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Don't Buy hobs

by Jane Darling
Which? Don't Buy hobs will take ages to heat up a panful of soup, and may leave you scrubbing your pans after simmering. Find out which models to avoid.

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Hobs to avoid

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Which? has reviewed the latest hobs, including models by Bosch, Hotpoint, Whirlpool and Zanussi. Find out from our test results which hobs will heat quickly, simmer gently and fry evenly – and, on top of that, be a pleasure to use.

  • Every hob sent to the Which? test lab gets tested on how well it heats, simmers and fries. We also test how easy it is to use in 20 different ways.
  • Each hob gets a Which? test score so you can see the best and worse at a glance, plus how each hob compares with others on features and specifications.
  • Our Which? hob tests cover a range of brands, prices and types, including gas, electric, and electric induction hobs.

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