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#1

88

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Neff T36FB41X0G

132 Reviews
Which? - Best Buy

$398.22

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

87

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AEG IKB64301XB

11 Reviews

$411.94

Induction
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4
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(Unknown)
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Mar 2018
#3

87

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Neff T26DS49N0

33 Reviews

$348.29

Gas
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4
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(Unknown)
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Dec 2016
#4

87

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Russell Hobbs 15199

15 Reviews

$24.78

(Unknown)
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2
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(Unknown)
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Oct 2014
#5

87

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Zanussi ZEV8646XBA

5 Reviews

$347.73

Induction
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4
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(Unknown)
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Feb 2012
#6

86

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Bosch Serie 4 PUE611BF1B

210 Reviews
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$385.74

Induction
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4
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(Unknown)
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Feb 2017
#7

86

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Bosch POP6B6B10

14 Reviews

$225.44

Gas
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4
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Mar 2015
#8

86

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Russell Hobbs RH86GH701SS

24 Reviews

$210.97

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5
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(Unknown)
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Oct 2017
#9

86

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Hotpoint PCN642HBK

31 Reviews

$157.28

Gas
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4
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(Unknown)
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Oct 2016
#10

85

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Cookology CIT600

97 Reviews

$174.76

Induction
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4
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(Unknown)
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Jun 2016
#11

85

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Bosch Serie 2 PBP6B2B60

9 Reviews

$197.24

Gas
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4
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(Unknown)
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Jan 2016
#12

85

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Whirlpool ACM822NE

9 Reviews

$395.41

Induction
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4
Zone(s)
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Integrated
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Oct 2016
#13

85

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Cookology CET600

26 Reviews

$187.24

Induction
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4
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(Unknown)
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Jun 2018
#14

85

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Russell Hobbs RH60GH402B

178 Reviews

$156.03

Gas
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4
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Dec 2018
#15

85

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Samsung NZ64H37070K

16 Reviews

$403.63

Induction
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4
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Aug 2018
#16

85

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Bosch Serie 6 PPP6A6B90

5 Reviews

$374.49

Gas
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4
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Mar 2018
#17

85

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Bosch Serie 4 NKE645GA1E

$300.12

Ceramic
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4
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(Unknown)
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Sep 2017
#18

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Neff T27DS59N0

19 Reviews

$460.64

Gas
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5
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Jan 2016
#19

85

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Bosch Serie 2 PKE611CA1E

35 Reviews

$273.39

Ceramic
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4
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(Unknown)
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May 2018
#20

85

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Bosch Serie 6 PCI6A5B90

8 Reviews

$468.13

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4
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Nov 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
#1
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Bosch Hobs 306 $196 - $1,746
92%
671 reviews
#2
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AEG Hobs 191 $410 - $2,023
90%
350 reviews
#3
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Neff Hobs 205 $211 - $1,400
87%
487 reviews
#4
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Fisher & Paykel Hobs 36
81%
1 review
#5
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Hotpoint Hobs 82 $156 - $335
81%
356 reviews
#6
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De Dietrich Hobs 35
81%
1 review
#7
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Smeg Hobs 141 $273 - $1,360
80%
115 reviews
#8
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Candy Hobs 59 $174 - $174
80%
39 reviews
#9
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Montpellier Hobs 29 $224 - $224
79%
1 review
#10
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Whirlpool Hobs 101 $159 - $987
78%
49 reviews
#11
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Beko Hobs 59 $199 - $416
77%
313 reviews
#12
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Zanussi Hobs 66 $124 - $566
76%
88 reviews
#13
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Amica Hobs 41
76%
16 reviews
#14
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Belling Hobs 40 $133 - $133
76%
223 reviews
#15
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Hoover Hobs 44
74%
56 reviews
#16
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Stoves Hobs 26
73%
204 reviews
#17
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Samsung Hobs 25 $197 - $930
72%
176 reviews
#18
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New World Hobs 22
71%
158 reviews
#19
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Baumatic Hobs 29 $224 - $224
70%
91 reviews
#20
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Miele Hobs 82
69%
53 reviews
#21
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CDA Hobs 61 $173 - $384
64%
31 reviews
#22
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Indesit Hobs 40
60%
3 reviews
#23
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Gorenje Hobs 60 $143 - $471
42%
6 reviews
#24
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Electrolux Hobs 137 $273 - $1,000
31%
2 reviews
#25
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Siemens Hobs 269 $396 - $1,633
#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 $682 - $1,117

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Bosch
PUE611BF1
$385.74
Better brand
User reviews
are a bit
better
VS
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Neff
T36FB41X0
$398.22
Better Kagoo
Score
15 months newer
More customers
recommend it
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Samsung
NZ64H37070K
$405.71
User reviews
are moderately
better
Two months
newer
VS
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Neff
T36FB41X0
$398.22
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
Better brand
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Samsung
NZ64H37070K
$405.71
17 months newer
VS
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Bosch
PUE611BF1
$385.74
$20 cheaper
More popular
One more award
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Russell Hobbs
RH60EH502B
$186.00
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Newer by five
months
VS
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Cookology
GGH755BK
$187.24
Five burners /
cooking zones
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Bosch
PXX675DC1E
$1,172.94
Better Kagoo
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VS
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Siemens
EU611BEB2E
$632.91
$540 cheaper
One year newer
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Bosch
PKN645FP1E
$607.39
$54 cheaper
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Neff
N23TA29N0
$661.50
22 months newer
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Neff
T36FB41X0
$398.22
$167 cheaper
18 months newer
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Zanussi
ZIT6460
$565.54
User reviews
are better
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AEG
HC452601EB
$2,033.56
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Bosch
PKN675DP1D
$781.95
$1,252 cheaper
Four burners /
cooking zones
Three months
newer
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Siemens
EH675FFC1E
$470.61
$88 cheaper
Newer by four
months
VS
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Neff
N13TD26N0
$558.39
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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Neff
T26BB56N0
$212.21
Better brand
VS
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Cookology
CIP613
$205.97
Better Kagoo
Score
Nine months
newer
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Russell Hobbs
RH60EH502B
$186.00
Newer by five
months
VS
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Cookology
GGH755BK
$187.24
Better brand
Five burners /
cooking zones
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Samsung
NZ64H37070K
$405.71
$212 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by three
years
VS
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Neff
T36FB40X0
$617.93
Better brand
A bit better
user reviews
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AEG
HKH81700FB
$686.58
$168 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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AEG
HC452401EB
$714.58
Better brand
One month newer
VS
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Neff
T36FB40X0
$617.93
$97 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Two more
burners /
cooking zones
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Bosch
PIF645BB1E
$816.67
Better brand
Four burners /
cooking zones
VS
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AEG
HC452401EB
$714.58
$102 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Five months
newer
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Samsung
NZ64H37070K
$405.71
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Three months
newer
VS
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Electrolux
KGG7536K
$399.46
Five burners /
cooking zones
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Bosch
PXX275FC1E
$1,495.52
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Siemens
ER9A6SD70
$1,446.84
11 months newer
Five burners /
cooking zones
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Bosch
PPP6A6B90
$374.49
Better Kagoo
Score
Better user
reviews
Better brand
VS
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Russell Hobbs
RH60GH402
$156.03
$218 cheaper
More popular
Nine months
newer
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Samsung
NA64H3030
$249.67
Better brand
Newer by three
years
VS
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CDA
HVG620
$260.91
Better Kagoo
Score
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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 $2,024 and in total we found prices for 209 hobs. On average, a new hob costs $612 and 80% of hobs are priced between $174 and $1,117. The Brentwood TS322 is the cheapest hob at only $15, and AEG HC452601EB is the most expensive at $2,023.

Hob Brands - Price Range

The average price of Asko hobs is $1,352 which is the highest average price of all hob brands. Asko hobs start at $1,352 and their most expensive hob costs $1,352.

Siemens hobs range in price from $396 to $1,633, and the second highest average hob price out of all brands is Siemens hobs with an average price of $933.

The average price of KitchenAid hobs is $857 which is the third highest average price of all hob brands. KitchenAid hobs range in price from $682 to $1,117.

Hob Brands - Average Ratings

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

Biggest Hob Retailers

We found 150 current offers for hobs from eBay making it the biggest hob retailer.

When Are Most New Hobs Released?

April to June is the most common period for new hobs to be released in. Last year most new hobs were released in June, with 117 new hobs released that month. 169 new hobs were released in April 2017 making it the biggest month that year for new hob releases. 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.

That means that on a typical hob costing $613 you could save on average $54 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.

We found 1,345 hobs that are induction hobs, which makes induction the most popular hob type amongst new hobs. We found 1,051 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 8zone(s). The burners / cooking zones of most hobs range from 4zone(s) to 5zone(s). The Whirlpool SMP 778, which sells for $987.29, 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 available at $68.12.

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 293 hobs that are integrated hobs, which makes integrated the most frequently found case design amongst new hobs. The second most popular case design amongst new hobs is freestanding. 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. 143 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. 95.3% of their hob prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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