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List of brands we tested in this review.
PriceExpand to view more details.
The manufacturer's recommended retail price. Prices are generally flexible, so shop around both online and in stores for options.
enter value/s in increments of 1 between 55 and 1725
Cooking performance score
Cooking performance is calculated using simmering, turn-down and high heat scores, weighted equally.
enter value/s in increments of i between 55 and 96
Ease of use score
We rate how easy it is to use the controls, the size, type and positioning of cooking zones as well as ease of cleaning.
enter value/s in increments of i between 63 and 83
Yearly running cost
Based on $0.40 per kWh, using the appliance 3 times a week for 30 minutes at a time.
enter value/s in increments of i between 43 and 82
To use temperature controls and manage cooking zones, you slide and/or touch the cooktop surface.
High heat setting score
We assess how well the portable induction cooktop cooks a stir-fry on high heat setting for a short time.
enter value/s in increments of i between 70 and 100
Low heat setting score
We assess how well the portable induction cooktop heats a white sauce on low heat setting.
enter value/s in increments of i between 75 and 100
We cook boiled rice on the portable induction cooktop to assess turn-down capacity.
enter value/s in increments of i between 35 and 90
This is essentially a simmer setting that can be used to keep food warm. Some can also use residual heat.
This gives the cooking zone a boost of power to help heat up food or liquid quickly.
Usable pan diameters (cm)
Country of origin
There is a claimed country of origin somewhere on the model itself. This should be taken with a grain of salt, given it's rare that all the materials for a product came from the one country.
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Weight (kg)
- Sensitive heat score
- Yearly running cost
- CHOICE Expert Rating
- Cooking performance score
- Ease of use score
- Low heat setting score
- Turn-down score
- High heat setting score
- Boil time
- Good points
- Bad points
- Control type
- Maximum pot weight
- Child lock
- Auto heat-up
- Keep warm
- Pause or stop and go function
- Power boost
- Power levels
- Usable pan diameters (cm)
- Standby mode
- Other features
- Ventilation space (cm)
- Frame or frameless
- Element wattage range (W)
- Dimensions (cm, H x W x D)
- Country of origin