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Portable induction cooktops have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for decades. In the past several years, they have become more popular in the United States. Consumers are buying induction stoves because there is minimal heat loss, they are easily cleaned, and food can be prepared faster with it than with a conventional stove and can be placed on the countertop.
Induction hobs appeal to residential cooks, professional chefs, and is a great kitchen appliance to cook meals with when traveling. The cooktops appeal to those who enjoy camping, boating or the RV lifestyle because they save time and energy and are lightweight and compact.
If you live in a small space, such as a dorm room, studio apartment, or tiny home, a portable induction burner is just the right size.
The iSiLER 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop comes with 17 preset temperature and 18 power levels. It has user-friendly touch sensor buttons, and an electronic display.
This SiLER 1800W Induction Cooktop has a tablet-like design as opposed a model that has a flat cooking surface and a slanted control panel. The cooking surface is glass/ceramic with a guide that makes centering the pot or pan straightforward.
The display panel features from left to right are: lock, timer, decrease settings, electronic display, increase settings, function (power/temperature), and on/off. Sensor touch controls are used to adjust the temperature, power and timer settings. The power and temperature controls are independent of one another and either can be used to control the heat.
11.6 x 14.2 x 2.6 inches
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The 17 pre-set temperature settings range from 140°F to 460°F and can be set in 20° increments. The default temperature is 380°F.
The 18 power levels range from 100 to 1800 watts and can be adjusted in 100W increments. The default power level is 1200W.
The built-in timer can be set for a maximum of three hours. It will automatically shut off when the programmed time has elapsed.
Setting the timer is very easy as it is with most induction cooktops.
1. Press the timer icon and the default time of 30 minutes and the icon “min” will appear in the display window.
2. Use the + sensor touch button to increase the time.
3. Press the timer button again to reset the power or temperature level desired.
4. The electronic display will alternate between timer and power level (if using the power mode) and timer and temperature level (if using the temperature mode).
5. When the programmed time has elapsed, the unit will beep once and then automatically shut off.
iSiLer included important safety features to this 1800 Watt induction burner. One is the low and high voltage warning system (an error message will appear in the display). Another is the child safety lock which is activated when the button is pressed for three seconds. No settings can be changed when the lock is operational. The only buttons that can be used are the lock and the ON/OFF.
The unit will cease operation if the cookware is empty, does not contain enough liquid or if the internal temperature exceeds the selected temperature. If the pan is off the cooktop for more than 60 seconds, the unit must be powered on again and the heat and timer settings reset.
What Cookware to Use
As with all induction cooktops, this unit will only operate if induction compatible cookware is placed on the cooktop.
The base must have ferrous magnetic materials. Examples of induction safe materials are steel, magnetic stainless steel, cast iron and enameled cast iron.
The bottom of the pot or pan should be flat and free of dents or dings. The diameter base of the cookware used with this induction cooker must be between 3.9 and 8.6 inches.
Cookware that has a base made solely of aluminum, copper, glass, or ceramic or has a concave base will not work on induction stoves.
If you don’t want to invest in new cookware, check the pots and pans in your kitchen to see if they are induction ready. To do this, place a magnet on the bottom of the cooking vessel and if it sticks securely then the cookware will work on your induction hob.
iSiLer is a trademark of owned by Shenzhen Deling Technology Co., Ltd. iSiler states they design, manufacture and sell their products (small appliances) themselves.
iSiLer provides a 12-month warranty from the date of purchase that covers defects in workmanship, materials, and malfunctions under normal use.
Customer reviews indicate iSiLer is interested in making sure their customers are satisfied with their purchase. If there are problems regarding the product quality, be sure to contact them.
When I reviewed the first model, I emailed iSiLer a few questions and received answers to all my queries four hours later. On August 9, 2020, I requested a manual (it is uploaded on this website - Manuals) and received one 3 hours later.
Reviewers who contacted iSiLer received a response from the company. If you receive a defective unit or are unhappy with your purchase, contact iSiLer to see if they will work with you to reach an amicable solution.
Updated August 10, 2020