Induction cooktops are a common popular kitchen appliance as majority cooktops have touch controls for easy usage. It also eases to clean and maintain. Induction cooktops are safer than any other cooktops; they don’t flame while you use it. Induction cooktops do not have burners; they allow variable sizes of cooking zones to cook.
When induction display keeps flashing
The display on the cooktop flashes for the following reasons:
- When there is no pan placed on the cooktop
- Wrong choice of pan material
- Wrong choice of pan size
When the LED light flashes
When the LED light flashes continuously do not panic, it is a safety mechanism. When you see the light is flashing, check the following:
- If the cooktop is turned off.
- If you have not placed your cookware properly.
Dos & Don’ts of the induction cooktops:
- Ensure the cookware that you use is flat-bottom and smooth. Uneven surfaces leave scratches on the cookware.
- Clean the induction after every use.
- Once you use the induction cooktop, switch off the induction, and disconnect the plug from the power source. Allow the cooktop to cool down and then clean.
- Do use the induction cooktop’s timer feature to set the timing for the cooking as it will be switched off automatically when the time is up.
- Clean the scatters immediately after you prepare the food, but not when it is hot. They become harder if you clean later.
- Clean and wipe the glass plate only with a cloth and glass cleaning liquid.
- Always ensure to switch off the induction cooktop before you unplug.
- Always switch off your induction cooktop with the control switch.
- You can also use the vacuum cleaner to remove stains.
- Do not use polishing powder or thinner or benzene to clean the surface of the induction cooker.
- Do not insert any metal or wires into vents of the induction.
- Do not keep magnetic items such as foils, cards with magnetic strips, and mobile phones on the cooktop’s surface.
- Do not use the cooktop as your chopping board. The top surface of the cooktop needs to be handled with care.
- Do not preheat the cooker.
- Don’t use scourers to clean as they cause scratches.
- Do not keep heavy things on the induction cooktop as it may get crack.
- Do not operate the induction cooktop during a power failure or low voltage. Always turn off the induction cooker when there is a power failure.
- If you have not turned off the induction cooker during low voltage, it will display an error message.
- If the induction cooker is not turned off on too low voltage situations, the induction cooktop will not operate, and an error message will be displayed.
- Do not heat empty pans on the induction cooktop as it will automatically shut off the unit.
Apart from these, We suggest you to always choose a good budget indcution cooktop.
Even though the price of the cookware is high, it is very comfortable and easy to cook food and clean the induction cooktop. You need to know the do’s and don’ts of the induction cooktop before you use it.