AEG IKB64401FB 59cm Induction Hob reduced plus half price installation - £299 @ AO.com
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AEG IKB64401FB 59cm Induction Hob reduced plus half price installation - £299 @ AO.com

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Found 14th Apr
I was looking for an induction hob and this one has some excellent reviews. The half price installation was what persuaded me, a local electrician had quoted me £100

  • 4 induction zones, for safe responsive cooking
  • Hob heats your pans and not the surface to save energy
  • Quickly heats the hob to its highest temperature
  • Hob communicates with your hood for optimum extraction
  • Dimensions (cm) - H4.4 x W59 x D5

Same price at John Lewis, but the installation at ao.com is £45 instead of £90 just now.
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One of the best things i have ever bought ,highly recommend
The arguments on here regarding 13A and 32A usage are honestly terrifying.

DO NOT take advice from any forum regarding something as serious as wiring your Induction Hob.

The simple fact of the matter is if you get it wrong and your property burns down, which is a real risk no matter what some here seem to believe, you WILL NOT be covered by your insurance.

If you're in any way not sure what may or may not be correct get advice from a professional electrician, also you need to understand that the reason professional electricians are expensive is they have to be certified and they have to carry liability insurance. While I know a fair amount about electrics, even enough to do this properly, but I'm not a professional and therefore wouldn't even consider doing this, it's not because of what I DO know, it's because of what I might NOT know.

Your life and your families life is just not worth the risk of saving a few quid getting this wrong.

niceic.com/Nic…pdf
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One of the best things i have ever bought ,highly recommend
Nice. Looking for a slightly bigger one, but great price from a great brand
Thanks. Anyone know if installation includes swapping a gas hob for this? Info on the website is quite general.
itsnotmeitsyou54 m ago

Thanks. Anyone know if installation includes swapping a gas hob for this? …Thanks. Anyone know if installation includes swapping a gas hob for this? Info on the website is quite general.


I’d be surprised. Ideally you would have a wire straight into your fuse box on its own independent fuse. But I could be wrong.
itsnotmeitsyou59 m ago

Thanks. Anyone know if installation includes swapping a gas hob for this? …Thanks. Anyone know if installation includes swapping a gas hob for this? Info on the website is quite general.

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As expected unless you have a supply good enough near they won’t Install
Thanks. I've got the power nearby. It was the removal of a gas hob I was concerned about.
You need a 32 amp supply for this. If you’ve had a ceramic job before it might have been 13 amp.
This means you have a wire in a new cable directly from your supply which might be a big job.
£100 to fit it? I thought it was just a 13amp plug.
Im after a bigger 1 and was told its just a plug.
itsnotmeitsyou56 m ago

Thanks. I've got the power nearby. It was the removal of a gas hob I was …Thanks. I've got the power nearby. It was the removal of a gas hob I was concerned about.


They will not be trained gas engineers. You'd need it removing before be £40-60 to be capped off and tested.

Electrics need need to be 32 amp supply
This is pretty tempting. comes out at 85% on which reviews. I was thinking of getting a Neff one at twice the price, but don't see a point now.
rolandjustchillin42 m ago

£100 to fit it? I thought it was just a 13amp plug.Im after a bigger 1 and …£100 to fit it? I thought it was just a 13amp plug.Im after a bigger 1 and was told its just a plug.


You’ve been given poor information. There are a few 13amp models around but the majority of induction require hard wiring to at least 32amp circuit. Look online at the lower rating. Any 13amp will have a plug. Anything above this it’s hard wired.
manbearpig1 h, 24 m ago

You need a 32 amp supply for this. If you’ve had a ceramic job before it m …You need a 32 amp supply for this. If you’ve had a ceramic job before it might have been 13 amp. This means you have a wire in a new cable directly from your supply which might be a big job.


The oven is on a 50A circuit so presumably I could power the hob from that - but guess AO installation wouldn't cover the splitting.
checkley7320 m ago

You’ve been given poor information. There are a few 13amp models around b …You’ve been given poor information. There are a few 13amp models around but the majority of induction require hard wiring to at least 32amp circuit. Look online at the lower rating. Any 13amp will have a plug. Anything above this it’s hard wired.


Bosch do some which run on a 13 amp supply.
checkley7333 m ago

You’ve been given poor information. There are a few 13amp models around b …You’ve been given poor information. There are a few 13amp models around but the majority of induction require hard wiring to at least 32amp circuit. Look online at the lower rating. Any 13amp will have a plug. Anything above this it’s hard wired.


How???
Even u just said sum are plugged, so im right, maybe not a plug on this 1 but as u say sum have a plug fitted.
Lets say we r both right.
Thanks for the half price installation tip

Ordered a different hob (gas one). Just hope it fits as can’t really make the granite cut out bigger...!!
The 13 amp models modulate the power depending on how many hobs you have turned on to keep the total load under 3kw.

Using all 4 hobs at once limits the power output to each of them.

They are fine for most people but those who use heavily will need the usual 32 amp models.
itsnotmeitsyou27 m ago

The oven is on a 50A circuit so presumably I could power the hob from that …The oven is on a 50A circuit so presumably I could power the hob from that - but guess AO installation wouldn't cover the splitting.


Its easy enough to change a single oven outlet plate to a double, takes 10 mins and only needs a screwdriver. 40A is more than enough for oven and hob.

Here's the one I used:

tlc-direct.co.uk/Pro…wcB

Couldn't advise on capping off the old gas though, haven't had to deal with that situation yet.
Bought the co-op AEG posted here in January. Great buy. So easy to use and clean. Must save so much energy.
We though pretty much the same about installation when we got our induction job circa 10 years ago and didn’t give any thought to the power these things draw when on full power , we ended up having needing dedicated feed with separate breaker at the consumer unit. However they are brilliant and would never go back, and suitable pans are now freely and cheaply available
Alternative worth considering?
IKEA’s are made by AEG.
Most similar model £260
5 year guarantee.
ikea.com/gb/…22/
or £350 with bridge function that allows you to connect 2 cooking zones into 1 large one when needed
ikea.com/gb/…30/
rolandjustchillin38 m ago

How???Even u just said sum are plugged, so im right, maybe not a plug on …How???Even u just said sum are plugged, so im right, maybe not a plug on this 1 but as u say sum have a plug fitted.Lets say we r both right.


Well what you wrote could lead people to think they all plug in, which they don’t. There are only a handful that do and 100’s that don’t.
waby123452 m ago

Bosch do some which run on a 13 amp supply.


They do such as the PUE611BF1B which also has half price install offer on it.
These are great (had a similar AEG for a couple of years), but make sure you're aware of the size of the induction zones, and that they match the diameter of cookware you intend to use on them.

If you are hoping to use large cast iron frying pans, areas of the pan outside of the induction zone will not get hot enough.

Otherwise, so easy to use and keep clean.
checkley7359 m ago

Well what you wrote could lead people to think they all plug in, which …Well what you wrote could lead people to think they all plug in, which they don’t. There are only a handful that do and 100’s that don’t.


You make it out that none work with a plug so u r misleading but whatever floats ur boat.
We have >5 year old full size fridge and freezer separates built in and still running perfectly. I say this cos people have questioned aeg in past and we bought over Siemens as they were twice the price and we needed to save money on house renovation.
rolandjustchillin8 h, 29 m ago

You make it out that none work with a plug so u r misleading but whatever …You make it out that none work with a plug so u r misleading but whatever floats ur boat.


You’re just being argumentative and clearly haven’t read what I wrote. Read it again as this isn’t what I said at all.
checkley731 h, 14 m ago

You’re just being argumentative and clearly haven’t read what I wrote. Rea …You’re just being argumentative and clearly haven’t read what I wrote. Read it again as this isn’t what I said at all.


Go easy on him. If the spelling is any indication, it's astonishing that he can read at all
Edited by: "Ondancetron" 15th Apr
southlegend1 h, 9 m ago

So which is it?


It all depends on the hob as to its power rating.
Sum can and r fitted with a plug, sum have to b wired to say a cooker socket, which is just like fitting a new plug. Theres still only 3 wires, there just thicker to carry the extra power.
Its all down to the hob power output.
It general the cheaper the hob the more chaance its got a plug fitted, but as usual not always.
Hope that helps.
Any multiple zone induction hob that only requires a 13amp plug will be so low powered it'll be next to useless for the majority of people. There's a very good reason why the majority of induction hobs require a 32amp connection.
Edited by: "sherlock747" 15th Apr
rolandjustchillin10 h, 49 m ago

You make it out that none work with a plug so u r misleading but whatever …You make it out that none work with a plug so u r misleading but whatever floats ur boat.



No he said:

manbearpig14 h, 15 m ago

You need a 32 amp supply for this. If you’ve had a ceramic job before it m …You need a 32 amp supply for this. If you’ve had a ceramic job before it might have been 13 amp. This means you have a wire in a new cable directly from your supply which might be a big job.



Which is spot on. This particular one (like most) requires 32A and cannot be installed using a standard plug as you implied when questioning the installation charge:

rolandjustchillin13 h, 43 m ago

£100 to fit it? I thought it was just a 13amp plug.Im after a bigger 1 and …£100 to fit it? I thought it was just a 13amp plug.Im after a bigger 1 and was told its just a plug.



I take it you understand how dangerous it is to attach a device that will draw 32A to a circuit/plug rated at 13A? Presuming you do, I'm struggling to understand why you're persisting to argue with manbearpig when he gave such salient advice!
sherlock7474 m ago

Any multiple zone induction hob that only requires a 13amp plug will be so …Any multiple zone induction hob that only requires a 13amp plug will be so low powered it'll be next to useless for the majority of people. There's a very good reason why the majority of induction hobs require a 32amp connection.


That’s not strictly true, it depends on usage and which brand you buy, they don’t all work the same way.
Bosch have the best system imho as it has software to intelligently share power based on user input. You can run 2 zones on full power at 13amp and it only starts power sharing when you have exceeded this. If you consider how you cook it’s rare to put all your pans on full power at the same time as each food has its own cooking time.
sherlock7476 m ago

Any multiple zone induction hob that only requires a 13amp plug will be so …Any multiple zone induction hob that only requires a 13amp plug will be so low powered it'll be next to useless for the majority of people.



Yep, defeats the USP of an induction hob to a large extent. Stick a couple of pans on and the 13A versions will lower the output to each one.
itsnotmeitsyou14 h, 41 m ago

Thanks. I've got the power nearby. It was the removal of a gas hob I was …Thanks. I've got the power nearby. It was the removal of a gas hob I was concerned about.



Unlikely you'll have a 32A circuit unless there was an induction hob there before. It's a pretty thick cable and requires its own fuse position on the consumer unit. Most electricians wouldn't take the trouble to wire that just in case :/
checkley7319 m ago

That’s not strictly true, it depends on usage and which brand you buy, t …That’s not strictly true, it depends on usage and which brand you buy, they don’t all work the same way. Bosch have the best system imho as it has software to intelligently share power based on user input. You can run 2 zones on full power at 13amp and it only starts power sharing when you have exceeded this. If you consider how you cook it’s rare to put all your pans on full power at the same time as each food has its own cooking time.


Taking that Bosch mentioned earlier as an example you'd only ever be able to reach max power on one zone at a time as anything else would take the rated power above 3 KW. Yes the hob will "share" power to get round this, as do most induction hobs tbh, but does this by reducing it across zones and therefore compromising on it's performance. Trust me, when you're doing a Sunday roast and have multiple pans on the go you'll find these 13amp models seriously lacking. I definitely wouldn't want to spend over £500 on one them.
Edited by: "sherlock747" 15th Apr
Mentos29 m ago

No he said:Which is spot on. This particular one (like most) requires 32A …No he said:Which is spot on. This particular one (like most) requires 32A and cannot be installed using a standard plug as you implied when questioning the installation charge:I take it you understand how dangerous it is to attach a device that will draw 32A to a circuit/plug rated at 13A? Presuming you do, I'm struggling to understand why you're persisting to argue with manbearpig when he gave such salient advice!


I assume u cant read, as he states that sum r fitted with a plug.
Just be aware that AEG gets particularly bad reviews about Customer Service - I have been quoted on a kitchen with all AEG appliances and the research has put me off. If anything goes wrong they are not very forthcoming apparently. Not first hand experience but uk.trustpilot.com/rev….uk
rolandjustchillin12 m ago

I assume u cant read, as he states that sum r fitted with a plug.



I can read perfectly well, ironically it appears you have an issue with reading comprehension. He said:

"£100 to fit it? I thought it was just a 13amp plug."

When one uses the word "it" then that implies they are referring to the specific hob being discussed.

Also I presume you meant "some" not "sum". Normally I wouldn't question such an error when responding to this type of insulting post. As when quickly typing posts online you often end up making errors yourself. But that's bordering on the ridiculous when having the cheek to question someone else's ability to read
Edited by: "Mentos" 15th Apr
Mentos40 m ago

Unlikely you'll have a 32A circuit unless there was an induction hob there …Unlikely you'll have a 32A circuit unless there was an induction hob there before. It's a pretty thick cable and requires its own fuse position on the consumer unit. Most electricians wouldn't take the trouble to wire that just in case :/


The oven circuit is on a 50A breaker and think the cable is 10mm. I wouldn't do the job myself but am doubting AO installers would either as would need a splitter which is linked to above.
itsnotmeitsyou4 h, 7 m ago

The oven circuit is on a 50A breaker and think the cable is 10mm. I …The oven circuit is on a 50A breaker and think the cable is 10mm. I wouldn't do the job myself but am doubting AO installers would either as would need a splitter which is linked to above.



Check what the oven's maximum load rating is.

A 10mm cable has a load carrying capacity of up to ~64A. In practice it can be lower due to how its installed. There's an example table here:

lightwiring.co.uk/lig…gs/

It's surprising you have a 10mm running to the oven. They are quite rigid so fiddly to run, as a result electricians dont often run them unless required. But since you have a 50A breaker it suggests it is a 10mm cable, you must have had a decent forward thinking electrician

I would be sure you trust the provenance of the wiring though, it's not unheard off for previous owners to switch RCD's/Breakers for higher ratings It's only down the line when new equipment tries to draw a much higher load that the cable catches fire

If your oven is rated at 16A, then Hob + Oven will keep you below the 50A fuse, so you should be able to install both on that cable. If the oven has a higher rating then you'll have to check how the cable is installed to determine the maximum load it can take. For that i'd definitely get a sparky in.
Edited by: "Mentos" 15th Apr
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