Which Hob Should You Choose?


Hobs come in a variety of types such as induction, ceramic, domino, and more. A hob is an essential element of your kitchen because it is expected to be on hand for a long period of time. It is important to research the various options available to find one that has a long longevity. Finding a hob that suits your cooking style you will make preparation easier and more manageable.
To make your research easier, we created a guide to find the right hob that suits you.

Finding the Perfect Size:

There are different sizes available for hobs but the most commonly purchased are the four burners referred as zones. These four-panel burners “zones” are a 60cm-wide rectangular panel. If you prefer a bigger worktop space you might want to opt for a 70cm or 80cm hob. These larger hobs typical have 5 burners.

Do You Prefer Gas or Electric Hobs?

Gas hobs are very energy efficient. Most gas hobs include an optimal burner, which allows the flame to run vertically to spread to the edge in order to reduce energy usage. Gas hobs give instant heat and distribute heat well across. Gas hobs can be dismantled when cleaning but can be a hassle to maintain the appearance of them.

The material of the gas hob:

Stainless Steel:
Hobs are an essential part of your kitchen and to make cleaning more manageable you want to make sure you choose the best material. Stainless steel can sometimes get tricky to clean so if you prefer this material make sure to invest in a quality stainless steel hob.
Gas – on- glass hob:
Glass bases can be a good alternative if you want a gas hob. Glass is more manageable to maintain and keep up instead of stainless steel. Food likes to stick to stainless steel but with glass, it would make it easier to clean. The cons of glass hobs are that the burner does not heat up as quickly as on a ceramic glass hob.

Induction Hob:

Induction hobs are becoming one of the most wanted kitchen appliances. With induction hobs, no electricity is wasted because it uses magnets to heat the pan directly. This type of hob is safe to use because when the pan is removed, the hob cools which prevents burns. These hobs require induction pans and the magnets needed to provide heat. The cons of this hob are that they are generally more expensive than the other hobs.

Electric Ceramic Hobs:

This type of hob is a good choice for those who are on a budget. These come in a vast variety of styles and sizes to fit any kitchen. While they are on the cheaper side, they do take longer to heat up than gas and induction hobs.

Can’t Decide? Have Both!

Did you know that there is such thing as a dual- fuel hob? These have a gas burner on one side and an induction zone on the other.



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