Induction Hob, very controllable - Nuwave PIC2 Precision Cooktop £40.98 at High Street TV
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Induction Hob, very controllable - Nuwave PIC2 Precision Cooktop £40.98 at High Street TV

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Found 22nd May 2014
This is the most controllable induction hob that I have found.
Most hobs have limited power settings, say 5 or 10 - this one has 52 settings - temperature can be changed in intervals of +/- 5°C, or 10°F if you change it to the US version.

The price is £39.99 - I was charged £0.99 for shipping.

A link to the US manual - the UK manual discusses Celsius: nuwavepic.com/res…pdf

Reviews on Amazon: amazon.com/Nuw…ic2

I've been using this hob since the end of April and finally I have a controllable induction hob i.e. I can subtly change the power setting to get a simmer, rather than have one setting that is too low and the next setting over boils.

N.B. there is an odd feature whereby you press a power level button and the temperature displays, but, nothing happens until you press "Start" - I still occasionally forget this and then remember why nothing is happening

And to boil water, don't just set the temperature to 100°C - it will take forever - set the power to "Max Sear" - watch and wait for the boil, then set the temperature to 100°C.

I have wondered whether this is accurate enough for sous vide cooking, not tested the temperature to find out, but I do know that once I've got a simmer, I can confidently ignore the pan for a while and not worry about boiling over, or losing the simmer.

The hob has quite a small central area where the induction field occurs. I've used a quality 32cm frying pan and because it is good quality, heat has transferred with no problem across the whole pan - users of poor quality pans are more likely to post a poor product review - always good to know the difference between cheap and value

6 Comments

Much warmth
Such cooking
Very controllable

nice found ...thanks op

Heat for price AND detailed info.

I like the way it can heat up HALF a pan AND keep your hand warm


http://i.imgur.com/a9ERiOD.jpg

Seems a good price but why would you need 52 heat settings ? I would imagine 5 or 6 settings would be more than enough for the average person in the kitchen.

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toddy888

Seems a good price but why would you need 52 heat settings ? I would … Seems a good price but why would you need 52 heat settings ? I would imagine 5 or 6 settings would be more than enough for the average person in the kitchen.


Even an average person in an analogue kitchen has, virtually, an infinite number of settings.
I'm always trying to self improve - but, hey, low aspiration works for some folks.
I've tried to explain why a controllable hob might be desirable.
Basically, every pot and pan has differing amounts and thicknesses of ferrous material and so each pan behaves differently for a given power setting. This means that a limited spectrum of controllability will mean that precision controllability is not possible, but many settings, whether that is 52 settings or "whatever" is, surely, more desirable.
Why someone would diss a good feature is not understandable for me.
I'm enjoying my cookng
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