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Hobs advice guides

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The best hobs will be quick to heat up, great at simmering and also able to spread heat evenly across the base of a pan. Read on for advice from the Which? experts.

Ceramic hob pros and cons

Is a ceramic hob going to be best for your kitchen? Discover the pros and cons of the three main types of ceramic hob. 

Electric hob buying guide

An electric hob is easy to clean and heats up quickly. But it is the best hob for your kitchen? Check out the pros and cons.

Gas hob buying guide

Gas hobs are still the most common type of hob you'll find in UK kitchens. Find out if this kind of hob is best for your kitchen.

Gas on glass hob pros and cons

A gas on glass hob is easy to control and easy to clean. Read the other pros and cons to find out if gas on glass is right for you.

How to buy the best hob

From traditional gas to more modern induction – find the best hob for your kitchen with our expert buying guide

How we test hobs

Find out how we test hobs to uncover those that will quickly heat up your soup but can gently simmer too.

Induction hob buying guide

An induction hob is likely to be quicker and cheaper to run than other hobs, but they can be more expensive to buy. Find out whether an induction hob is right for your kitchen.

Induction hob diffusers

If you've got pans that don't work on your induction hob, a diffuser could be a useful stop-gap. We've tested a selection to find out which work best.

Top five best hobs

Whether you want gas, traditional electric or induction, we've got the best hob for you with our pick of the top-scoring models.

Types of hob explained

Hobs come in five types: ceramic, induction, solid-plate electric, gas and gas on glass hobs. Read on to find the best for you.

Top hob brands rated

Find out which hob brands, including Neff, Bosch, AEG, Zanussi and more, will last for years without developing a fault. Unique Which? survey data reveals the brands that customers like best and that you can rely on for trouble-free cooking.