Your Trusted Electric Cooktop Repair Specialists
An electric cooktop, often referred to as a stove, is an essential kitchen appliance designed to provide controlled and efficient stovetop cooking by utilizing electricity as its primary source of heat. Electric cooktops offer a diverse range of options to cater to various cooking preferences and kitchen aesthetics. Here, we’ll explore the different types of electric cooktops available, all of which we specialize in repairing, and provide a clear definition of what an electric cooktop is.
Electric Cooktop Definition: An electric cooktop is a kitchen appliance that generates heat through electric heating elements, allowing for precise temperature control during cooking. It typically features a smooth, flat surface that makes cleaning a breeze.
Types of Electric Cooktops We Service
1. Electric Coil Cooktops
These cooktops feature traditional coil-style heating elements known for their durability and affordability. They provide consistent heat for cooking tasks and can be easily repaired if issues arise.
2. Smoothtop Electric Cooktops
Smoothtop cooktops have a sleek, glass or ceramic surface with concealed heating elements beneath. Their modern design is not only visually appealing but also easy to clean. Our repair experts are skilled in handling any smooth-top cooktop issues.
3. Induction Cooktops
Induction cooktops employ advanced electromagnetic technology to heat cookware directly. They offer rapid and precise temperature control, energy efficiency, and safety features. Our technicians are well-versed in repairing induction cooktops.
4. Modular Electric Cooktops
Modular cooktops allow for customization by combining different modules, such as burners, griddles, and grills, to meet specific cooking needs. We have the expertise to repair all modular electric cooktop configurations.
Should you encounter any issues with your electric cooktop, rest assured that our team of skilled appliance repair technicians is here to ensure it operates at its ‘bear-y’ best!
10 Most Common Electric Cooktop Issues
- Heating Elements can wear out or become damaged over time and need to be replaced.
- Temperature Issues such as overheating or insufficient heating.
- Burner Malfunctioning like when burners not working or heating unevenly.
- Indicator Lights are not functioning correctly, making it challenging to know when the cooktop is hot.
- Surface Damage like scratches, cracks, or other damage to the smooth surface of the cooktop.
- Electric Connection Problems can lead to power interruptions due to issues with the electrical wiring or connections.
- Circuit Breaker frequently trips the circuit breaker when using the cooktop.
- Control Panel is unresponsive or displays errors illustrating issues with the touch or knob controls.
- Cookware Compatibility: Difficulty using certain types of cookware, especially with induction cooktops.
- Installation and Wiring issues related to the initial installation or wiring, including improper connections or voltage problems.
It's essential to address these issues promptly to ensure the safe and efficient operation of your electric cooktop. Hiring a qualified appliance repair technician is recommended to diagnose and fix these common problems effectively.
It all comes down to the make and model of the range. For example, the model number of your Amana range may be found on the left-hand edge of the storage drawer. The model number of a Bosch oven may be found on the lower inner panel of the oven door. The position of the model/serial number on GE models is determined by the model design.
- Single Oven — At the lower-left border of the oven compartment on the front frame.
- Double Oven — At the bottom-left border of the lower oven compartment on the front frame.
- Microwave Oven Combination – Located on the left sidewall of the microwave chamber.
As for Kenmore ranges the model number tag will be visible below the burners. The model number of a KitchenAid appliance may be found beneath the control panel. You can see them if you rotate the serial plates up. Whirlpool model numbers can also be discovered on a label or rating plate. For stoves and ovens, this is commonly located around the frame, behind the appliance's door.
A paper sticker or a metal plate will most likely have the model number. The number might appear in a variety of locations depending on the brand and model. It may be behind the control panel (gas) or behind the fuse cove, for example. Check below the cooktop (if it's a lift-up kind) or on the door frame. Check the inside of the bottom storage compartment wall and the inside of the interior side panel.
Did You Know?
When it comes to electric stoves, preheating is your best friend!
It can take a long time for a burner to properly heat up—up to 15 minutes! That's why you should preheat your burners while you're prepping your food. Have onions to chop? Turn your burner on first, then get to work. By the time you're prepped and ready to go, your stovetop should be too.