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    Choose induction for speedy boiling

    Induction hobs are super-quick to heat up and can boil water in as little as 90 seconds. Of course, the size of your pan and amount of water will make a difference, but you won’t be waiting around for long.

    Induction hobs often have super safety features

    If you’re keen to clean-up after cooking, you’ll be glad to know induction hobs cool down quickly. They also come with residual heat indicators that let you know when an inactive zone is still hot. Some even have child locks, so you can keep little fingers safe and sound.

    Clever tech keeps mess to a minimum

    Some induction models have a feature that stops pans boiling over by reducing the heat on the zone before it’s too late. Now you don’t have to worry if the kids distract you for a moment.

    Mixed fuel hobs give you the best of both worlds

    If you can’t decide between gas and induction, mixed fuel hobs are a great option. They’re energy-efficient with the precise control of an induction model with the additional fire power of a gas hob. Win-win.

    Get prepped for your new extractor hob

    If you’re looking at an extractor hob, it’s worth noting that this takes up a bit of extra space under your counter. Some models don’t come with a ducting kit to install them, so you may need to pick one up separately.

    Check when you need a professional

    Most hobs need hardwiring in, but some models do come with plugs. Check your connection before you choose, as a lot of homes don’t have a socket beneath the cabinet, so they’ll need to be installed by an electrician anyway.

    Upsize without the faff

    Most standard induction models are super thin, so they don’t take up cupboard space underneath. That means if you fancy getting a wider hob, you’ll only need to alter your worktop to fit it in.

    Gas on glass gives you style and function

    If you love cooking on gas but prefer the look of an electric hob, have a look at the gas-on-glass models. They’re sleek and easy to clean while keeping all the benefits of gas cooking.

    Induction hobs are great at saving energy

    Induction hobs are up to three times more efficient than gas models. That’s because they directly heat the base of the pan, so there’s no wasted energy.

    Gas models can be efficient too

    The most efficient gas hobs have a direct flame. They are up to 25% more efficient than a standard gas burner because the heat sits right below the pan, giving the heat less room to escape.

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