How to use an induction hob

Induction hob Cooking Safety Student life University

Many of our kitchens are fitted with induction hobs. As well as saving time when cooking, these have safety benefits, but they can be a little tricky to use if you have never done so before.

We’ve put together this step-by-step guide to help.
Firstly, it's important to note that you will need specific pots and pans for the induction hob to work. These are often made from iron or a magnetic grade of stainless steel. If a magnet sticks to the bottom of the pan then it will work.

We would recommend double-checking the specification when buying the pans to confirm they work on an induction hob. You can also check for the induction pan symbol.


Using your induction hob

  1. Switch the hob unit on at the wall (this may also require pressing a boost switch).
  2. Place your induction pan on the hob ring you wish to use.
  3. Hold your finger down on the power switch located on the appliance.
  4. Start cooking by selecting the sensor which relates to the ring you wish to use.
  5. Adjust the heat by pressing the + and – sensors.
  6. Once you have finished using the hob press and hold down the power button again to turn the appliance off.

Please note, without an induction pan on the hob no heat will be produced.


Please remember

  • Do not leave the appliance unattended when it is on
  • Do not use the appliance as a work or storage surface
  • Ensure the cookware that you are using is stable to prevent it from tipping over and causing an accident
  • Ensure there are no flammable liquids and materials on or kept near the appliance
  • Set the cooking zones to ‘0’ (off) when not in use


When cleaning

  • Clean the appliance with a damp cloth and some detergent
  • Sharp objects and abrasive cleaning agents will damage the appliance
  • For your safety do not clean with steam blasters or high-pressure cleaners


And if you're still unsure, just ask one of our team for help.


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