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Induction hob has a glass-ceramic surface which, when a suitable pot or pan is placed on top, produces heat through induction. The heating process takes place in the base of the cookware, using a copper conductor coil which emits low radio frequency alternating electric currents.
Always use a non-scratch cleaning product and make sure your hob has cooled down before starting to clean. Avoid scouring pads and steel wool which can leave fine scratches which food stains can become embedded in.
Induction hobs differ from gas or ceramic hobs in that they heat the pan itself rather than the hob ring. This is because an induction hob has a glass-ceramic surface which sits above a coil of copper wire that passes a low radio frequency alternating electric current through it. The electromagnetic field generated by the copper coils only reacts with magnetic stainless steel or iron cookware – meaning that it only heats the base of the compatible pan. This results in a quick and efficient way of cooking.
To maximise safety, many induction hobs have a feature that stops the hob working if it detects that there is no pan or a non-compatible pan being used over a zone. This is especially useful if you have small children who like to play with the controls. Some induction hobs also have a sensor that detects when you’ve left a small utensil (spoon or similar) over a zone and will switch itself off automatically.
All of these features make an Induction hob safer, more convenient and energy efficient than ceramic or gas hobs. However, all of this does come at a price and induction hobs tend to be more expensive than their ceramic counterparts but they’re fast becoming the most popular choice in kitchens thanks to the time and energy savings.
Precise temperature control
Induction hobs only turn on when they come into contact with a magnetic pot or pan. The area surrounding the pan stays cool to touch so it’s safer than electric or gas cooktops, especially when you have children around.
The heat is also generated inside the pan rather than in the cooktop itself, allowing you to boil water on an induction hob in half the time it takes on a gas cooker. This energy-efficiency means that less heat is lost in the cooking process, reducing your electricity bill.
You can also use induction hobs with any type of cookware, as long as it has a flat base, although the best and safest is an induction compatible pan set. Using an induction hob with the right pan set can save you time and money, so it’s worth investing in one for your kitchen. If you are considering an induction hob, talk to your local Roband Australia Authorised Dealer or contact us online for more information on our extensive range. They can provide expert advice to help you choose the perfect appliance for your home.
Easy to clean
An Induction hob only heats the surface of your cookware when a pan is placed on it so, unlike gas or ceramic hobs, the whole cooking zone never gets hot. This makes cleaning easier. The flat surface also has few angles and protuberances so any spills or splatters are easily wiped away with a cloth or sponge, no need for a special cleaner.
Induction hobs are also more energy efficient than other types of hob, because they don’t waste any of the heat that is generated when the burner is turned on but isn’t used to boil your pots and pans. This means that they can reach boiling point much faster and also cool down more quickly than a gas or ceramic hob.
As with a ceramic or electric hob, you’ll need to invest in a set of Induction compatible cookware – either cast iron or magnetic stainless steel. Some of our hobs have a ‘bridge zone’ feature that allows you to combine two or more cooking zones together, for example when using a larger piece of cookware. This is very helpful for bep dien tu munchen multi-cooking tasks and also helps to ensure your hob doesn’t overheat. You can also control an Induction hob remotely via a smartphone or tablet using the induction app.