1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Why are touch controls fitted to induction hobs?

Discussion in 'Appliances' started by ericmark, 1 Aug 2014.

  1. ericmark

    ericmark

    Joined:
    27 Jan 2008
    Messages:
    18,615
    Thanks Received:
    1,746
    Location:
    Llanfair Caereinion, Nr Welshpool
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I am lucky mine has knobs but my mothers had to be ripped out because of touch controls.

    1) Can't be seen at the angle of view for anyone in a wheel chair.
    2) Slow to operate you need to lift pan rather then simply turn off.
    3) Often effected with food spillage so control it lost.

    With halogen hobs I could see the point of easy clean before anything gets baked on but with induction stuff does not bake on and the use of touch controls means the fast reaction time of the induction hob is lost due to the poor human machine interface offered with touch controls when compared with a simple knob.

    So why make them?
     
  2. Diyisfun

    Diyisfun

    Joined:
    15 Jun 2004
    Messages:
    7,267
    Thanks Received:
    285
    Location:
    Norwich
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Because the manufacture/marketing people think they is what we want.
    If there were poor sales as against those with a knob, ie no demand then they wont be allowed for long. The market dictates after the product has been launched.
     
  3. Sponsored Links
  4. ericmark

    ericmark

    Joined:
    27 Jan 2008
    Messages:
    18,615
    Thanks Received:
    1,746
    Location:
    Llanfair Caereinion, Nr Welshpool
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    When I was a Lad "With knobs on" meant it was better!
     
  5. Diyisfun

    Diyisfun

    Joined:
    15 Jun 2004
    Messages:
    7,267
    Thanks Received:
    285
    Location:
    Norwich
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Bells & whistles also, those were the days.
     
  6. DIYnot Local

    DIYnot Local

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2019
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

    Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


    Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

     
  7. Sponsored Links
Loading...

Share This Page