6 FAQ while using Induction Cooktop

In modern day, using induction cooktop has become more and more popular for its overwhelming advantages over other cooktops. Although users follow instructions, sometimes issues, which can vex users or make users confused, come up . This article focuses on explanation and solutions for common problems frequently happened to housewives.

1. Induction cooktop is suddenly off while cooking meal

Some housewives spend a considerable amount of money buying modern induction cooktop so they are terribly worried when this problem comes up. The cooktop is suddenly off while cooking meal without any user’s touch. This is a common issue tackled by new users. Normally, there are two reasons for this problem:

Firstly, user interface might be covered partly by a small amount of water due to overflow while cooking meal as well as water left at the bottom of cookware.

Therefore, the solution here is to clean user interface and bottom of cooking vessels to make sure they are all dry. The second reason might be overheat of the cooktop. The best way to deal with this case is to turn it off for a couple of minutes to cool down. And then turn it on and use it as usual.

Induction cooktop is suddenly off while cooking meal

Induction cooktop is suddenly off while cooking meal

2. Induction cooktop does not work

Although the cooktop seems to work properly and users follow strictly to the instructions, there is no heat created inside cooking vessel and food cannot get done. The inspected reason could be your selection of cooking vessels. Your cookware might not interact with cooktop. Unlike infra-red cooktop which can interact with all type of cooktops, induction cooktop only works with cookware whose bottom is made of ferromagnetic material. There is an easy way to test whether this cooking vessel interacts with the cooktop. You can use a piece of magnet to examimate the interaction.

If magnet is attracted by the bottom of cooking vessel, you totally assure that this cooking vessel is usable. In some case, however the cookware is made of ferromagnetic material, it does not interact with the cooktop. The reason is that the size of bottom of cookware is larger than heating zone on the user interface. Therefore when buying cookware, users should inspect the specifications of their cooktop thoroughly to make wise selection of cookware.

3. The buttons do not work

Many housewives tackle this problem and they assume that their cooktops have been broken and asked the assistance from cooktop supplier. In this case, however, users should spend couple of minutes checking problems first. The issue might results from a tiny mistake made by carelessness of users. The reason could be user’s wet hands accidentally touching display screen or set clock control mode.

4. Low hum happens when the cooktop is working

Constant noise like this can vex users while cooking meal. And the bad selection of cookware lies at the root of this noise. More specifically, if the bottom of cookware is too thin or made of low quality material, power transmitted from the appliance to cookware will be blocked or limited causing annoying noise. The solution here is to buy another better quality cookware. Therefore, users should check carefully before selecting cookware. Say no to low quality products even they are cheaper.

Low hum happens when the cooktop is working

Low hum happens when the cooktop is working

5. The fan continues running after the cooktop is off

The electrical appliances require a controlled temperature to function reliably. As a result, a small fan is installed into induction cooktop to run at different speed in accordance with temperature detected. It runs during cooktop is on and continues their work even after it has been switched off because the detected temperature is too high. So don’t worry if you experience the same situation.

6. Temperature of cooktop is distributed automatically among different heat zones

Some housewives complain about the situation in which the temperature of one heating zone automatically decreases when this of another heating zone is turned up. Don’t worry. It is one of several cutting edge technologies of induction cooktop which have more than one heating zone. If all heating zone are operated at the highest temperature, power supplied to cooktop will not be enough. Then the overload can cause your power system to fail.

Therefore, to avoid overload situation, cooktop has smart function in which temperature is automatically turned up or down at different heating zones to make sure that the total power consumed by cooktop does not change.

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C Kahl - Feb, 2017

“Housewives”? Good grief, who wrote this, and what century are they living in?

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