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Duxtop 9600LS Induction Cooktop

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Duxtop is a premier manufacturer of induction cookware and countertop burners. The Duxtop 9600LS Portable Induction Cooktop is another example of their high-quality craftsmanship. This feature-rich 1800 Watt, portable cooktop has 20 temperature settings and 20 power settings. 

Duxtop LCD 1800-Watt Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner 9600LS

Here we’ll be guiding you through what makes the Duxtop LCD 1800-Watt Portable Induction Cooktop 9600LS one of the easiest to handle single plate induction cookers around. From its pros and cons, to its features and a comparison against other leading products, we’ve got all the information that you need to make an informed decision.

Features

  • 20 Temperature settings 100-460ºF
  • 20 Power levels - 100-1800 Watts
  • Child lock
  • Fast boil and keep warm one-touch buttons
  • 120V/15 amps
  • Timer
  • Power cord - 5 ft
pros
cons
  • Slanted, Durable Touch Panel
  • Boiling & Warming Buttons for One-Touch Operation
  • Stable Low Temperature Cooking
  • High Temperature Cooking
  • Large Easy-to-Read LCD Display
  • Slightly Inaccurate Temperature Readings
  • Fan noise

The Duxtop LCD Portable Induction Cooktop is convenient and offers a flexible low and high temperature cooking with a surface that heats up in no time. It is light and small enough to be used almost anywhere, making it the perfect cooker for entertaining outside, or as an extra burner or replacement for a conventional electric or gas stove.

Design

The LCD is large enough to clearly see the temperature and power settings as well as the timer display. The slanted control panel and the cooking surface itself are both covered with a high-quality coating which resists grease and grime extremely well making cleaning up a breeze.

Duxtop LCD 1800-Watt Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner 9600LS

Temperature

The power and temperature controls are independent of one another and either can be used to control the temperature.  

The 20 temperature settings have a range of 100º-460ºF. 

The temperature settings in Fahrenheit are: increments of 20º in temperature range of 100º-360º, then 375º, 390º, 405º, 420º, 440º, and 460º.  

Thanks to the direct transfer of heat from plate to pot or pan, there are no fumes emitted, while still having precise temperature control.

This device heats up fast and if a pan is remove for a second to flip or stir, it resumes at the setting when set back on the surface. It is an extremely energy efficient unit which reaches boiling point far quicker than gas.  

Most induction cooktops have problems maintaining a low temperature; however, this Duxtop model suffers from no such problems. It works great across all of its temperature and power settings, with the manual providing a handy reference.

Power

The 20 power levels have a range of 100-1800W. From 100-900W the increments are in 80W increments. The remaining power levels, from 900-1800, are in 100W increments.  

This unit has a cooling down period. Within just one minute of being at full heat, the cooktop cools down completely, being cool enough to touch.   

Safety

Duxtop has added other great touches to the 1800-Watt Portable Induction Burner . They include a safety button which when held down for three seconds automatically activates a child lock. This locks out all of the other buttons except the ON/OFF button.

Another feature is the automatic pan detection system. The unit shuts down if no cookware has been detected for 60 seconds or if cookware that is not induction compatible is placed on the surface.  

There is also both a low and high voltage warning system that triggers an alert tone and shuts down after one minute. This induction burner also ceases operation if the cooking surface temperature exceeds 460ºF.

Duxtop LCD 1800-Watt Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner 9600LS

Cookware

As with all induction cookers, cookware that is induction ready must be used. This can be easily determined by placing a magnet on the bottom of the pots or pan and if it adheres well then the cookware will work. Use of pans with a base greater than 5 inches is recommended on this cooktop.

You may find that you have the pots and pans that you need.  If not, then you can ask yourself whether you should buy a cookware set or just a frying pan and a saucepan.

Customer Service

Secura (the manufacturer of both Secura and Duxtop brands) is known to have customer service that responds to queries promptly. This reviewer found this to be true.  A query was submitted via email asking if the unit shut off after two hours even if the timer was set for more than two hours.  The prompt response was yes, it does stop operating after two hours. It was noted that this is a safety feature. The unit is backed by a one-year limited warranty.

Comparison

Noise level

Purchasers of induction cooktops frequently comment on the noises the unit emits. The fan on this unit is far quieter than similarly priced brands. Although the cooker emits a high pitched sound, there is a wide range of opinions as to just how annoying the sound is.

Design

The design of the control panel and the temperature setting increments are different than some of Duxtop’s competitors.  The slanted control panel makes cleaning effortless. It is unlikely that any food that is cooked would splash over onto the LCD display or on the buttons on the unit. The readout on the LCD and the brightness is  far better than most other single-plate induction cooktops. The temperature setting increments (15 and 20 degrees) are less than some of Duxtop’s competitors (e.g. Max Burton 6450 - 25 degrees) which allows for greater temperature control.

In addition, the two quick-use buttons (fast boil and keep warm), make this the perfect unit for those who want to fuss as little as possible while in the kitchen.

A digital count-down timer is also integrated, stepping at 1-minute increments to a maximum of 10 hours. 

Note: the unit will shut down after 2 hours regardless of the timer setting. 

Alternative

A portable induction cooktop similar to the Duxtop 9600LS is the Max Burton #6450 Digital LCD 1800 Watt Induction Cooktop. This is an newer version of the Max Burton 6400 with upgraded computer hardware and software and a modified unit design intended to improve temperature control. 

This is a short list of the main similarities and differences between the two cooktops.

  • Both models have an angled control panel.  
  • The cooktop surface goes all the way to the edge of the cooktop on the Max Burton 6450 while this is not the case with the Duxtop 9600LS.
  • The edges of the 6450 model are rounded and the unit as a whole is the more aesthetically pleasing of the two cooktops.
  • The Duxtop 9600LS has more temperature and power settings than the Max Burton 6450.  

We compiled a comprehensive review of the new Max Burton 6450 induction cooktop.

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