Looking for a hob? Whether you are planning to upgrade your existing hob or buy one as part of a new fitted kitchen, we have a range of appliances to suit your needs. Hobs come in a variety of shapes and sizes with varying numbers of burners. If you plan to spend a lot of time in the kitchen and have an assortment of pots and pans, it's best to choose a model with a larger number of burners so that you can cook or heat multiple things at once.
Hobs come in different colours and a range of features such as an illuminated front edge or gas flame failure detection. One of our most popular models is the griddle hob, a ceramic griddle where you can cook steaks, vegetables, chicken and fish directly on the glass.
Gas hobs typically heat up instantly so these are a good choice if you're often pushed for time. However, speed needs to be weighed up against other factors such as energy efficiency, safety, and of course your budget. Solid plate electric hobs are generally the most affordable and ideal if you are on a tight budget, but take longer to warm up. Ceramic hobs are also in the low-to-mid price range and work by electrically heating up elements beneath a smooth glass surface.
Induction hobs are also electric, however these work by generating a magnetic field that heats the pan directly rather than heating the hob. The heating process for induction hobs can be as quick as gas, but more targeted than electric ceramic. While they generally cost more to buy, over the long term they are usually an energy efficient (and cost efficient) way to cook.