So you have a new built in gas or electric built-in oven and you need a hob to go with it. But do you go for gas or electric? We have already learned the reasons to choose electric appliances over gas ones, so by now, you should already know most people will go for electric hobs. But with so many on the market which one do you choose? If money is no object you might want to take a look at these ten because they are the best built-in electric hobs money can buy and some of them are simply stunning…
Kenwood KH600B-IND Built-in Electric Induction Hob
The Kenwood KH600B-IND Electric Induction Hob’s four cooking zones give you great flexibility to cook a wide range of meals. Whether you’re simmering a pot of pasta or intensely searing a steak the flame-free electric hob can easily handle any cooking task. Each cooking zone also has a useful booster function, so you can cook even faster when needed. The hob’s bridge zone feature lets you merge cooking zones to create a bigger space, ideal when you’re using a larger pot. It also has a pause function and a 99-minute timer, giving you more control over your cooking for perfectly precise culinary results every time.
AEG IKE64450FB Built-in Electric Induction Hob
The AEG IKE64450FB Electric Induction Hob uses induction technology to rapidly heat your pans using magnets, making it an efficient and safe addition to your kitchen. You can pair two zones with the touch of the button to provide a single bridge for cooking – ideal for using large pots and pans at once. You can also use the PowerBoost button to deliver a burst of heat – boil water in less than 90 seconds to keep your cooking running smoothly.
Logik LCHOBTC16 Built-in Electric Hob
Cook efficiently with fewer risks using the Logik LCHOBTC16 Electric Ceramic Hob, which gives you quick heating – ideal when you’re boiling water, making soup and making pasta. Get your ingredients ready sooner. The LED display and touch controls are straightforward to read and operate, with nine power settings, so that you can turn on and use each cooking zone with ease. The ceramic hob gives you great control to cook the way you want to.
SMEG Cucina SE435S Built-in Electric Hob
With simple dial controls accessible on the right of the unit, the Smeg Cucina SE435S is easy to use whether you’re a seasoned chef or new to cooking. Four solid plates in two sizes mean that there’s room to fit both large and small pots, so your dishes aren’t competing for space. If you can’t wait to get home and start cooking your favourite meal, the Smeg Cucina SE435S Hob features two fast plates, meaning they reach cooking temperature even quicker. You’ll be ready to get creative in a matter of minutes.
NEFF N70 T56FT60X0 Built-in Electric Induction Hob
The Neff N70 T56FT60X0 Electric Induction Hob combines modern cooking techniques to help you prepare meals faster. With induction cooking, heat is generated directly from your pots and pans. This means none of the heat is wasted and cooking times are reduced. TwistPad is a removable magnetic control knob that provides precise control over each of the four cooking zones. Whether you’re frying on high heat, or gently simmering a tasty broth, you’re always in total control of the heat.
Elica Nikola Tesla Libra 83cm Built-in Electric Induction Hob
An unprecedented innovation, NikolaTesla Libra is the first aspiration hob into the market with integrated scales that cooks via the exact weight of the food. Three fundamental functions in the kitchen are harmoniously integrated into a single product: Induction with four latest-generation induction zones and a practical bridge; the powerful, silent and efficient aspiration system to remove immediately vapours and odours and an integrated digital scale giving the possibility to weigh the ingredients directly in the pot, at any temperature level.
Airforce Aspira Slim B2 Eco 90cm Built-in Electric Induction Hob
All Airforce downdraft hobs are designed around standard size drawers so there’s no need to get a bespoke cabinet made for them. It has 9 heating levels so you are in complete control and you can cook with precision as well as 4 boosters for when you need that extra burst of heat.
Miele KM6522FR Built-in Electric Ceramic Hob
This stylish Miele ceramic hob would add the perfect finishing touch to any modern kitchen. With 4 cooking zones, there’s plenty of space for creating different dishes at the same time. There’s also a residual heat indicator, which not only lets you know when it’s too hot to touch but when it’s safe to clean as well. Plus, the clever Auto Heat Up function will quickly warm your dishes, before switching down to a lower heat to prevent over-boiling. If you’re preparing for a dinner party, this model’s flexible zones can join up to make room for bigger pans.
Smeg Victoria SI964XM 60cm Built-in Electric Hob
This Smeg electric hob has an induction surface and 4 cooking zones to choose from. Plus, its simple rotary dial controls mean you always have control over the cooking speed and temperature. Induction allows for precise temperature control when doing intricate cooking, or simmering for example. Heat is only generated when the pan comes into direct contact with the specific cooking zone, ensuring safety in the presence of children. This helps optimise power consumption, only using the energy needed to heat the pan itself.
MIDEA MIH64721FIV Built-in Electric Induction Hob
If you need a hob to go with a cream colour kitchen worktop your options are sadly limited. But this one from Midea has 4 quick heat inductions hobs and a child lock so little fingers can’t mess around with it when your back is turned.
Which of these electric hobs did you like the most? Do you own an electric hob yourself? Do let us know in the comments below!