How do induction hobs work?

How do induction hobs work

An induction hob works similarly to an electric hob, but it has coils beneath its surface that induce electrical current to generate heat in the pan or metal objects. By only heating the surface of the pan, induction hobs use less power and energy than other types of electric hobs.

When a pan is removed from a cooking zone, the induction current breaks and heat begins to reduce straight away. Because only the surface area of your pan is heated on an induction hob, the rest of the cooking zone remains cool, helping protect you and your family from burns. When using an induction hob, ferrous, magnetic metal pans are required. Without a magnetic material, heat will not be able to transfer from the hob to the pan effectively.

What are the benefits of an induction hob?


The benefits of an induction hob are plentiful. Firstly, cleaning an induction hob is incredibly easy and straight-forward. Because only the surface area of your pan is heated on this type of built-in hob, it is unlikely that food will be burnt onto the surface. When cleaning an induction hob, simply use a damp cloth after each use and wipe to reveal sparkling results. For more information, please read our dedicated FAQ that explains how to clean your induction hob.

Versatility and Style

As it is an electric hob, an induction hob can be placed on most work surfaces where there is an electric power source. Thanks to their sleek and modern design, induction hobs are sure to add a stylish touch to your kitchen, blending in seamlessly with your other kitchen appliances. For more information regarding the various technologies available on our induction hobs, please read our detailed hob buying guide.

Utility Bills

Induction hobs are perfect for those who are looking for a quality appliance that works to save you money on your utility bills. For more information, please explore our full range of induction hobs.

Need Product Support?

If you have any questions about your Beko induction hob, we are here to help. For more information, including detailed video guides, explore our dedicated hob how-to guide. If you are experiencing issues with your induction hob, please contact Beko's Customer Service at 0333 207 9710 for assistance. Our expert support team will be more than happy to assist and organise technical assistance for you.

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