This is 800 Watts, its not clearly indicated on the website. The cast iron heating plate is cleaner and less prone to spill stains than a coil type. 800 Watts did just fine on my last road trip making hot Ramen noodles and warming canned chili, frying eggs and spam, boiling hot water for coffee and tea. This will not bring sevaral quarts to a rolling boil so don't expect to cook pasta for an Italian family with this, but it will do just fine for 1-2 servings. Its great for the price and free site to store shipping. If you want a top of the line you're looking at a 1100 or 1400 watt cast iron, or coil element Broil King for $100, or the ultimate is the 1400 watt glass ceramic Broil King for $250. Then again the high-watt rated burners come with three-prong plugs for safety, however many hotels only have 2 prong sockets in the room which would leave you out in the cold. For what it does (roadtrip cooking) and for the price its perfect. Now if you're remodeling your kitchen and need a portable burner to use everyday at home for a few months, get a 1400 Watt model.
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