More control, more temp steps, more power settings, finer 1 min timer increments than any other advertised machine up to its price range that I have seen. I have used mine daily for the last 8 months. It remembers the prior setting. So if you take the pot off and put it back or push button it off and back on to cancel the timer it remembers the prior setting. Very convenient. I prefer to use it for everything. Flawless power settings. Gets hot, quiet, very efficient, probably advanced dual half bridge 4 igbt power. Temps above 210 are relative. This easily gets to stir frying temps with temp settings above 200 relative, they run a little hot. Once you get the idea with a thermometer a few times for a given pan its easy to get accurate repeatable control. And it stir fries with commercial wok heat, with a 110 line! This company has the best customer service I have ever run accross. Well worth the price.
Would I recommend this product to a friend? Yes