Why Induction Hobs Crack?
A cracked induction hob is always as a result of poor maintenance etiquette and misinformation. Perhaps the commonest of this misinformation is selecting the wrong pot for your induction hobs. The wrong pot can severely damage your induction hob. Hence, you need to be highly selective on things you place on your hob.
Induction hob comes with ceramic plate tops, and no matter how tempered the glass top may be damage would occur if not well managed. Hence, always avoid using pots with a very rough bottom on your induction hob. The rough bottom dents the surface of the ceramic plate top, setting room for a crack.
Also, do not leave extremely hot cookware on the induction hob while it is still red hot and working. This will spark a double-heat reaction that may crack open the surface of the hob. Besides that, avoid placing things directly from the oven on an unheated induction hob. When your hob is on but not so heated, and you bring a pan straight from the oven on it, this may result in a thermal shock. When an internal thermal shock happens, this may crack the ceramic plate top open, and even damage the induction hob.
What to Do to a Cracked Glass Top?
One of the disadvantages of using an induction hob is the sudden crack that comes with it. However, you can avoid this if you give your cooktop the absolute care it needs. Your induction hob can last for a long time if well managed, but it becomes unsafe to use or cook a cracked induction hob. Cracked glass is more dangerous than you think. This is because it exposes the wires to water and air.
Interestingly, it is quite affordable to replace a cracked cooktop than you imagined. With most brands, the replacement costs almost a third of the worth of your induction hob. Hence, you will be saving quite a lot in replacing the ceramic cooktop than buying a brand new induction hob.
Induction hobs are that very classy and modern appliance that will give your kitchen space a techy feel. They are faster and easy to use, and they are very affordable and require no expensive maintenance.
However, if not well-maintained, they might crack open and leave room for anger.
The solution to a crack isn’t so farfetched. Always take all forms of crack as an avenue to replace the ceramic cooktop of your induction hob.