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    Re: Induction hobs - who's got one and whos looking?

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    I'm currently sorting the kitchen out, was looking into an induction but I just can't buy an induction hob. Something about cooking with gas cooker.
    I used to agree entirely with that .... until I spent some time with induction.

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    Re: Induction hobs - who's got one and whos looking?

    Quote Originally Posted by pp05 View Post
    I'm currently sorting the kitchen out, was looking into an induction but I just can't buy an induction hob. Something about cooking with gas cooker.

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    I used to agree entirely with that .... until I spent some time with induction.
    Likewise.

    Induction is probably more efficient - although gas is a less expensive fuel (and of course the waste heat goes into heating the kitchen) but the controllability of induction equals that of gas, and the construction makes it much easier to keep clean - both day to day and when you get the inevitable spills. And when you do get a spill, it doesn't burn on.
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    Re: Induction hobs - who's got one and whos looking?

    Induction hobs can also be turned into rail guns.

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    Re: Induction hobs - who's got one and whos looking?

    how long before they are smart hobs and controlled by your phone?

    some things just shouldn't be
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    Re: Induction hobs - who's got one and whos looking?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dareos View Post
    how long before they are smart hobs and controlled by your phone?

    some things just shouldn't be
    As far as I'm concerned, about a month past never.

    Induction, yes. Smart? I'll be cooking barbeque in the fires of hell first.

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    Re: Induction hobs - who's got one and whos looking?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dareos View Post
    how long before they are smart hobs and controlled by your phone?

    some things just shouldn't be
    I saw one of the Anova Sous Vide cooking heaters has bluetooth connectivity for a smart phone <sigh>

    On the other hand, I suppose using a phone as a remote control is akin to using any dedicated remote for (say) a TV.
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    Re: Induction hobs - who's got one and whos looking?

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    I saw one of the Anova Sous Vide cooking heaters has bluetooth connectivity for a smart phone <sigh>

    On the other hand, I suppose using a phone as a remote control is akin to using any dedicated remote for (say) a TV.
    I'm not aware of my TV remote control gathering data about me, or "phoning home". I also have light switches with remote on/off/dim, but no outside connectivity. I have several remote-controlled mains sockets, including my PC, peripherals and router.

    For that matter, I have remotes capable of controlling model helicopters and quad drones - no dial home there either.

    That, for me, is the crucial difference - it's very hard ti be sure what "your" smartphone is recordinv about you, or who either it or apps on it are sending it to.

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    Re: Induction hobs - who's got one and whos looking?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    I'm not aware of my TV remote control gathering data about me, or "phoning home". I also have light switches with remote on/off/dim, but no outside connectivity. I have several remote-controlled mains sockets, including my PC, peripherals and router.

    For that matter, I have remotes capable of controlling model helicopters and quad drones - no dial home there either.

    That, for me, is the crucial difference - it's very hard ti be sure what "your" smartphone is recordinv about you, or who either it or apps on it are sending it to.
    The point I was trying to make was 'why do you need remote control of a cooking appliance!'

    Of course with pi-hole you can see (and stop) an application phoning home!
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    Re: Induction hobs - who's got one and whos looking?

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    The point I was trying to make was 'why do you need remote control of a cooking appliance!'

    Of course with pi-hole you can see (and stop) an application phoning home!
    So I can turn off the dinner if it boils over during Eastenders?

    Personal Note : I, myself, personally, would not be caught dead watching Eastenders. The example was generic.

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    Re: Induction hobs - who's got one and whos looking?

    Quote Originally Posted by pp05 View Post
    I'm currently sorting the kitchen out, was looking into an induction but I just can't buy an induction hob. Something about cooking with gas cooker.
    given the choice of mains gas, I'd be with you... but I don't have it.

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