8 Plug-in Electric Stove Burners That Are Perfect for Cooking on the Go

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Looking to turn up the heat? An electric stove burner could be the answer to all your cooking needs. Whether you have limited space in a small kitchen or dorm room, or are in search of a handy device for traveling or camping, a portable stove burner can help.

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Most can reach high temperatures safely and swiftly. Plus, they're often super light and functional, perfect for packing up or packing away in a cabinet. And the best part? All you need is a plug.

We've rounded up eight of the best electric stove burners. Scroll on to find the best fit for your culinary adventures.

1. Cadco CSR-3T Countertop Hi-Power Single 120-Volt Hot Plate, $149

This electric stove burner has a heavy-duty industrial feel for a reason: Cadco specializes in commercial burners with professional standards. This 1500-watt option features an eight-inch coil warmer that is comparable to burners on a home stove, and it can handle the weight of large pots and pans.

2. Cuisinart Cast Iron Single Burner, $59.99

This cast iron surface single burner from Cuisinart is a fan favorite, and we can see why. The flat range is super easy to clean, there are six heat settings, and the heavy duty burner retains and distributes heat evenly. That means there are no hot spots when you're cooking. As an added bonus, non-slip rubber feet keep the whole appliance in place no matter how hard you stir your dinner.

3. Salton Stainless Steel Single Coil Portable Cooking Range, $39.99

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Consider this electric stove burner from Salton one for beginner cooks. It's easy to clean, easy to move, and, most importantly, easy to use. So it's the perfect accessory for a dorm room or campsite. Additionally, the plug-in burner reaches 1,000 watts, has a temperature control knob, and also comes with a one-year warranty.

4. Black + Decker 2-Burner Hot Plate with Temperature Controls, $29.99

If you're gearing up for a big dinner party, and your stove just won't cut it, this double burner by Black + Decker is the perfect accompaniment to make sure every dish hits the table hot. It features rubberized non-slip feet, adjustable temperature controls, and a power indicator light. Plus, the dual variable temperature control knobs let you cook or keep food at just the right temperature.

5. Cuisinart Double Induction Cooktop, $199.95

Calling all entertainers! This double burner cooktop from Cuisinart is an investment, but for good reason: The induction technology ensures a quick warming time with precise, even heating and uses up to 70% less energy than conventional options. The one catch? It's only compatible with induction-friendly cookware, such as cast iron and magnetic stainless steel.

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6. Kalorik 1500-Watt Stainless Steel Infrared Ceramic Cooking Plate, $59.99

What's stainless steel, just over three pounds, and able to make your cooking life infinitely easier? This Kalorik infrared burner. It's compatible with any pot or pan and can be packed up for traveling or camping. We love that it heats up quickly, saving both time and energy. And the ceramic plate is a breeze to clean, so you can enjoy your meal without dreading the dishes.

7. Kitchen Selectives Single Burner, $20.99

Weighing in at just two pounds, this 1,000-watt burner is the lightest of the bunch, making it ultra-convenient for cooking anywhere. It features an adjustable thermostat, a chrome drip pan to collect spills, and non-skid feet to provide stability.

8. Midea Induction Portable Cooktop with 9-Inch Saute Pan and Glass Lid, $66.99

This induction burner is great for so many reasons: It's efficient, sleek, and precise. This Midea design has the output and speed of an induction stove-top, allowing you to whip up a meal in no time. Plus, the chic design will fit in nicely with any modern kitchen design.

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