Mai Cook Induction Cooktop: QUICK OVERVIEW
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If you’ve never owned a cooktop before, you might assume that every unit is the same as the next, but unfortunately, that’s not the case. With so many different induction cooktops on the market, there are plenty of features, pros, and cons that you need to take into consideration, regardless of if you’re using one for professional or personal use.
The Mai Cook Induction Cooktop is a strong competitor when put up against other induction ranges, especially as it has safety features and convenient settings.
Mai Cook Induction Cooktop Review
The manufacturer of the Mai Cook Induction Cooktop is Hua Dao Energy-saving Technology Co.,Ltd which specializes in the research, development and production of kitchen equipment and high power induction cooktops.
There is a single purpose to the Mai Cook Induction Cooktop and that is to give you a more convenient cooking experience. There’s nothing more frustrating than attempting to be dependent upon only a traditional stovetop to cook the perfect soup or to make a batch of homemade beer or cider. You’ll no longer be confined to only four to five elements, as you’ll have an extra readily available and one that is a 3500 Watt induction burner.
Who is This Product For?
It’s not an exaggeration to say that everyone can benefit from using the Mai Cook Induction Cooktop because everyone truly can; from seniors to young adults in college. These cooktops are phenomenal appliances that require little electricity but still gives you an ample amount of power to cook nearly anything. The main thing to remember is that this particular induction cooktop only offers one element, so you’ll have to focus on single-pan meals.
The only downfall to the Mai Cook Induction Cooktop is that it is more expensive than other single induction cookers. However, most of the other single burner cooktops are 1800 Watts while this is a 3500 Watt unit.
Overview of Features
There are an adequate number of useful features included in the design of the Mai Cook Induction Cooktop. One of the best attributes of this unit, is that the housing is stainless steel. Another one is that the maximum load bearing load bearing is 180 pounds.
The controls from left to right are:
- Digital display - Watt, Temperature (℃) Timer (min)
- Up and down arrows
- Temperature (℃)
The timer is very easy to set - simply press TIMER and adjust the time using the up arrow. It can be set for a maximum time of 23 hours 59 minutes. Once that time is reached, the unit transfers to standby.
Above all else, it is important that any cooktop you choose has the right safety features to protect you and any children you may have in your home. The Mai Cook Induction Cooktop offers an overheat sensor, which shuts down the unit if it gets too hot, an auto-shutoff which powers down the cooktop if it’s not in use.
There are 13 temperature levels from which to choose. In Celsius they are (roughly):
60, 80, 100, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 200, 220, and 240.
In Fahrenheit, the levels are:
140, 176, 212, 248, 266, 284, 302, 320, 338, 356, 392, 428, and 464.
This is a 3500 Watt unit and a 240V outlet must be used. If the Power mode is selected, the default wattage is 1800. At this point, you can select a different one if desired. This particular induction cooktop offers 13 different power levels, from 400 to 3500 watts. The following are the power levels in watts:
400, 600, 800, 1000, 1200, 1500, 1800, 2100, 2400, 2700, 3000, 3300, 3500.
Tutorial/How to Use the Mai Cook Induction Cooktop
One of the main reasons as to why people opt for induction cooktops is because of how easy they are to use, and the same applies to the Mai Cook Induction Cooktop. Simply choose the perfect temperature setting, place your pan or pot on the cooktop, and allow the unit to do all the work for you. You can also set a timer to ensure that you don’t overcook your meal.
1) Plug the unit in a 240V outlet.
2) Press ON/OFF button once - the power light will flashed and the unit will go into the standby state.
3) If you want to use the power levels, then press the WATT button once. The default is 1800W.
4) To adjust the wattage, press the ARROW button until the desired wattage is reached.
5) If you want to use the TEMP mode, then press the TEMP button once. The pre-set temperature is 130℃.
6) To adjust the temperature, press the ARROW button until the desired temperature (in Celsius) is attained.
7) If you want to use the timer, simply press the TIMER button once. Use the ARROW button to adjust the time.
8) When finished cooking, press the ON/OFF button. This will transfer the unit to the standby state. Wait a few minutes for the unit to cool down, then unplug it.
Finding the perfect induction cooktop will mostly depend on your needs and what you’re looking for in a portable kitchen appliance. You might want a unit that has several different temperature settings, or perhaps you’d prefer a unit with more safety features. However, if you want a cooktop that can reach 3500 Watts, then this unit is one to seriously consider.
Overall, the Mai Cook Induction Cooktop has all of the necessary features that anyone would need when it comes to cooking a wide variety of meals or homemade beverages. As with all induction cooktops, you will need to use induction compatible cookware.