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Max Burton 6400 Induction Cooktop

pot and vegetables on induction stove.

Max Burton induction cooktops are known to be among the highest quality available. Their features include: child lock, one-touch boiling and simmering, safety functions, and a large heating area.  The Max Burton 6400 Digital Choice Induction Cooktop is rated at 1800-watts and benefits from a wide range of temperature and power settings, superior craftsmanship and a sleek portable design.

Max Burton recently added a new induction cooktop to its lineup - the Max Burton #6450 Digital LCD 1800 Watt Induction Cooktop Counter Top Burner. This model is an upgrade from the 6400 model and is reviewed here.

Features

  • 15 Temperature levels
  • Temperature range: 100º-450ºF in 25º increments
  • 10 Power levels
  • Power range: 500-1800 Watts
  • One touch simmer and boil
  • Child lock
  • Timer - 3 hr
Max Burton 6400 Digital Choice Induction Cooktop 1800 Watts LCD Control

Advantages

The Max Burton 6400 may take up a small amount of space, but it supports a large size of cookware. It is easy to clean and operate. This is not the only highlight; here are the primary benefits.

  • One-Touch Simmer & Boil Functionality
  • Accommodating of 11” Cookware
  • Safety Features
  • Heats Quickly and Holds Temperature
  • ETL Approved
  • FCC Part 18 Compliant

Disadvantages

Other than a temperature setting gap which is slightly too large for some (25 degree increments), and an annoyingly loud warning tone which alerts you when cookware has been lifted from the surface, this product from Max Burton is free from any issues which severely detract from its value.

Summary

When unpacking your new Max Burton 6400 Digital Choice Induction Cooktop 1800 Watts LCD Control the quality is clear. It is a compact and lightweight unit with a large, clear LCD display and an easy-to-clean surface. Both the timer and the digital controls are easy to operate, and placed in such a way that they will not be spilled on while cooking.

The digital timer can be set to a maximum of 180-minutes (in one-minute increments). When the time expires, the unit shuts down.

Pots and pans that are induction ready must be used on the unit will shut-off. It will not operate unless there is a cooking vessel on the cooktop.

The Max Burton 6400 offers a wide range of temperature and power settings. It reaches any given temperature within a very short time frame and does a great job of holding that temperature. While the first power setting is great for slow cooking, this unit also excels at high temperatures.  Another attribute is that it drops to a lower heat setting almost instantly, mainly thanks to the fan which runs from the moment the unit it switched on. It gets a full pot or kettle or water boiling in under sixty-seconds, making it a very fast cooktop indeed.

Customer Service

Max Burton is a brand of Aervoe Industries Inc. whose headquarters are in Gardnerville, NV and are said to have friendly, attentive customer service. This reviewer found this to be true when a call was placed to the technical support department. The query was whether the machine shuts off after three hours if the timer is not being used.  A product manager stated it did and was designed that way for safety reasons. He was extremely nice and willing to answer any other questions. It is unusual nowadays to be able to talk to someone on the phone in the technical support department in the United States since more and more companies are outsourcing these positions to other countries or only provide email support, if that. Answers to most of questions about the unit can be found in the detailed and well-organized manual available online.

Alternative

One alternative induction cooktop is the new Max Burton #6450 Digital LCD 1800 Watt Induction Cooktop Counter Top Burner, an upgraded version of the 6400 model. There are a few improvements that make the 6450 model worthy of consideration. First, the cooktop surface goes to the edge of the cooktop.  Second, the cooktop is shaped in such a way, that it is more aesthetically pleasing than nearly every other portable induction cooker. Third, improved temperature control. Fourth, the computer software and hardware has been upgraded. The 6450 cooktop is a versatile, well-designed product that is very easy to learn how to use.  It is easily stored and compact enough to be used almost anywhere.   

Max Burton #6450 Digital LCD 1800 Watt Induction Cooktop Counter Top Burner
  • Max Burton #6450 Induction Cooktop uses 120V AC Power, standard in all homes. Energy efficient, portable, lightweight and easy to use.
  • One touch simmer and boil. New space saving design includes a digital LCD screen and screen lock to prevent setting changes.
  • Digital temperature control from 100°F to 450°F, in 25°F increments. Digital timer with 1 minute increments up to 180 minutes.
  • Compatible with any induction ready cookware, to include cast aluminum enameled iron and steel, stainless steel with magnetic bottom, cast iron or ANY cookware if used with our 6010 Induction Interface Disk.
  • Safety Features Include: auto shut-down in the event of a short circuit, overvoltage or overheating; incompatible cookware is detected; or if operated for over 3 hours

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