WHY CHOOSE AN INDUCTION HOB?
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
With an impressive colour display which constantly reacts to your pans movements, AREA induction hobs offer a new level of freedom when cooking.
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.
Using Bluetooth technology, Auto-vent 2.0 hobs and hoods are able to work together. The hood will automatically regulate the fan speed to match with your hobs needs.
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!
Did you know that Smeg has a dedicated support website which is full of useful information about our products, including everything from how to turn off the child lock on your induction hob to how to register your warranty?