If you’re like me and never have enough bench space and cooking area in your kitchen, you’re definitely in the right place.

Hi, my name is Lynne and I love nothing more than having my family and friends around to enjoy a casual meal.

I was introduced to induction when we were doing substantial renovations to our home about 3 years ago. The plan included redesigning the kitchen, dining, living and entertaining areas. I knew we were going to be without a useable kitchen for a short time, but I had no idea just how hard it was going to be, or the builder delays. (If something could go wrong, it did which kept pushing out the finish date.). As a result I was without my cooktop and useable bench space for much longer than expected.

Because I was going to be updating all my kitchen appliances I’d started looking at options including induction cooktops and ovens. But I have to admit I really wasn’t sure which way to go. I’d heard about the instant heat of induction and safety for little hands because the surface doesn’t get hot but I’d only ever cooked with gas and electric before. After all change is hard so I wasn’t convinced.

Our renovation was dragging on and it was getting too cold to keep cooking all our meals on the barbecue. My family was totally ‘over’ bbq meals and I don’t like too many take-aways. I usually choose the healthier options for the family. This forced me to look at another temporary cooking option. That’s when I decided to try a portable induction cooktop, a perfect opportunity to give it a try. I figured at the price I was going to pay for a portable one if it lasted for the next few months that was OK.

I was pleasantly surprised. I bought the portable induction cooktop as a cheap solution for my short term problem and it’s ended up being really handy addition to my kitchen.

It’s very light so it’s easy to take when I go away. I’ve often taken it when we’ve gone away to visit family. We tend to get together with friends and relatives when we’re away and need a fair amount of cooking space.

And it’s so easy to cook at the table. Martin can be cooking the meat or chicken on the barbecue and I’ll saute some vegetables or a delicious rice dish at the table. It’s great. We’re all together and I’m not stuck in the kitchen.

When I do want to entertain more formally at home I’ve found having the extra cooktop has been invaluable. And it’s easy to just store it away until next time. (It doesn’t take much space at all).

My experience has been very good. That’s why I’ve put this information together. 

If you need a cooking space when you’re on the road in an RV, you need a cooking space in a dorm or just want to have an extra cooktop on hand at home for when you’re juggling cooking a few dishes in the kitchen at once, then a portable induction cooktop is for you.

PS: I did end up putting a built-in induction cooktop into my kitchen as well.

Happy cooking


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