Avantco IC1800 Countertop Induction Range / Cooker - 120V, 1800W

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Item #: 177IC1800

  • Multiple cooking modes from 140 — 460 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Compatible with pans up to 10 1/4" bottom diameter
  • Automatically switches to standby mode when pan is removed
  • Durable stainless steel body with 110 lb. suggested weight capacity
  • No open flame makes this a safer alternative to conventional countertop ranges

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. And thanks to its innovative technology, this cooker heats up in as little as one minute. Plus, this range boasts a sleek, stainless steel design for a professional look that will impress your guests, while being easy to clean.

For added convenience, a built-in 180 minute timer allows you to keep track of your culinary creations, and you can cook using a wattage or temperature mode that ranges from 140 - 460 degrees Fahrenheit. And thanks to its multiple heat levels, you can be sure you'll have the ideal temperature for your most popular dishes. This induction cooker is compatible with induction-ready pans that have a bottom diameter between 4 3/4" and 10 1/4". For added convenience, the cooker enters "standby" mode when the pan is removed from the surface. This unit requires a 120V electrical connection.

Overall Dimensions:
Width: 12 5/8"
Depth: 16 1/2"
Height: 4 1/16"

Customer Reviews

Excellent countertop induction burner! At a great price, this induction burner/range is perfect for either home use or commercial use. Should fit on top of most surfaces and countertops (width wise). Comes with a standard plug for your outlet, so nothing special is needed here for its use. Emits so much less heat than a gas range with flames, keeping your working space much cooler. Extremely easy to use, it can be adjusted to different cooking levels, but I usually just use it at the default 6 level, and works great!

Katherine Sprung from
Posted on 9/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

This is a really nice induction plate that heats up really hot in a quick amount of time. Like that when the pan is removed that it turns itself off. Good product.

Michael Pulfer from Mike's Mindful Plate
Posted on 9/7/2015 12:00:00 AM

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 Dismuke from Hubcap & Wheel
Posted on 9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM

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 Nidy from Ranch House Kitchen
Posted on 9/28/2011 12:00:00 AM

we purchased 2 of these units. they work perfect with our cast iron and the stainless steel pots we have. they are easy to clean and perfect for our offsite catering events

Tyler White from UT Culinary Institute
Posted on 9/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

Have three of these in constant rotation. Is very easy to setup and use, a great alternative to gas burners. These heat up quickly and evenly.

Laura Szyld from Ganache Pattiserie
Posted on 9/23/2020 12:00:00 AM

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 Hurtt from
Posted on 9/21/2012 12:00:00 AM

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 Ung from
Posted on 9/2/2012 12:00:00 AM

We have been using induction cooker for almost 2 years. After that, business picked up and we move on to gas stove to make dish in a faster fashion but this cooker is great and long lasting!

Shishun Chen from Organic Fusion Teahouse
Posted on 9/19/2017 12:00:00 AM

We're very happy with this. We have been using two of them daily, for one year now and nothing has changed about the performance of them. The "hold temp" feature is fairly accurate too, which works well for us.

A DOPO LLC from A Dopo Sourdough Pizza
Posted on 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AM

This countertop induction range has been really awesome. We use this solely in the bakery and is perfect for our purposes. Heats well and easy to clean.

Kristin Viola from Confections By Kristin
Posted on 9/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

This range works like a charm! We use it in our coffee shop's kitchen for sauces, quick heating soup and lots of other things on our menu. Quick, light, and a great addition to the equipment list.

Jason Duncan from EVOKE
Posted on 9/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Every store we open we do not have a hood exhaust system so these are perfect for us to cool small batch items in them

Billy Bricks from Bricks Wood Fired Pizza & Cafe
Posted on 8/8/2019 12:00:00 AM

We operate a small bakery and don't have a stove top so we have always used an induction unit. Decided I needed to purchase another unit as I don't like single points of failure. The whole team is happy with this unit as it has several more settings than our other unit...which by the way was double the price.

Stephanie Schwartzhoff from Confectionary Designs
Posted on 8/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

This Avantco Countertop Induction Range hot plate is awesome! I have never used a hot plate before so I was suprised how great they work. We bought a pot with it and it works like a charm.

Kyle Porterfield from Dark Moon Coffee LLC
Posted on 8/5/2019 12:00:00 AM

Great product, and a very affordable price. Haven't had any problems with it heating and cooking works great and heats fast! Only minor detail is mine does make a slight high pitched noise once you move the heat level past about 10 but I feel like most induction burners I've used do that. Overall great product!

Joshua Murakami from SAMBICA
Posted on 8/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

A+++ so far, so good. We use these ranges (2 side by side) to prepare our sautéed shrimp and to cook onions. The heat is perfect and this is really easy to operate.

Jonathan Iannazzo-Simmons from
Posted on 8/31/2018 12:00:00 AM

Our favorite part of this induction range is that it beeps if you take the pot off but forget to turn the range off. How convenient! No complaints from us.

Andrea Bukowski from Baked And Sconed, LLC
Posted on 8/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Performed very well for 4 years of daily use. But we are a salt air environment, which finally took a toll on the circuit board (corrosion). Now needs ridiculously strong pressure on the start button to turn on, and occasionally changes temperature setting at random during use. it was such a good value overall that we have just ordered the exact same thing again as a replacement. Only flaw is that sometimes the temperature dial "skips" a setting (in 10-degree increments) and so you need to look at the display to make sure it is set as intended.

Dan Lunsford from
Posted on 8/21/2018 12:00:00 AM

Very smart product! I like the safety feature that it turns off the heat when there is no pan/ weight on it. Fast cooking in a tight space.

Aaron Bradley from The Juice Box LV, LLC
Posted on 8/18/2018 12:00:00 AM

Avantco IC1800 Countertop Induction Range / Cooker - 120V, 1800W, il est bien conçu facile à utiliser et à nettoyer, fait bouillir l'eau rapidement, prend peut de place sur le comptoir.

Pierre Seguin from Cantine Jaloux
Posted on 8/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

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 Roberts from
Posted on 7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM

Good value. Have used other similarly-priced induction burners before and this one is the best so far. Quiet and reasonably quick to heat. Timer counts in 5 min increments, would be nice if it were single minutes.

Lindsay Klaunig from
Posted on 7/5/2020 12:00:00 AM

I am still learning how to use this cooktop, but I can already say I am glad I took the chance and bought it. I had been looking at countertop induction ranges for a while, but the ones marketed for home use were either small, lacked features, or were very expensive. This unit was a great price and is big enough that I can use all my pans. The temperature setting and controls are good and easy to use, and I love the timer and atuo-shutoff features. It heats up nice and fast, and is so much more energy efficient than my lousy standard electric range. It really is a great piece of equipment if you rent a house or apartment. We can't have grills out on the patio, but found that putting a cast-iron griddle top on here let us make some damn-fine steaks, and we could do it outside and not get the house all hot and smoky.

Elizabeth Mcsweeney from
Posted on 7/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

Easy to use, easy to clean, and safe. It alarms when you remove a pan off without turning it off, and it makes an annoying high pitched whine (for safety) when you crank the dial to 15.

Posted on 7/31/2019 12:00:00 AM

Heats quickly, maintains temperature, this is a really solid option for anyone with a small space. I can hear the high pitch sound that others have mentioned, but I don't use it frequent enough for the sound to drive me crazy.

Kam Werder from
Posted on 7/26/2018 12:00:00 AM

Does exactly what the big brand products do at a fraction of the price. Boils water almost instantly and can hold foods at a more precise temp than a hot plate or gas range. A must for any kitchen doing precision cooking.

Alex Jamison from
Posted on 7/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

We were looking for an option for our small kitchen in our shop and this fit the bill perfectly. It sits right on our countertop and heats the water fast for our pasta and potato salads.

Lane Curtis from Open Range Coffee & Cafe
Posted on 7/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

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 Karma, LLC from Pop Karma
Posted on 7/26/2012 12:00:00 AM

I have purchase several of chafing dishes from your company. I love them a lot. Also, my family love you guys. I really appreciate everything you do with my orders and products.

Julia Mcclain from JULIA Mcclain
Posted on 7/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

This burner heats up super quick and knows when you place a pan on it...It is cool to touch without the pan. It also is pretty portable and can be stored easily if you don't have a lot of room.

Joe Thompson from Joe's Coffee & Deli
Posted on 7/12/2018 12:00:00 AM

So far this burner is doing a great job. I bought two of them to handle various tasks. I like the option of cooking by temperature or by the number settings. The only problem I have noticed is a high pitched buzz that comes out of these things at just a slight enough level that once you hear it you cant unhear it. Drives my employee crazy.

Jacob Elliot from The Farmacy
Posted on 7/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

I use these induction burners frequently for cooking and brewing beer. The fifteen available power levels are a tremendously advantageous, allowing a subtle simmer to a voracious boil.

Andrew Kelly from
Posted on 7/11/2017 12:00:00 AM

I bought two of these units that work quite well. Had an issue with one, and it was replaced by webstaurant without any problems. Only concern is the 6 month warranty when it comes to Avantco products.

Chen Tang from Canton Village
Posted on 6/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

This induction burner is a gem to work with. We use primarily to heat our stock pot to produce our home made pizza sauce. Heats quickly!

Matthew Koury from Sip
Posted on 6/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

A little bit of a grumpy machine. We had to return one of them because the fan wouldn't run which automatically shuts of the warmer. Webstaurant replaced it for us immediately, which was GREAT! We haven't had any issues other than that, and would recommend this product.

Sharon Ream from Mudslingers
Posted on 6/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

Overall a good product. Haven't had any major issues besides the sound. The product did state that it was perfect for stationed cooking, such as omelet stations for guests. I would not advise this product if you plan to use over the 6 heat setting. Anything higher omits a high frequency tone. This is something that I wouldn't want to talk over while a guest is trying to tell me what they want on their omelet.

Matt Wallace from
Posted on 6/5/2019 12:00:00 AM

We have added another one of these with almost every order from this great site! These are workhorses in our small kitchen and take up very little counter/storage space. The only downside to these are a high pitched electrical squealing noise when the temp dial is set at or above 12. I don't usually notice this, but some employees cant stand it.

David Ashburn from Gorge Kitchen
Posted on 6/5/2017 12:00:00 AM

This is our favorite induction cooker. A great value for the money. The temperature gets very high, which is great for our stir-fried dishes. However, the cap on the right to turn the heat on popped off and has gone missing. It would be great if webstaurant store sold replacement caps.

Jenny Lee from
Posted on 6/24/2017 12:00:00 AM

Love this product. Heats fast and is super easy to use and lite weight. Only thing keeping it from 5 stars is it doesn’t have requisite certifications so it has been regulated to advanced home use for me.

Paul from Room At The Table Catering
Posted on 6/13/2018 12:00:00 AM

Works well thus far with daily use. We use it for grilled cheeses, cooking black bean burgers, and boiling potatoes in our cafe. Replaced a lower end unit that probably wasn't rated for the frequency of use in our establishment.

Gene Aston from
Posted on 6/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Purchased the Avantco IC1800 after having it referred to by a friend. the induction top heats up very quickly and the size makes it easy to store anywhere. the only reason for the 4 star rather than 5 is the buzzing noise it produces while it is on.

Jaime Garibay from Powerhouse Nutrition
Posted on 5/5/2017 12:00:00 AM

Perfect for my small kitchen. I don't have a hood in my kitchen so this electric cooker is so helpful. Cooks almost everything quickly would recommend.

Monica Heer from Bella Coco Company
Posted on 5/3/2017 12:00:00 AM

This item fits our needs perfectly. We have a pasta night weekly and this allows to cook the pasta in a quick and efficient manner.

Scortt Meunier from SM Outdoors, Corp.
Posted on 5/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

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.

Jennifer Velletta from Jazzy Rupert's Cafe
Posted on 5/28/2012 12:00:00 AM

This induction range works wonders. It heats up extremely quickly and produces fantastic results. The only thing to note is to make sure your pan or whatever you are cooking in works with induction cooktops.

Nancy Phillips from
Posted on 5/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

This is a super nice cook-top, well made, true stainless steel housing, not a cheap stainless veneer over plastic. 1800 watts get’s the pots heated rather quickly and has a nice temperature control. The separate control of power settings 1 through 15 gives a good control of steady heat (non thermostat controlled). Forget the timer on short cooking. It’s in 5 minute increments and in my opinion should have been 1 minute increments at least on the lower end of timing. Removal of pan/pot stops the machine and automatically restarts when pan is reapplied to top, that has its good and bad points. You can change time and heat levels without having to stop machine so you can tweak the temperature (raise/lower) without interrupting the cooking. Overall it’s a great product definitely designed for commercial use. I’m very pleased.

Philip Harwood from
Posted on 5/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

We recommend this range over the ICBTM-20 range because it has better controls for getting the exact amount of heat you need. One issue with all Avantco induction ranges is the loud beep with every button push. If you take the screws out of the bottom, you can find the cylindrical black beeping module and remove it from the logic. The range will still work fine, but you will void your warranty. It's a cheap range, so it the warranty really doesn't matter.

Dallas Shaw from
Posted on 5/2/2019 12:00:00 AM

We have four of these induction burners. They work very well, and have tested the endurance of heavy daily use. I have only one issue is that one of the burners does not maintain the selected heating element, which is an issue.

Christopher Tello from
Posted on 5/2/2017 12:00:00 AM

Great item. It can be used for smaller kitchens that don't have a gas connection or for offsite catering. Only downside to these is they can suck a lot of power so you have to make sure wherever you are that you have good power. Also make sure to get Induction pots and pans, aluminum does NOT work with these. Went to a house with a induction system and they bought pans from Walmart, not a good idea. Overall a great item, just can suck a lot of power.

Michael Cragg from Temecula Catering
Posted on 5/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

This portable cooktop has some crazy heating power. It gets hot pretty quick. I’ve used Cooktek before which cost 4-5 times more but this does the trick. Save your money and buy this instead of the brand. Great bang for the bucks.

Robert Oatley from Cinn City Bakery, LLC.
Posted on 5/18/2018 12:00:00 AM

We use this for frying bacon. It gets very hot, and its great that we can move it out of the way when we are done.

Keren Rhodes from Glazed Doughnut Shop
Posted on 5/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

I initially felt this purchase was a “wild card” as I’m EXTREMELY sensitive to annoying/repetitive noises, however, I have not had any of those problems!!!! Here are my experiences: 1. Reheating a 4 cup frozen soup container for the days service: I heat it in the microwave for 5 minutes (advantco microwave) and put in my pot on lowest level (1) for 15 minutes and the soup is ready to serve. I switch to a “hold temp” setting of 150 degrees and I’m good to go. 2. Slow Sauté of onions for Philly cheesesteaks takes 4 minutes, top. 3. Mire Poix takes 2 minutes which is 3 minutes quicker than my sauté function on Insatpot. 4. Super easy to clean and I love the beeping function when you remove the pan, a great reminder for my poor short term memory 5. The temperature hold function is my favorite as I can keep my soup at 150 degrees for my customer and know that the health department won’t have any issue. ***Again, I respect those that had trouble with any noise off put but with our 2 fridges, 2 freezers, air con, ice machine, etc, I have yet to notice any disturbances in regards to noise and I’m personally very susceptible to background noise!

Rebecca Fry from Overstuffed Deli
Posted on 5/11/2018 12:00:00 AM

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 Warren from Osterville Village Cafe
Posted on 4/5/2012 12:00:00 AM

A great induction range, very easy to use- 15 heat settings and temperature control holding feature is great. Beautiful stainless steel body and also light weight. Great price too!

Miyoun Cho from
Posted on 4/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Great induction range. Heats water very quickly! It does make a slight high pitch noise when cranked up but it’s easy to ignore. Plenty of power too!

Josh Vogel from
Posted on 4/21/2021 12:00:00 AM

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 Bradshaw from Bradshaw's Kitchen
Posted on 4/20/2013 12:00:00 AM

A great addition to any restaurant! A solid workhorse! Our Induction cooktop is used at a minimum of 3 hours a day without any issues...

Jeffrey Judge from The Wooden Spoon
Posted on 4/15/2019 12:00:00 AM

We bought 2 of these counter top induction ranges and they are great! We highly recommend them for use. We bought them with some stainless steel pans and together it has helped improve efficiency in the store.

Eric Bennett from Home Address
Posted on 4/15/2018 12:00:00 AM

Affordable and space-saving solution for adding a range to my small operation. I was a bit concerned it might seem underpowered, having previously used exclusively gas ranges, but works like a charm. It does give off an extremely high pitched whine at higher settings, though a fellow I work with told me that was par for the course with induction units.

Matthew Starkie Kreuder from South Street Cafe
Posted on 4/1/2015 12:00:00 AM

This induction range heats lightning fast and is able to use most pots and pans that are rated for induction ranges as well as cast iron. Beautiful Unit and easy to clean.

Shaun Russell from Hurricane Concessions & Rentals, LLC
Posted on 3/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

This product has been very great as we phase out our butane click burners (which I call camping stoves). Although I feel the next model up with higher power output would be best for my needs, I love the simplicity of having one power button and a single knob to turn to adjust the temperature. I really dislike all the digital controls on some of the other induction burners. This knob makes it very intuitive for staff that may not be too familiar or not have the time to constantly adjust watts and temperatures by rapidly pressing buttons repeatedly. The build quality is great and the price point is perfect. I'd highly recommend. This was also able to accommodate the larger Vollrath / Lincoln 3904 Optio 16 Qt. Sauce Pot with Cover which I use to make rice.

James Spence from Cantina Taquera & Tequila Bar
Posted on 3/4/2017 12:00:00 AM

Really great! Until one of our cooks dropped something on it and cracked the top. Not really a reflection on the product, just an fyi of something to watch out for.

Skylar Bird from Cafe Blue Moose
Posted on 3/31/2017 12:00:00 AM

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 Geus from Personal Inductor !
Posted on 3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM

Induction is perfect device whenever we do not have access to our main kitchen. Warms fast and keeps heat consistent and stable. Very reliable - would highly recommend.

Frank Fronda from Blackstone Consulting
Posted on 3/26/2021 12:00:00 AM

The counter top induction cooker works great. Our kitchen is bing remodeled so we are living with this and a microwave for 5-6 weeks Week two and everything is working out fine thanks to our Avantco IC1800. Its so nice we may use it next to our Wolf Stove when we get back in the kitchen. it nice because there is no heat loss.

Richard Yeager from MY Dentists
Posted on 3/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

This range is excellent. It responds instantly to temperature adjustments and allows for fine control while cooking. Depending on the pan, setting, and how full it is, the cooler can at times let off a high pitched noise. Otherwise, this is a great product.

David Conrath from
Posted on 3/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

I cannot say enough good things about the Avantco IC1800. We originally purchased one of these to use as a test to the value of induction cooking for our needs. We were blown away... it does everything it claims, and does it well. The unit is easily cleaned and looks great after several months of daily use. In my opinion, the one feature that needs more discussion is the ability to set a cooking temperature rather than using a simple numbered setting. The unit accepts temperature settings in 10 degree increments, and is fairly accurate. I find that I sometimes have to adjust the temp up or down (usually down) a bit below the displayed temp, but knowing that it does perform consistently. We use these when making soups and sauces, or anything that has to be held at a consistent temperature for extended cooking. In fact, we were so happy with their performance that we purchased a second IC1800. I don't hesitate to recommend these units to anyone considering induction cooking.

Posted on 3/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

for small to medium workloads this is a really good burner. the buzz/hum from the fan is a little loud and annoying, but it doesn't take away from how well the machine works. it boils a pot of water in less than 5 minutes which is convenient.

Mark Nargi from
Posted on 2/8/2017 12:00:00 AM

This induction range works really well in our coffee shop for smaller cooking tasks. It has held up well to several months of use. I would recommend.

Posted on 2/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

We don't often need the use of a burner in our bakery/coffee shop so this induction burner is the perfect solution for the times we do. We are able to store it when not needed and set it up on our work table for quick cooking when we do need it. It boils water quickly, melts butter even faster and is great for jams, jellies, and sauces as well.

Jacqui Sharpe from Fika, LLC
Posted on 2/6/2018 12:00:00 AM

This cook top is wonderful. I use this to make caramel and other toppings for our baked goods and it works perfectly. It heats up quickly and maintains the temperature very well. The heating control is very responsive too. It was definitely a good buy.

Russell Fine from Cheesecakes Plus More, LLC
Posted on 2/5/2018 12:00:00 AM

This is a great tool to have in your kitchen. Very easy to use and looks very professional. The safety factor is also a nice feature.

Trent Mindeman from Admire, LLC
Posted on 2/4/2020 12:00:00 AM

I like this countertop induction range because it reaches the temperature very fast and also It is to carry all over the kitchen, I would love if it has two different size for different pans

Posted on 2/25/2018 12:00:00 AM

Exelent product, I have had this induction range for long time, I use it in my restaurant lunch and dinner and works great, also a great value!!

Andrea Needell from Grafted Hospitality Group, LLC
Posted on 2/25/2018 12:00:00 AM

Works great. Been using for almost a year and does not have any issues with keeping to temperature. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good quality induction cooker

Kuljit Gill from Cowans Dairy
Posted on 2/23/2018 12:00:00 AM

The kitchen in our restaurant is very small so we ordered this to assist with cooking items when all burners are in use. It works great and is used primarily for cooking sauces.

Posted on 2/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

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 Mellette from
Posted on 2/23/2013 12:00:00 AM

This heats up food quick and evenly. An awesome value piece of equipment. Works as good as some 3 or 4 times the price. Highly Recommend!!

Reg Mercado from Alpha Dogs 187 LLC
Posted on 2/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

The unit is fine, but as other reviewers have stated there is a very noticeable high pitched "whine" that comes from the machine once its past 1400. Not enough to return the unit, but definitely something to think about.

David Olson from
Posted on 2/22/2018 12:00:00 AM

Pros: * Simple interface, physical power adjustment knob Cons: * Unit is advertised as being 1800W, it only draws about 1550W. My existing induction burner correctly pulls 1800W from the same outlet using the same pans at max power. * Unit produces an ear-splitting high pitch whistle at higher power that causes headaches in everyone nearby. My existing induction burner does not have this issue, again using the same pans

Jason Miller from
Posted on 2/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

This countertop induction range is a fantastic addition to a small business setup. I use this to make small batch soups, and for the cost it can't be beat. Easy to clean, easy to use product. As many other reviewers have mentioned, it emits a high pitched noise when on the highest setting, which can be a little annoying but you kind of get used to it.

Amir Evaji from Sana Food Mart
Posted on 2/19/2017 12:00:00 AM

This item is extremely useful for show cooking. It is a safer countertop cooker because it does not have an open flame. There are many great features such as a digital display. We use this as many times as we can come up with an excuse to use it.

Rory Van Nostrand from
Posted on 2/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

This little range/cooker has proven so valuable to our cafe. Soups are our most popular item, and without the consistency and durability of the Avantco IC1800 Cooker, we would be far worse off. It heats evenly and quickly.

Alexander Hall from Paisley Cafe
Posted on 2/1/2018 12:00:00 AM

This has worked perfect in our coffee shop! It heats up fast and gets plenty hot. It does take a certain kind of pan, we use cast iron.

Jennifer Jones from The Coffee Barn
Posted on 12/9/2018 12:00:00 AM

Excellent alternative to the space a flat top stove would take. Precise temperate goals easily met and locked in place, so food does not go under or over desired heat. Easy cleanup & just a great all around cooking tool, that every kitchen (home or commercial) should have one if not two of!

Ryan Rich from Hot Box Cookies
Posted on 12/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

Perfect use for our offsite event. Mostly the offsite location does not have a hood so this electric cooker is so helpful. Cooks almost everything quickly would recommend.

Chookiat Saenguraiporn from
Posted on 12/7/2019 12:00:00 AM

Purchased this to use mostly for pastry items. It does a great job of heating things up without scorching since there isn't any direct heat. It's great for sugar work because it holds things at a constant temperature without fluctuating. I have used it for liquids as well and it heats up rapidly, except for when you are trying to heat up more than a gallon of liquid at a time. It takes about the same amount of time to heat larger amounts of liquid up using this burner as a gas burner at about 15,000 btus. Has a slight high pitched frequency noise when you take it within 2 or 3 levels of maximum power but overall is a great buy.

Anthony Patton from
Posted on 12/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

Bakery isn't huge for a full stove top equipment so I purchased this and it works wonders! Love the set temperature option and a timer too!

Lindsay Miller from
Posted on 12/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

I purchased this because of the price, I was a little leary from mixed reviews. I personally never had a problem with this company. But I was concerned about this ear splitting headache sound many complained about if turned up high. I know its a few days before 2021. I just received it and tried it for 3 hours on number 15 and 460F. With 4 cooks in the kitchen and silent there was no headache splitting sound coming out of this induction cooker. And yes it was cooking at high temp not just turned on. I cancelled my Winco EC-400 order from another vendor. That unit was more then 2x the price. Truthfully its built well and if it died in a year I still got my moneys worth. I tell it the way it is.

Glenn Funk from G&M Deli
Posted on 12/28/2020 12:00:00 AM

It works very well for us. We use it to make sauces, soft boil eggs. It heats up quickly and is one of the better induction burners we have used.

Alan Donovan from
Posted on 12/28/2017 12:00:00 AM

We love this induction range. It is a good size for the majority of pots we have, and it has lasted a long time! The cord opened slightly, so we used electrical tape to reseal it and it is as good as new!

Lauren Bolden from Pie Bar
Posted on 12/22/2018 12:00:00 AM

I've purchased 2 of these and so far so good. The high pitched sound is audible if you use the temperature setting. However, if you use the power setting, the high pitch sound is not as audible. It's not as noticeable in a noisy environment and as long as you don't put the setting to high. It works fine for me as I only need it to boil water.

Victor Cheung from Bobaville
Posted on 12/22/2018 12:00:00 AM

This is just what we needed to be able to do some cooking in our restaurant. After taking over this business, I needed to add some equipment that was missing and this counter top stove top was just what we needed to be able to cook pasta, saute, make fresh soup, etc. Cooks great although there is a buzz some can hear when on full blast. It takes a bit of getting used to the settings so you don't burn what you are cooking, just like a gas or electric burner, but adjustments are easy and quick to get used to. You do not have to use the timer setting and can keep it going continuously. You must use "special" pans but they are not expensive and heavy weight.

Greg Brelinsky from Big Family Pizza, Inc
Posted on 12/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

Love these. Super dependable induction tops. We use them for prep and during service. No complaints whatsoever, and they are really a very good value.

Jason Shechtman from Courtland Club
Posted on 12/13/2018 12:00:00 AM

The Avantco IC1800 induction cooker has great versatility with temperature and wattage control. This thing works great. This is my third purchase of the exact unit and the first one I bought 4 years ago still works.

Shai Mauth from The Poke Shack
Posted on 11/6/2019 12:00:00 AM

I have used this cook top for over a year now and it still amazes me , how fast it can boil water. It runs circles around my mothers gas stove. I have not had any of the issues that some others have been complaining about. It works well.

Craig Joinette from
Posted on 11/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

We love this induction countertop range, it's so simple, just an easy dial to adjust the temperature. We've used it for a couple months with no problems.

Phil Riehl from Oak Hill Bulk Foods, Inc.
Posted on 11/4/2015 12:00:00 AM

Avantco IC1800 Countertop Induction Range / Cooker - 120V, 1800W is awesome. We can put it anywhere that we need it and use it when we need it.

Distribution Warehouse from
Posted on 11/30/2019 12:00:00 AM

Got this to have an option close to my work space that I can control better than the range. I absolutely love it! it is super! highly recommend it

Tal Cohen from Ba-Li Cravings
Posted on 11/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

This range is very strong it can cook any amount of food very fast. It is 1800W and it gets the heat up real fast.

John Tsouris from Cliffmart LLC
Posted on 11/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

The Avantco IC1800 Countertop Induction Range Cooker has a stainless steel body that is sturdy and has a good weight to it, not too heavy not too light. I love the dial that controls the heat level and holding temp. The buttons have a loud audible beep to it. On heat level 15 there is a very high pitched squeal that annoys me, on a lower level it does not have this sound. It boils water fast. I am happy with my purchase so far.

Grace Chiu from
Posted on 11/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

I bought this induction burner to make bone broths/stocks and to render pork fat. It takes a good 30 minutes to heat up 20 qt of liquid. But it is perfect for the slow rendering of pork fat. I didn't mind the hum that it lets off. It wasn't loud enough to bother me in the kitchen. However, it produces a whining sound that is so loud you can't hear conversation when you try to record with an iPhone near it.

Matt Hinckley from Hinckley's Fancy Meats
Posted on 11/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

Avantco IC1800 countertop induction range/cooker 120 V 1800 watt. Excellent for cooking food. This unit uses an electrical socket and is excellent for making pastas and other types of foods quickly

Nicholas Ramsey from
Posted on 11/24/2017 12:00:00 AM

A great induction range. The heat increments are small so it's perfect to dial in the right amount of heat. I can sweat onions for 30 min without having to check them to see if they are burning.

Matthew Vicedomini from
Posted on 11/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

This induction top has been perfect for us to use in our small bar. We use during the day to prep, so we move it around quite a bit. Heats up perfectly and cooks food really well with the proper pots and pans. We do not use it throughout the night, but for light/moderate use, I highly recommend this product!

Marcela Ponce De Leon from
Posted on 11/20/2017 12:00:00 AM

This portable hot plate produces amazing and controllable heat. Conduction heat was new to me and I am now very sold on this technology. I have previously experienced cooking with electric and gas, but induction is definitely the best.

Richard Conrad from
Posted on 11/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

This countertop induction range is commercial quality and residential price. Sturdy yet can be moved around easily. There is no better way to have a countertop range than this unit.

Jacob Litt from NF Q
Posted on 11/16/2014 12:00:00 AM

It is a very good product. It is doing its job so far and reaches the temperature very fast. It is easy to clean and to carry everywhere, because it is very light. I don't need to cook a lot in my street food restaurant, so for my usage so far so good!

Victoria Lattanzio from
Posted on 11/15/2017 12:00:00 AM

Long lasting and works fairly well for standard heating and light sautee. We've had no issues for years of mostly light use service in a restaurant.

David Williams from
Posted on 11/13/2020 12:00:00 AM

For the money you just can't go wrong. They work as they should and heat/cool very quickly. It is nice to not have to change butane canisters all the time.

Matthew Mastrangelo from Aviands
Posted on 11/11/2019 12:00:00 AM

We bought this unit to brew extract beer kits indoors. We used a Tramontina 18/10 Stainless Steel 22-Quart Covered Stockpot to test our boil. We filled that pot with 2.5 gal of water at 69*F and set the IC1800 to it's max. The temps seemed to rise 3*F every minute or so. After approx 26 minutes, it reached 155*F which most of our kits call for to start steeping the grains. We did have the lid on with a small opening for the thermometer probe. After it hit 155, we removed the therm and put the lid on full and waited. It came to a rolling boil at approx 44 minutes. All in all, this little set up works for us. We don't think this is a viable option for large boil brewers. The unit came well packaged, was very sturdy and met our expectations completely. We would recommend this unit without reservation to anyone brewing batches similar to our size.

James Fulciniti from Myrtle Beach Brewer
Posted on 10/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

Love this cook top! Consistent heating and it great for long jobs where you have to stand by and stir for long periods. It doesn't make you hot like standing next to an open flame does. I work at a shared kitchen space, and it's awesome to have a portable cook top because I don't have to fight for time at the shared stove.

Heather Jurisch from Enticing Icing LLC
Posted on 10/6/2018 12:00:00 AM

This is a great induction range for the money. I've used a few times and have not had any issues. The only thing was when i tried to use a small SS pot it wouldn't work.

Cheryl Freeman from
Posted on 10/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

These are a nice addition to a buffet line. The chef can cook omelettes to order and put on a show. Easy to use and the digital display is a nice touch.

Christina Laparr from CMV
Posted on 10/4/2017 12:00:00 AM

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 KNOLL from
Posted on 10/3/2012 12:00:00 AM

Love this one! Has great power, I can not have an open flame, this eliminates that problem. I would get another if I need one!

Chef Darrell Folck from Darrell’S Devils Food Llc
Posted on 10/26/2018 12:00:00 AM

A workhorse in our kitchen. It is sturdy, large enough to accommodate a 40qt pot, and heats up very quickly. Since we don't have gas in our chocolate shop it's nice to have fast, reliable heat without a traditional stove-top.

Charisse Cox from Markham & Fitz Chocolate
Posted on 10/24/2018 12:00:00 AM

We bought one of these a while back, and found it so useful that we decided to purchase this one. Again it is easy to store and helps get two pots of soup cooking when needed.

Katrina Campbell from Big Eddy's Deck Bar
Posted on 10/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Do you like to cook things well? This guy makes it a lot easier. It has replaced our range top as my go to for almost all endeavors. Heat control is very good.

Ian Miller from Little Lion Ice Cream
Posted on 10/20/2017 12:00:00 AM

I had been looking at this induction burner for the last year, and a few months ago it went on sale again but I still couldn't decide. Soon after that I decided to just do it and started watching for another sale. After some time, I finally gave up and just bought it outright. Well, you know the rest. Ten days later it went on sale AND included a free fry pan! That said, I am now enjoying the burner. Being new to induction it has been a learning experience. I had three pans that worked. A 10" cast iron skillet, an 8" camp skillet, and a wok with a 5" bottom. The cast iron took forever to heat beyond the center and then even when reduced to level 1, it became so hot as to overheat the unit. The camp skillet heated in the center quickly, but burnt before the heat spread the full circle. The wok heated nicely on the bottom, but the heat did not spread upward. Sure could have used that free fry pan! I'm still experimenting with these, but my success came with an anodized 8" skillet I found in the local department store. Sandwiched in the bottom is a layer of stainless steel which spreads the heat across the 6" surface. I can make an omelet in 5 minutes. Start at default level 6, add veggies, egg mixture, cheese and bacon- approximately 2 minutes. Reduce to level 3, cover with lid for 3 minutes. Without the lid, it takes longer since again, the heat is mostly on the bottom. I am also finding it very useful for heating a teakettle full of water quickly when I need hot water fast. My mother's old Steelco kettle and coffee maker work just fine!

Virginia Hale from
Posted on 10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

We ordered this burner to do a few things in our small bakery so we didn't have to have a stove top. We used it today to make pralines and the temp control was wonderful for this! We are very happy so far!

Natasha Huhn from
Posted on 10/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

We use two of these for an omelette bar and they work amazingly!! I would highly recommend this product to anyone who is needing express heat or a steady heat for set times. Make sure to have pots and pans that are magnetic. Outstanding product.

Joshua Isble from Crescent City Po Boys
Posted on 10/14/2015 12:00:00 AM

I purchased this induction base on price and review. I had other inductions that cost me near in the five hundreds 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 Mulpruke from Restaurant Name Here
Posted on 10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM

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 Brenton from Cbear
Posted on 10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

Bought 2 of these when we opened our business 3 years ago. One lasted for about a year and a half and had to replace. 2nd one just died on me after 3 years of pretty heavy use. Going to replace with the same one. I would recommend this product. very happy with what we got out of it for the price.

Duane Mainville from The Pizza Buffet
Posted on 1/9/2020 12:00:00 AM

Overall, this is a good induction burner. It takes a while to heat up large amounts of liquid, so if you need it to cook fast, consider purchasing a more powerful product.

Molly Maciejewski from Madison Sourdough Company
Posted on 1/31/2015 12:00:00 AM

Mine is not the typical use of this burner but I know many other dye artists who use these for steaming dyed wools and silks. I had been using ceramic burners up until now which are no longer available so decided to switch to induction. This is a good sturdy unit that does its intended job. But I needed more information than the manual had so contacted Advantco with my questions which is what prompted me to write a review. Not only did they answer my email regarding my cool down questions and using the burner the way I am but they asked for detailed information, then an engineer answered me and my follow up questions very specifically and was so informative and incredibly helpful. I tend to judge companies on their customer service and so far webstaurant.com and Avantco have my undivided attention for equipment for my studio. Very pleased and will be buying two more (possibly 4) of these burners to add to the two I already purchased for fiber steaming stations.

Bethanne Elion from Allons-Y! Fiber Arts
Posted on 1/28/2020 12:00:00 AM

We use this product when we are doing special events, we are display cooking. We like it because there is no open flame or exposed burner. It has many settings and a digital display screen which always is a function that makes things easier.

Christine Tunney from
Posted on 1/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

This is a very reasonably priced induction cooktop. Great features and very quiet ! Boiling one liter of 56F tap water took approximately 5.10 minutes compared to a Whirlpool Electric range which took 7.45 minutes. I love the rotary knob for power level and temperature control. It is very responsive but its fairly 'twitchy'. The cooktop reading seemed to be a little higher than the actual water temperature, but it could have been my thermometer. In any event, it nice to have the ten degree increments as opposed to the competitors offerings, which generally have thirty degree steps. Totally impressed with The WEBstaurant store communication and shipping speed. Product arrived in perfect shape and seems to be a quality unit. I was looking for a cooktop with a Schott glass surface, but the only one seemed to be the Waring WIH400 but it was much more expensive. Just getting started with induction cooking, but looking forward to putting this unit through the paces. So far, I am very impressed !!

Benjamin Evans from
Posted on 1/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

Sturdy unit with amazing temperature control. You can use it as a burner or as a temperature hold unit. Built in digital timer. Easy to clean.

Edgar Ethridge from Last Chance Food Shack
Posted on 1/18/2018 12:00:00 AM

Got this for a great deal. This induction burner is great when you want heat fast. It boils water or any food item very quickly.

Tina Avery from Caldwell Hospice
Posted on 1/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

This item was a great piece but unfortunately it was too many volts for our usage. It would be a great for a larger operation.

Evan Bennett from Jack & Alice LLC.
Posted on 1/11/2016 12:00:00 AM