Electric hobs come in three key types, ceramic, solid plate and induction. Each type has its own advantages; for example, induction hobs are super quick, ceramic hobs are easy to clean and solid plate hobs are very easy to use. Typically, electric hobs waste less heat than gas hobs and always look brilliant built into your worktop.
Which type of electric hob is right for me?
If you like a no-fuss method of cooking, and need something that’s really affordable and that will get the job done, then go for solid plate. Ceramic hobs glow bright red when the heat is on, so you can see where the hob is hot, which is good for safety. They are easy to clean too, as they have a smooth surface. Induction hobs are at the height of technology, and only heat up the pan, not the surface of the hob, and can take as little as 90 seconds to boil a litre of water.
Why by electric?
If you don’t have gas in your home, and electric hob is a brilliant choice. They’re really easy to clean too as there are no pan supports getting in the way. Plus, as they’re pretty flat, they give a really sleek look to your kitchen.
How do I install my new electric hob?
It’s important that you get the measurements perfect when fitting your hob into your worktop. You can find this information in the manual before you buy. Here at ao.com we offer an installation service to take all the hassle out of getting your hob up and running, so when your hob arrives, you can get it fitted at the same time! Easy!