Fast shipping. One day ahead of the promise. Lousy packaging. HD shipped the product in the same package as it was put into at the factory. No cardboard box to protect it. It didn't even have the ends of the box taped. The attached photo shows exactly how it was delivered to me. I didn't remove anything.
This will be a gift so I won't give it a test run. I have removed it from the package and see no apparent damage.
I may return to edit this review after my friend uses the hot plate for a while. I have high hopes that it will live up to all the positive reviews.
It is a blessing and a joy to own! Works like a charm! Heats up FAST and EFFECTIVELY. The numbers on the dials are true to performance. Cools down quickly as well. Cleans up easily! And looks great on the countertop! I searched and searched on the internet for the perfect 2-burner countertop hot plate. I visited the Home Depot Store to get a “looksey”, but they were not stocked in the store. A Home Depot associate placed the order for me on the store computer. :) So so thrilled to finally own THIS Cuisinart! 2-burner!
I gave it four stars because of the few imperfections (scratches and slight dents on the surface, but these things do not in any way distract from its beauty and its ability to be a powerhouse in my kitchen! Our church visits the homeless shelters often and provides food for the unfortunate. It’s like having having 2 extra burners in my kitchen. It effectively cooks up to perfection a huge batch of chili, taco meat, and chicken and rice when needed. What a blessing.
I removed our 4 burner stove/oven and replaced it with this and a air/fry/toaster TOA60 ! The two of us only need a two burner and small oven so our small house and it's kitchen is complete. Satisfied! Saved us so much space.
Bought this for a makeshift kitchen in the basement during our kitchen redo. We've had to adjust our expectations a bit, because it's not as powerful as a cooktop. If you give the burners time to heat up, they're fine. Keep a lid on the pan on the smaller unit to assist to bring to boil, otherwise it takes quite a while. Nice design and easy to keep clean, and is serving it's purpose. Will keep it to use for potlucks and cookouts after our redo is complete.
First of all, it matches my Cuisinart Toaster-Oven (the Third one that I have purchased. (I have an extremely small apartment and they made a Cooking Closet from the large walk-in!)
I am extremely happy with the separate burner - 1300 burner for the large pots and pans and the small one 500 watt and I can use both at once with the separate controls.
And you will laugh: I have any Cuisinart pots and a wonderful knife with holder the right size with someone with Arthritis - guess you can say I am a Fan of Cuisinart.
It had been an absolute God-send, as i was in the middle of a kitchen remodel when all the COVID-19 appliance shortages hit. I frequently use both burners with no problem. It heats quickly. It's wonderful!