Error appears in our Elba Induction Cooktop

photo credit. This is exactly what we bought from Elba

Last time, I shared that my sister bought Elba induction cooktop. This induction cooktop is new to me because for a long time we used LPG.  My sister bought the induction last September last year but we used it only January this year. After a month of using it, error appears in the right side of the cooktop. Since the error appeared we didn’t use the cooktop until now. We reported it in the store because we believe it is still cover with warranty. The store told us that they will forward our concern to Elba main office. So, after 1 week (not sure) staffs from Elba came to the house and check the induction cooktop. After checking, they told my sister some issues why the error appeared and mentioned that they will get back to us whatever decision Elba store will make. They didn’t contact us for a week after they have checked our induction so I decided to send message through fb messenger. After two days, they calle and told me that the warranty was already void because the error happened because we didn’t install the induction properly.

I passed the message to my sister because she was the one bought the induction. So, she went to the store and didn’t accept what Elba’s decision. My sister said to the store that they didn’t tell her that the cooktop should be installed by them. Now, Elba is telling us that the problem now is the pots that we are using.

Well, until now we are still waiting for Elba to repair or give us another cooktop because this one is not cheap at all. And because we don’t have anything to use in cooking we always eat outside which is not good because we spend a lot. I thought Elba will solve the problem right after we reported it but not. I have no option but to buy  Kyowa single induction for us to cook at home. It is still best to eat at home and we spend not much when cooking at home. I just hope that the kyowa I bought will last forever. 

Easy Chicken Sopas Cooked using Elba Induction Cooktop

Recently, my sister bought Elba induction cooktop. When I first used it, I was clueless on what to do. Good thing there is manual but sometimes it is boring to read all those pages. This is under control panel and I think it is easy to understand.

• Control Panel
Front left zone keys (increasing and decreasing power)
Rear left zone keys (increasing and decreasing power)
Rear right zone keys (increasing and decreasing power)
Front right zone keys (increasing and decreasing power)
ON/OFF key
Automatic cooking timer keys
Child lock selection

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So, this is my first ever food made from Elba induction cooktop. My super easy Chicken Sopas. 

chicken sopas

By the way, I bought JML cookware because what we have in the house is not induction ready. I always wanted to buy this kind of pot. I don’t need to use too much oil when cooking, this is one way of eating healthy.  I might write about JML cookware so I will not talk too much about this stuff.


Elbow macaroni

Chicken breasts





Evaporated milk


Salt and pepper to taste

Knorr cube  

How to cook

1. Boil water in a medium pot. Add the chicken breast, cover and cook in medium heat. Add more water if needed. Separate the chicken from the water. Let the chicken cool down and then shred. Set both shredded chicken and water aside.

2. Heat oil in a pot. Sauté the garlic until it turns medium brown. Add onion and carrot. Continue to sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.

3. Add the shredded chicken. Stir and cook for 1 minute.

4. Pour the water used to boil the chicken. Add more water. Let boil.

5. Add the Knorr  Cube. Stir. Cover and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.

6. Put the elbow macaroni in the pot. Cook for 10 minutes.

7. Add the cabbage. Stir and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.  Add more water if needed.

8. Pour the evaporated milk. Stir, let boil, cover and cook for another 3 minutes

9. Add salt and pepper to taste.

10. Transfer to a serving bowl. Happy eating!

While eating, my daughter is asking me if I forgot to add hotdog. Yes, I totally forgot to add hotdog. If you could see the pic something is missing and that is hotdog heheh.