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Hot Plate, Hot Plate/Stirrer, and Stirrer
Comparison Charts

The charts below compare hot plates, combination hot plate/stirrers, and stirrers. Models are available in a wide variety of heat surface sizes and materials, temperature ranges, wattages, and with differing temperature control features to suit your application.
Hot Plates Comparison Chart
Product Heating Surface Dimensions
W x D in. (mm)
Capacity Temperature
Range
Electrical Features
Aluminum-Surface Hot Plates
Cimarec™ Digital Aluminum Hot Plates 7 x 7 in.
(178 x 178 mm)
2 L;
25 lbs. (11.3 kg)
5°C to 300°C
(41°F to 572°F)
120 V, 60 Hz digital, 5°C increments
Large-Capacity Hot Plates 12 x 12 in.
(305 x 305 mm)
40 lbs.
(18.1 kg)
38°C to 371°C
(100°F to 700°F)
120 V, 50/60 Hz, 13.3 A, 1600 W; or
240 V, 6.7 A, 1600 W
demand-type control, epoxy-painted surface for chemical resistance
24 x 12 in.
(610 x 305 mm)
120 V, 26.6 A, 3200 W;
or
240 V, 13.3 A, 3200 W
demand-type control, epoxy-painted surface for chemical resistance, requires cord and plug (UPS or power conditioner recommended)
General Purpose Hot Plates 6.25 x 6.25 in.
(159 x 159 mm)
- - - 38°C to 371°C
(100°F to 700°F)
120 V, 50/60 Hz, 6.2 A, 750 W; or
240 V, 50/60 Hz, 3.3 A, 750 W
built-in controls, 750 watts of heating for large loads
Aluminum Top Mini Hot Plate 3.5 in.(90 mm) diameter 500 ml 38°C to 371°C
(100°F to 700°F)
120 V, 50/60 Hz, 2.7 A, 325 W; or
240 V, 50/60 Hz, 1.4 A, 325 W
tiny footprint, demand-type ±5°C (±9°F) temperature control
Explosion-Proof SAFE-T HP6 Hotplate 6.13 x 6.13 in.
(156 x 156 mm)
- - - 38°C to 220°C
(100°F to 428°F)
120 V, 50/60 Hz, 5 A, 600 W explosion-proof
Super-Nuova™ Digital Hot Plate 7.25 x 7.25 in.
(184 x 184 mm)
4 L
1°C to 300°C (34°F to 572°F) 120 V, 60 Hz; or
220-240 V, 50-60 Hz
digital
Ceramic-Surface Hot Plates
General Purpose Hot Plate by Benchmark Scientific 7.5 x 7.5 in. (190 x 190 mm)
- - -
80°C to 380°C
(176°F to 716°F)
120 V or 230 V, 50-60 Hz, 500 W

Cimarec™ Ceramic Top Hot Plate 4.25 x 4.25 in.
(108 x 108 mm)
- - -
5°C to 540°C
(41°F to 1004°F)
120 V, 50/60 Hz, 3.4 A, 410 W; or
240 V, 50/60 Hz, 1.9 A, 460 W
unsurpassed flatness, top made of Cimarec® performance-engineered ceramic material
7.25 x 7.25 in.
(184 x 184 mm)
- - - 120 V, 50/60 Hz, 8.6 A, 1040 W; or
230 V, 50/60 Hz, 5 A, 1200 W
10.25 x 10.25 in.
(260 x 260 mm)
- - - 5°C to 300°C
(41°F to 572°F)
120 V, 50/60 Hz, 12 A, 1440 W; or
240 V, 50/60 Hz, 6.6 A, 1600 W
Porcelain-Coated Stainless-Steel-Surface Hot Plates
Nuova™ Hot Plate 7 x 7 in.
(178 x 178 mm)
- - -
38°C to 371°C
(100°F to 700°F)
120 V, 50/60 Hz, 7 A, 840W, or
240 V, 50 Hz, 3.5 A, 840 W
low-profile design, integrated ringstand holder
External-Controlled Hotplates 12 x 12 in.
(305 x 305 mm)
40 lbs.
150°C to 371°C
(300°F to 700°F)
120 V, 50/60 Hz, 13.3 A, 1600W remote control unit, ideal for use in fume hoods, in corrosive environments, or for wet processing stations
24 x 12 in.
(610 x 305 mm)
240 V, 50/60 Hz, 13.3 A, 3200W

Hot Plates/Stirrers Comparison Chart
Product Heating Surface Dimensions
W x D in. (mm)
Capacity Stirring Speed Temperature
Range
Electrical Features
Aluminum-Surface Hot Plates/Stirrers
Cimarec™ Digital Aluminum Hot Plates/Stirrers 7 x 7 in.
(178 x 178 mm)
2 L;
25 lbs.
60 to
1200 rpm
5°C to 300°C
(41°F to 572°F)
120 V, 60 Hz digital, StirTrac™, 5°C increments
Explosion-Proof SAFE-T SHP9 Stirring Hotplate 9.1 x 9.1 in.
(232 x 232 mm)
6 L;
25 lbs. (11.3 kg)
60 to
1200 rpm
38°C to 220°C
(100°F to 428°F)
120 V, 50/60 Hz, 8.9 A, 1070 W UL listed for Class I, Groups C and D hazardous atmospheres
RT Stirring Hotplates 5.3 in.
(135 mm) diameter
4 L;
40 lbs.
(18.1 kg)
50 to
1200 rpm
4°C to 350°C
(39°F to 662°F)
100 V, 120 V, or 220/240 V; 50/60 Hz
StirTrac™, ideal for use in fume hoods, IP42 protection rating, remote temp. probe
RT Elite Stirring Hotplates 5.3 in.
(135 mm) diameter

4 L;
40 lbs.
(18.1 kg)

50 to
1200 rpm

1°C to 350°C
(34°F to 662°F); or
4°C to 350°C
(39°F to 662°F)

100 V, 120 V, or 220/240 V; 50/60 Hz
StirTrac™, IP42 protection rating, flexible remote temp. probe, RS-232 port, single knob control with LCD display
Super-Nuova™ Digital Stirring Hotplate 7.25 x 7.25 in.
(184 x 184 mm)
4 L
50 to 1200 rpm
1°C to 300°C (34°F to 572°F) 120 V, 60 Hz; or 220-240 V, 50-60 Hz
1° increments, 4-function memory, low temperature adjustment, RS232 port, operates in up to 80% RH (non-condensing)
Ceramic-Surface Hot Plate/Stirrer
General Purpose Hot Plate/Stirrer by Benchmark Scientific 7.5 x 7.5 in. (190 x 190 mm) 3 L
60 to
1500 rpm
80°C to 380°C
(176°F to 716°F)
120 V or 230 V, 50-60 Hz, 500 W
Porcelain-Coated Stainless-Steel-Surface Hot Plate/Stirrer
Nuova™ Hot Plate 7 x 7 in.
(178 x 178 mm)
- - -
100 to 1000 rpm
38°C to 371°C
(100°F to 700°F)
120 V, 60 Hz, 7.3 A, 858 W, or
240 V, 50 Hz, 3.6 A, 851 W
low-profile design, integrated ringstand holder
Stainless-Steel-Surface Hot Plates/Stirrers
RT Stirring Hotplates 5.3 in.
(135 mm) diameter
4 L;
40 lbs.
(18.1 kg)
50 to
1200 rpm
4°C to 450°C
(39°F to 842°F)
100 V, 120 V, or 220/240 V; 50/60 Hz
StirTrac™, ideal for use in fume hoods, IP42 protection rating, remote temp. probe
RT Elite Stirring Hotplates 5.3 in.
(135 mm) diameter

4 L;
40 lbs.
(18.1 kg)

50 to
1200 rpm

1°C to 350°C
(34°F to 662°F);
1°C to 450°C
(34°F to 842°F); or
4°C to 450°C
(39°F to 842°F)

100 V, 120 V, or 220/240 V; 50/60 Hz
StirTrac™, IP42 protection rating, flexible remote temp. probe, RS-232 port, single knob control with LCD display

Stirrers Comparison Chart
Product Dimensions
W x D in. (mm)
Capacity Stirring Speed Electrical Features
Ceramic-Surface Stirrer
General Purpose Stirrer by Benchmark Scientific heating surface dimensions:
7.5 x 7.5 in. (190 x 190 mm)
3 L
60 to
1500 rpm
120 V or 230 V, 50-60 Hz, 500 W

Stainless-Steel Stirrer
Cimarec i Telesystem Multipoint Stirrers overall dimensions:
16.5 x 9.4 in.
(420 x 240 mm)



sealed stainless steel housing, external controller, IP68 protection rating

operating conditions:
-10°C to +56°C at 100% RH in air,
0°C to 50°C in water
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