Induction: cutting-edge technology, safe and energy-saving
If you go for an induction hob, you will be using the most cutting-edge form of heating. And there are plenty of good reasons to do so:
- Quick: Induction technology is based on an electromagnetic alternating field that directly transfers energy to the bottom of the pan, where the energy is converted to heat. Thanks to its fast response, your ingredients and dishes will be ready in record time.
- Energy-efficient: 1 litre of water is brought to a boil in about 2 minutes (depending on the cookware selected) – saving you up to 30 % energy in comparison to conventional hobs. The hob also switches off automatically when you remove the pan.
- Safe and easy to clean: because heat is generated only on the bottom of the pan, the glass around the cooking zone stays more or less cold. This stops anything from burning onto the surface, meaning a quick wipe with a damp cloth is all it takes to keep it clean.
- Flexible: Hobs with MaxiFlex shine thanks to their intelligent technology. With the latest induction hobs, you can use pots and pans of all shapes and sizes on any of the cooking zones. The system detects the size of the pan and automatically adjusts the cooking zone accordingly. You can therefore maintain flexibility and decide which size pot you place on which zone.
From fixed zones to maximum flexibility
Standard induction: fixed cooking zones
On classic hobs, the induction coil indicates the position on the cooking zone. The round cooking zones can adjust to the size of the pan up to their maximum diameter. The standard induction hobs are robust, offer good heat distribution and are easy to use.
MaxiFlex: partial flexibility with manual bridging function
Induction hobs with MaxiFlex offer a little more flexibility. The round cooking zones adjust to the size of the pan up to their maximum diameter. Two coils can each be connected vertically by hand to form a bridge.
ZoneFlex: exceptional flexibility with a smart bridging function
The ZoneFlex induction technology offers an unprecedented level of cooking flexibility. Each cooking zone is equipped with four ZoneFlex induction coils, which automatically detect the pan size and position and connect to form a bridge without the need for manual intervention. The cooking zone can thus be used as one large area
for a roasting pan or more conventionally with two saucepans. Pans can then be moved as required within a cooking zone without losing the pre-set power level.
FullFlex: maximum flexibility in terms of size and position
Anyone who wants even more flexibility should opt for the FullFlex induction hob. Here, no cooking zones are defined. Thanks to its 48 state-of-the-art inductors, the hob is able to detect the position and size of the cookware used automatically. As a result, up to six pans can be placed wherever you want on the panel. Thanks to the memory function, pans can be moved without losing the settings. The new FullFlex induction hobs boast touch control via a full-colour graphic display.