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Induction Hobs v Gas Hobs - Do The Facts Stack Up?
Fact: gas hobs are inefficient compared to induction hobs when it comes to cooking.
A comparative test showed a gas burner, rated at 6kW took twice as long to boil water as an electric i-hob induction hob rated at 3kW.
Double the time and double the power when using gas - what does that cost mean to your catering business?
1 kWh gas = 3.5p
1 kWh electric = 8.5p
Time taken to boil a pan of water:
Gas hob - 6 mins
Electric induction hob - 3 mins
Gas hob - 6kW
Electric induction hob - 3kW
Gas hob: 6/60 (time taken - 6mins) x 3.5 (cost per kWh) x 6 (kW rating) = 2.1p (total cost)
Electric induction hob: 3/60 (time taken - 3 mins) x 8.5 (cost per kWh) x 3 (kW rating) = 1.275p (total cost)
Cost saving = 0.825p by using induction or put another way 40% off your gas bill.
Factor in automatic pan detection with induction hobs and reduce consumption to only when a pan is actually on the hob.
Gas costs 64.7% more to do the same job.