Vollrath 59300 Model 12 inch Mirage Cadet Induction Cooktop – Review

The Mirage Cadet Induction Range 59300 series by Vollrath will be a great addition or even a substitution to other commercial cooktops in your kitchen. This unit is ideal for home cooking as well as outdoor buffet lines, omelet stations, catered events, convention displays and cooking demonstrations. The mere 10 lbs weight makes it ideal to carry around easily. Also, check out the Vollrath Mirage Pro 14 inch model variant as well if you prefer a sizable cooktop.

The makers of this unit, “Vollrath“ is one of the few companies that sells kitchen products with all its parts designed and built in their own plants, rather than assembling products that are imported from China.

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About the Product

The unit is given a black cooktop surface with stainless steel sides. All the buttons are green in color. All the controls are placed in the front, which is angled to face the user. This gives the controls a longer life, unlike flat cooktops, where the controls may get scorched due to heat from utensils. The controls include the power button, an increment and decrement button, power/temperature mode select, and a timer button. A small display is provided to show the value selected.

All the controls are plain button type, which has to be pressed (instead of a touch).

Features

  • The 59300 model induction cookware by Vollrath has a width of 12”, depth of 16”, and a height of 3 ⅛”.
  • Though the cookware diameter is 12”, the unit has a coil that is curled about 8” across, including the hub. This coil generates a hotspot in a diameter of 4.5” to 5” in the middle of the cooktop surface. The outer circle drawn in white represents the cooktop diameter which is 10” in size. This is ample enough to heat a 12: induction compatible cookware.
  • The cooktop surface has a layer of glass covered ceramic which makes it smooth enough to clean and place cookwares. This surface is further framed by a standard 18/8 stainless steel. This standard is high enough to resist the unit from corrosion.
  • The front panel is covered by a tough material that makes it resistant from wear and tear and apt for commercial and home purposes.
  • The unit has a wattage of 1800 Watts, and a specification of 120 Volts, 15 Amps and 60 Hertz.
  • The unit has four legs (½” in height) to keep the cooktop raised from the floor. The power cord has a length of 6 feet and the plug used is the three pronged (grounded) type.
  • The cooktop has 20 different power levels and has a temperature range between 100 and 410 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • The timer function has a range between 1 minute to a maximum of 180 minutes, all set in full minute increments. As soon as the countdown concludes, the unit beeps three times and then shuts down.
  • Although most of the units have a noisy fan, this unit does not have a heavy one. Though this device may not be completely silent, the noise if fairly bearable. But the problem is that the fan motor is rated only for 20,000 hours. This may sound like there is plenty of life. This rating is provided to work in ideal conditions (absence of smoke, food residue, obstructions). A use of such a unit for commercial purposes will surely consume 5000 hours of this cooktop in 2 to 3 years. Use of this unit in poor, unhygienic conditions will not give the fan a life of more than 5000 hours. So make sure that the surrounding as well as the unit is lean after cooking.
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Customer Reviews

Most user reviews suggest that they are completely satisfied with the product. The rugged design, the plain but easy to use buttons, the ideal cooking temperatures, and the fast cooking have all been complemented by the users. However, one user was concerned regarding a dedicated 15 Amp wiring needed separately for the unit. The unit was kind of trouble shooting when he tried to boil water in high temperatures. The advice he got for overcoming this was to place a 15 Amp wired connection for the device. If so, this kind of wiring is provided mostly or commercial buildings rather than residential ones.

 

True Induction MD-2B Mini Duo Double Burner Induction Cooktop – Review

Are you looking for a double burner induction cooktop that is compact, portable, and lightweight? If so, try the new True Induction MD-2B Mini Duo Double Burner Induction Cooktop, which is not only portable, but can also be installed on the countertop without losing much space. Being the most compact double burner induction cooktop, this product is ideal for homes that have very little space to spare in the kitchen. By placing it on the countertop, the kitchen gets a neat look, and the countertop becomes more stylish because of the flat paneled, blackish induction top.

Apart from the stunning design, this model is also known for its low power consumption and easy operating modes. Both the burners are very powerful and heats up cookwares very quickly. They also have a power sharing technology, which will be reviewed in detail later in this article.  

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Other double burner models provided by True Induction include the S2F2 and S2F3. The company also has a single burner model (TI-1B) and a triple burner model (TI-3B). They are reviewed in detail, so that you get a clear idea of what to buy.

About the Product

The MD-2B Mini Duo model has a rectangular shape with separate controls placed on the bottom of each burner. All the controls are touch sensitive, and have been built with the “EX Control” technology. This makes the controls easy to operate, with a quick response when compared to all other brands.

The power cord is placed behind the device, and is 3 feet long.

There are two burners – the left and right burner. Both of them have two white circles drawn on them to recognise it. The outer circle diameter represents the maximum size of the cookware base that can be placed on the countertop. The inner one represents the minimum cookware base. The outer circle has a diameter of 10” and the inner has a diameter of 4.5”.

The touch buttons are separate for both the heating elements. The buttons includes different controls like options display unit, Increment (+) key, decrement (-) key, menu key, timer control key, child safety lock, and the power button key.

The cookwares used on the cooktop must be induction compatible. That is, the bottom of the pan in touch with the cooktop must be made of magnetic materials. No pot or pan is provided with this device, so make sure that you have the right utensils after buying this.  

Features

  • The MD-2B Mini Duo model has a length of 14.1”, a width of 20.5”, and a height of 2.2”. The product weight is 15 pounds, and the shipping weight is 25 pounds.
  • The product has a power rating of 1800 Watts, and a voltage rating of 220 Volts/60 Hertz.  
  • The top surface of the induction hob is made of a single piece of glass ceramic material, which gives it a sleek look. This also makes the product easy to clean after its use. All that is needed is the wipe of a damp cloth throughout the whole body. The rest of the body is finished in metal.
  • The cooktop can be placed on a countertop and made portable, or can also be kept as a drop-in equipment. Please make sure that the air ventilation gaps are not blocked.This may cause the heat to build up inside the device, and cause permanent damage to the device.
  • The menu button is used to toggle between the power and temperature controls. By pressing each time the option changes in the display. The power option has a total of 10 levels. Each power level can be changed using the +/- signs on the cooktop. The minimum power level is 100 Watts and the maximum power level is 1800 Watts. The power levels in between are 300, 500, 700, 900, 1100, 1300, 1500, 1700, 1800 Watts. The default power setting is 900 Watts.
  • By pressing the menu button, the temperature mode is selected, and the preset value of 460 degrees Fahrenheit is selected. There are 9 different temperature levels starting from a minimum of 120 degrees F. The other intermediate temperatures are 150 degrees, 180 degrees, 210 degrees, 260 degrees, 300 degrees, 360 degrees, 420 degrees and a final temperature of 460 degrees F.
  • The most unique feature of this device is the power sharing technology, that makes cooking on both the heating elements versatile. The total power of the burners being 1800 Watts, they have a sharing power of 900 Watts each. But, when only one burner is used, it can utilize a maximum of 1800 Watts. This helps the consumer in providing high power in cooking special foods.
  • When the timer button is pressed, the device displays a default value of “00”. Please note that there is no seconds or hours displayed on the device. All the time will be entered in minutes format. If you need the cooking time of 1 hour and five minutes, you will have to enter it as 65 minutes using the “+/-” key. As soon as a desired time is selected, keeping the “=/-” key idle for 10 seconds automatically starts the countdown for the pre-selected time, power and temperature.
  • The lock button is provided as a child safety button to prevent accidental changes of any settings, except the power key. The manual lock mode is activated by pressing the lock key to lock the controls. The automatic lock mode is activated as soon as the device is turned off.
  • A hot surface indicator is used to warn the user that the surface of the cooktop is still hot enough to stay from touching it. The heat produced will not be by the product, but by the heated pan bottom. The display shows an “H” symbol to represent this mode.
  • Different error codes are integrated to the device to warn the user of faultiness that may have been caused by the user or the device. All the error codes are displayed for the user to see. They are explained below:

>> E0 – This error code is displayed when  the device is overheated. Make sure the air vent is not blocked. Turn off the device for some time to correct the error.

>> E1 – No cookware detected on the cooktop surface. Error may also be displayed if the cookware placed is not induction compatible.

>> E2 – Supply voltage is too low. Turn off the device and check the supply mains.

>> E3 – Supply voltage spiked up or too high. Turn off the device and check the supply mains.

>> E7, E8, E9 , EE – Break off or short circuit indicator. Turn the device off and shut off the power at the fuse or circuit breaker for 30 seconds. If after turning on again, the device shows error, call for service.

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Customer Rating

All the customers are pleased with its compact size, and operating speed. The controls are very easy to grasp and use. The user manual explains every slight details very well. Buying this double burner cooktop is really worth its price. The only negative review is that as the surface is black in color, the surface has to be cleaned in detail to give it a clean and tidy look.

Max Burton 6530 ProChef 3000 Watts Commercial Induction Cooktop – Review

When it comes to commercial cooking, the basic mode of cooking that comes to our mind are electrical and gas types. The time these devices take for installing and the difficulty in transportation should also be considered when choosing such a task. This is where, induction cooktops come to use. Until recently, most people saw induction cooktops as a basic unit for heating refrigerated foods, and making an average sized dish for nuclear families. Those times have changed. Now induction cookers can be used to place huge cookwares that can make food for a whole party. Such units are now being used for commercial purposes like parties, buffets, restaurants, canteens and so on. With these points in mind, we present to you one of the best commercial induction cooktop available in the market today: the Max Burton 6530 model ProChef 3000 Watts commercial induction cooktop. This powerful device is stuffed with a lot of features that will definitely make you say goodbye to all other conventional ways of cooking.

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About the Product

The 6530 model contains of a top burner portion and a front extension consisting of all the buttons needed to operate the induction cooktop. The buttons include the ON/OFF power switch, along with the very essential three buttons that control the cooking details of the user – the timer, temperature and heating. All these parameter values can be changed using the UP and DOWN arrows. All the values will be displayed in the LED display. Apart from this a LOCK button is also provided. The device works in the standard electrical rating of 220 volts, 15 Amps, and 60 Hertz frequency. The power cord has a total length of 5 feet. The product is built for North American electrical standards. Due to its sleek shape, the cooktop is easy to clean and reuse soon. When compared to other conventional methods of cooking, the overall size of the induction cooktop is very small and thus is very much portable. The burner is only susceptible to heating “magnetic cookwares”, that is if the utensil is magnetized by the burner top, that cookware can be used. Any kind of utensil, whose bottom that sticks to a magnet can be used. In this case, metal utensils, except for copper clad and stainless steel ones. Mostly used utensils are iron/steel frying pan, iron pot, iron tray, iron enamelware and so on. Please do not use cookwares with a bottom diameter less than 4 inches. The device can be powered up to 3000 Watts.

Features

  • The Max Burton 6530 model 3000 Watts Commercial Induction Cooktop has a weight of 11 pounds and has a physical dimension of 17.3 x 13.3 x 4.8 inches. The whole cooktop body is made up of stainless steel along with durable commercial grade materials.
  • The company specification regarding the cookware dimension is 10″. That is, the base of the utensil used must not have a dimension more than 10″. This diameter is encircled in white on the surface of the cooktop surface.
  • This model has 13 power levels from a minimum of 500 Watts to a maximum of 3000 Watts. This can be changed by pressing the “Heating” button and then changing the watts using the up and down arrow keys. The default reading will be 1200 Watts.
  • Cooking can be done at a desired temperature by selecting the temperature mode. There are 10 different temperature levels starting from 150 degrees Fahrenheit to 464 degrees. The default setting of temperature is 210 degrees. The user can switch between heating and temperature modes any time between operation. Both the heating and temperature modes work independently. The previous setting will be maintained by the cooktop while switching between both modes.
  • By pressing the TIMER button on the induction cookware, a red light indicator will turn on at both the places where timer is written on the panel. The timer can be incremented in 1 minute intervals between 0 to 30 and 10 minute increments between 30 to 170. The increments and decrements can be made using the up and down arrow keys. The timer mode can be used in both heating and temperature modes to turn off the cooktop while switching back and forth between modes.
  • A function lock button is also provided in the 6350 ProChef model to avoid changes in the temperature or heating settings by accident. It is also provided to avoid turning off the device accidentally during use. All you have to do is press the lock button for 2 seconds. To unlock, turn off and then turn on the device.
  • The device is also equipped with overheat sensor and automatic shut-off capability. If an excessive surface temperature is detected by the sensor, the device will automatically shut down to prevent further hazards. This is mainly caused by improper cooking styles or cookware malfunctions. If the input power is too high or too low, the device tends to shut off within 1 minute.
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Customer Reviews

A review says that cooking/boiling is done quickly using the 6530 ProChef model. The review also says that this induction cooktop is worth its price, and is easy to clean. But the cons include the comparison of this model to a gas stove. The slow cooking in gas stove is not the same, when using this cooktop. Without regular stirring most food items tend to scorch a little bit, even at minimum temperatures. A positive suggested that a 12 gallon pot can be easily used for cooking. To conclude, this is the best induction cooktop in its category and is definitely worth the price.

True Induction S2F3 Counter Inset Double Burner Induction Cooktop, 120V, Black

A Very Cool Induction Burner That Works Excellent

Induction cooktops are getting more and more popular each day. They are more convenient and energy efficient than conventional cooking units. They use ‘electromagnetic induction’ based technology to produce heat. In the case of an average stove top, the burner generate heat in all directions thereby wasting some of the heat energy. On the other hand induction cookers produce a magnetic circuit with ferromagnetic cookware causing the cookware to produce heat inside of it. It keeps all the heat concentration in the utensil rather than the air around it. This concentration of heat allow to cook the food very fast while consuming less energy. It save your time as well as money.

‘True Induction’ is a popular brand in the United Stated and they manufacture top quality induction cooktops. Because of their dependability and ease of usage, ‘True Induction’ is used as the OEM for many additional brands. One of the greatest well known is Winnebago. Winnebago uses the model dual burner induction cooktop in all of their Electric Coach Package.

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Apart from this model, True Induction has other double burner variants like the S2F2 and MD-2B models. They have some best selling models in the three burner category like the TI-3B model, and the TI-1B model in the single burner category. Select the right model after going through these links.

S2F3 Induction Cooktop by True Induction

Design

This is an ‘inset’ counter-top cooktop; you can actually install it in your counter-top. This makes it look more like apart of the counter-top itself. But definitely this is portable and you can place it anywhere you like in the kitchen.  It is 3 inches thick with a length of 24.5″ and a width of 15″. It has a wattage of 1800 and operates at 120V. It has two burners fit for pans with bottom diameters ranging from 4.5″ to 10 inches. Its surface is mode of high quality ceramic glass that is scratch and high temperature resistant. It is operated by touch controls. Since it has no physical buttons or crevices it is totally flat and is easy to clean. Colored black it is one of the most modern looking induction cook-tops.

Power Variance Technology

True Induction S2F3 cooktop uses power variance technology. It is a dual burner cooktop with a maximum power level of 1800W. But when both the burners are used simultaneously this power is divided between them. For example if you operate burner one at level 7 you can simultaneously operate burner 2 only at a maximum level of 3. On the other hand if you use a single burner it can be operated at full power. This power variance technology helps you to cook faster and at a lower cost than most other dual burner induction cooktops.

Wide range of temperature and power levels

True Induction S2F3 cooktop can produce temperatures ranging from 150-450 degree Fahrenheit. The default temperature setting is 270 degree Fahrenheit. This temperature can be varied at intervals of 30 degrees by using the +/- temperature setting buttons. It also has 10 levels of power settings with level 5 as default.

Inbuilt Timer

This induction cooktop has an in-built timer where you can set cooking time in increments of 5 minutes until the maximum limit of 150 minutes is reached. This is very helpful while cooking dishes that has timing instructions. And you can cook without having to monitor the entire process.

More Features

  • Maximum power level – 1800W
  • 10 Power Levels that is you can choose the power level from 1 to 10.
  • Ceramic glass top which can hold upto 35lbs of weight
  • Can be used with a standard 110V outlet.
  • Child lock safety feature

What You Will Like

  • Aesthetically pleasing design
  • Easy to use touch buttons with key stroke tones
  • Dual burners
  • Easy to clean
  • Portable and lightweight
  • Energy efficient and fast
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Cons

Some people find the sound of cooling fans a bit annoying. But if used as an inset cooktop this won’t be a problem.

Customers Reviews

This product has received more than 30 reviews till date on Amazon.com Out of this 90% of the buyers give it 4+ star rating. Most people greatly praise the flat, aesthetic design of this inset counter-top cooktop. The ceramic top makes cleaning easier. It takes only 90 seconds to boil a pot of water. And moreover it looks great in the kitchen.

 

Vollrath Mirage Pro 59500P-14 Inch Countertop Induction Cooktop

When it comes to kitchen appliances everyone wants to have new and unique items which are easy to use, safe and manages to save time. With the help of technology companies are able to produce so many new products which are not only user friendly and safe but also help reducing the amount of time to spend in the kitchen. One such item is Vollrath Mirage Pro 59500P – 14 Inch Countertop Induction Cooker 1800 Watt – 120 Volt. This is a commercially usable induction cooktop which can also be used for your home. Another commercial variant is the Vollrath 12 inch Mirage Cadet Induction Cooktop, which is compact to use.

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Design

The Vollrath Mirage Pro 59500P weighs only 13.64 lbs. making it easier to carry and move around.  It measures 3 inch in height, 14 inch in width and 15.25 inch in length making it compact in size and style. It is designed in such a way that will surely grab your attention.

It is made with a 100% framed ceramic top which makes it durable. It has four plastic base legs for a steady grip. The digital push button panel control is angled 45 degree at the front. A bright LED screen is also present at the control panel making it easier to read. A knob control is present in the control panel to make operations simpler.

Wide Range Of Temperature Levels

This machine can produce heat with temperatures ranging from 80 degree Fahrenheit to 400 degree Fahrenheit, which in Celsius scale is 20 degree Celsius to 204 Degree Celsius. Yes, the temperature unit can be changed and is displayed in the digital display. It has 1-100 power level settings and the temperature can be taken up to 525 degree Fahrenheit. These wide range of temperatures allow to cook different kinds of dishes and this makes this product a favourite of many chefs. In addition it can remember its previous temperature setting which come in handy while using for commercial purposes.

Quality Product and Design

Unlike other burner cooktops the Vollrath Mirage pro 59500P is made of stainless steel keeping in mind the rough treatment it is going to get. The surface of the unit is made of 100% framed ceramic top which increases durability. Since the control panel is angled, if you use a big cookware it won’t touch the controls.

Features & Specifications:

  • The weight of the unit is 13.64 Pounds.
  • Uses 15 Ampere electric current.
  • Induction type burner.
  • The unit is compact in size and has an efficiency rating of 90%.
  • The unit is equipped with a digital push button control panel. A bright LED is also present at the control panel.
  • A convenient memory system available which saves the units prior temperature settings so that you don’t have to change the temperature setting if you use the same temperature setting at all times.
  • The surface is constructed with 100% framed ceramic top. The body is made of stainless steel.
  • A knob control with digital readout to maintain power levels is present.
  • 180 minute timer function available.
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What Buyers Say

The Vollrath Mirage Pro 59500P has 40+ customer reviews on Amazon.com and also has an overall rating of 4.5 stars out of five. It is to be noted that out of the all the reviews 90% of the people gave this a 4+ star rating. Another nice feature buyers love is its fine control of temperature which gives more response compared to other cooktops. It has a smooth and flawless power control. This is suitable for your home kitchen as well as for light commercial uses including sauteing, stockpot warming etc.

True Induction S2F2 Double Burner Cooktop

If you are living in a busy household with kids going to school and you going to work a single burner cooktop may not be enough to match your cooking needs. That’s why True Induction introduced a double burner cooktop which is also made highly energy efficient using their ‘Power Sharing technology’. It is a must for every busy kitchen and is durable and feature rich. You can easily save a lot on your utility bills and cook without worrying. The response time is quick and the sleek design with ceramic glass top gives it a nice look.

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Other best selling models by True Induction include the Mini Duo Double Burner model (MD-2B), the upgraded S2F3 model, the three burner model TI-3B and the single burner model TI-1B. All of them are assessed in detail with complete specifications.

Design

True Induction S2F2 double burner cooktop comes in a black color, sleek look and a ceramic glass top which makes it a magnificent looking kitchenware. It has double burners with a touch operated control panel. It is portable and can be easily place on the countertop. The dimensions of the product are 23.5″ x 14″ x 2-1/2″ and it weighs only 11.2 pounds which is lighter considering other products in its category. It is not just beautiful but can also be kept beautiful for lifetime because its glass-ceramic top is very easy to clean.

Both the cooktops have a cooking surface diameter of 10 inches. Even though the company specifies the optimum cookware diameter to be 10″, a maximum of 12″ can be used, as the heat is equally distributed on the surface due to induction.

The LED panel with the quick touch settings can be used to make various adjustments. The touch options are provided below the two burners individually with Power, Timer, Heat on, Temperature Increase and Decrease options. There are 10 quick touch settings which offer different modes for cooking. The heat adjustment settings range from 150 to 450O F. Any induction based cookware having a diameter of about 4.5 to 10 inches can be used on this cooktop.

Power Sharing Technology

Most 1800W double burner cooktops use two burners with 900W each. So if you are using only a single burner you can use only 900W. But for True Induction S2F2 double burner cooktop each burner can use 1800W. When used together this power is split between the two burners making them 900W each. This power sharing technology allows cooking to be completed faster.

Seamless glass Cooktop

The ceramic glass Cooktop brings a whole new definition to cooking. The EZ touch control panel can be smoothly operated and after every meal, cleaning this product is no more a tough job. The elegance and sleek look of the product gives it a stunning appearance. The controls help you with the cooking without making your work harder.

More Features & Technical Specifications

  1. Efficient cooking on magnetic based Cooktop using induction based cookware.
  2. Power sharing technology with power saving.
  3. Highly energy efficient
  4. Durable and seamless performance
  5. Safer and easier to use.
  6. Does not consume much space.
  7. Power production is 1800 watts which can be balanced between the two burners.
  8. Can be connected to a 120V supply
  9. The temperature ranges from 150 to 450 o
  10. Maximum time using the timer can be set up to 150 minutes
  11. There are 10 level selections

What You May Not Like

Some of the negative reviews show a misunderstanding about this product. This is a 1800W cooktop but when both the burners are operated simultaneously the power is shared between them. Level 10 is the highest level, when operating both burners if the first one is level 7 then the second can go only upto level 3 and so on. The power range of 220 volt supply is cut to 110 volt for cooking purpose. But it is this feature that give this cooktop its quick response time while also saving energy.

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Customer reviews and Scores

There are more than 90 reviews on the True Induction S2F2 Cooktop where buyers share their cooking experience using this product. Most customers comment positively about the sleek design and lightweightness of this product. Ease of portability with double burners and quick response time makes this product a favorite for camping and in RVs. They find it very useful in RVs and while camping out

The response time of this cooktop is praised by everyone, it can boil water in less than one minute. The touch controls are simple to understand and use and the whole cooktop is easy to clean. 93% of the reviewers rate this product with 4+ star rating.