Nesco PIC-14 Portable Induction Cooktop is user-friendly and energy efficient. Its smooth, ceramic glass top wipes clean with ease. Five different modes with instant temperature adjustements makes cooking virtually fail-safe. And, because the heat is generated in the pan, not the element, less energy is wasted than with gas or electric stoves. Use it in dorm rooms, offices, RVs, outdoors or in the kitchen. How it works: An electric current passing through the induction coil beneath the surface creates an electromagnetic field. The electromagnetic field generates heat directly into ferrous metal cookware placed on the cooktop, bypassing the glass surface. So the pan gets hot - the cooktop doesn't. Features: 1500 watts, instant temperature adjustments, 5 touch controls: melt/wamr, simmer, boil, fry and sear, durable ceramic glass top, top energy efficiency: 36% more efficient than gas stoves, 13% more than electric, safe - cooktop doesn't get hot, comes with test magnet for ferrous metal cookware.