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Replacing ceramic hob with induction

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EarSlaps Fri 12-Jun-15 20:13:18

The house we are currently buying has a halogen ceramic hob. I really don't think I could cook on that so would like to replace it with induction- I have induction in our current house so have all the pans etc.

Would it be a simple enough job to have an electrician replace the hob or would the cabling etc need to be upgraded in order to do that? The kitchen is otherwise fairly up to date so we wouldn't be looking to replace it for quite a few years and I really don't want to live with halogen for any longer than I have to!

It's in a granite worktop which we obviously wouldn't want to worry about it being damaged etc too!

VeryPunny Fri 12-Jun-15 20:18:35

I should think the wiring would be very similar. The hob should be on a separate circuit - can you check what the fuse in the fusebox is for the hob? That way you can look at what your current wiring will support vs what an induction hob will need.

The only thing I can think of is whether the cut out for the current hob will work for the new hob - also induction hobs need a minimum clearance beneath them so you may need to lose a drawer.

EarSlaps Fri 12-Jun-15 20:29:48

Not in the house yet but I know they said thy've had a new fusebox, so fingers crossed it's all good.

I'd rather lose a drawer and have induction than lose many a good meal and my sanity on halogen.

flyingtomatoes Sat 13-Jun-15 10:48:26

Hi EarSlaps

We are fitting a new kitchen, there's no gas so I'm looking at an electric hob for the first time. Is there a noticeable difference with the induction?

Have you ever found it a pain with buying the pans?


HereIAm20 Sat 13-Jun-15 13:29:22

My cheap Tesco pans worked on my induction hob whereas some more expensive ones didn't!

The induction hob does require more "whatever electricity wise" - we did have to the cooker socket upgraded but it wasn't expensive to do.

OnePlanOnHouzz Sat 13-Jun-15 14:36:15

If a magnet sticks to the base of your pan it should work on induction. Cook on it as if it were gas ( ie don't rely on heat remaining once it's turned down - or being gradual when turned up ) and you should be fine - you don't always loose a drawer underneath !


Lilymaid Sat 13-Jun-15 14:59:38

We had a new circuit put in when we bought an induction hob - normal circuit in our modern house wasn't up to it.

EarSlaps Sat 13-Jun-15 20:41:01

Might be an expensive job then, but it should be worth it.

Induction is wonderful- there are more and more pans available for it as it becomes more popular.

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