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The Most Reliable Induction Cooktops of 2018 (Reviews / Ratings)

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By now, you are probably convinced induction is the best cooking type. It is faster than the hottest professional gas unit with a far better simmer and instant response.

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However, you are probably wondering the reliability of the magnetic burners and whether it is a problem to fix.  

In this article, you will learn our repair methodology and then the individual breakdowns for each brand.

At a Glance:

Most Reliable Methodology

Our reliability measurement is a pretty simple formula. We have 30 service techs averaging 8 calls a day, 5 days a week with 12 working on Saturday.

Yale Service Department

You should find a service agent before you buy any appliance because products do break and need repair.

Service is 30 techs, 10 phone operators, 3 parts specialists, 2 service managers, 2 regional supervisors, and 1 in-house tech. We have all these people because products do not work properly all the time.

In 2017, we logged 30,761 service calls. We simply take the warranty service calls and divide it by unit sales for that year.

We count every time our service tech enters a home as a service call, no matter if it's for minor or major issues.

Induction Reliability

Induction is electric but uses magnets to excite the molecules in your pan, while the pan cooks the food. You would expect it to be reliable like electric because the working parts are covered under glass, unlike a gas burner.

Labels

Service Qty

Shipped Qty

Service Ratio

Blomberg

2

1

200.00 %

Dacor

1

1

100.00 %

Electrolux

1

3

33.33 %

Gaggenau

4

18

22.22 %

Jenn-Air

17

88

19.32 

Miele

8

56

14.29 %

Samsung

1

7

14.29 %

Bosch - Benchmark

8

65

12.31 %

Wolf

19

180

10.56 %

Thermador

5

64

7.81 %

Whirlpool

1

31

3.23 %

Bosch Appliances

2

89

2.25 %

Kitchenaid

0

21

0.00 %

Fisher & Paykel

0

3

0.00 %

Frigidaire Professional

0

5

0.00 

Frigidaire

0

19

0.00 %

BlueStar

0

1

0.00 %

Frigidaire Gallery

0

8

0.00 %

Grand Total

69

664

10.39 %

Induction vs. The Overall Industry

Induction performs better than the average appliance at 10.68% average service for the category versus over 12.5% for general appliances and every major brand performs well. 

 

Most Reliable Induction Cooktops

1. KitchenAid: 0 Service / 21 Sold - 0%

KitchenAid Induction Cooktop

KitchenAid has two bridge elements on either side to accommodate platters and odd-shaped dishes. The middle burner has more wattage to boil even faster.

2. Frigidaire: 0 Service / 19 Sold - 0%

Frigidaire Induction Cooktop

Basic cooktop with electronic controls.

3. Bosch: 2 Serviced / 89 Sold - 2.25%

Bosch Benchmark NITP668SUC-1

Bosch has been marketing induction for years in Europe. The reliability should not be a surprise.

4. Thermador: 5 Serviced / 64 Sold - 7.81%

Thermador Induction Cooktop

With the Freedom technology, I expected this number to be higher.

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5. Wolf: 19 Serviced / 180 Sold - 10.56%

Wolf Induction Cooktop- 36-inch

A service rate of 10.56 is very good, and this is the most popular induction cooktop on the market, currently. According to our chefs, the Wolf induction cooktop performs the best. 

Final Words

Induction is a product you should consider. It is by far the best performing cooking type and has decent reliability.

However, in a house of appliances, you should know the repair agent because you will probably need repair within the first year.

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