The Nesco DB-02 double electric ceramic burner has 2 burners, each with 900-Watt power. Both burners have separate temperature control, giving option for using one or both of them. Safety features include a thermal fuse for overheating protection. Additionally the burner features thermostat control with pilot light and skid proof rubber feet. Note: When using hot plate for the first time, there may be some smoke or the smell of smoke, coming from the heating surface. This is normal due to the protective coating placed on surface during the manufacturing process.