Most customers using induction cooktops experience no problems with their appliances, however, a small number of customers using induction cooktops will experience condensation forming in the areas surrounding the cooktop, including the rangehood filters.

It is important to understand that neither the cooktop or the rangehood is faulty.


Induction cooking is a method of cooking which uses the magnetic field in the cooktop to create an electric current in the cookware, thereby generating heat at the base of the pan.  Induction cooking does not directly heat the air around the vessel and is therefore an energy efficient method of cooking.

However, as the surrounding air is not warmed, the risk of condensation forming on cold surfaces such as the splashback and the rangehood is increased.


The factors that may impact the risk of condensation include:

  • Ambient temperature
  • Installation height of rangehood above the cooktop
  • Size and type of cookware used
  • How the induction cooktop is used


Tips to reduce the risk of condensation:

  • Use rangehood with the largest filter area possible
  • Follow rangehood manufacturers’ instructions on installation heights above cookware
  • Use rangehood on lower speeds when boiling
  • If using a twin motor rangehood, use both motors on low rather than a single motor on high speed.
  • Turn on rangehood 10 minutes prior to cooking