The Nesco PIC-14 Portable Induction Cooktop saves time and energy with its instant heat and precise temperature control. Instant heat is applied directly to ferrous metal cookware by an electromagnetic current inside the appliance. This cooktop includes a magnet to test for compatible cookware, which includes stainless steel, enameled steel and cast iron. With five power settings providing consistent heat, this appliance is energy efficient and has an easy to clean surface. Ideal for kitchens, dorm rooms, offices, RVs, handicapped and outdoor entertaining.