When it comes to precision cooking, conventional hobs have just run into a serious contender. The key advantages of induction hobs lie in their speed (twice as fast as using conventional gas cookers), economy of use, and safety. The Powerboost feature further enhances the performance of the induction cooker, delivering additional time savings. You can easily activate the Powerboost option by simply touching the letter P on the control panel. With this technology it is induction that heats the pan, not the hob. As a result, it is only the bottom of the pot that gets hot, meaning that the rest of the hob surface, which is not in touch with the pot, is cool and safe to touch. Once the pot has been removed from the burner or the burner has been switched off, the temperature of the hob surface drops rapidly. Due to this instant responsiveness of the induction zone there is no danger of the pot contents boiling over, which also spares you the inconvenient and unpleasant chore of extra cleaning. By a simple touch of your fingertips you can easily adjust the temperature when preparing various sauces, melting chocolate or performing other temperature-sensitive cooking operations. Any pot with a ferromagnetic bottom (this can be easily checked with an ordinary magnet) can be used for cooking on an induction hob.