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Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every hob on the market in the UK to determine our top 10 list. In total we compared over 3,830 hobs, 779 reviews and 16,000 prices. Last updated 13 October 2017.

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#1 Neff T36FB41X0

T36FB41X0
The highest scoring medium hob available, with superb user reviews and good features
93
Reviews
17 Reviews
94
Value for Money
Excellent
79
Features
Good Features
79
Age
2 Years Old
90
Overall Score
Excellent
Black
4
Electric Induction
Colours
Burners
Hob Types
Built-in
Jan 2016
Case Design
Release Date
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Boots Kitchen Appliances £329.00
Next Domestic Appliances £329.00
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£230.00
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#2 Neff T26DS49N0

T26DS49N0
An affordable and positively reviewed 4 burner gas hob, very good for small families
94
Reviews
6 Reviews
96
Value for Money
Excellent
67
Features
Good Features
87
Age
10 Months Old
89
Overall Score
Excellent
Black
4
Gas
Colours
Burners
Hob Types
Built-in
Dec 2016
Case Design
Release Date
Next Domestic Appliances logo
Boots Kitchen Appliances £230.00
John Lewis £237.00
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£300.00

#3 Bosch PUE611BF1

PUE611BF1
A very popular and very cheap 4 burner electric hob, very good for small families
86
Reviews
8 Reviews
93
Value for Money
Excellent
85
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Age
2 Years Old
89
Overall Score
Excellent
Black
4
Electric Induction
Colours
Burners
Hob Types
Built-in
Dec 2015
Case Design
Release Date
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Boots Kitchen Appliances £330.00
Next Domestic Appliances £330.00
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Cookology CIT600
£139.99
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£369.99

#4 Baumatic BHI615

BHI615
A positively reviewed and good value for money 4 burner electric hob, good for small families
91
Reviews
6 Reviews
81
Value for Money
Excellent
76
Features
Good Features
76
Age
2 Years Old
85
Overall Score
Excellent
Black
4
Electric Induction
Colours
Burners
Hob Types
Built-in
Feb 2016
Case Design
Release Date
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£129.00

#5 Rangemaster RMB60HPNGFSS

RMB60HPNGFSS
A very highly rated and bargain price 4 burner gas hob, but with only middle of the road features
93
Reviews
4 Reviews
97
Value for Money
Excellent
58
Features
Average Features
71
Age
2 Years Old
84
Overall Score
Excellent
Stainless Steel
4
Gas
Colours
Burners
Hob Types
Built-in
Jul 2015
Case Design
Release Date
Next Domestic Appliances logo
Boots Kitchen Appliances £129.00
PRC Direct £148.99
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£44.98

#6 Tefal IH201840

IH201840
The top scoring hob under £50, with exceptional user reviews but only middle of the road features
94
Reviews
269 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
47
Features
Average Features
68
Age
2 Years Old
81
Overall Score
Excellent
Black
1
Electric
Colours
Burners
Hob Types
Tabletop
Jul 2015
Case Design
Release Date
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Currys £44.99
John Lewis £44.99
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£186.49
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#7 Bosch PKE645B17E

PKE645B17E
A fully featured and affordable 4 burner electric hob, good for small families
91
Value for Money
Excellent
82
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Age
2 Years Old
81
Overall Score
Excellent
Black
4
Electric Induction
Colours
Burners
Hob Types
Built-in
Feb 2016
Case Design
Release Date
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Amazon UK £499.00
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£189.99

#8 AEG HG956440SM

HG956440SM
The highest scoring large hob on the market, with good features
93
Value for Money
Excellent
78
Features
Good Features
75
Age
2 Years Old
80
Overall Score
Excellent
Stainless Steel
6
Gas
Colours
Burners
Hob Types
Built-in
Mar 2016
Case Design
Release Date
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Appliance City £250.00
Boots Kitchen Appliances £357.00
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#9 Bosch PCQ715B90E

PCQ715B90E
A best selling and gas Built-in hob, good for small families
93
Reviews
33 Reviews
94
Value for Money
Excellent
59
Features
Average Features
68
Age
2 Years Old
80
Overall Score
Excellent
Stainless Steel
5
Gas
Colours
Burners
Hob Types
Built-in
Aug 2015
Case Design
Release Date
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Boots Kitchen Appliances £279.00
Next Domestic Appliances £279.00
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£229.95

#10 Indesit THP 751 W/IX/I

THP 751 W/IX/I
A fairly new and good value for money gas Built-in hob, with good features and a large number of burners
93
Value for Money
Excellent
67
Features
Good Features
86
Age
7 Months Old
79
Overall Score
Very Good
Stainless Steel
5
Gas
Colours
Burners
Hob Types
Built-in
Mar 2017
Case Design
Release Date
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Robert Dyas £249.00
Argos £276.99
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Find out how hob brands compare. The average rating for each brand is based on the rating of all of their hobs. Click on a link to compare all hobs made by your favourite brand.

Logo Brand Number of Hobs Price Range Average Rating
Bosch logo Bosch Hobs 158 £70 - £1,652 88%
Neff logo Neff Hobs 133 £100 - £1,676 90%
Siemens logo Siemens Hobs 111 £123 - £1,600
Smeg logo Smeg Hobs 107 £99 - £1,837
AEG logo AEG Hobs 92 £140 - £1,299
Hotpoint logo Hotpoint Hobs 63 £80 - £612 85%
Electrolux logo Electrolux Hobs 49 £110 - £976
Zanussi logo Zanussi Hobs 46 £70 - £699
Gorenje logo Gorenje Hobs 36 £139 - £649
Whirlpool logo Whirlpool Hobs 30 £115 - £999
Indesit logo Indesit Hobs 28 £89 - £335
Belling logo Belling Hobs 24 £99 - £670 81%
Miele logo Miele Hobs 24 £196 - £1,830
Baumatic logo Baumatic Hobs 22 £64 - £370 87%
CDA logo CDA Hobs 22 £99 - £1,199 40%
Candy logo Candy Hobs 22 £77 - £512 75%
Rex Hobs 22 £298 - £596
Other brands Other Hob Brands 271 £15 - £1,800

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Choosing The Best Hob

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.

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.

Energy Efficiency

Finally, 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.

Hob Retailers, Prices and Features

Hob Prices

We currently list 1253 hobs ranging from £13 to £1,950. On average, a new hob costs £450 and 80% of hobs are priced between £120 and £899. The Campingaz Single Burner is the cheapest hob at only £14, and Miele KM 3034 is the most expensive at £1,950.

Hob Brands - Price Range

The highest average hob price out of all brands is KitchenAid hobs with an average price of £1,123. KitchenAid hobs range in price from £700 to £1,800.

Miele hobs start at £196 and the most expensive Miele hob costs £1,950. The second highest average hob price out of all brands is Miele hobs with an average price of £1,067.

Scholtes hobs start at £430 and the most expensive Scholtes hob costs £1,499. The average price of Scholtes hobs is £964 which is the third highest average price of all hob brands.

Hob Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 2 expert reviews and 644 user reviews for hobs from across the internet and used this information to determine the average rating for each brand of hob. Tefal is the top rated hob brand with an average rating of 94%. Smeg is the second best brand with 89% and Thermador is the third best brand with 89%.

Biggest Hob Retailers

We found 755 current offers for hobs from eBay making it the biggest hob retailer. That is significantly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon UK for whom we found 603 current offers for hobs. The third biggest retailer is Currys with 328 current hob offers.

When Are Most New Hobs Released?

July to September is the most common period for new hobs to be released in. The biggest month last year for new hob releases was September, with 170 new hobs released that month. In April 2015 250 new hobs were released making it the biggest month that year for new hob releases. In 2014 most new hobs were released in July, with 493 new hobs released that month.

How Fast Do Hob Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, hobs drop in price by 2%. On a typical new hob costing £450, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £11.

Colours

The most frequently found colour amongst new hobs is Black. We found 1,190 hobs that are hobs that have a Black coloured. We found 525 hobs that are hobs that have a Stainless steel coloured, making Stainless steel the second most popular colour amongst new hobs.

Burners

This indicates the number of burners (gas) or cooking zones (electric) on the hob.

Across the range of hobs, the burners range from 1 to 8. The burners of most hobs range from 4 to 5. The hob with the most burner is the WhirlpoolSMP 778, which is an 8 burner hob and can be purchased for £999.00. The WhirlpoolSMP 778, which is available at £1,393.00, has the least burner and is a 1 burner 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.

Hob Types

This is the type of power source used for the hobs - i.e gas, electric, etc.

The most common hob type amongst new hobs is electric. We found 806 hobs that are electric hobs. We found 635 hobs that are gas hobs, making this the second most frequently found hob type amongst new hobs.

Case Designs

We found 1,533 hobs that are Built-in hobs, which makes this the most common case design amongst new hobs. We found 97 hobs that are Tabletop hobs, making Tabletop the second most frequently found case design amongst new hobs.

Biggest Hob Retailers

We found 755 current offers for hobs from eBay making it the biggest hob retailer. That is significantly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon UK for whom we found 603 current offers for hobs. The third biggest retailer is Currys with 328 current hob offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Hobs?

The shop that most frequently offered the cheapest price on hobs is eBay and offers the cheapest price on 563 hobs.

Proportion of Hobs for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

eBay most frequently has the cheapest hob prices (found to be cheapest for 74.6% of its hobs).

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