Regarding Induction Cooktop

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ithehappy

We have this Prestige PIC 1.0 V2 model bought 5 to 6 years ago, it is constantly giving problems now. Had 3 services in past 2 years, paid over 1000 behind servicing but it’s again stopped working. The repairman keeps saying the new models are not as good as the old ones in terms of build quality and all and that worries me. I wish to purchase a new one but I’m concerned about longevity (if that’s a thing anymore). Should i just buy a cheap one or stick with premium brands like Prestige/ Philips/ V Guard etc.?

Anyone here using induction cooktop which has not produced a problem in long term (i.e. more than 2 to 3 years) please mention the make and model. Wish to purchase in the upcoming sale.

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Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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go for usha 3616 from flipkart…currently at 1799 plus..you can use supercoin to bring price around 1700….and also in 89 rs you can get one year extended warranty…personally using it…its quite good

Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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Been using this one since 4 years; never had a single issue:
https://www.amazon.in/Prestige-PIC-6-1-V3-2000-...
but again, note that there’s quite bad reviews in amazon, dunno maybe I just happened to be lucky to get a good piece, while other’s got a defective piece… usage-wise I had used it quite roughly with no issues at all…

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My advice take the cheapest avalable ; use offer as found suitable and dont worry for repair

Its avalable in flipkart for around 1100-1200

And they all work the same

Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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Philips induction hd4928 or 4929
Do search for this model, we got some good recommendations for this model here in DD

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BlueFlash wrote:

Been using this one since 4 years; never had a single issue:
https://www.amazon.in/Prestige-PIC-6-1-V3-2000-...
but again, note that there’s quite bad reviews in amazon, dunno maybe I just happened to be lucky to get a good piece, while other’s got a defective piece… usage-wise I had used it quite roughly with no issues at all…

Understood. Yes, it’s dependant on luck for sure but still i don’t understand how a model explodes! That’s just beyond ridiculous. That model you mention, pic 6.1 v3 and the model here: https://www.flipkart.com/prestige-pic-16-0-plus...

Well what’s the main difference between these? Like i don’t give the slightest damn about looks or touch control but is the higher model having better coil or igbt or something?

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ithehappy wrote:

Understood. Yes, it’s dependant on luck for sure but still i don’t understand how a model explodes! That’s just beyond ridiculous. That model you mention, pic 6.1 v3 and the model here: https://www.flipkart.com/prestige-pic-16-0-plus...

Well what’s the main difference between these? Like i don’t give the slightest damn about looks or touch control but is the higher model having better coil or igbt or something?

Not sure if this is relevant and helpful for you, but I observed, barring few core products of prestige, most of the prestige branded products are MIC, I am not against MIC, but these MIC products of prestige are turning up to be substandard.
Prestige electric kettle is the best example for that.
So maybe I recommend you to stay from these prestige products, which are not their main business (cookers and kitchen utensils are their best bet, but it seems they are simply marketing the chinese re branded electronic products and these are ending up at service centers due to lots of QC issues)

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arent you concerned about the electricity shortage in india?

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dev007 wrote:

Not sure if this is relevant and helpful for you, but I observed, barring few core products of prestige, most of the prestige branded products are MIC, I am not against MIC, but these MIC products of prestige are turning up to be substandard.
Prestige electric kettle is the best example for that.
So maybe I recommend you to stay from these prestige products, which are not their main business (cookers and kitchen utensils are their best bet, but it seems they are simply marketing the chinese re branded electronic products and these are ending up at service centers due to lots of QC issues)

Thank you. I feel the same. I don’t care about MIC stuffs at all but I do care about cheap Chinese crap. I mean how can a product repetitively stops working within few weeks of service! Another factor is whether it is safe to purchase these type of products online at all. Heard so many defective products which were returned are resold! God knows! Probably it’s best to buy from offline stores eh?

I was looking at this Borosil one, liked it kinda (got sold on that high quality IGBT used line, but could be just a misleading info to lure buyers): https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B07VYTQKVQ/ref...

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alienteck wrote:

arent you concerned about the electricity shortage in india?

Huh? You mean in general or what? Didn’t really know there was a shortage of electricity going in India Lol.

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Oh I guess i fall in the same category of people who create a topic and forget about it when done with it. Anyway, I purchased the Borosil tc25 model back in January from Amazon. Later I found out that on borosil’s own site it was sold cheaper. lol

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My experience is as below
Bought 2 Bajaj induction in 2011 . 1 Failed after 5 years, repaired from authorized service center lasted only 6 months. Other is still working fine.
Pigeon induction bought in 2015 still working with normal issue’s which i repair as DIY.
Overall i am happy with pigeon as it’s price is low compared to others.

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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So, those of you who use induction, is it your only source of cooking or do you keep gas stoves as well

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schumacher wrote:

So, those of you who use induction, is it your only source of cooking or do you keep gas stoves as well

Of course gas stove is a must and mainly used. Induction is only good for heating water, milk, making tea etc. I know nothing about cooking but mum tried to do some cooking with induction and said everything burns, as the heat is spread differently. So she never uses it except for the said purposes.

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