Best Induction Hobs 2023: Faster more efficient cooking (2023)

Grabbing one of the best induction hobs is an excellent way of bringing your kitchen up-to-date, providing a more eco-friendly way of cooking, and faster heat-up times.

Knowing exactly what to get though is where things get a little fiddly. While hobs may seem simple, there’s a lot to consider in terms of how powerful they need to be, and what additional features they may have, such as heat-control sliders and pause buttons.

Well, to help you out, our team of experts has tested a wide range of hobs, keeping an eye on key indicators such as their design, build quality and size, as well as how well they function in a range of tests, including how quickly they boil a pan of water. We’ve used them for an extended period of time, so we can best assess their strengths and weaknesses and provide an honest verdict.

If you can’t find an induction hob you like at the moment, be sure to bookmark this page as we’ll be adding more worthy contenders as they pass through our Trusted Labs.

How we test

Learn more about how we test induction hobs

Unlike other sites, we test every induction hob we review thoroughly over an extended period of time. We use standard tests to compare features properly. We’ll always tell you what we find. We never, ever, accept money to review a product.

We test how long it takes to bring pans of water from 20C to 90C: we measure times for 1.5-litres of water in a large pan, 1-litre in a medium pan and 500ml in a small pan. We use the most appropriate sized burner for each hob.

We also test how long the large pan takes to heat up, while all other burners are in use. This helps us see if there are any power-sharing options going on, where only one burner can be run on maximum power.

We test a hob’s usability features: any auto-cooking features, such as chocolate melting; how timers work; and any smart features. By cooking on each hob, we can also tell you what each model is like to use, and how easy they are to clean.

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Samsung NZ64K5747BK

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  • Super-fast heat-up times
  • Effective boost power
  • Even pan heating
  • Great cooking features

  • Flex Zone isn’t that flexible
  • Rather bold zone markings

Best Induction Hobs 2023: Faster more efficient cooking (2) Best mid-range

Indesit IB 88B60 NEBest mid-range hob

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  • Flexible
  • Simple to use
  • Clever Push&Go settings

  • Not very fast
  • Only two timers

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Miele KM7201FRBest for power

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  • Main cooking zone is super-fast
  • Simple heat controls
  • Looks fantastic

  • Additional features difficult to use

Best Induction Hobs 2023: Faster more efficient cooking (4) Best hob

AEG IAE84851FBBest overall hob

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  • Clever PowerSlide
  • Intuitive touch controls
  • SenseFry makes cooking automatic

  • Not much more cooking space than a 60cm hob

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  • Clever PowerSlide
  • Intuitive touch controls
  • SenseFry makes cooking automatic


  • Not much more cooking space than a 60cm hob

The AEG IAE84851FB is a hob that offers some especially clever cooking modes, and a whole lot of versatility.

At 80cm, it’s a fraction wider than most four-zone induction hobs and also features an LCD display for control, which we found to be especially useful. In addition, each of the cooking zones is activated automatically when a pan is placed on it, but there are nine power modes available for proper control, as well as a power boost option for rapidly boiling water in a matter of minutes. You can also expand the left-hand induction area so it offers a range of three sizes as opposed to being used as two separate areas. This AEG hob also offers a clever function known as PowerSlide, which separates the zone into three areas with different power levels, which you can change with a simple slide of the pan between zones to change power: just by sliding the pan, you can move from boil to simmer to keep warm. It makes this hob a joy to use, as power modes can be changed without touching any buttons.

This AEG candidate also proved to be a speedy customer, with a 1.5 litre pan of water being heated to 90 degrees in a touch over 3 minutes in the flexible zone. Over the standard rings, it also managed to boil a small 500ml pan in 90 seconds or so, offering an especially fast time that’s largely thanks to the fact this AEG hob drew 2800W of power. It also offered consistent heating over the flexible zone.

Reviewer: David Ludlow

Full review: AEG IAE84851FB

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Indesit IB 88B60 NE

Best mid-range hob

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  • Flexible
  • Simple to use
  • Clever Push&Go settings


  • Not very fast
  • Only two timers

If it’s flexibility you’re after, the Indesit IB 88B60 NE should be a more than capable choice.

It’s a hob that doesn’t feature more traditional distinct burner rings, but instead offers a pair of Flex Zones that can also be combined to offer a single, much larger zone that’s ideal for square dishes and larger grill plates. The controls on offer are along the bottom edge, with plus and minus symbols for cycling through the nine power zones. In addition, this Indesit hob also comes with buttons to turn off a zone as well as putting one into max power for 5 minutes to help boil water. The IB 88B60 NE also comes with some clever Push&Go modes for this purpose – Push&Boil brings water to the boil and keeps it rolling, while the Push&Warm function is used for keeping food warm or gently reducing liquid.

In testing, it offered okay speeds for boiling water, but this Indesit hob proves that speed isn’t everything. To this end, it’s a consistent performer with the ability to have max power in all zones without siphoning power off from elsewhere. This helps to make it a star when it comes to power management. The automatic modes also performed decently, with consistent near-100 degree temps for the Push&Boil mode, while Push&Warm offered a consistent temperature of 72 degrees, which is ideal for keeping food warm without drying out.

Reviewer: David Ludlow

Full review: Indesit IB 88B60 NE

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Miele KM7201FR

Best for power

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  • Main cooking zone is super-fast
  • Simple heat controls
  • Looks fantastic


  • Additional features difficult to use

The Miele KM7201FR is an especially fast heating hob, but it’s one that’ll come at quite the premium price.

In testing, it managed to boil a big 1.5 litre full pan of water in a speedy 2 minutes 19 seconds, which is faster than most kettles, for reference, with a total 3650W of power. These speeds get lower by around ten seconds each when you dial the quantity of water back to 1 litre and half a litre respectively. As well as heating food and liquid insanely quickly, a quick look through a thermal camera also reveals the KM7201FR’s round cooking zones also distribute heat relatively evenly, although the pans do tend to get warmer around the outside – even cooking can be ensured by stirring, as is typical for more conventional hobs.

This is a hob that provides a stainless steel surround as opposed to featuring edge-to-edge glass, which helps it to look classy as well as aiding in protecting the side of the hob from any potential damage. In addition, its four round ring setup is easy, with a pair of mid-sized rings as well as a smaller zone and a larger one for, well, bigger pans.


Controlling the hob was nice and easy with an auto detect function which picks up when you place a pan down on the hob; there is a row of buttons along the button for manual control of the 9 power levels for more control, too. In addition, this Miele hob also comes with two levels of power boost to quickly boil up pasta and the like, as well as a special Keep Warm function ans an auto-heat-up for getting pans all warmed up quickly so you aren’t waiting around for pans to heat.

Reviewer: David Ludlow

Full review: Miele KM7201FR

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Samsung NZ64K5747BK

Best for features

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  • Super-fast heat-up times
  • Effective boost power
  • Even pan heating
  • Great cooking features


  • Flex Zone isn’t that flexible
  • Rather bold zone markings

The Samsung NZ64K5747BK may be the oldest hob on our list, having been released some five years ago, but it’s still a handy mid-range induction option even today.

With a frameless glass surface and a bevelled front edge, it definitely looks rather good, and comes with a fair amount of control options; there are fifteen power levels for each of the four main cooking areas, offering more control than the more standard issue nine levels.

It’s also handy that there are two different cooking areas with this Samsung candidate – two are more normal circular zones while the other two makes for a Flex Zone of sorts that are really mid-sized burners. As well as offering four zones to play with, the NZ64K5747BK also has some handy features such as Power Boost to offer some extra cooking oomph to one of the four zones, as well as a keep warm function and a global pause button for if you need to step away from the hob at any point.

During testing, we found the hob worked rather well at full power with speedy heat up times saving a few seconds with each meal. The hob’s Power Boost function helped to deliver some of the fastest boiling times we’ve seen, with an average of 4 and a half minutes to boil between a litre and two litres of water. The fifteen levels of heat aided in offering some welcome control and the Keep Warm feature functioned well, distributing 200W of power per zone. Generally speaking, the heating across the circular burners was especially even, although much less across the Flex Zone – a thermal imaging camera revealed the two circular burners, with some cool spots outside of them.


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Are induction hobs worth the money?

Gas hobs are cheaper to run, but induction hobs are more efficient, heat faster, respond to controls faster and have more features, such as being able to cut off power when a timer goes off. They’re a far better way of cooking and they’re more eco-friendly than gas models.

Do induction hobs scratch easily?

This of course depends on how careful you are with the hob, but given the glass surface that most induction hobs feature, they can be somewhat prone to scratching if you aren’t that careful.

Can you use all four burners on induction hob?

You can run all four burners at the same time. Most hobs have power management, so running one burner on maximum may reduce the power of the other burners. The settings vary by burner, but our reviews tell you all.

Can I plug an induction hob into a standard plug?

In most cases, no. Most induction hobs require a dedicated 32A circuit. There are some models designed for a 13A plug, but they are much more restrictive in use, as you can only use one or two burners on maximum power. Think of plug-in hobs as an upgrade option for situations where you can’t run a new circuit.

Are all hobs a standard size?

Most hobs are (nominally) 60cm wide, so should fit into a standard worktop cutout, even replacing a gas hob. There are wider 80cm hobs, too.

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Trusted Reviews test data

Hob time to heat 500ml water

Hob time to heat 1-litre water

Hob time to heat 1.5-litre water


1.43 min

1.58 min

3.13 min

Indesit IB 88B60 NE

2.62 min

3.92 min

5.76 min

Miele KM7201FR

1.82 min

2.1 min

2.32 min

Samsung NZ64K5747BK

4 min

4.5 min

Comparison specs



Size (Dimensions)


Release Date

First Reviewed Date

Model Number


Hob size

Number of burners

Flex zones

Hob power

Automated cooking modes

Burner power

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Samsung NZ64K5747BK



600 x 520 x 56 MM






Indesit IB 88B60 NE



59 x 51 x 5.4 MM



Indesit IB 88B60 NE


60 cm



7.2 kW

Boil and simmer

4 x 1800W

Miele KM7201FR



574 x 504 x 51 MM

10 KG



Miele KM7201FR

Four burner timers, one universal

60 cm


7.3 kW

1x 3650W, 2x 3000W, 1x 2200W




780 x 520 x 4 MM




Four individual

80 cm



7.35 kW


3200W flex zone, 3200W burner, 2800W burner

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Best Induction Hobs 2023: Faster more efficient cooking? ›

After multiple years testing induction cooktops, in 2023 the Duxtop 9600LS is still our top pick for most home cooks thanks to its accessible price combined with the fact that it offers more heat control than any other model we tested in its price range.

Which hobs are more energy efficient? ›

Induction hobs tend to be the most energy efficient as all their power goes straight into heating the pan, no energy is wasted heating the surface. Gas hobs are also considered energy efficient as they tend to provide the lowest annual running cost, since gas is cheaper than electricity.

Do induction hobs cook quicker? ›

Did you know that induction cooktops can cook faster than any other option? Induction cooking is faster than cooking with traditional gas cooktops. Electric cooktops have to wait for the elements to heat the burner and then the burner, in turn, must heat the cookware which will ultimately cook your food.

How can I increase the efficiency of my induction cooker? ›

Always use the induction friendly cookware. It is advisable to keep the same size pots as the heating element in order to increase the energy efficiency of the induction cooktops. Besides, the vessels or pots being used should have a flat, smooth and undented surface as it will ease out the induction process.

Is induction cooking the most energy efficient? ›

Induction cooking is often considered one of the most efficient cooking technologies. With this technology, up to 90% of the energy consumed is transferred to the food, compared to about 74% for traditional electric systems and 40% for gas.

Do induction hobs use a lot of electricity? ›

Induction hobs are highly efficient when it comes to energy wastage. Because there is no flame, and because the head is triggered by placing the pan on the hob, there is little-to-no electricity wastage. Most of the electricity used goes straight to the cooktop, heating the pan immediately and cooking your food.

What are the disadvantages of induction hobs? ›

Induction stoves and cooktops sometimes cause a rattling sound, which is a result of the high energy transferring from the coil to the pan. This whirring sound often goes away when you turn down the heat or add food to the pot or pan, but it can be annoying for some users. Induction cooktops scratch easily.

How much more efficient is an induction hob? ›

Induction hobs are the most expensive type of hob to buy and install but they're amazingly efficient, both in terms of speed and energy consumption – they're up to 50% more energy efficient than either gas or electric ceramic models.

Do chefs prefer gas or induction? ›

Chefs love induction cooking because of the extremely fast heating and precise heat control provided through a high-performance glass-ceramic surface. Also, induction technology warms the pan and not the surface or surrounding area, so very little heat escapes into the room.

Why does my induction hob take so long? ›

So, what was going on? Turns out it was the pans that we were using. If you've got an induction hob that's taking more than five minutes to boil a pan of water, the cookware you're using could be at fault.

How much watt induction is best? ›

When you are buying one, induction cooker power consumption is the most important factor to consider. For good cooking, 2000 is the best wattage for an induction cooktop.

How much watt induction is good for cooking? ›

1. What is the best wattage for an induction cooktop? You should choose an induction cooktop whose power rate ranges from 500 to 2,100 watts if you want to cook faster. You can easily set the temperature according to your needs.

Why does induction boil water so fast? ›

Induction cooking can heat a pot very quickly, because there's no loss of energy to the air around the pot or pan (something you do get with radiant heat like a gas or electric stove).

What is the best energy-efficient cooking? ›

With an energy efficiency rating of around 85% (i.e. only 15% of its energy is wasted), induction cooking is generally agreed to be the most energy-efficient way of cooking on a hob. Gas and electric hobs are much less energy-efficient, at around 40% and 75% efficiency respectively.

Can I use cast iron on induction? ›

Induction uses magnetic fields to heat cookware, so your pan must contain conductive, ferrous metals to transfer heat. This makes cast iron a great option for induction cooking.

How much electricity does an induction stove use per hour? ›

Induction cooker electricity consumption depends upon several factors, such as rated power and operational hours. On average, it consumes somewhere around 1700 watts to 3000 watts per hour.

Can you use all 4 rings on an induction hob? ›

Many people fail to realise this limitation at the cheaper end of the induction hob market - that you cannot use all the 4 rings full or even half blast at the same time - just the one. This limitation is not limited to cheaper devices.

Which is cheaper to run induction or ceramic hob? ›

That said, induction hobs are cheaper to run due to them being more energy efficient. So, if your budget can stretch to it, an induction hob might save you money in the long run. Which Heats Up Faster? Ceramic hobs heat up quicker than a solid plate, but induction hobs are the clear winner of this one.

Is it cheaper to boil water on an induction hob? ›

An electric teakettle is about 80 percent efficient, although again this varies from kettle to kettle. Electric kettles are generally very well insulated, and the heating coils sit directly in the water, so less heat is lost to the air. An induction stove or hot plate is about 85 percent efficient.

Why is induction cooking not popular? ›

Americans tend to be hesitant to adopt new cooking tech.

Or so a representative from LG told us. Induction is different enough to feel unfamiliar, and it makes some potential owners hesitant to switch. The LG rep compared it to the situation with convection ovens, which help cook food faster and more evenly.

What are the problems with induction cooking? ›

Here's what you need to know.
  • Induction cooking feels very different from cooking with gas. ...
  • It can get expensive when you convert from gas to electric. ...
  • You need the right cookware. ...
  • It might emit a sound. ...
  • You may need an analog thermometer.
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What are the drawbacks of hob? ›

Disadvantages. Unlike freestanding cooktops which are portable, a built-in hob is a permanent fixture so its position cannot be changed. - Built-in hobs are more expensive in comparison to the conventional freestanding hobs. - These comparatively take more time to cook than a freestanding cooktop.

Which brand induction cooker is best? ›

Best Induction Cooktop In India
  • Prestige Iris 2.0 Induction Cooktop- Check Amazon Offer. ...
  • AmazonBasics Induction Cooktop - Check Amazon Offer. ...
  • Weltherm Double burner infrared cooker HP-500W. ...
  • Prestige PIC 20 1600 Watt Induction Cooktop. ...
  • iBELL Induction Cooktop. ...
  • Usha CookJoy 1600 Watt Induction cooktop.
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What to look for when buying an induction hob? ›

Points to Consider when Buying an Induction Cooktop
  1. Power Rate of the Cooktop. The first point that you need to consider when looking for a good induction stove is the power rate. ...
  2. Pre-set Menu. ...
  3. Safety Features. ...
  4. Pan Size of the Cooktop. ...
  5. Portability of the Cooktop.

What is the best type of hob? ›

Gas hobs are famous for their speed and ease of use, making them the top choice for professional cooks and restaurant kitchens.

What hobs do they use on Masterchef? ›

Aga Induction: Masterchef

Lastly Induction hobs are easy to clean because the cooking surface is flat and smooth and because the surface isn't heated, any spillages won't burn on and so are easy to wipe clean.

Why doesn't aluminum work on induction? ›

Induction tops typically will not heat copper or aluminum vessels because the electromagnetic field cannot produce a concentrated current, but cast iron, enameled, carbon steel and stainless steel pans usually work.

Is induction the future of cooking? ›

“The more people learn about the environmental costs of gas, the more they're turning to induction,” Ms. Boucher said. “It's the future, there's no going back.” Induction's functionality and sustainability have won over a growing number of professional chefs, both at their restaurants and at home.

Can you damage an induction hob by using wrong pans? ›

What happens if I use the wrong pan on an induction hob? If you accidentally try to start cooking on your induction hob with a pan that's incompatible, don't panic. You won't cause any damage to your stovetop or your pan, but the burner itself simply won't turn on, so your pan won't get hot.

What happens if you leave a pan on an induction hob? ›

Induction Hobs Switch Off Automatically if Pans Are Removed

If someone forgets to turn off their hob after they have finished cooking, it won't be a fire hazard and it won't run up a huge bill either.

Can I put a hot pan on an induction hob? ›

Answer: Hot pans taken directly from an oven can be placed on a glass cooktop. This can be done in order to finish cooking, or to set the dish aside to cool. For Induction cooktops, ensure the pan is induction compatible, as the burner will turn on if it is.

Which induction is better 1200 watt or 1800 watt? ›

Hence, for kitchens with high cooking frequency, 1800 watt induction stove online is a better option. But, if your cooking requires less heat, then the extra watts generated by induction goes waste, as hot air. So 1200 watt induction cooker online is a better option in this case.

Is 1200 W induction cooktop good? ›

But how many watts for an induction cooktop is good to use? The best wattage for cooking on an induction cooktop is high as 1800 to 2100 watts, suited for Indian cooking. According to the cooking requirements, you can adjust it to 120W, 500W, 800W, 1000W, 1300W, 1600W, 1800W, and 2000W.

What is the best voltage for induction cooktop? ›

Does your kitchen have adequate electrical service for induction? Most full-size induction cooktops require a 240-volt connection.

How many watts does it take to boil water in an induction cooktop? ›

Induction stovetops come in a wide span of options, starting with a 100-watt "simmer" setting and rising to 3,300 watts on "boil." Most 30-inch cooktop models contain four burners, while 36-inch cooktops typically have six burners, providing a high total wattage.

Is 2000W induction enough? ›

For a small family that serves 2 to 4 members with 3 dishes and one soup daily, a twin-zones design at 2000W or above fits. For a bigger family, a multi-zones Induction Cooker that supports 3000W or above should be be considered.

What is the latest stove technology? ›

Induction cooktop stoves, which use electromagnetic fields to heat up the pot but not the cooktop itself, are expected to become the new trend. Induction cooktops are touted as a safer, faster and more energy efficient way to cook. Also, they're marketed as being better for indoor air quality than a gas stove.

Is induction cooking healthy? ›

Cooking in induction stove – Is it safe? Induction stove produces low-frequency radiation while cooking. It causes nothing when we operate it a few inches of distance. Those radiations are much more similar to microwave radiation and such radiations will disappear faster.

Is it safe to leave induction stove on overnight? ›

Like many of the other answers mentioned, it's not a great idea to leave a stove with an exposed heating element unattended. There are some serious but unlikely risks, e.g., cat knocks towel into burner, burns down house. There are also less serious but much more likely risks, mainly that the food will burn or scorch.

What to do if water goes in induction? ›

If the spill is on a burner, turn off that burner immediately and wipe up the spill. You can either do this immediately, using an oven mitt to protect your hands or wait for the burner to cool slightly. No matter when you do it, use a damp soft cloth to clean. Other food spills aren't as urgent.

Which cooking method uses the least electricity? ›

Slow cooker

'In terms of appliances, it's one of most energy-efficient ways to cook. ' Even if you have it on all day, slowly braising beef shin, it will use 'about the same amount of energy as a lightbulb, cutting your energy consumption and saving a few bob in the process,' says Seymour.

Which method of cooking is the most economical on fuel? ›

Think about how you heat your food – using a microwave is far more energy efficient than cooking on a traditional gas or electric hob when you're heating up small amounts of food.

What cooking appliance uses the least electricity? ›

Microwaves, slow cookers, electric pressure cookers and air fryers all consume significantly less energy than ovens, so using these instead, if possible, will save you money. “Microwaves are particularly energy efficient,” Dr Reynolds says.

How do I keep scratches off my induction cooktop? ›

If you are particularly concerned about preventing scratches when using your induction cooktop, it is possible to place silicone baking mats or parchment paper between the base of the pot and the surface to help fully protect it.

Can you use paper towel on induction cooktop? ›

Can you use paper towel on an induction cooktop? Paper towels and the ceramic glass of your induction hob are best kept apart. Instead of protecting your hob, paper towels can damage it. Use naturally soft cotton cloths to contain spillages, catch debris and for cleaning your hob.

Can you use parchment paper on induction cooktop? ›

Induction cooktops are easy to clean

If you're really interested in keeping anything off the ceramic, you can even cook with parchment paper or silicone mats under the cookware.

Do induction cooktops draw more current? ›

While induction cooktops still use electricity to produce the electromagnetic field, they draw much less energy than electric coil or hotplate cooktops, and even ceramic cooktops.

Are induction hobs more energy efficient? ›

Induction hobs are far more efficient too as they use all of the heat that is generated. And because induction hobs cook at a faster speed too, that also saves significant energy over time. Gas hobs are less efficient because so much of the heat generated is lost round the sides of the pans.

How economical is induction cooking? ›

Induction hobs are very efficient because there is no wasted heat. You don't have to heat up an element and then transfer that heat to the pan. This means you can boil water almost twice as fast using an induction hob compared to an electric hob, and significantly quicker than you could using gas.

Which hob is cheaper to run? ›

Induction hobs are far more efficient than gas hobs as they use all of the heat that is generated. This means there is no wasted heat. Gas hobs are less efficient because so much of the heat generated is lost round the sides of the pans.

What are the most environmentally friendly hobs? ›

Induction hobs are more environmentally friendly than gas and electric hobs due to there being no excess heat, with all heat being concentrated inside the pan and better cooking time. Some induction hobs also include smart technology that can detect when a pan is absent, meaning they switch off to save energy.

Which is more energy-efficient ceramic or induction hob? ›

An induction cooktop is faster, safer, and more energy-efficient than a ceramic model. The advantage of a ceramic cooktop is that you don't need special pans for cooking.

What is the most efficient oven hob? ›

Induction stovetops are, by far, the most energy efficient option for cooking. These elements don't actually heat up themselves.

What type of hob do chefs prefer? ›

Chefs love induction cooking because of the extremely fast heating and precise heat control provided through a high-performance glass-ceramic surface. Also, induction technology warms the pan and not the surface or surrounding area, so very little heat escapes into the room.

Are ceramic hobs more efficient? ›

The energy transfer of an induction hob is around 85% whereas gas and ceramic hobs clock in at around 75%. Induction hobs also use 90% of the energy that is required to use them, making them an efficient choice.

Is ceramic induction better than glass induction? ›

Ceramic cooktops are slower than induction cooktops because the element takes time to heat up and also because heat is lost during the transfer between the ceramic cooktop and the cookware. The magnetic field created by an induction cooktop heats the pan instantly.

How do I choose the best hob? ›

Make sure the tempered glass is scratch-resistant, temperature-resistant and corrosion-resistant. Safety: When you buy a hob, make sure it has a flame failure device and a built-in timer. The flame failure device cuts the gas supply if the flame goes out in case it's blown out by the wind or fan.

What is the most efficient cooking technology? ›

With an energy efficiency rating of around 85% (i.e. only 15% of its energy is wasted), induction cooking is generally agreed to be the most energy-efficient way of cooking on a hob. Gas and electric hobs are much less energy-efficient, at around 40% and 75% efficiency respectively.


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