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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique hobs rating which considers: 150 US prices • 4,100 expert & user reviews • 4,900 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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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 $280 - $1,434
92%
671 reviews
#2
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AEG Hobs 196 $413 - $1,442
90%
350 reviews
#3
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Neff Hobs 205 $339 - $1,087
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
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Smeg Hobs 144 $194 - $449
80%
115 reviews
#7
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Hotpoint Hobs 80 $153 - $283
80%
262 reviews
#8
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Montpellier Hobs 30 $218 - $218
80%
1 review
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Whirlpool Hobs 98 $264 - $965
77%
49 reviews
#10
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Beko Hobs 60 $194 - $194
77%
313 reviews
#11
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Amica Hobs 42
76%
16 reviews
#12
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Zanussi Hobs 67 $122 - $560
76%
88 reviews
#13
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Belling Hobs 41
76%
223 reviews
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Hoover Hobs 43 $278 - $278
74%
56 reviews
#15
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Stoves Hobs 26
73%
204 reviews
#16
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Candy Hobs 58 $182 - $182
73%
41 reviews
#17
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Samsung Hobs 26 $205 - $727
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 76 $725 - $899
70%
14 reviews
#21
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CDA Hobs 62 $181 - $375
64%
31 reviews
#22
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Indesit Hobs 41
60%
3 reviews
#23
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Gorenje Hobs 62 $253 - $466
42%
6 reviews
#24
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Electrolux Hobs 137 $267 - $1,097
31%
2 reviews
#25
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Bertazzoni Hobs 28
#26
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Franke Hobs 31
#27
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KitchenAid Hobs 29
#28
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Siemens Hobs 271 $649 - $1,679
#29
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Balay Hobs 40
#30
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Teka Hobs 60
#31
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CATA Hobs 21

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Bosch
PUE611BF1
$407.27
More popular
Better brand
User reviews
are a bit
better
VS
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Neff
T36FB41X0
$396.34
Better Kagoo
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15 months newer
More customers
recommend it
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Bosch
PXV845FC1E
$927.09
$535 cheaper
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VS
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Siemens
EX675JYW1E
$1,462.53
Newer by 11
months
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Bosch
PXY675DC1E
$968.24
Better brand
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VS
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Siemens
ET675FNP1E
$716.90
$251 cheaper
Newer by one
month
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Russell Hobbs
RH60EH502B
$184.45
$14 cheaper
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Cookology
GGH755BK
$198.78
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cooking zones
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Whirlpool
ACM 868/BA
$508.16
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months
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HPI604BC
$284.52
$224 cheaper
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Neff
T36FB41X0
$396.34
$26 cheaper
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AEG
IKB64301
$422.42
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are marginally
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Bosch
PXX675DC1E
$1,107.70
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Siemens
EU611BEB2E
$487.18
$621 cheaper
One year newer
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Bosch
PXY675DC1E
$968.24
Better Kagoo
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VS
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Siemens
EU611BEB2E
$487.18
$481 cheaper
One month newer
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Siemens
EH675FFC1E
$1,037.86
Newer by five
months
VS
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Neff
N13TD26N0
$559.87
$478 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Better brand
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AEG
HKH81700FB
$745.46
$101 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Better brand
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Bauknecht
CTAI 9640FFS
$846.90
Newer by 20
months
Two more
burners /
cooking zones
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AEG
IKB84431
$772.58
Better brand
13 months newer
VS
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Zanussi
ZIT6460
$558.40
$214 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
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AEG
IKE85451IB
$1,108.70
Better brand
VS
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Neff
T48FD23X2
$1,050.98
$58 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
18 months newer
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Neff
T36FB41X0
$396.34
$162 cheaper
18 months newer
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Zanussi
ZIT6460
$558.40
User reviews
are better
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Siemens
EX975LXC1
$1,450.85
One more burner
/ cooking zone
VS
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Bosch
PXY801DW4E
$1,163.89
$287 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by 19
months
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Russell Hobbs
RH60EH502B
$184.45
$14 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Cookology
GGH755BK
$198.78
Five burners /
cooking zones
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Miele
KM2032
$899.00
Five burners /
cooking zones
VS
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Bosch
PVS645FB5E
$659.20
$240 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Eight years
newer
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Miele
KM 2312
$799.00
$48 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Bauknecht
CTAI 9640FFS
$846.90
Newer by six
months
One more burner
/ cooking zone
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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 181 hobs ranging from $15 to $1,680. On average, a new hob costs $632 and 80% of hobs are priced between $194 and $1,127. The Brentwood TS322 is the cheapest hob at only $16, and Siemens EX675JYW1E is the most expensive at $1,679.

Hob Brands - Price Range

Siemens hobs start at $649 and their most expensive hob costs $1,679. The highest average hob price out of all brands is Siemens hobs with an average price of $1,101.

Bauknecht hobs start at $847 and their most expensive hob costs $847. The second highest average hob price out of all brands is Bauknecht hobs with an average price of $847.

Miele hobs range in price from $725 to $899, and the third highest average hob price out of all brands is Miele hobs with an average price of $808.

Hob Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 22 expert reviews and 3,919 user reviews for hobs and used these reviews to evaluate 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 116 current offers for hobs from eBay making it the biggest hob retailer.

When Are Most New Hobs Released?

February to April is the most common period for new hobs to be released in. That means that most of the latest hob technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. In 2019 most new hobs were released in February, with seven new hobs released that month. 118 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 168 new hobs released that month.

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 $632 you could save on average $53 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 1,340 hobs that are induction hobs, which makes this the most common hob type amongst new hobs. We found 1,062 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.

Comparing all 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 $964.71, has the most burner / cooking zone and is an 8zone(s) burner / cooking zone hob. The AEG HC451501EB, which is priced at $1,441.63, 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 325 hobs that are integrated hobs. The second most common 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. 114 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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