With 9 versatile cook settings, you can use this precision cooktop for the gentlest of heat to melt butter and chocolate, up to the highest heat for boiling pasta water and searing steak. Fast heat up and cool down, plus compact size, makes the Oster CKSTPIC1000BK Personal Induction Cooktop perfect for portability. Special induction technology can be used in any environment with magnetic energy rather than open flames or hot coils, making it perfect for campouts, cookouts and travel. Compatible with any induction ready cookware. INDUCTION COOKWARE TIP: Using a standard magnet, check to see if the magnet sticks to the bottom of the pot or pan. If it sticks, it's induction ready.