We had this item for few months. It breaks down easily.
I live in a small house and use this hot plate as an extra burner when cooking for company. The product is terrible. My 3rd burner just failed after 4 months. My 2nd burner lasted about the same. The product isn't expensive, but it's inconvenient to discover I have to pick up a new one every 4 months and the old ones just fill up the landfill. What a waste of materials. I would purchase a different product if I could find one.