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Old 10-29-2011, 01:40 PM   #11
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Hi! Sorry I didn't realise that this was a forum mainly used by Americans! A hob is usually the top part of the stove/oven where you use pots and pans to cook things. I own the place so can't get anyone to look at it unless I pay them which I think I'll do now. Thanks for all your answers! I thought I was going mad...haha :))

if your hob hasn't been heating properly after a new installation, whoever hooked you up should be responsible to make it work right, no? you shouldn't have to pay. at least that's how it would be done here in the u.s. one day this will be a funny story that you tell to friends and have a good laugh over....
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Old 10-30-2011, 12:43 PM   #12
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Other than labels, some other tip-offs that it's an induction cooker would be:

Tefal is aluminum (Tefal=Teflon+Aluminum). The induction effect requires ferromagnetic cookware, which means steel.

Induction units have a small internal cooking fan. Inside the induction "burner" is a large coil. The works that generate the coil field generates internal heat, and you can likely hear the fan, if you listen closely.

And, of course, the "burner" won't get hot. Only the surface of the steel pot will heat up, and it should heat very efficiently, more efficiently than conventional radiant burners.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:01 AM   #13
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Hi! Sorry I didn't realise that this was a forum mainly used by Americans! A hob is usually the top part of the stove/oven where you use pots and pans to cook things. I own the place so can't get anyone to look at it unless I pay them which I think I'll do now. Thanks for all your answers! I thought I was going mad...haha :))

If it isn't an induction cooktop, then there is clearly something wrong with it. I have a Samsung glasstop range (this is our second glasstop) and it has no trouble getting hot. At our second home in the Bahamas, I'm learning to cook with LP gas, and that's a new experience for me.
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:18 PM   #14
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Try using a cast iron or carbon steel pan.
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