What is an induction hob and are they any good  ?

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Kitchen technology is always growing and changing. New appliances, gadgets and features are being introduced all the time. Which means that consumers have more choice in what the buy. In the last 10 years the induction hob has burst onto the scene and since then they have become all the more popular.

These hobs look similar to ceramic cooktops, however they work using a coil under each cook zone. Without a specialist pan on the hob, the coil will not produce heat, however, as soon as one of these pans are placed in the correct position, the electromagnetic power that has been stored within the coil has somewhere to go and can head into your pan to warm your food.

Now you more about these cooktops, you might be wondering why you should be considering them for your kitchen. To help you to make sense of it all, we have put together some of the reasons that you simply cannot ignore, for buying an induction cooktop for your kitchen.

They heat up your food, fast

Speed is often of the essence when it comes to cooking, especially if you have had a busy day or your kids are pestering you for dinner. This means that any cooktop which can help you to get dinner on the table faster, is going to get a thumbs up from you. Induction hobs are known for their speed. In fact, they can take as much as 50% less time to heat your food up then it would on a standard gas hob. Saving you precious moments when it comes to getting food out.

They look great

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Of course, we all want our kitchens to be the most functional room in the house, but we still are going to consider style. The great thing about an induction cooktop is that it brings both of these things together. Whilst they work fast, they also look great. They are clean and sleek and this is exactly the type of look that you are going to want in your kitchen.

They are safe

Safety is an important consideration when it comes to your kitchen. Which means that one reason that you need an induction cooktop is all because they are safe. They are designed to only ever get hot when the right pans are placed on them, which means that it is virtually impossible for little hands (or paws for that matter) to become burnt on them.  You can also set the maximum temperature that you would like the hobs to go.

They are easy to clean

When the time comes to clean your hob it can often feel like somewhat of a chore tackling it. The great thing about induction cook tops is that they are incredibly easy to clean. Which means that you can have a kitchen prep area to be proud of. Plus you will save yourself some precious time too.

As you can see, there are a number of reasons why you might want to buy an induction hob for your home. Ultimately though, if you want something that is easy to use, easy to keep clean and is safe for all the family, then this is definitely going to be the perfect choice for you.