What Does ‘A’ Mean on AEG Induction Hob ?

Jen Hammond

May 10, 2022

Last updated on May 19, 2022


Understanding your AEG induction hob shouldn’t take much work – especially if you have the instruction manual to hand! However, it makes sense to get to know what the different codes and symbols that appear on your hob actually mean.

One of the most common codes to come across on an AEG hob is the letter ‘A’. Whether you intentionally set it up or just happened across it, it is essential to know what that ‘A’ stands for!

The letter ‘A’ that flashes on the control panel stands for Automatic Heat Up on an AEG induction hob. 

Now, you may be thinking that the induction hob automatically heats up anyway – it’s not as though you need to use a match to light it! However, the automatic heat up setting actually helps more in the sense of actually reducing temperature – as bizarre as that sounds.

In this article, we will guide you through what the automatic heat up does, when you could need to use it, and how.

What Does Automatic Heat Up Do? 

Simply put, the automatic heat up setting allows you to heat up a pot or a pan with greater efficiency by automatically cranking up to the highest temperature and then decreasing the heat once it needs to. 

An AEG induction hob – as standard – knows when your pot or pan is hot enough and will then automatically bring it down to the temperature you choose so that your food or water cooks as you expect it to. 

By using automatic heat up, you can ensure that your pan reaches the perfect temperature in a shorter period of time, without having to worry about burning what is inside! This can be a major boon for kitchen users who otherwise struggle to cook precisely on traditional hob tops. 

Therefore, keeping an eye out for that ‘A’ setting on your induction hob may be worth doing for efficiency’s sake.

When might I need to use the automatic heat up setting? 

Although it may sound a little odd, you will likely find yourself using the automatic heat up feature on your AEG hob more often than you might think! 

Whether it is because you are running low on time, feeling a little impatient, or need to use the rings / zones for other parts of the same meal, there are plenty of reasons why you might want to speed up the process. 

Even if induction hobs can heat up pots and pans faster than most (thanks to their innovative heating mechanisms), it is wonderful to know that there is a way to help make the process run even faster. 

Automatic heat up settings are not found on every induction hob – it’s a genuine highlight of AEG’s induction range, so be sure to make the most of it. Many people who use these hobs and settings find it difficult to imagine ever cooking at a slower speed – it’ll change the way you prepare your meals for the better.

How do I use the automatic heat up on my AEG induction hob? 

Simply start by pressing the ‘P’ symbol on the control panel. This button starts the power function on the induction hob. The letter ‘P’ should also flash on the display once you have pressed it. Then, press the heat setting that you plan on using. After about three seconds, the letter ‘A’ should flash on the display, indicating that the automatic heat up setting is engaged. 

In order to stop using the automatic heat up setting, simply change the temperature on the ring or zone by touching the control bar of the zone that you are using. 0 is the lowest heat setting, and 12 is the highest. 


It may seem a little strange at first to use your automatic heat-up feature, but as you can see, it is not difficult to use and can definitely be worth it. The main thing about this feature is that it should save you time. It is a wonderful little extra tool to have in your kitchen and, again, is likely to become something that you regularly use, maybe even on a daily basis! 

As always, however, it’s worth consulting your instruction manual should you have any problems with appliances. Otherwise, contacting AEG customer care is a great idea if you feel there are problems you can’t solve or support on your own. Simple!

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