To pass from the gas cooker to the induction hob has multiple advantages in terms of safety and energy saving, allowing better cooking of food. All this is united then it has an aesthetic elegance of design interesting, which is suitable for all types of cuisine.
The induction hob does not work on gas but using electricity and is activated only by coming into contact with suitable pots and pans. It is covered in glass ceramic, usually black, and heats the supports exploiting the energy of the magnetic field.
From the gas cooker to the induction hob: why change
More and more people are directed towards this type of hob, not only with regard to new kitchens, but also existing ones, converting to this system.
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The advantages are many: in addition to being easier to clean, allows one greater security since there are no open flames and the area always remains cold because it is only the pan that heats up and not the top. And again, the heat loss is minimal, allowing a higher yield (around 90% against 50% of gas) and uniform cooking of food. Finally, the design is much more attractive and contemporary.
Tips for changing the hob
If you also want to switch from a gas cooker to an induction hob, here are some valuable tips from the experts for a smooth and above all economical conversion.
To switch to the induction hob is It is absolutely necessary to contact a professional, since the steps to be followed are many and extremely delicate. First of all, the gas tap and an adequate electrical system must be closed, which must be connected to the new hob. All operations must be carried out with the electricity of the house turned off in order to avoid shocks and short circuits
Secondly, the hob will obviously have to be replaced: the ideal is to choose it dimensions as similar as possible to the existing one, so you don’t have to cut or modify the kitchen top. It must also be taken into account that induction hobs are slightly deeper by about 5 cm than the classic gas ones: you need to check first if there is suitable space.
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Check the suitability of the electrical system
A modification is not always necessary, but you must always check that one does not need to be made variation in the power of the meter. It depends a lot on the modernity of the system and on the induction hob model that has been chosen, which can have a power between 3 and 5 kW, generally leading to an increase in electricity costs around 20%.
It is also necessary to keep in mind how much they consume, so as to know how many fires can be lit at the same time: these are all factors to consider before installation.
Adjust the park pots and pans
In order to create the electromagnetic field that will allow everything to work, it is obviously necessary to use ferrous pots and pans. Instruments made of other materials, such as aluminum for example, are not compatible: this is an aspect to consider, since it is necessary to check if they already have suitable ones or if they need to be purchased new ones, both specific, or with solenoid symbol, or less. A change that may not be all in all too expensive, but one that will surely result in better cooking and energy saving.