Standalone Induction hob versus electric hob

canthinkname

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We currently have an standalone electric hob for cooking on and are thinking of moving over to an induction hob. Has anyone done this - what are the pros and cons of doing so? Any brands people would recommend/not recommend? We know we would have go get all new saucepans/pans etc as they are not suitable for an induction hob if we do move. Any other information anyone can give us. Anyone know of any good deals at the moment on induction hobs?

Thanks
 

Gordon Gekko

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We currently have an standalone electric hob for cooking on and are thinking of moving over to an induction hob. Has anyone done this - what are the pros and cons of doing so? Any brands people would recommend/not recommend? We know we would have go get all new saucepans/pans etc as they are not suitable for an induction hob if we do move. Any other information anyone can give us. Anyone know of any good deals at the moment on induction hobs?

Thanks

Hi,

We have a Neff one which we find great.

I suppose having to dump non-induction pots is the negative, plus it was expensive enough.

The positives seem to be the speed and the clean lines.
 

myate

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Pros - speed, clean looking, electricity usage is negligible (compared to electric hob), as good as gas (other half is a chef!). Look around & you can find decent pots/pans for good prices. We have an AEG.
 

Buddyboy

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We have a Neff one as well. As Myate said, great clean lines, it's just a slab of glass with markings for the rings and buttons.
And it is very fast, with the ability of directing the power of two rings to one to double the power.
the rings themselves don't get hot, so it's very safe if you have kids as well.
 

Leo

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as good as gas (other half is a chef!).
Chefs always preferred gas over electric hobs because they were more responsive and easier to regulate. A lot of pro kitchens have been switching to induction though as you get the same benefits plus significantly higher efficiency (less wasted heat into the surrounding air) making for a more pleasant working environment.
 

SparkRite

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electricity usage is negligible (compared to electric hob)
Eh, not really.........2KW is 2KW, however having said that, with induction, upto ≈ 85% of that power is used for cooking, compared with upto ≈75%
with 'standard' hot plates.

So definitely more efficient and quicker to heat.
 

SparkRite

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So going on actual bills, your usage will be lower compared to the electric hob.
They are both electric hobs and yes your actual usage should be less using induction to heat/cook.
But whether you notice this or not will depend, not least on how much cooking you do.
 
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