Ideal Home Show 2010 AEG Electrolux Maxisense induction hob
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Induction hobs at the Ideal Home Show
This Maxisense induction hob from AEG Electrolux is one of the products on display at this year's Ideal Home Show. Check out how induction hobs work in our video guide:
According to AEG Electrolux, this induction hob does away with traditional hob cooking 'zones', meaning you can place different-sized induction pans almost anywhere on the hob.
Induction hobs only heat the pan, which means you can touch the adjacent surface without burning yourself. Rather than the cooking surface heating up, a magnetic field is created between the pan and an element underneath the glass top.
Induction hobs tend to be a quicker and more energy efficient way of heating your food - but the new technology comes at a price. This AEG Electrolux model is on sale for £870.
Which? tests induction hobs
We're planning to test out a range of hobs, including some induction models, later this year - and we'll be publishing the results online. In the meantime, consult our free-to-access guide to buying the best hob and our extensive reviews of freestanding cookers, built-in ovens, range cookers and more kitchen appliances.
We'll be bringing you more news and products from the Ideal Home Show 2010, which takes place between 20 March and 5 April.