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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, 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 2 years, 10 months ago
By
Katybug55
 - Texas
answer 2
Yes, but not as fast as an electric tea kettle or kitchen stove.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Grand Forks, ND
answer 3
We could never get it to using different size pots.
answered 4 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 4 years, 6 months ago
By
ElaineInNJ
 - Old Bridge, NJ
answer 5
yes, but it is slow to.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
AKDavid
 - Fairbanks, AK
answer 6
Yes, but takes a long time.
answered 4 years, 6 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 4 years, 8 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, 8 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, 8 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, 9 months ago
By
ksisnottoolongOK
 - rochester
answer 11
Yes, it will boil water.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
RedHeadedStepchild8
 - Wake Forest, NC
answer 12
Yes, on high.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
Olympicparkchick
 - Hillsborough, NJ
Question

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

asked 3 years, 2 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, 10 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, 11 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 3 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 3 years, 1 month ago
By
b243
answer 5
There are individual burner knobs. Both turn to off. No need to unplug
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
anotherdoodlin
answer 6
it has an off - on - temperature setting for both bunners.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
donnadidit
 - New Jersey
answer 7
It has a power switch.
answered 3 years, 1 month 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 3 years, 2 months ago
By
faster41
 - Fort Worth TX
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, 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 3 years, 7 months ago
By
tufflady07422
 - Highland Lakes, NJ
answer 2
electric
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
Seagull234
 - Atlantic City, NJ
answer 3
It's electric.
answered 4 years, 8 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, 8 months ago
By
StudioSally
answer 5
This is an electric burner.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
Optycal
 - Poulsbo, Washington
answer 6
electric - you know, General Electric
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
ksisnottoolongOK
 - rochester
answer 7
Electric
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
RedHeadedStepchild8
 - Wake Forest, NC
answer 8
electric and the cooking area is a solid round peice
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
tracksnrhythm
Question

Are the burners coil or flat ?

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

CAN THIS BE USED AS A WARMER

asked 5 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 4 years, 6 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 4 years, 8 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, 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 4 years, 9 months ago
By
RedHeadedStepchild8
 - Wake Forest, NC
answer 5
Yes, its a great warmer on low.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
Olympicparkchick
 - Hillsborough, NJ
answer 6
Yes, this unit is good for warming ... not for cooking.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
By
EngineeredValue
 - Florida
answer 7
Yes the small burner would be a great warmer
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
TechDude42
Question

What kind of pots and pan do you use

asked 4 years, 10 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 3 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Grand Forks, ND
answer 2
I use copper clad stainless, cheep aluminum, and glass.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
Seagull234
 - Atlantic City, NJ
answer 3
Just using cheap pan set and works fine, non stick pans with lids.
answered 4 years, 7 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 4 years, 9 months ago
By
ksisnottoolongOK
 - rochester
answer 5
Anything you would use on your kitchen stove.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
Olympicparkchick
 - Hillsborough, NJ
answer 6
any kind just like a regular electric stove
answered 4 years, 10 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, 10 months ago
By
louis33705
 - Florida
Question

Can I use a Cast Iron Frypan on these burners?

asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
ImAnAngell4U
on GE Dual Burner Hot Plate
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Absolutely you can this is just like an electric range or cooktop do not be afraid to use your cast iron on this hot plate.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
faster41
 - Fort Worth TX
answer 2
The manual doesn't say you can't use cast iron
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
Crsturgill
 - NC
answer 3
Yes
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Grand Forks, ND
answer 4
I just cooked up a couple hot dog buns (browned them) using an 8" cast iron skillet on the big burner of the unit. I plan to cook with that skillet a lot on this unit. I see no reason why that should not work well.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
MusicMeister
answer 5
I would say yes; I have used stainless steel pans on it no problem, so I can't see why cast iron would not work.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
porcupine73
 - Buffalo, NY
answer 6
I wouldn't use a cast iron fry pan on those burners. It took an aluminum wok forever to get hot and start cooking. I can only imagine that a cast iron fry pan would take an eternity to get to an ideal cooking temperature.
answered 4 years ago
By
4evaMind
 - Jacksonville, FL
Question

Can I fry fish on this hot plate?

asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Jenif56
on GE Dual Burner Hot Plate
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Absolutely you can, in a pan of course. This hot plate is no different than an electric range or cooktop works the same way.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
faster41
 - Fort Worth TX
answer 2
Yes you can fry fish as long as you are using a standard size skillet.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
Crsturgill
 - NC
answer 3
You can fry, boil, simmer on the hot plates in a pan or pot. No food directly on the plates themselves.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
MOMof3brats
 - NYC
answer 4
Yes, although it will take you longer than on a kitchen stove.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Grand Forks, ND
answer 5
yes
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
annie4danman
answer 6
We were never able to get it hot enough to even boil water, let alone fry anything.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
jkaustin02
 - Houston, Texas
Question

How long is the cord?

asked 3 years, 7 months ago
By
laubuchon
on GE Dual Burner Hot Plate
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Around 3 ft or a little less
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
Crsturgill
 - NC
answer 2
The cord is approximately 38" long.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
greentea1
answer 3
About 4 feet.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Grand Forks, ND
answer 4
about 38 inches long
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
birdface
answer 5
3 feet long.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
rondee59
 - Sacramento, CA
answer 6
About 3 feet long
Has to be short due high currant draw
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Chasola
 - Va
Question

Will the unit turn off automatically

asked 4 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 3 years, 3 months ago
By
greentea1
answer 2
No
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Grand Forks, ND
answer 3
Mine has never turned off automatically. No.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
birdface
answer 4
no
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Zannadoo
 - Grand Forks, ND
answer 5
no
answered 3 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, 11 months ago
By
porcupine73
 - Buffalo, NY
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