We have one at our old farmhouse........got it because the old elec stop top went out. We don't have gas available there.
It works. It does ok with the right stuff. Cast iron works on it too. There is also an additional 'plate' thingy that we found online that you can put on it, and the plate gets hot, and then you can use any cookware.
What I don't like about it is that if you lift the skillet up off of the unit while it's cooking (like you would if you were stirring sauce), it goes off. Doesn't stay on unless there is a magnetic skillet on it. But you can set the temp up/down by 10 degrees, which is nice
It's not magic, just something to cook on that is portable, if you have the right stuff. We have tons and tons of cast iron so we have plenty.
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