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Tefal Ingenio Induction 13 piece set £125.00 Amazon

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Full set of Tefal Ingenio Induction saucepans and extras at the lowest ever price on Amazon. This set usually retails for £175 upwards and is compatible with induction stove tops. Read More
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Full set of Tefal Ingenio Induction saucepans and extras at the lowest ever price on Amazon. This set usually retails for £175 upwards and is compatible with induction stove tops.
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#1
Just inherited an induction and I hate it.
#2
Really? I think it is the best thing ever! Wouldn't ever go back.
#3
lianne21
Just inherited an induction and I hate it.

Induction is great - if you have the right pans, the Tefal ones are rubbish for induction.

The biggest issue with all induction pans is any non stick coating; 90% of them cannot cope with the amount of heat induction creates; we have had a brand new (expensive!!) wok literally burn the non stick coating off the first time we used it, and lot go sticky if you use too high a heat.

Good quality GERMAN* stainless steel is the best; Lidl/Aldi "Pro" non stick is one of the better ones

But aluminium, with a steel ring to make them work with induction, is a bit like putting giant arm-bands on a car to make it float; "it sorta works" is the best you can say about it.

* The Germans have standards, we dont; in the UK you can sell any old tat as Stainless steel.
#4
Gentle_Giant
lianne21
Just inherited an induction and I hate it.
Induction is great - if you have the right pans, the Tefal ones are rubbish for induction.
The biggest issue with all induction pans is any non stick coating; 90% of them cannot cope with the amount of heat induction creates; we have had a brand new (expensive!!) wok literally burn the non stick coating off the first time we used it, and lot go sticky if you use too high a heat.
Good quality GERMAN* stainless steel is the best; Lidl/Aldi "Pro" non stick is one of the better ones
But aluminium, with a steel ring to make them work with induction, is a bit like putting giant arm-bands on a car to make it float; "it sorta works" is the best you can say about it.
* The Germans have standards, we dont; in the UK you can sell any old tat as Stainless steel.
Thanks for advice much appreciated. Yeah I had 2 sets of good quality Tefal sets that I reluctantly gave away as not induction pans. I bought stainless ones but family complained that everything stuck to them.. Then bought non stick ones from Dunelm and a ceramic frying pan and wok from lidl. I find that below 7 the food cooks too slowly and above 7 it starts to burn. I love how easy it is to clean but wish I had gas back.

Edited By: lianne21 on Nov 25, 2016 21:35: Sp
#5
I'll definitely keep a look out for the Lidl pro ones. I get weekly emails so hopefully I won't miss them. :)
#6
It is an issue with the cheaper induction hobs, not enough levels; I wont touch the 7-9 setting ones, mine has 16 levels and its late lamented predecessor had 19 levels.

The "experts" all say a thin base pan is best, but I find the opposite, a nice thick base spreads the heat better and doesnt have the hotspots a thin pan gets.
You can see the hotspots by boiling water in them, where all the bubbles are generated.


Edited By: Gentle_Giant on Nov 26, 2016 00:02
#7
Gentle_Giant
It is an issue with the cheaper induction hobs, not enough levels; I wont touch the 7-9 setting ones, mine has 16 levels and its late lamented predecessor had 19 levels.
The "experts" all say a thin base pan is best, but I find the opposite, a nice thick base spreads the heat better and doesnt have the hotspots a thin pan gets.
You can see the hotspots by boiling water in them, where all the bubbles are generated.
Is that the problem then, are the ones which only go from 1-9 heat scale pretty rubbish? I had no idea that you could get ones going up to 16.
#8
lianne21
Gentle_Giant
It is an issue with the cheaper induction hobs, not enough levels; I wont touch the 7-9 setting ones, mine has 16 levels and its late lamented predecessor had 19 levels.
The "experts" all say a thin base pan is best, but I find the opposite, a nice thick base spreads the heat better and doesnt have the hotspots a thin pan gets.
You can see the hotspots by boiling water in them, where all the bubbles are generated.
Is that the problem then, are the ones which only go from 1-9 heat scale pretty rubbish? I had no idea that you could get ones going up to 16.

Yeah, the models with only 9 power levels are difficult to use for frying etc, they are ok for boiling, but the difference between each power level make it impossible to get the temp exactly right.

Sadly, to get better power control you have to pay more, I havent seen a 16 level unit for less than £280, whereas you can buy a 9 level hob for about £150.
#9
Gentle_Giant
lianne21
Gentle_Giant
It is an issue with the cheaper induction hobs, not enough levels; I wont touch the 7-9 setting ones, mine has 16 levels and its late lamented predecessor had 19 levels.
The "experts" all say a thin base pan is best, but I find the opposite, a nice thick base spreads the heat better and doesnt have the hotspots a thin pan gets.
You can see the hotspots by boiling water in them, where all the bubbles are generated.
Is that the problem then, are the ones which only go from 1-9 heat scale pretty rubbish? I had no idea that you could get ones going up to 16.
Yeah, the models with only 9 power levels are difficult to use for frying etc, they are ok for boiling, but the difference between each power level make it impossible to get the temp exactly right.
Sadly, to get better power control you have to pay more, I havent seen a 16 level unit for less than £280, whereas you can buy a 9 level hob for about £150.
I guess this must be a cheap one then. I get the feeling her family must have bought it because it goes off automatically as it's only a year old and she was in her 80s when she died this year and we bought this house. I guess it gave family peace of mind that she couldn't leave it on and cause a fire.
Yes frying is really difficult and I am so frustrated recently as my sirloin steaks are just horrible now as I don't have the control I need to cook them properly. Guess I will have to replace it.
#10
lianne21
Gentle_Giant
lianne21
Gentle_Giant
It is an issue with the cheaper induction hobs, not enough levels; I wont touch the 7-9 setting ones, mine has 16 levels and its late lamented predecessor had 19 levels.
The "experts" all say a thin base pan is best, but I find the opposite, a nice thick base spreads the heat better and doesnt have the hotspots a thin pan gets.
You can see the hotspots by boiling water in them, where all the bubbles are generated.
Is that the problem then, are the ones which only go from 1-9 heat scale pretty rubbish? I had no idea that you could get ones going up to 16.
Yeah, the models with only 9 power levels are difficult to use for frying etc, they are ok for boiling, but the difference between each power level make it impossible to get the temp exactly right.
Sadly, to get better power control you have to pay more, I havent seen a 16 level unit for less than £280, whereas you can buy a 9 level hob for about £150.
I guess this must be a cheap one then. I get the feeling her family must have bought it because it goes off automatically as it's only a year old and she was in her 80s when she died this year and we bought this house. I guess it gave family peace of mind that she couldn't leave it on and cause a fire.
Yes frying is really difficult and I am so frustrated recently as my sirloin steaks are just horrible now as I don't have the control I need to cook them properly. Guess I will have to replace it.

You could try a griddle pan, this lifts the meat up, so it doesnt burn to the surface.

Induction is safer than gas or normal electric/halogen - as long as you dont have a pace maker fitted. Nothing can catch fire (except hot oil), and take the pan off and the power goes off, they also (usually) have spill sensors.
Yes, the glass gets hot, but nowhere near as hot as the others.

I was raised cooking with gas, but my house didnt have a supply, so I was stuck with electric - which I hated. I discovered Induction cookers when living in China and fell in love; as instantly controllable as gas (almost), but without the dangers of gas.
#11
Gentle_Giant
lianne21
Gentle_Giant
lianne21
Gentle_Giant
It is an issue with the cheaper induction hobs, not enough levels; I wont touch the 7-9 setting ones, mine has 16 levels and its late lamented predecessor had 19 levels.
The "experts" all say a thin base pan is best, but I find the opposite, a nice thick base spreads the heat better and doesnt have the hotspots a thin pan gets.
You can see the hotspots by boiling water in them, where all the bubbles are generated.
Is that the problem then, are the ones which only go from 1-9 heat scale pretty rubbish? I had no idea that you could get ones going up to 16.
Yeah, the models with only 9 power levels are difficult to use for frying etc, they are ok for boiling, but the difference between each power level make it impossible to get the temp exactly right.
Sadly, to get better power control you have to pay more, I havent seen a 16 level unit for less than £280, whereas you can buy a 9 level hob for about £150.
I guess this must be a cheap one then. I get the feeling her family must have bought it because it goes off automatically as it's only a year old and she was in her 80s when she died this year and we bought this house. I guess it gave family peace of mind that she couldn't leave it on and cause a fire.
Yes frying is really difficult and I am so frustrated recently as my sirloin steaks are just horrible now as I don't have the control I need to cook them properly. Guess I will have to replace it.
You could try a griddle pan, this lifts the meat up, so it doesnt burn to the surface.
Induction is safer than gas or normal electric/halogen - as long as you dont have a pace maker fitted. Nothing can catch fire (except hot oil), and take the pan off and the power goes off, they also (usually) have spill sensors.
Yes, the glass gets hot, but nowhere near as hot as the others.
I was raised cooking with gas, but my house didnt have a supply, so I was stuck with electric - which I hated. I discovered Induction cookers when living in China and fell in love; as instantly controllable as gas (almost), but without the dangers of gas.
Have to agree the control is great as when you turn it down it goes down immediately just like gas and you having 16 levels must make it feel almost exactly like it. Good idea about the griddle pan as I need a new frying pan after only 3 months now anyway as this hob has burnt the current one, or rather I've probably burnt it out of frustration. I'll give it a go, thanks :)

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