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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique hobs rating which considers: 230 US prices • 2,200 expert & user reviews • 4,900 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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The best deals and biggest price drops
Gas Hobs
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
Domino Hobs
Small narrow hobs, great for small kitchens
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#1

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Russell Hobbs logo

Russell Hobbs RH86GH701SS

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

$231.86

Gas
Info
5
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Oct 2017
#2

88

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Russell Hobbs logo

Russell Hobbs RH75GH601B

 
Five burners / cooking zones  Wok burner  Automatic shut off system 
Five burners / cooking zones
Wok burner
Automatic shut off system

$238.69

Gas
Info
5
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Oct 2017
#3

87

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Whirlpool logo

Whirlpool ACM822NE

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

$408.04

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

87

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Neff logo

Neff T26DS49N0

6 Reviews
Electronic ignition  Flame failure device
Electronic ignition
Flame failure device

$398.05

Gas
Info
4
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Dec 2016
#5

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AEG logo

AEG IKB64301XB

 

$604.82

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

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CDA HVG720SS

7 Reviews

$398.05

Gas
Info
5
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Apr 2015
#7

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Neff T27DS59N0

3 Reviews

$552.64

Gas
Info
5
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Jan 2016
#8

85

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Bosch Serie 4 NKE645GA1E

 

$298.06

Ceramic
Info
4
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Sep 2017
#9

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Zanussi ZEV8646XBA

5 Reviews

$465.58

Induction
Info
4
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Feb 2012
#10

85

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Bosch POP6B6B10

14 Reviews

$622.13

Gas
Info
4
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Mar 2015
#11

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CDA HVG620BL

7 Reviews

$295.00

Gas
Info
4
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Apr 2015
#12

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Bosch Serie 4 NKM645GA1E

 

$490.60

Ceramic
Info
4
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Mar 2017
#13

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Neff T36FB40X0

 

$705.93

(Unknown)
Info
4
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Feb 2016
#14

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Miele KM2032G

1 Review

$899.00

Gas
Info
5
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Oct 2010
#15

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Samsung NA64H3010BS

3 Reviews

$264.08

Gas
Info
4
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
May 2020
#16

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AEG IKE64450XB

 

$762.55

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

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AEG HK634060XB

 

$442.74

Induction
Info
4
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Dec 2016
#18

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Bosch Serie 6 PKF375FP1E

 

$465.58

Ceramic
Info
2
Zone(s)
Info
Integrated
Info
Dec 2016
#19

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AEG HE604070XB

 

$441.24

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 308 $298 - $1,504
92%
673 reviews
#2
AEG Hobs 205 $443 - $1,248
90%
350 reviews
#3
Neff Hobs 209 $398 - $1,164
87%
487 reviews
#4
Fisher & Paykel Hobs 37
82%
1 review
#5
Smeg Hobs 148
81%
116 reviews
#6
Hotpoint Hobs 83 $164 - $295
80%
262 reviews
#7
Montpellier Hobs 31 $232 - $232
80%
1 review
#8
Zanussi Hobs 93 $128 - $587
79%
88 reviews
#9
Indesit Hobs 44
79%
23 reviews
#10
Whirlpool Hobs 102 $282 - $976
78%
49 reviews
#11
Beko Hobs 64
77%
314 reviews
#12
Amica Hobs 42
76%
16 reviews
#13
Belling Hobs 41
76%
223 reviews
#14
Hoover Hobs 43 $328 - $328
74%
62 reviews
#15
Candy Hobs 61 $196 - $196
74%
43 reviews
#16
Stoves Hobs 23
73%
190 reviews
#17
Samsung Hobs 26 $264 - $771
72%
174 reviews
#18
New World Hobs 22
70%
158 reviews
#19
Miele Hobs 80 $799 - $2,299
70%
14 reviews
#20
Baumatic Hobs 29
70%
91 reviews
#21
CDA Hobs 63 $282 - $398
67%
38 reviews
#22
De Dietrich Hobs 35
59%
2 reviews
#23
Gorenje Hobs 62 $272 - $501
42%
6 reviews
#24
Electrolux Hobs 141 $416 - $416
31%
2 reviews
#25
CATA Hobs 22
#26
Teka Hobs 60 $53 - $83
#27
Bertazzoni Hobs 26
#28
KitchenAid Hobs 29
#29
Franke Hobs 32
#30
Balay Hobs 40 $19 - $18
#31
Siemens Hobs 277 $520 - $1,683
#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

We currently list 142 hobs ranging from $17 to $2,299. On average, a new hob costs $629 and 80% of hobs are priced between $144 and $1,231. The cheapest hob that we found is the Balay 3EB985LT at only $18, and the most expensive is the Miele KM3054G at $2,299.

Hob Brands - Price Range

The highest average hob price out of all brands is Miele hobs with an average price of $1,359. Miele hobs range in price from $799 to $2,299.

Siemens hobs start at $520 and their most expensive hob costs $1,683. The average price of Siemens hobs is $1,089 which is the second highest average price of all hob brands.

Gaggenau hobs range in price from $999 to $999, and the average price of Gaggenau hobs is $999 which is the third highest average price of all hob brands.

Hob Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 27 expert reviews and 3,942 user reviews for hobs and used this information to evaluate the average rating for each brand of hob. Bosch is the top rated hob brand with an average rating of 92%. AEG is the second best brand with 90% and Neff is the third best brand with 87%.

Biggest Hob Retailers

The biggest hob retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 47 current hob offers from eBay.

When Are Most New Hobs Released?

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

How Fast Do Hob Prices Drop After Release?

New hobs drop in price by an average of 8% in the first 6 months after they were first released.

That means that on a typical hob costing $629 you could save on average $49 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.

Amongst new hobs, the most common hob type is induction. We found 1,394 hobs that are induction hobs. We found 1,113 hobs that are gas hobs, making this the second most common 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 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 is available at $976.45. The hob with the least burner / cooking zone is the CDA HG3601FR, which is a 1zone(s) burner / cooking zone hob and is priced at $397.53.

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 2,983 hobs that are integrated hobs, which makes this the most popular case design amongst new hobs. We found 10 hobs that are freestanding hobs, making freestanding the second most popular 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. 45 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. 95.7% of their hob prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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