The Vollrath 16 1/2 inch Professional Series Countertop Induction Range (6954301) is an incredibly convenient and efficient means of cooking. This compact countertop model is perfect for quickly and efficiently heating without taking up too much counter space. This heating element remains cool while only heating induction ready cookware. This means fewer accidents in the kitchen and quickly heating cookware. This model is of a size made for sauces and small stock pots. The flat surface of the Vollrath - 6954301 - 16 1/2 inch Professional Series Countertop Induction Range also makes for easy cleaning, unlike coil and gas stoves.