Written by Caitlin

How do you build in an electric cooktop?

It takes quite a bit of experience to build in an electric cooktop. That's because you'll have to work with connectors and electricity. Don't have any experience connecting electrical appliances? Call in a certified technician. Down below, we'll explain how to build in an electric cooktop in 5 steps.

Connect an electric cooktop in 5 steps

Control panel cooktop

In order to build in the electric cooktop correctly, it's important that you follow the 5 steps below.

  • Step 1: Connect the cable
  • Step 2: Attach the sealing tape
  • Step 3: Place the cooktop in the cutout
  • Step 4: Fix the cooktop in place
  • Step 5: Plug the connector into the socket

Step 1: connect the cable

Cable and socket cooktop

Before you place the cooktop in the cutout, you first attach the connection cable and connector. That's because these are difficult to reach once the cooktop is placed in the countertop. Don't have any experience with working with electronic appliances? Let a certified technician take care of it.

Step 2: attach the sealing tape

Rolled-up sealing tape

Attach the sealing tape to the cooktop if it's not attached yet. You can buy the tape at the hardware store. It'll keep water from getting underneath the cooktop. This is how you prevent a short circuit when your pot accidentally boils over.

Step 3: place the cooktop in the cutout

Cooktop being placed into the niche

Lower the cooktop into the cutout. It's important that the cooktop is nice and level, so the edges connect well to the countertop with the help of the sealing tape. You don't have to glue it. In fact, we recommend you don't. When you're removing the cooktop, there's a good chance the glue will damage the cooktop and the countertop.

Step 4: fix the cooktop in place

Cooktop in niche

This step is only necessary if your cooktop has clamps that keep the cooktop in place. For many induction cooktops, this isn't necessary because the weight and resistance keep the cooktop in place without difficulty. Does your cooktop have clamps? Attach these to the cooktop.

Step 5. plug the connector into the socket

Connector near the socket

Is your cooktop set up correctly? That means you're almost there. Plug the connector into the socket. Turn the cooktop on and check if everything works as it should. And if it doesn't? Contact a certified technician.



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