We have an induction cooker, which is like a hot plate that creates a magnetic force and works with stainless steel or iron cookware (needs to hold a magnet). The plate gives off no flame or other heat itself, but does collect referred heat from the pot/pan. Unit about 1 foot square. Must have electricity, of course. I have a cover I made that fits over burners, the plate sits here when cooking inside. Have used inside and outside, boils water in no time, can stir fry, can be turned low to simmer. No need to worry about wind when cooking outside. Does not create a lot of heat, which is great when cooking inside while in hot climate.