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Breville The Quick Cook Go LIC500 MTBANZ 2IAN1 review

Touch control portable induction cooktop. Priced at $159.

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We recommend portable induction cooktops with a CHOICE Expert Rating of 85% and over.

Sensitive heat score View more details.

We assess how well the portable induction cooktop melts chocolate on the low heat setting.

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This overall score is made up of cooking performance (50%) and ease of use (50%).

Cooking performance score View more details.

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

Ease of use score View more details.

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

Low heat setting score View more details.

We assess how well the portable induction cooktop heats a white sauce on low heat setting.

Turn-down score View more details.

We cook boiled rice on the portable induction cooktop to assess turn-down capacity.

High heat setting score View more details.

We assess how well the portable induction cooktop cooks a stir-fry on high heat setting for a short time.

Boil time View more details.

Time taken to boil water in power boost mode, where available. For models with no boost, the highest setting is used.

Availability View more details.

'Tested model' refers to portable induction cooktops that are currently available in shops and online. 'Discontinued model' refers to portable induction cooktops that are no longer available in shops, but may be available second-hand.

Tested model
Price View more details.

The manufacturer's recommended retail price. Prices are generally flexible, so shop around both online and in stores for options.

Yearly running cost View more details.

Based on $0.40 per kWh, using the appliance 3 times a week for 30 minutes at a time.

Weight (kg) View more details.

We measure the weight of the portable induction cooktops.

Control type View more details.

To use temperature controls and manage cooking zones, you slide and/or touch the cooktop surface.

Maximum pot weight
Usable pan diameters (cm)
12 - 23
Ventilation space (cm) View more details.

Air needs to circulate around the cooktop, usually 10-12cm of space is needed on all sides.

20cm all sides
Frame or frameless View more details.

A frameless model won't catch any spillage but could be easier to clean.

Element wattage range (W) View more details.

A good range will allow you to cook at various power levels.

200 - 2200
Dimensions (cm, H x W x D) View more details.

Consider the dimensions to see how much bench space the cooktop will take up.

5 x 29 x 38
Country of origin View more details.

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.

Child lock View more details.

To reduce the chance of a child operating the controls.

Auto heat-up
Keep warm View more details.

This is essentially a simmer setting that can be used to keep food warm. Some can also use residual heat.

Pause or stop and go function View more details.

Whether you can pause during cooking and then resume.

Power boost View more details.

This gives the cooking zone a boost of power to help heat up food or liquid quickly.

Power levels
Standby mode
Other features
Continuous power protection when timer not set (will go into standby if not touched for 2 hours); 4-minute boil.
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