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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique hobs rating which considers: 170 US prices • 4,200 expert & user reviews • 4,900 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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The best deals and biggest price drops
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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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Samsung logo

Samsung NZ64H37070K

16 Reviews
Induction  Built‑in display  Residual heat indicator
Induction
Built‑in display
Residual heat indicator
No prices
found
Induction
Info
4
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Aug 2018
#2

87

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Whirlpool logo

Whirlpool ACM822NE

9 Reviews
Induction  Residual heat indicator Wok burner 
Induction
Residual heat indicator
Wok burner

$413.39

Induction
Info
4
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Oct 2016
#2

87

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Bosch logo

Bosch Serie 6 PPP6A6B90

5 Reviews
Gas On Glass Electronic ignition  Flame failure device
Gas On Glass
Electronic ignition
Flame failure device

$394.28

Gas
Info
4
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Mar 2018
#3

87

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Russell Hobbs logo

Russell Hobbs RH75GH601B

32 Reviews
Five burners / cooking zones  Wok burner  Electronic ignition 
Five burners / cooking zones
Wok burner
Electronic ignition

$254.48

Gas
Info
5
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Oct 2017
#4

87

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Russell Hobbs logo

Russell Hobbs RH86GH701B

24 Reviews
Five burners / cooking zones  Electronic ignition  Five simultaneously used cooking zones 
Five burners / cooking zones
Electronic ignition
Five simultaneously used cooking zones

$220.56

Gas
Info
5
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Oct 2017
#5

88

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AEG IKB64301XB

11 Reviews

$456.77

Induction
Info
4
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Mar 2018
#6

87

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Bosch PKE611D17E

17 Reviews

$229.90

Ceramic
Info
4
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Aug 2014
#6

87

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CDA HG6150SS

3 Reviews

$194.46

Gas
Info
4
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Oct 2016
#7

87

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Neff T26DS49N0

33 Reviews

$403.28

Gas
Info
4
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Dec 2016
#8

87

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Neff T27DS59N0

19 Reviews

$494.63

Gas
Info
5
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Jan 2016
#9

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CDA HVG720SS

7 Reviews

$403.28

Gas
Info
5
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Apr 2015
#11

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Zanussi ZEV8646XBA

5 Reviews

$475.16

Induction
Info
4
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Feb 2012
#12

85

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Neff T36FB40X0

9 Reviews

$715.19

(Unknown)
Info
4
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Feb 2016

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Bosch Serie 4 NKE645GA1E

 
No prices
found
Ceramic
Info
4
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Sep 2017
#13

84

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Bosch Serie 4 PKN645BA1E

 

$441.68

Ceramic
Info
4
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Sep 2017
#14

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CDA HVG620BL

7 Reviews

$298.87

Gas
Info
4
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Apr 2015
#15

84

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AEG HE604060XB

 

$442.50

Induction
Info
4
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Aug 2015
#16

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AEG IKE64450XB

26 Reviews

$785.21

Induction
Info
4
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Dec 2017
#17

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AEG HE604070XB

 

$453.26

Induction
Info
4
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Dec 2015

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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
#1
Bosch Hobs 307 $230 - $1,546
92%
673 reviews
#2
AEG Hobs 204 $443 - $1,285
90%
350 reviews
#3
Neff Hobs 208 $406 - $1,164
87%
487 reviews
#4
Fisher & Paykel Hobs 37
82%
1 review
#5
Smeg Hobs 148
81%
116 reviews
#6
Hotpoint Hobs 83 $166 - $298
80%
262 reviews
#7
Montpellier Hobs 31 $237 - $237
80%
1 review
#8
Zanussi Hobs 93 $131 - $600
79%
88 reviews
#9
Whirlpool Hobs 102 $286 - $998
78%
49 reviews
#10
Beko Hobs 64
77%
314 reviews
#11
Amica Hobs 42
76%
16 reviews
#12
Belling Hobs 41
76%
223 reviews
#13
Hoover Hobs 43 $327 - $327
74%
56 reviews
#14
Candy Hobs 61 $197 - $197
73%
41 reviews
#15
Stoves Hobs 23
73%
190 reviews
#16
Samsung Hobs 26 $235 - $787
72%
176 reviews
#17
New World Hobs 22
71%
158 reviews
#18
Miele Hobs 79 $799 - $899
70%
14 reviews
#19
Baumatic Hobs 29
70%
91 reviews
#20
CDA Hobs 63 $196 - $406
67%
38 reviews
#21
Indesit Hobs 44
61%
3 reviews
#22
De Dietrich Hobs 35
59%
2 reviews
#23
Gorenje Hobs 62 $272 - $502
42%
6 reviews
#24
Electrolux Hobs 140 $421 - $421
31%
2 reviews
#25
CATA Hobs 22
#26
Franke Hobs 32
#27
Bertazzoni Hobs 26
#28
KitchenAid Hobs 29
#29
Teka Hobs 60 $19 - $18
#30
Balay Hobs 40 $19 - $18
#31
Siemens Hobs 277 $535 - $1,734
#32
Rangemaster Hobs 20

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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

Hobs range in price from $17 to $1,734 and in total we found prices for 154 hobs. A new hob costs on average $673 and 80% of hobs are priced between $196 and $1,205. The cheapest hob that we found is the Balay 3EB985LT at only $18, and the most expensive is the Siemens EX875KYW1E at $1,734.

Hob Brands - Price Range

Siemens hobs start at $535 and their most expensive hob costs $1,734. The average price of Siemens hobs is $1,094 which is the highest average price of all hob brands.

The second highest average hob price out of all brands is Miele hobs with an average price of $849. Miele hobs start at $799 and their most expensive hob costs $899.

Bauknecht hobs range in price from $847 to $847, and the third highest average hob price out of all brands is Bauknecht hobs with an average price of $847.

Hob Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 26 expert reviews and 3,917 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 92%, 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 76 current hob offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Appliances Connection with 1 offers. That means eBay is over 76 times bigger than Appliances Connection when it comes to hobs.

When Are Most New Hobs Released?

We couldn't see any evident pattern in the release dates for new hobs over the last 3 years. 13 new hobs were released in January 2019 making it the biggest month that year for new hob releases. In June 2018, 120 new hobs were released making it the biggest month that year for new hob releases. April was the biggest month in 2017 for new hobs, with 167 new hobs released that month.

How Fast Do Hob Prices Drop After Release?

On average hobs drop in price by 8% in the first 6 months after release.

That means a saving of $53 on a typical $673 new hob if you wait 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.

We found 1,402 hobs that are induction hobs, which makes this the most popular hob type amongst new hobs. We found 1,114 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 $997.55. The Gaggenau VG231214, which is available at $749.00, 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.

Integrated is the most common case design amongst new hobs. We found 2,976 hobs that are integrated 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. 76 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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