I have used this product virtually every day since i acquired it around 7 months ago, and cannot recommend it highly enough. Best of all, i have noticed a significant lowering of my electricity bills as i have virtually stopped using my ceramic hob. My one concern about buying this product was a warning i read somewhere on the internet that the hob should be kept in stand-by mode and not turned off at the mains when not in use as this could damage it. I have always turned it off at the mains to avoid consuming stand-by energy, and it continues to work perfectly. If i had the space i would definitely add a second one.
Well, i was sending this back as like many users, it didn’t work and showed error 1 code. The description and instructions are misleading but you can’t just use any pan. If a magnet sticks to your pan then it will work and boy isn’t it goodi can’t believe how fast it boiled a pan of water in my new compatible pan, it was bubbling in minutes. After my poor review i gave, l say go out there and get this, it’s brilliant and £10 cheaper than argos.
I bought this because our cooker was going faulty and we could not afford a new one at the time. I always preferred to cook with gas until i bought this induction hob. It is incredible, just like using gas. I am so impressed that we are going to buy a full size induction cooker now as well. They are much easier to keep clean than gas hobs as well. We will still use this after we have bought our new cooker because it means two people can cook in different areas of the kitchen. The other great thing is the price. One of the best things i have bought for the kitchen.
Must be the most useful item i’ve bought from amazon. Great quality as its a good well known reliable make. Use the hob two or three times every day, so fast to boil or steam vegetables, and fine precision on all the settings. Delighted i bought this, certainly recommend it.
- Good, except for meat
- WOW!! Brilliant Hob
- So good I bought another!
Tefal IH201840 Everyday Induction Hob, Ceramic Coated Cooking Plate, Black
- Versatile high quality, portable ceramic hob with multi-cooking functions(User Manual- PDF can be found attached under Product Description)
- Black ceramic plate: durable, scratch-proof, heat-proof and easy to clean
- 2 hours integrated timer with LED display control panel
- 6 pre-set cooking functions (Manual, Heat Milk, Stew, Stir Fry, Deep Fry, Boil Water)
- 9 power levels: from 450W to 2100W
I already own a range cooker with an induction hob but hadn’t noticed there were no timing controls, which has been annoying as previous hobs ive owned were all capable of turning off after a set time. So i decided to buy this for slow cooking where you want to forget it for a few hours, and using a pressure cooker where a few minutes over time and missing an alarm can ruin your dinner. Not only do i have auto shut off but it seems it has modes that turn it off when it reaches boiling point. For such a low price it makes me wonder why the range manufacturer couldn’t have included the features on at least one ring of my expensive cooker. It’s also small enough to hide away easily when not needed.
It may sound dramatic but this thing changed my life. I live in a small apartment and was using a crappy ceramic stove by now. This small induction hub is just heaven compared to that, and even compared to a gas stove. You just press a button and in moments you have water boiling and oil sizzling. It gives you complete control over your cooking with an extremely fast response. It’s also very portable, very very easy to clean, and very aesthetic. There is only one (tiny) downside – the lowest setting is not that low and when cooking small quantities, it will keep the food in a low boil, and not just hot.
This worked well until i broke it, it seems a bit fiece compared with my old one (different make) starts on p3 but i have to turn it down to p1 if i’m not to burn things as there are nine power levels (1-9), i’ve never actually used above p5. Warning don’t let your frying pan slip and fall onto the top like i did, cos the top does tend to shatter. I’m sure thats not the fault of the device though so 5 stars because it cooked well (and fast).
This is an excellent little hob for boiling and frying. The only reason i’ve given it 4 stars is because it doesn’t go to a temperature as low as my 4 ring electric hob. Our 2 previous induction hobs had a keep warm function. This allowed sauces or casseroles to sit on heat for hours and infuse flavour. This one will boil stuff dry even at the lowest temperature if you don’t watch it constantly. Its good for the price though and will be great in my caravan.
This is my second induction hob. This is lovely and compact and easily can be put in a cupboard which is a bonus when you have a small kitchen. Impressed with speed and boils water quicker than my kettle. Good choice of automatic cooking and a manual option with great timer feature.
We used this hob when our kitchen was being remodelled and, in conjunction with a microwave and a small halogen oven we could cook most of what we wanted. The unit is good value for money, maybe not as sleek as others, but did the job admirably.
It heats up fast, it’s crazy discrete, easy to clean, packs away nicely. The only negative (and it’s a mild complaint) is it really needs a simmer setting, even on it’s lowest setting the hob is mildly too hot and i can’t get anything other than a slow boil. It’s very easy to use, robust, reliable and awesome; buy it.
First was so good i got another one and threw away the gas hob.
I love cooking on this because i feel like a dj, a food dj. Saving up for my second so i can mix it up a bit.
I bought this to use for deep frying as you can set a temperature for the oil and it reached it and goes no further – so it’s as safe as a deep fat fryer but with only a pan to clean afterwards the clean-up operation is far easier. It also means less oil used. I’ve never used electric for cooking before as i’ve always thought it to be uncontrollable but induction is in another world. It’s incredibly fast, very controllable (on a par if not better than gas), simplicity itself to clean. You can leave your utensils hanging over the edge of the pan without them getting so hot you can’t touch them. I could go on all day about the virtues of induction but i’ll resist. Suffice it to say that i was so impressed that i also bought a double induction hob from a different manufacturer which i am equally pleased with.
I’ve been using it for maybe 3 years and it still runs perfectly. The only complaint, which is quite a big complaint, is that this hob turns the “heat” off after a while. Let’s say you’re cooking meat, everything goes smoothly, but the hob just stops (i think it’s because it protects itself from overheating) and you can literally hear the stop of the sizzling meat sound. Despite a good pan (i’ve tried even a wok), the “gathered heat” of the pan is not enough to continue the cooking, so you have to wait until the hob decides to “put on the heat” again. I’ve tried various tricks to circumvent this problem – nothing helped so far. So be aware of this issue and forget wok cooking, where constant heat is almost a must. Soup cooking & water boiling work exceptionally. I actually thrown out my electric kettle and use this hob with a metal pot instead (for tea making).
Nice even heating pattern compared to two philips models that are more than twice the price. The tefal even has a manual on/off mode. Something most other models don’t have, but instead have programmed food types that adjust the cooking up and down as time elapses. I found others impossible to use. I’ve had these tefals a week (i bought 2) and i’m really happy with them, they deserve a bonus star for being fantastic and affordable.
I are living in a flat with a tiny kitchen area, when not in use i can place it away —so great— definitely pleased the two with the shipping and product or service. It cooks to a pretty superior temperature. The other issue i like about it is that when a pan that is not suitable is put on – it goes to e3 – so you know it will not heat up with that pan. This one particular is a solitary plate but i concur with every person. If you need to have this then look no further more it really is what you need to have. I prepare dinner with a tension cooker, fry, boil nicely you know. I am making an attempt to explain how economical it is. Absolutely suggest this product or service.
We bought this simply because we’re in the arranging stages of a new kitchen soon after now ripping out the previous just one, and we are attempting to make a decision whether or not to get a gasoline or induction array when we rebuild. Following working with this for a month, we are still undecided, for the reason that we now will not know if the issues we really don’t like about it are consistent with all induction hobs, or if a greater-priced 1 would give us more adaptability/regulate in its heating. For the selling price, this is a excellent introduction to induction careers. It heats as rapidly as the promises, which is astounding. Having said that, i have to concur with some of the other reviews that the lowest guide heat location is not lower ample. It appears to be this product performs in a really binary style. The magnets are possibly ‘on’ or ‘off’, and temperature/degrees are determined by intermittently turning the magnets on and off. For the lessen settings, the frequency of the on/off switching is slower. But that usually means when it is really on, it truly is on, furnishing instantaneous whole warmth for a 2nd, adopted by unpowered resting. This success in the contents of your pot boiling tricky for a second, then stopping, in intervals.
I acquired a different make of hob but you could not command the warmth both also hot or way too reduced. I have in actuality procured a further 1 of these hobs and comprehensively suggest these tefal hobs.
Bought this to use in eire prior to getting another for use in portugal. The selectable electricity ranking would make it suited for my off grid program in principle. A wonderful on the lookout and well developed piece of kit. When i have verified it is compatibility on my excellent inverter i will update my publish.
Such an magnificent device for cooking with, this induction hob is extremely portable and simple to use. I would very propose this to any person on the lookout for a great option to applying gasoline. It will heat up your induction pots and pans very quickly, provided you have previously acquired some.
This is a genuinely fantastic induction hob, very uncomplicated to use, seems elegant, the computerized settings are incredibly useful.