Here's a list of everything you need to know when choosing the right hob for you. For more information, browse Zanussi hobs available in Egypt.

  • How does the safety flame device work?

    Built-in gas hob that comes with the safety flame device will have the gas supply cut off if the flame on the burner head is extinguished by a strong wind.

  • What is tempered glass?

    Tempered glass is a safety glass which when broken, the glass becomes small fragments or oval shaped pebbles instead of sharp pointed pieces when broken like normal glass.

  • Can natural gas be used for Zanussi built-in gas hob?

    By default, all Zanussi gas hob can use the normal LPG gas. If the customer is using natural gas, then he should inform the Electrolux service to change the gas nozzle on the hob to suit for natural gas usage. If the gas nozzle is not changed, then the flame from the burners will be small.

  • What is the difference between an induction hob and a ceramic hob?

    An induction hob creates an electromagnetic field when a metal pan is placed on the cooking surface. This electromagnetic field will then heat up the pan. A ceramic hob works by using heating elements under the glass to heat up the metal pan.

    For cooking with an induction hob, you will not see a red glow on the hob glass surface. The pan becomes hot but the hob smooth glass surface outside the diameter of the pan remains safe to touch. However, there is residual heat after long hours of cooking.

    For cooking with a ceramic hob, you will see a red glow surrounding the pan and both the metal pan and the smooth glass surface feels hot when touch.

  • Are there special pots and pans to be used for Induction and ceramic hob cooking?

    For cooking with Induction hob, you should use only pots and pans which have base made of iron properties that can attract magnet as it uses an electromagnetic field to heat up. For cooking with a ceramic hob, any pots and pans that are made of glass, aluminum, stainless steel, clay can be used for ceramic cooking.

  • Which of the hobs heat up faster between Induction, ceramic, and gas hob?
    Induction hob has the fastest heat response time followed by ceramic hob and gas hob.
  • What kind of glass surface is induction or ceramic hob made of?
    The glass surface of the Induction and ceramic hob is made of CERAN glass which is tempered glass.
  • What are the safety features found in the induction and ceramic hobs?
    The safety features are:
    1) Electronic Heat Residual Indicators (Induction & Ceramic)
    2) Auto-off safety (Induction & Ceramic)
    3) Child Lock (Induction)


Zanussi provides the most useful information you need to know about induction cookers. Level up your cooking knowledge and browse our wide range of induction cookers in Egypt.

  • Do induction cookers cook faster than normal electric and gas cookers?

    Yes, an induction cooker is faster than a traditional electric cooktop and gas cooker. It allows instant control of cooking energy similar to gas burners. Other cooking methods use flames or red-hot heating elements but induction heating only heats the pot.

  • Will induction cooking incur high energy consumption?

    No, an induction cooker transfers electrical energy by induction from a coil of wire when the electric current flowing through it. The current creates a changing magnetic field and produces heat. The pot gets hot and heats its contents by heat conduction. The cooking surface is made of a glass-ceramic material which is a poor heat conductor, so only a little heat is lost through the bottom of the pot which incurred minimal wastage of energy when compared with open flame cooking and a normal electric cooktop. The induction effect does not heat the air around the vessel, resulting in further energy efficiency.

  • Does induction cooking require special techniques?

    An induction cooker is just a source of heat, thus, cooking with an induction cooker has no difference from any form of heat. However, heating is much faster with an induction cooker.

  • Isn't the hob surface glass? Will it crack?

    The hob surface is made of ceramic glass, which is very strong and it tolerates very high temperatures and sudden temperature changes. Ceramic glass is very tough, but if you drop a heavy item of cookware, it may crack. In everyday use, however, it is unlikely to crack.

  • Is it safe to use an induction cooker?

    Yes, induction cooker is safer to use than conventional cookers because there are no open flames and electric heaters. Cooking cycles can be set by required cooking duration and temperature, it would automatically switch-off after the cooking cycle has been completed to avoid overcooked food & the risk of damaging the cooker.

  • Do I need special cookware for induction cooking?
    Yes, cookware may carry a symbol that identifies it as compatible with an induction cooktop. Stainless steel pans will work on an induction cooking surface if the base of the pan is a magnetic grade of stainless steel. If a magnet sticks well to the sole of the pan, it will work on an induction cooking surface.
  • How long is the warranty period for Zanussi induction cookers?
    The appliance warranty period for Zanussi induction cookers is 24 months from the date of purchase.

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