When it comes to quality cooking performance, some people will tell you that the gas hob simply can’t be beaten. But does this still apply since the introduction of the induction hob? It is bound to cause a stir in the kitchen.

Up until recently, there have been only two types of cooker hobs available in the market, that being either electric or gas. Most experts will tell you that the gas hob is superior for cooking in responsiveness and rapid heat up while Ceramic hobs are easy to clean and look pretty with their sleek appearance. So we are faced with a choice between ceramic which is as strong for cooking but aesthetically ideal or the gas hob which is quite the opposite, being quick to heat up while also offering fast and precise control over the flame but harder to clean.

But now there’s a third choice…

Induction hobs are one of the more recent advancements in the cooking industry and offer a real alternative to gas cooking. They essentially combine style with performance, offering the best of both worlds.

With induction hobs, heat is generated directly in the pan with the use of induction coils. Induction hobs are fast and responsive and can still slightly keep unwanted heat through the cast iron supports.

The induction hob also boasts a contemporary design, which will appeal to kitchens featuring a minimalist design. With LED displays and touch controls, they can actually deliver a high quality performance.

Finally, the induction hob is offers advanced new features to enhance its overall performance. One of the latest new applications to appear in some Samsung models is the AnyDish Zone, which lets you place your pan, big or small, and controls the zone as a bridged zone or as separate zones. Also new is the Keep Warm function which brings the temp up to 60 degrees then simmers along, ideal for making stocks, stews or curries, which is just another way induction hobs are raising standards in the kitchen.