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Secura 9100MC Induction Cooktop

frying pan and steel pot on modern induction cooktop.

Secura delivers a stylish, feature-rich induction cooktop which is a good value for the money. Its lightweight composition, digital display and compact size make it a great burner for any countertop. The Secura 9100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner has a large range of power levels and  many advanced features such as built-in diagnostic error messaging and auto-shutdown. Here we’ll be taking a closer look at this affordable and versatile cooktop.

Review

The Secura 9100MC boasts an impressive degree of practical functionality as well as a vast range of temperature controls, safety features and stunning overall design,  Secura is well-known for their high-quality, feature-packed cooktops and kitchen appliances. 

Secura 9100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner, Black

Features

Design

The well thought out design of this unit allows you to clean the cooking surface without touching the controls or the LED display panel.  The power cord is 5 ft long (per Secura customer service).

The electrical requirements are 120V/60Hz.

Power

There are 15 power levels with a range of 200-1800 Watts.Power is provided in cycles, with a cooling fan switching on to cool things down quicker when temperatures rise for an extended period of time. 

Temperature

This unit has 15 temperature levels that range from 140º to 460ºF. They help ensure steady cooking all the way from a slow simmer to moderately high heat cooking.

The temperature settings available in Fahrenheit are: 140°, 160°, 180°, 200°, 220°, 240°, 260°, 280°, 300°, 320°, 340°, 370°, 400°, 430°, 460°.  

Timer

The timer is adjustable in one-minute increments and is simple to configure. It can be set to a maximum of 170 minutes and functions in either the temperature or power mode. The unit will beep and then shut off when the time has expired. If the timer is not used, the device will shut down after 120 minutes (the fan will continue to run for a minute or so).

Safety

Although the unit does not have a child lock, it has other safety features. To prevent any mishaps, a built-in low and high voltage warning system sets off an audible alert to prevent further damage or risk of fire. The unit will shutdown after one minute. The auto-pan detection system will shut the unit off automatically after one minute if it does not detect cookware. If the cooking surface exceeds 460°C the unit will automatically shut down.

This unit is FCC Part 18 certified and ETL approved.

Cookware

The proper induction cookware must be used, or the device will not work. To determine if the cookware is induction ready turn the cooking vessel upside down, place a magnet on the bottom, move the pot or pan around a little and if it strongly sticks then you can use it on the induction cooktop.  Stainless steel (as long as the base of the pan is a magnetic grade of stainless steel) and cast iron pans are known to give a great spread of heat.

The smallest diameter of pot supported is 5”, while the cooktop will cover a 11” pan at the most. The cooking surface dimensions are approximately 11”x11”.

pros
cons
  • Easy to operate
  • Heats Quickly
  • User manual is online
  • Unit Struggles to Reach Extreme Temperatures
  • No child lock

Summary

The Secura 9100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner is a quick-heating, portable induction cooktop. With the right cookware, you will have water rapidly boiling in under three minutes. Heat is spread evenly across the cooking surface. The design features a stainless steel frame, beveled control panel and a durable, glass-like ceramic surface. Not only does it cook well, but it will also look great on your counter. In terms of portability, it functions without any issues on a portable, limited power supply such as is found in an RV or boat.

Verdict

The Secura 9100MC is a reasonably price induction cooktop with plenty of power and temperature settings and safety features. It can also be used as a warming plate to keep food warm during a home-cooked meal or catering event. 

Alternative

The new Max Burton #6450 Digital LCD 1800 Watt Induction Cooktop Counter Top Burner is a step up from the Secura 9100MC. The Max Burton 6450 is more visually pleasing, has a child lock and the cooktop surface goes to the edge of the unit affording a tad bit more room for the pot or pan. It also has boil and simmer one-touch settings unlike the Secura 9100MC.

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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