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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, 4 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 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Katybug55
 - Texas
answer 2
Yes, but not as fast as an electric tea kettle or kitchen stove.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Grand Forks, ND
answer 3
We could never get it to using different size pots.
answered 3 years, 7 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 4 years ago
By
ElaineInNJ
 - Old Bridge, NJ
answer 5
yes, but it is slow to.
answered 4 years ago
By
AKDavid
 - Fairbanks, AK
answer 6
Yes, but takes a long time.
answered 4 years 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 4 years, 2 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 4 years, 2 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 4 years, 2 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 4 years, 3 months ago
By
ksisnottoolongOK
 - rochester
answer 11
Yes, it will boil water.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
RedHeadedStepchild8
 - Wake Forest, NC
answer 12
Yes, on high.
answered 4 years, 3 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, 5 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 3 years, 1 month ago
By
tufflady07422
 - Highland Lakes, NJ
answer 2
electric
answered 4 years ago
By
Seagull234
 - Atlantic City, NJ
answer 3
It's electric.
answered 4 years, 2 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 4 years, 2 months ago
By
StudioSally
answer 5
This is an electric burner.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Optycal
 - Poulsbo, Washington
answer 6
electric - you know, General Electric
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
ksisnottoolongOK
 - rochester
answer 7
Electric
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
RedHeadedStepchild8
 - Wake Forest, NC
answer 8
electric and the cooking area is a solid round peice
answered 4 years, 4 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, 8 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, 4 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, 5 months 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, 7 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, 7 months ago
By
b243
answer 5
There are individual burner knobs. Both turn to off. No need to unplug
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
anotherdoodlin
answer 6
it has an off - on - temperature setting for both bunners.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
donnadidit
 - New Jersey
answer 7
It has a power switch.
answered 2 years, 7 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, 8 months ago
By
faster41
 - Fort Worth TX
Question

CAN THIS BE USED AS A WARMER

asked 4 years, 9 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 4 years ago
By
Seagull234
 - Atlantic City, NJ
answer 2
Yes. The warming capabilities are pretty good, but it doesn't cook food very well.
answered 4 years, 2 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 4 years, 3 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 4 years, 3 months ago
By
RedHeadedStepchild8
 - Wake Forest, NC
answer 5
Yes, its a great warmer on low.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Olympicparkchick
 - Hillsborough, NJ
answer 6
Yes, this unit is good for warming ... not for cooking.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
EngineeredValue
 - Florida
answer 7
Yes the small burner would be a great warmer
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
TechDude42
Question

What kind of pots and pan do you use

asked 4 years, 4 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, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Grand Forks, ND
answer 2
I use copper clad stainless, cheep aluminum, and glass.
answered 4 years ago
By
Seagull234
 - Atlantic City, NJ
answer 3
Just using cheap pan set and works fine, non stick pans with lids.
answered 4 years, 1 month 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 4 years, 3 months ago
By
ksisnottoolongOK
 - rochester
answer 5
Anything you would use on your kitchen stove.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Olympicparkchick
 - Hillsborough, NJ
answer 6
any kind just like a regular electric stove
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
tracksnrhythm
answer 7
Stainless steel pots and pans, stick free pots and pans, Cast iron skillets and dutch ovens.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
louis33705
 - Florida
Question

Are the burners coil or flat ?

item: GE Dual Burner Hot Plate- Model 169214. Are the burners coil or flat ?
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
endeavor2956
 - Waldorf, MD
on GE Dual Burner Hot Plate
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Flat
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Grand Forks, ND
answer 2
Flat
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
jkaustin02
 - Houston, Texas
answer 3
Flat with minimally raised circles
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
GabrielDeafBlindPupFamily
answer 4
Flat
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
rainwater82
 - McAllen, TX
answer 5
Flat. It is one solid piece of metal that is textured.
answered 4 years ago
By
AKDavid
 - Fairbanks, AK
answer 6
flat
answered 4 years ago
By
Seagull234
 - Atlantic City, NJ
answer 7
Flat burner.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
SteeleShopping
 - Steele, AL
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, 9 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, 6 months ago
By
xx101
 - Fort Worth, Texas
answer 2
Not a problem.
answered 2 years, 7 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, 8 months ago
By
faster41
 - Fort Worth TX
answer 4
Yes
answered 2 years, 10 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, 5 months ago
By
porcupine73
 - Buffalo, NY
answer 6
definitely traveler friendly!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
Mom2AshandEmy
 - Texas
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, 7 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, 8 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, 8 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, 10 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, 11 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, 5 months 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, 7 months ago
By
jkaustin02
 - Houston, Texas
Question

I have a GE Dual Burner Hot Plate and was curious about it's operation. While cooking the burners shut off and on, is this normal

asked 3 years, 7 months ago
By
mjswinson
on GE Dual Burner Hot Plate
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes mine does that also, to maintain a constant temperature.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Crsturgill
 - NC
answer 2
Yes this is normal. It does that to maintain a certain temperature setting.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
MOMof3brats
 - NYC
answer 3
Yes. It shuts off when it reaches the set temperature like your furnace thermostat does.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Grand Forks, ND
answer 4
I don't know if it's normal, but my unit does the same thing. So do stovetop burners on a regular stove. They try to maintain a certain temperature and not to exceed too high a temp. I have not run the unit without something on the burner for long, but hope it has some type of shutoff to keep it from burning itself out. Not sure of this though.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
MusicMeister
answer 5
Yes, that is completely normal. That is how it maintains temperature. It turns the burner on when it is a bit below the setpoint, and turns it off when it is a bit above the setpoint.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
porcupine73
 - Buffalo, NY
answer 6
Yes, they cycle on and off during operation to maintain a consistent temperature.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
CAReviewer534124
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, 5 months 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 2 years, 3 months ago
By
MOMof3brats
 - NYC
answer 2
this does not have that option, as far as i can tell
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
wifeofcrazyguy
 - Parisppany, NJ
answer 3
This one is not battery operated. Electric 110 volt plug in only.
answered 2 years, 4 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 2 years, 4 months ago
By
CaliopeFrog
 - Boston, MA
answer 5
No, it's not battery operated
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
1200ab
 - Arlington, TX
answer 6
No, this burner is totally electric
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Yoyee
 - Eagle Lake, TX
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