Offering top value and a host of stylish designs, ceramic hobs give you everything you need when you’re creating your culinary masterpiece in the kitchen. Here’s a quick guide on a few things to consider before you buy your new hob:
What does ‘hardwired’ mean?
When a hob needs hardwiring, it basically means that you need a qualified electrician to install the hob for you, as it can’t just be plugged into a normal 3-pin socket. The electrician will wire the hob directly to your mains power supply, something which is difficult, and can be dangerous if not done properly.
We actually offer this service ourselves, so you won’t have to source your own electrician. From £79.99, we can wire up your hob when we deliver it, so by the time we leave, everything will be up and running.
How many zones can I get with my ceramic hob?
A zone is where you place your pan on the hob to boil/fry/heat-up your food. The amount of zones a hob has can vary, which is worth looking out for before you fit it into your kitchen worktop.
Most hobs come with 4 zones as standard. Though, if you’re often rustling up big and adventurous culinary feasts, then you can also choose from a selection of 5-zone ceramic hobs.
What special features can I get with my ceramic hob?
If your hob comes with heat booster technology, it means you can inject a bit of extra power into one of your hob’s zones, to quicken things up a little when time is tight.
Another handy feature, which can be found across quite a few hobs, is the control panel lock. If you need to leave your hob unattended for a while, but you don’t want any mischievous fingers messing with the controls, you can switch this on to prevent any mishaps happening.
Speaking of control panels, if you have a bit of a soft spot for cool technology, then touch control panels will be right up your street. Instead of clunky dials, you’ll get flat, smooth icons that let you control the heat accurately and easily, while also looking modern.