Electrolux has launched a new five-ring gas hob with a wok burner and central controls.
The Electrolux EHG7815X gas hob will be available from May 2010 and is expected to cost £269.
The five-ring hob has a central wok burner rated at 4kW. All its burners will cut out if the flame fails.
The front controls are designed to make it easy to use for left or right-handed cooks. One-piece construction should make it easy to clean.
Buying the best hob
We’re planning to test out a range of hobs later this year – and we’ll be publishing the results online. In the meantime, consult our free-to-access guide to buying the best hob to find out the price ranges for every different kind of hob and explanations of their features.
The new Electrolux hob is a standard size for a five-burner hob at 75cm. Most five-burner hobs don’t actually let you have five pots and pans on the go at the same time, but they do give you more space.
Which? cooking appliance expert Matt Stevens says: ‘Gas hobs are popular with consumers and professional cooks alike. Which? is currently testing gas and induction hobs to find out which type are best at cooking at high temperatures when boiling and low temperatures when simmering.
‘We’re also checking out which ones are easiest to use and to keep clean. Read the results on which.co.uk in June.’
Which? tests range and freestanding cookers
The Which? range cooker review has expert assessments of 47 cookers, each one taking 14 weeks to test, with 25 Best Buys. Or if you’re after a freestanding cooker, our freestanding cooker review has 62 on test, with 15 Best Buys.
And if you need a built-in oven to go with your hob, our built-in oven review has no fewer than 87 ovens on test, with 24 Best Buys.
Gas installation tip
Gas hobs offer several advantages, including instant heat, excellent heat distribution and control. But you will need a Gas Safe Register installer to put one in. Search Which? Local to find one recommended by Which? members in your area.