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Compare Electric Hobs

Picture of Kate CrabtreePosted by Katherine Crabtree
There are 3 types of electric hob - ceramic, induction and hotplate. Which one is the hob for you?

Induction is the leader in the field when it comes to electric hobs. It's green, easy to clean and full of up to date technology. Ceramic hobs also boast easy cleaning properties whilst hotplate hobs offer ease of use and a bargain price. We've compared all three below...read on. 

Neff T43T20N0 electric hob

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Neff T43T20N0 induction hob

A point and twist control gives this hob its major selling feature. Not only does it provide a swift and easy way to operate your appliance, you can also remove it for easy cleaning. It’s attached by magnet so removing it is easy as pie. With induction you also benefit from energy saving which means cheaper electricity bills. This hob is more than 90% efficient so it won’t cost you the earth to run.   

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Bosch PKE611E14E electric hob

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Bosch Classixx PKE611E14E ceramic hob

17 power settings makes this hob precision perfect when it comes to heating your food. No more huge gaps between power levels, you can simply increase the heat bit by bit to suit your needs. Plus, touch controls make this hob perfectly flat for easy cleaning. For safety, this hob boasts a residual power indicator so you know when it’s cool enough to wipe clean. 

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Hotpoint E604X_SS solid plate hob

For the budget buyer this glossy stainless steel hob offers function and style at a bargain price. Four burners in different sizes make cooking a variety of dishes simple, and ease of use is complemented by the four protruding controls on the side of the appliance which can be gripped even with wet hands. This hob is very budget-friendly and it will do what it says on the tin but it's not the easiest appliance to clean with its raised cooking zones.

Conclusion

To choose between the three different types of hobs is simple for me. Induction offers by far the best cooking technology and decreases your energy usage by 50-70% with every meal you cook. It’s greener, cheaper and easier to clean, and with the added bonus of Neff’s point and twist removable controls, it’s excitingly innovative too.

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