Hot Plates & Induction Cooktops
Tips from the Experts: A step-up hotplate is great way to avoid spills and burns. By keeping the rear burners elevated, pans cooking on them are more accessible to cooks. This not only helps to avoid contact with the pans cooking below, but also excess heat rising from the burners.
What is the difference between induction cooktops and a hot plate
While a hot plate replicates the burner from a range, it is small and portable. An induction heating unit is also small and portable but has the added advantage of having a cool, smooth surface. This makes it ideal for use in areas where customers may come in contact with cooking elements such as egg or omelet bars, catering lines, or cooking presentations. Induction cooktops do require a special type of pan with magnetic base to be used. This is how the food is heated.