Summary Takes up very little counter space, and heats up quickly to exactly the temperature you set it to. Distributes heat evenly to the bottom of the skillet or pan being used. Unit is somewhat slow at cooling off.
Summary This Waring burner is easy to keep clean and the temperature controls work really well. Gets hot enough to boil water and also to cook pasta in a big pot with the large burner that operates with 1500 watts of power. Flat surfaces are much easier to clean. Burners stay hot for quite awhile after turning them off, so you can cook with the residual heat rather than keeping the burner turned fully on to the end of your cooking.
Summary If you cannot afford a full size range with an induction cooktop, this would be a splendid substitute. You get the magnetic induction cooking at a fraction of the cost. Induction cooking is very energy efficient as all of the heat is in the pan being used, the cooktop itself doesn't get hot. Also, once the cooking utensil is removed, cooking instantly stops. One drawback to induction cooking is that you need the proper cookware as it needs to be magnetic. Aluminum and copper will not work. Cast iron will, but would probably scratch the surface of the cooktop.