Smeg delivers style and function with this slim three zone induction hob. Control the heat at just a touch of a button, and save energy along the way.
How big is this hob?
This is a relatively shallow but wide induction hob as it only has three heat zones. The dimensions are:
Depth: 400 mm
Height: 50 mm
Width: 860 mm
It only weighs 12kg so will be easy to fit into your kitchen.
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.
You can also combine two heat zones to make a larger area – great for huge casserole pots.
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, enameled steel and special stainless steel pans depending on the alloy. Pans with copper or glass bases are not suitable for induction hobs.