Making cooking smarter: Smeg launches new Area Induction Hob

Smeg has introduced a new state-of-the-art Area Induction Hob.

Utilising the brand’s VIVO screen technology, the Area is its most intelligent hob to date and one of the most advanced on the market today, it said, providing users with total freedom when cooking.

“The Area Hob is a game changer within the induction hob market,” the company said. Thoughtfully designed down to every small detail, the Area hob can cook a multitude of dishes at one time on different timers so you can whip up meals to the utmost perfection.

The hob has capacity for 12 pans, making it perfect for hosting Christmas dinners and family parties. The Area hob also boasts four pre-set settings for warming, simmering, boiling, and cooking.

With intelligent Follow Pot technology, the Area Hob has 38 sensors to help recognise each individual pan, follow it around the hob whilst maintaining the initial settings. For ultimate control, the induction system allows for each and every pot to have its own timer and up to 17 power levels.

In addition, Smeg’s recently-launched cookware pans are induction hob safe, making it the perfect cooking set to use on the Area Hob.

The Area hob can heat up to 12 pots of differing sizes, with no predetermined cooking zones, down to pans as small as 9cm. Simply place your pans where convenient and the Autopot detection function will automatically recognise the position of the pots throughout the hob, saving you from having to fuss with adjusting the temperature settings or heating a new cooking zone – leaving you more time to focus on the food itself.