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Induction cooker quality

Pat50 | Dec 28, 201412:35 PM

Years ago I bought a GE Profile ceramic flat top range. I treated it gently, as described in the manual, using basic soapy cloth to clean it and the odd ceramic cleaner. The range worked fairly well, but in the last couple years the markings on the dials have simply been rubbed off; apparently they were only painted on to the stainless steel and not etched into it. I enquired from Sears about a replacement; they told us that, despite the fact that my husband had insisted on an extended warranty that this problem with the control panel was considered a "cosmetic" issue and was not covered. You can imagine how "P'D" I was; heat markings on the dial are NOT cosmetic in any sensible universe. We have now decided to go the induction route and just replace the whole thing; before committing though we decided to test out the induction thing by buying one of those Kuradori single burner induction hotplates at the local hardware store - west coast Canada. By feeling with my finger it appears that this too has the markings just painted on, which means it will last only a few years; my ask to the community is this: on the larger full cooktops, by brand, or vendor has anyone experienced a problem with the markings just being wiped off/worn off after some years? (Spending in excess of $3,000 dollars only to find that the top has to be replaced in 7-10 years because the markings have faded/disappeared would annoy me beyond reason. At my age we still believe in the concept of "durable" goods.)

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