Hobs

Miele KM 6115

Miele KM 6115

From

£658

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Induction

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Smeg S64SN

Smeg S64SN

From

£219

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Gas

3 Offers from 1 shop >

Konig INDUC 21

Konig INDUC 21

From

£132

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Induction

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Bosch PKE611

Bosch PKE611

From

£216

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Ceramic

2 Offers from 2 shops >

Zanussi ZGG62414

Zanussi ZGG62414

From

£139

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Gas

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Smeg SI5322B

Smeg SI5322B

From

£365

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Induction

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Candy PLE 64

Candy PLE 64

From

£110

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Electric

5 Offers from 2 shops >

Hotpoint PAS 642

Hotpoint PAS 642

From

£106

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Gas

2 Offers from 1 shop >

Bosch PXE 651 FC 1 E

Bosch PXE 651 FC 1 E

From

£1,127

  • Design: Freestanding
  • Hob Type: Induction

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Whirlpool AKR350IX

Whirlpool AKR350IX

From

£213

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Gas

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Siemens EX 901 LXC 1 E

Siemens EX 901 LXC 1 E

From

£1,671

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Ceramic / Induction

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Hotpoint PKL 751 D 2 IX HA

Hotpoint PKL 751 D 2 IX HA

From

£447

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Gas

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Siemens EP 9 A 6 QB 90

Siemens EP 9 A 6 QB 90

From

£815

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Gas

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Electrolux EHF 3920

Electrolux EHF 3920

From

£313

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Ceramic

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Franke FHNE 805 4G TC XS C

Franke FHNE 805 4G TC XS C

From

£553

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Gas

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Neff T 57 TS 61 N 0

Neff T 57 TS 61 N 0

From

£781

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Induction

1 Offer from 1 shop >

AEG HC 452400

AEG HC 452400

From

£474

  • Design: Freestanding
  • Hob Type: Induction

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Electrolux EHH 3634 F 9 K

Electrolux EHH 3634 F 9 K

From

£345

  • Design: Freestanding
  • Hob Type: Induction

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Teka EFX3012HT

Teka EFX3012HT

From

£129

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Glass-ceramic

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Klarstein VariCook XL

Klarstein VariCook XL

From

£159

  • Design: Freestanding
  • Hob Type: Induction

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Neff T48BT13N0

Neff T48BT13N0

From

£317

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Induction

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Smeg PS9065

Smeg PS9065

From

£479

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Gas

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Domo DO 315

Domo DO 315

From

£143

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Induction

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Rommelsbacher CT 2215

Rommelsbacher CT 2215

From

£176

  • Design: Integrated

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Electrolux EHH 3920

Electrolux EHH 3920

From

£240

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Induction

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Montpellier GH91X

Montpellier GH91X

From

£207

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Gas

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Hotpoint DD 752 P HA MR

Hotpoint DD 752 P HA MR

From

£379

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Gas

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Beko HIC 64502

Beko HIC 64502

From

£282

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Ceramic

2 Offers from 1 shop >

Foster 7055 062

Foster 7055 062

From

£543

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Gas

1 Offer from 1 shop >

NJ Domino 302S

NJ Domino 302S

From

£110

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Gas

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Beko HIC64403

Beko HIC64403

From

£274

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Ceramic

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Electrolux EGE 6172NOK

Electrolux EGE 6172NOK

From

£329

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Gas / Ceramic

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Klarstein 10027876

Klarstein 10027876

From

£50

  • Design: Freestanding
  • Hob Type: Ceramic

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Klarstein 10027875

Klarstein 10027875

From

£72

  • Design: Freestanding
  • Hob Type: Ceramic

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Klarstein Virtuosa 6500w

Klarstein Virtuosa 6500w

From

£219

  • Design: Freestanding
  • Hob Type: Ceramic

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Cata IB2PLUS

Cata IB2PLUS

From

£258

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Induction

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Nodor GCS417

Nodor GCS417

From

£283

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Gas

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Bosch PXX675DC1E

Bosch PXX675DC1E

From

£743

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Ceramic / Induction

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Amica KMC13280E

Amica KMC13280E

From

£155

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Ceramic

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Whirlpool GMA6410

Whirlpool GMA6410

From

£239

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Gas

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Balay 3 EB 969 MU

Balay 3 EB 969 MU

From

£568

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Induction

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Whirlpool GMA9522IXL

Whirlpool GMA9522IXL

From

£329

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Gas

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Bosch PXY875DE3E

Bosch PXY875DE3E

From

£1,421

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Induction

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Teka IZ 6415

Teka IZ 6415

From

£332

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Induction

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Whirlpool AKT310

Whirlpool AKT310

From

£159

  • Hob Type: Electric

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Naelia CGF 06902

Naelia CGF 06902

From

£160

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Induction

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Siemens EX645FEC1E

Siemens EX645FEC1E

From

£481

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Induction

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Siemens EC 9 A 5 TB 90

Siemens EC 9 A 5 TB 90

From

£695

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Gas

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Siemens ET645HN17

Siemens ET645HN17

From

£454

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Ceramic

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Rommelsbacher THL 2

Rommelsbacher THL 2

From

£111

  • Design: Integrated

2 Offers from 2 shops >

CDA HVG93

CDA HVG93

From

£486

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Gas

2 Offers from 2 shops >

Kenwood IH470

Kenwood IH470

From

£337

  • Design: Freestanding
  • Hob Type: Induction

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Miele KM 2335

Miele KM 2335

From

£1,179

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Gas

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Nova 02 300500 01 001

Nova 02 300500 01 001

From

£143

  • Design: Freestanding
  • Hob Type: Induction

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Siemens ET 875 LMP 1 D

Siemens ET 875 LMP 1 D

From

£583

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Ceramic

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Bosch PXX 375 FB 1 E

Bosch PXX 375 FB 1 E

From

£681

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Induction

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Teka EX 6013 GAIALDRCIBUT

Teka EX 6013 GAIALDRCIBUT

From

£209

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Gas

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Amica PI6112WFT

Amica PI6112WFT

From

£459

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Induction

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Balay 3 EB 861 LR

Balay 3 EB 861 LR

From

£395

  • Design: Integrated
  • Hob Type: Induction

1 Offer from 1 shop >

TKG Team Kalorik TKG DKP 1002

TKG Team Kalorik TKG DKP 1002

From

£50

  • Design: Freestanding
  • Hob Type: Electric

1 Offer from 1 shop >

Buying Guide - Hobs

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A gas hob is excellent for producing instant heat and for responding immediately to a change of setting: heat produced on a gas hob can be reduced as quickly as it can be increased.  The flame is always visible on a gas hob so it's very easy to adjust the gas hob to the exact heat that you require.  This immediacy makes the gas hob the number one choice for professional cooks.


A gas hob doesn't require natural gas provision.  Bottled gas (LPG) works just as well, and the gas hob heats and responds in exactly the same way as with mains gas.  LPG may not be as clean as natural gas, but for anyone with limited funds, buying a cylinder of propane gas every few months for your gas hob is a good way to help with the family budget.

There are three types of electric hob.  Most are now smooth and ceramic so when the milk boils over, it is unable to collect under the rings.  While you do have to clean up an overspill pretty quickly, spills are much easier to wipe up than they used to be.  The three main types of electric hob are:

The solid plate

This type of electric hob has been around for years.  However, it's still popular and is available as a built-in worktop unit or a portable freestanding unit.

The radiant spiral

This is also a longstanding favourite.  A relic of the 1950s electric cooker but now the radiant coils of the cooker are usually concealed beneath a ceramic hob, rendering this cooker easy to clean.

Halogen hobs

This type of heating is the newest of the three.  It's quick and clean, incorporating a halogen light under a ceramic plate.  Halogen hobs are the ultimate flat hotplate, with a ceramic glass top which glows when it’s switched on.  Halogen hobs are slightly safer than the other two hob types as you are less likely to put a plate, a cloth or - heaven forbid - your hand on a glowing red element.

Induction hobs are the most 'magical' of hob types, and have been around since the 1970s.  It is also one of the safest hobs on the market.  This is because induction hobs don't begin to heat up until a saucepan or metal casserole is placed upon them.  This means that there are no knobs, and hence no danger of forgetting to turn the cooker off.

When a saucepan is placed on the induction hob, a magnetic circuit is created.  When the saucepan is removed from the hob, the circuit is broken and the power is cut.  An induction hob only works with cooking pots that have a magnetic field.  This means that copper, aluminium and heatproof glass are unsuitable for induction hob cooking.

There is now an even more pioneering type of induction hob which is promoted as being 'zoneless'.  This is a great innovation as any size of magnetic container can be placed anywhere on the surface of the hob and sensors under the surface will 'read' the dimensions of the container and just heat that one covered area.  This is ideal if you wish to heat up a griddle and a couple of saucepans of different sizes.  Induction hobs of this kind put pay to moving things around like pieces on a chessboard.

Hob sizes

Until a few years ago, gas hob and electric hob models only had four burners, but with larger kitchens and more adventurous cooking, gas hob models in particular have become more versatile.  A standard five burner gas hob will have one large burner (usually in the centre), two smaller ones and one very small burner for simmering.  These gas hob models generally come in 700 millimetre widths.

Glass-covered gas hob models are a good option, and are popular because of their ease of cleaning.  They are usually a little larger, starting at 750 millimetres and going up to 900 millimetres.  This flexibility of size is one of the joys of a built-in gas hob.  It's possible to have a gas hob, an induction hob, or halogen hobs in a size to suit you, as opposed to being governed by the overall size of the appliance.  Providing that you have the space on your worktop, a large gas hob is always a good choice.  In the kitchen, it is always better and safer to have too large a cooking area.

Features

digital cameraThe quickest and most efficient hob in terms of electricity is definitely the induction hob.  An induction hob will be more expensive than a standard electric hob, but they are more versatile and are more economical in terms of energy conversion.  An induction hob has been found to use 90 per cent of its energy input, compared to an ordinary electric ring-type hob that uses only 65 per cent.  This is an important point to bear in mind when you consider the cost of fuel and the cost to the environment.


Induction hob cooking is faster than cooking using conventional hobs such as the gas hob.  In addition to flexible cooking zones, they feature timers and child safety locks.  Another family-friendly feature is the ability of an induction hob to go cold as soon as a pan is removed from the heated surface, unlike a gas hob where the flame will continue until the gas hob has been switched off.  Some models are even capable of detecting the presence of a spoon or knife on the surface and will not start up the electromagnetic field, unlike a gas hob where the flame will continue to burn regardless.  Induction hobs often possess a booster feature which can heat water faster than your average electric kettle.  These hobs will also turn themselves off if they detect overheating - a great feature for easily distracted cooks and something a gas hob cannot do .

The well-loved gas hob has a strong following, with more gas hob models being sold in the UK than any other kind.  The gas hob's ease of use and relative cheapness in comparison to induction hobs and halogen hobs are just two reasons for their popularity.  Gas hob types produce high and instant heat, and this means that they are now being widely manufactured with additional high-powered burners for woks and barbecue griddles, as well as rectangular burners for fish kettles.  A good safety improvement available on the more modern gas hob is an all-in-one pan support, which eliminates the chance of small pans tipping over on the gas hob.

The majority of modern gas hob models have electric ignition, and some have a re-ignite feature that cuts in if the flame goes out.  This is a great advance in preventing a potentially dangerous build-up of gas around the gas hob.  Today's gas hob models are much safer appliances than they used to be, and of course they can be invaluable in the event of a sudden electricity cut.  It's also possible to buy a gas hob with a tempered glass cover, thus combining the speed of a gas hob with the easy clean properties of ceramic hobs.

Halogen hobs sit happily between the speed of a gas hob and the easy to clean properties of a ceramic hob.  Unlike induction hobs, halogen hobs use infrared heating technology and therefore do not discriminate against the type of saucepan used.  This means that halogen hobs are compatible with your existing pans.  A halogen hob distributes the heat evenly under the pan and often comes with a heat-waste indicator and an automatic cut-off in the event of an unexpected temperature rise.

The introduction of touch screens has moved gas hob and electric hob cooking on to a whole new level.  Using the same principle as microwave controls, a gas hob touch screen makes the work surface much easier to clean and is therefore much more hygienic: there are no fiddly knobs to offer accommodation for germs.

A recent advance in gas hob models is the duel fuel gas hob which provides you with the immediacy of a gas hob, with say, an electrical feature such as a deep fat fryer.  These types of gas hob are known as domino hobs, and you can have a whole range of electrical units as well as the deep fat fryer.  You can mix and match your gas hob preferences to suit your cooking requirements.  Only the size of your worktop is your limit.