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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique hobs rating which considers: 110 US prices • 5,900 expert & user reviews • 5,000 product comparisons • 10 industry awards • Score breakdown
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Versatile and very quick to heat up
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Cheaper to run than gas & more even heating
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Highly efficient and very even heat
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Extra wide hobs with at least 6 heating zones
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Small portable hobs, both gas and electric
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Hobs with downdraft extractors built in
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The most popular hobs on the market
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Kagoo Score
Average Review Rating
Price
Hob Type
Burners / Cooking Zones
Case Design
Release Date
#1

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Belling logo

Belling CH60

160 Reviews
Residual heat indicator Wok burner  Child lock 
Residual heat indicator
Wok burner
Child lock

$30.82

Ceramic
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Mar 2015
#2

86

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Bosch logo

Bosch Serie 6 PCP6A5B90

21 Reviews
Griddle  Wok burner  Electronic ignition 
Griddle
Wok burner
Electronic ignition

$370.66

Gas
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Sep 2016
#3

86

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Neff logo

Neff T26DS49N0

43 Reviews
Built‑in display  Griddle  Child lock 
Built‑in display
Griddle
Child lock

$363.85

Gas
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Dec 2016
#4

85

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CDA logo

CDA HVG720BL

8 Reviews
Five burners / cooking zones  Griddle  Wok burner 
Five burners / cooking zones
Griddle
Wok burner

$396.80

Gas
Info
5
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Apr 2015
#5

85

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AEG logo

AEG IKB64301XB

13 Reviews

$494.27

Induction
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Mar 2018
#6

85

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Cookology CIP613

57 Reviews

$233.40

Induction
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Oct 2016
#7

84

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Samsung NA64H3010BS

15 Reviews

$344.49

Gas
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
May 2020
#8

84

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Belling 444441158

 

$30.82

Ceramic
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Oct 2016
#9

83

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Samsung NZ64H37070K

16 Reviews

$551.18

Induction
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Aug 2018
#10

82

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Bosch Serie 6 PPP6A6B90

22 Reviews

$501.15

Gas
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Mar 2018
#11

81

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Neff T27DS59N0

31 Reviews

$589.02

Gas
Info
5
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Jan 2016
#12

81

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AEG HE604060XB

 

$447.92

Induction
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Aug 2015
#13

81

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Whirlpool AKT8090LX

 

$398.16

Ceramic
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
May 2014
#14

81

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Bosch Serie 6 PIE631FB1E

 

$494.25

Induction
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Apr 2018
#15

80

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CDA HC3621FR

 

$300.69

Ceramic
Info
2
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Mar 2021
#16

80

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Whirlpool GMW6422IXL

 

$395.42

Gas
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Mar 2017
#17

80

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Bosch Serie 4 PWP631BF1B

1 Review

$521.67

Induction
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Oct 2016
#18

79

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Cookology GGH755BK

 

$247.13

Gas
Info
5
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Jun 2018
#19

79

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Blomberg MKN24001

 

$302.05

(Unknown)
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Dec 2018

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What Are The Best Hob Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every hob and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated hob brand is Bosch with an average rating of 91%.

Rank Brand Number of Hobs Price Range Average Rating
#1
Bosch Hobs 310 $371 - $649
91%
915 reviews
#2
AEG Hobs 208 $412 - $935
90%
367 reviews
#3
Neff Hobs 211 $364 - $661
88%
685 reviews
#4
Smeg Hobs 160
83%
188 reviews
#5
Hotpoint Hobs 89
83%
485 reviews
#6
Whirlpool Hobs 109 $395 - $1,163
82%
42 reviews
#7
Fisher & Paykel Hobs 40
82%
3 reviews
#8
Montpellier Hobs 38
82%
1 review
#9
Zanussi Hobs 95
79%
98 reviews
#10
Beko Hobs 72 $678 - $678
78%
322 reviews
#11
Belling Hobs 41 $31 - $31
76%
350 reviews
#12
Indesit Hobs 49
75%
68 reviews
#13
Amica Hobs 44
75%
25 reviews
#14
Rangemaster Hobs 20
75%
16 reviews
#15
Hoover Hobs 50
74%
38 reviews
#16
Samsung Hobs 28 $345 - $551
72%
183 reviews
#17
Baumatic Hobs 29
71%
115 reviews
#18
CDA Hobs 82 $301 - $438
71%
43 reviews
#19
New World Hobs 23
71%
160 reviews
#20
Stoves Hobs 23
71%
328 reviews
#21
Miele Hobs 83 $1,299 - $2,299
70%
38 reviews
#22
Candy Hobs 66
66%
52 reviews
#23
De Dietrich Hobs 36
60%
8 reviews
#24
Gorenje Hobs 62 $221 - $404
45%
7 reviews
#25
Electrolux Hobs 144 $515 - $515
41%
3 reviews
#26
Franke Hobs 32
#27
Bertazzoni Hobs 31
#28
KitchenAid Hobs 29
#29
Balay Hobs 40
#30
Siemens Hobs 277
#31
Teka Hobs 60
#32
CATA Hobs 22

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$365.16
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$447.92
$69 cheaper
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is a wok burner?
AA work burner is a larger circular burner specifically made for wide-bottomed woks, in order to evenly distribute the heat across the whole base.
QWhat is a fish burner?
AA fish burner is a long rectangular burner, designed for grilling whole fish.
QWhat is a residual heat indicator?
AA residual heat indicator is a glowing light (usually red) on the hob to show when an electric burner is still hot, so as to prevent accidental injury.
QWhat is a flame failure device?
AA flame failure device monitors the flame on a gas burner, and automatically cuts the gas supply if the flame goes out.

Hob Buying Guide

A hob is a collection of gas or electric burners arranged together in a single unit with a unified power source. While they are usually included with an oven as part of a cooker set, they can also be bought seperately. We have a large selection of hobs in all different shapes, sizes and colours, allowing you to pick the perfect hob for your needs, as well as one that complements the style of your kitchen.

Burner Type

When choosing a hob, first you must decide whether you want gas or electric burners. Both have advantages and disadvantages:

Gas Hob: Gas burners have no heat-up time, so are far quicker to use, and the heat levels are easier to control than electric. Gas flames tend to spread more evenly across the bottom of pans, meaning quicker heating and more even cooking. They are also cheaper to run than electric hobs, saving you money on daily use.

Electric Hob: Electric hot plates take time to heat up, and tend to have a far more concentrated heat radius, leading to uneven heat distribution with large pans. They are also more expensive to run than gas hobs - however they are easier to clean, and significantly easier to set up and use.

All our hobs are graded on their energy efficiency. The higher the grade, the less energy will be used during cooking, and the cheaper the hob will be to run. Look for a hob graded at A++ or above for the best efficiency in daily use.

Number Of Burners

Another consideration is the number of cooking zones (burners or hot plates) on the hob. Most hobs have 4 burners spaced evenly across the top of the machine - however some models have as few as 2, or as many as 7. These burners will be of differing sizes and shapes - most 4-burner hobs contain a small, medium, large and extra-large burner, suitable for a range of different pots and pans. While 3-4 burners will be sufficient for the majority of users, people that find themselves cooking a lot of dishes at once may wish to look at extra-large hobs that can fit several different pans at once.

Specialist Burners

It's not only the number of burners that is important - several more advanced hobs also contain specialist burners as well. These can include:

Fish Burner: A long, thin burner, large enough to fit a whole fish on at once.

Wok Hob: An extra-large circular burner, suitable for the large flat bottoms of woks.

Teppanyaki Hob: A large, flat, square burner, suitable for the preparation of teppanyaki - a Japanese form of cooking that involves cooking ingredients at high heat on a metal plate.

Power Level

The power level of the hobs are measured in watts (W). The larger the power level, the quicker and more efficiently food will be cooked. Hobs also have a different amount of power settings - on some more basic models, this can be little more than 'low' or 'high'. However more advanced models feature a large number of power settings, allowing for extreme precision when cooking.

Hob Retailers, Prices and Features

Hob Prices

The price range of hobs is from $19 to $2,299 and in total we found prices for 51 hobs. On average, a new hob costs $478 and 80% of hobs are priced between $36 and $999. The cheapest hob that we found is the Brentwood TS337 at only $20, and the most expensive is the Miele KM3054G at $2,299.

Hob Brands - Price Range

Miele hobs range in price from $1,299 to $2,299, and the highest average hob price out of all brands is Miele hobs with an average price of $1,599.

The average price of Gaggenau hobs is $999 which is the second highest average price of all hob brands. Gaggenau hobs range in price from $999 to $999.

The third highest average hob price out of all brands is Beko hobs with an average price of $678. Beko hobs start at $678 and their most expensive hob costs $678.

Hob Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 39 expert reviews and 5,483 user reviews for hobs and used this information to determine the average rating for each brand of hob. Bosch is the top rated hob brand with an average rating of 91%. AEG is the second best brand with 90% and Neff is the third best brand with 88%.

Biggest Hob Retailers

The biggest hob retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 36 current hob offers from eBay.

When Are Most New Hobs Released?

The most common period for new hobs to be released in is between April and June. That means that most of the latest hob technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. May was the biggest month in 2020 for new hobs, with 36 new hobs released that month. In 2019 most new hobs were released in April, with 40 new hobs released that month. The biggest month in 2018 for new hob releases was June, with 119 new hobs released that month.

How Fast Do Hob Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, hobs drop in price by 7% on average.

A typical new hob costs on average $482. By waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average $35.

Hob Types

There are a number of different technologies used by hobs to transfer heat to the cooking pan. Gas hobs use a simple flame to heat the underside of the pan and can be used with any pan type. Electric hobs come in a variety of types including ceramic, sealed plate, halogen and induction.

We found 1,424 hobs that are induction hobs, which makes this the most frequently found hob type amongst new hobs. Gas is the second most common hob type amongst new hobs. We found 1,177 hobs that are gas hobs.

The best hob types are considered to be gas or electric induction. Both types are considered very controllable, heat up quickly and respond quickly to adjustments to the temperature dial.

Burners / Cooking Zones

The number of burners (gas) or cooking zones (electric) on the hob.

Across the range of hobs, the burners / cooking zones range from 1zone(s) to 10zone(s). The burners / cooking zones of the majority of hobs range from 4zone(s) to 5zone(s). The hob with the most burner / cooking zone is the Whirlpool SMP 778, which is an 8zone(s) burner / cooking zone hob and can be purchased for $1,163.11. The CDA HG3610BL, which is available at $437.99, has the least burner / cooking zone and is a 1zone(s) burner / cooking zone hob.

More burners/cooking zones mean that you can cook more food at once, making the hob more efficient and meaning you can prepare large meals faster.

Case Designs

The case design denotes whether the hob is meant to be free standing, or designed to be built into furnishings in the kitchen.

We found 3,111 hobs that are integrated hobs, which makes this the most frequently found case design amongst new hobs. We found 10 hobs that are freestanding hobs, making freestanding the second most common case design amongst new hobs.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Hobs?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying hobs. For each retailer it shows the total number of hobs where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying hobs. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was eBay. 36 of their hob prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Hobs for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for hobs by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of hob prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's hob prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 100% of their hob prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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