Guide to buying the best hobs

Hobs: How to buy the best hob

  • Which? reviews the pros and cons of ceramic, induction, gas and gas-on-glass hobs
  • Check out the best hob features including wok burners
  • How to get your new hob installed

What's in this guide

Types of hob 

Pros and cons of induction hobs, ceramic hobs, gas hobs, gas-on-glass hobs and electric plate hobs.

Gas hobs

Gas hobs explained: how they work and types of gas hob you can buy.

Gas glass hobs

Which? takes you through the pros and cons of investing in a gas glass hob.

Electric hobs

Electric hobs explained: Which? takes you through the pros and cons of investing in an electric hob.

Ceramic hobs

Ceramic hobs explained: pros, cons and typical prices of ceramic hobs.

Induction hobs

Induction hobs explained in this expert hobs guide from Which?.

Hob sizes and price

Make sure the hob you buy is the right size for your kitchen. Plus, our guide to how much you can expect to pay for different types of hob.

Hob features

We examine the best hob features, including dual zones, child-safety locks and the special pans you need to use with induction hobs.

Hob installation and brands

Find a professional to install your ceramic, induction, gas or gas-on-glass hobs. Plus, we list the top hob manufacturers.