Last updated: 16/10/2022

Are you currently renovating your kitchen or are you simply looking for an elegant new hob for yourself? Then you’ve come to the right place with our guide to Neff induction hobs. Here we introduce you to the visually appealing induction hobs. The standard and additional features are sure to sweeten your cooking experience.

With our Neff induction hob test 2023 we want to help you get an overview of the hobs and their features. This way you can find the hob that suits you best. We have tested all types of Neff induction hobs for their advantages and disadvantages and provide you with a lot more important information below, in addition to our product favourites. This should make your purchase decision as easy as possible.




Summary

  • Induction hobs from Neff are a visual highlight in any kitchen, economical, fast and also safe to use because, unlike electric hobs, they do not get hot.
  • There are four different operating modes, all of which are very convenient and intuitive. They differ mainly in their visual appearance and can be selected according to your personal taste.
  • The prices for Neff induction hobs, outside of promotions, range between 1000 and 4000 euros and are therefore rather high-priced. However, there are very often promotions or price reductions to buy them cheaper.

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Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying a Neff induction hob

How does a Neff induction hob work?

An induction hob transmits power through an alternating magnetic field to the base of the cookware. In between is an insulating and cold glass ceramic plate. The power is converted into heat in the base of the cookware. This is done by magnetic losses and induced eddy currents.

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An induction cooker works by means of energy losses through re-magnetisation.
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The alternating magnetic field below the glass plate is generated by a current-carrying coil. High-frequency current flows through the coil. The frequency is normally between 25 and 50 kHz.

What is the price range of Neff induction hobs?

The prices of Neff induction hobs range from around 1000 euros to around 4000 euros. The price varies depending on the design and additional functions. Small hobs are cheaper than large ones.

Cooktops with an integrated extractor fan are more expensive than those that do not have one. As a rule, there are recurring periods throughout the year when you can buy Neff induction hobs for less.

At Christmas time, Black Friday or Easter, the possibility of such an offer is very high. So if you’re not in a hurry to buy, it can make a lot of sense to hope for a promotion at these times.

What cookware should you use on a Neff induction hob?

Many pots and pans are already suitable for several different hobs at the same time. Induction cookware usually works equally well on other types of hobs as it does on induction hobs, although the reverse is not true. A saucepan for an electric cooker may not be suitable for an induction cooker.

Induction cookware must be magnetisable.

Induction cookware must have a magnetisable base. Cookware with a ferromagnetic base is particularly suitable for Neff induction cookers.

The symbol for induction-compatible cookware is located on the base of the respective cooking utensils. It symbolises the wire coil of a coil and is framed by a square.

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A wooden cooking spoon can be placed on the hob without any problems and without burning. The hob itself does not get hot, only the cookware.
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Materials that are basically suitable for induction cookware are steel enamel and cast iron. These two materials have an electrical resistance that is high enough to be heated.

Decision: What types of Neff induction hobs are there and which one is right for you?

There are two different types of Neff induction hobs. These two types are stand-alone products and combination products. In the following, we explain to you exactly what the different types can do and what their advantages and disadvantages are.

Self-sufficient Neff induction hobs

A self-sufficient induction hob is characterised by the fact that it can be placed independently of an oven or similar. This makes it possible, for example, to place it on a kitchen island or to install drawers and compartments under the hob.

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You can even place a self-sufficient induction hob from Neff on a kitchen island.
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Self-sufficient induction hobs from Neff have their own control elements and their own mains connection. The main advantage of self-sufficient induction hobs is that you can completely fulfil your wishes and ideas when planning your kitchen.

This means that the kitchen can be designed very freely and modernly. However, self-sufficient hobs are usually somewhat more expensive to buy than those that are installed in a combination.

Advantages
  • Can be placed anywhere
  • Visually very appealing
Disadvantages
  • Expensive

Neff induction hobs for combination with cookers

Combination hobs from Neff are the opposite of self-sufficient hobs. They cannot be placed alone, but only in combinations. There is no major disadvantage in this design, it has just been around much longer than the self-sufficient one.

So if you value a traditional look for your kitchen, investing in a combination of a Neff induction hob with a cooker is recommended. The combination of built-in oven and hob in your kitchen makes it look harmonious and beautiful.

In addition, this option is usually a little cheaper than buying a stand-alone induction hob and an oven separately.

Advantages
  • Traditional appearance
  • Less expensive
Disadvantages
  • Cannot be placed everywhere

Buying criteria: You can use these criteria to compare and evaluate Neff induction hobs

In the following, we will show you which aspects you can use to decide between the many induction hobs. The criteria you can use to compare Neff induction hobs with each other include:

In the following paragraphs, we explain what the individual criteria are.

Width

The width of Neff hobs is given in centimetres. Induction hobs are available in the following widths:

  • 30 cm
  • 60 cm
  • 70 cm
  • 80 cm
  • 90 cm

The smallest width, i.e. 30 cm, comprises a so-called domino hob. This means there are only two places on the hob where you can place cookware to cook.

The hob at the other end of the width scale, namely the one with 90 cm width, has five induction cooking zones and three flex zones. Flex zones are there so that you can place your pots and pans flexibly on the respective field. Only the area covered by the cookware is heated.

Operating mode

There are four different types of control. The TFT, Touch Control, Twist Pad and Twist Pad Fire. In the following table, we explain the functions of each type of control for you:

Operating mode Description
TFT Easy-to-understand touch display with symbols and graphics, optimum view of it thanks to a clear viewing axis
Touch Control Setting of power levels, timer etc. via touch buttons, no symbols and graphics
Twist Pad Detachable and magnetic button via which the hob is operated
Twist Pad Fire Detachable and magnetic button via which the hob is operated, only the selectable functions are illuminated to simplify operation

All operating modes are convenient and work very intuitively. The type of operation that suits you depends entirely on your subjective taste. In addition, the visual appearance also plays an important role in this decision.

Frame

Neff induction hobs are available with different frames. We will describe these for you in the following list.

  • The designer frame is a very chic thin stainless steel frame around the induction hob. The stainless steel has a matt finish. It is very narrow at the top and side edges and slightly wider at the bottom.
  • The standard frame also looks very attractive. It is slightly wider than the designer frame and the same width on each side of the hob. The material it is made of is stainless steel.
  • Without a frame is another very beautiful design of the hob. In addition to the very elegant look of the frameless induction hob, there is also the advantage of very easy cleaning. Oil or other residues that get on the hob during cooking cannot deposit in small grooves or corners of a frame.

Once again, only your taste plays a role in the choice. The different frames have no influence on the functionality of the hob.

Facts worth knowing about Neff induction hobs

What does an error code mean for Neff induction hobs?

There are a variety of possible faults that could occur. Each of these faults has been given a code. In a manual that should come with the hob, there is a list of error codes and a description of what the problem is.

Customer service is available 7 days a week.

These faults can range from minor and easily self-rectifiable defects to serious and non-self-rectifiable faults. If in doubt, we recommend that you always contact Neff Support or make an appointment for an inspection and repair.

How do you clean your Neff induction hob properly?

Unlike electric hobs, induction hobs do not get hot. This means there is no risk of burn-in. It is usually sufficient to clean the hob with a little washing-up liquid and a soft sponge.

This way you can easily remove stains and leftovers from cooking. In case of heavy soiling, you can buy special cleaning sets. These usually contain a cleaning agent, a sponge and a scraper.

The scraper is used for stubborn dirt. For example, when cooking residues become encrusted on the induction hob.

What are the health risks with Neff induction hobs?

Although there are no studies to date that confirm or deny the health risks posed by induction hobs, you should at least have heard about them. The most frequently mentioned danger concerns pacemakers. There is a suspicion that the frequency of an induction cooker could cause a pacemaker to malfunction.

It is often recommended to keep a distance of 30 to 40 cm from the hob.

Every time you touch the saucepan that is in use at the hob, electricity is discharged through your body. The amount is so small that it is imperceptible. Nevertheless, one cannot ignore the health risks that this poses.

Why can the Neff induction hob no longer be switched on?

The reasons why a Neff induction hob can no longer be switched on can be many and varied. In most cases, it has something to do with the electrical engineering of the appliance or the power supply. In both cases, it is better for a layperson to leave it alone and call in an expert for help.

In an emergency, it is best to contact Neff customer service. They are available seven days a week.

The customer service is available seven days a week from 7am to 10pm. Alternatively, you can make an appointment online for a repair by trained specialists. The website where you can make an appointment is: https://www.neff-home.com/at/service/reparaturservice.

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