Kitchen hobs – Induction vs Ceramic vs Gas
Currently using a ceramic hob and get on with it OK. The distribution and responsiveness of the heat control I’ve gotten used to, and the convenience of cleaning is a bonus.
We’ll hopefully be moving soon and buying a new cooker is a necessity. I like the instant response of gas, but the cleaning of them is a PITA (I know, pampered life).
Will an induction hob give me the responsiveness of gas but with the convenience of ceramic? Or will I get that with a better ceramic. Whats cheapest to run?
Pretty sure I’ll stick with an electric hob but if it was your choice, what would you do?Posted 4 years ago
Would crawl over hot coals to get my induction removed.
When i do get round to decorating the kitchen im going down the bottled gas route no questions. More pricey , more hassle , but sooo worth it if you cook rather than reheat.
Look at gas on glass , helped my dad fit one last week , just a cooke and lewis from bnq but looked a nice bit of kit that should be easier to clean than a stainlessPosted 4 years ago
We’ve got a new induction hob and I am never less than amazed by it. It is way better than I thought it’d be; fast, responsive and clean. Village doesn’t have mains gas and it has proven to be just as fast and responsive anyway. Best thing is that splashes fall onto a cool surface so never become dried on.Posted 4 years agograham of redmarleyMember
Modern induction here. Didn’t want it originally but now well used to it. Love the way you can programme each ring for simmer & additional power when you need it. Very quick to respond with the rest of the hob not getting hot. Pan wise, got some Le Creuset from the second shop in town.Posted 4 years ago
Induction relies upon creating heat in the base of the pan through electromagnetic induction, hence only works with steel (or mertensitic as per thekingisdead) pans – and the base of the pan needs to be in close proximity to the surface of the hob. Woks are often aluminium and rounded so won’t work!Posted 4 years ago
Mines is an old induction the previous owner left…. I might try a modern one…..in someone elses house first
TR Nick Nairns cook school uses them so you could use one there if you booked a class. They’re not exactly the cheapest at about £3.5k for the range type oven with an induction hob but very easy to use.Posted 4 years agocbmotorsportMember
If you’re serious about your cooking and want the best bang for your buck – Gas hob every time.
They’re also not that hard to keep clean if you give them a quick once over every couple of days, they stay clean.
I would also strongly reccomend Bosch’s range of self cleaning electric ovens. They are brilliant.Posted 4 years ago
Like I said not cheap but they are getting on for catering quality hobs ovens and grill and if you are going to be replacing your existing set up anyway you should be looking at the incremantal cost rather than the total. For info the equivalent ovens to the ones that the cook school uses but with the gas hobs are actually slighly more expensive.Posted 4 years agomartinhutchSubscriber
If the OP has a nice set of cookware which may or may not become entirely useless with a new induction hob, that’s something to check out.
I love my induction hob though – wipe clean, as fast as gas, although not quite as powerful, and obviously harder to control because it has to be in full contact with the ‘ring’ all the time in order to work.Posted 4 years agoAlbanachMember
brakes I reckon you would be hard pushed to get it on the same panel if you know what I mean.Posted 4 years ago
We have an Electrolux Induction hob with touch controls and love it – wipe clean, looks good, faster than gas, very easy to use. Stir fry done lady week for the first time and it went well .andyflaSubscriber
£3.5K for induction ???? eh ? try a couple of hundred each
We just put an induction hob and elec ovens in (NEF 4 ring) – superb, way better than gas
heats faster than anything else (inc gas)
less wasted heat than gas
You may need to buy new pans – if so not very expensive
You cant flambe …. its obviously something I miss 😀
Cant wok, unless you buy an induction wok ….
We are in derby if you want to come and tryPosted 4 years agowillardMember
My dad swore by his induction hob and it was bloody good for boiling and the like. I like our gas hob, but sometimes thing it can be a bit aggressive, giving localised burning on a simmer, that sort of thing.
If you have mains gas, go for gas. Otherwise, I’d be tempted to go for a modern induction hub.
Stick with an electric fan assisted oven though.Posted 4 years agohooliMember
We have induction because we dont have gas in our village otherwise it would be gas for sure.
Induction is OK, certainly heats a pot of water up quickly and almost no residual heat once it is turned off. Think you get used to it pretty quickly and unless you are a chef I cant see it making a big difference.Posted 4 years ago
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