I really wanted a gas hob but it was not possible for us to get one due to our gas pipe going into the boiler being too small so it was just much easier to get an induction hob, I had tried induction hobs at friends and family and I was never impressed until now! I have had this hob for about 3 months now and it is so fantastic so quick to heat up and to cool down even more precise than gas!! there are cheaper options out there but I really wanted something better than what I tried in the past and this is fantastic I cannot fault it, it's so great to be able to combine the hobs for bigger sauce pans and I can have as many of the hobs I want on max the performance is still great which I believe can be an issue with some induction hobs