I love gas for instant heat and analogue control.
I also love electric for slow cooking where you can leave something simmer for hours on a very low heat.
Induction hobs, I have used a few and the software / heat controls are infuriating compared to turning a dial. It just irritates me to my back teeth every time. I abhor having to lean on this control area. This nothing, a zone marked with paint and a key or lock... to get the ability to change the temp, and then toggle impatiently, stabbing repeatedly with my finger while it counts up through hideous 70's calculator style red glowy numbers which emit a weak, tinny, robotic tone as feedback. There is a barely perceptible lag on the interface. A few milliseconds of software figuring out how to display the next ugly number that just bothers me in it's wastefullness (both of my time and the crappy PLC they appear to use which will render the thing itself unrepairable as those components age).
I also can't stand the smug paternalistic qualities, where I have to be protected from myself by it always being so safe and touchable. Silly humans, always burning themselves.
Maybe I want to shove a marshmallow in a flame, induction hob designers. Maybe I want the ability to char a crust onto something. To experiment a bit. To have two or three hot rings going and move pans between them.
Maybe in a few years this will improve to a silent swipe bar or a physical tactile dial, or something even slicker. Maybe there are ones already where you can turn off the lock, or the tone. but at the moment it's not for me.
Last edited by pwurple; 15-12-2019 at 08:18.