Hobs are a necessity in any kitchen and they can come in a variety of sizes, shapes, prices and burner types. This can make shopping for hobs a little intimidating and time-consuming, but there are some ways to make it easier and more rewarding. It helps to have your measurements handy and to know whether you want gas or electric and then narrow your search results to only the hobs that meet those specs. Then, you can narrow it down further to include solid surface, ceramic or glass surfaces. This will significantly cut down the amount of time you spend sifting through the search results. Hobs are available in simple, budget-friendly models or in higher-end, more glamorous varieties. You can find hobs that have built-in grills or griddles, programmable timers, warmers and other neat features that are great for those who love to cook. Know what you have to have in a hob, and then compare hobs based on features you’d like to have. You may be surprised at the great deals you can get on even the fanciest models.