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Cooking on induction hob - how is it?

Peg | May 4, 200904:43 AM     12

Due to a screw-up by my kitchen maker (who has gone bust and someone else is finishing the work, long painful story) - my plan for a gas hob has been scuppered, and as far as I can determine I must now have an induction hob instead (due to close proximity of a wall).

I have never cooked in anger on an induction hob - what do I need to know? Does it use a lot of power and cost a fortune to run? Will I need lots of new cookware? Is it easy to clean? Will I be able control the temperature sufficiently at a low heat? (as per a very low gas flame). Can I use a griddle on it? Can I even cook directly on it (pancakes etc)?

Should I demolish the wall and start the kitchen again? (the answer to that is NO!!).

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