Induction Burner

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How would you like a kitchen helper that’s fast, powerful and economical? Why not invite the Tru Eco induction cooker right in. This compact cooktop from Select Brands works by inducing, or transferring, heat through magnetic fields (you'll need an induction-compatible metal pan or pot to sustain the magnetic field). It can go from 125 degrees to 425 degrees in an instant, and it cools down just as quickly. Plus it’s incredibly energy-efficient compared to traditional gas burners and electric ranges, which can experience heat energy loss approaching 50%. This little powerhouse packs a serious punch.

Having an extra burner around holiday time is a real bonus. If space is limited in your apartment or condo, the Tru Eco takes up precious little room. Tailgating? Camping? Set up is a snap, and the ceramic finish cleans up in a jiffy. It’s a great gift for the person who has everything. Save time, money and energy while you give your kitchen an easy upgrade that won't put a dent in your wallet or the environment.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Eric

    My name is Eric and I'm with you today to discuss the TRU Induction Cooker.

    If you're looking for an energy-efficient precise cooking method, induction

    cooking is perfect for you. Induction cooking has become popular in

    restaurant kitchens and with the TRU induction cooker, you can bring the

    same efficient, safe and precise cooking style to your own kitchen.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/20/2010 6:45 PM

    This is one of those products that once you have you'll figure out many ways to use it! Great idea, especially with the holidays coming up!

  • Charlie
    10/20/2010 6:46 PM

    This looks like a really nice product if you want to save energy.

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    10/20/2010 7:52 PM

    @Charlie: There is definitely efficiency in induction cooking. Induction is 90% efficient. As a comparison, a gas range is 55% efficient and an electric range is 45% efficient.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    10/20/2010 8:45 PM

    I shared this with my friend Anne. We always do Thanksgiving at her house and burner space is at such a premium. I really didn't realize you could do serious cooking on an induction burner. I really like the idea of cooking outside or at the table too...crepes and stuff to go along with a barbeque.

  • Marcia M
    Marcia M
    10/22/2010 1:23 AM

    Could I do slow cooking(low heat) safely with this burner?

    Sounds Good!!

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    10/22/2010 3:39 PM

    @Marcia M: The induction cooker allows for a reduced power input (all the way down to 300 watts) as well as temperatures down to 160F. You can cook slower with

    these settings, but it would probably not be considered a true slow cook.

    True slow cooking is often 6 or 8 hours of cooking time, whereas the max

    cooking time on this induction cooker is 3 hours (plus 2 hours in stand-by).

  • dawn
    10/28/2010 4:41 PM

    is this powered by battery? (I don't see an electrical cord). If there is an electrical cord, does it have a 3 prong plug?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/29/2010 7:21 PM

    @dawn: It has an electrical cord with a 3-prong plug.

  • Susan Gawarecki
    Susan Gawarecki
    4/14/2011 4:42 PM

    What is the diameter of the cooking surface and what is the overall size of the unit?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    4/14/2011 5:30 PM

    @Susan Gawarecki: The product itself is 11.2” wide x 14.4” deep x 2.5” high. The glass ceramic plate itself is an 11” square. Thanks for stopping by.

  • K
    7/1/2011 1:06 PM

    How durable is the TRU Eco Induction Cooker? I'm considering making it my primary cooker. Could it withstand everyday use & bear heavy cast iron, including a 6.5 enamel cast iron dutch oven?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    7/1/2011 1:07 PM

    @K: I have forwarded your question on to Eric to get his advice for you. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    7/1/2011 1:40 PM

    @K: The glass ceramic top is quite durable, but not indestructible (similar to

    any flat top range). It can definitely handle every day use. It can also

    hold a cast iron vessel, although a 6.5 quart may be larger than suggested.

    The recommended maximum diameter for optimal performance on the induction

    cooker is 10 inches.

  • Curious
    9/7/2011 12:25 AM

    Is it recommendable to leave the cooktop plugged in when it is not being used? Does it use up energy when plugged in but not in use?

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    9/12/2011 2:00 PM

    @Curious: The majority of appliances when turned off use zero electricity. If the induction cooktop is plugged in, but there is no pan on top, no lights on and no fan operating, it is not drawing any current and not using any power.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

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