Bosch Induction Hob (rrp £437) reduced to £297 @ B & Q and  get £100 cashback from Bosch
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Bosch Induction Hob (rrp £437) reduced to £297 @ B & Q and get £100 cashback from Bosch

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Found 4th Nov 2014
Generally over £300 elsewhere eg AO.com

Model number is PIE611B18E which qualifies for £100 cashback from bosch so effectively £197 after cashback

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Original Poster

Link to AO where cashback is mentioned

Also listed in the Bosch leaftet as qualifying for cashback

Downside is that its B&Q whose customer service is legendarily bad so they will probably cancel all the orders. Might be worth trying to get AO to price match.....

AO had this hob at about £390 a few days ago as did John Lewis etc.
Edited by: "gari189" 4th Nov 2014

same price at JL now

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eslick

same price at JL now


Yeah but its out of stock

Ordered this from B & Q on Sunday - when it was £390 at AO.com - heard nothing from B & Q about delivery so now cancelled my order and went with AO. Its £16 more but AO customer service is way better and you get Saturday/Sunday delivery.
Edited by: "gari189" 4th Nov 2014

Wow, been looking for an induction hob after I stupidly smashed my halogen one. I'll try b&q, hopefully they can come up trumps. Thanks for posting OP.

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grumpyturnip

Wow, been looking for an induction hob after I stupidly smashed my … Wow, been looking for an induction hob after I stupidly smashed my halogen one. I'll try b&q, hopefully they can come up trumps. Thanks for posting OP.


I would advise ringing them and placing an order rather than doing it online - the customer services can check what delivery dates are available whilst you are on the phone.....(she offered to check when I rang to cancel)

Edited by: "gari189" 4th Nov 2014

Are you sure that B&Q qualify for the cashback as the terms state

8. The Promotion is offered via participating retailers only and only participating retailers will have the official advertising literature.

It's just I can not see them advertising the cashback, whereas ao.com does.

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madbull

Are you sure that B&Q qualify for the cashback as the terms state8. The … Are you sure that B&Q qualify for the cashback as the terms state8. The Promotion is offered via participating retailers only and only participating retailers will have the official advertising literature.It's just I can not see them advertising the cashback, whereas ao.com does.


I would be surprised if B&Q were not part of the cashback scheme but you're absolutely right - worth checking with Bosch if they do qualify before buying or just pay £16 extra and go with AO....might be safer to go with AO but do it sooner rather than later as AO were indicating "Last Few" stock indicator. Suspect the model is end of line and thats why its being reduced....

Thanks for spotting - I've amended title accordingly...:)

Edited by: "gari189" 4th Nov 2014

gari189

I would be surprised if B&Q were not part of the cashback scheme but … I would be surprised if B&Q were not part of the cashback scheme but you're absolutely right - worth checking with Bosch if they do qualify before buying or just pay £16 extra and go with AO....Thanks for spotting - I've amended title accordingly...:)



Would be worth doing a deal for the one on ao.com. £213 with cashback is still good & if you use top cashback you can get 2%.

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madbull

Would be worth doing a deal for the one on ao.com. £213 with cashback is … Would be worth doing a deal for the one on ao.com. £213 with cashback is still good & if you use top cashback you can get 2%.


Did think about that but there is the risk members will just point out its cheaper at B & Q......but feel free to post - I'd vote it hot

AO price matched.
Hot from me.

robinsonthegateways

AO price matched.Hot from me.



How did you go about getting the AO pricematch? Can you get TopCashBack with the AO price match?

Hot if you want electric but gas is up to 4 x cheaper to run depending on your tariff

The outlay on induction compatible pots/pans will also have to be considered if you are looking at cost. Good hob though!

Don't expect it to arrive if it's anything like the B&Q Bosch oven fiasco

mark 4444

Hot if you want electric but gas is up to 4 x cheaper to run depending on … Hot if you want electric but gas is up to 4 x cheaper to run depending on your tariff



True, but an induction hob will bring a pan of water to the boil much, much quicker than gas - offsetting much (if not all) of the extra cost by not having to run the hob as long as a gas one.



Yes it can, it can also be more expensive, it depends on various factors. Interesting that.

By the way, voted hot for a good deal.

mark 4444

Hot if you want electric but gas is up to 4 x cheaper to run depending on … Hot if you want electric but gas is up to 4 x cheaper to run depending on your tariff

mark 4444

Hot if you want electric but gas is up to 4 x cheaper to run depending … Hot if you want electric but gas is up to 4 x cheaper to run depending on your tariff



This, but also there are other factors than just cost per unit to consider to compare actual running costs, so much more than most people consider.
Edited by: "nige182" 4th Nov 2014

"True, but an induction hob will bring a pan of water to the boil much, much quicker than gas - offsetting much (if not all) of the extra cost by not having to run the hob as long as a gas one."
You would be surprised at the figures, fuel use is half that of gas but nearly four times
the cost. quite staggering really given the hype. My friend nearly fell through the floor last year when I told him, he is a bit tight and thought his new induction hob would save him a packet. LOL
"As almost all of the heat generated is transferred into the food, they (induction hobs) use considerably less energy than other hobs… The energy requirement of an induction hob is 15-50% less than that of a conventional gas or electric hob."
A gas hob is around 40% efficient
an electric hob is around 70% efficient
and a induction hob is around 80% efficient


robinsonthegateways

AO price matched.Hot from me.



Just gave AO a call and they wouldn't price match

Why do the images differ from each other (B&Q & ao)?

mark 4444

"True, but an induction hob will bring a pan of water to the boil much, … "True, but an induction hob will bring a pan of water to the boil much, much quicker than gas - offsetting much (if not all) of the extra cost by not having to run the hob as long as a gas one."You would be surprised at the figures, fuel use is half that of gas but nearly for time the cost. quite staggering really given the hype. My friend nearly fell through the floor last year when I told him, he is a bit tight and thought his new induction hob would save him a packet. LOL "As almost all of the heat generated is transferred into the food, they (induction hobs) use considerably less energy than other hobs… The energy requirement of an induction hob is 15-50% less than that of a conventional gas or electric hob."A gas hob is around 40% efficient an electric hob is around 70% efficient and a induction hob is around 80% efficient



It's quite possible I'm being a little thick here but, I don't understand your point. Are you for or against induction hobs?!

Whether it's gas or induction, the costs of running a hob amount to very little.
Induction is cleaner than gas and other kinds of electric hob. Gas makes lots of water and is a devil to clean with all the nooks and crannies. Ceramic hobs get hot and stuff gets burned on.
Induction hobs do get too hot to touch, but only because they have hot pans on them, so don't get hot enough to burn food on to. You can actually boil a pan of water with a sheet of paper under the pan.
Speed is incredible compared with gas and especially other types of electric.
And best of all is the timer on each of the four plates. You bring the pan to the simmer, set the timer and it turns off and beeps when it's done. No more overcooking anything.
I've had one for many years now and wouldn't look at anything else when it breaks.
Downside is you'll probably need to buy new pans as induction needs a high iron content in the pan to work - test with a magnet, and if it sticks to your pans, they'll work with induction.

They are also very child friendly - you can literally touch the hob on full power within an inch of the pan and not be burnt. And the hob is a doddle to keep clean as there's so little 'stray' heat generated that very little burns on the hob. And they do keep the base of pans spotlessly clean - we've had our pans for 8 years now and they look as good as new. I too wouldn't use anything else

mark 4444

Hot if you want electric but gas is up to 4 x cheaper to run depending on … Hot if you want electric but gas is up to 4 x cheaper to run depending on your tariff


Thats not really true now. You just made that up.

Looking at the specification, I don't think this will be a good hob, it's only rated at 16A meaning I'd doubt the power output is very high.

Our IKEA induction is 40A. And has power boost on 3 rings with tandem arrangement, it was about the same price as the rrp on this.

I can't see why bandq would not be listed as a cashback retailer. Here's hoping. Ordered but no delivery date.

I would not order anything from b&q.
the last five things I have ordered have been cancelled a long time after taking my money.
The customer service is also diabolical.
I would urge anyone to give their money to other more deserving companies first.
That way you might even end up with the stuff you paid for too!

Cheers OP . Ordered from A.O . Went through Nectar as its triple points. Delivery for Sunday.

Just got to find a deal for some new pans now !
Edited by: "malibu777" 4th Nov 2014

moob

Looking at the specification, I don't think this will be a good hob, … Looking at the specification, I don't think this will be a good hob, it's only rated at 16A meaning I'd doubt the power output is very high. Our IKEA induction is 40A. And has power boost on 3 rings with tandem arrangement, it was about the same price as the rrp on this.



Thanks for the feedback

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jezzery

I can't see why bandq would not be listed as a cashback retailer. Here's … I can't see why bandq would not be listed as a cashback retailer. Here's hoping. Ordered but no delivery date.


Give the cashback people a ring just to be on the safe side....

Not all of us have mains gas...

Induction Hobs are far more modern and safer, also they are far easier to keep clean.

Personally I would not buy this low rated hob, there are far better available.

i just got a new kitchen installed and got a gas hob. Dont like electric when cooking.

dmaster2000

i just got a new kitchen installed and got a gas hob. Dont like electric … i just got a new kitchen installed and got a gas hob. Dont like electric when cooking.



And what was your experience with an induction hob like?

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shineyads

And what was your experience with an induction hob like?

got both - gas for specific stuff eg stir fries but induction day to day is a dream.

john.fleet

They are also very child friendly - you can literally touch the hob on … They are also very child friendly - you can literally touch the hob on full power within an inch of the pan and not be burnt. And the hob is a doddle to keep clean as there's so little 'stray' heat generated that very little burns on the hob. And they do keep the base of pans spotlessly clean - we've had our pans for 8 years now and they look as good as new. I too wouldn't use anything else

agree

Just a little word of warning: if you have had a pacemaker fitted you're supposed to keep a distance of at least 60cms between your pacemaker and an induction hob as the electromagnetic field may interfere with your pacemaker settings....not something I'd ever thought about but read about it in Which last night and Which was asking people to let them know if they were warned about this by retailers prior to buying an induction hob.

What is AO?

moob

Looking at the specification, I don't think this will be a good hob, … Looking at the specification, I don't think this will be a good hob, it's only rated at 16A meaning I'd doubt the power output is very high. Our IKEA induction is 40A. And has power boost on 3 rings with tandem arrangement, it was about the same price as the rrp on this.



Hmmm . . .
Ikea 1x1400W 1x1800W 2x2200W (with booster; 3200W)
Bosch 1x1400W (with booster; 1800W) 1x1800W (with booster; 2500W) 2x2200W (with booster; 3700W)

Bosch seem to recommend Power Level 3 13A Level 2 16A Level 3 20A Ikea recommend 32A

Gondo

Hmmm . . . Ikea 1x1400W 1x1800W 2x2200W (with booster; 3200W)Bosch … Hmmm . . . Ikea 1x1400W 1x1800W 2x2200W (with booster; 3200W)Bosch 1x1400W (with booster; 1800W) 1x1800W (with booster; 2500W) 2x2200W (with booster; 3700W)Bosch seem to recommend Power Level 3 13A Level 2 16A Level 3 20A Ikea recommend 32A



Sorry to be dumb but what do the power levels mean ? I just want to know if Ive ordered a decent hob or not !!

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kms2913

What is AO?


Online retailer called Appliances Online - there is a link to them in the second post.

Original Poster

Obsessionfatale

Why do the images differ from each other (B&Q & ao)?


No idea - I suspect B&Q are pretty bad at keeping their website updated....tbh I'd go with AO - its slightly dearer but you're more likely to get the hob and the cashback.
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