Induction Hobs Buying Guide

Introduction To Induction Hobs

Induction hobs are a perfect choice for family friendly and efficient cooking. They use the latest technology to allow practical and enjoyable cooking in the home. When you place magnetic based cookware onto the hob, an electromagnetic field instantly generates heat to the pan. The cookware itself becomes the source of heat. This allows food to be cooked evenly.

Advantages Of Induction Cooking

Induction cooking has several advantages over other methods, they are:

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  • Allows food to be cooked evenly
  • Allows you to precisely control the temperature when cooking
  • Enables you to also cook efficiently at low temperatures
  • Induction cooking is 35% more efficient than gas
  • Is almost double the cooking speed of the standard ceramic hobs

Fast and Safe Cooking

There is increased safety when cooking using an induction hob. The moment the pan is removed from the cooking surface, the heat supply is cut off allowing the hob to cool down far quicker than other cooking methods.

As well as providing fast cooking, perfect for those on the go, the induction hob is quick to clean, due to the flat, smooth surface, and there is no need to wait for the surface to cool before cleaning. Further, you will no longer need to worry about removing burnt on food as the surface is not hot enough for this to ever be a problem.

If you are tired of cooking in a hot kitchen, you no longer need to worry, as these hobs do not radiate heat, making the cooking experience far more pleasant and comfortable. The hobs also do not glow iridescently, although some do have an artificial glow.


If you are a wheelchair user you may favour this method of cooking, as it allows easier access and use due to the flat cook tops, enabling your legs to be below the counter height, and room for your arms to reach over the top. However, induction hobs can sometimes be designed with fans underneath, which can cause difficulties when installing above an oven.

Things To Keep In Mind

There are a few things you need to consider if using this method of cooking, they are:

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  • When cooking with induction hobs you will need pans that are cast iron or steel, so aluminium and copper pans cannot be used with these appliances unless they have a magnetic base.
  • It is also vital to check that the pans are the correct size for the induction zones, otherwise they will not heat. Specially made induction cookware can be purchased, which will provide a stylist addition to your kitchen.
  • When using induction hobs it is important to treat them with care. Damage can be caused by dragging pans across the surface, or through aluminium foil melting onto the appliances and causing it to crack.
  • If you or a family member has been fitted with a cardiac pacemaker or any other electronic medical implant, then you may be advised by medical professionals to avoid being in close range of the hob, as it can cause electromagnetic interference.


Induction hobs have revolutionised cooking in many ways, bringing professional cooking to the home environment. If you favour quick, efficient and stylish cooking but the safety of no open flame, then induction hobs are the cooking method for you.

Our induction hobs range is extensive and we cover many manufacturers.