Induction Cooktop Reliability vs. the Overall Appliance Industry
Induction cooktops perform much better than the average appliance at 6.2% for the category compared to 9.7% for appliances overall.
Induction cooktops are reliable as regular electric cooktops because the working parts are covered under glass, unlike a gas burner. Induction cooking is electric but uses magnets to excite the molecules in your pan while the pan cooks the food.
Now the bad news: Although induction cooktops are reliable, they are hard to repair.
Ensure your cooktop can be repaired in your area if something goes wrong.
Most repair rates are good, so the edge should be with a better repair experience after the sale.
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Induction Cooktop Availability
Induction cooktops are hard to buy because of a shortage of induction drivers or elements. With demand growing, you will find buying any induction cooktops or ranges harder.
Should You Buy an Extended Warranty for an Induction Cooktop?
As I have said in every blog post, you should NEVER buy an extended warranty from a company without actual service behind the agreement.
Most warranty providers are call centers and outsource the repair to the cheapest service in your area.
That rate will never match the repair cost on a difficult repair like induction. In that case, save your money and hope for the best.
If you are buying from a reputable company, there are still reasons not to buy an extended warranty. The magnets are under glass, and the reliability is excellent. The repair is expensive.
So, it's up to you. Don't be pushed into an extended warranty. Ask many questions about who will provide the repair.
GE Profile has factory service and is your best bet if you are buying from a store without service.
However, always check reviews of any company before you make a purchase.
Read More: Are Appliance Extended Warranties Worth It?
You should consider induction for cooking, venting, safety, and cleanability. It is by far the best-performing cooking type and has excellent reliability.
However, it's not an easy repair, so look at the most reliable brands first. Check local repair agents before buying any appliance instead of finding out later.
Read our Induction Cooking Buying Guide for features, buying tips, and ratings of every available induction cooking product in the market. Well over 1 million people have read a Yale Guide. Induction is our most popular.
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