We have tested nine plate tops

But are you concerned with cleaning, Gram is the best.

We have tested nine plate tops

Induction peaks come in ever more homes, among other things because they are far more effective than traditional hotplates. Water boiling for example, takes much shorter time, just a few minutes for a couple of liters of water.

But even induction peaks have varying levels of performance, and Swedish Test Facts have been tested. They have let SP Sweden’s Technical Research Institute devote themselves to nine induction stops. The test showed that there are no differences in performance among the different models, but on the other hand, when it comes to cleaning, there were relatively big differences. The price also varied a lot, but without the performance correlating accordingly.

Siemens induction peak was best in the test. Especially in the areas of cooking time and heat distribution in the cooking zone was the best. It also gets a good grade on the cleaning moment. Number two on the list, Bosch’s model, had equally good cooking time but slightly worse on cleaning.

Both of these two cost over 8000 kroner, while the cheapest, from Ikea costs 3800 kroner.

The one who got the worst in the test was the model from Cylinda, partly because it was difficult to clean.

Regular Performance

All of the nine tested peaks came out fairly evenly when it came to cooking time with boost function. The performance of two liters of water varied only by 45 seconds. But without the boost function, the variations were far greater. There the Gram model specifically exclaimed. It spent more than five minutes longer cooking the two liters with water.

– There is no mistake with it, except that the manufacturer has chosen to give it a lower effect. So if you want to boil water quickly on the Gram model, you have to use the biggest cooking zone, says test manager at SP, Mathias Bark, to click. no.

Cleaning and scratches

According to the Test Facts, all peaks kept a steady quality, but on the other hand, there was a great variety of how easy they were to clean and keep clean. Because even though the big advantage of induction peaks is that the heat disappears as soon as the pan or frying pan is removed, they should still be easy to clean, especially during a busy weekday.

Gram made a positive impression. With only water and a little detergent it was easy to remove residues of cream, potato and chocolate. On the Cylinda’s model, however, the spots remained, even though they tried both scrape and specialty.

Also in the rip test, Gram came out best. The test was carried out by the laboratory measuring the force needed to make a scratch in the surface.

– Compared with the models that got the worst, double Gram’s power is required to make a scratch.

Even Power Consumption

The peaks are also quite even in terms of power consumption, and according to the tests, everyone also has a steady warming over the cooking zones. The largest temperature difference had the Ikea peak, which distinguished it nine degrees between the center and the edge of full power.

– Nevertheless, you must say little. On the other hand, I believe that the quality of the pots and pans used is more important for the result, Bark points out.

Availability in the Norwegian market

Since this is a Swedish test, click. no checked if the models are available in the Norwegian market. And it’s all the models. But even if you do not find them on the websites of the big electricians, it does not mean that the model is no longer sold by them.

What you should do is contact the business you usually use and order the model there, says Product Manager at Electrolux Home Products Norway, Terje Eriksen, to click. no.

– You may not find them on the web pages, dealing with what the chains choose to put on their pages.

This was how the test was completed

The tests were conducted on the following topics: Cooking time, power consumption, rip resistance, cleaning and heat distribution in the cooking zone.

The cooking time was measured by boiling two liters of water on the largest and medium-sized cooking zone. The test was carried out with and without booster.

Ripemostanden was specified by measuring the force needed to scratch the top surface. Its greater power, the better the rip resistance.

The cleaning test was carried out with four different food residues: Sugar, white chocolate, potato and cream. These were burned between the cookware and the cooking zone. The top was then cleaned in three different ways: scratch, cloth moistened with detergent and cloth moistened with special detergent for cleaning induction peaks. The laboratory assessed how easy it was to get rid of the spots.

The heat distribution in the cooking zone was measured with three-point thermal camera in the bottom of the pot and by measuring the temperature difference at these points. The measurement was completed after one minute with full power (without booster).


The different subtleties got the same weighting, which means that each sub-grade affects the total score by 20 percent.

Highest possible total score is 5, as click. No has turned into a 6th grade scale. However, because the highest grade achieved was closer to four than five (4.4), we chose not to divide 6 to any of the models. Furthermore, it only separates 0.6 points (Testfaktas 5’s scale) between the best and worst models. We have therefore chosen to characterize only with 5’s and 4’s.

We have tested nine plate tops

LABORATORY TEST: All induction hobs were rigged at SP Sweden’s Technical Research Institute and conducted a test that included cooking time, cleaning and abrasion resistance. Photo: Anna Sigge

We have tested nine plate tops


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