Electric Hot Plate

An electric hot plate is a great cooking gadget to have. You can be a bachelor or college student and get a lot of use out of an electric hot plate. The electric hot plate has been around for years and provides some unique benefits. You can use one as a food warmer or to boil water to make instant coffee or tea. You can also use a skillet on one to fry various dishes. You can purchase an electric hot plate with one or two burners. These are portable cooking devices so you can place them just about anywhere there is a level heat resistant surface. The electric hot plate is also liked and used by campers and hikers. They are very lightweight and easy to carry with your other camping gear. People also take them along in travel trailers and boats for a convenient and fast way to cook something simple. An electric hot plate is also used a lot by caterers and for keeping food warm at family holiday buffets.

A single burner electric hot plate usually has a 750 – 1000 watt burner. If you get a double burner electric hot plate it will usually have a combined wattage of 1500 – 1800 watts of cooking power. Most people find that a cast iron skillet or pot is the best kind of cookware to use with an electric hot plate. The pan needs to make full contact with the heating element. You can buy an electric hot plate in all kinds of finishes, colors and designs. A single hot plate usually measures 9.5 x 9 x 3 inches. If you get a double burner electric hot plate it will usually be 18 x 11.5 x 3.5 inches in dimension. This will give you plenty of room to use both burners at the same time.

The Maxi-Matic ESB-301F Elite Cuisine Single is a 1000-Watt hot plate that comes in white. It has a self cleaning feature and is great for using at home or in the office. The heating element heats up instantly. The temperature controls are easily adjusted and it gives you a warming option. It is lightweight an only weights 7.2 pounds. You can find this electric hot plate for around $40 at camping and kitchen stores everywhere.

Another good electric hot plate is the Proctor-Silex 34101 Fifth Burner. It is a single burner that uses coils to provide the heat. It also has 1000 watts of power and comes with 3 temperature settings. When the burner is on a power light is lit to alert you. There is a chrome drip pan for easy clean up. The dimensions for this hot plate are 10 x 4 x 11 inches. It is really light weight at a mere 2.7 pounds. You can buy this electric hot plate for around $15 at various stores and vendors online.

If you want a less powerful electric hot plate then the Maxi-Matic Elite Cuisine Single Burner 750-Watt Hot Plate may be just the one for you. This is a good one to use in an apartment or to take with you when traveling and staying in hotel rooms. There are 3 temperature settings. The base is cool to the touch to prevent accidental burns. This electric hot plate is affordable and priced at only $15 at various retail outlets. It is a little heavier at 7 pounds and only comes with a 1 year warranty. The dimensions are 3 x 9.5 x 9.2 inches.

If you are into catering you should check out the Professional Series PS77311 1500-Watt Tabletop Double Burner. It is a two burner electric hot plate that uses 1500 watts of power. This is a good one to use for outdoor parties and for every day cooking as well. It sells for about $22 and measures 12 x 16 x 21 inches. It only weighs 5.1 pounds and has a 2 year warranty.

This Electric Hot Plate Review is Written/Updated on Feb 9th, 2011 and filed under Kitchen Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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