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Compare the 10 Best HobsFebruary 2018(Last Updated 13 February 2018)

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The best hobs on the market, from single burners to large 6-burner hobs
Compare top brands including AEG, Bosch and Siemens
Independent & impartial evaluation of every hob based on features, reviews and price
To Find the Best Hobs We Impartially Analysed: 4,030 Hob Models 2,470 Hob Reviews 87 Hob Prices
To Find the Best Hobs We Impartially Analysed:
4,030 Hob Models
2,470 Hob Reviews
87 Hob Prices
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#1

86

Zanussi ZEM8740

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$780.90

eBay
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Aug 2015
A very cheap and fully featured 4 burner electric hob
#2

82

AEG IEB64010XB

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$832.50

eBay
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4
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Dec 2017
A fully featured and cheap 4 burner electric hob, with a recent release date
#3

82

Tefal IH201840

273 Reviews
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$89.99

Amazon US
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Jul 2015
The top scoring hob under $100
#4

79

Bosch PKE645D17

5 Reviews
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$528.62

eBay
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4
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Dec 2015
A positively reviewed and fully featured 4 burner electric hob
#5

77

AEG IEB64030XB

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$832.50

eBay
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4
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Dec 2017
A fully featured and good value for money 4 burner electric hob, with a recent release date
#6

74

Bosch PCS7A5C90D

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$960.92

eBay
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5
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Sep 2016
A fully featured but only OK value for money 5 burner gas hob
#7

74

Bosch PCH6A5C90D

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$590.55

eBay
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4
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Sep 2016
A fully featured but only OK value for money 4 burner gas hob
#8

74

Bosch PCR9A5C90D

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$834.79

eBay
Black
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5
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Gas
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Dec 2016
A fully featured but only OK value for money 5 burner gas hob
#9

74

Miele KM3010

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$1,099.00

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4
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Apr 2015
A fully featured but only average value for money 4 burner gas hob
#10

74

Miele KM3054

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$1,999.00

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5
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Apr 2015
A fully featured but only OK value for money 5 burner gas hob
#11

74

AEG HE834080XB

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$705.22

eBay
Black
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4
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Ceramic
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Feb 2017
A fully featured and fairly new 4 burner ceramic hob
#14

73

Brentwood TS‑372

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$29.68

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Aug 2017
A fully featured but only moderate value for money 2 burner electric hob, with a recent release date
#15

73

Brentwood TS‑368

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$20.93

Amazon US
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Aug 2017
A fully featured but only moderate value for money 2 burner electric hob, with a recent release date
#16

73

Neff N13TD26N0

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$639.57

eBay
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4
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Jan 2016
A fully featured but only moderate value for money 4 burner electric hob
#17

73

Hotpoint CIA 640 C

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$500.00

Amazon US
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Aug 2015
A fully featured but 3 year old 4 burner electric hob, with many owner recommendations
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#18

73

Klarstein Captain Cook²

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$247.00

eBay
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Oct 2015
A fully featured but only OK value for money 2 burner ceramic hob
#19

73

AEG HC452601EB

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$2,496.34

eBay
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Mar 2016
A good spec but only moderate value for money 1 burner electric hob
#20

73

Gorenje ECT330CSC

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$324.51

eBay
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Jan 2015
A good spec but only OK value for money 2 burner electric hob

73

Gorenje EC310CSC

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$246.54

eBay
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Jan 2015
A good spec but 3 year old 2 burner electric hob

73

AEG HK854401FB

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$814.14

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Aug 2015
A good spec but only OK value for money 4 burner electric hob

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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 AEG with an average rating of 0%. Compare all award winning hobs.

Logo Brand Number of Hobs Price Range Average Rating
AEG Hobs 40 $485 - $2,496
Other Hob Brands 76 $17 - $2,283

Trending Hob Comparisons

Brentwood
TS-322
$17.98
Cheaper to run
by £306 over
five years
VS
Brentwood
TS-368
$20.93
One more burner
Bosch
PXX275FC1E
$1,761.31
Better brand
Cheaper to run
by $47 over
five years
VS
AEG
HKM85510XB
$1,420.75
$341 cheaper
Five burners
Gorenje
EC310CSC
$246.54
Cheaper to run
by $2,045 over
five years
VS
Siemens
EA125501
$149.07
$97 cheaper
Four burners
Gorenje
EC310CSC
$246.54
$282 cheaper
Cheaper to run
by £2,267 over
five years
VS
Bosch
PKE645D17
$528.62
Better brand
Four burners
Gorenje
ECT330CSC
$324.51
$178 cheaper
$2,131 cheaper
to run over
five years
VS
AEG
HE604062FB
$502.25
Better brand
Two more
burners
Bosch
PCH6A5C90D
$590.55
Cheaper to run
by £4,288 over
five years
VS
Samsung
NZ64M3707AK
$521.74
$69 cheaper
Better brand
Bosch
NIF645CB1E
$952.90
Cheaper to run
by $1,226 over
five years
VS
Neff
TTT 1816 N
$853.13
$100 cheaper
Better brand
Gorenje
ECT330CSC
$324.51
$706 cheaper
37% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Bosch
NWP645CB2E
$1,030.87
Better brand
Four burners
AEG
HE604070XB
$485.05
37% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Gorenje
GW761
$463.27
$22 cheaper
Better brand
Five burners
Gorenje
IT332CSC
$452.94
$578 cheaper
21% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Bosch
NWP645CB2E
$1,030.87
Better brand
Four burners
Zanussi
ZEM8740
$780.90
$72 cheaper
24% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Neff
TTT 1816 N
$853.13
Better brand
Siemens
EA125501
$149.07
Four burners
VS
Brentwood
TS-368
$20.93
$128 cheaper
79% cheaper to
run over five
years
Gorenje
IT332CSC
$452.94
$244 cheaper
51% cheaper to
run
VS
AEG
HK6542H1FB
$697.19
Two more
burners
Siemens
EH845FVB1E
$1,204.02
One more burner
VS
Bosch
NWP645CB2E
$1,030.87
$173 cheaper
38% cheaper to
run
AEG
HC452601EB
$2,496.34
£1,103 cheaper
to run over
five years
VS
Bosch
NWP645CB2E
$1,030.87
$1,465 cheaper
Better brand
Three more
burners
Neff
TTT 1816 N
$853.13
$498 cheaper
Better brand
VS
AEG
HKP77420
$1,350.80
24% cheaper to
run over five
years
Bosch
NWP645CB2E
$1,030.87
Better brand
59% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Gorenje
GW761
$463.27
$568 cheaper
One more burner
AEG
HKP85410
$1,060.69
Six burners
VS
Bosch
PCR9A5C90D
$834.79
$226 cheaper
Better brand
Cheaper to run
by £4,533 over
five years
Gorenje
EC310CSC
$246.54
$784 cheaper
37% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Bosch
NWP645CB2E
$1,030.87
Better brand
Four burners
Bosch
NIF645CB1E
$952.90
More popular
Better brand
VS
AEG
HK854401FB
$814.14
$139 cheaper
57% cheaper to
run over five
years

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.

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.

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 $16 to $2,459 and in total we found prices for 116 hobs. The average price of a new hob is $812 and the 80% of hobs are priced between $272 and $1,330. The most expensive hob that we found is the AEG HC452601EB at $2,458, and the cheapest is the Brentwood TS-337 at only $16.

Hob Brands - Price Range

The highest average hob price out of all brands is Miele hobs with an average price of $1,549. Miele hobs range in price from $1,099 to $1,999.

The average price of Siemens hobs is $1,147 which is the second highest average price of all hob brands. Siemens hobs range in price from $147 to $2,244.

Smeg hobs range in price from $999 to $999, and the third highest average hob price out of all brands is Smeg hobs with an average price of $999.

Hob Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 5 expert reviews and 1,479 user reviews for hobs and used this information to determine the average rating for each brand of hob. The top three hob brands are Tefal, Candy and New World. Tefal has an average rating of 94%, Candy has an average rating of 92% and New World has an average rating of 92%.

Biggest Hob Retailers

We found 33 current offers for hobs from eBay making it the biggest hob retailer. That is over 33 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, Walmart for whom we found 1 current offers for hobs. The third biggest retailer is Amazon US with 1 current hob offers.

When Are Most New Hobs Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any prominent trend in the release month for new hobs. April was the biggest month last year for new hobs, with 190 new hobs released that month. In 2016 most new hobs were released in September, with 167 new hobs released that month. In April 2015 250 new hobs were released making it the biggest month that year for new hob releases.

How Fast Do Hob Prices Drop After Release?

On average hobs drop in price by 8% in the first 6 months after release. That means that on a typical hob costing $812 you could save on average $65 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Colours

Black is the most common colour amongst new hobs. We found 1,281 hobs that are hobs that have a Black coloured. Stainless steel is the second most frequently found colour amongst new hobs. We found 545 hobs that are hobs that have a Stainless steel coloured.

Burners

This indicates the number of burners (gas) or cooking zones (electric) on the hob.

Comparing all hobs, the burners range from 1 to 8. The burners of the majority of hobs range from 4 to 5. The AEGHKP85410 has the most burner. This hob is a 6 burner hob and currently retails for $1,044.43. The AEGHKP85410 has the least burner. This hob is a 1 burner hob and is on sale for $16.16.

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.

Hob Types

This is the type of power source used for the hobs - i.e gas, electric, etc.

Electric is the most frequently found hob type amongst new hobs. We found 891 hobs that are electric hobs. We found 691 hobs that are gas hobs, making this the second most frequently found hob type amongst new hobs.

Case Designs

We found 1,656 hobs that are Built-in hobs, which makes Built-in the most popular case design amongst new hobs. We found 109 hobs that are Tabletop hobs, making this the second most frequently found case design amongst new hobs.

Biggest Hob Retailers

We found 33 current offers for hobs from eBay making it the biggest hob retailer. That is over 33 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, Walmart for whom we found 1 current offers for hobs. The third biggest retailer is Amazon US with 1 current hob offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Hobs?

With the cheapest price on 28 hobs, eBay is most frequently the cheapest hob retailer.

Proportion of Hobs for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

eBay most frequently has the cheapest hob prices (found to be cheapest for 84.8% of its hobs).