Smeg delivers style and energy efficient function with this five heat zone induction hob. You can cook with any size pan and know that heat will be instant at the touch of a button.
How big is this hob?
This is a relatively wide induction hob as it has five heat zones. The dimensions are:
Depth: 515 mm
Height: 45 mm
Width: 900 mm
And it weighs 19kg.
What about the controls?
This hob has lovely modern touch control buttons to the front – easy to reach and use.
Each cooking zone has 9 power settings and a Power Boost function. By selecting this option, the power increases by approximately 50% which reduces your cooking time.
The controls also include a timer for each zone, so you can set each pan to exactly the time you want.
The control panel comes with a safety lock so it can’t be turned on by accident, or by curious children. It also has an automatic safety shut off function so the hob will turn itself off if left unattended for an extended period.
It also has automatic pan recognition and adjusts the heat zone to the size of your pan. And for safety is has protection against auto-start up and auto-stop when there’s no pan on the heat zone.
How can I tell which zone is still hot?
This hob comes with residual heat indicators – a great safety feature so you’ll always know which heat zone is still hot. The indicators glow red, letting you know if the hob is unsafe to touch.
What is an induction hob?
Induction hobs uses electromagnetic fields to generate instant heat between the hob and pan. They focus the warmth just on the bottom of the pan, which means they don’t lose any heat – so you don’t waste any energy. They’re as responsive as gas hobs, but much easier to clean.
Please note only pans with ferrous (magnetic base) can be used with this hob. These also include pans with iron, enamelled steel and special stainless steel pans depending on the alloy. Pans with copper or glass bases are not suitable for induction hobs.