The only negative aspect of an induction hob is the need to use pans with a perfectly flat bottom and with a lower layer of ferrous material, without which the magnetic field could not be activated: check that it is present on the pan's packaging the appropriate identification symbol.
Features of the Aobosi induction hob
Thanks to the collaboration with the manufacturer Aobosi, I was able to put the Aobosi FS-ICR108 double induction hob to the test :
Aobosi FS-ICR108 double induction hob
The main features of the Aobosi double induction plate are as follows:
limited and portable size : the extremely compact design and limited weight allows the use of this induction hob both in the kitchen and in any other place as it is easily transportable, for example when camping, perhaps powered by a portable solar battery
Aobosi FS-ICR108 double induction hob demension
Double cooking zone : the induction hob has two cooking zones which can be controlled completely independently on 6 power levels. The left area is adjustable from 500 to 2,000 W, the right one from 500 to 1,500 W. The maximum overall power is therefore 3,500 W. Each zone is compatible with pots with a diameter between 12 and 26 cm.
Adjustable cooking temperature and time : using the front panel, it is possible to independently adjust the cooking temperatures on 10 levels between 60 and 240 °C. The digital timer allows you to adjust the cooking time between 1 minute and 4 hours.
Energy efficiency and safety : induction technology ensures maximum efficiency and intrinsic safety. The Aobosi induction hob is also equipped with a child safety lock
Unboxing Aobosi induction hob
By opening the packaging of the Aobosi induction hob you can immediately notice the construction quality of the product:
- The ceramic plate (note the reflections in the photos).
- The rear ventilation grills.
- The front control panel where you can independently adjust power, temperature and cooking time.
Using Aobosi induction hob
After inserting the Schuko plug into the socket, the induction hob emits a ringing sound, the LED of the On/Off button begins to flash and the wording Lo will appear on the display:
To operate, you need to place the induction pan on one of the two cooking zones, press the On/Off button and finally the Function button:
The default power is 1,200 W for the left zone and 1,000 W for the right zone respectively. It is possible to adjust the power in the following way:
- using the + and – buttons to go up or down a power step
- via the Max and Min buttons to immediately go to maximum and minimum power
The alternative adjustment is to set the cooking temperature by pressing the Function button with the corresponding °C LED, which lights up near the display:
In this case, using the buttons, it is possible to adjust the cooking temperature between 60 °C and 240 °C on 10 levels. Choose whether to work by setting the power (6 values) or temperature (10 values) steps.
It is also possible to use the temperature maintenance function (Keep warm button) for a predefined time of two hours.
By pressing the Function button again, it is possible to set the operating time in minutes (LED T lights up):
By pressing the + and – points simultaneously, it is finally possible to lock (and unlock) the control panel, preventing children from causing damage.
As you can see, it is possible to use the two cooking zones at the same time with the maximum possible power:
Tests and conclusions on the Aobosi induction hob
As usual, I also wanted to put the Aobosi induction hob to the test to verify the following aspects first-hand:
- electrical power absorption in various operating conditions
- time required to bring a certain amount of water to the boil
For these tests, I used a smart socket and the monitoring system of my home to measure the absorption in real time. The results are as follows:
- for powers lower than 1,000 W the operation is via square wave modulation, i.e. there are alternating intervals of absorption at 1,000 W and no absorption: in the portable scenario you will therefore have to have an electrical energy source capable of supporting at least 1,000 W) and not at least 500 W as it might seem)
- with the two zones at maximum power (2,000 + 1,500 W) the absorption is actually around 2,900 W
- with regulation based on temperature, the electric power is regulated based on the difference compared to the set temperature: by setting 240 °C we will obviously make it work at the starting point
- using maximum power it is possible to bring water to the boil in just a few minutes unlike what is possible with a gas cooker
- the cooling fans come on immediately, they are slightly noisy, and I haven't noticed any overheating phenomena
My conclusions on the Aobosi double induction hob are as follows:
Excellent quality Aobosi product
- perfect for use in the garden or in a second home
- in the case of camping, you need a power source of sufficient power
And as always: abandon fossil fuels and embrace the electric revolution!
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