Guide to Buy

Guide to Buy — Electric Hobs

1. Type — Induction vs Ceramic

Induction hobs and ceramic hobs, also known as radiant hobs, are visually very similar, both with a flat black cooktop,. The main difference lies in their performance; induction heating is significantly faster and more efficient than radiant heating. Induction hob is also generally easier to clean because the surface does not heat up and hence food will not burn into the surface. Are you looking to switch from ceramic (radiant) hob to induction hob? You may install a model with same cut-out.

1.1 What is Induction?

Heat is created by powerful, high frequency electromagnets which generate magnetic currents that directly heat up the cookware. The glass surface of the hob is not heated. Unlike ceramic hobs, the magnets only work when a pot is placed on it. This makes induction hobs safer to operate with reduced chances of accidental burns. Induction heating is the fastest as compared to gas and ceramic hobs.

However, induction hobs only work using cookware with magnetic bottom. You may test the cookware’s suitability for induction by checking if a magnet attaches firmly to the bottom.

1.2 What is Ceramic (Radiant)?

Ceramic hobs generate heat using heating element, which in turn heats up the glass surface, then the cookware. Unlike induction, the surface of a ceramic hob is burning hot after use. Ceramic hobs heat up the slowest as compared to induction and gas hobs.

The advantage of ceramic hobs is that all types of cookware can be used, including clay and glass, etc.

2. Features

2.1 Induction Hob Features

EF Induction hobs come with ergonomic features for precise cooking. The glass surface not only looks sleek and classy, they are easy-to-clean.

SENSOR SLIDING TOUCH CONTROL Control the cooking levels and timer by just sliding left and right. You may also directly select the heating level with a touch.

PAN RECOGNITION SENSOR The cooking zone will automatically detect suitable cookware. A visible symbol blinks to indicate no cookware or incorrect cookware used.

99 MINS TIME CONTROL The timer can be used as a minute minder for cooking alerts, or an automatic switch off timer. Both can be set from 1 to 99 minutes

BOOST FUNCTION The function allows the cooking zone to operate at the maximum power for a maximum of 5 minutes. Enables faster heating up.

OVERFLOW SAFETY DEVICE Safety feature switches off hob if liquid boils over and flows to the control panel.

CHILD LOCK The function locks the touch-control keys to prevent unwanted activation.

AUTOMATICALLY SAFETY SWITCH OFF The cooking zone will switch off automatically after a maximum preset time if the zone is switched on and no further operation is performed.

2.1.2 Induction Hob with Flexible Cooking Zones

Induction offers flexible cooking choices by heating to the size of the cookware. If you cook with large pots and pans, or rectangular cookware such as roasting pans and teppanyaki plate, you can choose EF Induction Hob with Flexi Zones. Simply combine two cooking zones to form a larger cooking area.

EF Ceramic Hobs provide classic cooking with supreme convenience. Thanks to an integrated Sensor Touch Control, you always maintain perfect control for maximum safety. Other intuitive and ergonomic features:

2.2 Ceramic (Radiant) Hob Features

SENSOR TOUCH CONTROL The touch controls respond to the ball of your finger, it is easy to operate.

99 MINS TIME CONTROL The timer can be used as a minute minder or an automatic switch off timer. Both can be set from 1 to 99 minutes

9 COOKING LEVELS It ranges from level 1 at the lowest heating to level 9 with the highest heating power.

OVERFLOW SAFETY DEVICE Safety feature switches off hob if liquid boils over and flows to the control panel.

RESIDUAL HEAT INDICATOR Visible “H” sign on the display to warn of hot surface.

CHILD LOCK The function locks the touch-control keys to prevent unwanted activation.

AUTOMATICALLY SAFETY SWITCH OFF The cooking zone will switch off automatically after a maximum preset time if the zone is switched on and no further operation is performed.

Best of Both Worlds – Combi Hob with Induction and Ceramic (Radiant) Zones

3. Performance

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