With a new induction cooktop, cooking seemed all fun and more manageable. The innumerable benefits it had were everything you needed for cooking delicacies each day.
We can hold on to every daily activity, but cooktop issues are a complete no-no.
Since it is always impossible to get a new one and go on without cooking till you save enough to get it, here we are to help you out.
We are here with the five common induction cooktop problems faced by people around the globe.
Not just that, we got you their causes as well as the solution to each one of them.
So read on to fix them all, as most of them are tiny mistakes we make unknowingly in the kitchen.
Common Induction Cooktop issues, causes, and solutions
Before we begin, we want our readers to know that, although an induction cooktop is the safest kitchen appliance, it needs to be handled with care. You can only solve the issues if you have been using it accurately.
So let’s get started.
Problem: 1 You switched it on, but the induction didn’t start
Well, we all agree to the fact that induction cooktop is a highly loved kitchen appliance. But sometimes it just won’t take your instructions, and you want to hate it.
When you switch it on, it won’t just start heating up the vessel, and you don’t know what to do with it.
It usually happens when the issue is with either the switch or due to loose wiring. If you notice that induction is working and not heating the pan, it might also be the pan that is not appropriately placed.
To begin with, check if the controls are locked. If they are, make sure to unlock them. This will probably start the induction cooktop.
If it doesn’t, the issue might be with the power circuit. We recommend consulting a technician. They will know precisely the issue, and it will be solved.
Problem: 2 Induction that shuts down while cooking
One of the most common issues with an induction cooktop is that it often shuts off even while you are still cooking on its own. Cooking with such cooktops is not just boring but even more time-consuming.
The food doesn’t get cooked well, so simply a waste of time it can be. This makes it essential to solving this issue before you start hating it.
Most of the inductions have a function of automatic shut down, and that can create such an issue. When your cooking extends above a specific time limit, induction will automatically shut down.
Other than that, if you do not place any cookware for a specific time period, it will automatically go off.
Even high internal temperature can cause automatic shutdown even while you are cooking food. The heat sensors detect higher temperatures, causing them to shut down in order to stop further errors or mishaps.
So first of all, check if the automatic shut down function is on or off and off it for the same. If that’s not the issue, it could be due to misplaced cookware.
Inductions won’t even work if the cookware is not placed accurately. They need specific cookware, so make sure your cookware is designed for the same.
Also, place it accurately while cooking.
To avoid higher internal temperature while cooking, make sure the vent holes are not covered or blocked.
We are definitely sure this will solve your issue.
Problem: 3 Food is not heated well
Undercooked food is the last thing you want to eat after a long cooking session. And a cooktop that does not heat food well is likely of the least use.
Solving the issue is necessary. But knowing the cause will help you fix it the easiest way you can.
In such scenarios, the heat setting needs your attention. Too low a heat setting won’t continually heat the cookware, and eventually, you will get undercooked food.
Also, if the cookware has a low bottom circumference, its heat won’t be equally distributed, eventually not heating the food well compared to the cooking zone.
So check if the heat setting is perfect for cooking your meal. The manual has it all mentioned, so check that as well to have an idea of what could go wrong.
If that is not the issue, make sure to place the vessel well so heat can pass to the vessel accurately. You should also make sure the bottom of your cookware covers the whole area.
We are definitely sure this will likely heat your cookware, and so will your food. If still, you face issues, the problem could be technical, and you will have to consult an expert for the same.
Problem: 4 Overcooked food/ Overheated vessels
We talked about undercooked food, but we know overcooked food can as well be a complete turn-off. Pasta can be sticky, rice can be mushy, curries can be too thick, and whatnot.
This makes it essential to fix the issue before people blame your cooking skills.
This usually happens when the induction cooktop overheats quickly, especially when you are using cast iron cookware. These cookwares are more ferromagnetic than ferromagnetic stainless steel.
Induction heat is easily transferred to this in lesser time, eventually sometimes burning the food.
The easiest solution to this issue is to get high-quality cookware. Since lightweight cookwares can burn the food, heavy-weight cookware will overcook them.
So make sure to get the best cookware. Induction cooktops often have lots of freebies, so you can grab them too.
Problem: 5 Constant Noise and Vibration while cooking
Cooking in itself can be noisy, but if you hear a crackling, fan-like noise or a humming sound, trust me, it’s not food but your cooktop.
And this needs your attention more than anything now.
If you hear a soft humming sound from the induction cooktop, it is probably when you are using a cooktop for a while. This will even continue when you are not using a cooktop or switched it off after using it for a longer duration.
Since the cooktop contains various materials, the vibrations among them cause a crackling sound. This will further lead to marks on the bottom of the cookware and even the cooktop.
Lastly, when the cooktop is overheated you will hear a fan-like noise, and it is often normal.
Only the fan-like noise is normal, and not the other ones. It is usually for internal cooling, and you can definitely consider it normal.
But the humming and the crackling sound need to be fixed since they can cause further damage. Since it is an internal issue, we recommend consulting an expert for the solution.
We hope we helped you get a better idea, of why your cooktop behaves the way it is all this long. And now you exactly know what you will have to do for the same.
The induction cooktop is the simplest and essential kitchen appliance that will only make your cooking better each day. Also, it is the least messy compared to the stove, so make sure you make the best use of it.
Let us know what all worked and what didn’t, and the other issues you are facing so we can help you out. Happy Cooking!!!