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Last updated: 19 October 2021


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Portable induction cooktops are great for people who want an extra hot plate using quick, effective technology. We lab test and compare models from Breville, Ikea, Tefal, Westinghouse and more to help you find the best induction cooktop for your kitchen.

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Our review covers a range of portable induction cooktops that plug straight into your home powerpoint. Our experts give every induction cooktop a thorough workout to tell you the cooktops which:

  • are best at low-heat, turn-down and high-heat cooking
  • are fastest at boiling water
  • have automatic heat-up functionality
  • are easiest to use.
  • Our testers also give comments explaining the good and bad points of each model. Use our Recommended list to see which cooktops have the best test results overall.

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      Cooking performance is calculated using simmering, turn-down and high-heat scores, weighted equally.

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      We rate how easy it is to use the controls, the size, type and positioning of cooking zones as well as ease of cleaning.

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      • Boil time (min:sec)
      • Low heat setting score
      • Turn down score
      • High heat setting score
      • Pause or stop and go function
      • Usable pan diameters (cm)
      • Ventilation space
      • Good points
      • Bad points
      • Price
      • Auto heat up
      • Keep warm
      • Power levels
      • Power boost
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      • Element wattage
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