Advantages Easy to use, many safety features, boost buttons and looks neat
Disadvantages none for me
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|Value for money|
Quite recently my wife decided that she was bored of the old kitchen, which to be honest is a fair few years old and has been cleaned than many times the ‘sheen’ has been taken off everything.
So, in her mind of pure wisdom, (Ha ha), she decided that we could afford a new kitchen despite the economical downturn and the fact that no job is safe these days.
Anyway, after many many discussions, with every outcome going in her favour, she, or should I say we, decided that a re vamp of the kitchen was the way to go, so we searched around for the best deals we could find in the style that my wife had chosen.
One of the many items we chose to replace was the Hob, together with a myriad of other items as everything had to match, according to my lovely wife, who seems to live in a lovely little world where money grows on trees.
** MY OPINION…My first reaction when I walked in after this had been connected up was that it looks a little on the ‘plain’ side, being 99% black with a touch of silver in the shape of rings and touch dials. Ow, and there’s the Hotpoint logo dead centre.
The control panels are simple and straight forward, being positioned on the front of the hob in front of the four rings, lay flush with the entire unit.
When the hob is on over each ‘position’ a number digital digitally, with a little red light showing at the side to show that that particular ’ring’ is on.
There is a ’booster’ option to the side of the larger ’rings’ to give that extra quick boost of power.
To increase/ decrease the heat there is a button with a + and a _ on it, so with the gentle press of your finger you take full control of your cooking.
As with most hobs this one too has a timer with a ‘bleep’ to let you know your food is cooked.
Each ring can be set to a certain time, which is a cracking idea and saves any boil dry situation which we have all had at least once in our cooking life. Setting this timer consists of touching the little ‘clock’ symbol together with the ring you want on and the +/- buttons to set the duration…. All this, and more, is explained properly in the destruction manual.
What I particularly like about this hob is the lovely way they have thought of safety, adding a lockable control which, as it states, locks the control so that they can’t be ‘accidentally’ turned on or off by, say a child.
Plus, when a ring is hot a capitol letter ‘H’ will appear where the heat setting number was, this capitol letter turning to a lower ‘h’ when the ring gets cooler, clearing completely when the ring is cool again.
As for cleaning, well, all you need to do is wipe the surface over with a damp cloth, and a dry towel, although do let the rings go cold first.
Just don’t use anything that may scratch the surface, and don’t use detergants as they are not needed.
What more can be said about this Hob, well, it’s a Hob with more safety features than a F1 car and nearly packing as much heat.
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