Hobs: gas or induction ?

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Misspiggy

Hobs: gas or induction ?

I have a friend who's building a new house and has asked me if I prefer my gas hob to an induction. I have no experience with induction but since I need to scrap my old gas hob it got me thinking....... Does anyone out there have any advice? I am a very keen cook and love gas but I could easily switch!
Many thanks!

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SonyaK

Hobs: gas or induction ?

http://www.deliaonline.com/Community/forum.html?forum_action=5&forum_threadid=12089

That's a link to a discussion in 2010 about gas or electric ovens, but hobs get mentioned too.

I like my induction hob - just as controllable as gas. Actually I find it more so with simmering food.
But some people just love gas so it's a personal thing and hard to advise.
If you do wok cooking then gas is generally considered best, although I can stir-fry with a flat- bottomed wok or stir-fry pan.

Induction requires pans that have a the correct base - must be magnetic. Can test with a fridge magnet.

Hope those thoughts help!

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sarah jacintha

I've noticed

...that whenever I buy pans or cookware the most common phrase in the 'small print' associated with the product reads as follows: "SUITABLE FOR ALL HOBS EXCEPT INDUCTION"

Induction hobs might be wonderful - I don't know - and I'm sure they have advantages over gas etc., but it has crossed my mind before now what a pain it must be shopping for utensils which suit them.

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Stephen Mani

Induction Hobs

Hi
Only my opinion but to me induction hobs are only good for one thing making the manufacturers rich, oh and they look pretty, you cannot use a wok correctly as a wok needs the heat up the sides not just on the base, as pointed out you also need special pans more expense, stick with a gas hob nothing will beat it
"for Cooking"
if you want pretty ???

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SonyaK

Hobs: gas or induction ?

"..that whenever I buy pans or cookware the most common phrase in the 'small print' associated with the product reads as follows: "SUITABLE FOR ALL HOBS EXCEPT INDUCTION"

These days I think most pans can be used on induction - times are changing as Induction becomes more popular.
Energy efficient and very safe.

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Sheelagh, Northwich

I love mine

I have an induction hob - and i LOVE it!

I have rarely found any pans that I can use on it.

It is so easy to keep clean, and it really is just about as immediate in its response as gas (in my experience).

I wouldn't have anything else

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Sheelagh, Northwich

Oops!


"I have rarely found any pans that I can use on it"

I meant - rarely found any pans I CAN'T use on it!!!!!!

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SonyaK

Hobs: gas or induction ?

I guessed that was what you meant!!:)

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Misspiggy

hob or induction discussion

Thank you to all for your responses: I think that I must commandeer the induction hob of a friend before I invest!!

Happy Xmas cooking and baking everyone!

 
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