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Gas or Induction hob. Which one do you prefer to use and why?

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2y, 2w agoPosted 2 years, 2 weeks ago
Gas or Induction hob. Which one do you prefer to use and why?
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2y, 2w agoPosted 2 years, 2 weeks ago
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#1
I used Electric for years, two years ago I visited my Daughter and used her Gas cooker, came home and ditched the Electric cooker and replaced it with Gas. Gas is instant, no waste and sensitive to the smallest adjustment.
Induction: Instant but not as sensitive.
Cost wise, I would think Gas comes first!
Also if the Electric goes off you have the Gas to fall back on!
banned#2
Cook, Cook, Cookability, that's the beauty of gas.
#3
Gas for me, instant temp adjustment.
#4
Interesting. I am a gas man myself, however in the process of buying a new oven and the sales chap in the store on Saturday was really raving about Induction heating, how 'modern' induction is so much better than gas etc. I did have my doubts.
#5
ipswich78
Interesting. I am a gas man myself, however in the process of buying a new oven and the sales chap in the store on Saturday was really raving about Induction heating, how 'modern' induction is so much better than gas etc. I did have my doubts.

Was the sales person on commission by any chance from a particular brand? ;)
#6
AnnaMak
ipswich78
Interesting. I am a gas man myself, however in the process of buying a new oven and the sales chap in the store on Saturday was really raving about Induction heating, how 'modern' induction is so much better than gas etc. I did have my doubts.

Was the sales person on commission by any chance from a particular brand? ;)

To be fair the Oven was the same brand and 'same' model if that makes sense - the only difference was Gas / Induction. Cost wasn't 'that' different either.
#7
Induction all day long. Had gas, now live in an all electric house and moved to induction about 12 months ago when we remodelled the kitchen. Wouldn't go back to gas now, but you need to know the output of the power settings especially the 'boost' setting. Ours boils the kettle in about a minute or so now, much quicker.

You'll hear talk of noise and cost, in our case all nonsense. No more expensive and no noisier than a gas burner. Ours was a Stoves range (not sure of exact model) and it wasn't cheap but wouldn't hesitate in getting another or recommending one.
#8
I believe you need pots designed for induction hobs, they have to have a magnetized base.

They are the fastest and most efficient way of cooking, cleaner than gas too if you spill something on the hob.
#9
Gas any day, hob and oven. Tried all the rest but always return to gas.
#10
Hi

I've had an induction hob for a couple of years and love it. The power boost setting is brill, oil is ready to cook after 15-20 seconds, easy to adjustthe temperature and can be cleaned with an e-cloth.

I had to buy some new pots (my Le Creuset pots were ok) but if a fridge magnet sticks to your pots/pans they can be used on induction.

Some pans do make a slight noise but the advantage of induction is that only the area of the pot is heated, unlike halogen and other electric sources.

I'll never go back to gas.
#11
Good point above about the pans, but they only need to be a conductive base, which most decent ones are. A lot of copper pans even have a stainless 'sandwich' to make them function on induction hobs.

Also significantly easier to clean than gas, and you can even use an old tea towel or something between the hob and the pan to mop up spills on the go.
#12
GAS all day, pancakes take ages and don't come out the same on eleccy.
#13
gas is probably more of a cook favourite however electric is safer (obvious reasons) , and doesn't require a yearly premium on gas safety certificates. if you have communal building heating it would save cash you as you wouldn't need a gas supply or meter to the flat.
induction is fussy about pots which from experience some end up rusting not something that happens with aluminium pots.
induction and ceramic is far easier to clean than gas just a wipe and your done.
Although you can use ceramic, you are not able to use induction to start coal.
- personally i prefer electric due to safety and easy cleaning. also electric looks stylish in a small kitchen and you can still use the space over the hob when its not working. also did i mention its easier to clean

Edited By: fahed2000 on Dec 29, 2014 14:51
#14
Induction Hob for me, very controllable, very fast, very clean, very safe.
#15
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Induction Hob for me, very controllable, very fast, very clean, very safe.

Don't they remain hot for a while afterwards?
#16
I had this dialemma earlier this year when picking my new house interior. In the end i went for Gas for one reason:

If your Electricity fails your knackered with an induction/electric hob.
With Gas you'll always have one way of heating food/water if one resource goes down.
If it hadn't been for that one fact, I'd have gone with an induction.
#17
mclovin9091
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Induction Hob for me, very controllable, very fast, very clean, very safe.

Don't they remain hot for a while afterwards?

Hi

It never gets really hot. Mine has a red H to indicate it's hot when I finish cooking.
#18
why not have both, they do have hob that has both gas and induction.
then you don't have to decide.
#19
gas, easier to control and cheaper...
#20
mclovin9091
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Induction Hob for me, very controllable, very fast, very clean, very safe.


Don't they remain hot for a while afterwards?



They do, but nowhere near as hot as a normal ceramic or gas hob.

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