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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 3 years, 10 months 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 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Katybug55
 - Texas
answer 2
Yes, but not as fast as an electric tea kettle or kitchen stove.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Grand Forks, ND
answer 3
We could never get it to using different size pots.
answered 3 years, 1 month 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, 7 months ago
By
ElaineInNJ
 - Old Bridge, NJ
answer 5
yes, but it is slow to.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
AKDavid
 - Fairbanks, AK
answer 6
Yes, but takes a long time.
answered 3 years, 7 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, 9 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, 9 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, 9 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, 9 months ago
By
ksisnottoolongOK
 - rochester
answer 11
Yes, it will boil water.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
RedHeadedStepchild8
 - Wake Forest, NC
answer 12
Yes, on high.
answered 3 years, 10 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 3 years, 11 months 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, 8 months ago
By
tufflady07422
 - Highland Lakes, NJ
answer 2
electric
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Seagull234
 - Atlantic City, NJ
answer 3
It's electric.
answered 3 years, 9 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, 9 months ago
By
StudioSally
answer 5
This is an electric burner.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Optycal
 - Poulsbo, Washington
answer 6
electric - you know, General Electric
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
ksisnottoolongOK
 - rochester
answer 7
Electric
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
RedHeadedStepchild8
 - Wake Forest, NC
answer 8
electric and the cooking area is a solid round peice
answered 3 years, 11 months 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, 3 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 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Bollywood
 - California
answer 2
It has a knob that you can turn it on, off, low, medium, and high
answered 2 years 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
By
b243
answer 5
There are individual burner knobs. Both turn to off. No need to unplug
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
anotherdoodlin
answer 6
it has an off - on - temperature setting for both bunners.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
donnadidit
 - New Jersey
answer 7
It has a power switch.
answered 2 years, 2 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, 2 months ago
By
faster41
 - Fort Worth TX
Question

What kind of pots and pan do you use

asked 3 years, 11 months 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, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Grand Forks, ND
answer 2
I use copper clad stainless, cheep aluminum, and glass.
answered 3 years, 7 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, 8 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, 9 months ago
By
ksisnottoolongOK
 - rochester
answer 5
Anything you would use on your kitchen stove.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Olympicparkchick
 - Hillsborough, NJ
answer 6
any kind just like a regular electric stove
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
tracksnrhythm
answer 7
Stainless steel pots and pans, stick free pots and pans, Cast iron skillets and dutch ovens.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
louis33705
 - Florida
Question

CAN THIS BE USED AS A WARMER

asked 4 years, 3 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, 7 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, 9 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, 9 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, 9 months ago
By
RedHeadedStepchild8
 - Wake Forest, NC
answer 5
Yes, its a great warmer on low.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Olympicparkchick
 - Hillsborough, NJ
answer 6
Yes, this unit is good for warming ... not for cooking.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
EngineeredValue
 - Florida
answer 7
Yes the small burner would be a great warmer
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
TechDude42
Question

Are the burners coil or flat ?

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

Battery Operated?

I'm searching for a burner that has the ability to be battery operated. Is this one battery operated as well? If not, does anyone know of any out there?
asked 2 years ago
By
busymommabee
on GE Dual Burner Hot Plate
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
This is not battery powered at all. I have never seen one that would be. But you can get a power inverter to convert the current from a car cigarette lighter outlet.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
MOMof3brats
 - NYC
answer 2
this does not have that option, as far as i can tell
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
wifeofcrazyguy
 - Parisppany, NJ
answer 3
This one is not battery operated. Electric 110 volt plug in only.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
HandyManBradley
 - Raleigh, NC
answer 4
It doesn't work well enough on AC power but no, I read the instructions before sending it back and there was no mention of a battery operated option. If it did it would probably be ok to warm up your cars gasoline on it. no danger of causing the gas to explode with this thing.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
CaliopeFrog
 - Boston, MA
answer 5
No, it's not battery operated
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
1200ab
 - Arlington, TX
answer 6
No, this burner is totally electric
answered 2 years ago
By
Yoyee
 - Eagle Lake, TX
Question

Can you use cast iron cookware?

asked 4 years, 7 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, 7 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, 9 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, 9 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, 10 months ago
By
Olympicparkchick
 - Hillsborough, NJ
answer 5
yes you sure can
answered 3 years, 11 months 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, 5 months ago
By
LASMITHY
 - Carson City Nevada
Question

Will the big burner get hot enough to heat a large pressure canner?

asked 3 years ago
By
pahunt
 - NC
on GE Dual Burner Hot Plate
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, my brother couldn't even get a larger pot to boil.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Cowgirl4Him
 - Bolivar, MO
answer 2
No this will not work for pressure canning, would probably work for a small pressure cooker for cooking but not canning. I am going to have the same problem since my large cook stove will be taken out this summer, but I plan to buy a gas burner or use the grill to pressure can my garden vegetables.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Crsturgill
 - NC
answer 3
No
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Grand Forks, ND
answer 4
Definitely not. I have this one and it wont boil anything.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
DragonOC
answer 5
Yes
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Zannadoo
 - Grand Forks, ND
answer 6
NO
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
BubbaDave
 - Oakdale,PA
Question

Will the unit turn off automatically

asked 3 years ago
By
O007
on GE Dual Burner Hot Plate
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've read nothing in the manual to indicate that it has an auto-shutoff feature.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
greentea1
answer 2
No
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Grand Forks, ND
answer 3
Mine has never turned off automatically. No.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
birdface
answer 4
no
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Zannadoo
 - Grand Forks, ND
answer 5
no
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
BubbaDave
 - Oakdale,PA
answer 6
Depends what you mean. It does not have any kind of timer, so if you turn up the temp knob the burner will cycle on and off to maintain the temperature until you turn the knob back down or unplug it.
answered 3 years ago
By
porcupine73
 - Buffalo, NY
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