Tuesday 15 June 2021
There are several reasons to switch to an induction hob. Induction cooking is energy-efficient, user-friendly and above all very safe. But what is involved in converting from gas to induction and what are the costs involved? We are happy to explain it to you in this article.
The exact cost of converting from gas to induction depends on the connections needed in your kitchen.
Connection induction cooker €70,- to €140,-
Building a distribution board €99,- to €450,-
Routing the kitchen worktop €50,-
Connection cable €10,- to €20,-
Perilex plug €10,- to €20,-
Placing a perilex socket €85,-
Increasing power grid connection €225,-
*These are indicative prices based on jobs previously carried out. The final costs may differ from the invoice you receive from us.
What work is involved in converting gas to induction?
It goes without saying that you need to connect an induction hob to switch from gas to induction. The connection is relatively cheap and because of the lower energy bill, you will have earned it back quite quickly. Prices for connecting an induction hob start at €70 and can rise to €140, depending on the degree of difficulty of the installation and the size of the hob.
For your induction cooker to work optimally, it is often the case that you have to install an extra group in the meter cupboard. For an induction hob you need an electrical group that can handle more power. Take into account a price tag between €99 and €450 for installing an extra power group.
In order for the induction hob to fit into the built-in kitchen, it may be necessary to mill the kitchen worktop. This usually costs around €50.
You can connect your induction cooker to your new power group using a dedicated connection cable. The costs for such a cable vary between €10 and €20.
You also need a perilex plug if you want to change from gas to induction. Do you live in a fairly recent house, built in the last 10 years? Then there is a good chance that you already have such a plug. Don't have one yet? Then you can buy one for €10 to €20.
To be able to use your perilex plug, you have to install a perilex socket. A perilex socket is an electrical three-phase voltage system that is meant for (household) appliances with a high capacity, such as induction plates for example. You will pay approximately €85 for the installation of a perilex socket.
Increased power connection
An induction hob only really works properly when it is connected to a power group with the correct, high capacity. After installing an extra circuit, you will have to make sure that your connection is made heavier. Don't do this? Then you can cook, but you will need a lot of time to prepare a meal. In fact, this involves changing a 1-phase connection to a 3-phase connection and you will pay around €225 for this.