A hob is a crucial element to any kitchen and with technology constantly evolving and changing; there are some really exciting options to consider.
Offering superb energy efficiency, induction hobs are responsive and easy to clean, whilst slick lines create a minimalist and stylish finish. As induction hobs operate at an incredible 90% energy efficiency, they are more environmentally friendly than other options, consuming half the electricity of the next most efficient hob and one third of the energy of a sealed electric plate hob.
As the hob surface only heats up when a pan is placed upon it, induction is a safe option for a busy home and is ideal if young children are present. With a range of Induction flexi-hobs now available which provide large, versatile cooking zones, capable of handling multiple pans of different sizes, induction hobs are proving an increasingly popular option.
Gas hobs are often the choice of keen cooks due to the responsive visible controllability that cooking with direct flame offers.
There are a variety of gas hobs available including: stylish designer models, cast iron gas hobs and the increasingly popular gas on glass. These hobs are available in a range of colours and finishes and feature pan support that sit above a toughened, ergonomic glass surface.
Ceramic hobs have a heating element that warms up the cooking zone beneath the toughened glass surface. They are easy to clean and can heat up to temperature very quickly in just under 3 seconds.
Ceramic hobs are easy to operate and require little maintenance and are therefore the ideal solution for those with busy lifestyles.