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Customer Reviews — Bosch Serie 4 59cm Induction Hob - Black

Customer Reviews — Bosch Serie 4 59cm Induction Hob - Black

Bosch Serie 4 PWP631BF1B 59cm Induction Hob - Black
  • 4 Induction zones, for safe responsive cooking
  • Hob heats your pans and not the surface to save energy
  • Indicator shows when the hob is still hot
  • Boost power when you need an intense blast of heat
  • Dimensions (cm) - H5.1 x W59.2 x D52.2 - Learn more
4.6 / 5

underpowered plus boost works only if other rings off

This is the third induction hob I've had and this doesn't perform as efficiently by quite a long way. 1) control of the heat of the hob is very slow, eg if you have a pan about boil over the count down via the controller is frustratingly slow, 9 wait wait, 9. wait wait, 8 wait wait 8. wait wait so that you have to lift the pan from the hob like a traditional electric ring. 2) even at setting 9 it takes much longer to heat up than expected e.g. I would usually boil water for cooking on the hob as quicker than kettle but have had to revert to using the kettle. Previous hobs would boil, and reboil after adding veg etc within seconds. this takes several minutes 3) Boost is a joke as to use the Boost you have to turn off all the other rings, which given the controller is so slow takes several minutes rather than a quick press of a button. This is unacceptable. 4) the heat isn't applied over the whole surface of the base of the pan e.g I used my oven tray to make gravy on the combi area. Previous hobs would heat over the whole of the base area, this heated in two circles where the rings were. 5) I've now made several of my 'standard' meals using this and meals I could prepare in 30mins now take 45mins or longer. 6) the beeps, it beeps constantly every time you press anything. Slowly driving me mad. CONCLUSION;- I bought this as has had excellent reviews and previous Bosch products have been good. So, I don't know if I've just got a Friday afternoon one or other reviewers didn't have much experience of induction hobs and therefore didn't have high expectations but this is a disappointing product. Rereading my review I'm aware it sounds a picky but if you're buying and paying for an induction hob you want that functionality and my conclusion is that if this didn't have induction written all over it I would assume, from it's performance, that it was a ceramic hob

Wash times

Short was times

Good quality

This is my first induction hob and I am learning how to use it. It seems to be efficient, but I have caught a couple of pans as the boost function is a high temperature. It is easy to clean and maintain.

First induction hob

This is my first induction hob and I’m very pleased with its performance and style.

Lovely product but tempremental controls

We changed from Gas to induction and found the control on the induction was almost as good as gas. However you only have to splash the controls area with water from say a lid you have lifted off a saucepan and it sends the controls haywire until you wipe the water off. Not so good when you want to quickly turn down the pan to stop it boiling over. Apart from this issue we love the hob.

Great purchase

Coming from a gas hob, but having used standard electrics before too, I couldn’t believe how much this really is the best of both worlds. Fast heat and soo easy to clean. Love it.

Promising start

So far so good; very smart looking product from Bosch; easy to install; just getting to grips with induction versus gas cooking!

Super easy

Really easy to instal. It looks great and works well. What's not to love?