Pre-programmed induction settings – are you using them?

Pre-programmed induction settings – are you using them?

Are you using your Falcon induction range cooker to the best of its abilities? Including all the pre-programmed low temperature settings and available functions such as Power Boost and Automatic Heat-Up? If not, keep reading to discover the treasure trove your cooker has to offer!

Pre-programmed Low Temperature Settings

Take the guess work out of melting butter, simmering, or keeping foods warm at the right temperature. Falcon induction models feature up to three low temperature settings readily available to assist with your cooking needs. Whether you have two or three low temperature settings is dependent on if your induction hob features a bridging zone. Unsure if you have a bridging zone? In short – if your cooker was supplied standard with an induction griddle plate then this function is available. The instruction manual that accompanies the appliance will also confirm if your induction cooker features a bridging zone.

The low temperature settings should only ever be used when heating from cold. The maximum time these settings can be used is 2 hours, after which the hob will switch off automatically. If required, you can immediately restart the Low Temperature function by reactivating L1 or L2. To increase the heat, just turn the control knob to the required level.

Induction with bridging zone

• L1 will maintain a temperature of about 44 °C – ideal for gently melting butter or chocolate.
• L2 will maintain a temperature of about 70 °C – ideal for keeping food warm, once it is cooked.
• L3 will maintain a temperature of about 94 °C – ideal for simmering (bring the pan to the boil and then select L3 to keep soups, sauces, stews, etc at an optimal simmer).

Induction without bridging zone

• L1 will maintain a temperature of about 40 °C – ideal for gently melting butter or chocolate.
• L2 will maintain a temperature of about 90 °C – ideal for simmering (bring the pan to the boil and then select L2 to keep soups, sauces, stews, etc at an optimal simmer).
This induction cooker also features an Automatic Heat-Up function. This function is available on all the cooking zones and allows rapid heating up of the element to bring the selected cooking zone to temperature. Once the zone is at the required cooking temperature the power level will reduce automatically to the pre-set level.

Power Boost Setting

All the induction cooking zones for both styles of Falcon induction hobs feature the Power Boost Setting. By activating Power Boost, additional power is made available to each of the cooking zones, useful for bringing a large pot of water to the boil quickly. Power Boost will operate for a maximum of 10 minutes on each zone, after which time the power will automatically reduce to setting 9. For more information about how Power Boost links the cooking zones (sharing the power), refer to the instruction manual that accompanies the appliance.

So next time you are pulling out the pots and pans for an induction zone cook up frenzy, be sure to stop and ask ‘not what you can do for your induction hob, but what your induction hob can do for you!’.