If you have just bought a new Neff induction hob, then chances are that you are very excited to get home and install it and wondering ‘how to install a neff induction hob’. Installing a Neff induction hob along with setting it up can be a tricky process, which is why it is normally a good idea to reach out to an expert for help.
These installations can be complicated, and it is definitely not worth risking yourself or your loved ones – electrical hazards and fire risks can easily arrive.
Thankfully, having your new Neff induction hob installed will not cost the Earth, and you can normally expect an expert to get you up and running in a matter of hours. In fact, depending on where you buy your induction hob from, installation may be included in the price of the appliance.
However, that does not mean that you cannot help to prepare for the arrival of your new induction hob. There are a few things that you will need to know ahead of time.
How Can I Prepare for the Arrival of my Neff Induction Hob?
First of all, you will need to choose the perfect location for your new induction hob, and you may need to remove your existing hob. Although one of Neff’s key selling points is that their hob systems are slimline, they do need a requisite amount of space to function safely.
We tend to only think of the glass surface as the be-all and end-all to induction hobs. However, there is a whole system underneath. You will need a cupboard, drawer, existing cooker unit or empty space beneath the induction hob in order for the fan to be able to function properly. The fan is essential in order to cool down the hob and is normally needed after most uses.
The second thing that you will need to prepare is the surface itself. Not only do you need plenty of space for the glass surface, but you will also need a surface that is thick enough and well-supported enough to hold the induction hob outright.
Although induction hobs are relatively light compared to most hobs, you will still need to ensure that the surface you have chosen is strong enough to hold it and all of its components. Remember that it is not just the weight of the hob that it will need to handle, your Neff induction hob will have to hold whole pots full of food and water, and you may even use all of your zones / rings at once.
Therefore, it is a good idea to have a surface that is at least 20 mm thick in order for the induction hob to be properly installed. If there is any doubt, always reach out to a professional installer or ask a member of Neff’s customer care team for full details.
What Will I Need for My Neff Induction Hob to Function Properly?
Once your Neff induction hob has been installed, you will need to ensure that you have all of the right equipment to make it work! As you know, induction hobs can only work with induction-ready pans. This means that they need pans with magnetic bases. You will be able to check if your pans are magnetic simply by checking the base of the pans for a symbol indicating that it is for induction hobs or by using a magnet.
If the magnet sticks to the base of the pan, then you can use them on your Neff induction hob – if it doesn’t, then you will need a new set of pans. It is a good idea to check your pans before your Neff induction hob is installed – that way, once it is set up, you can start cooking right away!
This does mean that you won’t be able to use the same old aluminium pans to get started. Iron and stainless steel, on the whole, is the way to go.
Once your Neff induction hob has been installed, remember to remove the plastic film and ensure that the bases of your pans are clean before you start using it. Remember always to keep the glass surface clean and remove any debris before using it. That way, you can better ensure that nothing scratches the hob, and it will stay as pristine as it is for as long as possible!
Your installer or electrician may even be able to help demonstrate the hob to you – where possible, it’s worth asking ahead of time.
Should I Install My Neff Induction Hob Myself?
Ideally, industry professionals should always fit induction hobs from any brand or manufacturer – they can present a significant fire risk. Induction hobs need to be wired onto their own circuits because they can reach extreme heat, on multiple rings or zones, at the same time.
If the hob does not receive the requisite amount of power (be it too little or too much), or it simply has not been wired properly, then not only do you run the risk of breaking the appliance, you also run the risk of causing significant damage to your home, and potential harm to those around you.
Even though induction hobs are simple to use, they are not simple appliances. They need to be installed by someone who has been professionally trained to do so.
As mentioned above, it’s worth checking with your chosen retailer or store if an installation service is offered as standard. If it’s available, take it – as installing a Neff induction hob on your own can be a tricky process, and one that might land you in hot water.
Alternatively, Neff offer an installation service for their induction hobs. Take a look and take some hassle off your plate!