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What is an Induction Hob?

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
What is an Induction Hob?

Induction hobs differ from all other hobs on the market in that they directly heat the pan and not the hob ring. When you turn on an induction hob, a magnetic field is activated beneath the surface. When you place a pan on this type of stove, the base of the pan heats up immediately.

That's why induction cooking is so fast and efficient. All other hotplates heat the ring, which then heats the pan, which, in turn, then heats the food. But with induction, a whole step is taken out of the process.

Advantages of the induction hob

- As mentioned, induction is the fastest cooking method available on the market. It is significantly faster than gas cooking;

- With induction, you only heat the pan. You can put your hand right next to the pot and you won't get burned. With these stoves, much less energy is wasted. That's good news for your wallet, too;

- Since induction hobs have a flat surface, they are very easy to clean. All you need is some soapy water and a towel;

- The induction hob is incredibly easy to use. You just select the power level you need with the push of a button.

Disadvantages of the induction hob

- Naturally, all this wonderful technology comes at a price, which means that induction hobs are currently the most expensive on the market. However, when you weigh this disadvantage against the benefits and potential energy costs, you might agree that it's worth the extra money;

- You must have a compatible set induction cooktop pans for this type of cooktop. However, your pan set may already be induction cooktop compatible if it is made of magnetic stainless steel or cast iron;

- Most induction hobs have specific electrical requirements and you will need to hire an electrician to install the hob.

In conclusion, we can say that induction is indeed the best cooking method on the market at the moment, but all this technology is expensive. But it is worth spending money to buy it.

On an induction hob, you can quickly and easily cook favorite stews, bean soup or a delicious beef stew.



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