-1/2″ and weighs 11.2 pounds. It has a drop-in version for those not very keen on portability aspect. Compatible cookware has to be of the same size as the burner for optimum energy efficiencies.
- BergHOFF Double Touch Screen Induction Cook Top
The double burners for the BergHOFF Double Touch Screen induction burner the 1800 wattage power capability such that if only one of the burners is off, the one in use operates at the full 1800 watts. However, if both are on, they share power in such a way that the total power being used is equivalent to 1800 watts depending on the temperature settings.
Heat setting is set to 10 levels ranging and it has also a built-in timer, this is a very good feature and not many are offering this. The controls are touchpad. It is all black with stainless steel frame, it is very durable and makes it a good buy for most people.
It has an enhanced warm feature which keeps food warm. It is made of sleek glass or ceramic. Precision controls enable it to heats up instantly upon powering on and adjustments to heat levels lead to immediate response in temperature levels thus ensuring even cooking. It measures 23.5 x 14.5 x 2.5 inches weighs 14.2 pounds. They have impressive 5-star user ratings on Amazon and are an extremely popular choice due to their dependability.
- Waring Pro ICT400 Double Induction Cooktop
Each heating zone for the Waring Pro ICT400 Double Induction Cooktop has their own control panel and LED illuminated display. Cooking zones are of different sizes. Convenience is provided by the 150-minute built in timers which can allow for multi-tasking without the worry of food getting burnt or the appliance overheating. Cooking vessels can be removed and returned within thirty seconds without need for restarting the induction burner. Other similar models shut down instantaneously or after only ten seconds, thus this feature is an added advantage for purposes such as draining off excess water during cooking. One cooking zone heating element operates at 1200 Watts and has eight preset heat setting while the other provides 600 watts and has 5 heat levels, thus providing flexibility.
Many of the double induction burner is of high quality. However, most of the truly great ones have a differentiating factor which should be fully exploited so as to truly have a great experience with induction cook tops.