YOU SAY IT WON’T WORK? A SIMPLE INDUCTION FIX

Induction Cooktop Feature Image Blog

It can happen to anyone. You buy an induction cooktop from Bekins. Our Appliance Professional shows you that it only works with a certain type of cookware, and makes certain you leave with the right one. Later, our team does such a wonderful job installing the cooktop, that you tell your friend about it.

Your friend shows they were listening, because you get more cookware to go with your new purchase. How nice! The new set offers different sizes than what you bought at Bekins.

Dinnertime arrives and you decide to start off with something simple. You pull out a small pot and decide to cook soup. After pouring the soup into the pot, you patiently wait for it cook.

Nothing.

The soup has not warmed up.

The induction cooktop must be broken right?

A SIMPLE FIX YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE

The smallest details can make the biggest difference. You call the Bekins Service Team to inspect your new purchase and you will not believe what they tell you.

You remember the new pot your friend bought you? The pot does not completely cover the element. So the cooktop does not recognize the pot to start cooking.

Our service team has walked into calls where the cookware simply did not cover enough of the element.

It reminds you that reading your customer care guide can really clear up any issues. It also shows the importance of getting the right materials from trained professionals (like the helpful Bekins Appliance Professional who led you to the original cookware).

Induction Cooktop Service Call Recreate for Blog

EVER USED A INDUCTION COOKTOP?

For people who are not familiar with induction cooking, we present some benefits of choosing an induction cooktop:

  • The cooktop only heats when magnetized. So if you turn on the element, it will not start cooking until a magnetic pan rests on top of it.
  • It makes cleaning quicker and easier. Gas ranges might require lifting heavy grates and sneaking into little crevices. The induction top lets you clean spills while the pan still cooks. The pan heats up, the rest of the induction top stays room temperature. The element that cooks your food even cools down quickly, which means you can clean that too in a much shorter period of time.
  • It also heats food quickly. Expect induction to cook your food in almost half the time.
  • Temperatures change quickly too. Take your food from a boil to a simmer in seconds without even lifting the pan.
  • You waste less heat and energy. Think of all the heat and energy that flows around your pan on a gas range. The electric top might also heat areas that don’t need it.
Pro Style Appliances Showroom Test

test it in our showroom

Did you like the story at the beginning of this blog? We have a better story to end it.

It involves you driving into one of our Bekins showrooms, and seeing the benefits of induction cooking firsthand.

We have plenty of induction cooktops to test in both our Grand Haven and Grand Rapids showrooms. Our Appliance Professionals would love to give you a tour!

Induction Cooktop Showroom Photo for Blog

CONSUMER REPORTS PRAISES WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES

It always feels good when somebody agrees with you. A recent Consumer Reports test proves that we carry the best brands in our Bekins showrooms. Two brands of Whirlpool appliances (Whirlpool and Maytag) earned some of the highest scores in a test of washers and dryers. Even better, they earned those high scores in multiple price ranges.

FEATURES GRADED BY CONSUMER REPORTS

WASHERS

  • Washing performance
  • Energy efficiency
  • Water efficiency
  • Gentleness
  • Noise
  • Vibration
  • Cycle time

DRYERS

  • Drying performance
  • Convenience
  • Noise

STANDOUT SETS

Maytag Aplliances Washer & Dryer
Whirlpool Appliances Washer & Dryer

MAYTAG AGITATOR TOP LOADER & ELECTRIC DRYER

MVWB765FW & MEDB755DW

Consumer Reports calls it “Good Looks for Less Money.” They say both machines are pretty quiet and “this workhorse is among the most energy efficient agitators.” Finally, they noticed the washer extracts more water than most which helps cut down on drying time.

WHIRLPOOL FRONT LOAD WASHER AND ELECTRIC DRYER

WFW75HEFW & WED75HEFW

Consumer Reports gave this washer high marks for water efficiency, energy efficiency, cleaning and gentleness with the fabric. The report also said this washer was among the most affordable front-loaders they tested.

The dryer earned praise for working quietly. The report says, “Expect the dryer to do its part without making a racket.”

Maytag Appliances Washer and Dryer
Maytag Appliances Washer and Dryer

MAYTAG MAXIMA FRONT-LOAD WASHER & ELECTRIC DRYER

MHW5500FW & MED5500FW

MAYTAG BRAVOS HE TOP LOAD WASHER & ELECTRIC DRYER

MVWB835DW & MEDB835DW

Maytag Appliances Washer and Dryer
Whirlpool Appliances Washer and Dryer

MAYTAG MAXIMA FRONT LOAD WASHER & ELECTRIC DRYER

MHW8200FW & MED8200FW

WHIRLPOOL CABRIO HE TOP LOAD WASHER & ELECTRIC DRYER

WTW8500DW & WED8500DW

Consumer Reports talked about the Maytag washer’s efficiency with water and energy. The report praised its ability to clean and how gently it treated fabrics. This washer offered one of the fastest wash times of the appliances they tested at that price range.

The report says the dryer “aced it’s job. Neither (the washer nor dryer) makes a racket.”

TEST MAYTAG AND WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES IN OUR SHOWROOMS

As the Consumer Reports study shows, Bekins carries the best products. Yet, those products can fit all types of budgets, designs and needs. Visit our Grand Rapids or Grand Haven showroom to test Maytag and Whirlpool appliances for yourself. Test them against many other brands in our showroom to see which is the best fit for you.

Washers & Dryers at Bekins