2000w induction hob £19.99 @ LIDL
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2000w induction hob £19.99 @ LIDL

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LocalFound 28th Dec 2015
Was in the new LIDL in Stratford (London) and noticed they had a 2000w portable induction hob for 19.99 (down from 29.99). I assume this is national but can't find any reference to it on their website.
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It`s more than likely a store specific reduction rather than national.

Still Hot though.
Sorry m8 but try finding pots n pans that work on it.
An induction hob uses magnetism to heat the pan. The way to test whether a pan will work on it is to try to attach a magnet to the pan - if it sticks then the pan will work, if not then it won't. It's worth trying this even if you think the pan should work

Science made simple by me
Edited by: "DARKSABER" 29th Dec 2015
DARKSABER

An induction hob uses magnetism to heat the pan. The way to test whether … An induction hob uses magnetism to heat the pan. The way to test whether a pan will work on it is to try to attach a magnet to the pan - if it sticks then the pan will work, if not then it won't. It's worth trying this even if you think the pan should work ;)Science made simple by me


Or you could just buy a pan that says it works on induction, like I did.
Only to find it doesn't.
A magnet sticks to it too.
Science proved wrong by my grotty pan. X)
Edited by: "Pluun" 29th Dec 2015
Sounds like a dodgy hob then.
DARKSABER

Sounds like a dodgy hob then.


Not dodgy as it works with other pans.
How about "choosy"?
Are induction expensive to run?
Induction is the most efficient way to cook out of all electric cookers, I have a full Induction hob and I also used one of these in my caravan, great bits of kit and really controllable.
I found ikea about the best for pot's and pan's that work on induction hob's.
Good price and 10 year guarantee I believe.

It was 2/3 years ago I was looking so may be better/cheaper now, but our ikea one's still look brand new.
Induction is great but you need good pans to go with it. I find with a cheap though compatible pan food sticks to the pan is worse than with a regular hob. Especially problematic when simmering food.

Instant heat is brilliant though. It'll boil water quicker than most kettles.
jonconlon

I found ikea about the best for pot's and pan's that work on induction … I found ikea about the best for pot's and pan's that work on induction hob's.Good price and 10 year guarantee I believe.It was 2/3 years ago I was looking so may be better/cheaper now, but our ikea one's still look brand new.


That's 0/4 on the apostrophes!
BigYoSpeck

It'll boil water quicker than most kettles.



Not on this cheap hob! Doesn't matter how many zeros you put on it, it's stll only 2kW.For comparison, my Neff induction hob is 7.5kW, or 7500W in LIDL numbers

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ro53ben

Not on this cheap hob! Doesn't matter how many zeros you put on it, it's … Not on this cheap hob! Doesn't matter how many zeros you put on it, it's stll only 2kW.For comparison, my Neff induction hob is 7.5kW, or 7500W in LIDL numbers



Your Neff is likely to be 7.5kW combined over 4 rings.
BigYoSpeck

Induction is great but you need good pans to go with it. I find with a … Induction is great but you need good pans to go with it. I find with a cheap though compatible pan food sticks to the pan is worse than with a regular hob. Especially problematic when simmering food.Instant heat is brilliant though. It'll boil water quicker than most kettles.


Most kettles are 3kW so will boil water more quickly than this. Some kettles are 2kW but virtually all the electrical energy of a kettle element goes into the water; the induction hob has driver circuitry which creates heat which doesn't necessarily go into the pan or its contents.
mickclark

CommentYour Neff is likely to be 7.5kW combined over 4 rings.



I've got 5 induction zones arranged in 2 groups. I can have 3kW to any individual zone in each of the two groups - i.e. 2 x 3kW - and still have 1.5kW spare for the other zones.

2kW total is pretty poor and I wouldn't recommend.
IKEA still good for a pan set that will work on induction hobs...check out

Snitsig pan set

Good value for £25. Items are available individually too.
[/quote]That's 0/4 on the apostrophes![/quote]

Oh well.

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ro53ben

I've got 5 induction zones arranged in 2 groups. I can have 3kW to any … I've got 5 induction zones arranged in 2 groups. I can have 3kW to any individual zone in each of the two groups - i.e. 2 x 3kW - and still have 1.5kW spare for the other zones. 2kW total is pretty poor and I wouldn't recommend.



Think your find these are single portable units.
So 2kW for a single induction hob is good.
mickclark

CommentThink your find these are single portable units. So 2kW for a … CommentThink your find these are single portable units. So 2kW for a single induction hob is good.



Kettles are pretty portable yet still manage to be 13A.
ro53ben

Kettles are pretty portable yet still manage to be 13A.


Much simpler technology - just a bit of tungsten wire which gets hot, rather than having to rectify the mains and chop it up again to pass through a "Litz"-wound copper coil.
A lot of debate about this above, I have a 2000W (not this model) and it is more than enough power, i have never taken it to the highest setting unless boiling water as it will burn any food. I can't objectively say it is faster than a kettle but it could be, I think it will be more efficient.

Regarding efficiency vs coil (I think)
From wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wik…ing :
"According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the efficiency of energy transfer for an induction cooker is 84%, versus 74% for a smooth-top non-induction electrical"

Gas is 40% efficient.
http://i.imgur.com/xXGBDE3.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/eNStwWc.jpg
tight_guju

A lot of debate about this above, I have a 2000W (not this model) and it … A lot of debate about this above, I have a 2000W (not this model) and it is more than enough power, i have never taken it to the highest setting unless boiling water as it will burn any food. I can't objectively say it is faster than a kettle but it could be, I think it will be more efficient.Regarding efficiency vs coil (I think)From wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Induction_cooking :"According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the efficiency of energy transfer for an induction cooker is 84%, versus 74% for a smooth-top non-induction electrical"Gas is 40% efficient.


Yes, but an electric kettle is damn near 100%.
You don't cook in a kettle so rather a pointless argument?
boworr

You don't cook in a kettle so rather a pointless argument?


You can boil water in a pan on an induction hob: that's the comparison being made.
boworr

You don't cook in a kettle so rather a pointless argument?


Really?
I've boiled eggs in my kettle. oO
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