First, let us get the doubts out of your way! The induction cooktop glass CAN be replaced. In most cases, you won’t be able to fix a broken induction cooktop glass because it is designed in such a way. Any professional, certified, and licensed induction cooktop service provider should help you get the broken glass replaced efficiently.
Can a broken glass top be easily replaced
Cracks and damages to induction cooktop glass are quite common. The glass can be easily replaced by an authorized service center. However, it is NOT possible to repair the glass, replacement is the only solution if it is broken.
How much does it cost to replace an induction cooktop glass assembly?
On average, the repair costs range between $200 and $800. The cost to replace an induction cooktop glass assembly varies according to the type of induction cooktop, its model, brand, etc. Replacement costs should also vary according to the age of your induction cooktop. If you have a 5 to 10-year-old induction cooktop then you might have to wait to get the parts for replacement.
The costs of replacing the glass assembly of older induction cooktop models should also be higher. Most of the leading brands have readily available replacement parts for all their models. If you own an imported model, then you might find it hard to get a replacement part, and likewise, the labor costs for repair should also be higher. Finding a rare replacement induction glass assembly part will naturally shoot up the price.
Can I save some cash when replacing an induction glass assembly?
YES, you can save some cash when you replace your induction glass assembly. The price of an induction glass top assembly is fixed and standard across all models and brands but there are certain ways you could save some cash.
- Warranty – Check the warranty of your induction cooktop. Certain brands and models offer a multi-year warranty on their induction cooktops. Check whether the glass assembly of the cooktop is covered under this warranty. Any premature failure to the part, if covered under the warranty, can be replaced free of cost.
- Discount or Promotions – Discounts, offers, and promotions are offered by many induction cooktop service centers in the country. Special discounts and promotions are provided for veterans and seniors of the country, which should help cut down the costs. You can also negotiate with the service provider for some flexibility in pricing.
- Multiple repairs – Most appliance repair and service centers provide a whole range of repair services. Apart from induction cooktop services, they could also service refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, dryers, washing machines, etc. and if you have something lying around that needs service, then you could club them with the induction glass assembly repair, and get them all repaired together. This should also help you save some money.
Is it worth replacing a 10 or 15-year-old induction cooktop glass assembly?
We all know that the replacement parts and service costs would be higher for older models. This is where the question or doubt of whether replacing a part of a 10 or 15-year-old induction cooktop is worth it arises!
The answer to this doubt is purely based on the price that it takes to make it work. Sometimes, for a 15-year-old induction cooktop, you cannot find a glass assembly replacement part and even the ones you find might be double the cost. A lifespan of an induction cooktop is generally around 10 to 15 years so replacing parts for such a model is not going to be worth it.
What can cause the cooktop glass to break?
Most of you might have this thought of how the glass assembly cracked in the first place. There are many causes of induction cooktop glass assembly cracking. Just like most modern cooking products, even an induction cooktop is fragile in certain ways. They are built solidly but are fragile compared to the likes of most conventional gas hobs.
It is very easy to crack the glass assembly on your induction cooktop. A drop of a saucepan or knife or any other sharp or heavy object could result in cracking. The glass might also crack if it is not installed properly. Even if you leave something cooking on top of a glass induction cooktop longer than required, it might crack.
What should I do once my induction cooktop glass is cracked?
Certain cracks or dents on the induction cooktop glass assembly might be evident whereas some of them might not be visible to the naked eye. The glass won’t crack on its own so make sure to check the glass assembly if you have accidentally dropped something on it or left something cooking on it for a long time. Once you find the crack, stop using the induction cooktop right away and inform your kids, spouse, and other family members to not use it.
The first thing you should do is go search for the purchase slip of the product and warranty certificate. Check whether the product is still under warranty and if the glass assembly is covered under the warranty. Even if it is out of warranty, note down the model number of your induction cooktop and its brand.
Reach out to the customer support professional of the brand to know the service and labor costs of the glass assembly replacement. Repairing a cracked or dented glass top is not economical and not advisable either, so replacement is the best solution.
If the cost of replacing the glass top and labor charges associated with your existing old induction cooktop is higher than expected, check the prices of new cooktops available in the market, for feasibility. In some cases, buying a brand-new induction cooktop might be the sensible option because you get a brand-new product along with an extended warranty.
Do not use an induction cooktop glass when it is cracked. Induction cooktop glass assembly replacement costs might be higher than other types of gas stoves but are certainly the best cooking technology available in the market. Make sure to note down the model number, brand, and serial number before contacting customer support to get the exact cost of replacement and service. Getting the product serviced from an authorized service center is the right thing to do.