New induction hob designed for speedy cookingBeko induction hob 'eliminates dinner time hassle'

26 April 2010

Beko HII64401T induction hob

Beko is promising quick, energy-efficient and stylish cooking with the launch of its new induction hob, for a 'competitive' £399.

The HII64401T induction hob is, according to the company, 'especially designed for speed to fit with busy modern living'.

The 60cm black induction hob has four cooking zones with nine possible cooking levels, and comes with touch controls, an 'easy-to-clean frameless ceramic surface' and child locks to stop young children turning the hob on.

Find out more about how induction hobs work in our guide to buying the best hob, which includes a video of an AEG-Electrolux induction hob in action.

Induction hobs

In induction cooking, a magnetic field is created between the pan and an element underneath the glass top, directly heating the pan. Because the heat is transferred directly to the pan rather than the whole cooking surface, induction hobs tend to be quicker and cheaper to run than other hobs - and you can even touch the hob surface without burning yourself.

We've recently tried out several induction hobs in our test lab - look out for the full review results later this week to find out which hobs we recommend as Which? Best Buys, including one induction hob model for under £399. We've also reviewed freestanding cookers, built-in ovens and range cookers.

Choosing a hob

Which? hobs expert Matt Stevens says: 'Speed matters to consumers and induction cooking can certainly cut down cooking times. The new Beko HII64401T looks like it has all of the standard features that you should look for when buying a hob and at £399 it comes at a competitive price for an induction hob.'

The Beko HII64401T induction hob is available now from independent stockists from £399.

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