During my one month confinement period after giving birth to Ewan (this is a normal practice for Chinese cultures to protect the newborn baby and mother after birth), my mother was with us helping out and pampering me. Part of mummy’s pampering regimen includes making special soup and highly nutritious food which involved a lot of boiling, double boiling, simmering, slow cooking stews and steaming.
Hubs being the electrical engineer he is, started to think of a more efficient way, after all every little helps. It wasn’t long until he stumble upon and became a true follower of using induction hobs.
An induction hob has some serious advantages over gas and electric hobs.
So what is an induction hob and how does it work?
Induction hobs work by creating an electromagnetic field which doesn’t heat the hob itself but transfers the energy to your pan.
This means temperature increase on your cooking pan is instantaneous and cooking is far quicker.
On top of that an induction hob is an energy saver, making use of 84% of the energy produced compared with the 40% used by gas according to wiki.
The hob isn’t directly heated so it doesn’t get hot enough to burn and cools down very quickly the lack of a gas source means there’s no chance of a leak.
The last two safety features are very handy if you’ve got kids at home like us!