Secura 9100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner Review

Secura 9100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner

8.7

Size

9.1/10

Brand

7.9/10

Performance

8.4/10

Functionality

8.9/10

Appearance

9.1/10

Price

8.8/10

Pros

  • Safe
  • Powerful
  • Small Size with Large Cooking Surface
  • 15 Power Levels
  • 15 Temperature Levels
  • Fast
  • Energy Efficient

Cons

  • Loud fan
  • High-pitched squeal at max power level

Secura 9100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner, Black

Do you need a small portable cooktop for your dorm room, apartment, small kitchen, cottage or RV? Why not get one that is safe to use in small spaces? The Secura 9100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner uses magnetic induction heating to ensure the heat stays in the food, not in surroundings that could catch fire. And keeping the heat in the food saves energy instead of wasting it heating the air around the burner. Read this detailed review to see how this portable countertop cooktop might be just what you need?

Name:Secura 9100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner
Price:See Amazon link below for current price
Owner: Secura, Inc.
CEO: Unknown
Rating: 87 out of 100

Secura 9100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner – Overview

Induction cooking transfers heat from a magnetic coil directly into any induction compatible cookware set on top of the cooker. It will not heat up non-magnetic, flammable materials like plastic, paper, or your hand. It also doesn’t heat up the air around the cooking surface.

Because it is only heating the cookware your food cooks faster and more efficiently than electric or gas cooktop elements which waste a lot of heat into the air.

Watch this demonstration of an induction cooktop boiling water without burning a paper towel or melting ice cubes sitting right beside the pot.

The downside to this is that in order for it to work you need induction compatible cookware like iron and steel, aluminum or stainless steel with a magnetic bottom, or cast iron. However, these are not expensive or hard to get and you may already have some in your kitchen.

The easy way to check if your cookware is induction friendly is to test it with a magnet. If the magnet sticks, the cookware is suitable for use with your induction cooktop.

The Secura 9100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner is small and lightweight but powerful. It is ideal for when you need a single cooktop either on its own or as an addition to a conventional stove for large get-togethers with family and friends.

The power and temperature of the heat are both fully adjustable through 15 power levels and 15 temperature settings. This allows cooking a wide variety of food, as quickly or slowly as required. 

Secura 9100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner – Features

Size 

The Secura 9100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner is small enough to easily fit on a countertop. Yet its cooking surface is 11″ (27.9 cm) x 11″ (27.9 cm). The actual burner area is marked as an 8-1/2″ (21.6 cm) circle. Up to 10″ (25.4 cm) pans work quite well. But when you try to cook with a 12″ (30.5″ cm) skillet the outer edges do not heat up as much as the center so you have to occasionally stir in order to get even cooking of all the contents.

At least one person noted that using a 12-1/2″ (31.75 cm) stockpot melted the plastic edges of the unit. This is obviously too large a pot to use.

Features

  • Plugs into a standard North American 120V electrical outlet (2-prong polarized plug)
  • 15 power levels – from 200W up to 1800W.
  • 15 temperature ranges – from 140°F (60°C) to 460°F (237.8°C)
  • Digital control panel
  • Built-in count-down digital timer up to 170 minutes in 1-minute intervals
  • Auto-pan detection for safety shuts the unit off if no cookware is detected after 60 seconds or if it overheats
  • Diagnostic error message system
  • Low and high voltage warning system
  • Compatible with Duxtop and other induction ready cookware

Functionality and Performance

The 15 power levels of the Secura 9100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner give you fine control of the heat intensity. You can set three power levels in each of Simmer-Keep Warm, Low, Medium-Low, Medium-High, and High heat categories.

The power levels are pulse controlled meaning the element turns on for a timed period and then turns off. The Secura 9100MC Induction Cooktop is smoother and has better control than most other induction cooktops. The indicated wattage is very close to the average applied wattage.

In addition, cooking in each of the 15 power levels can be adjusted to 1 of 15 temperature settings. See the Specifications below.

It also features a built-in countdown timer adjustable in 1-minute intervals up to 170 minutes. When the countdown is complete, the timer beeps and the cooktop turns off.

The temperature sensor controlling this function is mounted underneath the ceramic cooktop surface. Ceramic heats up slower than the metal cookware. Thus, the temperature function is not accurate until the ceramic heats up. Use a lower power level to start, then set the temperature you want and increase the power level as required for your meal.

It is recommended that you use power mode unless a specific cooking temperature is required. For frying or browning food, temperature mode is preferred so that the built-in microprocessor can regulate and prevent food from burning. For boiling water use the power mode at a high setting.

The Secura 9100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner is louder than electric or gas burners under certain circumstances. It has a cooling fan for one thing, but it is not any louder than other induction cooktops.

The noisy part of any induction cooktop is the cookware, especially cookware with layers of metal cladding, two- or three-ply. A high pitched “squeal” is emitted at maximum power. This can be annoying for those with sensitive hearing although not everyone is bothered by it. At my age my hearing has deteriorated at high frequencies so I don’t even hear it.

Appearance

The Secura 9100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner is very attractive. The control panel is angled down. This adds a nice look to the front of the unit as well as protecting the controls from heat damage due to the hot edges of overhanging pots.

The markings on the top are clear and easily read.

Specifications

Capacity:
Cooking surface: 11″ (27.9 cm) x 11″ (27.9 cm)
Finish:
Black
Materials:
Ceramic, plastic
Power:
15 levels from 200 Watts to 1800 Watts
Temperature:15 settings from 140°F (60°C) to 460°F (237.8°C)
Timer:170-minute, adjustable in 1-minute intervals
Voltage:
120VAC, 60 Hz.
Dimensions:
14″ (35.6 cm) x 11″ (27.9 cm) x 2.1″ (5.3 cm)
Weight:
6.95 lbs. (3.15 kg.)
Power LevelWattsCooking LevelTemp Level(°F)(°C)
1200Simmer-Keep Warm114060
1.5300Simmer-Keep Warm216071
2.0400Simmer-Keep Warm318082
2.5500Low420093
3.0600Low5220104
3.5700Low6240116
4.0800Medium-Low7260127
4.5900Medium-Low8280138
5.01000Medium-Low9300149
5.51100Medium-High10320160
6.01200Medium-High11340171
7.01300Medium-High12370188
8.01500High13400204
9.01600High14430221
101800High15460238

Power and Temperature Tables © Secura Inc.

Pros and Cons

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Pros

  • Safe – does not heat flammable materials or hands
  • High Power – 1800 Watts
  • Small size but large cooking surface
  • 15 power levels from 200 Watts to 1800 Watts
  • 15 temperature levels from 140°F (60°C) to 460°F (237.8°C)
  • Faster than electric or gas burners
  • Energy efficient
  • Attractive
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Cons

  • Loud fan
  • High pitched “squeal” at max power (from multi-ply cookware)

Cooking With The Secura 9100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner

The Secura 9100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner will cook anything that an electric or gas burner can cook. But, will do it with less risk, faster, and with higher efficiency.

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Customer Comments

Amazon customers give the Secura 9100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner an average 4.3 out of 4 stars (84% positive 4 or 4 out of 5 stars)

Fakespot analysis of the Amazon customer reviews revealed that they contain 90% high-quality reviews and are given a Grade A ranking.

Who Is The Secura 9100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner For?

If you are looking for a small countertop burner that is fast and powerful but also safe and efficient, the Secura 9100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner is an excellent choice.

Use it as a standalone cooker in a dorm room (if allowed), an apartment, or any small kitchen that doesn’t have room for a full-size stove. Take it along in your RV.

Or you can use it as an extra burner when you are cooking for a crowd and there’s just not enough space on your stovetop for all the goodies.

Wherever you need it, this little cooker is convenient and does a great job cooking your favorite dishes.

If this isn’t the right portable induction cooker for you, check out some more choices on this post, The 12 Best Induction Cooktops Of 2018.

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Final Opinion

For those whose need matches “Who Is The Secura 9100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner For?” above, I give this wonderful induction cooker an 87 out of 100 and highly recommended Buy.

If you are ready to purchase the Secura 9100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner, click the Amazon link below for a great price.


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10 Replies to “Secura 9100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner Review”

  1. That sounds like a very unique cooktop.

    I love the fact that it would not burn paper, plastic or your hand and that it doesn’t heat up the air around the cooking surface.

    I like the fact that it is portable.

    The high-pitched squeal does not sound good at all but if you don’t need to put it up to max power than that would not be a problem.I am sure it would be easier to deal with the loud fan.  There are way more pros than cons so that is a good thing.

    1. Shy,

      Thanks for visiting my site and leaving your great comments.

      There is a lot to like about the Secura 9100MC Portable Induction Burner. The high-pitched squeal can be an annoyance to some people but most do not complain about it as it only happens at max power and is a function of the pot, not the appliance.

      Ed

  2. Hello, I have used induction cooking for years not this mark in specific but from what I read, its characteristics are very similar.

    I also have a gas stove but it is much simpler and quicker to cook in the kitchen on induction. When I first bought it, I did not know that some pots could not be used in it, luckily my kitchen came with a pot included (it was not of good quality, but it saved me) I had to buy part of a set of pots and pans suitable for induction, it was an extra expense but they come in different sizes and they serve me for everything.

    I did not know about the trick of the magnet to prove if it is suitable for induction 🙂

    1. Hi Paola,

      Thanks for taking time to leave your great comments. I’m glad I was able to help with the easy trick of using a magnet to prove that a pot or pan is suitable for induction cooking.

      Ed

  3. Years ago I bough an electric burner for my daughter to use in her college dorm room. It was convenient and I even used it when we were remodeling our kitchen, and I didn’t have a stove. Of course, the induction one in your post sounds more efficient. I like that it only heats the cookware, conserving heat and saving energy.

     I guess for some people, magnetic induction heating could be an issue if they don’t have compatible cookware like steel, stainless steel, aluminum, or cast iron. Fortunately, I have cast iron and stainless steel pots. I love the sleek, modern design of the burner. That’s a big plus for me. Thanks for this great review!

    1. Hi Holly,

      Your welcome. Thanks for visiting my site and leaving your comment. Aluminum and stainless steel pots and pans will only work if they have a magnetic bottom but cast iron cookware will work. Test with a magnet to see if the pot or pan will work with induction cooktops. If the magnet sticks, the cookware is suitable.

      Ed

  4. I’ve heard a lot about induction cook tops lately, but have never used one. They seem to be getting quite popular! I think trying out a portable induction burner like this might even be a good idea if you’re thinking of swapping out your stove for an induction cook top–that way you could see if you really like it. I wish I had known about these back in college–I bought a piddly electric burner that I’m sure what a fire hazard in my dorm.

    1. Holly,

      Thanks for taking time to leave your comment. The Secura 9100MC Portable Induction Cooktop is ideal for college dorms. No fear that it was left on unattended, there is no chance of a fire. And it is the most energy efficient alternative to keep electricity costs down.

      Ed

  5. Hi, 

    The Cooktop Countertop Burner looks very practical and safe. For what I see it fits in small places and cooks fast. I only have two questions: Do you know if the Cooktop Countertop Burner offers any guarantee and for how long? Also, do you know if it´s easy to find spare parts? (It´s just in case I might need them in the future)

    Thank you for your review. I found it very useful.

    1. Hi Veronica,

      Your welcome. Thanks for leaving your comment and great questions.

      The guarantee is a 1-year limited warranty. Limited means that you have to pay shipping costs to return the unit to the manufacturer. I am not in favor of this kind of warranty because, depending on where you live in relation to the manufacturer, the cost of shipping could be a significant percentage of purchasing a new unit. So what’s the point? In that case it is a pretty useless guarantee. I just want to be honest with you. You are better off paying a couple of extra dollars to Amazon for extended warranty and let them take care of you in case something goes wrong.

      There are no user serviceable parts on the Secura 9100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner. Other than the fan there are no moving parts. To replace the fan you would have to disassemble the unit and put it back together. Again, if you are worried, get an extended warranty from Amazon.

      Here is a link to the Square Trade (Allstate) 4-year extended warranty plan for appliances between $75 to $99.99. The cost is only $6.05.

      Ed

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