Energy efficient hobs ensure that only the surface of the cooking zone that comes into contact with your cookware becomes heated. This is useful for safety and to prevent the spread of heat in your home.
For example, a two zone setup lets you first sear meat over direct high heat before moving it to the lower temperature zone for finishing.
Cooking zone bridging hob
This Hisense hob has a sleek, modern design that would fit well into any kitchen. It has a bridging zone that allows you to link two cooking zones together to fit larger pans. It is also easy to use, with simple touch controls that are clear and straightforward.
The Hob has a handy timer function that can be set for up to an hour, so you can be sure your meals are cooked correctly. The hob will then switch off the selected zone once the time has elapsed and alert you with an audible signal. This feature will also help you avoid leaving the hob on unattended.
The hob also has a power boost function that can heat up a pot of water to boiling in less than 90 seconds – that’s faster than most kettles. It also has a cool design with a bevelled brushed-steel surround and a responsive slider control that lets you adjust the heating power levels with ease. It is also easy to clean. However, some users have found the touch controls to be a bit of a faff to use and need to be stabbed at with precision. They can also be rather sensitive, so be careful! You can also connect this Hob with your phone and control it remotely, so that it doesn’t turn on by itself or overheat while you’re away.
Temperature maintenance hob
Induction hobs are incredibly easy to use, offering precise temperature control and speedy cooking. Their design is also sleek and modern, meaning they fit easily into contemporary kitchens. However, it is important to note that specific cookware is needed for induction hobs. These include pots with a flat bottom and pans made from cast iron. If you choose to buy an induction hob, make sure it has a lock button, which prevents accidental changes to the controls.
Induction stoves work by heating the pan directly through electromagnetic induction. This means that the surface of an induction hob does not get hot and is much easier to clean than gas or ceramic hobs. They are also safer than other types of hobs, as they shut off the zone if no pan is detected.
This Neff induction hob has a touchscreen that is quick and easy to use. It has a number of useful features, including the ability to pause the cooktop, and it can be controlled remotely using a smart device app. It also has a locking function that suspends the controls for 30 seconds if it detects an over-boiled liquid, making it easy to wipe down the display without accidentally changing your settings. It’s also energy efficient, as only the pan heats up and not the cooktop itself.
Simultaneous bep tu munchen cooking zones
Induction hobs generate energy much like gas hobs, but instead of burning fuel they use heating elements beneath metal plates or flat ceramic glass. The heat from these then directly applies to any pot or pan placed over them. This means that they reach temperature more quickly than gas or ceramic hobs and use up to 70% less energy.
They also provide a safer, easier to clean surface. There are no hidden nooks and crannies where food particles or grease can get stuck, so post-cooking cleaning is a breeze. They also generate less ambient heat, which helps to keep busy commercial kitchens cooler and more comfortable.
Many induction hobs feature a display that shows the amount of power being used, which is helpful for reducing energy waste. Many even shut off automatically when pans are removed, ensuring less energy is wasted after cooking.
The Opera 150cm has a smart SyncCook function that lets you simultaneously cook with different functions. The intelligent SyncFinish feature then ensures that the cooking settings are matched and the zones finish at the same time. This allows you to save on energy and reduce your environmental impact. It also has a cast iron pan stand and an impressive Vapor Clean feature that uses water to lift spillages and burnt-on residue without chemical additives.