NUWAVE Shatter-Proof Ceramic Glass Induction Cooktop

Last updated: February 13, 2023

We looked at the top Induction Cooktops and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Induction Cooktop you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 36 expert reviews, the NUWAVE Shatter-Proof Ceramic Glass Induction Cooktop placed 7th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

MAKE ADJUSTMENTS ON-THE-FLY – Want hotter temperature or need to cook it longer? No problem. Simply adjust on-the-fly any time. No need to start over. Flex’s intuitive digital controls are easy to operate, and the response is immediate. 45 PRE-PROGRAMMED TEMPS – Select from the 6 convenient preset temperature settings or fine tune your own temperature from 100°F to 500°F in 10°F increments. You can also add or deduct cooking time at any time. PRECISE TEMPERATURE CONTROL – With 45 precise temperatures at your fingertips, you can keep delicate sauces warm at 100°F to grilling a juicy steak with serious grill marks at 500°F. SHATTER-PROOF CERAMIC GLASS – The heating surface is heavy-duty shatter-proof ceramic glass. It was rigorously tested to withstand intense heat without shattering. It is one of the safest cooktops on the market. SUPERIOR TECHNOLOGY – The slim design of Flex and its patented insulation technology brings the induction heating coils closer to your cookware than the competition for faster & even heating, ensuring no hot or cold spots for optimal cooking experience. SAFETY BUILT-IN – Even if you forget, Flex will shut off automatically when the set cook time is completed. When the cookware is removed from the cooktop, Flex will not start. There are no hot coils or open flames reducing the risk of burns and fire. PERFECT FOR DORMS & RV’S – Flex is light-weight and portable. It performs flawlessly in RV’s, dorms, campsites, and smaller apartments. Its 3 wattage settings of 600, 900 & 1300 watts are designed to work well anywhere even when the power is limited. MELT CHOCOLATE – Mastery of the double boiler is not necessary. Simply set the Flex at 120°F; add chocolate and stir. It will never burn. Even preparing the most delicate sauces like Hollandaise, Beurre Blanc & Beurre Fondue are no longer daunting. INDUCTION READY COOKWARE NEEDED – Two simple ways to check if your existing cookware or future cookware are designed for use with the Flex: Induction symbol printed on the bottom of the cookware. A magnet is typically a great indicator. If it sticks to the bottom of the cookware, this typically means the pot or pan is induction ready.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Automatic shutoff. Heats up quickly. Heats only the pan. Multiple power settings.
Very adjustable heat settings. Compact design for small spaces. Multiple wattage levels.
Compact and intuitive, it’s a beginner-friendly unit that can work with a limited power supply.
This affordable cooker has a user-friendly control panel, 45 temperature settings, and multiple safety features.
It also promises programmable cooking—you can set the burner to change the temperature after a predetermined amount of time—as well as the ability to adjust the temperature in 10-degree increments between 100 and 500 degrees, which would give you far more than the 20 temperature settings of our top pick. And usually it offers all this for less than $80.
A compact and easily portable induction cooktop that boasts switchable wattage.
A fair amount of options to customize the temperature and power usage.

What reviewers didn't like

Might be noisy to operate.
Smaller cooking surface than some other models. Power is limited to 1,300 watts.
It might be too small for some, and the button-heavy control panel might be a bit overwhelming.
The burner is pretty small.
Not powerful enough for normal home cooking. It seems to have a smaller element than most of the models we tested, so it works best with smaller pots and pans.
Has a fan, which can be a little loud.
The NuWave is small and still not powerful enough at times. It is very susceptible to wear and tear.
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