An induction cooktop’s service life varies greatly, depending on its components and usage.

A number of induction cooktops include self-diagnostics that will indicate there is something wrong with the unit, such as an issue with the electrical supply, blocked grease filters or overheating. When an older or heavily used induction cooktop is not operable, its service life has most likely ended and it should be replaced.

If the surface of the induction cooktop is damaged or cracked, the unit should be immediately disconnected from its power source and replaced.

Also, it is time to replace an induction cooktop if the unit fails to maintain proper temperatures or can no longer read induction-ready pans.