Induction Cooktop Reviews
I'm shopping for an induction cooktop and am appalled at the horrible reviews I'm seeing. Plus there aren't many. I joined Consumer Reports.com but they don't have reviews on most of the products I'm looking at (I'm using a corporate purchasing program that has limited product lines--Whirlpool, KitchenAid, and Jenn Air). This forum is the only place where I've seen positive and realistic reviews.
Most of the complaints are about the cooktop just up and dying or giving error codes. Some within the first weeks and months of installation. Others after 4 years. Without the warranty, repair costs are close to replacement costs. Yikes! I'm replacing an electric stove that was installed in 1977 so kinda want this new one to last.
The other complaints are the surface scratching. I have my mother's 50 year old cast iron skillet and hope to use that as much as I do now.
My question to you all is, should I get alarmed by the bad reviews? Are the reviewers largely the ones who had bad experiences? Is this truly a "new technology" issue where bugs need to be worked out?
I'm a big fan basing my big purchases off of reviews. Even when I buy something in the store, I look at how the item is reviewed on Amazon. Something tells me things are skewed with induction cooktops...