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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique hobs rating which considers: 160 US prices • 4,200 expert & user reviews • 4,800 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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#1

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Neff T36FB41X0G

132 Reviews
Which? - Best Buy

$401.38

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

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AEG IKB64301XB

11 Reviews

$415.21

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

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Neff T26DS49N0

33 Reviews

$351.05

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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Zanussi ZEV8646XBA

5 Reviews

$352.30

Induction
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4
Zone(s)
Info
(Unknown)
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Feb 2012
#5

86

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Bosch Serie 4 PUE611BF1B

210 Reviews
Which? - Best Buy

$413.96

Induction
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4
Zone(s)
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(Unknown)
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Feb 2017
#6

86

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Bosch POP6B6B10

14 Reviews

$228.40

Gas
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4
Zone(s)
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(Unknown)
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Mar 2015
#7

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Russell Hobbs RH86GH701SS

24 Reviews

$212.64

Gas
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5
Zone(s)
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(Unknown)
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Oct 2017
#8

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Cookology CIT600

97 Reviews

$176.14

Induction
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4
Zone(s)
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(Unknown)
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Jun 2016
#9

85

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Whirlpool ACM822NE

9 Reviews

$398.55

Induction
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4
Zone(s)
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Integrated
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Oct 2016
#10

85

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Bosch Serie 2 PBP6B2B60

9 Reviews

$198.80

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

85

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Russell Hobbs 15199

15 Reviews

$25.10

(Unknown)
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2
Zone(s)
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(Unknown)
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Oct 2014
#12

85

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Samsung NZ64H37070K

16 Reviews

$434.10

Induction
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4
Zone(s)
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(Unknown)
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Aug 2018
#13

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Cookology CET600

26 Reviews

$188.72

Induction
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4
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(Unknown)
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Jun 2018
#14

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Russell Hobbs RH60GH402B

178 Reviews

$157.27

Gas
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4
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(Unknown)
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Dec 2018
#15

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Bosch Serie 4 NKE645GA1E

$298.69

Ceramic
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4
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(Unknown)
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Sep 2017
#16

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Bosch PBP6B5B80

59 Reviews

$152.90

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4
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Mar 2015
#17

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Neff T27DS59N0

19 Reviews

$464.29

Gas
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Jan 2016
#18

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Bosch Serie 2 PKE611CA1E

35 Reviews

$283.11

Ceramic
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4
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(Unknown)
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May 2018
#19

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CDA HVG720SS

7 Reviews

$351.05

Gas
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5
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(Unknown)
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Apr 2015
#20

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Bosch Serie 4 NKM645GA1E

$401.30

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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 $149 - $1,548
92%
671 reviews
#2
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AEG Hobs 191 $405 - $2,121
90%
350 reviews
#3
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Neff Hobs 205 $209 - $1,385
87%
487 reviews
#4
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Hotpoint Hobs 83 $155 - $332
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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Candy Hobs 60 $172 - $172
80%
39 reviews
#8
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Smeg Hobs 141 $270 - $1,345
80%
115 reviews
#9
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Montpellier Hobs 29 $221 - $221
79%
1 review
#10
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Whirlpool Hobs 101 $157 - $976
78%
49 reviews
#11
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Beko Hobs 59 $197 - $411
77%
313 reviews
#12
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Zanussi Hobs 66 $122 - $560
76%
88 reviews
#13
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Amica Hobs 41
76%
16 reviews
#14
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Belling Hobs 40 $131 - $131
76%
223 reviews
#15
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Hoover Hobs 45
75%
56 reviews
#16
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Stoves Hobs 26
73%
204 reviews
#17
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Samsung Hobs 25 $195 - $920
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 61 $171 - $380
64%
31 reviews
#22
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Indesit Hobs 41
60%
3 reviews
#23
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Gorenje Hobs 61 $253 - $466
42%
6 reviews
#24
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Electrolux Hobs 137 $270 - $1,000
31%
2 reviews
#25
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Siemens Hobs 269 $466 - $1,620
#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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Bertazzoni Hobs 28
#30
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KitchenAid Hobs 27 $760 - $1,104
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CATA Hobs 20

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Bosch
PUE611BF1
$413.96
More popular
Better brand
User reviews
are a bit
better
VS
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Neff
T36FB41X0
$401.38
Better Kagoo
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15 months newer
More customers
recommend it
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Samsung
NZ64H37070K
$434.10
17 months newer
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Bosch
PUE611BF1
$413.96
More popular
One more award
Better brand
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Samsung
NZ64H37070K
$434.10
User reviews
are moderately
better
Two months
newer
VS
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Neff
T36FB41X0
$401.38
$33 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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One more award
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Cookology
CIP613
$207.60
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Russell Hobbs
RH86GH701
$212.64
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Significantly
better user
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$187.48
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GGH755BK
$188.72
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HC452601EB
$2,121.48
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PKN675DP1D
$778.22
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Four burners /
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AEG
HC452401EB
$711.17
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Neff
T36FB40X0
$622.83
$88 cheaper
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Samsung
NZ64H37070K
$434.10
Better Kagoo
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Better brand
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newer
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Electrolux
KGG7536K
$402.63
$31 cheaper
Five burners /
cooking zones
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Siemens
EH675FFC1E
$420.15
$136 cheaper
Newer by five
months
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Neff
N13TD26N0
$555.73
Better Kagoo
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Bosch
PKE645D17
$446.01
Better brand
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AEG
IKB64301
$415.21
$31 cheaper
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Newer by two
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AEG
HG755450SY
$632.94
Better brand
One year newer
Five burners /
cooking zones
VS
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Neff
T36FB40X0
$622.83
Better Kagoo
Score
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Russell Hobbs
RH60EH502B
$187.48
Newer by five
months
VS
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Cookology
GGH755BK
$188.72
Better brand
Five burners /
cooking zones
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Neff
T26BB56N0
$213.89
Better brand
VS
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Cookology
CIP613
$207.60
Better Kagoo
Score
Nine months
newer
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Bosch
PBP6B5B80
$152.90
$505 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Neff
N23TA29N0
$658.34
Three years
newer
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Neff
T36FB41X0
$401.38
$161 cheaper
18 months newer
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Zanussi
ZIT6460
$562.23
User reviews
are better
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Bosch
PXX275FC1E
$1,488.38
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Siemens
ER9A6SD70
$1,458.31
11 months newer
Five burners /
cooking zones
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Bosch
PKN645FP1E
$604.50
$54 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Neff
N23TA29N0
$658.34
22 months newer
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Samsung
NZ64H37070K
$434.10
$189 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by three
years
VS
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Neff
T36FB40X0
$622.83
Better brand
A bit better
user reviews
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AEG
HKH81700FB
$692.02
$163 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Bauknecht
CTAI 9640FFS
$854.90
Newer by 20
months
Two more
burners /
cooking zones
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Neff
T27DS59N0
$464.29
$74 cheaper
Five burners /
cooking zones
VS
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Bosch
PWP631BF1B
$538.53
Better brand
Newer by eight
months
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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

Hobs range in price from $14 to $2,122 and in total we found prices for 196 hobs. The average price of a new hob is $605 and the 80% of hobs are priced between $184 and $1,104. The most expensive hob that we found is the AEG HC452601EB at $2,121, and the cheapest is the Brentwood TS322 at only $15.

Hob Brands - Price Range

The average price of Asko hobs is $1,338 which is the highest average price of all hob brands. Asko hobs start at $1,338 and their most expensive hob costs $1,338.

Siemens hobs range in price from $466 to $1,620, and the second highest average hob price out of all brands is Siemens hobs with an average price of $978.

The third highest average hob price out of all brands is KitchenAid hobs with an average price of $882. KitchenAid hobs range in price from $760 to $1,104.

Hob Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 21 expert reviews and 4,048 user reviews for hobs and used these reviews to evaluate the average rating for each brand of hob. The top rated hob brand is Bosch with an average rating of 91%. The second best brand is AEG with 90% and the third best brand is Neff with 87%.

Biggest Hob Retailers

We found 121 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 technology you may want to think about waiting until April 2020. Alternatively you might be able to buy one of the current hobs cheaper in April once the latest models have been released. 117 new hobs were released in June 2018 making it the biggest month that year for new hob releases. The biggest month in 2017 for new hob releases was 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?

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

A typical new hob costs on average $605. By waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average $53.

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 popular hob type is induction. We found 1,335 hobs that are induction hobs. Gas is the second most frequently found hob type amongst new hobs. We found 1,051 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.

The burners / cooking zones of hobs range from 1zone(s) to 8zone(s). The burners / cooking zones of most hobs range from 4zone(s) to 5zone(s). The Whirlpool SMP 778, which sells for $976.40, has the most burner / cooking zone and is an 8zone(s) burner / cooking zone hob. The hob with the least burner / cooking zone is the Tefal IH201840, which is a 1zone(s) burner / cooking zone hob and is priced at $66.44.

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 298 hobs that are integrated hobs, which makes integrated the most popular case design amongst new hobs. We found 10 hobs that are freestanding hobs, making freestanding the second most frequently found 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. 119 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. 98.3% of their hob prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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