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Induction Hobs

Sustainable cooking with Klarstein’s best Induction Hobs

Are you looking for a safe and efficient hot plate for your kitchen? Gas hobs and ceramic hobs are a reliable, reasonably-priced option, allowing you to cook with ease and comfort. If you are ready to make a quantum leap in terms of functionality and design, then an induction hob is the way to go. Induction hobs and electric hobs are indeed one of the latest innovations in the kitchen, as they eliminate flames for greater safety. An induction hob makes perfect use of the heat, allowing considerable savings in cooking time, as the heat is transmitted directly to the bottom of the pan without any dispersion. Also, electric hobs are among the safest in the world, as they only heat the pots and pans, leaving the surface of the induction hob cold without the risk of burning yourself.

On Klarstein you can find several models of built-in and freestanding induction hobs, as well as portable induction hobs that combine excellent performance with attractive design. If you're not yet familiar with the world of induction hobs, find out what their features and benefits are, and then shop online for the model that best suits your needs.

How does an Induction Hob work?

An induction hob has the same functionality as the traditional hob, but it is powered by electricity. The mechanism is simple: when you turn on your electric hob, energy is transmitted to a coil covered by a material, usually glass-ceramic. Therefore, the secret of induction is in the coils that generate a magnetic field that is transferred directly to the cookware, heating them. For this purpose, the pots or pans that you use must necessarily have a flat bottom and contain ferrous material.

More and more consumers are opting for induction hobs, because of the apparent advantages related to their use. For instance, induction hobs are equipped with power regulators that allow speeding up the cooking time, on one or more plates in operation, while the other zones are unused. For example, if you need to boil water for pasta quickly, you can use a power regulator to control the cooking time.

Power consumption of Electric Hobs

The energy consumption of an induction hob or induction hob with extractor is similar to that of an electric hob. With an induction hob, the transfer of electricity to the pan is 84%, compared to 74% for an electric hob and even 40% more efficient than a gas hob, where there is more heat loss than in both types of cooking.

Therefore, a kitchen with an induction hob includes a higher bill at the end of the month. Consumers who want a kitchen with an induction hob will have to increase the meter’s capacity to 4.5 kW compared to a standard contract of 3.3 kW, thus increasing the bill’s price. So how can an electric induction hob consume less energy than a traditional gas cooker? This is because induction cooking produces energy that transfers for 90% on heating the metal pan and the heat is not dispersed throughout the hob. Consequently, cooking times are also shorter.

A single induction hob can draw up to 3,600 watts when it is switched on. With moderate use, it only consumes 600 watts during use by dividing the heat between the pans placed on it. In addition to the costs of use, it is necessary to consider pots purchase with magnetic bottom compatible with induction hobs. Whilst previously very high, the costs of induction hobs are no longer a problem. As far as the monthly running costs are concerned, it is always advisable to choose an induction hob that is most compatible with your electricity contract.

Advantages when buying an Induction Hob on Klarstein

Before buying an induction hob or electric hob on Klarstein, find out about the advantages that make this product not only functional but also extremely efficient. Among the aspects are design, safety, ease of cleaning and energy saving. Let’s have a closer look:

  • Design:
    Klarstein’s induction hobs are elegant in appearance, and you can easily incorporate them into a custom kitchen. They are available in various sizes and finishes, from portable induction hobs to 2-, 3- or 4-plate configurations. They fit in as an element of absolute visual appeal. Choose the material and colour and find the best induction hob to match with your kitchen appliances.

  • Safety:
    An induction stove is very safe. There are no flames, and thus, no danger of burning yourself while preparing food because the glass-ceramic top will always remain cold. Since the induction hob only works if there are pots or pans, the plate will not heat up and turn off in their absence. Besides, most electric hobs are also equipped with safety devices that stop operation in the event of spillage from the pots. This will protect the hot plates.

  • Ease of cleaning:
    The induction cooker is easy to clean. Thanks to the pan spillage blocking function, you won't have to deal with hard-to-remove incrustations or stains. To clean it, you can wipe it with a damp cloth to remove halos and stains. In the case of incrustations, you can use a simple dishwashing detergent to rinse thoroughly, or some specific product to preserve glass-ceramics. The ease of cleaning also means that you save money on cleaning products.

  • Energy saving:
    The induction hob offers considerable energy savings because the energy used passes directly to the pan’s surface, without any heat loss. In this way, cooking times will be significantly reduced. Also, the hotplate only works when there are pots or pans on it, so consumption is limited only to the time they are placed on the hob.

Klarstein’s induction hobs and electric hobs offer intuitive and simple operation, either by rotating or by touch control. Modern digital displays show the temperature and power level, and most induction hobs also have boost zones that increase the temperature very quickly. In addition, you can also buy an induction hob with extractor hood. These models filter grease and dirt particles that are produced during cooking directly from the air.

All our products come with a two-year warranty and free return of orders within the first 60 days. So now is the time to find the right induction hob for your home!

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