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The Most Reliable Induction Ranges for 2024

February 8th, 2024 | 5 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

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The Most Reliable Induction Ranges (2023 Update)

Induction ranges are faster with better-simmering capability, require less venting, and are the most child-safe and cleanable.

But are induction ranges reliable?

Our reliability numbers are based on over 37,000 service calls logged by our service department last year.

They are not based on lab tests or surveys but on people using the product just like you.

Appliance reliability is important because service is almost nonexistent in many areas.

Ultimately, you will understand induction range reliability, problems, and the best brands to consider.

Let's get started.

How Induction Range Reliability is Calculated

Measuring induction range reliability is simple.

We compare the number of products sold to those serviced by each brand over 12 months.

This article looked at the number of appliances sold and serviced from January 1, 2023, to December 31, 2023.

This standard is used because we service appliances free in the first year. After the first year, it is hard to determine what percentage of customers call us and harder to track.

The Most Reliable Induction Range Brands for 2024

The following service rates are based on a minimum of 60 products sold and a total sample of over 700 products within 12 months.

  Service Rate
LG 5.2%
Bosch 8.8%
Café Appliances 10.7%
GE Profile 10.8%
Fisher & Paykel 14.4%
Bosch Benchmark 14.7%
Beko 21%
Grand Total 11.7%

The average repair of an induction range is 11.7%. It's above the overall appliance service rate of 8.3%.

LG – 5.2%

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LG is the most reliable brand for home appliances sold at Yale.

Over the years, LG has become more of an appliance company and less of a conglomerate. They no longer make phones, for example.

They manufacture more core elements like compressors and induction drivers than any other manufacturer.

That is the cornerstone of their success.

Their best feature is their massive 6.3 cubic foot oven.

Bosch – 8.8%

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Bosch induction ranges are known for their exceptional quality, sleek appearance, and reasonable pricing.

Be careful: Bosch only manufactures half of their ranges as of late 2023.

SMEG of Italy manufactures their well-designed 800 series 30 and 36-inch ranges.

They typically have smaller ovens with less durable construction.

Café Appliances (10.7%) & GE Profile (10.8%)

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Café Appliances' service rate is interesting, especially because their induction ranges have the same reliability as the less expensive GE Profile induction range.

This goes against the usual trend where fewer featured products are considered more reliable.

Café Appliances' double oven induction range is one of the best you can buy.

The range is also designed to be easy to use, with intuitive controls and the ability to customize with three colors and six accents.

GE Profile offers a less expensive, less featured, but more popular range. The PHS930YPFS is one of the most popular induction ranges you can buy.

Induction Range Problems

The main issues of induction ranges are:

  1. Not sensing pans        
  2. Voltage/breaker issues        
  3. Loud cooling fan        

You must look closely at any specifications for an induction range. An induction range uses 40-50 amps, while electric ranges use 30 or 40 amps and electric at 30-40 amps.

Induction ranges become susceptible to any voltage spike or problem with your electricity.

Before you buy an induction range, make sure you check and upgrade your electrical.

Appliance Service

Appliance service is tough to find but an incredibly important part of your purchase.

Most people think of Yale as a sales company with three showrooms, but 2/3 of the company is service and installation.

When you shop for appliances, ensure service is part of the equation, especially with more difficult repairs like induction.

In Massachusetts, there are a few good service companies. Hunter, TOMA, and Poirier all have decent service companies.

Check Google and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) for service providers in your area.

Read More: Why Doesn’t Every Appliance Brand and Store Offer Service?

Should You Buy an Extended Warranty for an Induction Range?

The percentages suggest you may need service within five years. Induction transformers are expensive repairs, so the warranty would pay for itself with one repair - in theory.

Most extended service contracts are call centers with no service. I would save you the money and aggravation.

Only buy a warranty from a company providing service technicians.

Investigate with Google Reviews or with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Your car dealership has service, and so should your appliance company.

Read More: Are Appliance Extended Warranties Worth the Cost?

Induction Range Benefits

1. Make-Up Air Compatible

Let me paint a picture for homeowners in Massachusetts. You just finished with your renovation. You vented your professional gas range with 600 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute).

The inspector asks about Make-up Air, meaning how you make up those 600 cubes of air per minute (CFM).

Hopefully, you have a return of air built into your HVAC because the inspector will not sign off without it. Even if you don't live in MA, you should have Make-up Air in an energy-efficient house to breathe clean air.

Induction is faster than that professional range, with less heat emitted into the room. You can vent induction at the 400 CFM and not worry about a make-up air return.

Although for indoor air quality, we always recommend a fresh air return to your house.

Learn More: Ventilation Buying Guide

2. Speed and Consistent Simmering Capabilities

Any induction cooktop will boil water faster than a professional gas range. With have, you lose 40% of the heat through the sides. Induction has an infinite range, and as gas, it is instantaneous.

As you may know from a lighter, gas will extinguish itself at low settings. With induction, you can maintain a low simmer consistently.

Read More: Induction vs. Professional Gas Cooking

3. Safety

Induction is the most child safe as well. Your child cannot accidentally activate the induction burner without metal. The glass doesn't heat as high, so there is less chance of your child being burned.

4. Cleanability

Spills cannot bake on the glass like an electric cooktop due to less heat.

Learn More: Induction Buying Guide

Key Takeaways

Induction ranges have a service rate that is comparable to the average appliance, making them a smart choice for those seeking a reliable range.

Not to mention, induction cooking is widely regarded as the superior cooking method, delivering speedy results, precise simmering capabilities, and optimal safety.

Bosch, Café Appliances, LG, and Fisher & Paykel are the best and most reliable brands for induction ranges.

Remember always to make reliability and service an important part of your purchase. You will need service within the lifetime of an induction range.

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Additional Resources

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve Sheinkopf is the third-generation CEO of Yale Appliance and a lifelong Bostonian. He has over 38 years of experience in the appliance industry, and he is a trusted source of information for consumers on how to buy and repair appliances.

Steve has also been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Consumer Reports, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg Radio, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur, for his knowledge of how to buy appliances and appliance repair.

Steve is passionate about helping consumers find the best appliances for their needs, and he is always happy to answer questions and provide advice. He is a valuable resource for consumers who are looking for information on appliance buying, repair, and maintenance.

Despite being the worst goalie in history, Steve is a fan of the Bruins and college hockey, loves to read, and is a Peloton biker. The love of his life is his daughter, Sophie.

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