The 5 Best Portable Induction Cooktops—There's One For Every Type of Home Cook
Portable induction cooktops are small, easy to clean, and maintain more consistent cooking temperatures than traditional gas or electric cooktops. Additionally, Chef Tu David Phu, a Top Chef alum and author of the upcoming book Memory of Taste, says he likes this energy-saving cooktop because "you can boil water in under a minute, and it doesn't produce excessive heat."
Portable induction cooktops are great for sous vide cooking, making candy, and deep frying, as well as using in small spaces such as dorm rooms, campers, and vans. They're also fun for entertaining (you can use them to make fondue or hot pot). These cooktops come in a wide range of prices and most include timers, but it's important to remember that because they work by creating a magnetic field between the pot and the magnetic coils beneath the cooking surface, they require cookware that is magnetic such as cast iron, enameled cast iron, and stainless steel fully clad cookware.