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As far as frequently asked questions in my showroom go, Induction or Gas? is right at the top of the list.

The answer?

Induction – every time. Here, I’m going to explain why this is, and also give you my recommendation to the right choice of induction hob.

From my experience, 9/10 customers choose to go with an induction hob without any influence from a kitchen retailer at all, and without really understanding what makes them so unique.

Why? Because the first tick in the box is that they’re always aesthetically pleasing.

Throw in the fact that they cook faster and lose less heat in the process, making them more energy-efficient than gas or electric. What’s not to love?

But what is Induction Cooking?

Now for the nerdy science bit.

On the surface, induction hobs aren’t too dissimilar to other modern cooktops, but beneath the surface – they don’t have burners. Instead, they use electromagnetic energy to heat pots and pans directly.

This method of direct heat means that the surface of the hob remains cool; not only can you say goodbye to skin burns, but also burnt food.

They are super easy to clean, and can be wiped down seconds after removing your pan from the hob.

The same smart technology is what makes them extremely versatile, gentle enough to melt butter and chocolate but powerful enough to boil 16oz of water in 60 seconds!

My personal favourite is the Bora Glass Ceramic Induction Hob

Image of the Bora Glass Ceramic Induction Hob with a couple of pots cooking food.

Beautifully seamless in its design, with touch screen technology, the Bora induction hob is an injection of revolutionary style in any kitchen.

I’ve designed kitchens for many clients where we’ve added the Bora Induction Hob to the central island, and many of them say it’s been the main point of discussion of their dinner parties!

It’s such a versatile style of induction hob, and works in any kitchen design. Take a look at our projects for some inspiration.

Contact Appleton Designer Kitchens for Quality German Kitchens

If you’re looking for a high-quality and stylish German kitchen design with an induction hob, then please get in touch with us to arrange your design consultation. Our consultations enable us to get to know you and understand your needs so that we can create a bespoke kitchen design that is tailored to your lifestyle and home.

Call us on 0161 485 5060 or you can book a design consultation here.

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What our customers say ...

  • 5 star review  Excellent responsive service. Not at all pushy and very happy to re-design until customer is happy. Pride and integrity in their work - regular site visits when installation was taking place to ensure the kitchen was meeting requirements and frequent contact / reassurance over any queries. Would definitely recommend.

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  • 5 star review  Appleton Designer Kitchens were absolutely fantastic during our new kitchen design and installation. The attention to detail and communication with our builder was second to none. They were really flexible and were more than understanding when dates were changed and ceiling heights were altered which required cupboard changes. Joanne project managed expertly. I am extremely happy with the service, the high quality of the kitchen and all appliances. I will recommend her and the team without hesitation.

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  • 5 star review  Joanne created an amazing bespoke kitchen design that perfectly answered the design brief. Her attention to detail and commitment to delivering the final fitted kitchen was outstanding. When a small part of the design did not "work" quite as expected she found the perfect solution. I have no hesitation in recommending Appleton kitchens.

    thumb Rachel Cuthbert
  • 5 star review  We are in love with our new kitchen. Joanne and her team were great from start to finish. We felt in safe hands. Our kitchen was part of a larger extension project and Joanne worked with our builders to ensure the kitchen installation was delivered on schedule. Communication was quick and helpful throughout the process. We would recommend to anyone.

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  • 5 star review  Joanne and her team were excellent, from our initial consultation with her ,through to the design and installation stages. She is a professional. We had full confidence in her to deliver our small kitchen. She was always available to resolve any queries or issues that we had. We would highly recommend Joanne to project manage your new kitchen to run through the various options , developing and creating your stylish kitchen.

    thumb Tom McManamon
  • 5 star review  Joanne and team did an excellent job designing, project managing and installing our new kitchen. We knew we were in safe hands when we first met her at her fabulous show room to discuss ideas and designs. She was approachable and realistic and there was no hard sell. Joanne had put 3D designs together and clearly explained the pros and cons of each proposal. Throughout the entire process, she was dedicated to making everything perfect, making multiple visits and she also answered queries promptly. Joanne's attention to detail is exceptional! The customer service level was top notch, fantastic, we love our new kitchen and highly recommend Joanne and this company to family and friends. The whole experience was easy, and Joanne is a pleasure to deal with! Thanks again :)

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