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Smeg's guide to induction hobs

Discover everything you need to know about Induction hobs and why they could be the right choice for you.

WHY CHOOSE AN INDUCTION HOB?

HOW DO INDUCTION HOBS WORK?

Induction cooking is based on magnetic fields: each ‘element’ generates a magnetic field that induces heat onto a ferrous material in the base of the pan. The pot becomes the element that cooks the food, and, as a consequence, energy efficiency is maximised and heat loss is minimised as only the base of the pan is heated.

 

A UNIVERSAL DESIGN

The look of an induction hob is clean, modern and elegant. Its minimalistic design makes it a popular choice as it compliments most kitchen styles.

Induction hobs come in a variety of sizes from a compact 30cm hob all the way up to a large 90cm wide version. Colours options include black, silver glass, and white.

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QUICK AND POWERFUL

Induction is faster than gas cooking, taking just over a minute to boil a pint of water. They can also cool down quickly when needed, making them the most flexible cooking option for chefs.

You can find up to 14 power levels on some models as well as power boosters, ideal for intense cooking or when time is of the essence.
Some models also feature low power cooking, such as melting and keep warm functions. This means, by choosing Induction you can even melt chocolate directly in the pan without a bain-marie!

SAFETY COMES FIRST

Due to the way they work, Induction hobs are a safer option when compared to gas or ceramic. There is no flame and heat is only generated when the pan comes into direct contact of the specific cooking zone, ensuring safety in the presence of children.

A child safety lock is a also present for added reassurance, so children are unable to adjust the controls if selected.

EASY TO CLEAN

With a completely flat surface, there are no areas for dirt to get trapped in, so they are very easy to keep clean. Also if a pan overboils, the liquid does not burn onto the hob and can be easily wiped away.

ENERGY SAVING

Power consumption is optimised as only the base of the pan is heated so no heat or energy is wasted. This means that less power is used vs other methods, but your food will cook faster.

TOUCH CONTROLS

Extremely user friendly, touch controls allow you to select the zone and temperature with ease. A variety of controls are available from multi sliders to digi touch, all responsive and intuitive.

FLEXIBLE COOKING

Some hobs in the range offer flexible cooking areas such as multizone, flexi4zone, and AREA hobs. These features allow the surface area of the hob to become much more flexible and enable multiple or larger pans to be used.

PRECISE

Due to the quick reacting nature of Induction, you can go from searing a piece of meat to melting butter in no time. Induction allows for precise temperature control when doing intricate cooking or simmering.

Discover the full range of Smeg Induction hobs.
Take a closer look at some of the options available in more detail below.

AREA HOBS

With an impressive colour display which constantly reacts to your pans movements, AREA induction hobs offer a new level of freedom when cooking. 

Learn more about our Area Induction hob range
HOOD IN HOB

An all-in-one appliance, the HOBD features a cleverly integrated hood in the centre to extract away fumes. These hobs are a popular choice for modern living.

View our range of induction hobs with integrated hoods
AUTO VENT HOBS

Using infrared technology, Auto-vent hobs and hoods are able to work together. The hood will automatically regulate the fan speed to match with your hobs needs.

View our Smart Auto Vent Hobs

WHAT COOKWARE CAN I USE?

It is important when choosing an induction hob to ensure you have suitable cookware that will work with it. Any pots and pans must have a ferrous (magnetic) base - you can use a magnet to check this.

With a patented stainless steel bottom, Smeg's cookware collection can be used on all types of hobs, from gas to induction hobs.

They can also be used in the oven and dishwasher!

DISCOVER THE SMEG COOKWARE RANGE

What other hob options are there?

If you're not completely sold on Induction, Smeg do have a number of alternatives available. Gas hobs, Mixed fuel hobs (which combine gas and induction) and ceramic hobs.

Find out more in our hob buying guide