Don't bother purchasing
A cooktop that is totally rubbish turns itself off if you place anything on the cooktop if you wipe a spill it turns itself off . Quite easy to ruin a meal if you dont realise it has turned off. Just way too sensitive
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I wish I'd read these reviews before buying the Westinghouse WHC644BA. My experience is also bad.
I understand that any electrical cooktop must conform to safety standards. But the Westinghouse WHC644BA is far too sensitive, too prone to shutting down. Spills require that you pause the cooktop before wiping it down. If you forget to pause and just wipe, the cooktop shuts itself off. If you wipe the control panel, even slightly, while paused the cooktop shuts down. If you rest a utensil anywhere on the cooktop it shuts down. So I hear you say, just learn how to avoid doing these things. But the list of things you can do 'wrong' is long and I...'m still working out what to avoid. What this cooktop truly needs is a RESTART process. Something to tell the WHC644BA that "okay I got it wrong but I'm an adult and I just want to cook my meal, right now". Sadly, there is NO way to restart the cooktop. You must wait 5 minutes until the Westinghouse WHC644BA resets itself. And then try to save your meal. Not good enough. Westinghouse I know you are smarter than this cooktop suggests. Last complaint... the ceramic cooktop itself is very easily marked. My WHC644BA looks old after less than a year of use. My last ceramic cooktop (not a Westinghouse) looked good after 5 years of use. Other than that this cooktop does a good job, while its working.
Useless as a cooking appliance
Purchased jan 2019. Turns off constantly, a pot being placed over a part of the panel, water from steam near the panel, a wooden spoon on edge of panel. All these things turn it off. Which is absurb given the panel is bottom right hand side. Then if you wipe off the steam from cooking which has turned the panel off it takes ages for the sensor to reactivate so you can turn it back on (water has to dry). So things are half cooked and once you realise the panel has turned the cooktop off its a ruined steak before you get heat back on. Would never buy again, absolute dissapointment. We got 3 matching westinghouse appliances and very dissapointed by 2 out of the 3.
If it works it's perfect. It doesn't work!
Moved into a house with this model hob. Worked ok at first, then it just turned off after about 10 minutes and wouldnt turn back on, and just kept displaying an H. Waited about 20 minutes, then it finally turned back on again and worked properly. Next day had the same thing, but after it turned off it just kept beeping 5 times, looked in the manual and it said if this happens the on/off switched is covered. Guess what, it wasn't!
Looks nice but inconsistent heating
Have been using this stove for the last 6 months. It looks nice in our new kitchen, easy to keep clean. Spacing between hob elements is good, not too close together. However, even though the temperature is digitally controlled, the inconsistent heating makes things difficult. One day I'll use a particular level of heating for a dish and it's fine, the next time I'll use the same heating level for the same type of food and it burns or is way to intense for what is being cooked. This happens on all elements. Overall it's okay but the constant adjusting of temperature settings gets annoying.
Questions & Answers
We have as far as i can tell WHC644BA cook top. I get the safety feature turning of the heating mentioned in questions posted above as in last house we had earlier model and we worked it out. but our cook top here we put in is not even 3 years old, when you switch it on it works fine for about 10 mins sometimes less or more then everything on the display panel begins flickering, first is like a flickering fluro tube but micro on and of and gets progresivly worse, the heating cuts out panel goes dark.... makes a mess out of tea... it doesn't seem to matter which burner is on... so my question is what the hell is going on? is like a several hundred dollar cook top so before i call a repair man to tell me my money is done, id like to know if anyone has an idea of what problem is or could be and is it something i can get fixed.
Is this cook top ceramic or induction
Just moved into a new house thought I was getting Induction until I turned it on and the ring went red... I checked my contract and it said ceramic.. what a mistake we made when they said glass cooktop we assume it would be induction. We have WHC944BA .. It has to go ... there is no heat.. Do you have an induction that will fit in the same space we have a stone bench tp
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