Wouldn't induction be better? Otherwise just use your stovetop?seems the Cuisinart Dual Hot Plate I bought is defective. the small element took 15 minutes to heat up and boil a small pot of water to cook an egg. it's at the top of all the review comparisons, so exchanging in the hopes that it's bunk.
crazy that the 1300w single element model is just a few dollars cheaper than this 1800w dual element model.