Usually, when people talk about quality, they talk about durability; they talk about heating capacity. They also talk about the ability of induction cooktop appliances to cook a nice pot of food. These are all great but there is one particularly important criterion that you need to focus on like an eagle. I am of course talking about reliability. Reliability is all about being able to trust the appliance day in, day out to do what it is designed to do. In other words, when you turn it on, it does not fall apart. When you turn it on, it does its job. When you turn it on, it delivers the experience that you spent your hard-earned dollars for. That is what reliability is all about.
Unfortunately, a lot of people turn a blind eye to this criterion and they end up buying products that they come to regret. This really is all too bad because if you just included reliability in your selection process for induction cooktop models, your dollars would stretch a longer way. At the very least, you are not going to be replacing appliances every few years. Make no mistake about it, if you spent your hard-earned dollars on an item and that item lasts a very long time, you are getting maximum value from that appliance.
Compare this with buying something that lasts only six months. It does not really matter how much money you spent on that item. The fact that you have to keep replacing it over and over again indicates that you are wasting money. It does not take a rocket scientist or a brain surgeon to figure that out. So, it is really important to be clear about your definition about reliability. I have given you a rough idea of how many people define reliability but you have to come up with a definition that makes sense in your particular situation. Look at your complete set of personal circumstances and come up with a definition that is practical as far as you are concerned.
It All Boils Down to Total Consumer Value
Reliability can really be boiled down wholly or at least partially to total consumer value. In other words, how durable is this item so that day after day it produces the experience that you are looking for? How long will this last so that it can continue to give you the benefits that you paid your hard-earned dollars for? This is how you maximize used value. It has to have a long enough period and the experiences, results and benefits it produces must extend for a long period of time and matches your expectations. You are not asking for the moon here. You are just asking for an average level of reliability because that is what you are entitled to. You spent your hard-earned money. You worked hard for that money. Do you not deserve a great return?
You need to pay attention to the following considerations so you can find the most reliable induction cooktop models. Make no mistake about it, finding this information is trickier than you think. You are still reliant on other people’s impressions of the product. This is going to be a bit tricky because you do not know them. You do not know them from Adam. You have not walked a mile in their shoes nor have they walked a mile in your shoes. You have not spent time with each other. You do not know how each other’s mind works. You probably have different values.
Also, you are completely in the dark regarding their motivations. It is anybody’s guess why they are saying what they are saying. Many of these reviews have to be taken at face value. This is why determining reliability based on online reviews can be a crapshoot if you do not know what you are doing. Here is how you can put a little bit of objectivity as well as accuracy into the process.
Find Best Sellers Online
The first thing that you need to do is to find the bestselling models of induction cooktops. The good news is that you only need to go to eBay or Amazon to get this information. This information is not hidden. You just need to go to the right websites or trading platforms.
Check Reviews for Indications of Reliability
Now, when you go to Amazon for example and you look up a product, there is no shortage of reviews for popular products. They have lots of reviews. Now, your task here is to filter the reviews based on one particular criterion. You are just looking for one factor. You are discounting everything else. You are filtering out everything else. You are looking for testimonials or reviews that indicate reliability.
A Few Negative Reviews should not Derail You
Now you may be thinking that just because there are a few negative reviews as far as reliability is concerned, that you should call it a day. You might be thinking that you should consider it a wrap. Not quite. You might want to look at the total picture of the reviews. Overall, it might be a positive picture. Just because there are a few negative reviews here and there does not mean that the product is basically shot as far as reliability is concerned. Look at the total picture.
Check with Your Social Media Friends
Get on Social media and ask people that you are thinking of buying a particular brand and model of induction cooktop. Ask them if they have experience with that product and if they could share their product on private message. A lot of people would volunteer this information. At the very least, you would get some more background information on that product. Do not take your friend’s word for it however. You have to use this as an initial information gathering stage that you are then going to cross reference later on.
Cross Reference with Review Blog Posts
There are tons of review blogs on the Internet. Use this tremendous network of online resources. Consider them as different stores of product intelligence. Cross reference the feedback that you have gotten from your social media friends with the reviews that you see from review blogs. Put two and two together and you should be able to see which products you should lean towards and other products that you should completely discount.
Remember: Focus on Reliability not Price
You need to that you need to focus on the overall reliability of the product. Do not get sidetracked by the low price. Do not get thrown off track by the fact that the product costs a bit more. You have to understand that even if a product is a little pricey or you get a little of a sticker shock looking at the price, you need to look at the long game. You need to look at how likely it would be that you would be able to use this induction cooktop year after year. The longer you can use it, the more value it brings to the table. Look at the selection process from this perspective.