I am looking for a hot plate for Keum Boo. I would like one with a
solid top, but most of the inexpensive ones have spiral elements. A
typical one has a single element, 1100 Watts and variable control. I
found one that has 1500 Watts and solid top, but is around $100.
Question: is it really worth trying to find one with a solid top?
Or, could I just put a piece of cast iron or somesuch on top? Is
there much advantage to the higher wattage level?
Another question: would there be any advantage to using this for
other soldering jobs where even heat distribution is critical? It
seems that a hotplate could be used to solder on top of, in order to
reduce temurature variation in the piece being soldered. Just an