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    Hob Measurement Guide

    How to measure

    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

    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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    Top tips to remember...

    When measuring for a gas hob, the depth and height are usually standard.

    Focus on measuring the width - it'll be between 60 and 90cm.

    Make sure no cupboards will hang over the hob and that there's at least 65cm between the hob and your cooker hood.

    Induction hobs

    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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    Top tips to remember...

    When measuring for an induction hob, the depth and height are usually standard.

    Focus on measuring the width - it'll be between 60 and 90cm.

    Make sure no cupboards will hang over the hob and that there's at least 65cm between the hob and your cooker hood.

    Because induction hobs can sometimes interfere with pacemakers, please check with your doctor before you buy.

    Electric hobs

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

    Watch the video

    Top tips to remember...

    When measuring for an electric hob, the depth and height are usually standard.

    Focus on measuring the width - it'll be between 60 and 90cm.

    Make sure no cupboards will hang over the hob and that there's at least 65cm between the hob and your cooker hood.

    Installation and Delivery

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    FAQs

    Can I put a hob above drawers?
    How much clearance is needed around a hob?
    Are the dimensions shown onsite for the appliance or cavity?
    Do induction hobs need hardwiring?
    How do I check the hardwiring or amp rating on my current set up?
    Do you supply cables?