How to operate an Induction Hob

Many of our kitchens are fitted with induction hobs. If you are unsure about yours you can double check with the reception team. As well as saving time when cooking, these have safety benefits. They can be a little tricky to use at first if you never have done before. So we’ve put together this step-by-step guide to help.
Firstly, it is 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.
  1. Switch the hob unit on at the wall (this may require also pressing a boost switch).
  2. Place your induction pan on the hob you wish to use.
  3. Hold finger down on the power switch located on the appliance.
  4. You can start cooking by selecting the sensor which relates to the hob 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 on the power button again to turn the appliance off.
  Please note, without an induction pan on the hob no heat will be produced.
  • 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.
  • 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.