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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique hobs rating which considers: 170 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

$430.01

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

$363.56

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

$316.64

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

86

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Neff T36FB41X0G

132 Reviews
Which? - Best Buy

$415.69

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

$428.72

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 RH75GH601SS

32 Reviews

$215.00

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 RH86GH701B

24 Reviews

$220.22

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

$215.00

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

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Whirlpool ACM822NE

9 Reviews

$412.76

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

$449.57

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

85

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Russell Hobbs RH60GH402B

178 Reviews

$162.87

Gas
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4
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Dec 2018
#12

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Bosch Serie 2 PKE611CA1E

35 Reviews

$311.44

Ceramic
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4
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(Unknown)
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May 2018
#13

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CDA HVG720SS

7 Reviews

$376.60

Gas
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5
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Apr 2015
#14

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Neff T27DS59N0

19 Reviews

$493.87

Gas
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5
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(Unknown)
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Jan 2016
#15

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Bosch Serie 4 NKM645GA1E

$460.89

Ceramic
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4
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(Unknown)
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Mar 2017
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Neff TBK 1640

$400.60

Induction
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4
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(Unknown)
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Dec 2016
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AEG HK624000XB

$450.06

Induction
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4
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(Unknown)
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Oct 2011
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Bosch Serie 4 NKN645GA1E

$332.13

Ceramic
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4
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(Unknown)
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Sep 2017
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AEG HE634070FB

$496.92

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

$714.10

(Unknown)
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4
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Feb 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 306 $312 - $1,741
92%
671 reviews
#2
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AEG Hobs 195 $417 - $2,152
90%
350 reviews
#3
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Neff Hobs 205 $365 - $1,111
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 $235 - $435
80%
115 reviews
#7
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Hotpoint Hobs 80 $164 - $324
80%
262 reviews
#8
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Montpellier Hobs 30 $235 - $235
80%
1 review
#9
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Whirlpool Hobs 97 $167 - $1,039
77%
49 reviews
#10
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Beko Hobs 60 $209 - $209
77%
313 reviews
#11
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Zanussi Hobs 67 $124 - $566
76%
88 reviews
#12
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Belling Hobs 41
76%
223 reviews
#13
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Candy Hobs 58 $196 - $196
76%
40 reviews
#14
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Amica Hobs 41
76%
16 reviews
#15
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Hoover Hobs 43 $299 - $299
74%
56 reviews
#16
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Stoves Hobs 26
73%
204 reviews
#17
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Samsung Hobs 26 $234 - $783
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 $195 - $404
64%
31 reviews
#22
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Indesit Hobs 41
60%
3 reviews
#23
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Gorenje Hobs 62 $255 - $471
42%
6 reviews
#24
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Electrolux Hobs 137 $259 - $999
31%
2 reviews
#25
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Siemens Hobs 270 $435 - $1,723
#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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Bosch
PUE611BF1
$428.72
More popular
Better brand
User reviews
are a bit
better
VS
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Neff
T36FB41X0
$415.69
Better Kagoo
Score
15 months newer
More customers
recommend it
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Samsung
NZ64H37070K
$449.57
User reviews
are moderately
better
Two months
newer
VS
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Neff
T36FB41X0
$415.69
$34 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
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Cookology
CIP613
$220.22
More popular
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Russell Hobbs
RH86GH701
$220.22
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
Significantly
better user
reviews
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Samsung
NZ64H37070K
$449.57
17 months newer
VS
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Bosch
PUE611BF1
$428.72
More popular
One more award
Better brand
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Whirlpool
ACM 868/BA
$532.97
Newer by 13
months
VS
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Hoover
HPI604BC
$298.41
$235 cheaper
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Russell Hobbs
RH60EH502B
$194.16
$14 cheaper
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VS
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Cookology
GGH755BK
$208.48
Five burners /
cooking zones
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Samsung
NZ64H37070K
$449.57
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by 17
months
VS
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Whirlpool
GOW6423
$454.78
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Bosch
PXY875DC1E
$1,454.22
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VS
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Neff
T48FD23X0
$1,107.62
$347 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Two years newer
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Bosch
PXX275FC1E
$1,515.53
Better Kagoo
Score
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VS
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Siemens
EX675JYW1E
$1,522.68
Newer by 22
months
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AEG
HKH81700FB
$703.66
$147 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Bauknecht
CTAI 9640FFS
$850.90
Newer by 20
months
Two more
burners /
cooking zones
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Neff
T36FB41X0
$415.69
One more award
Better Kagoo
Score
Overall reviews
are marginally
better
VS
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AEG
IKB64301
$430.01
User reviews
are marginally
better
Better brand
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AEG
IKB84431
$775.80
Better brand
13 months newer
VS
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Zanussi
ZIT6460
$566.15
$210 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
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Hotpoint
PCN 642
$164.18
$18 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Russell Hobbs
RH60EH402B
$182.42
Better brand
One month newer
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Neff
T36FB41X0
$415.69
$150 cheaper
18 months newer
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Zanussi
ZIT6460
$566.15
User reviews
are better
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Samsung
NZ64H37070K
$449.57
$265 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by three
years
VS
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Neff
T36FB40X0
$714.10
Better brand
A bit better
user reviews
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Russell Hobbs
RH60EH502B
$194.16
$14 cheaper
Newer by six
months
Better brand
VS
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Cookology
GGH755BK
$208.48
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 178 hobs ranging from $14 to $2,152. On average, a new hob costs $627 and 80% of hobs are priced between $209 and $1,100. The AEG HC452601EB is the most expensive hob that we found at $2,152, and the Brentwood TS322 is the cheapest at only $15.

Hob Brands - Price Range

The average price of Siemens hobs is $959 which is the highest average price of all hob brands. Siemens hobs start at $435 and their most expensive hob costs $1,723.

The second highest average hob price out of all brands is Bosch hobs with an average price of $882. Bosch hobs range in price from $312 to $1,741.

Bauknecht hobs range in price from $851 to $851, and the average price of Bauknecht hobs is $851 which is the third highest average price of all hob brands.

Hob Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 21 expert reviews and 3,919 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 91%, AEG has an average rating of 90% and Neff has an average rating of 87%.

Biggest Hob Retailers

We found 112 current offers for hobs from eBay making it the biggest hob retailer.

When Are Most New Hobs Released?

March to April is the most common period for new hobs to be released in. If you want the latest hob features you may want to think about waiting until March 2020. It's also worth keeping in mind that the price of the current hobs tend to drop off when the next models are released. Last year most new hobs were released in March, with eight new hobs released that month. The biggest month in 2018 for new hob releases was June, with 118 new hobs released that month. April was the biggest month in 2017 for new hobs, with 168 new hobs released that month.

How Fast Do Hob Prices Drop After Release?

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

A typical new hob costs on average $627. By waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average $55.

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 frequently found hob type is induction. We found 1,330 hobs that are induction hobs. We found 1,055 hobs that are gas hobs, making gas the second most popular 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 the majority of hobs range from 4zone(s) to 5zone(s). The Whirlpool SMP 778, which is available at $1,038.68, has the most burner / cooking zone and is an 8zone(s) burner / cooking zone hob. The Tefal IH201840, which is on sale for $70.67, 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 common case design is integrated. We found 312 hobs that are integrated 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. 110 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. 98.2% of their hob prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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