This portable burner features two cast-iron solid plates that deliver even heat when cooking with flat-bottomed pots or pans. The handy appliance offers exceptional convenience in a dorm room or small apartment, when traveling or as extra cooking space during the holidays. It comes with individual, adjustable temperature settings for producing the exact amount of heat needed, whether it's simmering a sauce on low or boiling water for noodles on high. Other thoughtful details include separate "on" indicator lights, automatic safety shut-off with a thermal fuse, non-slip feet for stability, and a low-silhouette design that stores away easily. With its beautiful chrome exterior it fits perfectly on every countertop.