Published on July 14th, 2016 | by The GC Team0
Flex+ induction hobs from GDHA cooking brands
Glen Dimplex Home Appliances has launched its first flexible induction hobs under its Stoves, Belling and New World brands, bringing the technology to consumers at a range of price points and offering clear trade-up opportunities for retailers.
The five new Flex+ products all have ten power settings, digital touch controls and timers, plus many additional features including anti-overheat detection, heat booster, automatic pan detection and child locks.
The 60cm New World IHF60T has up to four Flex+ zones, with two bridgeable areas and power levels of up to 1.85kW and a timer on each zone.
The 60cm Belling IHF64T and 90cm IHF90 are a step up from New World in terms of specification, offering enhanced power levels and a larger cooking area. The 60cm model has four Flex+ zones with two large bridgeable areas, giving consumers the freedom to cook with a variety of shapes and sizes of pans.
The 90cm Belling model has up to five Flex+ zones with power levels of up to 3.7kW. It has two sizeable bridging areas and a larger zone in the middle. Operation is via digital touch-slider controls and users have the option of three pre-set temperatures.
Stoves’ Flex+ models, the 60cm SIHF604T and 90cm SIHF906T, both use a technically advanced Octa induction system which offers optimum coverage and flexibility, with two or three large bridgeable areas offering power levels up to 3.7kW. These hobs offer a range of professional features including independent digital touch-slider controls and timers for each zone and are expected to compete comfortably at the top end of the market.
Jordan Radcliffe, Product Manager for built-in at GDHA, said: “These new products allow us to meet demand for intelligent products, packed full of features, across all price points and for consumers with different cooking requirements.
“The Stoves Flex+ models in particular are a standout product, offering a very high specification with controls that are intuitive, and are absolutely amongst the most powerful on the market. We are expecting significant demand across the board for these Made in Britain products as they are well made and keenly priced, offering great revenue and trade-up opportunities for retailers.”