Buffalo Heavy Duty 3KW induction hob keeps switching off

Postby molerat » Thu Jun 14, 2018 15:09

I recently bought a Buffalo CP799 "Heavy Duty 3KW Induction Hob" but it seems to be switching itself off after around 2 hours of simmering.

Has anyone used this model before to boil for more than a few hours? I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong.

The user manual says "If the appliance is switched on with inactivity for 2 hours, it will switch off automatically." but surely actively boiling a pot should not count as "inactivity"?

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Re: Buffalo Heavy Duty 3KW induction hob keeps switching off

Postby vacant » Sat Jun 16, 2018 08:02

I wonder if that is referring to your inactivity - if no buttons are pressed for two hours. Try setting the temp up and down 1 degree just before the two hours is up to see if that resets the eco-timer

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Re: Buffalo Heavy Duty 3KW induction hob keeps switching off

Postby Dave1970 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 20:09

I've got 2 of them, they do the same thing. I turn them on and off again part way through the boil to reset them

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Re: Buffalo Heavy Duty 3KW induction hob keeps switching off

Postby molerat » Sun Jun 17, 2018 03:20

That's bad news! Yes, it looks like "inactivity" means "no button presses" and therefore two hours is the maximum continuous cooking time (or three hours if you set the unit's timer to its maximum, 180 minutes).

If I find some kind of solution I'll post back here.
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Re: Buffalo Heavy Duty 3KW induction hob keeps switching off

Postby Brewzee » Mon Jun 18, 2018 06:29

What kind or pots and pans do you use everything I read about says ..not suitable for induction. There seems to be a world wide shortage of suitable pots.
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Re: Buffalo Heavy Duty 3KW induction hob keeps switching off

Postby molerat » Mon Jun 18, 2018 16:10

For stock/boiling I'm using a Megapot 1.2 30L pot. Nice pot but radiates a lot of heat. Needs to be wrapped in some insulation.

Otherwise I use Lodge cast iron frying pans or any stainless steel pan.
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Re: Buffalo Heavy Duty 3KW induction hob keeps switching off

Postby Dave1970 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 15:58

Brewzee wrote:What kind or pots and pans do you use everything I read about says ..not suitable for induction. There seems to be a world wide shortage of suitable pots.
I use one of Home Brew Builder's "high end stainless steel pots". It's a 100 litre and sits across 2 of the Buffalo hobs. It's wrapped in silver bubble wrap type insulation from about 5 cm up. I use both hobs on full to get it to the boil then turn down to about half on each to maintain the boil.

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Re: Buffalo Heavy Duty 3KW induction hob keeps switching off

Postby LeeH » Sun Jul 01, 2018 16:01

SS Brewtech are induction pots. Very thick bases in them.


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Re: Buffalo Heavy Duty 3KW induction hob keeps switching off

Postby INDIAPALEALE » Mon Jul 02, 2018 16:16

Brewzee wrote:What kind or pots and pans do you use everything I read about says ..not suitable for induction. There seems to be a world wide shortage of suitable pots.


Easy test
If a magnet sticks to the base it will work on an induction hob.

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