Why we wanted an induction hob
About a year ago we started thinking about going all electric.
We had previously gone from gas ducted air heating to reverse cycle units and installed photo voltaic solar panels.
After installing a heat pump hot water system the final stage was a kitchen refurbishment.
Although we liked the control ability of gas I had seen several good reports about induction cooking so we thought we would give it a try.
We had a look around and found this white induction unit at Ikea for under $800 dollars.
For that price we got a high specification unit with several additional functions such as timers and bridging functions.
After several weeks use we are very pleased with the hob, particularly:
- It is more adjustable than gas.
- It starts immediately, none of that trying to get the ring to light.
- Minimal stray heat, it all goes directly into the pan.
- Take a pan off the hob and it shuts down, it displays a ‘HOT‘ warning but its not really that hot.
- It heats up our steel wok faster, and hotter than the gas ever did.
- With the gas meter gone we are saving almost $6 a week in gas service charges.
Disclaimer: I have not been paid for this post and did not receive any other benefit or discount on the purchase of the hob.