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5 Best Tabletop Hobs in the US - September 2019

Updated 28 August 2019 by Matthew
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5 best tabletop hobs

Which Are the Best Tabletop Hobs?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best tabletop hobs? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best tabletop hobs are:


What Tabletop Hob to Buy in September 2019?

Let's take a look at the top 5 tabletop hobs currently for sale in the US, compared side by side:

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Russell Hobbs 15199 Klarstein Captain Cook Ariete 994 Tefal IH201840 JATA V142
Russell Hobbs 15199 Klarstein Captain Cook Ariete 994 Tefal IH201840 JATA V142
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ELECTR-
IC
2
BURNERS /
COOKING ZONES
1,500W
POWER
TABLET-
OP
1
BURNER /
COOKING ZONE
TABLET-
OP
2
BURNERS /
COOKING ZONES
TABLET-
OP
ELECTR-
IC
1
BURNER /
COOKING ZONE
2,100W
POWER
2
BURNERS /
COOKING ZONES
TABLET-
OP
97
Reviews
15 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
76
Features
Good Features
64
Value for Money
Good
62
Kagoo Score
Good
78
Features
Good Features
76
Value for Money
Very Good
67
Kagoo Score
Good
78
Features
Good Features
77
Value for Money
Very Good
67
Kagoo Score
Good
78
Features
Good Features
66
Value for Money
Good
63
Kagoo Score
Good
A classic and fully featured 2 burner / cooking zone hob, with a reasonable price. Our review analysis indicates that it heats quickly but has bad controls. A good spec but only average value for money ceramic 1 burner / cooking zone hob. A good value for money and good spec induction 2 burner / cooking zone hob. A cheap and good spec 1 burner / cooking zone hob. A good spec but only average value for money ceramic 2 burner / cooking zone hob.
8 Reasons For
Two Burners / Cooking Zones
Two Electric Cooking Zones
Residual Heat Indicator
Electronic Ignition
Better Kagoo Score
$43 Cheaper
Two Years Longer Manufacturer's Guarantee
Better Brand
2 Reasons For
Two Burners / Cooking Zones
Two Electric Cooking Zones
6 Reasons For
Pan Detection System
Automatic Shut Off System
Built-in Display
Residual Heat Indicator
Electronic Ignition
More Shops Are Selling it
3 Reasons For
Two Burners / Cooking Zones
Two Electric Cooking Zones
Eight Months Newer
2 Reasons Against
Fewer Sellers
Over Two Years Older
7 Reasons Against
Only One Burner / Cooking Zone
Only One Electric Cooking Zone
Worse Kagoo Score
$233 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Over One Year Older
Worse Brand
5 Reasons Against
Worse Kagoo Score
$54 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
Eight Months Older
Worse Brand
7 Reasons Against
Only One Burner / Cooking Zone
Does Not Have a Child Lock
Worse Kagoo Score
$43 More Expensive
Over One Year Older
Two Months Years Shorter Manufacturer's Guarantee
Worse Brand
4 Reasons Against
Worse Kagoo Score
$224 More Expensive
Less Retailers
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Russell Hobbs 15199

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ELECTR-
IC
2
BURNERS /
COOKING ZONES
1,500W
POWER
TABLET-
OP

The Russell Hobbs 15199 has a Kagoo Score of 86. With a price tag of $24.92 this hob is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Russell Hobbs 15199.

Features We Love:
Residual heat indicator
Electronic ignition
Non-slip feet

A classic and fully featured 2 burner / cooking zone hob, with a reasonable price. Our review analysis indicates that it heats quickly but has bad controls.

97
Reviews
15 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Russell Hobbs 15199 has excellent user reviews with an average user rating of 93%, based on 15 reviews.

8 Reasons For for Choosing the Russell Hobbs 15199

Two Burners / Cooking Zones

The Russell Hobbs 15199 is a two burner / cooking zone hob, and so do the Ariete 994 and the JATA V142, whereas the Tefal IH201840 only has 1zone(s) burner / cooking zone. More ...

The number of burners (gas) or cooking zones (electric) on the 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.

Two Electric Cooking Zones

The Russell Hobbs 15199 has two electric cooking zones, and so do the Ariete 994 and the JATA V142, however the Klarstein Captain Cook only has 1zone(s) electric cooking zone. More ...

We do not know the number of electric cooking zones on the Tefal IH201840. It is possible that it does not have any electric cooking zones.

The number of electric cooking zones on the hob.

More cooking zones mean that you can cook more food at once, making the hob more efficient and meaning you can prepare large meals faster.

Residual Heat Indicator

The Russell Hobbs 15199 has a residual heat indicator, and so does the Tefal IH201840, whereas the Ariete 994, the JATA V142 and the Klarstein Captain Cook do not. More ...

'Residual Heat Indicator' denotes whether the hob has a special light or indicator to show when the burners are hot, even after use.

Hobs will still be hot for a while after use, but it isn't always immediately obvious that they do still carry heat - especially with induction hobs. A heat indicator helps prevent you from accidentally burning yourself.

Electronic Ignition

The Russell Hobbs 15199 has an electronic ignition, and so does the Tefal IH201840, whereas the Ariete 994, the JATA V142 and the Klarstein Captain Cook do not. More ...

An electronic ignition is a special device to ignite the hob at the press of a switch, without the need for the standard manual aids (such as matches).

Electronic ignitions are far more efficient and less prone to mistakes than standard manual ignitions - they will always work first time.

Better Kagoo Score

The Russell Hobbs 15199 has received a Kagoo Score of 86, whereas the Ariete 994 scored only 67, the JATA V142 scored only 63, the Klarstein Captain Cook scored only 62 and the Tefal IH201840 scored only 67.

$43 Cheaper

The Russell Hobbs 15199 is $54.14 cheaper than the Ariete 994, $224.34 cheaper than the JATA V142, $233.31 cheaper than the Klarstein Captain Cook and $42.64 cheaper than the Tefal IH201840.

Two Years Longer Manufacturer's Guarantee

The manufacturer's guarantee provided with the Russell Hobbs 15199 is three years, whereas it is one year for the Tefal IH201840.

Better Brand

Russell Hobbs hobs have an average rating of 82.3%, but Ariete only has an average rating of 54.7%, JATA only has an average rating of 53.4%, Klarstein only has an average rating of 57.2% and Tefal only has an average rating of 54.5%.

2 Reasons Against for Choosing the Russell Hobbs 15199

Fewer Sellers

Only 2 retailers sells the Russell Hobbs 15199, but 3 sellers sell the Tefal IH201840. More ...

The smaller the number of retailers that stock this hob, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Over Two Years Older

The Russell Hobbs 15199 is older than the Ariete 994 by 21 months, older than the JATA V142 by two years, older than the Klarstein Captain Cook by one year and older than the Tefal IH201840 by nine months.

The cheapest price that we could find for the 15199 in the US is $24.92 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Klarstein Captain Cook

$258.23
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Klarstein Captain Cook
1
BURNER /
COOKING ZONE
TABLET-
OP

The Klarstein Captain Cook has a Kagoo Score of 62. However with a price tag of $258.23 this hob is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Klarstein Captain Cook.

Features We Love:
Non-slip feet

A good spec but only average value for money ceramic 1 burner / cooking zone hob.

76
Features
Good Features
64
Value for Money
Good
62
Kagoo Score
Good

7 Reasons Against for Choosing the Klarstein Captain Cook

Only One Burner / Cooking Zone

The number of burners / cooking zones on the Klarstein Captain Cook is one, and so does the Tefal IH201840, but the Russell Hobbs 15199 only has 2zone(s) burners / cooking zones. More ...

The number of burners (gas) or cooking zones (electric) on the 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.

Only One Electric Cooking Zone

The Klarstein Captain Cook is a one electric cooking zone hob, whereas the Russell Hobbs 15199 only has 2zone(s) electric cooking zones. More ...

We do not know the number of electric cooking zones on the Tefal IH201840. It is possible that it does not have any electric cooking zones.

The number of electric cooking zones on the hob.

More cooking zones mean that you can cook more food at once, making the hob more efficient and meaning you can prepare large meals faster.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Klarstein Captain Cook has only received a Kagoo Score of 62, but the Ariete 994 scored 67, the JATA V142 scored 63, the Russell Hobbs 15199 scored 86 and the Tefal IH201840 scored 67.

$233 More Expensive

The Klarstein Captain Cook is more expensive than the Ariete 994 by $179, more expensive than the JATA V142 by $9, more expensive than the Russell Hobbs 15199 by $233 and more expensive than the Tefal IH201840 by $191.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 1 store sell the Klarstein Captain Cook, however 2 sellers sell the Russell Hobbs 15199 and 3 retailers sell the Tefal IH201840. More ...

Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this hob remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over One Year Older

The Klarstein Captain Cook is older than the Ariete 994 by nine months and older than the JATA V142 by 17 months.

Worse Brand

Klarstein hobs have an average rating of only 57.2%, however Russell Hobbs has an average rating of 82.3%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Captain Cook in the US is $258.23 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Ariete 994

$79.06
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Ariete 994

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Ariete 994
2
BURNERS /
COOKING ZONES
TABLET-
OP

The Ariete 994 has a Kagoo Score of 67. With a price tag of $79.06 this hob is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Ariete 994.

Features We Love:
Induction

A good value for money and good spec induction 2 burner / cooking zone hob.

78
Features
Good Features
76
Value for Money
Very Good
67
Kagoo Score
Good

2 Reasons For for Choosing the Ariete 994

Two Burners / Cooking Zones

The Ariete 994 is a two burner / cooking zone hob, and so do the JATA V142 and the Russell Hobbs 15199, whereas the Tefal IH201840 only has 1zone(s) burner / cooking zone. More ...

The number of burners (gas) or cooking zones (electric) on the 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.

Two Electric Cooking Zones

The Ariete 994 has two electric cooking zones, and so do the JATA V142 and the Russell Hobbs 15199, however the Klarstein Captain Cook only has 1zone(s) electric cooking zone. More ...

We do not know the number of electric cooking zones on the Tefal IH201840. It is possible that it does not have any electric cooking zones.

The number of electric cooking zones on the hob.

More cooking zones mean that you can cook more food at once, making the hob more efficient and meaning you can prepare large meals faster.

5 Reasons Against for Choosing the Ariete 994

Worse Kagoo Score

The Ariete 994 has only received a Kagoo Score of 67, whereas the Russell Hobbs 15199 scored 86.

$54 More Expensive

The Ariete 994 is more expensive than the Russell Hobbs 15199 by $54 and more expensive than the Tefal IH201840 by $12.

Fewer Sellers

Only 1 shop sell the Ariete 994, but 2 retailers sell the Russell Hobbs 15199 and 3 retailers sell the Tefal IH201840. More ...

The smaller the number of stores that stock this hob, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Eight Months Older

The Ariete 994 is older than the JATA V142 by eight months.

Worse Brand

Ariete hobs have an average rating of only 54.7%, but Klarstein has an average rating of 57.2% and Russell Hobbs has an average rating of 82.3%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the 994 in the US is $79.06 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Tefal IH201840

$67.56
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Tefal IH201840

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Tefal IH201840
ELECTR-
IC
1
BURNER /
COOKING ZONE
2,100W
POWER
TABLET-
OP
9
POWER LEVELS

The Tefal IH201840 has a Kagoo Score of 67. With a price tag of $67.56 this hob is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Tefal IH201840.

Features We Love:
Residual heat indicator
Built-in display
Pan detection system
Automatic shut off system
Electronic ignition

A cheap and good spec 1 burner / cooking zone hob.

78
Features
Good Features
77
Value for Money
Very Good
67
Kagoo Score
Good

6 Reasons For for Choosing the Tefal IH201840

Pan Detection System

The Tefal IH201840 has a pan detection system, whereas the Ariete 994, the JATA V142, the Klarstein Captain Cook and the Russell Hobbs 15199 do not. More ...

A pan detection system is a special function of induction hobs, where they can measure the power delivered by the hob to tell when a cooking utensil has been placed onto or removed from the hob.

A pan detection system is very helpful for saving energy by only activating the hob when a pan is placed on it, and for reducing the chance of someone burning themselves by forgetting the hob was turned on and hot.

Automatic Shut Off System

The Tefal IH201840 has an automatic shut off system, but the Ariete 994, the JATA V142, the Klarstein Captain Cook and the Russell Hobbs 15199 do not have this feature. More ...

'Automatic Shut Off System' indicates whether the hob has a system to automatically shut off the power in case of any detected faults (power spikes, leaks, strange behaviour, etc).

An automatic shut-off system can help protect against any accidents causing damage to the hob or the surrounding area.

Built-in Display

The Tefal IH201840 has a built-in display, but the Ariete 994, the JATA V142, the Klarstein Captain Cook and the Russell Hobbs 15199 do not. More ...

'Built-In Display' denotes whether the hob comes with a display that shows information about the current status of the appliance.

A built-in display can allow you to see what hobs are turned on at a glance, as well as other important info.

Residual Heat Indicator

The Tefal IH201840 has a residual heat indicator, and so does the Russell Hobbs 15199, but the Ariete 994, the JATA V142 and the Klarstein Captain Cook do not. More ...

'Residual Heat Indicator' denotes whether the hob has a special light or indicator to show when the burners are hot, even after use.

Hobs will still be hot for a while after use, but it isn't always immediately obvious that they do still carry heat - especially with induction hobs. A heat indicator helps prevent you from accidentally burning yourself.

Electronic Ignition

The Tefal IH201840 has an electronic ignition, and so does the Russell Hobbs 15199, but the Ariete 994, the JATA V142 and the Klarstein Captain Cook do not. More ...

An electronic ignition is a special device to ignite the hob at the press of a switch, without the need for the standard manual aids (such as matches).

Electronic ignitions are far more efficient and less prone to mistakes than standard manual ignitions - they will always work first time.

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this hob and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

7 Reasons Against for Choosing the Tefal IH201840

Only One Burner / Cooking Zone

The number of burners / cooking zones on the Tefal IH201840 is one, and so does the Klarstein Captain Cook, but the Russell Hobbs 15199 only has 2zone(s) burners / cooking zones. More ...

The number of burners (gas) or cooking zones (electric) on the 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.

Does Not Have a Child Lock

The Tefal IH201840 does not have a child lock, however the Ariete 994, the JATA V142, the Klarstein Captain Cook and the Russell Hobbs 15199 have this feature. More ...

'Child Lock' denoted whether the hob has a feature to stop the hob from functioning, in order to stop children accidentally starting the hob and hurting themselves.

A child lock can help stop any accidents from prying little fingers.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Tefal IH201840 has only received a Kagoo Score of 67, but the Russell Hobbs 15199 scored 86.

$43 More Expensive

The Tefal IH201840 is more expensive than the Russell Hobbs 15199 by $43.

Over One Year Older

The Tefal IH201840 is older than the Ariete 994 by one year, older than the JATA V142 by 20 months and older than the Klarstein Captain Cook by three months.

Two Months Years Shorter Manufacturer's Guarantee

The Tefal IH201840's manufacturer's guarantee is two years less than the Russell Hobbs 15199.

Worse Brand

Tefal hobs have an average rating of only 54.5%, however Ariete has an average rating of 54.7%, Klarstein has an average rating of 57.2% and Russell Hobbs has an average rating of 82.3%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the IH201840 in the US is $67.56 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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JATA V142

$249.26
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JATA V142
2
BURNERS /
COOKING ZONES
TABLET-
OP

The JATA V142 has a Kagoo Score of 63. However with a price tag of $249.26 this hob is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the JATA V142.

Features We Love:
Non-slip feet

A good spec but only average value for money ceramic 2 burner / cooking zone hob.

78
Features
Good Features
66
Value for Money
Good
63
Kagoo Score
Good

3 Reasons For for Choosing the JATA V142

Two Burners / Cooking Zones

The JATA V142 has two burners / cooking zones, and so do the Ariete 994 and the Russell Hobbs 15199, however the Tefal IH201840 only has 1zone(s) burner / cooking zone. More ...

The number of burners (gas) or cooking zones (electric) on the 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.

Two Electric Cooking Zones

The number of electric cooking zones on the JATA V142 is two, and so do the Ariete 994 and the Russell Hobbs 15199, but the Klarstein Captain Cook only has 1zone(s) electric cooking zone. More ...

We do not know the number of electric cooking zones on the Tefal IH201840. It is possible that it does not have any electric cooking zones.

The number of electric cooking zones on the hob.

More cooking zones mean that you can cook more food at once, making the hob more efficient and meaning you can prepare large meals faster.

Eight Months Newer

The JATA V142 was released eight months later than the Ariete 994, released 17 months later than the Klarstein Captain Cook, released two years later than the Russell Hobbs 15199 and released 20 months later than the Tefal IH201840

4 Reasons Against for Choosing the JATA V142

Worse Kagoo Score

The JATA V142 has only received a Kagoo Score of 63, however the Ariete 994 scored 67, the Russell Hobbs 15199 scored 86 and the Tefal IH201840 scored 67.

$224 More Expensive

The JATA V142 is more expensive than the Ariete 994 by $170, more expensive than the Russell Hobbs 15199 by $224 and more expensive than the Tefal IH201840 by $182.

Less Retailers

Only 1 retailer sell the JATA V142, whereas 2 stores sell the Russell Hobbs 15199 and 3 retailers sell the Tefal IH201840. More ...

Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this hob and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Worse Brand

JATA hobs have an average rating of only 53.4%, whereas Ariete has an average rating of 54.7%, Klarstein has an average rating of 57.2%, Russell Hobbs has an average rating of 82.3% and Tefal has an average rating of 54.5%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the V142 in the US is $249.26 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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5 Best Tabletop Hobs in the US - September 2019
Russell Hobbs 15199
Reasons For
Reasons Against
Best Prices
Klarstein Captain Cook
Reasons For
Reasons Against
Best Prices
Ariete 994
Reasons For
Reasons Against
Best Prices
Tefal IH201840
Reasons For
Reasons Against
Best Prices
JATA V142
Reasons For
Reasons Against
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