How to use an induction hob

How to use an induction hob

Induction hobs have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their energy efficiency and safety features. They use electromagnetic technology to heat pots and pans directly, rather than relying on heat transfer through a metal coil or gas flame. If you're new to induction hobs, it may seem daunting to learn how to use them. However, with a few simple steps, you'll be cooking on your induction hob and reaping the benefits in no time.

  1. Make sure you are using suitable cookware. Before using an induction hob, it’s important to make sure you have the right cookware. Induction hobs require cookware that is made of magnetic materials, like cast iron or stainless steel. Not sure if your current cookware will work? Simply use a magnet to test it out. If the magnet sticks to the bottom of your pan, you’re good to go. Once you've got the suitable cookware, it's time to turn on the hob.
  2. Turn on the hob. You'll find a power button on the control panel that needs to be pressed before you can select the temperature. The hob will display a ‘0’ icon on all cooking zone displays. Next, place your cookware on the hob and press the ‘+’ on the relevant cooking zone to begin cooking. The hob will detect the pan and heat it up quickly. You may hear a faint buzzing or humming sound, which is completely normal.
  3. Begin cooking. You're now ready to start cooking! When using an induction hob, it’s best to start with a lower temperature and gradually increase it as needed. Induction hobs heat quickly, so you'll be able to achieve precise temperature control in no time. If you need to adjust the temperature while cooking, you can do so by pressing the plus or minus buttons.
  4. Turn off the hob. When you're finished cooking, simply turn off the hob by pressing the power button. To turn off individual cooking zones, touch the ‘-’ symbol and drop the temperature value to ‘0’. The hob will stop heating the pan immediately but remember that the cookware may still be hot. To protect you and your family, an ‘H’ symbol will appear on the cooking zones after use to indicate that the area is still hot.

Using an induction hob is a straightforward process that requires only a few simple steps. By choosing the right cookware, turning on the hob, placing your pan on the hob, adjusting the temperature, and turning off the hob when you're done, you'll be able to cook with confidence and enjoy the benefits of this efficient and safe cooking technology.

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 cooking how-to guide.

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