11 best induction hobs and hobs according to customer reviews

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Induction hobs and hobs are a special kind of kitchen appliances for cooking. And this feature lies in the principle of operation of such devices. Its essence lies in the heating of metal containers by induced eddy currents created by a high-frequency magnetic field. The advantages of induction cookers are the highest efficiency (about 90% versus 60-70% for conventional electric cookers), the rapid achievement of the required temperature by the dishes, precise temperature retention, safety, etc. Experts have prepared for you a list of the best induction cookers and hobs from different manufacturers in terms of price and quality ratio.

Which company is better to choose an induction hob

To begin with, let us recall what the manufacturers of the boards included in the rating are, their origin and the place of production.

  1. Hansa is a Russian trade mark stylized as a German one. It produces household appliances, which are quite good in quality and functionality. Hansa induction panels are manufactured in Poland at the factories of the Amica Wronki S.A. concern.

  2. Zanussi is an Italian old-timer in the home appliance market with a century of history. It is famous for its decent quality and service. Products are manufactured in many countries, and those two models that appear in the ranking are assembled in Romania.

  3. LG is a well-known South Korean brand of electronics and household appliances. The product of the merger of Lucky and Goldstar, the first letters of which formed the abbreviation LG. The induction cooker, which got into the rating, is manufactured in Turkey.

  4. Bosch is a German brand that needs no introduction. Let's just clarify that Bosch's own factories operate in a number of countries. Most of the induction hobs are assembled in Spain.

  5. Vestfrost is a Danish brand that was completely bought out by the Turkish company Vestel in the early 2000s. All product lines are manufactured by Vestel plant in Manisa, Turkey.

  6. Siemens is another well-known German brand with a deep history of successful market presence. Induction cookers are manufactured at Siemens' own plant in Spain.

  7. Zigmund & Shtain is a young company registered in Desseldorf, Germany. This is a typical OEM that uses other companies' facilities on a contract basis to manufacture their products. Accordingly, Zigmund & Shtain equipment is assembled anywhere – in Italy, France, China and other countries. The real origin of the brand is not known for certain, but the quality of the products is decent in most parameters.

  8. Gorenje is a well-known brand of the Slovenian engineering company of the same name. Small and large household appliances Gorenje are manufactured in different countries, including at their own factories in Slovenia itself.

  9. MAUNFELD is an 'encrypted' brand with British registration and Russian roots. The owner of the brand in the Russian Federation is a certain LLC 'VADAN Ltd'. The equipment is produced under OEM contracts in a number of countries, but mostly in China.

Rating of the best induction hobs and hobs

nomination a place Name of product price
The best inexpensive induction hobs 1 Hansa BHI68300 14 130 RUB.
2 Zanussi ZEI 5680 FB 17 880 RUB.
3 MAUNFELD EVI 594-BK 17 900 RUB.
The best induction panels in terms of price-quality ratio 1 LG KVN6403AF 20 500 RUB.
2 Hansa BHI68608 20 150 RUB.
3 Bosch PIN675N27E 56 000 RUB.
4 Vestfrost VFIND60HH 26 100 RUB.
5 Siemens EH675MV17E
6 Zigmund & Shtain CIS 189.60 WX 35 200 RUB.
The best induction cookers 1 Hansa FCIW53800 33300 RUB.
2 Gorenje EI 637 E21XK2 RUB 41580

The best inexpensive induction hobs

First of all, we will consider the most affordable options from among the most efficient. According to our experts, Hansa BHI68300, Zanussi ZEI 5680 FB and MAUNFELD EVI 594-BK are acceptable in this category. They all share the following common characteristics:

  1. independent installation;

  2. glass-ceramic surface;

  3. 4 induction cooking zones;

  4. the location of the panel is in front;

  5. touch control;

  6. control type – push-button, slider;

  7. panel lock button;

  8. residual heat indicator;

  9. protective shutdown;

  10. recognition of the presence of dishes;

  11. black panel color.

Hansa BHI68300

Rating: 4.7

Hansa BHI68300

The independent induction hob of the Russian trade mark Hansa BHI68300 is produced in Poland. Its dimensions are 4.8×57.6×51.8 cm, and its weight is 10.5 kg. Supplied without edging.

The maximum power consumption of the cooker is 7 kW. In this range, 9 power levels are realized. From the 1st to the 5th power, heating occurs at intervals, and from the 6th to 9th – smoothly. The timer can be set for each cooking zone separately. The diameters of the burners: left front and right back – 16 cm each, right front – 18 cm, and left rear – 21 cm.

There is a negative reaction to the wave-like heating of the first five power modes and a loudly clicking relay at the same time. Observant users have noticed that this problem only occurs when using cheap thin-walled cookware.

Also noted regrets about the shared timer. In fact, the timer in this model is separate, and in other cases, it was found simply in the inability to configure it correctly.

Advantages

  • separate timer;

  • affordable price.

disadvantages

  • annoying and loud clicks of the relay.

Zanussi ZEI 5680 FB

Rating: 4.6

Zanussi ZEI 5680 FB

The induction hob of the Italian brand Zanussi ZEI 5680 FB is produced in Romania. Its dimensions are 59×52 cm, when recessed, a niche should be provided with dimensions 56×49 cm.The maximum power consumption is 6.6 kW, the number of power adjustment steps is 9.

In terms of functionality, this model is slightly more interesting than the previous one due to the presence of a double-circuit burner. This refers to the left front cooking zone with a diameter of 21 cm and a power of 2.3 / 2.8 kW. The parameters of the other three burners: left rear and right front 14.5 cm in diameter, right rear – 18 cm.

There are some difficulties and inconveniences with this model. It does not come with a plug and requires a qualified electrician to connect it correctly. It is qualified, since the hob can work from a single-phase or three-phase network.

When connecting an electrician, it is strictly recommended to first study the instructions, since there are only two power supplies in the stove, and if the connection is incorrect, the simultaneous use of more than two burners will either be impossible or they will not work correctly.

The cooking zone timer is not provided for this model.

Advantages

  • there is a double-circuit burner;

disadvantages

  • only 2 power supplies;

  • no cooking zone timer;

  • modal interface;

  • do not connect without an electrician;

MAUNFELD EVI 594-BK

Rating: 4.5

MAUNFELD EVI 594-BK

MAUNFELD induction hobs model EVI 594-BK are made in China. Surface dimensions – 59×52 cm. Maximum power consumption – 7 kW.

This model provides 9 power adjustment modes, a cooking timer, a minute timer, a dish diameter detector, blocking of all elements in case of a wet surface, automatic shutdown.

Two of the four cooking zones support Booster technology, which implies the inclusion of increased power. That is, two burners with a power of 2 kW each (2.6 kW each in booster mode) and two – 1.5 kW each.

The model has all the typical advantages of induction hobs: quick heating of containers, ease of maintenance, energy-saving properties compared to heating elements, etc. Also, users highly appreciate the ability to set the timer separately for each hotplate.

But against the background of these advantages, there is a noticeable percentage of complaints about the failure of the stove and repeated breakdowns after the warranty repair.

Advantages

  • 2 Booster burners;

  • timer for each hotplate.

disadvantages

  • there are complaints about a quick failure.

The best induction panels in terms of price-quality ratio

Now we will describe a number of models of induction hobs, which our experts considered the best in terms of cost, functionality, quality and reliability. It was decided to single out one model from the assortment of each popular brand. For all of them, the common characteristics are as follows:

  1. hob material – glass ceramics;

  2. four induction burners;

  3. front panel arrangement;

  4. touch switches;

  5. protective shutdown;

  6. residual heat indicator;

  7. panel lock button;

  8. cooking zone timer (except for Zanussi ZEI 5680 FB);

  9. black (except Zigmund & Shtain CIS 189.60 WX).

LG KVN6403AF

Rating: 4.9

LG KVN6403AF

Induction hob LG KVN6403AF is a product of a Korean brand and a Turkish assembly. Surface dimensions – 53x590x520 mm, dimensions of the cut-out for embedding – 53x560x490 mm. The device weighs 11 kg.

The total power consumption of the hob is 7 kW. There are 9 heating modes, exactly the same as in the three budget models described above. And here there is the same problem with discrete heating at lower capacities. There are even relatively many reviews that at powers from 1 to 6 the panel does not heat up properly at all, but really 'working' powers are from 7 to 9.

All four cooking zones support Power Boost. The hotplates are configured as follows: 2×160 mm – 1.4 kW (Power Boost – 1.8 kW) / 2×200 mm – 2.1 kW (Power Boost – 2.5 kW).

This model contains two built-in cooling fans, which automatically turn on as needed and, according to reviews, work quite quietly.

Users are somewhat dissatisfied with the 'bare' edge of the edges of the glass-ceramic surface. The reason is the potential threat of cracking.

Из положительных моментов – многим нравится простая, но полезная функция кратковременной паузы STOP&GO.

Advantages

  • интеллектуальная пауза STOP&GO;

  • affordable price;

  • cooling fans;

disadvantages

  • no metal frame;

  • easily scratched.

Hansa BHI68608

Rating: 4.8

Hansa BHI68608

The built-in induction hob Hansa BHI68608 is made in Poland. The trade mark is Russian. The linear dimensions are 50x576x518 mm, the dimensions of the niche for embedding are 560×490 mm. The device weighs 10.5 kg.

The total power consumption is 7.4 kW. As in the previous model, in the Hansa BHI68608 all four cooking zones support Power Boost. The pairs of hotplates are located in two induction zones – 16 cm and 21 cm. Thanks to the 'bridge' function, the two cooking zones in the left induction zone can be combined to cook in a large pan.

This model implements touch control by means of buttons and a slider. There are two levels of the timer – separate for hotplates and a minute timer.

In general, this model collects the most favorable reviews, but there are complaints about noisy work – buzzing and loud clicks of the relay. There are few such marks, but they are noticeable.

Advantages

  • function 'bridge';

  • durable and scratch-resistant coating;

  • two timers;

disadvantages

  • noise complaints;

  • no automatic boiling.

Bosch PIN675N27E

Rating: 4.8

Bosch PIN675N27E

The German Bosch PIN675N27E induction hob is manufactured in Spain. Its dimensions are 51x606x527 mm, and its weight is 13 kg. The total power consumption is 7.2 kW.

The burners are configured as follows: front left – 194 mm 3.3 kW, rear left – 234 mm 3.3 kW, rear right – 145 mm 1.4 kW, front right – 210 mm 2.2 kW. All four cooking zones support Boost mode.

What's more interesting about the Bosch PIN675N27E is the FlexInduction zone – a dedicated space on the panel can adapt to dishes of any shape and size and heats it exactly where it is installed. The marking of the zone creates the illusion that there are 4 burners, but in fact there are still two of them.

As many as 17 heating power levels have been implemented, with 4 modes allocated to a separate frying category, controlled by the FryingSensor Plus. Many users praise this feature.

This model is the most expensive in this group, but judging by the reviews of real buyers, the panel's functionality and the overall 'weight' of the positive qualities are definitely worth the money.

Oddly enough, with all the advantages of the model, the lion's share of users complain about an apparent trifle – the placement of the burners, they say, the smallest and largest should be reversed.

Advantages

  • timer with shutdown for each hotplate;
  • adaptive FlexInduction function;
  • 17 modes including 4 special frying modes.

disadvantages

  • inconvenient location of the burners;

  • high price;

Vestfrost VFIND60HH

Rating: 4.7

Vestfrost VFIND60HH

The built-in induction hob of the Danish-Turkish brand Vestfrost VFIND60HH is produced at the Vestel plant in Turkey. Dimensions without packaging – 5.3x59x52 cm, weight – 10.89. The total power consumption is 7.4 kW.

Four burners are located on two induction zones: the left one with a width of 160 mm and a power of 1.4 kW, the right one with a width of 210 mm and a power of 2.1 kW. One hotplate from each zone supports Boost-mode with a power of 1.8 and 2.5 kW, respectively.

A lot of positive feedback is received by the 'responsive', according to users, management. This refers to the speed of the system's reaction to touch.

The most noticeable advantage of Vestfrost VFIND60HH is the presence of four automatic cooking programs:

  1. Frying – for frying, maintains a temperature of 160 ° C;

  2. Boiling – for boiling, maintains a temperature of 100 ° C;

  3. Keep Warm – keeping warm, keeps 50 ° C;

  4. Chocolate Melting – Maintains 40 ° C and is nominally intended for melting chocolate.

Of the minuses, many note the inoperability of the boil detector and the inconvenience of discrete heating at lower powers.

Advantages

  • convenient control;

  • functional auto-cooking programs;

  • scratch-resistant surface;

disadvantages

  • discrete heating;

  • the boil detector does not work normally.

Siemens EH675MV17E

Rating: 4.7

Siemens EH675MV17E

The induction hob of the German brand Siemens EH675MV17E is produced at Siemens' own factory in Spain. Dimensions – 60.2x52x5.1 cm, weight – 13 kg. The dimensions of the niche for embedding are 56×49 cm. The total power consumption is 7.2 kW.

In this model, 17 degrees of heating are implemented, recognition of the presence of dishes and a cleaning pause (short-term blocking of the hob) up to 30 seconds. The short-term blocking function is noted by users as very convenient. All induction zones support the Boost function.

The main advantage of the Siemens EH675MV17E is the adaptive induction zone with the Bridge (combining two cooking zones into one extended zone) and FlexInduction functions, similar to the Bosch PIN675N27E. That is, the dishes can be placed almost anywhere on the panel, and the system itself adjusts to the location of the container.

Some users are unhappy with the hob edge without a metal rim.

Advantages

  • many heating modes;

  • adaptive induction zone;

  • cleaning pause;

disadvantages

  • no metal edging.

Zigmund & Shtain CIS 189.60 WX

Rating: 4.6

Zigmund & Shtain CIS 189.60 WX

The Zigmund & Shtain CIS 189.60 WX induction hob is made in France. Surface dimensions are 58 x 51 cm. Total power consumption is 7.8 kW. This is the only panel in our rating made in white.

The glass surface has 5 mm bevels on all sides to protect the user's hands from cuts.

Burner configuration: three 1.4 kW, one 2.3 kW. Two different ones support the Boost function – for 2 and 3 kW, respectively. The hotplates are divided into two induction zones – right and left. The left one supports the 'bridge' function, which allows you to combine the hotplates into one for large or oval dishes.

The heating elements can maintain a constant temperature at around 70 ° C and operate in 9 modes. There is a typical problem with the absolute majority of induction hobs – discrete heating at low power levels.

The set includes a special scraper for cleaning the hob from solid dirt.

Advantages

  • adaptation of power to the size of the dishes;

  • European assembly;

  • separate timer for each hotplate;

disadvantages

  • discrete heating at mode less than 8.

The best induction cookers

And at the end of the rating, we will consider the combined options for induction hobs, which are produced as part of a monoblock: hob + oven. According to our experts, the Hansa FCIW53800 and Gorenje EI 637 E21XK2 models are optimal in terms of price and quality. Common characteristics for them are as follows:

  1. electric oven;

  2. clock;

  3. hinged door with double glazing;

  4. electric grill in the oven;

  5. oven lighting;

  6. convection;

  7. glass ceramic hob surface;

  8. 4 induction cooking zones;

  9. residual heat indicators;

  10. protective shutdown;

  11. drawer for dishes.

Functions such as automatic boil detection and hob lock are not available on these two models.

Hansa FCIW53800

Rating: 4.8

Hansa FCIW53800

The Hansa FCIW53800 electric cooker is manufactured in Poland. The dimensions of the device are 50x60x85 cm, it is made in white with black glass doors and black glass-ceramic hob.

The total power consumption is 10 kW. The maximum oven temperature is 270 ° C. The device belongs to the A ++ energy efficiency class, and users note this as an advantage.

Stove control is separate: touch for the hob and mechanical rotary switches for the oven.

The 67 liter oven is equipped with a 2 kW electric ring heater and an electric grill of the same capacity. The oven with its reliability and predictability collects the most positive, even rave reviews. A small disadvantage is traditional manual cleaning, but the special coating of the walls makes the task much easier.

A separate big plus of Hansa FCIW53800 is separate multifunctional timers for the oven and for the burners. You can configure a simple alert, delayed start or delayed shutdown. The shutdown can be set for each hotplate separately for up to 10 hours.

Advantages

  • high quality oven;

  • energy efficient;

  • multifunctional separate timers;

disadvantages

  • noisy;

  • the surface of the hob is sensitive to dirt;

  • no power cord included;

Gorenje EI 637 E21XK2

Rating: 4.7

Gorenje EI 637 E21XK2

The Gorenje EI 637 E21XK2 electric induction hob is produced in Slovenia at the Gorenje Group's own plant. Its dimensions are 60x60x85 cm, weight without packaging – 47 kg. Made in a silver metallic shade (stainless steel), glass doors and glass ceramic hob – black.

The total power consumption of this model is slightly higher than that of the previous one – 10.4 kW. Energy efficiency class 'A' is significantly lower than that of Hansa FCIW53800, but still it is a high class.

The configuration of the hob burners is as follows: front left – 1.4 kW, right front – 1.2 kW, right rear – 2 kW, left rear – 1.2 kW. All four cooking zones support the Boost function with an increase to 2, 1.4, 2.3 and 1.4 kW for each zone, respectively. The hob control is touch sensitive.

The volume of the oven in this model is similar to the previous one – 67 liters. Equipped with an infrared grill and 11 cooking functions. Efficient convection effectively cools the door to a safe temperature. The walls are covered with eco-clean enamel. The oven is controlled mechanically with rotary switches. The modes and times of the timers are shown on the display. The maximum oven temperature is 275 ° C.

Advantages

  • many oven modes;

  • attractive appearance;

  • Boost on every burner;

  • large usable cooking area;

disadvantages

  • high price.

Which induction hob to buy

  1. Of the inexpensive models, the MAUNFELD EVI 594-BK shows itself well. The Zanussi ZEI 5680 FB does not have a timer, and the Hansa BHI68300 does not have a Boost mode. For the price, all three models are approximately equal.

  2. In the middle price category, the situation with the choice is already much brighter. The clear favorite in terms of functionality is the Bosch PIN675N27E, but its price will scare away many. The closest analogs in terms of capabilities and quality are Siemens EH675MV17E and Zigmund & Shtain CIS 189.60 WX. At least they have an adaptive induction zone function like Bosch. The Vestfrost VFIND60HH deserves credit for its overall reliability and automatic programs. And, if the budget is limited, it is quite possible to take LG KVN6403AF – it is generally not bad, supports high power modes, but you need to be careful with delicate surfaces.

  3. Of the two '2 in 1' slabs, the Hansa FCIW53800 looks much more convincing in terms of functionality, despite the fact that Gorenje EI 637 E21XK2 is somewhat more 'prestigious' and certainly more expensive. But if it is important for you to have a boost mode on the hob burners, then only Gorenje remains, since this function is not implemented in Hansa.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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