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Hob Measurement Guide

Got your eye on that fancy new hob? You’ll need to know if it’ll fit in your kitchen first. We’ve put together some handy tips that’ll help you make sure you get that perfect fit.

Planning your new hob space

When measuring up for your new hob, there are a few things you’ll need to consider.

  • First is the width. While most hobs will have a standard depth of 50cm and a height of 5cm, the width can vary between 60-90cm. So, you’ll need to choose a hob with a width that’s appropriate for where you’ll be placing it.
  • Secondly, you’ll need to make sure there’s enough clearance between the top of your hob and the bottom of your cooker hood. This is known as the hot zone and should be 65cm for electric models and 75cm for gas hobs.
  • Don’t forget to make sure the hob you like is either the same size as, or smaller than your cooker hood. No one likes cooking in a cloud of smoke.
  • If you want to place a gas hob above your oven, then you’ll need a gap of 2.5cm between them for air to circulate.
  • If you want your hob on top of your drawers, then bear in mind that the top drawer may need to be false to allow enough clearance.

Gas hobs

Gas hobs typically have a depth of 50cm (from the front of the unit to the splash back) and a height of 5cm (the part of your hob that sits into the worktop), with width sizes ranging from 60-90cm. If you’re swapping like for like, for example a 4 burner hob for a new 4 burner, all you need to do is measure the width of your current appliance from edge to edge. If these measurements are a few millimetres shorter or longer than the hob you have your eye on, don’t worry, it will still fit.

Get the lowdown on everything you need to know when measuring for that new gas hob with our handy video guide.

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Induction hobs

Induction hobs typically have a depth of 50cm (from the front of the unit to the splash back) and a height of 5cm (the part of your hob that sits into the worktop), with width sizes ranging from 60-90cm. If you’re swapping like for like, all you need to do is measure the width of your current appliance from edge to edge. However, if you’re going from gas to induction, your new hob won’t be as high, so you’ll need to take into account the height. If these measurements are a few millimetres shorter or longer than the hob you have your eye on, don’t worry, it will still fit.

Get the perfect fit for your new induction hob with the help of our handy video guide. We’ve got some great tips that’ll help you get it spot on.

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Ceramic hobs

Ceramic hobs typically have a depth of 50cm (from the front of the unit to the splash back) and a height of 5cm (the part of your hob that sits within the worktop), with width sizes ranging from 60-90cm. If you’re swapping like for like, for example a 4 zone ceramic hob for a new 4 zone ceramic hob, all you need to do is measure the width of your current appliance from edge to edge. If these measurements are a few millimetres shorter or longer than the hob you have your eye on, don’t worry, it will still fit.

Check out our handy video guide to get the ins and outs of measuring up for that new ceramic hob.

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