I bought this hob as my first integrated induction hob after having my kitchen refitted. As a temporary measure I was using 2 super cheap portable induction plug in hobs, so was expecting this to be above the performance of those. It doesn't seem to heat particularly quickly in comparison to my plug in ones, and after cooking with my griddle pan the unit temporarily shut down (protective overheating measure) however it was not an issue I had with the portable cheap hobs. Had I known the performance of this hob I probably would have just saved myself a lot of money and gone with a cheaper one, seeing as the performance is not higher. It looks nice, but then so do many much cheaper ones. The fan i found to be loud as well, certainly louder than I would expect considering it wasn't powerful enough to prevent it overheating