What is Induction Technology

Here at Belling we have pioneered the application of induction technology, including being the first to introduce it to freestanding cookers and even creating world’s first built-in induction oven. We are proud to say we now offer induction on all of our freestanding and range cookers and built-in hobs. And, offering exceptional performance, efficiency, safety and accuracy of control, it’s easy to understand why induction cooking has won so many fans.

But how does it work?

Simply put, induction is like having an individual heating element inside each pan. When a pan is placed on an induction hob, it completes a magnetic circuit below the hob’s surface, which creates energy within the pan’s base. This in turn heats the pan. As the heat is only heating the pan and not the zoned area no energy is wasted. No pan, no heat. And with energy bills rising, every saving counts.

Increased control is also a key feature of induction cooking. Sometimes cooking requires a delicate touch. How many times have you tried to melt chocolate or make a sauce and found it has burnt or spoilt? Induction offers the ultimate in controllability and outstanding low-heat performance.

Sometimes you just want to get the job done, and one of the other many advantages of induction is speed. You can boil considerably faster than on a ceramic hob, and nearly twice as fast as a gas hob.

And that’s not all, here are some of induction’s most intelligent features:


Intuitive technology means you can pause, recall your last temperature or even programme when your hob turns off, helping you to achieve perfect results.


It’s nearly twice as fast as a gas hob and 30% faster than ceramic. You have the option of power boost which draws additional power when required – perfect for wok cooking.


The hob will not function unless a suitable pan is placed on the zone and if left unattended for a long period all cookzones will automatically turn off.


Induction cooking doesn't lose any heat through convection, so it's 30% more efficient than a gas hob and 25% more than a ceramic hob.

In summary, if you want to cook on a hob that’s energy efficient, easy to clean and fast to heat - consider induction.

What pans do I need?

All pans with iron present in their base can be used on an induction hob. A simple test with a magnet will reveal the suitability of a pan. If the magnet sticks to the base of the pan then it is suitable for an induction appliance.


We were the first brand to apply induction to a freestanding product and now our range of freestanding cookers with induction hotplates is unrivalled. Whether you prefer chunky rotary controls, the responsiveness of touch control or desire the additional flexibility of multifunction, we have an induction product for you.


Complement your built-in oven with stylish, flush fitting induction hob. Our induction hobs are available in 60, 80 and 90cm and a range of configurations, our hobs but all the benefits of induction quite literally at your fingertips. We’ve even developed a 13amp model which offers easy installation without the need for hardwiring.


Whether you prefer the traditional styling of the Belling Classic, or the professional finish of the DB4, you have the option of choosing an induction hotplate. And, because we are clever like that, we’ve developed our entire Induction range cooker collection to operate on a 32 Amp circuit, enabling lower power consumption and making the transition from dual fuel to electric much easier for you.

For more information on induction technology, watch the demo video below or visit one of our Elite retailers, who are always happy to share their detailed knowledge.