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Best Hot plates

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Hot plates

Best Hot plates

We tested 4 hot plates to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Hot plate based on the following criteria:

  • Low power
  • High power

Below lists the Hot plates that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Hot plate is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Hot plates

Best Hot plate for Low power

Reflects how well the hot plate melted and held chocolate without scorching as well as how well the it held tomato sauce below a boil when set to low.


This Hot plate which tested best for Low power has the following features: .

Best Hot plate for High power

Reflects how quickly the hot plate heated water to near-boiling at the highest-power setting.


This Hot plate which tested best for High power has the following features: .