Aldi Single Induction Hob £29.99
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Aldi Single Induction Hob £29.99

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Found 16th May 2016
This Single Induction Hob heats and cools down more quickly than a conventional electric hob. It has lots of great features, including preset cooking programmes, automatic shut-off when not in use and a child-proof lock.
Features
2000W
10 adjustable temperature settings (from 60°C to 240°C)
5 preset cooking programmes (boil water, heat milk, stew, stir fry and deep fry)
3-hour timer
Automatic shut-off when not in use, plus over- and under-current protection
Automatically identifies pan or unsuitable material
Child-proof lock

The item hasn't been posted on hukd for a while but is now back in stock at Aldi with free standard delivery.

I do not own one so cannot comment on how it performs. Do a search for past hukd threads.
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Edited by: "thetarget" 16th May 2016
"I have 3 frying pans and 7 saucepans and it won't work with any. I just get the E1 message and it switches off after 30 seconds. I've wasted so much food as food has to be in the pan before switching the Hot plate on."

One star comment from LIDL website.
LMAO~~~~~~~
absolutely love my induction job! Simple trick, if a magnet sticks to your pots/pans, in theory this shouldn't be an issue for induction hobs. Good price!
It has always been this price. Maplin reduce to this price when they have a sale on as well.

Aldi rotate their stuff throughout the year , their air tools are now back in stock , when up to last Month you could still buy reduced ones that did not sell from last year.
My wife bought one of these and when it works it works well. The problem though is that it doesn't work with some pots and pans so do your research before you buy one to avoid disappointment.
chenzz

"I have 3 frying pans and 7 saucepans and it won't work with any. I just … "I have 3 frying pans and 7 saucepans and it won't work with any. I just get the E1 message and it switches off after 30 seconds. I've wasted so much food as food has to be in the pan before switching the Hot plate on."One star comment from LIDL website.LMAO~~~~~~~



I don't know the quality of the hob but any pan that has a magnetic base will work. Just use a fridge magnet to check.

You do not need to put food in the pan first, as soon as you put the pan on the hob, if it's magnetic it will work.


Edited by: "windym" 17th May 2016
Good cheap pans in IKEA. 3 for £6.50 HERE. I have the Andrew James twin hob, just need to be careful with them as they are very rapid and can burn food easily.

Plus, just looked on amazon and the single is the same price Andrew james single
Edited by: "mistermoneysaver" 17th May 2016
mistermoneysaver

Good cheap pans in IKEA. 3 for £6.50 HERE. I have the Andrew James twin … Good cheap pans in IKEA. 3 for £6.50 HERE. I have the Andrew James twin hob, just need to be careful with them as they are very rapid and can burn food easily



Second those pans from ikea...
windym

I don't know the quality of the hob but any pan that has a magnetic base … I don't know the quality of the hob but any pan that has a magnetic base will work. Just use a fridge magnet to check. You do not need to put food in the pan first, as soon as you put the pan on the hob, if it's magnetic it will work.


I think you missed the point of the post. The clue is in the last line.
windym

I don't know the quality of the hob but any pan that has a magnetic base … I don't know the quality of the hob but any pan that has a magnetic base will work. Just use a fridge magnet to check. You do not need to put food in the pan first, as soon as you put the pan on the hob, if it's magnetic it will work.


Chenzz was quoting a comment from the Lidl website.
I got one from Play a few years ago and it worked very well. Great for the garden too. Induction only
I have a couple of these here's the pros and cons:

Pros:

Amazingly fast cooking time, really amazing if you've never used induction before

Cons:

Only certain pans will work, they have to be magnetic
Simmering is hopeless on these cheap induction hobs, on lowest setting every 10 seconds or so you get a surge of power, so it never truly simmers.
fishmaster

I have a couple of these here's the pros and cons:Pros:Amazingly fast … I have a couple of these here's the pros and cons:Pros:Amazingly fast cooking time, really amazing if you've never used induction beforeCons:Only certain pans will work, they have to be magneticSimmering is hopeless on these cheap induction hobs, on lowest setting every 10 seconds or so you get a surge of power, so it never truly simmers.


That is how they "simmer", as you say it isn't actually a simmer, it merely switches on and off frequently to simulate a simmer, I agree on these lower end units, rather than, say a fitted unit which does regulate power and frequency of on/off. I had issues with so called ceramic pans which were supposed to be compatible with induction (well known shopping channel, well know brand), but there simply wasn't enough steel in them to operate the hob. My existing encapsulated pans work fine.
mistermoneysaver

Good cheap pans in IKEA. 3 for £6.50 HERE. I have the Andrew James twin … Good cheap pans in IKEA. 3 for £6.50 HERE. I have the Andrew James twin hob, just need to be careful with them as they are very rapid and can burn food easily.Plus, just looked on amazon and the single is the same price Andrew james single


The Amazon ones I can see all charge delivery.

This one appears to have identical specs, but £35 including delivery:
amazon.co.uk/dp/…c=1
philipgregson58

That is how they "simmer", as you say it isn't actually a simmer, it … That is how they "simmer", as you say it isn't actually a simmer, it merely switches on and off frequently to simulate a simmer, I agree on these lower end units, rather than, say a fitted unit which does regulate power and frequency of on/off. I had issues with so called ceramic pans which were supposed to be compatible with induction (well known shopping channel, well know brand), but there simply wasn't enough steel in them to operate the hob. My existing encapsulated pans work fine.


How frequently do they switch on/off? Wondering how much the temperature fluctuates if for example set to 85 degrees C.

If it weren't for the silly three hour max timer these sound like they'd be great for slow cooking and stocks.
I've got one of these. It's awesome! Especially if you have electricity in the garden, great for some outdoor cooking
this is powered by mains socket? never seen this product before. seems interesting.
Another question for any owners, what temperatures can this be set to?
Hi UKdealers!

I received it 5 days ago. I was not sure if I should buy it or not, I was looking for the diameter of the hob, but did not find it. It is 18 cm, I don't know if this will be useful for you, for me it was a very important point.

Not sure if I will keep it (just unpacked, but not used), but it seems a normal induction hob, nothing especial.
philipgregson58

That is how they "simmer", as you say it isn't actually a simmer, it … That is how they "simmer", as you say it isn't actually a simmer, it merely switches on and off frequently to simulate a simmer, I agree on these lower end units, rather than, say a fitted unit which does regulate power and frequency of on/off. I had issues with so called ceramic pans which were supposed to be compatible with induction (well known shopping channel, well know brand), but there simply wasn't enough steel in them to operate the hob. My existing encapsulated pans work fine.



Yes hopefully this experience of mine is useful, as I consider these cheap induction hobs not suitable for simmering. I have two from QVC which appear to be the same as this model, most are just rebadged, mine does the E1 error if the pan is not compatible or a compatible pan is removed from the hob which is a standard function on these units.
mistermoneysaver

Good cheap pans in IKEA. 3 for £6.50 HERE. I have the Andrew James twin … Good cheap pans in IKEA. 3 for £6.50 HERE. I have the Andrew James twin hob, just need to be careful with them as they are very rapid and can burn food easily.Plus, just looked on amazon and the single is the same price Andrew james single


plus delivery?
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OB1

Another question for any owners, what temperatures can this be set to?



You don't set them to a temperature, you set them to a power level. Setting a temperature on a hob doesn't make much sense.

A neat trick with induction is to put a small pan of water on the hob on max power, it will boil in about 30 seconds. Then lift the pan and put your hand on the hob. It will only be warm, but it surprises people. (don't try this in a hob where the pan has been heating for longer than about a minute because heat goes back into the hob surface from the pan).
androoski

You don't set them to a temperature, you set them to a power level. … You don't set them to a temperature, you set them to a power level. Setting a temperature on a hob doesn't make much sense.


You can set this to a temperature. Read the OP.....
EN1GMA

this is powered by mains socket? never seen this product before. seems … this is powered by mains socket? never seen this product before. seems interesting.


Yes, it is powered by a mains socket just like your microwave or TV, and come with a regular 3 pin plug.
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OB1

You can set this to a temperature. Read the OP.....



Yes, I read it. It also says 60 to 240C. But as I said, it doesn't make sense, unless the hob can somehow measure the temperature inside the pan and regulate itself like an oven does with a thermostats.
androoski

Yes, I read it. It also says 60 to 240C. But as I said, it doesn't make … Yes, I read it. It also says 60 to 240C. But as I said, it doesn't make sense, unless the hob can somehow measure the temperature inside the pan and regulate itself like an oven does with a thermostats.



You are absolutely right. It can not. It couldn't even reduce the power small enough to level 1.
All it does at level 1 is providing the same power as level 3, but with interval gaps.

What's fascinating is manufacturers of induction hobs recommend the exercising of caution before cooking using this method by people with pacemakers!

thesweethome.com/rev…op/
Unfortunately I missed this Aldi one with 3yr warranty and I guess it will be another 11months before they sell them again............so I will probably buy one of the ones below but not sure which one is best?
Maplin with only 1 year warranty is £29.99 delivered
maplin.co.uk/p/s…1nw
or
Amazon Von Chef with 2 year warranty is £34.94 delivered
amazon.co.uk/dp/…V8H
Thermal Rider

Unfortunately I missed this Aldi one with 3yr warranty and I guess it … Unfortunately I missed this Aldi one with 3yr warranty and I guess it will be another 11months




You could try telephoning your local Aldi stores to find out if any still have them in stock? Assuming you have some nearby.
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