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Is It Worth Buying An Induction Cooktop?


You probably have heard of induction cooktops and thought, “Why pay more for some fancy thing”? Maybe you are right, but induction cooktops are like TESLA in the kitchen appliance world. We asked Jacob Dillard (an engineer at Appliance Repair Expert) about the characteristics of such kitchen appliances and their benefits.

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What Are The Benefits Of An Induction Cooktop?

  1. It has impressive resale value. Therefore, it can be sold for at least 60-70% of its original value.
  2. Induction cooktops can instantly heat pans and pots without heating the cooktop’s surface, so all your fingers and pets are safe.
  3. It is more efficient than any other electric stove.
Portable induction cooktops
Portable inductions cooktops

What Are The Disadvantages Of This Household Appliance?

  1. Sometimes, the price bites, but that shouldn’t be a big issue with a good resale value.
  2. If you bought a lower-end induction cooktop, always get extended warranty coverage because induction stoves have at least 4-8 control board circuits. When something goes wrong, more than 1 circuit breaks down due to electric current and needs to be replaced. The average cost of repair varies from $700 – 1500 $.
  3. It’s best to use pots and pans made of metal that can conduct with the hob. Ordinary cookware will not work.
Cookware for induction cooktop
Cookware for induction cooktop

Although induction cooktops take some getting used to, they provide precise temperature control and cook food faster than electric hobs, respond better to temperature fluctuations and cool down quickly. Induction hobs are undoubtedly safer than gas and electric hobs and are incredibly easy to clean.

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From Appliance Repair Expert experience, every time we service induction units from Frigidaire, Samsung, LG, Whirlpool, Bosch, GE etc, people never think of returning to regular stoves even if the repair is quite expensive. And the customer is never wrong.

Watch the video on cooktop repair to help you understand this device’s structure and possible malfunctions.

If you have already decided to install an induction cooktop, we can help you.

Author: Jacob Dillard
My name is Jacob Dillard, and I am the author of articles at Appliance Repair Expert. Since childhood, I have been fascinated by technology and spent much time reading different books and trying to repair my first CD player. Then, I graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Applied Science and Engineering. In a year, I got my first job as a technician at an appliance repair company. After years of practice and working with professionals, I decided it was time to share my knowledge and experience here at Appliance Repair Expert. I want to help you understand everything related to appliance repair, maintenance and installation in the simplest way possible. It will be fun, believe me!

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