How Does an Electric Cooktop Work?
An electric cooktop is a cooking appliance that uses surface heating elements powered by electricity. The heating elements are controlled by switches that regulate the electric current reaching the heating elements. An electric cooktop operates on a 240/120-volt circuit–240 volts for the heating elements and 120 volts for the clock, light, and other accessories. An electric cooktop may be part of a large appliance called an electric range or stove that also includes an electric oven. The control system for an electric cooktop may include a motorized timer and lots of dials, or it may be all digital.
Electric cooktops last a long time, but they can eventually fail. Elements can burn out. Switches and burner receptacles can fail. The control panel fuse, timer/clock, and electrical receptacle can fail.
If you feel your cooktop is failing to work or its working condition doesn’t satisfy you, let the Pacific Coast Appliance Repair (PCAR) to fix your cooktop and make you happy!