What is an induction hob ⁠— the science behind them and how they work

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Exactly what is an induction hob and what could one offer you? In the ever-evolving world of kitchen appliances, this is one product that really has made life so much easier for many people, for lots of reasons.

Whether you are at the kitchen design phase of your project or are simply in the market for a new cooker or standalone hob, we are here to explain everything you need to know about induction hobs, including their benefits and downsides, how much they cost and how easy they are to use. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.