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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique hobs rating which considers: 140 US prices • 4,100 expert & user reviews • 4,900 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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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
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Small narrow hobs, great for small kitchens
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#1

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AEG IKB64301XB

11 Reviews

$440.78

Induction
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4
Zone(s)
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Integrated
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Mar 2018
#2

85

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Samsung NA64H3010AS

6 Reviews

$225.43

Gas
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4
Zone(s)
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May 2020
#3

82

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Russell Hobbs RH75GH601SS

32 Reviews

$245.57

Gas
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5
Zone(s)
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Oct 2017
#4

82

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Russell Hobbs RH86GH701B

24 Reviews

$226.68

Gas
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5
Zone(s)
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Integrated
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Oct 2017
#5

82

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Whirlpool ACM822NE

9 Reviews

$398.91

Induction
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4
Zone(s)
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Oct 2016
#6

82

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CDA HG6150SS

3 Reviews

$187.65

Gas
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4
Zone(s)
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Oct 2016
#7

82

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Samsung NZ64H37070K

16 Reviews

$434.49

Induction
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4
Zone(s)
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Aug 2018
#8

82

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Neff T26DS49N0

33 Reviews

$401.75

Gas
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4
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Dec 2016
#9

82

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Bosch POP6B6B10

14 Reviews

$593.11

Gas
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4
Zone(s)
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Mar 2015
#10

81

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Neff T27DS59N0

19 Reviews

$477.31

Gas
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5
Zone(s)
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Jan 2016
#11

81

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CDA HVG720SS

7 Reviews

$363.97

Gas
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5
Zone(s)
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Apr 2015
#12

81

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Bosch PKE645D17E

9 Reviews

$400.79

Induction
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4
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Dec 2015
#13

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Zanussi ZEV8646XBA

5 Reviews

$455.82

Induction
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4
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Feb 2012
#14

80

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Bosch Serie 4 NKE645GA1E

$291.77

Ceramic
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4
Zone(s)
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Integrated
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Sep 2017
#15

80

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CDA HVG620SS

7 Reviews

$288.40

Gas
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4
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Apr 2015
#16

80

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Neff T36FB40X0

9 Reviews

$690.15

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Feb 2016
#17

80

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AEG HE604060XB

$422.64

Induction
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4
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Aug 2015
#18

80

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Zanussi ZGH75524XX

$214.09

Gas
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5
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Jun 2020
#19

80

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AEG HE604070XB

$433.43

Induction
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4
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Dec 2015
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AEG HK634060XB

$433.13

Induction
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4
Zone(s)
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Dec 2016

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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 307 $290 - $1,462
92%
673 reviews
#2
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AEG Hobs 203 $423 - $1,214
90%
350 reviews
#3
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Neff Hobs 208 $398 - $1,048
87%
487 reviews
#4
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Fisher & Paykel Hobs 37
82%
1 review
#5
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Smeg Hobs 146 $461 - $461
81%
116 reviews
#6
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Hotpoint Hobs 82 $157 - $285
80%
262 reviews
#7
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Montpellier Hobs 30 $224 - $224
80%
1 review
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Zanussi Hobs 93 $211 - $452
79%
88 reviews
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Whirlpool Hobs 99 $272 - $896
78%
49 reviews
#10
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Beko Hobs 62 $199 - $199
77%
314 reviews
#11
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Amica Hobs 42
76%
16 reviews
#12
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Belling Hobs 41
76%
223 reviews
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Hoover Hobs 43 $310 - $310
74%
56 reviews
#14
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Stoves Hobs 26
73%
204 reviews
#15
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Candy Hobs 61 $187 - $187
73%
41 reviews
#16
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Samsung Hobs 26 $223 - $430
72%
176 reviews
#17
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New World Hobs 22
71%
158 reviews
#18
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Baumatic Hobs 29
70%
91 reviews
#19
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Miele Hobs 78 $680 - $899
70%
14 reviews
#20
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CDA Hobs 63 $186 - $385
67%
38 reviews
#21
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Indesit Hobs 42
61%
3 reviews
#22
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De Dietrich Hobs 35
59%
2 reviews
#23
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Gorenje Hobs 62 $258 - $475
42%
6 reviews
#24
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Electrolux Hobs 140 $274 - $399
31%
2 reviews
#25
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Bertazzoni Hobs 26
#26
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Franke Hobs 32
#27
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KitchenAid Hobs 29
#28
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Teka Hobs 60
#29
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Balay Hobs 40
#30
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Siemens Hobs 277 $506 - $1,644
#31
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CATA Hobs 21

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$1,212.74
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$313.59
More popular
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$274.49
$39 cheaper
Four years
newer
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RH60EH502B
$192.68
Better Kagoo
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Better brand
Newer by six
months
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$176.30
$16 cheaper
Five burners /
cooking zones
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Bosch
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$903.33
$320 cheaper
Better brand
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$48 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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$291 cheaper
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$256 cheaper
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Bosch
PKE645D17
$400.79
$40 cheaper
Better brand
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IKB64301
$440.78
Better Kagoo
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Newer by two
years
Better user
reviews
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KM2032
$899.00
Five burners /
cooking zones
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PVS645FB5E
$679.05
$220 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Eight years
newer
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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

We currently list 145 hobs ranging from $17 to $1,645. On average, a new hob costs $627 and 80% of hobs are priced between $199 and $1,204. The cheapest hob that we found is the Brentwood TS337 at only $18, and the most expensive is the Siemens EX875KYW1E at $1,644.

Hob Brands - Price Range

Siemens hobs start at $506 and their most expensive hob costs $1,644. The average price of Siemens hobs is $1,087 which is the highest average price of all hob brands.

The second highest average hob price out of all brands is Bosch hobs with an average price of $813. Bosch hobs range in price from $290 to $1,462.

Miele hobs start at $680 and their most expensive hob costs $899. The average price of Miele hobs is $793 which is the third highest average price of all hob brands.

Hob Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 26 expert reviews and 3,931 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 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 96 current hob offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Appliances Connection with 1 offers. That means eBay is over 96 times bigger than Appliances Connection when it comes to hobs.

When Are Most New Hobs Released?

February to April is the most common period for new hobs to be released in. February was the biggest month last year for new hobs, with 10 new hobs released that month. The biggest month in 2018 for new hob releases was June, with 120 new hobs released that month. In April 2017, 167 new hobs were released making it the biggest month that year for new hob releases.

How Fast Do Hob Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, hobs drop in price by 8% on average.

If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $53 on a typical $627 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.

The most frequently found hob type amongst new hobs is induction. We found 1,393 hobs that are induction hobs. We found 1,105 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 is priced at $896.24. The hob with the least burner / cooking zone is the Gaggenau VG231214, which is a 1zone(s) burner / cooking zone hob and is available at $749.00.

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 2,955 hobs that are integrated hobs, which makes this the most common case design amongst new hobs. Freestanding is the second most frequently found case design amongst new hobs. 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. 96 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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