Customer Reviews — AEG 59cm Induction Hob - Black

Customer Reviews — AEG 59cm Induction Hob - Black

AEG IKE64441FB 59cm Induction Hob - Black
£489
  • 4 induction zones, for safe responsive cooking
  • Detects the pan size to provide the perfect heat level
  • Quickly heats the hob to its highest temperature
  • Hob communicates with your hood for optimum extraction
  • Dimensions (cm) - H4.4 x W59 x D52
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Economical yet powerful

5/5
New kitchen, new hob. This replaced an older model from a competitor. The technology has improved. It draws slightly less power but heats pans noticeably quicker, especially on boost. Touch controls work every time (which did not on previous hobs) and cooling fans are unobtrusive. Very pleased.
Anthony

On the ball

5/5
Hob arrived as expected with a courtesy call a few minutes before by a very polite delivery person. Hob looks great, can't wait to fit it in our new kitchen
Peejwee

Cooking transformed

5/5
We have no mains gas where we live so are limited to electric hobs. The old hob we had was hopeless but a work colleague recommended an induction hob and after a fair bit of research we settled on this AEG unit. We have been amazed at how quickly a pan of water will come to the boil, how good the control is and the ease of cleaning compared to the old hob. Yes we had to buy some new pans as not all our old ones would work with induction. However the investment has been money well spent. There is a very slight hum when applying the power boost function but with the extraction fan running we don't notice it. Installation was also a doddle, I am pretty competent at working with electrics so it was easy for me. However if you had to pay for an electrician to fit one I cannot imagine the cost being too high. Definitely recommended and cooking on the hob now is much more of a pleasure.
Andrew

Brilliant

5/5
I love this hob, looks good easy to use I am so pleased I chose this hob.
Angela Damp

Good but not great

3/5
I have moved over to this hob from a ceramic cooker and have already used a small single ring induction cooker which I was impressed with so in writing this review I keep comparing this hob with my previous ones. I'll start with the positives: it looks great, it's quiet even when the internal fan is on, it has separate heat controls for each ring, it has adjustable heat surface which was the main selling point for me and it boils water very fast on boost setting. The negatives: there is a massive power drop from boost to the next setting (14) and then the other smaller heat settings become completely useless. I don't understand why they put 14 different levels when there's only a tiny difference between them. My small induction cooker decreases the heat in 10% increments so I feel fully in control of the heat setting, with the AEG they might as well just had 4 settings 25, 50, 75 and 100%. Also the glass surface is very slippery so the pots keep moving and as there are no rings to mark the edge of the hearing area you have no idea where to place the pot and have to keep lifting off to see where to put it back. Does it work? Yes Am I impressed? No Would I recommend this specific model to my friends? No Would I recommend induction? Yes -it is the future but AEG need to improve on this model.
Adrian

Fantastic hob

5/5
This hob is my new favourite thing in the kitchen. It cools down quickly and only heats the pan, so I no longer burn things onto the surface of the hob. Plus I can wipe it clean straight away after dinner. Power boil works faster than my kettle and the bridge function is great! I was worried that the temperature might not be easy to change quickly but it is very flexible and changes almost as easily as a gas hob. The controls are also incredibly easy to use.
Daniel

Speed demon!

5/5
Have had this for about 1 week now and it's doing a phenomenal job of replacing a ceramic hob. We would prefer a gas hob, but the costs of installing a new gas line behind our kitchen units was going to be pretty high. Pros: + You're never heating up the glass top, so burn-on stains are almost non-existent (unlike a ceramic hob). + Individual slider controls for each heating element is great (no messing around with button pressing). + Left heating elements actually have a pretty large heating area. This is larger than the other AEG induction model that has the twin bridging elements. + "P" mode, or power heating mode heats up a small saucepan of water from cold to hot in about 100 seconds. Cons: - When you heat something on "P", the hob emits a high pitched whine that may sound a bit weird. - When you heat something on "P", the power draw is quite high and you can see other appliances/lights dim for half a second. - I'm still not convinced that touch controls are the best kind of controls in a kitchen environment. How often do you have slightly damp hands when cooking? Me, always. This means touch controls are a bit fussy with the wetness. - Wasn't used to how fast the induction heated up our wok. This is great for flash frying, but I almost set off our smoke alarm with the smoke it generated. All in all, a great unit for the price and features offered.
levitron

Love this

5/5
Really happy with this hob. Needed to replace a fairly sub standard ceramic hob and after much research settled on this one. Love the P setting which will bring a pan to the boil within 30 seconds. Being able to join two heating areas with the bridge function will be very useful and looking forward to being able to use a griddle pan. The slide control is brilliant, the hob reacts instantly so boiling over is a thing of the past. Really quick and easy to install, looks smart and so easy to clean. Can’t think of anything negative to say, love it!
JF Somerset