Hot plates are pieces of equipment used to heat glassware and/or its contents in scientific applications. Most hot plates are available with a ceramic or metal surface that is chemical and acid resistant. These high-quality laboratory devices have been designed for applications where boiling acid for a long period of time is necessary.
Types of hot plates and how to choose the right one?
Hot plates can be equipped with a digital or analogue temperature controls
Hot plates are available with silicon, metal or ceramic plates
They are available in a range of sizes and power
Maximum hotplate temperature depends on the power of the device and can be easily adjusted for heating requirements.
To make a right decision on a hot plate type, you need to consider all of the above and also the manufacturer of the device.
Hot stirrers use magnetic force alongside a hot plate to stir and heat liquids, without motions which may cause spillages. The liquid is placed in a glass beaker or container onto the hotplate. A rotating magnetic field then causes the liquid to spin. This spinning action causes a stirring motion. Hot stirrers often come with adjustable dials for different paces of stirring.