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The Most Reliable Induction Cooktops (2023 Update)

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The Most Reliable Induction Cooktop Brands for 2023 are:

  1. GE Profile - 0%
  2. Bosch - 0%
  3. Bosch Benchmark - 2.7
  4. Gaggenau - 2.8%

Induction cooking checks a lot of boxes if you like to cook.

It's faster than the hottest professional gas unit, with a better simmer and instant response.

Yes, faster than a 25,000 BTU (British Thermal Unit) BlueStar burner.

Living in Massachusetts, you can vent induction under 400 CFM (Cubic Feet Per Minute) to comply with Make-Up Air regulations, unlike professional gas rangetops or high-output gas cooktops.

Also, induction cooking is the safest for children because the glass doesn't heat, so there is far less chance of burns.

Plus, the magnetic burners need to sense metal to heat the pan. It can't be turned on accidentally. I have a six-year-old. I get it.

There is just one problem: Induction cooktops are expensive to fix and require a highly skilled technician.

In this article, you will learn about the most reliable induction cooktop brands based on just under 40,000 service calls logged by our service team last year.

Unlike most review sites, you will understand reliability based on how induction cooking works in your home.

Let’s get started.

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Most Reliable Induction Cooktop Brands for 2023

Induction Cooktop Reliability from January 2022 – December 2022

The following service rates are based on at least 25 cooktops sold and a total sample of over 300 cooktops.

  Service Rates
GE Profile 0%
Bosch 0%
Bosch Benchmark 2.7%
Gaggenau 2.8%
Fisher & Paykel 8.8%
JennAir 8.8%
Miele 15.6%
Grand Total xxxx

The most reliable induction cooktops for 2023 are GE Profile, Bosch, Bosch Benchmark, and Gaggenau.

GE Profile- 0%

GE-Profile-Induction-CooktopGE Profile Induction Cooktop


GE Profile induction cooktops have a bridge burner allowing you to join two burners even on the smaller 30-inch sizes.

Bosch - 0%


Bosch 500 Series Induction Cooktop


The Bosch 500 and 800 series induction cooktops do not have the bridge element but have two power burners at 3700 watts compared to one power burner on the GE Profile induction cooktop.

Bosch Benchmark - 2.7%


Bosch Benchmark Series Induction Cooktop


Unlike the Bosch 500 and 800 series induction cooktops, the Bosch Benchmark series features "FlexInduction" technology. This bridge element allows you to join two burners or cooking zones together for a griddle or an odd-shaped dish.

Gaggenau - 2.8%


Gaggenau Flex Induction Cooktop


Gaggenau offers Flex technology and a cooking sensor like Thermador, letting you place your pan anywhere on the cooktop and adjust the power accordingly. You can also create a rectangular cooking area with Gaggenau's induction unit.

While both units offer similar features like a Teppanyaki mode, they differ in output, price, and size of the cooking zones. Thermador uses the entire surface as a cooking zone, while Gaggenau's zones vary in size.

Read More: Best 36-Inch Induction Cooktops

How We Calculate Induction Cooktop Reliability

Our reliability measurement is a simple formula: We calculate reliability by dividing the products we serviced by the products we sold over 12 months.

We have 35 service technicians averaging eight calls daily, five days a week, with 12 working on Saturdays.

In 2022, we logged just under 40,000 service calls from January 1, 2022, to December 31, 2022.

We count every time our service technician enters a home as a service call, whether for minor or major issues.

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.

Read More: The Most Reliable Appliance Brands

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?

Key Takeaways

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the best induction cooktops?

Bosch, Gaggenau, and GE Profile are the most reliable induction cooktops to consider.

2. Are induction cooktops better than gas?

Yes. They are faster and have a greater range of temperature and simmer capability. Induction is also safer because you need metal to activate the burner.

3. How does induction work?

Induction is magnetic heat. It excites the metal in your pan, so the pan cooks your food.

4. What kinds of pots can I use on an induction cooktop?

Because induction cooking uses magnetic elements, you must use pans with a level of magnetic composition such as iron or iron based like cast-iron or stainless steel.

5. Do induction cooktops scratch easily?

It can be scratched, but the glass is tempered and mostly scratch-resistant.

Additional Resources

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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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve is the third-generation CEO of Yale and a lifelong Bostonian. He currently resides in Boston, one mile from where he was born. Despite being one of the worst goalies of all time, he is a huge hockey fan of college hockey and the Boston Bruins. The love of his life is his daughter Sophie.

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