Underperforming Induction Anyone?
I have a circa 2002 Jenn-Air smooth cooktop that has 2 induction burners and 2 regular electric ones. The induction burners have never put out much heat; as a consequence we use the regular burners almost all the time. The induction is only good for low heat like eggs or simmering. We have induction cookware.
Well, to my surprise reading this forum, induction is supposed to be MORE efficient than radiant electric. I researched the issue and a salesperson said induction needs a 40 amp circuit. I checked and my cooktop and Jenn-Air double electric ovens share two joined 40 amp circuits that can only be switched in tandem. It would seem to be enough amperage, especially if the ovens are not operating.
I'd like to go all induction-- if it would work as advertised. My question is-- has anyone else had this problem? What is the cause? Is the Jenn-Air poorly designed and/or made? I can't read the model number of the cooktop.