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Induction cooker that wont make me lose the will to live..

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flownthecoopkiwi Thu 17-Nov-16 12:03:34

New house has awful kitchen with a space for a cooker, 60 cm. Most look awful tho but no space at moment for a wider one which appear nicer, less dated.

Want induction as leaving a gas hob behind here. Any recommendations?

Houseofplumroots Thu 17-Nov-16 12:05:39

I would never go for induction over gas, we went from one to the other (not by choice) and induction is a nightmare if you like cooking

flownthecoopkiwi Thu 17-Nov-16 12:12:34

Moving to village with no gas and don't want to fit tanks at his stage

80sWaistcoat Thu 17-Nov-16 12:18:20

I like my induction - it took a bit of getting used to but I like the quickness of boiling. It's a pain that it cuts off if you move the pan away from the heat source for too long - but I've got used to it.

It helped that all but one of my pans was induction friendly

namechangedtoday15 Thu 17-Nov-16 12:19:58

I think if you do a search under "induction" you'll find lots of positive responses. I have induction, looks so much better and I find it easy to control etc. Whilst I look cooking, and cook alot (family of 5 and entertain quite alot) I'm no Delia!

Have Neff built in ovens and Neff induction hob.

NataliaOsipova Thu 17-Nov-16 12:20:25

Love induction hobs! Recently upgraded to a Neff one with the twiddly dial. (This is not the technical term!). So easy to use, easy to clean.....and safe if little hands might touch it.

AnnaELC Thu 17-Nov-16 14:18:54

flown same as you, theres no gas where we are going either - you can convert the jets and have calor

YelloDraw Thu 17-Nov-16 14:22:36

I would never go for induction over gas, we went from one to the other (not by choice) and induction is a nightmare if you like cooking

Completely disagree.

Good quality induction is as responsive as gas.

Are you confusing induction with ceramic?

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Thu 17-Nov-16 14:27:17

Having cooked on gas and induction recently I much, much prefer induction.

ClarkL Thu 17-Nov-16 15:13:13

We have induction as the village has no gas, it's a 60cm one with Catalytic liners for easy cleaning and freestanding. Still on sale in John Lewis

My only complaint with it, if something boils over and liquid goes on the top it turns all rings off, I'm a terrible cook and often notice the pasta boiling over too late so for me it's a proper pain, although I'm sure its a safety thing to protect me from myself.

Mrscog Thu 17-Nov-16 15:14:02

I absolutely love my induction hob, so easy to control, much safer for DCs cooking, energy efficient. Haven't had a single issue with it smile

Houseofplumroots Thu 17-Nov-16 15:15:40


Nope, def induction! I know because it drives me bananas grin

shovetheholly Thu 17-Nov-16 15:44:38

I HATE my gas hob. Yes, it fires up quickly but it's a nightmare trying to control it - you're overboiling before you know it and even on the lowest ring, it's hard to get things so they just simmer. And the gas makes me cough and smells horrible,

Wiifitmama Thu 17-Nov-16 15:49:17

Joining in with the discussion.....we are about to move our kitchen to a different part of our flat. We currently have a gas hob and I love it. No gas in new room. We could put it in, but I am wondering if we need to or whether to just go for induction.

I have used induction on holidays in flats and while the cooking part is fine for me, I have two issues with it. I would be grateful if the induction users out there could comment!

1) Cleaning. I just wipe over the stainless steel of my gas hob and nothing stains. Cleaning seems to be much harder on induction.

2) I use my hob to put things down on when not in use. So I take a hot casserole out of the oven and plonk it onto the hob. With induction, you can't seem to do that or it starts beeping at you!

Houseofplumroots Thu 17-Nov-16 16:25:16


1) nightmare. Seriously.

2) yep.

I'm in a minority on this thread clearly but I would put gas in personally.

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Thu 17-Nov-16 16:38:12

I've got a Whirlpool and love it. Would never go back to gas and I nearly didn't buy this house because it had gas!

will cleaning is no problem at all, I just wipe it.

Yes, it does beep when you put things down on it, I've bought a trivet and use that on top of the hob if I need extra space.

namechangedtoday15 Thu 17-Nov-16 16:43:28

Just my opinion

1) Wiping over the glass is more of a pain that taking the gas hob apart?? Taking the black frame off, then the individual burner stands - cleaning it all where food has stuck to it and the cleaning the stainless steel underneath it?? hmm

2) The induction hob will only beep (switch on) when it comes into contact with pans that can be used on the induction hob - so ceramic casserole dishes etc shouldn't cause it to beep. However, its not really a resting place (I'm sure the glass is tough enough but I personally wouldn't risk it) so yes, you will lose a "resting place". I have a metal rack / mat thing that I put next to the oven when cooking though precisely to rest things on, so no real hardship unless you're short of counterspace.

horseygeorgie1 Thu 17-Nov-16 16:44:20

I have a rangemaster classic induction and it is the best hob I have ever cooked on. And I cook ALOT.

Cleaning - I find it much easier and quicker than taking apart the fiddly gas racks etc. Quick rub over with hobrite and it comes up as good as new no matter what has been spilled/burned on.

Mine beeps when you leave the ring on but remove the pan.

I love the very low settings for melting chocolate / butter etc. I love the turbo mode the boils a full pan of water in under a minute. I love the fact I can lock the top so my DD can't turn on any rings and burn herself and I love the fact you can touch the ring even when it is on and it doesn't burn. Only over a certain temp (think its 70 degrees) does it flash up a warning light but it still isn't burning hot.
I find it so easy to control as well. Worth every penny.

PickAChew Thu 17-Nov-16 16:47:56

I've been using induction hobs for over a decade and would never want to go back to gas. And cleaning them is just like wiping down a worktop.

The only bit of mine that beeps when you put anything on it is the control panel, so i can lift things out of the oven and put them straight on it without any problems.

herethereandeverywhere Thu 17-Nov-16 16:48:53

I think it depends on the quality of the pans. I've recently moved to an apartment with a fancy induction hob - it's nowhere near as powerful as my old gas hob; it does not get nearly as hot which is a pain for things like stir fry.

But I have also noticed that some (induction friendly) pans just don't get that hot, so full power (9) is the equivalent of a gas ring at about 40-50%. Waiting for pan fried meat to cook through is painful. Others will manage 60-70% of my old gas hob.

bookbook Thu 17-Nov-16 17:44:29

I love my induction hob ,( its part of a freestanding cooker.) It's brilliant, and the cooker is great too . It's an AEG - its 3 years old or so now - this one is the same cooker
Funnily enough , it still has £100 cashback - I used that to buy new pans smile
My DD has a brand new house with all singing/dancing stuff in the kitchen, but the Neff induction hob is rubbish - nowhere near as quick or easy to use .

Bertucci Thu 17-Nov-16 18:47:08

We have a Ringmaster with an induction hob.

Love the hob - it's so efficient and clean. DH fancies himself as a bit of a chef and he prefers it to gas.

Madbengalmum Thu 17-Nov-16 18:51:47

I had a Falcon deluxe gas hob range, which was pretty pricey. I loved it but the gas hob was a PITA to clean. I bought a new house and had a hissy fit because there was an induction hob which i planned to rip out straight away. However, i found it to be just as efficient as my powerful hob on the range cooker and i love to cook from scratch. I have just changed my kitchen and gone for a siemens stainless steel induction hob. They are excellent and so easy to clean.

LittlePickleHead Thu 17-Nov-16 18:53:47

Another induction concert. Also have a rangemaster and went to induction due to relocating the kitchen. I am so pleased! It's so responsive, easy to clean and safe.

I also find it gives me more space. I put hot casserole dishes on it no problem, but you could also put a test peel underneath if you wanted.

Ours is in a chinmney breast so slightly narrower work tops either side. I love the fact I can put a wooden board on it and use it for extra prep space if I need it.

Would hate to go back to gas now.

Madbengalmum Thu 17-Nov-16 18:53:58

To add i think there is induction and induction , you certainly seem to get what you pay for.

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