Induction hobs will show a flashing "H" (for "Hot") on the display, which means that the cooking zone is still above 60°C.When the temperature drops below this level, the display will automatically switch off.

You can set your induction hob to cook for a period ranging from 1 to 99 minutes via the programmable timer. When the time runs out, the cooking zone switches off automatically.

Ceramic hobs work thanks to heating elements underneath the glass surface which warm up and transfer heat to the selected cooking zone/hob ring Induction hobs, on the other hand, use circular coils which generate a magnetic field that induces heat onto a pan made from ferrous material only when it is physically placed onto the hob itself. These hobs are more efficient and extra safe. Both types of hob are known for being extremely easy to clean.

The Smeg ECO-logic function, a feature of both ceramic and induction hobs, involves an electronic device which limits the appliance's power consumption to less than the 3 kW maximum applicable to the majority of Italian households. This means you can safely use various electrical appliances at the same time.

Hobs must be regularly cleaned, ideally after every use. Make sure the residual heat indicators are no longer lit up before cleaning. If burned-on food residue has been left on the hob after cooking, scrape this off using the supplied scraper, rinse and then dry with a clean cloth. Regular use of the scraper will reduce the need to use chemical products when cleaning your hob.We also recommend using the specific Smeg PULICERAM product on your hob every week. For more information on how to keep your hob in tip-top condition, please consult the user manual supplied with your Smeg product.