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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique hobs rating which considers: 180 US prices • 4,100 expert & user reviews • 4,800 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
Domino Hobs
Small narrow hobs, great for small kitchens
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AEG IKB64301XB

11 Reviews

$434.10

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

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Neff T26DS49N0

33 Reviews

$367.02

Gas
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4
Zone(s)
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(Unknown)
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Dec 2016
#3

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Zanussi ZEV8646XBA

5 Reviews

$355.55

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

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Neff T36FB41X0G

132 Reviews
Which? - Best Buy

$419.64

Induction
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4
Zone(s)
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(Unknown)
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May 2018
#5

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Bosch Serie 4 PUE611BF1B

210 Reviews
Which? - Best Buy

$419.64

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

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Russell Hobbs RH86GH701SS

24 Reviews

$222.32

Gas
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5
Zone(s)
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(Unknown)
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Oct 2017
#7

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Russell Hobbs RH75GH601B

32 Reviews

$217.28

Gas
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5
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(Unknown)
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Oct 2017
#8

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Cookology CIT600

97 Reviews

$197.31

Induction
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4
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(Unknown)
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Jun 2016
#9

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Whirlpool ACM822NE

9 Reviews

$416.68

Induction
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4
Zone(s)
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Integrated
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Oct 2016
#10

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Samsung NZ64H37070K

16 Reviews

$454.33

Induction
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4
Zone(s)
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(Unknown)
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Aug 2018
#11

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Bosch Serie 4 NKE645GA1E

$299.72

Ceramic
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4
Zone(s)
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(Unknown)
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Sep 2017
#12

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Neff T27DS59N0

19 Reviews

$485.42

Gas
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5
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Jan 2016
#13

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Russell Hobbs RH60GH402B

178 Reviews

$164.42

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Dec 2018
#14

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Bosch Serie 2 PKE611CA1E

35 Reviews

$314.40

Ceramic
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4
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(Unknown)
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May 2018
#15

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Bosch Serie 4 NKM645GA1E

$402.68

Ceramic
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4
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Mar 2017
#16

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CDA HVG720BL

7 Reviews

$380.58

Gas
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5
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Apr 2015
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Neff TBK 1640

$391.47

Induction
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4
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(Unknown)
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Dec 2016
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AEG HE634070FB

$487.87

Induction
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4
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(Unknown)
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Apr 2015
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Neff T36FB40X0

9 Reviews

$720.89

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Feb 2016
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AEG IKE64450XB

26 Reviews

$720.49

Induction
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Dec 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 $300 - $1,743
92%
671 reviews
#2
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AEG Hobs 195 $407 - $2,140
90%
350 reviews
#3
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Neff Hobs 205 $158 - $1,118
87%
487 reviews
#4
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Fisher & Paykel Hobs 36
81%
1 review
#5
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De Dietrich Hobs 35
81%
1 review
#6
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Smeg Hobs 143 $263 - $487
80%
115 reviews
#7
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Hotpoint Hobs 78 $326 - $326
80%
264 reviews
#8
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Montpellier Hobs 30 $237 - $237
80%
1 review
#9
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Whirlpool Hobs 98 $168 - $1,046
77%
49 reviews
#10
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Beko Hobs 59 $210 - $210
77%
313 reviews
#11
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Zanussi Hobs 67 $222 - $565
76%
88 reviews
#12
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Belling Hobs 41 $141 - $141
76%
223 reviews
#13
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Candy Hobs 58 $197 - $197
76%
40 reviews
#14
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Amica Hobs 41
76%
16 reviews
#15
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Hoover Hobs 43 $301 - $301
74%
56 reviews
#16
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Stoves Hobs 26
73%
204 reviews
#17
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Samsung Hobs 26 $209 - $788
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 75 $799 - $899
70%
14 reviews
#21
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CDA Hobs 62 $196 - $434
64%
31 reviews
#22
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Indesit Hobs 40
60%
3 reviews
#23
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Gorenje Hobs 61 $255 - $470
42%
6 reviews
#24
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Electrolux Hobs 137 $289 - $1,000
31%
2 reviews
#25
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Siemens Hobs 270 $434 - $2,120
#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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KitchenAid Hobs 29
#30
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Bertazzoni Hobs 28
#31
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CATA Hobs 20

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$420.09
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are a bit
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$420.09
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15 months newer
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$823.71
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$861.13
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NZ64H37070K
$454.33
User reviews
are moderately
better
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T36FB41X0
$420.09
$34 cheaper
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Samsung
NZ64H37070K
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$454.33
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$850.90
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$420.09
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are marginally
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$434.56
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$412.22
$145 cheaper
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$557.64
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Siemens
EH675FFC1E
$434.79
$123 cheaper
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N13TD26N0
$557.64
Better Kagoo
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Bosch
PKN645FP1E
$606.57
$54 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Better brand
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Neff
N23TA29N0
$660.37
22 months newer
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Bosch
PIE645BB1E
$823.71
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
One more burner
/ cooking zone
VS
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AEG
IKE84441XB
$863.16
Two years newer
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Samsung
NZ64H37070K
$454.33
$267 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by three
years
VS
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Neff
T36FB40X0
$721.66
Better brand
A bit better
user reviews
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Bosch
PIF645BB1E
$815.27
Better brand
Four burners /
cooking zones
VS
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HC452401EB
$713.36
$102 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Five months
newer
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AEG
HG755450SY
$634.89
$87 cheaper
Better brand
One year newer
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Neff
T36FB40X0
$721.66
Better Kagoo
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AEG
HC452401EB
$713.36
Better brand
One month newer
VS
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Neff
T36FB40X0
$721.66
Better Kagoo
Score
Two more
burners /
cooking zones
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Neff
T36FB41X0
$420.09
$145 cheaper
18 months newer
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Zanussi
ZIT6460
$564.78
User reviews
are better
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Samsung
NZ64H37070K
$454.33
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Three months
newer
VS
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Electrolux
KGG7536K
$395.06
$59 cheaper
Five burners /
cooking zones
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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

In total we found 189 hobs ranging from $14 to $2,140. On average, a new hob costs $652 and 80% of hobs are priced between $210 and $1,182. The AEG HC452601EB is the most expensive hob that we found at $2,140, and the Brentwood TS322 is the cheapest at only $15.

Hob Brands - Price Range

Siemens hobs start at $434 and their most expensive hob costs $2,120. The average price of Siemens hobs is $1,028 which is the highest average price of all hob brands.

The average price of Bosch hobs is $924 which is the second highest average price of all hob brands. Bosch hobs start at $300 and their most expensive hob costs $1,743.

The average price of Miele hobs is $859 which is the third highest average price of all hob brands. Miele hobs range in price from $799 to $899.

Hob Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 21 expert reviews and 3,921 user reviews for hobs and used these reviews to calculate 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 123 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 wait until April 2020 then you might be able to get better features on your hob. It's also worth keeping in mind that the price of the current hobs tend to drop off when the next models are released. The biggest month last year for new hob releases was June, with 117 new hobs released that month. In April 2017, 168 new hobs were released making it the biggest month that year for new hob releases. 271 new hobs were released in October 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new hob releases.

How Fast Do Hob Prices Drop After Release?

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

If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $57 on a typical $652 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.

Amongst new hobs, the most common hob type is induction. We found 1,329 hobs that are induction hobs. The second most popular hob type amongst new hobs is gas. We found 1,049 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 most hobs range from 4zone(s) to 5zone(s). The Whirlpool SMP 778, which sells for $1,045.72, has the most burner / cooking zone and is an 8zone(s) burner / cooking zone hob. The Klarstein Captain Cook, which is available at $277.12, 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.

Amongst new hobs, the most frequently found case design is integrated. We found 311 hobs that are integrated hobs. We found 10 hobs that are freestanding hobs, making this 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. 123 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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