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Chinese Hot Pot, Shabu-Shabu Cooker ?

Torontotonto Mar 20, 2013 10:11 AM

Any idea where I would find one of these with the split compartment for 2 broths? I would prefer an electric one if possible. Thanks for your advice.

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  1. sweetie RE: Torontotonto Mar 20, 2013 10:22 AM

    You may have better luck buying the pot and the burner separately. You can get a split pot at most Chinese grocery stores, like T & T. The pot shouldn't be more then $20, usually less than that. If you want an electric burner, consider getting an induction burner. I have seen them at Costco and at Asian grocery stores.

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      caitlink RE: sweetie Mar 20, 2013 07:53 PM

      Yes, costco has it. Try any appliance store at pmall or mkt village.

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        Torontotonto RE: caitlink Mar 21, 2013 06:09 AM

        Sorry to be daft here...but does an induction burner work on all pots?

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          iamafoodie RE: Torontotonto Mar 21, 2013 06:47 AM

          The pot is heated by magnetic energy. To function on an induction unit the base of your pot must be made of a ferrous metal that will attract and hold a magnet.

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            szw RE: iamafoodie Mar 21, 2013 08:23 AM

            No aluminum pots is a good starting guideline.

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              aser RE: szw Mar 21, 2013 07:28 PM

              Also, a lot of stainless pots will have an aluminum outer base for efficient heat transfer. Those will not work on induction either.

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              youdonut RE: iamafoodie Mar 21, 2013 07:51 PM

              or you can use an interaface disk if you only have aluminum cookware

      2. MissBingBing RE: Torontotonto Mar 20, 2013 12:17 PM

        Have you tried Tap Phong on Spadina? If anyone has them, they will. Worth a call.

        1. aser RE: Torontotonto Mar 20, 2013 06:26 PM

          induction is the way to go for hotpot, no need to worry about buying butane cans, more energy efficient too.

          Induction burners can be had for $80 or so.

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            filtered RE: Torontotonto Mar 21, 2013 07:31 AM

            i ended up recently buying a gas burner before thinking. for those of you who have a table top induction burner, how evenly does the burner heat? I've seen some tests that suggest it's only a small area in the middle, although i guess for heating broth, it's not that critical.

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