Beko Induction Hob - only £177 (and 4% Quidco cashback) @ Asda Direct
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Beko Induction Hob - only £177 (and 4% Quidco cashback) @ Asda Direct

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Found 9th Aug 2012
Induction hobs are more energy efficient than gas or ordinary electric or ceramic hobs and just as controllable as gas hobs. They are usually quite expensive so this one from Asda direct is a bargain.£2.50 postage or free if you order and collect from store.
The 4% cashback via Quidco puts it on a par with Appliance Direct's price.
All the reviews are really positive
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Superb bargain
Pretty much the standard price for this hob.
I'm moving home soon, and will need a new kitchen so quite interested in this. Is this a decent reliable make? I assume it works fully independent of an oven, so doesn't need to be matching?

Anyone know how much a decent set of pans would cost for this?

It's been suggested this is pretty much the standard price. How come it's got so much heat? Is it because it's one of those things everyone thinks are going to be really expensive, but aren't really?

I know I could 'Google it', but it's nice to get a current view from like minded bargain hunters!
does this plug into 13amp socket or does it need to be wired into 6mm (shower type ) cable ?
thx
nasir_glasgow

does this plug into 13amp socket or does it need to be wired into 6mm … does this plug into 13amp socket or does it need to be wired into 6mm (shower type ) cable ? thx


6mm to be safe but you can get away if do not exceed 3kw at any time ( you can cook on the largest section and the smallest at the same time to give an idea), then 13amp is fine but does not comply with building regulation laws, I think
Edited by: "bobo53" 10th Aug 2012

Sorry, gas would still be half as expensive to run. Electric, no more than 2% to 5% extra energy wasted if you use it correctly and up to 10% in the worse cases,lol
in case of breakdown:
GAS= virtually free of any maintenance
electric= easily repairable at a decent low cost and virtually lifetime free maintenance
INDUCTION= convenient to replace after warranty expired in case of breakdown
INDUCTION HOB= COMMERCIAL FRAUD
Great, benefits of both Gas & Electric.
eldre

I'm moving home soon, and will need a new kitchen so quite interested in … I'm moving home soon, and will need a new kitchen so quite interested in this. Is this a decent reliable make? I assume it works fully independent of an oven, so doesn't need to be matching?Anyone know how much a decent set of pans would cost for this?It's been suggested this is pretty much the standard price. How come it's got so much heat? Is it because it's one of those things everyone thinks are going to be really expensive, but aren't really?I know I could 'Google it', but it's nice to get a current view from like minded bargain hunters!



We've just moved into a house that has new Beko stuff fitted and it's rubbish.

The oven was £550 less than 18 months ago and it's stopped working already, but the previous owner bought it and we have no paperwork.

The hob is dodgy every now and then as well.

I would never touch Beko again.
bobo53

6mm to be safe but you can get away if do not exceed 3kw at any time ( … 6mm to be safe but you can get away if do not exceed 3kw at any time ( you can cook on the largest section and the smallest at the same time to give an idea), then 13amp is fine but does not comply with building regulation laws, I think


"This Hob requires Hard Wiring to a 30AMP supply."

Please do not encourage people to do stupid things like wire it to a 13A plug. It must be connected to a proper 30A supply.
thanks for feedback guys ,its got to be cheapest induction hob around!
I'm a massive fan of gas, and hate living in places without it. Its just so much better for cooking on, electric fan oven all the way though
bobo53

6mm to be safe but you can get away if do not exceed 3kw at any time ( … 6mm to be safe but you can get away if do not exceed 3kw at any time ( you can cook on the largest section and the smallest at the same time to give an idea), then 13amp is fine but does not comply with building regulation laws, I think

Are you mad? This absolutely must be hard wired to a fused breaker with minimum 3mm contact gap. Wiring it to a plug is a distinct fire hazard.
Beware, the last time they had these in stock at asda my parents spent £30 in fuel returning broken units to to Asda. The replacements kept turning up broken until they ran out of stock. They ordered from somewhere else in the end for a bit more £ and it came in one piece wrapped in substantial packaging.

Summary - fragile units for transit and Asda dont give a S**t

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pibpob

"This Hob requires Hard Wiring to a 30AMP supply."Please do not encourage … "This Hob requires Hard Wiring to a 30AMP supply."Please do not encourage people to do stupid things like wire it to a 13A plug. It must be connected to a proper 30A supply.


czechoslovakia

Are you mad? This absolutely must be hard wired to a fused breaker with … Are you mad? This absolutely must be hard wired to a fused breaker with minimum 3mm contact gap. Wiring it to a plug is a distinct fire hazard.




Ofcourse I do not try to encourage people to do anything silly but in an emergengy and obviously in the right hands, this can perfectly work ok in the way I explained just to answer the question and I clearly stated that does not comply with building regulations.
I bought one of these (or extremely similar) from Dixons a couple of months back when they had 10% off hobs for £163. It's a great hob although the touch buttons are a bit fiddly. Very easy to clean, heats up very quickly and looks good.

I don't think this price is particularly exceptional but I would recommend the hob.

For what it's worth I have it hardwired into a dedicated 6mm cable directly to a 30 or 40amp MCB in my consumer unit.
Well I think I'm going to save this in my favourites folder for when I move rather than buy now, as I'm sure it's not going to jump up in price anytime soon.

Thanks OP.
bobo53

Ofcourse I do not try to encourage people to do anything silly but in an … Ofcourse I do not try to encourage people to do anything silly but in an emergengy and obviously in the right hands, this can perfectly work ok in the way I explained just to answer the question and I clearly stated that does not comply with building regulations.

Thanks for clarifying but I don't really see how an "emergency" can occur which requires you to wire a built-in hob to a 13A plug, you stated you thought it didn't comply, and you didn't warn about any consequences.
FocusST

We've just moved into a house that has new Beko stuff fitted and it's … We've just moved into a house that has new Beko stuff fitted and it's rubbish.The oven was £550 less than 18 months ago and it's stopped working already, but the previous owner bought it and we have no paperwork.The hob is dodgy every now and then as well.I would never touch Beko again.



Be very surprised if they really spent £550 on a beko oven, budget brand for sure. Google shopping finds many sub £200 ovens from them and was definitely budget when I bought beko fridge freezer.

My oven (different brand) stopped working about 18 months in too, googled the fault, ebayed the part for about £10 and fine since. So worth a look to see if it's an easy fix. Do switch electric off first though, hurts less I would expect.
MonkeyG0D

I'm a massive fan of gas, and hate living in places without it. Its just … I'm a massive fan of gas, and hate living in places without it. Its just so much better for cooking on, electric fan oven all the way though



I thought that until I put a new kitchen in my current place and put and induction hob in. (Got a great deal on a Whirlpool one on here .... think I paid less than this for it.)

They are fantastic. I prefer it over gas now as it's instant. Much more efficient - try boiling a pan of water on a gas, electric and induction hob and see which one does it quickest. Induction by a mile.

Doesn't get hot except residual heat from the pan. Simple as you like to clean as it's just a flat sheet of glass. I use a hob top kettle with it now as it's faster and cheaper than my electric kettle was.

Pans just need to be magnetic base. (You can get "pad" things to use with non-magnetic pans but I've not read much good about them) I got a cheap set out of Makro and they do the job perfectly.

I wouldn't go back now.

bobo53

Sorry, gas would still be half as expensive to run. Electric, no more … Sorry, gas would still be half as expensive to run. Electric, no more than 2% to 5% extra energy wasted if you use it correctly and up to 10% in the worse cases,lol



I'd love to know what you're basing that on. Source perhaps?

All the research I did before switching, and my costs post switching, suggest exactly the opposite. Gas is close, but traditional electric hobs are slow, inefficient and awful to cook with ....
bobo53

6mm to be safe but you can get away if do not exceed 3kw at any time ( … 6mm to be safe but you can get away if do not exceed 3kw at any time ( you can cook on the largest section and the smallest at the same time to give an idea), then 13amp is fine but does not comply with building regulation laws, I think


Not a chance, 6mm a bare minimum, chances are the specs will require 10mm. These draw just as much power as a very powerful electric shower - and you'd never suggest somebody put a shower on a standard plug.
sancheez

I use a hob top kettle with it now as it's faster and cheaper than my … I use a hob top kettle with it now as it's faster and cheaper than my electric kettle was.


It can only be cheaper if you boil less water than you did in the kettle. And as the total power consumption must be <7.2kW, I would doubt that any ring is more powerful than 3kW so unlikely to be quicker, either. Of course your kettle's element may be kW.

Edited by: "pibpob" 10th Aug 2012
MonkeyG0D

I'm a massive fan of gas, and hate living in places without it. Its just … I'm a massive fan of gas, and hate living in places without it. Its just so much better for cooking on, electric fan oven all the way though

bobo53

Sorry, gas would still be half as expensive to run. Electric, no more … Sorry, gas would still be half as expensive to run. Electric, no more than 2% to 5% extra energy wasted if you use it correctly and up to 10% in the worse cases,lol



the sources are purely based on what they read from manufacturer specifications. I went one step ahead and bought non one but 2 different makes of these single induction hob. Made a lot of tests with and without a proper pan on a gas cooker, on an electric hob and also on electric kettle. To boil a liter of water it is just few second slower that the kettle, good news in terms of speed. Do not forget I took in account the power proportion of all of my appliances and made calculations. I also got a power comsumption device which makes my tests more relieable This induction business is not convenient at all if you replace with a gas hob. If you got not choice and you need electric, then is still a lot more expensive than a ordinary electric one. Only advantage is quicker but not any cheaper to run proportionally, max of possibly 10% should I be totally wrong. It is a fraud if they claim that uses as much as gas uses in terms of costs, not even nearby. Anyway one of these went faulty after few days and the other one had a faulty knob and I happily returned them back to the shop, fortunately happened in a short time.
In reguard to private individual claiming that this does what the manufacturer claims, I believe that people gets very confused here as they might possibly put in account the times it takes to cook believing that the cost is the same as gas or nearby. Sorry it is not at all and i would suggest proper tests with a STOP WATCH a some good knowledge of simple MATHEMATIC and also an electricity consumption device too to make it easier.



Edited by: "bobo53" 10th Aug 2012
pibpob

Thanks for clarifying but I don't really see how an "emergency" can occur … Thanks for clarifying but I don't really see how an "emergency" can occur which requires you to wire a built-in hob to a 13A plug, you stated you thought it didn't comply, and you didn't warn about any consequences.



emergency meaning in this case:
you just bought it and you electrician will require a week before he can set up your connection. Then you need at any cost to use it in beetween because you cannot leave the family without food and with a very little knowledge you can easily get away by fitting a 13amp plug on a 25amp ordinary twin and earth cable, do not leave it lose nearby the hob, ofcourse. No qualifications required, no breaching laws as you are a private individual (not the same as a gas job), just do not over exced the 13amp requirement and therefore 3000watts( i would say max 2800w). If you do not follow the rules, the worse that can happen is that the plug will get very hot and first of all the fuse will blow up in a matter of seconds and in reality there is not any danger of any fire azard at all (1 in a million possibly but not even that, no way). Anyway, if not sure I reccommend to be on the safe side and just use one section of the hobb at one time without any minimun problem at all and only if an emergengy of this type happen and not as a final job. Always be on the alert when cooking as fire do for the 99,99999999% happen for not taking care while something is cooking and not definetely for an electric fault unless the hob is faulty and that is the main think that usually worries me, a faulty appliance. Be aware that professional electrician do not give you any advice of anythink after the fitting especially when comes to ovens and it is not the first time that the ovens go on fire for over heat and definetely not due to an electric circuit fault unless the oven goes faulty for overheat. Any fire, damages to third parts and you are still responsible same as you are still responsible if a third part will do a professional fitting. A 30amp or more ( i got the next step at 60amp in my house but i use gas hob) circuit is needed if the oven is on the same circuit too. In reality no more than 2 section are used at one time for space problems and even with the oven on at max a 30amp circuit is more than enough.
Finally, nothing can stop anyone placing 100 gallon of petrol in the kitchen, but be only careful where you place it.
Good luck anyway and get advice from the experts at all times and not at ukhotdeal, always treat suggestions as opinions and then you can work out your own opinions out of it as it is always better to listen in order to gain experience does not matter if correct or not.
PS:Sorry about my funny english but it is not my main language and I hopefully hope that I made the point.

Edited by: "bobo53" 10th Aug 2012
Lots of comments - some good, some bad. To respond to some of them:

Delivery from Asda direct was fast and efficient and the item was extremely well packed
I can't source the evidence, but most commentary on induction hobs rate them as very efficient
Beko? Never had a problem with any of their appliances. Check out the customer reviews on this item (Reevoo?) - they are, without exception, very positive. These are the experiences of real people - they can't all be wrong!
Price? Yes, some other retailers do sell at comparable price. However, other makes of induction hobs are very much more expensive. The "deal" is more about the item, rather than where to buy it
At the end of the day, everyone will have to make up their own minds whether its a good deal. For my part, it was just that I thought it would be useful to flag it up
pibpob

It can only be cheaper if you boil less water than you did in the kettle. … It can only be cheaper if you boil less water than you did in the kettle. And as the total power consumption must be <7.2kW, I would doubt that any ring is more powerful than 3kW so unlikely to be quicker, either. Of course your kettle's element may be kW.


impossible,lol
at the same wattage and same amount of water, the electric kettle is still slightly quicker and cheaper as the induction hob needs to heat the pan or kettle too. The element of the electric kettle is inside the water and virtually there is not any loss at all and it is still more efficent this way than heating water in an induction hob


Edited by: "bobo53" 10th Aug 2012
bobo53

impossible,lolat the same wattage and same amount of water, the electric … impossible,lolat the same wattage and same amount of water, the electric kettle is still slightly quicker and cheaper as the induction hob needs to heat the pan or kettle too. The element of the electric kettle is inside the water and virtually there is not any loss at all and it is still more efficent this way than heating water in an induction hob


Erm, you're agreeing with me there, so why are you saying what I have said is "impossible"?

In addition, there is loss in the power supply of the induction hob, which creates waste heat which is blown away by a fan.
pibpob

Erm, you're agreeing with me there, so why are you saying what I have … Erm, you're agreeing with me there, so why are you saying what I have said is "impossible"?In addition, there is loss in the power supply of the induction hob, which creates waste heat which is blown away by a fan.



sorry, I totally agree with you, was meant to answer the other post,lol
Edited by: "bobo53" 10th Aug 2012
Beko is a base product although they are number one in Freestanding refridgeration. Most of the ovens etc were originally made with the old tooling of Hotpoint / Cannon thats why they looked so dated. They are coming on in leaps and bounds though and I am sure the Hob will perform as well as any Indeisit / Whirlpool / Electrolux / Hotpoint Induction hobs just may not be as cosmetically nice. It will also not have the technology as some of them. Just to cut into the arguement there was a hob with one induction ring and 3 conventional rings that could run off a 13amp fuse but this was not a great seller. One good thing about Beko though is if it goes wrong they replace it as they have limited engineers on the road
bobo

stop suggesting that people take such risks. What you are suggesting is dangerous!!!!

You talk about the family being without food for a week - why? You keep the old cooker until the electrician can pay a visit - simples.

Its either that or there is a possibility that the family could end up getting free food - while in hospital.

Avoid the emergency and wait for the electrician - or create an emergency by following your suggestion!!!

What was even more priceless about your meanderings was this statement of yours:

"Good luck anyway and get advice from the experts at all times and not at ukhotdeal, always treat suggestions as opinions and then you can work out your own opinions out of it as it is always better to listen in order to gain experience does not matter if correct or not"

English not your first language is no excuse for plain stupidity. You suggest folk get advice from experts and not at UKHotDeals - and then you give advice on UKHotDeals oO
CockneySpur , you right but i must also mention and add that the help of a professional or some kind of professionals( i do not generalize) can also result in disasters. It is not all about what i am suggesting, it is all about the common sense that every person should use when doing something. If there are some kids here asking for help there is no way that I know if they are kids. As I said you can put 100 gallons of petrol stored in the kitchen but be aware where you store it and always use the common sense and this is an example of course as I do not want to be blamed for causing fire on someone else property,lol. In few word if an idiot is going to attempt what cannot figure out how to do it, then should not attempt to take the risk on any issue related any matter, not just electric. Got no idea what is your knowledge in this reguards but by looking at the way you talk you could very well be a professional electrician or someone that surely knows. So, lets leave the job to the professionals even so I personally do not need any at all. Saying so it does not mean at all that I cannot use a 13 amp plug on a hob and still be more but far more safe than the jobs that some electrician with degrees certificates did in my properties in the past. I hopefully hope that you got any ideas of what I am talking about and also hope that this is the end of the matter please,lol. Ladies and gentleman,never attempt to play with anything related to electric if you do not know what you doing.
pibpob

"This Hob requires Hard Wiring to a 30AMP supply."Please do not encourage … "This Hob requires Hard Wiring to a 30AMP supply."Please do not encourage people to do stupid things like wire it to a 13A plug. It must be connected to a proper 30A supply.

Thought this was energy efficient,just bought an oven rated at 3Kw with a plug, but have just rewired and put 6mm to socket from a cooker switch to be safe?
morrig

Thought this was energy efficient,just bought an oven rated at 3Kw with a … Thought this was energy efficient,just bought an oven rated at 3Kw with a plug, but have just rewired and put 6mm to socket from a cooker switch to be safe?


A hob takes more power in total than an oven. It is perfectly safe to plug an oven that has a 13A plug into a 13A socket; in fact, you will make things less safe if you cut the plug off and wire it into a 30A circuit because there is no 13A fuse to protect the cable.
MonkeyG0D

I'm a massive fan of gas, and hate living in places without it. Its just … I'm a massive fan of gas, and hate living in places without it. Its just so much better for cooking on, electric fan oven all the way though

bobo53

Sorry, gas would still be half as expensive to run. Electric, no more … Sorry, gas would still be half as expensive to run. Electric, no more than 2% to 5% extra energy wasted if you use it correctly and up to 10% in the worse cases,lol

Where can you get these pads??
Edited by: "mistermoneysaver" 11th Aug 2012
mistermoneysaver

Here


It is more convenient to buy a full set of average proper pans for less than that,lol. Never used the pad but it is obviouus that would be useless for induction purposes as the pad would only act as a converter so that you can also use your ordinary pans in case is needed. The pad would convert an induction cooking in to a non induction cooking. Saying so, I am not sure if it will still get any benefits but I doubt, I am sure that benefit would be nil.
Just to be clear about it: induction hobs are not miracle devices. They are more controllable than conventional electric cookers and are slightly more efficient, but the amount of money they save will be small, and buying one to replace a conventional hob with the aim of saving money is a false economy. Look at the Wikipedia page for more details.
bobo53

It is more convenient to buy a full set of average proper pans for less … It is more convenient to buy a full set of average proper pans for less than that,lol. Never used the pad but it is obviouus that would be useless for induction purposes as the pad would only act as a converter so that you can also use your ordinary pans in case is needed. The pad would convert an induction cooking in to a non induction cooking. Saying so, I am not sure if it will still get any benefits but I doubt, I am sure that benefit would be nil.



That was just an example- was early for me lol! I found one on the whirlpool website for £25 quid which I bought - I think the proper pans are expensive, but you can use any magnetic pans(tesco value). Hope this helps.
mistermoneysaver

That was just an example- was early for me lol! I found one on the … That was just an example- was early for me lol! I found one on the whirlpool website for £25 quid which I bought - I think the proper pans are expensive, but you can use any magnetic pans(tesco value). Hope this helps.



induction pans are same price as the non induction one, there are the expensive and the non expensive one. If I am not wrong most of these pans are now build to be compatible with induction as does not make any difference in producing costs as I can see. I do not get the purpose of using the pad as induction will be reverted to a non induction cooking losing all the benefits that comes with the induction cooking. Anyway induction would be good for these that got no gas and need to buy a hob and not as a replacement to save money. Beaware that once the warranty is expired and you get a problem, just replace and do not repair as there is a lot more involved on an induction hob.
4mm would be pushing it with diversity applied and of course depending on the run. But I always would have a hob on 6mm to a ccu to cooker outlet and protected by a 32 mcb and rcd - end of discussion there is no option to put a 13amp plug on it ffs.

Gas yep its cheaper and great to use. Not so great when its left on and blows the house up.

I don't believe in the part p police or the council with their conning ways to create jobs via legislation. But 99% of the 17th edition is good, and I'm 100% behind being safe and that goes for if you get a spark in or say sod the council and do it yourself.
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