We purchased the NuWave PIC Pro Review so our expert reviewer could put it to the test in her home. Keep reading for our full product review.
Portable induction burners like the NuWave PIC Pro come in handy for a wide range of reasons. They’re great for outfitting a mobile kitchen, whether that’s in an office or a cabin. They can keep a dish warm on a buffet table. They also can function as a much-needed auxiliary cooktop when holiday gatherings render your usual stovetop inadequate. Induction cooktops are the most efficient and safest cooking surfaces around because they heat the cookware directly and only the pot gets hot, not the surface around it. Since portable induction cooktops are so practical and easy to use, more cooks are adding them to their arsenal of tools. We recently tested one of the more expensive models to see if it’s worth the higher price tag. Did it live up to its promise? Read on to find out.
Setup Process: No trouble
All you need to do to set up the NuWave induction burner is clear a spot on your countertop near a 120-volt outlet. It’s best not to share the outlet with any other appliances, though, and the burner should be set at least 4 inches away from anything that could block the airflow of the fans.
Design: Not fancy
All black instead of glass or stainless steel, rounded instead of rectangular, and with a digital display rather than an LED, the NuWave isn’t exactly sleek and sophisticated or even “pro” looking. But it’s not cheesy either.
The buttons on the control panel are easy to read and since they’re set below the cooking surface they’re protected from being damaged by pots and pans. At first, the array of buttons seemed confusing, but we quickly figured out how easy they are to use. It’s worth noting several reviewers online have mentioned that the cover on the buttons can crack fairly quickly.