Precision cooking with an electric cooking device–that is this induction cooker from Gourmia. It allows you to cook a wide assortment of dishes by giving you a good variety of temperature settings paired with durability and ease of use.
- Cook a wide assortment of dishes
- Precise cooking with eight power levels and temperature settings
- SmartSense Auto Detection
- 180-minute timer with auto shut-off
- Durable and easy to clean
- Compatible with induction ready cookware
With the Gourmia Multifunction Portable Induction Cooker you can have the freedom to cook whatever dish you want. Be it boiled, fried, steamed, seared, grilled, sautéed, or stir-fried, this cooktop can do it all for you. It is so versatile so that you can broaden your meal options on a daily basis.
If you plan on starting a cooking journey, this cooktop will give you the right starting point to begin all the cooking types and methods that you may practice with a stove.
Unlike some other electric cooktops which we have reviewed on this site which could limit your cooking options to a few dishes, this one will allow you to explore and practice much-needed cooking skills to be able to make delicious home cooked meals every day.
That is because this cooktop has eight available temperature settings that allow you to choose which cooking method you want depending on which dish you plan on preparing. Power levels can go anywhere between 200 to 1800 Watts and the temperatures can be adjusted from 140 to 460 degrees Fahrenheit.
The temperatures are shown on a digital display and are adjusted using a temperature knob that somewhat simulates the temperature regulation on a typical gas range where you have to turn a knob in order to turn up the heat or to cool it down.
Cooking times for the Gourmia Multifunction Portable Induction Cooker can go for as long as 180 minutes, which is fairly useful if you have to cook food for a prolonged period of time such as when simmering soups or when tenderizing meats.
It also has an auto-off function that automatically shuts the unit off once the timer goes off, so you do not have to bother switching it off when you need to. All meals are cooked in perfect timing thanks to the timer function.
To boost the safety of this induction cooktop, it comes with a SmartSense auto detection system that senses when the unit is overheating so that it automatically trips off when needed so as to prevent damage or injury.
It comes with an inline fuse that optimizes the safety profile of the product and thus makes it an ideal and safe kitchen tool for any home.
As a result, it also uses up much less energy compared to traditional gas stoves or older electrical stoves. In fact, it can save up to 90% of energy consumption, especially when used properly. If you are planning on becoming more environment-friendly, or would just like to cut down on energy costs, then it is about time you switch to this induction cooker.
The Gourmia Multifunction Portable Induction Cooker is sturdy and durable, and is quite easy to maintain.
All you have to do is wipe it down with a damp cloth since food will not easily stick to the smooth glass surface because the surface does not get too hot that it sticks and burns any food that is accidentally spilled on it.
And since it does not get too hot, it would be a lot safer especially if you have little kids with prying little hands around the house.
Still, it would be wise to keep them away from the device since a hot pan on the surface may still cause serious burns.
The Gourmia Multifunction Portable Induction Cooker is ready to use with any induction ready cookware such as cast iron, or stainless steel cookware with magnetic bases.
The unit will not function if it does not detect a cooking pan or pot on it, and will not do so if the pan on it is not compatible. You may see this clearly indicated on the display.
The controls are leveled with the heating zone, so you have to be extra careful to lift the pan as vertically as possible when taking it off the heat.
Otherwise, a pan that slides onto the controls may cause damage and melt off some of the items on the control because of the heat.
This is a structural problem that some people may have some difficulty dealing with, especially if they have higher countertops, making it difficult for them to lift the pot high enough to get it as far off the controls as possible.
This cooktop is definitely versatile enough to deal with everyday cooking. Just make sure that the surface you will place it on allows for comfortable lifting so as not to encounter the above-mentioned problem.