Learn how to choose the right induction hob for you with our bite-size reviews and handy buying guide
Induction cooker hobs may have only been around a few years, but they’ve already revolutionised home cooking. Ask anyone who uses an induction hob and chances are they’ll tell you that their cooking experience has been totally transformed. Efficient, fast, clean and safe: this is a technology that’s perfectly suited to the modern kitchen.
The only trouble comes when you actually attempt to choose a specific model for your needs. Given the sheer amount of choice on the market, it’s difficult to decide which is best. Even Bosch alone has 30 different models in its lineup – and other manufacturers’ ranges are similarly daunting – so that’s why we’ve done all the research for you. Scroll down the page, and you’ll find a roster of top-rated models that not only perform very well but are among the most highly commended by users and reviewers alike.
If you want to speed up and, in many cases, simplify your cooking escapades then jump aboard the induction train – you won’t be disappointed.
How to choose the best induction hob for you
What’s so special about induction hobs?
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. With an induction hob, roughly 84% of energy from the electricity supply is put straight into the food you’re cooking. By comparison, gas loses around 60% of heat energy simply because most of the heat dissipates into thin air.
For a quick gas versus induction speed test we filled a cold, lidless Le Creuset pot with 500ml of water. The gas hob method took 4 minutes 17 seconds to bring it to the boil while even the portable Tefal induction model reviewed below took just 2 minutes 17 seconds.