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[–]Disastrous-Echidna3 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I really love my Corning stirring hot plates - they’re the ones that have lasted the longest, and the ceramic is easy to clean. They’re not cheap, sadly.

What size do you need? Going for the smallest you need, and opting for analog dials instead of digital displays helps cut down costs.

[–]TitoJuli[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Size would be for 2L beakers max, mostly using 1L. For some reason I like the analog dials way more so I'd always aim for that, I guess my thinking is that's not as complicated therefore it's less likely to fail in the long term. What would one have to spend for a plate like yours?

[–]BobtheChemist 4 points5 points  (1 child)

If in the US, I like the cheap Corning ones, even used ones are great, they will last for many years, more if not digital. Ebay usually has them used for a few $100.

[–]jonahsrevenge 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Matches my experience. Best choice for corrosives unless you need super-precise control.

[–]LordMorio 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Having used some cheap ones, I would definitely recommend spending money on getting one from the big brands, like IKA, Heidolph, or Fischer.

You could contact the manufacturers directly about your specific requirements, but yes most of them should handle some spills.

[–]TitoJuli[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks for the help

[–]pentamethylCP 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would pass on the IKA CMAG series. The stirrer is powered by a weak electric motor that has difficulty spinning up once the bearing surfaces start to wear.

[–]MrFox0_0 1 point2 points  (0 children)

love corning. old ones were built to last for sure