Sharp says its 600mm and 900mm induction hobs offer a host of additional ‘must-have’ cooking shortcuts.

Features of the new models include a concentrated boost of power – up to 3,500W for the 900mm model – to achieve target temperatures in record time. AutoHeat allows users to set the ideal cooking conditions, while the Stop&Go function will put cooking on hold if there are any interruptions.

KeepWarm50, meanwhile, allows dishes to be kept warm until it is time to serve.

Sharps CookBridge also links two zones together, making room for awkwardly shaped pots and pans. The hobs are also designed to be hard-wearing with its Schott Ceran glass ceramic design.

The 600mm model retails for around £299 and £599 for the 900mm.

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