Duxtop Induction Cooktop Reviews: The Best Portables Under $300

This article, Duxtop Induction Cooktop Reviews, was last updated March 2017.

The Duxtop induction cooktop is a top-selling brand on Amazon and elsewhere. In fact, the Duxtop 8100MC model is an Amazon best-seller, with thousands of reviews and an average rating of 4.3 stars. Duxtop makes several other models as well, and all are reviewed here.

Duxtop’s parent company is Secura, so you will sometimes see models called “Secura Duxtop” or just “Secura.” Secura is an American appliance manufacturer of primarily residential-grade small appliances like coffee makers, deep fryers, toaster ovens, and more. They're best known for their portable induction burners and induction cookware. Like most induction burners, the Duxtop burners are manufactured in China.

Duxtop 9600LS portable induction burner

These Duxtop induction cooktop models range from around $60 to around $100. They are all great products at this price point. In fact, the 9100MC, 9300ST, and 9600LS have as many (or more) temperature and power settings as some more expensive brands.

Use the Table of Contents to click on a section if you don't want to read the whole article:​

NOTE: For a more detailed discussion on the features and important characteristics of portable induction burners (such as what makes one more expensive than another one), see our article, The Best Portable Induction Burners of 2017--Reviews.​ For cookware advice, see A Guide to the Best Induction Cookware. For a discussion on the safety of induction cooking, see Is Induction Cooking Safe?

Quick Comparison Table

​This table compares the Duxtop induction cooktop models at a glance:

Model (click to see on Amazon)

Rating


Power (W)

Temp
Range (F)

App. Price

9600LS

Recommended!

Duxtop Induction Cooktop 9600LS

100-1800
20 settings

1800W​

100-460
20 settings

About $99

9300ST UT 

Duxtop induction cooktop ultra thin 9300ST

100-1500
15 settings

1500W​

140-460
15 settings

Sensor- touch- controls

Ultra-Thin​

About $70

9100MC

duxtop induction cooktop 9100mc

200-1800
15 settings

1800W​

140-460
15 settings

About $70

8100MC

Duxtop induction cooktop 8100MC

200-1800
10 settings

1800W​

140-460
10 settings

About $60

8300ST

Duxtop induction cooktop 8300ST

200-1800
10 settings

1800W​

140-460
10 settings

Sensor- touch- controls​

Phasing out; no more than $70

7100MC

Duxtop induction cooktop 7100MC

200-1300
10 settings

1300W​

140-460
10 settings

Phasing out; no more than $60

As you go up in model number, you also go up in power and features, with the 9600LS topping the list. This model is new as of mid-2016, and with 20 temp settings, 20 power settings, a low temp of 100F, and a 10 hour running time, outclasses just about every other portable induction cooktop in its price range (that is, less than $100). 

Note that the 7100MC and the 8300ST are being phased out. You can still get them, but why would you want to? The 9100MC, 9300ST, and 9600LS have the same features for the same price (or not too much more), but with more power. I've included the 7100MC and the 8300ST because they're still available, but probably won't be within the next year or so.

How Does a Portable Induction Cooker Work?

All induction works by magnetism. Placing a magnetic pot on an induction coil completes a magnetic circuit, which generates heat. Here's a short video by Vollrath (their Mirage Pro 59500P is one of my favorite induction cookers and you can read more about it here):​

Why Do You Need to Use Special Cookware for Induction?

Because induction works by magnetism, you need magnetic cookware. If you try to use non-magnetic cookware, you will get an error message and the burner will not turn on. ​

All-Clad 5 Piece Set.

Cast iron is magnetic, as well as most recently made tri-clad stainless cookware (mid 1990s and newer). ​If you're not sure whether a pan is induction-compatible or not, place a magnet on its bottom--if the magnet sticks, then the pan will work with an induction cooktop.

For more information on how to select induction cookware (and good cookware in general), see A Guide to the Best Induction Cookware.​

Why Buy Duxtop?

What sets Duxtop induction cooktops apart from other low-cost, residential-grade induction cooktops? Duxtop has a reputation for quality and good customer service. All of their portable induction cookers get consistently high ratings on Amazon and elsewhere. Each product meets a specific consumer need, from low cost (the 8100MC) to modern aesthetics (the 9300ST Ultra Thin) to granularity of settings (the 9100MC and 9600LS). Whatever you're looking for in a residential-grade induction cooker, Duxtop probably has a product to meet your needs.

Some other brands are more expensive without offering a lot more in quality or temperature control. And this can be hard to figure out just by looking at the specs on Amazon or reading the reviews. For this reason, I recommend Duxtop induction cooktops over many other brands: unless you want to spend upwards of $300 for a commercial-grade PIC with heavy duty internal parts (like this one, which is a fabulous product), Duxtop is one of the few brands where you know you're getting exactly what you're paying for.

And what are the characteristics of a good induction cooker? Here are the most important ones: ​

  • Number of settings
  • Temperature control
  • ​Delayed Auto-shutoff.

Here's a brief discussion of each. (For a more detailed discussion, see The Best Portable Induction Burners of 2017.) 

Number of Settings

Setttings Icon

Most portable induction cookers have a temperature range of 140F-460F and a power range of 200 watts to 1800 watts. Within these ranges, they'll have a set number of settings, usually 6 to 8. 

Some claim to have more, but when you read the fine print, you discover that as far as actual temp or power, they don't; the claims have to do with programmable settings, timed settings, and memory settings.​ But if you want to change the temp or power setting, you're stuck with 6 or 8 of each. 

Say a unit has 10 temperature settings and 10 power settings (like the Duxtop 8100MC). If the unit's temp range is 140F-460F, this is equivalent to 40-degree jumps in temperature and 160-watt jumps in power. So you can choose, say, 340F or 380F, but you can't choose 350F. Or you can choose 200 watts or  360 watts, but nothing in between. 

The upshot is that the more settings an induction burner has, the more precise the control you have. Even the cheapest Duxtop has 10 temp settings and 10 power settings, and the 9000 Series models have 15 or 20 of each. This kind of granularity is hard to find on induction cookers that cost less than $100. This alone puts Duxtop portable induction cooktops at the head of their class.

Temperature Control

However, the number of settings doesn't tell the whole story. Precision temperature control is a difficult and expensive thing to do well, so most inexpensive induction cookers have poor low temp control. It's easy to make any induction burner run at full blast, but not so easy to keep a temperature constant without a lot of variation.

This is why you see a lot of complaints about scorching and being unable to keep liquids at a slow simmer in the Amazon reviews of cheap induction burners: the cooker achieves temp control by "pulsing." That is, it turns itself on and off in order to maintain a temperature. Thus, at a setting of, say, 360 watts, the cooker doesn't actually go to 360 watts and stay there. Instead, it pulses on and off to achieve an average power level of 360 watts. When it pulses on, the food scorches or boils; when it pulses off, the food doesn't cook at all.

thermometers

Really precise temp control is still really expensive.

All induction burners do this, but the cheaper the heating controls are, the worse it is. For the price, Duxtop has some remarkably "smart" heating controls, particularly in the 9000 Series models. You will still have some difficulty maintaining low temps, but the Duxtop 9100MC, 9300ST, and 9600LS all control temperature better than pretty much every other induction burner under $100.

Delayed Auto-Shutoff 

​As you probably know by now, the induction burner itself doesn't get hot, but rather the pan does, due to the magnetic flow created when you put it on the induction coil. No pan, no heat--so when you remove a pan from the burner, the heating process is interrupted. It can be annoying, to say the least, to have to turn a burner back on and reset it every time you want to shake a pan, drain your pasta or potato water, or add something off the heat. 

All Duxtop induction cooktops have a 60-second delay before the burner turns itself off. This is an excellent feature that most cheap induction burners don't have. If you're the type of cook who likes to shake and flip your pans while cooking, this feature alone makes a Duxtop induction cooktop a no-brainer over other inexpensive brands. 

​Which Portable Induction Cooker Is Best?

If you want to spend less than $100, Duxtop is one of the best you can buy for all of the reasons given above. In fact, Duxtop induction cooktops are better than many brands that cost up to $300. Of the Duxtop models, the 9000 Series are the best options. To reiterate: they have more settings and better temperature control.​ The newest model, the 9600LS, has an amazing 20 temp and 20 power settings, plus a 10 hour running time, so it's a great inexpensive choice for long simmers and good low temp control. 

What Standard Features Do Duxtop Induction Cooktops Have?

The Duxtop induction cooktop models all share these features:

  • ​One year warranty
  • Plug in to standard North American 120V outlet.
  • Require induction-compatible cookware (that is, must be magnetic).
  • A 6-inch induction coil that can accommodate pans with bottom diameters from 6-11 inches. (NOTE: You may be able to use pans larger or smaller, but you will have best results within this range. The burner may not detect some pans smaller than 6 inches.)
  • Automatic pan shutoff with 60-second delay: When you remove a pan from the burner, the unit will automatically turn itself off if a pan is not replaced after 60 seconds. NOTE: The 60-second delay is a great feature, not found on most portable induction burners at an economy price point (most turn off after just a few seconds, which can be annoying).
  • Overheat shutoff: The unit will flash an error code if the temp goes above 450F and turn the burner off after 60 seconds if there is not an induction-compatible pan on the burner.
  • Error codes that flash on the digital display. (Error codes are explained in the manual that comes with each model.)
  • Voltage detection: If the voltage is too low or too high, the display flashes an error code and shuts the unit down after 60 seconds if the voltage is not corrected.
  • Cooling fans which run continuously during operation.

Don't worry--you don't have to remember all of these. I'll repeat them in the reviews below. 

Why Are the 7100MC and 8300ST Being Phased Out?

​Both the 7100MC and the 8300ST have become hard to find on Amazon, and when you do find them, their model numbers aren't always in the title (which is why I think they're being phased out). 

Why are they going away? Well, the 7100MC only has 1300 watts of power, so it can't really compete with other Duxtop models that have 1800 watts, plus the same number of settings or more for about the same price. So it makes sense that they're phasing this unit out.

The 8300ST is probably being replaced by the 9300ST Ultra Thin model. The 9300ST UT has only 1500 watts of power, but nevertheless it has the same sensor touch controls, plus a thinner profile that makes it prettier as well as easier to store. ​It also has a wider temp/power range, so it will probably eventually become an 1800 watt unit and Duxtop's primary sensor touch model.

The big question is, can you pick up the 7100MC or the 8300ST for a great price? The answer right now is no, at least not on Amazon. And frankly, I wouldn't try; the 9100MC and 9300ST are both better models for about $70 each, and the 9600LS is far superior for about $99. ​

Duxtop 9600LS Induction Cooktop

Approximate Price: about $99

Why people buy the 9600LS: Good low temperature control, a wide temp range (100-460F), plus a 10 hour running time. Click to see on Amazon!
Duxtop Induction Cooktop 9600LS

Duxtop 9600LS Portable Induction Burner.

NOTE: Read more about this and other portable induction burners in our article here.​

​The Duxtop 9600LS is a new Duxtop offering as of mid-2016. Thus, it doesn't have nearly as many reviews as some more established models (our old favorite was the 9100MC), but it still outshines all of its competition in this price range. The 9600LS already has an average rating of 4.5 stars.

The 9600LS has 20 temperature settings and 20 power settings, more than any other unit under $100 (this means real temperature and power settings, not programmable and memory features which some other brands count as settings). Most have 6 or 8 of each, a few have 10, and the Duxtop 9100MC has 15 (and is also a great choice for about $30 less).

The 9600LS also has a wider temperature range than most units, as well, from 100F-460F: the 9600LS is one of the few inexpensive induction cookers that goes lower than 140F. It also has really excellent control at low temps compared to other models. While you're not going to get the excellent control you'd get from a higher-priced induction burner, it's better than anything else you'll find below $100.

One more really cool feature: the 9600LS has a 10 hour timer. Combined with the good low temp capability, this means that you can do long simmers, as for stocks, stews, and soups.​

Like other inexpensive units, it's still going to have a mostly plastic housing and a fairly loud fan, and it may "squeal" with some cookware. But overall, it's really the far-and-away best option if you want to spend under $100. ​

If you want an inexpensive portable induction cooker capable of decent low temp cooking for long simmers as well as enough power to boil water lightning fast, look no further: the 9600LS is the one to buy!

Features

  • Standard features like auto safety shutoff for overheating, high/low voltage warning, and error code message system, plus a Child Safety Lock
  • 60 second-delayed shutoff when pan is removed--very nice feature not available on most models in this price range
  • 20 temp settings from 100-460F
  • 20 power settings from 100-1800W
  • ​10 hour timer settable in 1-minute increments (will run for 10 consecutive hours!)
  • One-touch Boil and Keep Warm shortcut buttons.

Specifications

1800 Watts/15 amps (standard for all US households)

Plugs into standard 120V outlet

Dimensions (in.): 16.9 x 13.8 x 4.1

Weight: 7.5 pounds

20 temp levels between 100F-460F

20 power levels from 100W-1800W

10 hour timer settable in 1 minute increments

10 hour max running time​

Angled control panel​

Child safety lock

Voltage warning system

Error codes for diagnosing problems​

5 ft. power cord

ETL approved

1 year limited warranty.​

Controls

​The 9600LS is easy to use. It has a touchpad screen with a digital display. It has an On/Off button, a Lock button to prevent tampering by little fingers, and Plus/Minus keys to scroll through settings (Power, Temp, or Timer, which you select with the Menu key). It also has two nice one-touch buttons for Boil and Keep Warm.

The Plus/Minus keys have a press-and-hold feature so you don’t have to press continually to get the desired setting. The screen is angled away from the surface area, which is a great safety feature.

Duxtop induction cooktop 9600LSCP

Duxtop 9600LS Controls.

Daily Use

​If you want to boil or simmer, you can use the one-touch features. (Note: The Boil shortcut button shuts the unit off after 10 minutes, so you may prefer just using a high heat setting if you want to boil for longer than that.)

To select a setting, choose Temp or Power with the Menu button, then scroll to the desired setting. (I recommend using the Power setting for most cooking.)

The display makes it easy to set and shows you all the information you need at a glance:​

Duxtop induction cooker 9600LS Display

The 9600LS display is easy to read.

Here's how the controls work (from the 9600LS operating manual):​

​How the 9600LS Achieves Low Power/Temp Settings
​The power and temperature values given here aren't quite this straightforward. For example, to achieve 100 watts at Power Level 0.5, the 9600LS will pulse on-off in 3 second-11 second intervals, with the 3 second "On" time amounting to about 460 watts. Which, when averaged with the 11 second "Off" time roughly equals about 100 watts. This means that you may still scorch food at low settings during the "on" pulsing. Cooking by temperature can have even more fluctuation because the temperature probe is beneath the surface of the burner, so it can take awhile for it to get accurate readings. 

Timer​

The 9300LS has a 10 hour timer which you can set in 1-minute increments. When you use the timer, the unit shuts itself off when the time has elapsed.

If you don't use the timer, the unit will run for 10 continuous hours (which makes it perfect for long simmers!).​

Pros

  • ​Inexpensive
  • More power settings than any other unit in its price range
  • Better low temp control than any other unit in its price range
  • Wide temperature range (100F-460F)
  • 10 hour running time
  • Angled control panel for safe cooking (no possibility of damaging with hot pan).

Cons​

  • ​Loud fan
  • Mostly plastic parts
  • Can emit high-pitched sound with some cookware.

Recommendation

The Duxtop 9300LS is an excellent choice in the below $100 price range, and one of the best under $400. It has the same problems as all inexpensive portable induction burners, such as plastic housings and loud fans. But it is the best choice by far if you don’t want to spend a lot of money. A Rational Kitchen best pick.

Duxtop Portable Induction Burner 9600LS

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Duxtop 9300ST Ultra Thin Induction Cooktop

Approximate Price: about $70

Why people buy the Ultra Thin 9300ST: Small footprint, easy to store, looks great. Click to see on Amazon!
Duxtop induction cooktop ultra thin 9300ST

The Duxtop Ultra-Thin 9300ST.

Of all the Duxtop induction cooktop models available, the 9300ST is probably the most interesting. On the one hand, you have the awesome 15 power and temp settings that you get with the 9600LS (our favorite Duxtop model). You also get power settings that start at 100 watts, which is unique among all the Duxtop induction cooktop models. The 9300ST has that sleek black glass and sensor touch controls which look modern and attractive in your kitchen; it’s also got an ultra-thin profile that gives it a high-end appearance that’s hard to find under $100.

However, the 9300ST, with all its sleekness and superior controls for its price point, has a major drawback: it has only 1500 watts of power.

Now, this doesn’t mean it’s not a great unit. It can do all the things that the 9100MC can do. It just can’t do them quite as fast.

This is the trade-off with the low-profile design: there isn’t enough room in there for an 1800 watt heating element. So they had to make do with 1500 watts.

However, the other trade-off for the lower wattage is substantial: because the 9300ST's power settings start at just 100 watts, it will work better than a lot of portable induction burners at low temps. This is a rare feature on the inexpensive end of the portable induction burner market. If you're going to use your induction burner to simmer stocks, soups, and stews, this is important. With many induction burners, they heat fast and cook superbly at high temps, but low temps, not so much. The 9300ST Ultra Thin Duxtop induction cooktop, however, will do both well.

Features

  • 40% thinner than other Duxtop models
  • All-glass top with sensor touch controls (no plastic control panel)
  • One easy to clean surface
  • 15 power and temp settings (100W-1500W, 140F-460F)
  • Auto pan detection 
  • 60 second delay auto pan shutoff
  • 1 year warranty
  • ETL approved.

Controls

The 9300ST controls are under the glass surface, which accomplishes two important things: first, it makes the control panel less prone to damage from hot pans. Second, it makes it easy to use with just the touch of a finger ("ST" stands for "sensor touch"). 

As you can see, the controls are simple and straightforward. Turn the unit on, select a function (Power, Temp, or Timer), and use the Plus/Minus keys to scroll to the desired setting. When done, select another function if necessary, or just let the cooker do its thing. ​

There is also a Lock button so you can set the induction cooktop and not have to worry about the settings getting changed.

The timer goes up to 170 minutes in one-minute increments.​

duxtop induction cooktop 9300ST control panel

9300ST controls--all under glass and easy to operate.

Specifications

1500 Watts​

Plugs into standard 120V outlet

5 ft. power cord

Sensor touch control panel on flat glass panel

15 temp levels from 140F - 460F

15 power levels from 100W to 1500W​

170 minute timer with auto shutoff​

170 minute max running time​

Shipping weight is 6.4 lbs

Dimensions (in.): 14.5 x 11.5 x 1.75

1 year warranty

ETL approved.​

Safety Features

The 9300ST Duxtop induction cooktop has automatic pan sensor, high heat shutoff, timed shutoff up to 170 minutes, auto shutoff after 60 seconds ifpan is removed,voltage sensor, error code display, child lockout. ETL approved.

Pros

All-glass surface, sensor touch controls, ultra thin design, and15 temp and power settings with the power level starting at 100 watts (which means good low-temp capabilities).

Cons

Only 1500 watts and has controls on cooking surface.

Duxtop induction cooktop ultra thin 9300ST

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Duxtop 9100MC Induction Cooktop

Approximate Price: about $70

Why people buy the 9100MC: 15 power/15 temp controls, more than most PICs under $100. Click to see on Amazon!
duxtop induction cooktop 9100mc

Duxtop 9100MC: a great induction cooktop for the price.

At this price point (around $70), there are going to be a number of limitations with a portable induction cooktop. They’re going to have loud fans, and probably be made mostly of plastic. Most people know this going in and are happy with any unit that gets hot fast and lives on past its warranty date.

The Secura Duxtop 1800-watt portable induction cooktop model 9100MC, however, is different. With more than 900 reviews on Amazon and an average rating of 4.5/5 stars, the 9100MC is not only one of the best sellers on the market; it is also one of the best choices you can make as a consumer.

For starters, this Duxtop induction cooktop has 15 power settings and 15 temperature settings. This is almost unheard of for any portable burner less than $100.

It also pulses heat better than most burners in its class. Instead of theall-on/all-off pulsing of other induction burners, the 9100MC has some “smart” features that enable it to pulse at lower than 1800 watts. This translates into more precise temperature control, especially at low temperatures.

The 9100MC Duxtop induction cooktop has a plastic control panel with push-button operation. The panel is angled down from the cooking surface, which makes it safer and easier to use--little possibility of hot pans melting the panel, and easy to operate even with a pan on it. Like all Duxtop induction cooktop models, it has an intuitive interface that is simple and easy to operate.

The Duxtop 9100MC is a little bigger and heavier than other Duxtop induction cooktop models, but being bigger equals better performance. It has all the standard Duxtop features such as pan sensor, error codes, 170-minute timer, and that awesome 60-second shut-off delay when you remove a pan.

Features

  • 15 power settings (200-1800W)
  • 15 temp settings (140-460F)
  • 170 minute timer settable in 1 minute increments
  • Auto shutoff after 170 minutes
  • Voltage warning system
  • Error codes
  • Child safety lock
  • 1 year warranty​.

Controls

​As with all Duxtop induction cooktops, the controls on the 9100MC are simple to understand and use. You turn the unit on, select a mode by pressing Heating, Temp, or Timer, and use the Plus/Minus keys to scroll to the desired setting. The large LED display is easy to read and shows you everything you need to know at a glance.

And, because the control panel is angled, you can also read it easily from across the room. This is a big advantage over tablet-style (flat top) cookers.​

duxtop induction cooktop 9100mc controls

9100MC controls--easy to use and see.

Specifications

​1800 Watts

Plugs into standard 120V outlet

Weight: 7.3 pounds

Dimensions (in.): 16.4 x 12.8 x 3.8

6 ft. power cord

Push-button control on angled panel (plastic)​

15 temp levels between 140F-460F (140F, 160F, 180F, 200F, 220F, 240F, 260F, 280F, 300F, 320F, 340F, 370F, 400F, 430F, 460F)

15 power levels from 200W-1800W (200W, 300W, 400W, 500W, 600W, 700W, 800W, 900W, 1000W, 1100W, 1200W, 1300W, 1500W, 1600W, 1800W)

170 minute timer settable in 1-minute increments

170 minute max running time​

60 second delayed auto shutoff when pan is removed

ETL approved

1 year warranty.​

Safety Features

The 9100MC Duxtop induction cooktop has automatic pan sensor, high heat shutoff, 170-minute timer with automatic shutoff, auto shutoff after 60 seconds ifpan is removed, high/low voltage sensor with shutoff, error code display, child safety (function) lock. ETL approved.

Pros

Intuitive controls, more power levels and temp control than other models in its class.

Cons

Loud fan and plastic housing--standard at this price.

duxtop induction cooktop 9100mc

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Duxtop 8100MC Portable Induction Cooktop

Approximate Price: about $60

Why people buy the 8100MC: Decent performance at a very low price. Click to see on Amazon!
Duxtop induction cooktop 8100MC

Duxtop 8100MC portable induction cooker.

One of Amazon’s best sellers, the Secura Duxtop 1800-watt portable induction cooktop model 8100MC has more than 2,300 reviews with an average rating of 4.3 stars. (Wow!) With 1800 watts of power and 10 temperature and power settings, this unit has above-average performance versus many other models in its price range (although not compared to other Duxtop models 9100MC and 9600LS reviewed below). This Duxtop induction cooktop also has all the standard shutoff and safety features of other portable induction cookers.

This wildly popular Duxtop 1800-watt portable induction cooktop is best known for its distinctive gold-lettered control panel. This control panel is unique among portable induction cookers and may be one reason it is such a popular model. As far as we know, no other brand sells an induction burner with gold lettering.

However, because the cooker is flat and the control panel is plastic, there is always the danger of damaging or melting it with a hot pan. In our opinion, this is a fairly serious design flaw.

Remember: all the Duxtop induction cooktop models have one really cool feature that most burners in this price range do not: the auto-pan detection has a 60 second delay before shutting off the burner. This means that if you’re the type of cook who likes to shake or flip the pan instead of using a spoon or spatula, you can do so without worrying about the burner shutting off. (But watch out for those plastic controls!)

Features

  • 10 power settings from 200-1800W
  • 10 temp settings from 140-460F
  • 170 minute timer with auto shutoff
  • 60 second delayed shutoff when a pan is removed
  • LED display panel
  • Voltage warning system
  • Error codes
  • Child safety lock
  • 1 year warranty
  • ETL approved.​

Controls

All of the Duxtop induction cooktops have slightly different control panels. This one is one of the more complicated-looking panels, but it is actually easy to use. You turn it on, select a mode (Heating [W], Temp [F], or Timer, then use the Plus/Minus keys to scroll to the desired setting​. If you want to change modes (for example, set the timer after setting the power level), simply press the new mode and scroll to the setting. 

The large LED display is easy to read, and the indicator lights tell you instantly what the readout is for. That's all there is to it.​

Duxtop 8100MC Control Panel

Specifications

1800 Watts

Plugs into standard 120V outlet

Dimensions (in.): 16.5 x 12.8 x 3.6.

6.5 lbs

Push button control on flat panel

10 temp levels from 140F - 460F

10 power levels from 200W - 1800W

170 minute timer with auto shutoff (settable in 1-minute increments)

170 minute max running time

6 ft. power cord

1 year warranty

ETL approved.​

Safety Features

This Duxtop induction cooktop has automatic pan sensor, high heat shutoff, timed shutoff up to 170 minutes in one-minute increments, automatic shutoff after 60 seconds if the pan is removed, high-and-low voltage sensor, error code display. ETL approved.

Pros

Intuitive controls, distinctive gold display panel.​

​Cons

Plastic control panel on cooking surface could be melted by hot pans, fewer temp and power settings than the 9100MC and 9100ST reviewed here (although pretty standard at this price point).

Recommendations

Buy the 8100MC if you like its unique look and low price. Buy the 9100MC if you want better performance for just a few dollars (about $10) more. 

Duxtop induction cooktop 8100MC

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Duxtop 8300ST Induction Cooktop

Approximate Price: Varies. I recommend not paying more than $70 for this model.

Why people buy the 8300ST: The all glass sensor touch control panel is sleek and safer than a plastic control panel. Click to see on Amazon!
Duxtop induction cooktop 8300ST

Duxtop 8300ST portable induction cooker.

The Secura Duxtop 1800-watt portable induction cooktop model 8300ST, with its black, all-glass surface and sensor touch controls (that's what the "ST" stands for), is a sleek, handsome induction burner. It has a 4.3/5 rating on Amazon with more than 500 reviews. With 1800 watts, 10 temp settings, and 10 power settings, this Duxtop induction cooktop also has above-average performance compared to many other models at this price point. It has a flat surface, with the touch controls beneath the glass--so no worries about damage from hot pans! It’s also easy to clean because it’s one smooth surface with nowhere for food to fall in and or crumbs to get stuck. 

Check out reviews and price of the 8300ST on Amazon​!

NOTE: Because it seems the 8300ST induction cooker is being phased out by Duxtop, prices on Amazon will vary. We recommend not paying more than $70 for this induction cooker.  

The 8300ST has all the standard Duxtop induction cooktop safety features, a 170-minute timer you can set in 1-minute increments, and that awesome 60-second shutoff delay when you remove a pan.

Specifications

1800 Watts

Plugs into standard 120V outlet

Dimensions (in.): 14 x 12 x 2.6.

Weight is 6.7 lbs

6 ft. power cord

10 temp levels from 140F - 460F

10 power levels from 200W - 1800W

Sensor touch control on flat glass panel

170 minute timer with auto shutoff (settable in 1-minute increments)

170 minute max running time

1 year warranty

ETL approved.​

Safety Features

The Duxtop 8300ST induction cooktop has automatic pan sensor, high heat shutoff, timed shutoff up to 170 minutes, auto shutoff after 60 seconds after you remove a pan, voltage sensor for high and low voltage with error code and automatic shutoff after 60 seconds, error code display. ETL approved.

Pros

​Smooth glass surface with sensor-touch controls: no plastic to melt and easy to clean.

Cons

The sensor touch is great, and safer than the plastic panel. However, the tablet (flat) design can be harder to work with than an angled control panel. With only 10 options for power and 10 for temperature, this Duxtop induction cooktop is less versatile than the 9100MC, Ultra Thin 9300ST, and the 9600LS. 

Recommendation

The 8300ST seems to be being phased out by Amazon and Duxtop, so it may be hard to find at a reasonable price. The 9300ST is similar in style, while the 9100MC is a big jump in functionality for about the same price, and the 9600LS is a huge jump in functionality while still under $100.​

Duxtop induction cooktop 8300ST

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Duxtop 7100MC Portable Induction Burner

Approximate Price: Varies due to being phased out on Amazon and by Duxtop. I recommend not paying more than $60 for the 7100MC.

Why people buy the 7100MC: Decent performance at a low price. Click to see on Amazon!
Duxtop induction cooktop 7100MC

Duxtop 7100MC

The Secura Duxtop 7100MC is your most basic option at the lowest price. It has all the standard safety features as the other Duxtop units. It has a simple control panel with plastic push buttons that is both attractive and easy to use. The control panel is angled down from the cooking surface, which makes it safer (hot pans won’t melt the plastic) and easier to use than units that have the plastic control panels on the same surface as the burner. Its minimalist,white-on-black design would look great in just about any kitchen.

However, it has only 1300 watts of power, which means that even though it gets as hot as 1800 watt models, it will do so more slowly.

Also, the timer can only be set in 5-minute increments. (All other Duxtop induction cooktop models have 1-minute increments.)

Click here for Amazon reviews and price on the Duxtop 7100MC.​

The 7100MC seems to be being phased out on Amazon and possibly by Duxtop as well. This is probably because there are better models available for about the same price. For now, it's still available, so I'm including it here. However, you can probably find a better Duxtop model with more power and more setting for the same price or less.

Specifications

1300 Watts

Plugs into standard 120V outlet

Dimensions: 16.5 x 12.8 x 3.6

Weight: 6.4 lbs

Push button control on angled panel

10 temp levels from 140F - 460F

10 power levels from 200W - 1300W

60 second delayed shutoff pan sensor

170 minute timer settable in 5 minute increments

170 minute max running time​

6 ft. power cord

1 year warranty

ETL approved.​

Safety Features

The Duxtop 7100MC induction cooktop has auto pan sensor, auto shutoff, overheat shutoff,voltage sensor, error code display, child safety lock, ETL approved.

Pros

Inexpensive, attractive, same safety features and number of temperature settings as the 8100MC and 8300ST models (as well as many competitors).

Cons

Only 1300 watts total power, timer has 5 minute increments.

Recommendation

Since the 7100MC appears to be being phased out by Amazon and Duxtop, it may be hard to find at a reasonable price (not more than $60). I recommend choosing one of the other Duxtop models instead.​ The 9100MC is a similar model with more features for about the same price, while the 9600LS offers a huge jump in functionality for about $30 dollars more.

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