Designed for laboratory use, this is a variable heat control, ceramic top heater. The heat is generated from resistant coils recessed into the ceramic top. It also comes with a removable ceramic top plate especially designed for round bottom flasks. Features:
- Effective temperatures are from ambient to 600° F
- Hot plate measures 6 x 6″
- The open area in the removable ceramic top plate measures 3.75″ diameter
- 500 Watts
- For round bottom glassware up to 1000ml
From our in-house testing, we have found this versatile hot plate to be a good low-price alternative for those who do not wish to invest in a $250 Heating Mantle. Using the round-bottom ceramic adapter, we brought 500ml of water to a boil in 14 minutes for a simple distillation procedure. A 5″ support ring was able to securely support this compact and efficient heater.
Please note: This heater is designed for quick and rapid heating. The variable temperature adjustment is limited. If you need finely adjustable temperature settings we recommend our digital magnetic stirrers.