Zanussi has designed a modern and stylish induction hob, perfect for anyone who wants to get cooking quickly. It even comes with a a dedicated zone for Moka-style coffee pots. As a result, it takes no time at all to make a real Italian espresso.
How big is this hob?
It’s comparable to a standard gas or electric hob. The dimensions are:
Depth: 420 mm
Height: 60 mm
Width: 590 mm
And it weighs just 10kg so should be easy to fit in your kitchen. It is also a Plug & Play hob, which means it can be plugged into any socket.
How about the controls?
This hob has touch controls at the front right so they’re safe and easy to access. Simply select the heat zone with one tap, and then increase or decrease the heat using the plus and minus buttons.
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.
And the cooking zones?
Each cooking zone has variable power settings and a Power Boost function. By selecting this option, the power increases by approximately 50% which reduces your cooking time.
One very clever feature is pan detection. The hob will recognise the size of the pan and only use the energy needed to heat it and nothing else.
It also comes with automatic shut off. This means that if the stove is left on without any pans on it, it will turn off as a safety feature.
How can I tell which zone is still hot?
This hob comes with two stage 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.