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Hob buying guide

FINDING THE RIGHT HOB FOR YOU?

EASY.


Quick Guide

SPACE

How much space do you have?

30cm - With 2 burner zones, these hobs are ideal for smaller kitchens or easy to combine with another hob.
60cm – The most common size for a reason. With 4 burner zones it should suit most households and provide you plenty of cooking options.
75, 80 or 90cm - Bigger hobs offer up to 6 burner zones, useful if you regularly put on a bit of a feast.

Your work surface should always be between 25 and 30mm deep to fit your hob.


TYPES OF HOB

Induction hobs – Quickest to heat up, respond to temperature changes and cool down. It only heats up the area underneath your pots or pans, leaving the remaining surface cool - just like magic.
Gas hobs – Show the changes you make to the heat by the size of their blue flame.
Ceramic hobs – Ceramic hobs have a smooth glass surface over the heat source, making them easier to clean. 
Solid Plate hobs – These electric hobs only provide heat to the portion of your pan in contact with the plate, so make sure to use your flat-base cookware.


COOKING

What do you love to cook?

Crisp veg or quick-boiled pasta? – Easy. Look out for induction hobs with a booster for extra power, and quickly. Some gas hobs will also come with a unique wok zone for crisper veg. 
Melted chocolate or steamed desserts? – Easy. An induction hob will give you the precise and responsive temperature control needed for quick and effective melting and steaming.
Casseroles or stews? – You guessed it... Easy. Some electrical ceramic hobs have extendable zones for your biggest cooking pots. Alternatively, induction hobs with a bridge function allow you to connect two cooking zones.


SAFETY

Induction hobs - Induction cooking only heats the area touching your pots and pans, the rest of the surface remains cool. They're also speedy to cool down so the surface is safe to touch sooner after cooking.
Gas hobs - It's easy to see the flame but not the gas. AutoOff ensures that the gas supply is shut off as soon as the flame goes out.
Electric hobs - A child safety lock and out of reach control knobs keep curious little fingers safe. Some models have a residual heat indicator so everyone knows when it's safe to touch and some automatically switch off when left on too long.


CLEANING

Induction hobs – Because only the area underneath your pot or pan is hot, spillages don't burn on the surface. And the glass is quick to cool down and quick to clean. Wiping down is easy.
Gas hobs – Flat glass ceramic surfaces are easier to clean than stainless steel. Frameless hobs have fewer edges to clean, leaving dirt nowhere to hide.
Electric hobs - Flat ceramic electric hobs are easier to clean than solid plate ones. And provide a stylish finish too. Win-win.



#EasyTips

#EasyTips - Stop mess

A wooden spoon will prevent water boiling over. Good thing induction cookers are so easy to clean in case you’re out of wood.

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#EasyTips - save wine

If you have any leftover wine, don't pour it away. Freeze it in ice-cube trays to add to your next delicious casserole.

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