Induction cooking is safe, fast and efficient and it is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to cook.
Many cast-iron and conventional AGA range cookers now feature an optional state-of-the-art induction hob for optimal cooking flexibility.
The state-of-the-art induction hob available on AGA cookers offers a host of innovative features, which help to create a precise and highly controllable experience, ideal for those who love to cook.
In addition, induction hobs are easy to clean and maintain with easy-wipe surfaces to remove any spills with minimum effort.
Induction hobs use electric currents guided by magnetic induction to directly heat independent cooking zones. This means that only the area of the hob in contact with the cooking vessel becomes heated, whilst the remainder of the surface stays cool and safe to touch, especially useful if there are children in the house.
This is why induction cooking is so efficient, as only the surface required is heated, helping to reduce energy.
The AGA induction hobs feature an innovative pan detection function, which will recognise when a pot or pan is placed on any of the cooking zones, and will automatically switch off once the pan is removed from the surface.
For enhanced safety, a child lock feature can be activated on AGA induction hobs.
The two-zone AGA induction hob offers an innovative bridging feature, which enables two or more cooking zones to be used bridged together, creating one large surface area. This is ideal for griddles, large pans or fish kettles.
All AGA induction hobs also feature boil dry detection, which recognises when the temperature of a pan rises rapidly, something usually associated with a pan 'boiling dry', and will automatically reduce the power and heat output of the cooking zone, maintaining a lower, safer temperature until the pan is removed.
To provide extra heat when you're in a hurry, the AGA induction hob offers an excellent power boost function, which gives maximum power to the cooking zone for up to ten minutes.
Induction cooking is ideal for low-temperature and slow cooking, thanks to the specialist temperature settings.
The three low temperature settings can be used to maintain a low temperature for up to two hours, ideal for defrosting, warming, simmering and stewing food.
The low temperature settings are:
44oC - ideal for melting butter or chocolate
70oC - perfect for keeping food to temperature when cooked
94oC - which is optimal simmering temperature
<< See how you can use the low temperature settings on the AGA induction hob in this helpful video.
Induction cooking requires induction friendly cookware, as certain materials do not work with the magnetic field of the induction hob.
You can easily find out if your pots and pans are suitable for induction cooking by placing a magnet close to the base, if the magnet is attracted to the base then the pan can be used on the induction hob.
AGA Cookshop offer a great range of induction suitable pans, including stainless steel pans, casseroles and lightweight cast aluminium.