Originally Posted by Gray4276
We had to replace our range oven, and we opted for an induction hob to replace gas burners.
1. We have solar panels
2. They're incredibly easy to clean
3. It has a power option that boils water for cooking veg in less than a minute, faster than our kettle.
4. No flame or direct heat
Downside - we had to replace all our pans for ones with a magnetic base. They also tend to be more expensive to buy.
Here's some comments from Which:
A hob powered by electricity won’t give you the same ease of temperature control you get from a gas hob, unless you go for induction - (true, very sensitive temperature control, you can even melt chocolate directly in a pan.)
Induction hobs create a magnetic field between the induction element in the hob and the pan. This means that only the pan heats up, rather than the cooking surface.
Induction hobs are quicker than other types of hob, and are cheaper to run because they use only the precise amount of energy you need.
Induction hobs are quick, safe and efficient - so it's no wonder they are taking over everyone's kitchens.
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) recommends – based on academic findings – that people with a pacemaker should get no closer than 60cm from an induction hob.
The electromagnetic field that’s generated when an induction hob is being used may, according to the BHF, interfere with pacemaker settings.
I love ours. Hope that helps!