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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique hobs rating which considers: 190 US prices • 4,200 expert & user reviews • 4,900 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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Versatile and very quick to heat up
Electric Hobs
Cheaper to run than gas & more even heating
Induction Hobs
Highly efficient and very even heat
Extra-Large Hobs
Extra wide hobs with at least 6 heating zones
Tabletop Hobs
Small portable hobs, both gas and electric
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Small narrow hobs, great for small kitchens
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Neff T36FB41X0G

132 Reviews
Which? - Best Buy

$410.68

Induction
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4
Zone(s)
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(Unknown)
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May 2018
#2

87

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AEG IKB64301XB

11 Reviews

$424.83

Induction
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4
Zone(s)
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(Unknown)
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Mar 2018
#3

87

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Neff T26DS49N0

33 Reviews

$359.18

Gas
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4
Zone(s)
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(Unknown)
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Dec 2016
#4

87

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Cookology CIT600

97 Reviews

$180.22

Induction
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4
Zone(s)
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(Unknown)
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Jun 2016
#5

87

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Cookology CET600

26 Reviews

$193.10

Induction
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4
Zone(s)
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(Unknown)
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Jun 2018
#6

86

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Zanussi ZEV8646XBA

5 Reviews

$347.59

Induction
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4
Zone(s)
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(Unknown)
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Feb 2012
#7

86

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Bosch Serie 4 PUE611BF1B

210 Reviews
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$423.55

Induction
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4
Zone(s)
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(Unknown)
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Feb 2017
#8

86

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Russell Hobbs RH75GH601B

32 Reviews

$211.83

Gas
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5
Zone(s)
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(Unknown)
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Oct 2017
#9

85

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Russell Hobbs RH86GH701SS

24 Reviews

$217.57

Gas
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5
Zone(s)
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(Unknown)
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Oct 2017
#10

85

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Hotpoint PCN642HBK

$161.76

Gas
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4
Zone(s)
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(Unknown)
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Oct 2016
#11

85

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Belling GHU60GE

$137.75

Gas
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4
Zone(s)
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(Unknown)
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Mar 2015
#12

85

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Bosch Serie 2 PBP6B2B60

9 Reviews

$203.41

Gas
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4
Zone(s)
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Jan 2016
#13

85

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Whirlpool ACM822NE

9 Reviews

$407.78

Induction
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4
Zone(s)
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Integrated
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Oct 2016
#14

85

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Samsung NZ64H37070K

16 Reviews

$442.95

Induction
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4
Zone(s)
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(Unknown)
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Aug 2018
#15

85

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Russell Hobbs RH60GH402B

178 Reviews

$160.91

Gas
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4
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(Unknown)
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Dec 2018
#16

85

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Bosch Serie 4 NKE645GA1E

$298.64

Ceramic
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4
Zone(s)
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(Unknown)
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Sep 2017
#17

85

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Bosch Serie 2 PKE611CA1E

35 Reviews

$307.69

Ceramic
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4
Zone(s)
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(Unknown)
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May 2018
#18

85

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Neff T27DS59N0

19 Reviews

$475.05

Gas
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5
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(Unknown)
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Jan 2016
#19

84

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CDA HVG720SS

7 Reviews

$372.06

Gas
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5
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(Unknown)
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Apr 2015
#20

84

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Bosch Serie 4 NKM645GA1E

$401.23

Ceramic
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4
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(Unknown)
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Mar 2017

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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 92%.

Rank Brand Number of Hobs Price Range Average Rating
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Bosch Hobs 306 $203 - $1,743
92%
671 reviews
#2
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AEG Hobs 192 $411 - $2,145
90%
350 reviews
#3
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Neff Hobs 205 $218 - $1,110
87%
487 reviews
#4
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Hotpoint Hobs 83 $162 - $319
81%
356 reviews
#5
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Fisher & Paykel Hobs 36
81%
1 review
#6
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De Dietrich Hobs 35
81%
1 review
#7
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Smeg Hobs 142 $282 - $628
80%
115 reviews
#8
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Montpellier Hobs 30 $231 - $231
80%
1 review
#9
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Whirlpool Hobs 101 $164 - $1,019
78%
49 reviews
#10
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Beko Hobs 59 $205 - $205
77%
313 reviews
#11
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Candy Hobs 60 $192 - $192
76%
40 reviews
#12
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Belling Hobs 41 $137 - $137
76%
223 reviews
#13
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Zanussi Hobs 66 $123 - $562
76%
88 reviews
#14
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Amica Hobs 41
76%
16 reviews
#15
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Hoover Hobs 45 $160 - $294
75%
56 reviews
#16
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Stoves Hobs 26
73%
204 reviews
#17
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Samsung Hobs 26 $204 - $960
72%
176 reviews
#18
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New World Hobs 22
71%
158 reviews
#19
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Baumatic Hobs 29
70%
91 reviews
#20
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Miele Hobs 83 $799 - $899
69%
53 reviews
#21
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CDA Hobs 62 $191 - $396
64%
31 reviews
#22
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Indesit Hobs 41
60%
3 reviews
#23
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Gorenje Hobs 61 $186 - $470
42%
6 reviews
#24
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Electrolux Hobs 137 $282 - $1,000
31%
2 reviews
#25
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Siemens Hobs 269 $434 - $2,120
#26
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Teka Hobs 60
#27
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Balay Hobs 40
#28
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Franke Hobs 30
#29
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KitchenAid Hobs 29
#30
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Bertazzoni Hobs 28
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CATA Hobs 20

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$442.95
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$424.83
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$903.02
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$711.04
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$475.05
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$193.10
$282 cheaper
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$432.72
$123 cheaper
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N13TD26N0
$555.62
Better Kagoo
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Better brand
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T26BB56N0
$218.85
Better brand
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CIP613
$218.85
Better Kagoo
Score
Nine months
newer
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Bosch
PKN601DP1D
$754.72
$106 cheaper
Better brand
Four burners /
cooking zones
VS
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AEG
IKE84441XB
$860.36
Better Kagoo
Score
17 months newer
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AEG
HKH81700FB
$836.80
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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CTAI 9640FFS
$854.90
Newer by 20
months
Two more
burners /
cooking zones
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Samsung
NZ64H37070K
$442.95
$263 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by three
years
VS
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Neff
T36FB40X0
$705.50
Better brand
A bit better
user reviews
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AEG
HG755450SY
$632.82
$73 cheaper
Better brand
One year newer
VS
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Neff
T36FB40X0
$705.50
Better Kagoo
Score
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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.

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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.
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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

In total we found 194 hobs ranging from $14 to $2,146. The average price of a new hob is $636 and the 80% of hobs are priced between $186 and $1,225. The cheapest hob that we found is the Brentwood TS337 at only $15, and the most expensive is the AEG HC452601EB at $2,145.

Hob Brands - Price Range

The average price of Siemens hobs is $1,028 which is the highest average price of all hob brands. Siemens hobs range in price from $434 to $2,120.

Bosch hobs start at $203 and their most expensive hob costs $1,743. The second highest average hob price out of all brands is Bosch hobs with an average price of $925.

Miele hobs start at $799 and their most expensive hob costs $899. The third highest average hob price out of all brands is Miele hobs with an average price of $859.

Hob Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 23 expert reviews and 4,050 user reviews for hobs and used these reviews to calculate the average rating for each brand of hob. The top three hob brands are Bosch, AEG and Neff. Bosch has an average rating of 91%, AEG has an average rating of 90% and Neff has an average rating of 87%.

Biggest Hob Retailers

The biggest hob retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 130 current hob offers from eBay.

When Are Most New Hobs Released?

Most new hobs tend to be released between April and June. For the latest hob technology you may want to think about waiting until April 2020. It's also worth keeping in mind that the price of the current hobs tend to drop off when the next models are released. June was the biggest month in 2018 for new hobs, with 117 new hobs released that month. In 2017 most new hobs were released in April, with 169 new hobs released that month. In October 2016, 279 new hobs were released making it the biggest month that year for new hob releases.

How Fast Do Hob Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, hobs drop in price by 9%.

If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $56 on a typical $636 new hob by waiting 6 months before buying.

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.

Induction is the most common hob type amongst new hobs. We found 1,338 hobs that are induction hobs. We found 1,050 hobs that are gas hobs, making gas the second most frequently found hob type amongst new 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 most 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 sells for $1,019.21. The hob with the least burner / cooking zone is the AEG HC452601EB, which is a 1zone(s) burner / cooking zone hob and is priced at $2,145.24.

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 306 hobs that are integrated hobs, which makes this the most popular case design amongst new hobs. The second most popular case design amongst new hobs is freestanding. We found 10 hobs that are freestanding 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. 129 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. 99.2% of their hob prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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