For the gas fans, I should say I was brought up on gas; I didnt get to use an electric hob until I was in my mid 30's in a rural cottage with no gas. It was quite a shock how awful electric hobs are!! I got to use induction in China; as above - a single ring portable of about 2KW; it was so much faster (and safer) than gas (especially the Chinese gas burners!!), that when I came back to the UK 6 months later, the first thing I did was rip out my electric hob and replace it with an induction hob, then try to persuade my boss at work to rip out the gas hobs and replace them with induction. I even took in my 2KW portable, to show her how much faster it was; it was 3 times as fast at heating a 2 gallon pot of water than the huge commercial gas ring, and without all the wasted heat turning the kitchen into a sauna. (10 minutes v 35 minutes)
Thanks, my experience has been similarly inconsistent i have tried a few pans and like you say some don't get hot enough, we have some expensive copper bottomed ones that were superb on the old halogen hob. Will try some more like you suggested.
You have to buy the right pans; if it is aluminium with a ring of (very thin), steel bolted to the bottom, it isnt good enough; they dont heat well and use far too much power for little effect.* Lidl/Aldi do some great stainless steel pans and pressure cookers that work very well, and Pro Cook do a range of good (but expensive), pans as well. The biggest issue with induction is betting a decent non stick frying pan; Lidl/Aldi "Pro" non stick, and the latest Ikea woks have the best I have come across so far. * I bought several, as the Pro cook fryer couldnt handle our over-powered induction hob - the non stick just peeled off after a month of use. The alu with steel fryers took full power just to get hot enough to gently fry anything; with my older, "bare" solid stainless steel fryer from Lidl, I only needed 30-40% for the same heat (but it weighs a tonne and SWMBO doesnt like it). Lidl do a non-stick alu with steel ring fryer that isnt too bad, the steel ring is several mm thick, but it still uses twice the power of the solid fryer, and the heat isnt even.
I have a similar Bosch oven which I got following a deal posted on here a few years ago. Very well built and highly recommended.
I use approx £12 ceramic 28" frying pans from Amazon, they work fantastically https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00RGP8UG8/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 - easy to clean too. Also have a ceramic wok too.