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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique hobs rating which considers: 170 US prices • 4,700 expert & user reviews • 5,000 product comparisons • 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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Hob Type
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#1

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Russell Hobbs logo

Russell Hobbs RH75GH601B

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

$243.73

Gas
Info
5
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Oct 2017
#2

87

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Belling logo

Belling CH60

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

$30.36

Ceramic
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Mar 2015
#3

87

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Russell Hobbs logo

Russell Hobbs RH60GH402B

178 Reviews
Electronic ignition  Automatic shut off system  Auto power off system 
Electronic ignition
Automatic shut off system
Auto power off system

$183.80

Gas
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Dec 2018
#4

87

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Neff logo

Neff T26DS49N0

33 Reviews
Electronic ignition  Flame failure device
Electronic ignition
Flame failure device

$373.33

Gas
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Dec 2016
#5

86

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Bosch logo

Bosch Serie 6 PCH6A5B90

3 Reviews

$417.31

Gas
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Sep 2016
#6

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Whirlpool ACM822NE

9 Reviews

$430.00

Induction
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Oct 2016
#7

84

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Bosch Serie 6 PCP6A5B90

7 Reviews

$379.45

Gas
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Sep 2016
#8

84

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Neff T27DS59N0

19 Reviews

$584.13

Gas
Info
5
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Jan 2016
#9

84

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Belling 444441158

 

$30.36

Ceramic
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Oct 2016
#10

84

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Bosch POP6B6B10

14 Reviews

$635.15

Gas
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Mar 2015
#11

83

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Cookology CIP613

13 Reviews

$231.46

Induction
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Oct 2016
#12

83

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AEG HE604060XB

 

$446.48

Induction
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Aug 2015
#13

82

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Whirlpool AKT8090LX

 

$339.37

Ceramic
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
May 2014
#14

82

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Bosch Serie 6 PIE631FB1E

 

$491.95

Induction
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Apr 2018
#15

82

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Whirlpool GMW6422IXL

 

$390.97

Gas
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Mar 2017
#17

81

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Bosch Serie 4 PWP631BF1B

1 Review

$584.13

Induction
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Oct 2016
#18

80

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Bosch PPC6A6B20

 

$641.58

Gas
Info
3
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Mar 2017
#19

80

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AEG IKB84431XB

8 Reviews

$871.71

Induction
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Dec 2017
#20

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Miele KM3010LP

 

$895.11

Gas
Info
4
Zones
Info
Integrated
Info
Apr 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 310 $186 - $687
92%
673 reviews
#2
AEG Hobs 207 $446 - $1,203
91%
347 reviews
#3
Neff Hobs 210 $376 - $661
87%
487 reviews
#4
Hotpoint Hobs 87
83%
422 reviews
#5
Whirlpool Hobs 108 $342 - $443
82%
42 reviews
#6
Montpellier Hobs 37
81%
1 review
#7
Fisher & Paykel Hobs 37
81%
1 review
#8
Smeg Hobs 149
81%
117 reviews
#9
Zanussi Hobs 95
79%
88 reviews
#10
Beko Hobs 71 $673 - $673
78%
318 reviews
#11
Hoover Hobs 50
77%
24 reviews
#12
Amica Hobs 44
77%
16 reviews
#13
Belling Hobs 41 $31 - $31
76%
294 reviews
#14
Indesit Hobs 47
75%
48 reviews
#15
Samsung Hobs 27 $279 - $279
72%
174 reviews
#16
Stoves Hobs 23
71%
325 reviews
#17
New World Hobs 22
70%
158 reviews
#18
Baumatic Hobs 29
70%
91 reviews
#19
CDA Hobs 81 $300 - $419
69%
38 reviews
#20
Miele Hobs 81 $799 - $2,299
67%
30 reviews
#21
Candy Hobs 65
66%
44 reviews
#22
De Dietrich Hobs 36
52%
5 reviews
#23
Gorenje Hobs 62 $220 - $514
42%
6 reviews
#24
Electrolux Hobs 143 $666 - $666
41%
3 reviews
#25
Teka Hobs 60 $55 - $85
#26
CATA Hobs 22
#27
Franke Hobs 32
#28
Bertazzoni Hobs 29
#29
KitchenAid Hobs 29
#30
Balay Hobs 40
#31
Siemens Hobs 277 $1,013 - $1,303
#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 71 hobs ranging from $16 to $2,299. A new hob costs on average $522 and 80% of hobs are priced between $55 and $1,013. The Miele KM3054G is the most expensive hob that we found at $2,299, and the Brentwood TS322 is the cheapest at only $17.

Hob Brands - Price Range

Miele hobs range in price from $799 to $2,299, and the highest average hob price out of all brands is Miele hobs with an average price of $1,318.

The second highest average hob price out of all brands is Siemens hobs with an average price of $1,204. Siemens hobs start at $1,013 and their most expensive hob costs $1,303.

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

Hob Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 38 expert reviews and 4,368 user reviews for hobs and used these reviews to determine 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 91% and Neff has an average rating of 87%.

Biggest Hob Retailers

We found 53 current offers for hobs from eBay making it the biggest hob retailer.

When Are Most New Hobs Released?

Most new hobs tend to be released between April and June. If you want the latest hob features you may want to consider waiting until April 2021. Alternatively you might be able to buy one of the current hobs cheaper in April once the latest models have been released. 35 new hobs were released in June 2020 making it the biggest month that year for new hob releases. In April 2019, 43 new hobs were released making it the biggest month that year for new hob releases. In 2018 most new hobs were released in June, with 120 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.

If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $41 on a typical $524 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 frequently found hob type amongst new hobs. We found 1,446 hobs that are induction hobs. The second most frequently found hob type amongst new hobs is gas. We found 1,167 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 Neff T27DS59N0, which can be purchased for $586.83, has the most burner / cooking zone and is a 5zone(s) burner / cooking zone hob. The Klarstein Captain Cook, which currently retails for $211.90, 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 3,069 hobs that are integrated hobs, which makes this the most common 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. 53 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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