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    Short of lugging pots and pans around on inspections, how do you inspect an induction cooktop element for operation?

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    What, you don't carry a test pan?


    If in an occupied house, I will use their pan, otherwise, I will disclaim. I know of no accurate method of testing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Luttrall View Post

    If in an occupied house, I will use their pan, otherwise, I will disclaim. I know of no accurate method of testing.

    Agreed....

    Dom.


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    Quote Originally Posted by A.D. Miller View Post
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    Short of lugging pots and pans around on inspections,

    how do you inspect an induction cooktop element for operation?
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    And You Call Yourself an Inspector. .
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    You know that scrap tin tab you threw away ... that 2" circle of steel which was cupped?

    Yep, put a little water in it, set it on the burner, and watch it boil.

    Of course you will also want to lay a paper towel under it to absorb the spill/splash over.

    I used to bring a plastic cup to put water in to test microwave ovens with, a steel cup would work for the induction cooktops and ranges.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    You know that scrap tin tab you threw away ... that 2" circle of steel which was cupped?

    Yep, put a little water in it, set it on the burner, and watch it boil.

    Of course you will also want to lay a paper towel under it to absorb the spill/splash over.

    I used to bring a plastic cup to put water in to test microwave ovens with, a steel cup would work for the induction cooktops and ranges.
    JP: Good idea. Thanks.


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    I just check the pictures on the wall to make the kids look 'healthy' and assume the stove works.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fritzkelly View Post
    All of the ones I have seen still get warm to the touch when turned on. Some of them you have to depress the button in the center of the burner.
    FK: This was a flat glass top, no center button and no heat rise.


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    I used toi put a metal pot filled with water in the microwave, turn it on full and watch the fun!

    Jerry McCarthy
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