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Induction Hob £29.99 @ Lidl from 4/11/2010
Induction Hob £29.99 @ Lidl from 4/11/2010

Induction Hob £29.99 @ Lidl from 4/11/2010

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Seems an ok deal, 3 year warranty too, argos are selling a similar one for £74.99

website blurb

* Ideal for smaller kitchens and holiday homes
* Features include:
- LED display
- 10 power settings
- 180-minute timer
- Soft touch control panel
- Memory function
* Suitable for pans up to max. Ø (cm): 26
* Easy to clean
* Cable length (m): 2
* Max. 2000 watt
* Size (cm): 30 x 35 x 6
* Suitable for use with induction compatible pans only
* 3 year manufacturer’s warranty

24 Comments

Original Poster

instruction manual with further details HERE

Wow When induction hobs first came out they were £2k a pop
All you need is a jigsaw cutter to hole the worktop and the wife has an upgraded kitchen

I have this, it's great.
The only downside is the need for special pans, but I saw a set in Morrisons the other week for £39.99 think they were Gino Dicampo (sp?)

Bought one of these last time they were offered. It is amazing, much quicker to heat up than a normal gas or electric cooker, uses much less power and responds to the controls almost instantly, not like a normal electric hob, more the same as a gas hob. I store mine in my gas cooker oven when not in use. If a magnet sticks to the base of your pan it will work on this.
Edited by: "rich42fl" 28th Oct 2010

Use one of these in the touring caravan - it doesn't really get hot, much better than a hot ring.

Follow rich42fl's instructions.

I use these saucepans with my hob, very good for the money

Ikea £5.99 saucepans
Edited by: "Derek_Duval" 28th Oct 2010

Whats the Voltage of these things ?, In other words can I take one to America ? ( 120 v rather than 240v GB )

Thanks in Advance

Tesco Value pans also work - you need them to be magnetic - if you find a magnet and check it sticks to the bottom of your pans you''ll know if they'll work with the induction hob.

These are fantastic incidentally - I got an ex-display kitchen with an induction hob and I'd say it is as good as gas if not better to cook with.

Original Poster

kevingattaca2

Whats the Voltage of these things ?, In other words can I take one to … Whats the Voltage of these things ?, In other words can I take one to America ? ( 120 v rather than 240v GB ) Thanks in Advance



220-240v

nice

EXCELLENT thank op!

rich42fl

Bought one of these last time they were offered. It is amazing, much … Bought one of these last time they were offered. It is amazing, much quicker to heat up than a normal gas or electric cooker, uses much less power and responds to the controls almost instantly, not like a normal electric hob, more the same as a gas hob. I store mine in my gas cooker oven when not in use. If a magnet sticks to the base of your pan it will work on this.

Agreed they are more controllable, but how can they use "much less power" than a normal electric hob? If they did, you'd have a perpetual motion machine.
Edited by: "pibpob" 1st Nov 2010

OK. Bear with me on this one. Unlike a normal hob none of the electricity is waster - if part of the hob is not covered it doesn´t get used since it is magnetic. With a normal hob it is a like a single large light bulb. Whether covered or not all of it gets heated up. Apart from this I can´t think of much more of a difference.

Yes, I agree with you on that. However, I guess the savings aren't large, especially as there are losses in the oscillator generating the magnetic field to consider. If you're expecting your £29.99 to be recovered from reduced electricity bills, you'll be waiting a long time.

An extra fiver for these if you live in the North of Ireland - £34.99

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Takes a bit of getting used to. If you lift the pan up for any reason it effectively switches off and you lose heat rapidly, so not so good for frying / wok cooking where you would be moving it around quite a bit.

I'll be sticking with my existing hob

DDTTAA

220-240v



Thanx man ?!

pibpob

Agreed they are more controllable, but how can they use "much less power" … Agreed they are more controllable, but how can they use "much less power" than a normal electric hob? If they did, you'd have a perpetual motion machine.



It's not that they use less power, it's that they do the job a lot quicker. I have two induction hobs that I bought from QVC. The only fault I can find with them is the simmer is not great on them. However this isn't a problem on more expensive units.

Avenger1324

Takes a bit of getting used to. If you lift the pan up for any reason it … Takes a bit of getting used to. If you lift the pan up for any reason it effectively switches off and you lose heat rapidly, so not so good for frying / wok cooking where you would be moving it around quite a bit.I'll be sticking with my existing hob



What a load of cobblers. They use these in the food halls at shopping centres for knocking up all manner of exotic dishes where speed is of the essence.
Stick with your hob

Banned

From what i remember from using one of these on holiday, they heat up really fast so if you take the pan off then replace it it will become hot again almost instantly.
I use a normal ceramic hob and it takes longer to get to the right temp than the unduction therefore using more power. I think the savings are negligable but the induction is good for those of us mums in a hurry.

Induction is the future!

pstuart

Induction is the future!

Hmm - considering how many decades it's been around, it's taking an awful long time to get here...

Got one of these today. I'm a terrible cook and need all the help I can get. The elec hob in my rented flat was v annoying, slow and not fast to adjust temp. I once had a flat with a gas hob and it was great. After a wee test, I'm thinking this induction hob will be pretty much like the good old gas days! It's very fast to heat and very adjustable. It does have a fan which makes a bit of noise, about the same as an old pc case fan or my clunky fridge.

I tested it for speed with 200 ml water taken from tap which had run for 5 mins (for even start temp between samples). Times are averages over two test runs. Results:

2kW Induction hob = 1 min 18 secs.
3kW (flat element) kettle = 48 seconds
2kW electric hob = 3 mins 34.

That's a great time saving. As soon as you turn it on, you can see the water start to change as it heats. A frying pan would become usable in seconds, just like with gas.

Cost savings? My old hob was keeping itself and the pot at a high temp (often too high) for the cooking duration. Lid on, lid off, take the pot off the ring to cool, it wasn't efficient for heating the food, great for heating the room. This new one only heats the pot, and only to the temp I need. For those of you who pay for year-round heating anyway, that's not relevant of course but for us hardcore budgeteers who don't use heating, there are saving to be made. I figure to break even in two years, at a wild guess. Of course I'll buy some super new frying pan and set my breakeven point back a year. It's not a purchase to make just for the savings. But as a cheap way to upgrade your cooking enjoyment, brilliant.

mstat

But as a cheap way to upgrade your cooking enjoyment, brilliant.



What he said.
Bloody halogen hob no longer regulates properly and burns everything.
Kids come down, want a bowl of soup before bed and 2mins later they wander off with a steaming bowl of soup.
Brilliant.
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