The Simply Kitchen Guide to Induction Hobs

November 2, 2016

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Induction Hobs are rapidly increasing in popularity, however there are many who are still unsure on what an induction hob is and how they work. So here's a quick rundown on the benefits of induction hobs and what makes them so admired by kitchen lovers.

Unlike other types of hob that work through conduction, induction hobs, as their name would suggest, generate heat through the process of induction. To work, the induction hob requires contact with a ferrous metal such as a steel or iron saucepan. Once contact is made, an electromagnetic current passes through the pan and generates energy in the form of vibrations. The outcome is that the saucepan heats up yet at the same time the hob remains completely cool.

There are many benefits of having an induction hob:

Safety - No gas and no flame makes for a much safer environment. As induction hobs don't get too hot there is very little chance of getting burnt from your cooker top.

Speed & Control - Pans heat up very quickly on induction hobs, no more waiting around! They are also very responsive, the temperature change is fast so reducing a sauce down to a simmer couldn't be easier!

Energy - Induction hobs are extremely energy efficient as no heat is lost between the hob and the pan like a gas or electric hob. This means lower bills and you won't have to stand the heat to stay in the kitchen!

Cleaning - As we mentioned before, induction hobs rarely get hot so there is no opportunity for food to get burnt or stuck on, making any spills or splashes disappear with the quick wipe of a sponge.

Induction Hobs at Simply Kitchens


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Ever since its foundation in 1887 AEG has pioneered advanced electrical engineering synonymous with German engineering, design and precision. The AEG induction hob features the latest technology to take your cooking to a new level.


A couple of common questions answered!:

Do I need to buy new pans for my induction hob? Not necessarily. You just need to do the magnet test on your current pans. If a magnet sticks to the bottom of your pan then it will work on an induction hob.

Can I use an Induction hob if I have a pacemaker? The British Heart Foundation advise ‘if you have a pacemaker keep a distance of at least 60 centimetres (2 feet) from your induction hob, as the electromagnetic field generated may interfere with your pacemaker settings.

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