Product Review: Broil King CSR-3TB Professional Single Hot Plate
Price Range: $100 – $150
Who Would Buy This: Those shopping for a commercial quality, electric single burner hot plate for quick cooking convenience at home.
Made In USA
Broil King build their hot plates and ranges in Connecticut, America, so the highest standards of manufacturing are guaranteed.
Physically, the CSR-3TB has a rugged stainless steel housing, making it both highly durable and easy to clean. The housing has venting at it’s back and sides, which negates the necessity of an internal fan, resulting in quieter operation and no mechanical wear.
The original design included plastic feet, which led to sliding problems on some surfaces. The manufacture have improvised upon this design aspect and now use non-slip rubberised feet so the appliance stays stable on your counter-top.
Despite it’s heavy-duty build, it still retains a relatively compact and lightweight design, measuring 14 inches wide, 4 1/8″ high with a length of 12 1/4″, and weighs in at just 6.6 lbs. This appliance comes fitted with a 3 ft long 3-pronged heavy-duty power cord which plugs into a 110v outlet.
Hi-Power Hot Plate
Utilizing an 8 inch tubular element with 1500 Watts power, the CSR-3TB’s single burner puts out a high amount of power to handle most portable cooking needs. The coil element is compatible with all types of cookware, making it really versatile.
It’s temperature stability is better than your average hot plate thanks to it’s rapid cycle times which intelligently cycle the heating element on and off intermittently. A front indicator light turns on/off so you can monitor the cycling process.
Infinite Heat Controls
The Robertshaw thermostat works with the easy-to-use Infinite Control switch to provide optimum temperature precision whether your cooking task involves a fast boil or a slow simmer. The four main heat settings include Low, Hi, Warm and Med.
Manual: Broil King CSR-3TB manual
Guarantee: 2-year limited warranty.
The Broil King CSR-3TB is our top pick for single hot plates by virtue of it’s quality construction, sizeable burner, high power and ability to maintain a consistent even temperature for great cooking results. The fact it’s US made is icing on the cake. Furthermore, Broil King are renowned for their excellent customer service so if you have any problems, they are very attentive.
It’s versatility allows you to use it for canning, home brewing, pressure cooking, pasteurizing milk and a slew of other tasks.
An excellent hot plate all round.