We LOVE induction cooking! We'd already bought a more expensive model a few months ago, so we bought this less expensive Salton as a backup. Every bit as fast and powerful as the other. Now with two of these plug-in models, we don't even use our old-fashioned coil burners. We love the speed at which it heats stuff up -- like a pot of water for pasta. We love its instant increase or decrease in temperature and easy clean up -- even the pots are easier to clean, for some reason. You know when you heat up a coil burner and you get that awful smell or smoke? This doesn't happen with the induction burner. Safer around pets and kids, too, because the cooktop does not actually create heat itself and it cannot operate unless a pot or pan made with iron is resting on it. The only weakness in the Salton is that a small piece of the plastic support frame chipped off.