Avantco IC1800 Countertop Induction Range / Cooker - 120V, 1800 Watt
- Stainless steel body
- 10 1/4" max bottom pan diameter; 8" ideal bottom pan diameter
- Light weight, portable for display cooking
- Automatically switches to standby mode when pan is removed
- "Power level / wattage" and "temperature" cooking modes
- 1800W, 120V; ETL, CE Listed and FCC Compliant
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This Avantco IC1800 countertop induction range delivers superior usability and performance for all your cooking needs! Perfect for use in omelet stations, catering services, display cooking, and other light-duty applications, this induction unit is safer than conventional countertop ranges since there's no open flame or exposed burner; plus its innovative technology allows it to heat up in as little as 1 min. For added convenience, a built-in 175 minute timer allows you to keep track of your culinary creations, and you can cook using either a power level / wattage mode with 15 settings (500-1800W), or a temperature mode that ranges from 140 - 460 degrees Fahrenheit. Simply place an induction-ready pan or pot on the cooking surface and turn it on! Please consult the Specification Sheet for additional details.
- Accepts induction-ready pots or pans with a bottom diameter of 4 3/4" to 10 1/4"; best results come from using cookware with bottom diameter 8" or under
- Power level / wattage mode with 15 settings (500-1800W)
- Temperature mode from 140-460 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degree increments)
- Heat generated in the bottom of the cookware for super-fast cooking speeds
- Easy to read digital display
- 175 min. timer (5 min. increments)
- Automatically switches to standby mode when cookware is removed from surface
- ETL and CE Listed, FCC Compliant; 120V and 1800W, a cord and NEMA 5-15P plug are included
Left to Right: 11 3/4"
Front to Back: 14 1/4"
Height: 3 1/2"
Please Note: The induction-ready pot or pan must remain in place during operation.
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Overall User Rating: Avantco IC1800 Countertop Induction Range / Cooker - 120V, 1800 Watt ( 4.6 stars from 17 reviews )
I purchased this induction base on price and review. I had other inductions that cost me near $500 each and take weeks to arrive. This induction is good for heat up soup, curry or even stock pot. Its heat up pretty fast(approx 1-2 mins for soup). Good purchase and arrived supper fast. I also planing to get more for the 3500 watt
Jintanun M. from Restaurant name here Posted on 10/14/2013
I use this all the time. I'm glad I bought it, It heats up water to boiling in no time. This range is good for making pasta or soups. You can cook anything on it if you have the right pans.
Chris B. from CBear Posted on 10/01/2013
I've been using my Avantco IC1800 for over than a month now and it is everything I hoped it was and more. I'm an amateur cook and my specialty is southern barbecue and its side items. I was impressed with the ability of this unit to simmer 2-3 gallons of barbecue sauce or Brunswick stew. Both of these items are very sweet and on a conventional stove require near constant stirring to avoid burning. Not so with this induction range. A setting of 180* is a fine simmer with no sticking. Since there isn't a burning problem the timer is great for setting with the confidence that I can turn my back on what were once tedious tasks where a distraction from the stirring has ended in disaster more than once. 170 mins is just right for a 3-hour Brunswick stew simmer time. Other timed tasks like rice or grits also benefit from the timer. I didn't expect this small unit to be capable of it but it has really shined in the pasta dept as well, quickly bringing 1-2 gallons of water to a boil and maintaining it for 1-2 lbs of pasta. I tested 1 gal of water in a stainless (but magnet-test passed) stock pot on both the Avantco and my DCS natural gas range top. Cold water from standing start: Avantco, 17.5 mins to rolling boil and DCS range, 18.5 mins. I was worried that I might not have a sturdy enough electrical circuit for this bad boy. I've yet to trip the 20amp breaker even set on high for nearly an hour. I've also used the unit as a chafing heat source on big pots of chili and soup. I read a lot of reviews and regardless of model the inability to simmer slowly or operate as a warmer were complaints that many made of their choices of induction ranges. I know that the Avantco must cycle at its lowest wattage to accomplish it, but its use as a warmer warrants no complaint from me. The heavier the vessel the less obvious the on/off cycles are. I found that a nice heavy cast iron/porcelain dutch oven was ideal for serving from, but the heavy-bottomed multilayer clad stainless stock pots ran a very close second. Other than the obvious aluminum (throw-away) Teflon skillets, I've had very few items of cookware that were unusable with the Avantco. Sadly only my smallest pressure cooker had enough ferrous metal to pass the magnet test. But it worked like a charm. Both, by coming to a steam-generating boil very fast, and also the ability to set the temp on about 200* kept the "jiggler" active a couple of times a minute. Perfect! It had been so hard to control even a gas flame for consistent steam pressure but the Avantco's ability to set the temp (and I can't imagine how it does it) and the timer makes it perfect for timed pressure cooking. And it does it and all other cooking without heating up the kitchen so much like the regular range does. The handles stay cooler also. Unless it is a long cook time I find a rarely need a potholder to lift a pot from the unit. This range has become my "goto eye" for cooking and is the first eye to be used when I've got several items and need the built-in as well. It is always out on the island plugged in and ready. Gentle enough for a quick omelet for one and brawny enough for a dinner party with lobster, there was no mistake made with the selection of this unit. I highly recommend it.
Dewey D. from Hubcap & Wheel Posted on 09/29/2013
We've used these units for a few years now. The problem with them is that the fan either quits or fails and then the unit overheats. Webstaurant has replaced the ones that failed during the 6 month warranty period, thankfully. We never had this problem with our much more expensive Vollrath units. I guess that is the trade off.
Paul H. from Paul H. Posted on 09/10/2013
Thanks for reviewing this item! This is designed to be a step up from an introductory induction range but is still offered at a great price. If you are looking for a range designed for high volume use, we recommend the Vollrath Mirage Pro 59500P Countertop Induction Cooker.
WEBstaurantStore.com Customer Solutions
Very easy to use. I researched for an inexpensive induction burner since I was a new bakery. Heats like a charm! A must have item.
Andrea B. from Baked and Sconed, LLC Posted on 07/14/2013
The Avantco IC-1800 is a very excellent unit. I have only had this unit for about 2 weeks but I am very impressed with it. It is very easy to use, very well constructed and very safe to use. WEBstaurantSTORE is EXCELLENT with their service. I live in western Canada and this unit was delivered within 3 days to my door. I was expecting 7-10 days. I was very impressed. This unit is 120 volt which can be used in any household. I really like the timer feature that ranges from 5 min. - 175 min. and then will shut off. The 15 presets on this are far superior than I've seen on any other unit that I've looked at elsewhere. If you press the HEAT/HOLD button, it will switch over to a temperature read out of which you can adjust with the control knob. Temperatures range from 140F - 460F which is great for anything from melting chocolate to searing a steak or roast. So far I've made chocolate sauce, stir fry, seared a roast and have made several breakfasts with eggs, pancakes and bacon. When the temperature is adjusted it is very quick to adjust. The sturdy aluminum structure along with the FULL glass top makes this unit not only a quality unit but it looks good as well. The price is every bit comparable to the cheaply built units I've seen advertised on TV and other units as well. When I say cheaply made I'm talking about the tops melting, seams coming apart and very poor temperature stability along with very few temperature settings and the controls not anywhere near the quality what the IC-1800 is. I have not come across any cons with this unit as of yet. If I do, I will certainly post it. Keep up the good work and service.
Timothy R. Posted on 07/07/2013
Awesome. This thing works great and heats quickly. We make some sauces and toppings with this unit daily and we have no no complaints. It cleans easily, stores easily and doesn't take up any room. Great addition to our kitchen.
Jason D. from EVOKE Posted on 05/26/2013
This unit performs admirably and cooks well. It has max power for 110 and has a good footprint. I like induction for simmering soups, sauces and stews. It keeps a nice even temperature very well. There is a couple of issues, thought. I would rather have buttons to control the settings, as I continually bump the knob and change the setting accidentally. Also, my unit has an electrical hum that is very annoying. It seems to get louder the higher the setting. I don't know if this is a problem of the line, or just my unit. All in all, this is a good unit for the price.
Tim B. from Bradshaw's Kitchen Posted on 04/20/2013
Thanks for your review! The noise that you are hearing is from a fan that works to prevent the induction range from overheating.
WEBstaurantStore.com Customer Solutions
I normally don't write reviews, I made an exception in this case. So far this cooktop is excellent. It is quiet, it seems very well made, has a larger cooking area (better heat distribution), requires a larger footprint pan, 4 3/4 Minimum, not really a big deal. This unit seems to be of industrial quality. It WILL boil multiple pots of water without a problem. This is not the best looking unit out there, but thats NOT why I bought it. It WORKS! and looks professional, not to mention the pans/pots stay put on the cooking area. There is virtually NO vibration from operation, much quieter too. Time will tell, I am taking a gamble it will last for a long time as I'm not using it in a commercial capacity. It has been excellent-So Far. I'm going to have to buy a couple more pots with a larger footprint (base) but it's worth it, time savings, speed, ease of use, savings from not using my electric range. Good service from WEBstaurant Store as well, recieved in good condition and quickly.
Mike G. from Personal Inductor ! Posted on 03/28/2013
This product is great for people that run small catering businesses. It plugs in anywhere, and is easily transported. It heats the products well and cleans with a damp cloth.
Tom M. Posted on 02/23/2013
This is a nice counter top range because it easily plugs in anywhere! Great for little cooking demos on the go! Great for making caramel!!!
Eric K. Posted on 10/03/2012
This induction burner is easy to control the temperature. Also since its an induction burner the surface of the burner does not get hot. Great deal.
Aaron H. Posted on 09/21/2012
I've been amateur cooking for nearly 50 years and always preferred gas. No more. Fire has it's place in BBQ, smoking, and high searing. I will still use my electric pressure cooker, sous vide and rice cooker. But induction cooking will handle all the rest. 1. It is fast. I did a quick experiment using a 3.5 qt steel pot, 2 quarts of cold tap water. My 12,000 BTW cooktop burner boiled the water in 14 min 30 seconds. The Avantco cooktop did it in 9 min 5 sec. As a control, I also boiled 1 quart of cold tap in an Adagio electric kettle and it took 4 minutes 30 seconds. 2. It won't burn food for difficult heating tasks. I needed to melt butter in a pnn for a roux. Setting the temperature to 210 I was able to turn my back and not worry about it. I am able to adjust the temperature from searing steaks to gently frying eggs. This makes these tasks really easy. 3. This Avantco is built very solidly. The basic structure is stainless steel. The top is glass. The only plastic is the knob for the power control and the front control panel. This could be used commercially. Overall, this unit will earn its space on your kitchen's countertop over any other electric appliance.
Clinton U. Posted on 09/02/2012
convenient in a small kitchen. Heats up very quickly and seems sturdy. Gets very hot as well. Would recommend, even though I was torn between this and the small one.
Pop K. from Pop Karma Posted on 07/26/2012
I really enoy this induction cooker. The safety features will not allow unit to heat with out the pot. Compact for easy storage and cools very rapidly.
Michael V. from Jazzy Rupert's Cafe Posted on 05/28/2012
Great cooktop. Heats very quickly and is cool to the touch. I wish I knew about induction years ago. I have no range in our kitchen so this is a lifesaver.
Jason W. from Osterville Village Cafe Posted on 04/05/2012
If you have never tried a induction cooker you don't know what your missing they are great and this one is the best price you can find for the quality.
Bruce N. from Ranch House Kitchen Posted on 09/28/2011
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