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GE Dual Burner Hot Plate

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GE Dual Burner Hot Plate

A great alternative to traditional gas burners, the GE Dual Burner Hot Plate cuts down the time you spend in your kitchen. The fastest way to cook your favorite dishes, this induction hot plate features solid die-cast heating plates, so better and even cooking is guaranteed. With non-skid rubber feet, this 1500 watt hot plate will never move out of place. Get this portable electric hot plate and save more on your time and money.
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Questions & Answers for GE GE Dual Burner Hot Plate

Question

does this hot plate have the ability to boil water.

asked 4 years ago
By
aherko
on GE Dual Burner Hot Plate
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, both burners will boil water. One reviewer suggested starting with hottest tap water - Great Idea!

Interestingly, 3-cups room temp. water in COVERED glass tea kettle reached rapid boil in 14 mins 15 secs on both the larger 900w burner & the smaller 600w burner at highest temp. setting.
answered 2 years ago
By
Katybug55
 - Texas
answer 2
Yes, but not as fast as an electric tea kettle or kitchen stove.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Grand Forks, ND
answer 3
We could never get it to using different size pots.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
jkaustin02
 - Houston, Texas
answer 4
It absolutely does! The key is you need to put lids on them. Without the lids, it will take a long time. It is not like your typical gas burner you have on the stove but it is a great product to boil with as long as you keep lids on your pots and pans.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
ElaineInNJ
 - Old Bridge, NJ
answer 5
yes, but it is slow to.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
AKDavid
 - Fairbanks, AK
answer 6
Yes, but takes a long time.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Seagull234
 - Atlantic City, NJ
answer 7
Yes, most certainly. The water boils quickly enough. If you have a large pot of water, simply cover it and it'll boil more quickly.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
FiddlersTwo
 - Southern Utah
answer 8
I have found it does boil water, but VERY slowly...........I recommend startuing with either hot tap water, or warm the water in the microwave first.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
StudioSally
answer 9
No, it does not. I spent hours trying to boil traditional oatmeal (Pinhead Oats) and was never able to achieve a boil. We even tried pre-heating water to a boil, then transferring it to this product to continue the boil, and it did not work.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Optycal
 - Poulsbo, Washington
answer 10
If you have a lot of time the large burner will eventually boil water but not to a rolling boil stage. I had no luck boiling water on the small burner. I used copper bottom stainless steel pots. Other cookware might work better with it.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
ksisnottoolongOK
 - rochester
answer 11
Yes, it will boil water.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
RedHeadedStepchild8
 - Wake Forest, NC
answer 12
Yes, on high.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Olympicparkchick
 - Hillsborough, NJ
Question

Is this propane or electric?

Looking for propane warmer, to boil water and cook canned goods in event of storm or hurricane and power outage.
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Florida
on GE Dual Burner Hot Plate
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
This is an electric hotplate. It can be used with a portable generator in the event of power outages.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
tufflady07422
 - Highland Lakes, NJ
answer 2
electric
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Seagull234
 - Atlantic City, NJ
answer 3
It's electric.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
FiddlersTwo
 - Southern Utah
answer 4
This is an electric unit. Look in the camping section for a propane camp stove for use in emergencies.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
StudioSally
answer 5
This is an electric burner.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Optycal
 - Poulsbo, Washington
answer 6
electric - you know, General Electric
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
ksisnottoolongOK
 - rochester
answer 7
Electric
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
RedHeadedStepchild8
 - Wake Forest, NC
answer 8
electric and the cooking area is a solid round peice
answered 4 years ago
By
tracksnrhythm
Question

Does it have a power switch or do you have to unplug the unit to power it off?

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Shamiva
 - 31792
on GE Dual Burner Hot Plate
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
It has knobs with Low, Medium and High temperature settings. I found 2 annoying things about this burner: (i) it will turn off automatically but not so often (like it does in Elite brand) and (ii) if I turn knob any lower then High setting then it off and food does not get cooked.
answered 2 years ago
By
Bollywood
 - California
answer 2
It has a knob that you can turn it on, off, low, medium, and high
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
wjerry2480
 - Atlanta, GA
answer 3
It has burner on and off dials. Since it's in the garage I do unplug it as a precaution, but that is not necessary. It's a good unit.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
DrummerGal
 - Sacramento, CA
answer 4
There is a temp dial like on a normal stovetop, but does not show hi or lo or any temps, you have to gauge it yourself.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
b243
answer 5
There are individual burner knobs. Both turn to off. No need to unplug
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
anotherdoodlin
answer 6
it has an off - on - temperature setting for both bunners.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
donnadidit
 - New Jersey
answer 7
It has a power switch.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
graycountry
 - Gulfport, MS
answer 8
The product has two burner switches that will turn the burners on and off. You can unplug the unit if you want to or you can use the burner switches to turn the burners on and off and just leave it plugged in.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
faster41
 - Fort Worth TX
Question

Are the burners coil or flat ?

item: GE Dual Burner Hot Plate- Model 169214. Are the burners coil or flat ?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
By
endeavor2956
 - Waldorf, MD
on GE Dual Burner Hot Plate
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Flat
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Grand Forks, ND
answer 2
Flat
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
jkaustin02
 - Houston, Texas
answer 3
Flat with minimally raised circles
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
GabrielDeafBlindPupFamily
answer 4
Flat
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
rainwater82
 - McAllen, TX
answer 5
Flat. It is one solid piece of metal that is textured.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
AKDavid
 - Fairbanks, AK
answer 6
flat
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Seagull234
 - Atlantic City, NJ
answer 7
Flat burner.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
SteeleShopping
 - Steele, AL
Question

CAN THIS BE USED AS A WARMER

asked 4 years, 5 months ago
By
cplandy22648
 - United States
on GE Dual Burner Hot Plate
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, larger burner is 900watts and the smaller is 600 watts. Each has its own control for temp.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Seagull234
 - Atlantic City, NJ
answer 2
Yes. The warming capabilities are pretty good, but it doesn't cook food very well.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Optycal
 - Poulsbo, Washington
answer 3
Yes it would be very good as a warmer for a buffet I think. It is very attractive and seems to be well made. The entire appliance does get hot so you have to be careful using it. Unfortunately my experience with it is that it is not powerful enough to cook with on a regular basis.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
ksisnottoolongOK
 - rochester
answer 4
Yes, I think so. I use it tomake colloidal silver and it maintains a perfect 122 degrees for that process. It can be set to very low steady temperatures one the "dotted" settings.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
RedHeadedStepchild8
 - Wake Forest, NC
answer 5
Yes, its a great warmer on low.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Olympicparkchick
 - Hillsborough, NJ
answer 6
Yes, this unit is good for warming ... not for cooking.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
EngineeredValue
 - Florida
answer 7
Yes the small burner would be a great warmer
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
TechDude42
Question

What kind of pots and pan do you use

asked 4 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
on GE Dual Burner Hot Plate
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Anything with a flat bottom. No waks
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Grand Forks, ND
answer 2
I use copper clad stainless, cheep aluminum, and glass.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Seagull234
 - Atlantic City, NJ
answer 3
Just using cheap pan set and works fine, non stick pans with lids.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Mopsy
 - Mountainhome, PA
answer 4
directions say it works with a variety of cookware types but don't specify any one, as I recall
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
ksisnottoolongOK
 - rochester
answer 5
Anything you would use on your kitchen stove.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Olympicparkchick
 - Hillsborough, NJ
answer 6
any kind just like a regular electric stove
answered 4 years ago
By
tracksnrhythm
answer 7
Stainless steel pots and pans, stick free pots and pans, Cast iron skillets and dutch ovens.
answered 4 years ago
By
louis33705
 - Florida
Question

Can you use cast iron cookware?

asked 4 years, 9 months ago
By
SelenaRocks
 - Stone Mountain, GA
on GE Dual Burner Hot Plate
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, I just got a cast iron grill pan. It does take longer than usual to heat up, but then everything is fine.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Seagull234
 - Atlantic City, NJ
answer 2
I'm not sure that this burner would have the heating capacity to heat cast iron. It did a terrible job on pots of lighter, thinner materials. I would not use cast iron with this product.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Optycal
 - Poulsbo, Washington
answer 3
I think that you can cast iron. The burners are some odd material that is very rugged and not subject to scratching. My experience with the burner is that it is underpowered for cooking. I would guess that cast iron would actually be the best material to use with it because it retains and distributes heat so well. The directions do not specify any particular type of cookware. They say something like "works with a variety of cookware types". If I were you I would buy one, try boiling some water in your cast iron and see how it works. You can always return it to Walmart with no questions asked if it doesn't work well.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
ksisnottoolongOK
 - rochester
answer 4
I'm not sure about cast iron. It may take much longer to reach desired temp.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Olympicparkchick
 - Hillsborough, NJ
answer 5
yes you sure can
answered 4 years ago
By
tracksnrhythm
answer 6
Yes, and I am saying this because I have read the instructions carefully and there is no mention to not use any type of pan or pot. Both metal and iron are safe to use
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
LASMITHY
 - Carson City Nevada
Question

Can I use this at the Hotel rooms?

I am travelling with a 2 yr old to visit some places for this summer, was just wondering if I could hook this up in a hotel room, to boil some water or as a warmer
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
By
karthu
on GE Dual Burner Hot Plate
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It's rather large to travel with but it has no sharp edges that might cut things packed around it. It will boil water for sure but it takes a long time. It should work as a warmer with no issue other than slow heating.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
xx101
 - Fort Worth, Texas
answer 2
Not a problem.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
DrummerGal
 - Sacramento, CA
answer 3
You certainly can provided the hotel does not have a policy against you doing so.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
faster41
 - Fort Worth TX
answer 4
Yes
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Grand Forks, ND
answer 5
I don't see why you couldn't use it in a hotel room. If you want to boil more than 1/2 gallon or so of water be prepared to wait about 20 minutes for it to get it boiling. For boiling water, an electric kettle would be a far better option.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
porcupine73
 - Buffalo, NY
answer 6
definitely traveler friendly!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
Mom2AshandEmy
 - Texas
Question

Can I use the burner to make omelettes

I need a burner for a breakfast station where I will be making omelette's, pancakes, etc.
Will this work for up to 2 hours straight?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
FoodDude2
on GE Dual Burner Hot Plate
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Will work for 2 hours no issue, but it heats very slowly. It will make omletts but I wouldn't use it if my job depended on satisfied customers and quick service.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
xx101
 - Fort Worth, Texas
answer 2
Of course you can this is no different than an electric range or cooktop. Make your omeletes. I do not know if it will hold up for two hours straight but it most certainly make a mean omelete.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
faster41
 - Fort Worth TX
answer 3
Yes. It is best to use a pan
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Grand Forks, ND
answer 4
If your not in a hurry. I would suggest getting a higher wattage. 900/600 just is not hot or fast enough for me.
answered 3 years ago
By
Hachita
answer 5
yes
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
disappointedwithGE
answer 6
We used them for 5 hours straight making omelettes at a fund-raising breakfast.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
ultrafire
Question

Is the large burner big enough to support and boil water in a 15" steamer?

Want to use to steam clams outdoors...
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on GE Dual Burner Hot Plate
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes the large burner will handle your 15" steamer just do not get in a hurry for the water to boil. Put the steamer on the large burner turn the burner to high and cover the steamer. Depending how much water you have in the steamer it should boil in three to eight minutes maybe more or less, again depends on the amount of water you have in the steamer.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
faster41
 - Fort Worth TX
answer 2
From what the manual says you shouldn't use very large pots on the burners, should only be standard pots used.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Crsturgill
 - NC
answer 3
Yes, you can use any size pot or pan on the unit but it will make it difficult to use the smaller one at the same time.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
MOMof3brats
 - NYC
answer 4
i cook everything on it,but it really never gets to a rolling boil,like a real stove would. I make spaghetti & I've cooked stew etc... I manage with it everyday. I can use a large skillet on one side and a small pan on the other side at one time. Hope this helps.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
birdface
answer 5
Yes, actually, I steamed some clams with mine just last week in a steamer about that size. Yes it does take some time to get the water boiling, but I find it helps to turn the large burner on a few minutes before I want to use it, and put hot water in the pan first, then it doesn't take long at all.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
porcupine73
 - Buffalo, NY
answer 6
Not in our opinion, we couldn't even get it to boil water in any size pot.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
jkaustin02
 - Houston, Texas
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