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Ceramic Hob Buying Guide

Here are the top 5 things you need to know when it comes to choosing your brand new ceramic hob.

Cooking Zones

The more zones there are, the more you can cook in one go. We have compact models with 2 zones right up to larger models with 5.

Controls

Choose from rotary dials for something more traditional. Or, go for sleek touch controls if you want a modern feel.

Safety

Many of our ceramic hobs come with useful features to make cooking much safer. Look out for heat indicators and child locks.

Timers

A model with a timer is great for a busy kitchen. It'll alert you when the set time is up to make sure nothing  overcooks. 

Style

Ceramic hobs give you a smooth flat surface that's sleek and stylish. Not only that, they're really easy to clean. Especially with touch controls.

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Ceramic Hobs Zones Buying Guide

Cooking Zones

If you do a lot of home cooking, you’ll want a larger ceramic hob with 4 or 5 zones. But, if you don’t have many mouths to feed, a more compact version with 2 zones might be more suitable. With different sized zones, you’ve got flexibility at your fingertips. Some models also feature dual zones, which combine two cooking areas to make room for larger pots and pans.

Controls

Ceramic hobs are really simple to use, giving you a fuss-free way to cook. Models with classic rotary dials are easy for everyone to navigate. Touch control models are much more modern, mirroring the touch control that you use on your smartphone or tablet.

Ceramic Hob Controls Buying Guide
Safety

Safety

Cooking can be hectic at the best of times, with little ones running around it can be even more stressful. Thanks to residual heat indicators and child locks, you can avoid burnt fingers and put your mind at ease. Although not all models have this feature, it’s definitely one to look out for if you’ve got children.

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Timers

When cooking a delicious meal from scratch, we all know timing is key. If you’ve got a lot of different elements in one meal, then timers will come in really handy. They’ll let you keep track of your cooking and avoid any unwanted burning or boiling over.

Ceramic Hobs Timers Buying Guide
Ceramic Hobs Style Buying Guide

Style

Ceramic hobs have a sleek, modern feel that looks great in any kitchen. Choose from a wide range of classic black glass finishes or make a statement with white. Some models even have stylish stainless steel detailing. So, there’s something to suit everyone’s personal taste. 

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