Hot plate cooktops for small spaces

Stovetop cooking without the stovetop.

Hot plate with skillet
Cook eggs in your walk-in closet, if that's what you so desire.Amazon

If you live in a small apartment or maybe want an extra burner for the holidays, a hot plate is a great choice. They’ve come a long way from the red-coiled burners from the ‘80s, and some pack a powerful punch. We’ve compiled a list of great hot plates for whatever space you’re in.

Duxtop 8310 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner

Duxtop 8310 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner
For someone who’s looking to keep control over their cooking even in a small space.Amazon

This induction cooktop is the perfect one-burner model for anyone who wants a quick-cook option. Induction burners require specific compatible cookware, but when used, they provide one of the most quick-to-heat options as well as the ability to really control whatever you’re cooking. The Duxtop 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop has 20 power levels and can reach up to 460 degrees Fahrenheit.

Sunavo Double Burner Hot Plate

Sunavo Double Burner Hot Plate
Five settings for temperature control.Amazon

A small space does not have to mean sacrificing cooking abilities. With the Sunavo Double Burner Hot Plate you can still master even the most complex of recipes. This hot plate has two burners for everyday cooking. This is great for small apartments that might not have a full kitchen or stove. Made from sleek stainless steel, it’s easy to clean and looks great on any countertop.

Nesco Electric Skillet

Nesco Electric Skillet
It's all dishwasher safe.Amazon

This little skillet is absolutely perfect for anyone who doesn’t do a lot of cooking and wants a very barebones, easy cleanup option. It's also good for those who want to do some cooking while camping. This 800-watt skillet includes deep sides and temperature control. It also has handles that stay cool, so you never have to worry about burning your hands when transferring your dish.

Salton Stainless Steel Warming Tray

Salton Stainless Steel Warming Tray
Perfect for the holidays.Amazon

When you’re cooking for a crowd, it’s important to keep all dishes warm, but when you have minimal kitchen space, you’re often making food at different times. Introducing the Salton Stainless Steel Warming Tray. This tray is fantastic for the holidays, when keeping the food hot can be a challenge. The warming tray can hold up to three plates and, even when unplugged, can keep food warm for up to an hour. Thanks to the sleek stainless steel design, you can easily place this on your counter or table and not worry about ruining the ambiance.