Teka’s induction hob models are some of the most practical and easiest to get used to. However, if you’re just getting started with an induction hob for the first time, you may be wondering how to use a Teka Induction hob.
It always makes sense to try and read your Teka induction hob manual before you get started with it. However, if you don’t have instructions to hand and just want to hit the ground running, here are a few basic tips to use when it comes to running and locking your new Teka induction hob.
Please note – this information may vary depending on the Teka induction hob you buy – so always look for the manual first!
How to Turn Your Teka Induction Hob On (and Start Using the Zones)
Of course, the first step to any legendary cook getting to know their hob is learning how to turn it on! All you need to do is locate the on/off button on the control panel at the bottom of the induction hob.
Hold the button for about a second. You should see the number 0 appear on all of the ring displays, indicating that the hob is now on and waiting for further instruction. You will also notice that the decimal point will flash as long as you have not selected a specific zone.
You will then have about 20 seconds to select a zone before the Teka induction hob automatically turns itself off. You can select the zone that you wish to use by pressing the plus symbol next to its control.
The first time that you press the symbol, you will select the zone, then when you press it again, it will increase the temperature. You can increase the temperature setting from 1 to 9 using the plus symbol to raise the temperature and the minus symbol to decrease it. You could also immediately set the zone at its highest setting simply by pressing the minus symbol first.
How to Turn Your Teka Induction Hob Off
When you have finished using the hob, you need to press the minus symbol on the selected zone to decrease the temperature level to 0. Once the zone has reached the number 0, the induction hob will automatically turn off.
If you would like to turn off the induction hob quicker, simply press the plus and minus symbols simultaneously until the hob powers off.
Then, you may notice an “H” appear next to the ring display that you have used. This indicates that the ring you were using is hot to the touch and that you will therefore need to be careful around it. It’s called a residual heat indicator, and it’s helpful as a safety feature and as a finishing cooking tool.
Once you have finished cooking, you can then press the off button in order to power down the entire hob.
How to Use the Lock on Your Teka Induction Hob
To switch on the lock on your Teka induction hob, simply turn it on using the on/off switch on the control panel. Once the hob is live, quickly touch the minus symbol and hold it for about five seconds. After the five seconds, you should see the letter “L” appear on all of the zones’ displays. This indicates that the hob has now been locked, so the control panel (apart from the on/off symbol) will not be in use.
To unlock your Teka induction hob, press the on/off switch, then press the two plus symbols on the right-hand side of the control panel simultaneously. You will notice that the “L” will disappear, and should be replaced by the number “0”, to indicate that the hob is now in use and is waiting for further instruction.
Timer Functions on Your Teka Induction Hob
Generally, you’ll find that the most popular Teka induction hobs have timer functions built-in. You can activate this after choosing a zone, and then setting its power level with the plus and minus buttons – before tapping the clock sensor button.
When the “00” display lights up, you can use the clock symbol to increase your timer’s value, and the minus button to decrease it. You can speed this up by keeping your fingers on either button.
Once set, you can then leave your cooking zone to warm up your food, before it beeps to let you know that it has finished its routine. Again, keep an eye out for the “H” symbol, as this will let you know the zone in question is still hot.
As Teka models can vary, make sure to check these functions align with your given appliance. Otherwise, it will be worth consulting your appliance manual, or contacting Teka directly for advice.
Are Teka Hobs Easy to Use?
Yes – Teka induction hobs are some of the easiest on the market to set up and use. However, there are always going to be a few things you will need to learn – especially if you are moving over from traditional gas or electric cooking. Therefore, make sure to clue up on the basics – at least – before cooking up a storm.