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Ceramic hob measurement guide

Our easy guide will show you everything you need to know.

The most important dimension to consider when you’re shopping for a ceramic hob is the width. If you’re replacing or upgrading your hob, we’ll tell you how to measure up for the perfect fit
If you’re designing a kitchen from scratch, you can find all the dimensions of our built-in appliances under the Key Information tab on our product pages 
If you don’t fancy installing your new ceramic hob yourself, we can do all the work for you. Click here to find out more.

Measuring up

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.

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The Hot Zone

The space above the hob (called the Hot Zone) needs to be clear of any flammable materials, like wallpaper, wood, wiring and shelves. It’s recommended that the Hot Zone should be at least 75cm from the top of the hob to the cooker hood. Keep in mind that your hob needs to be the same width or smaller than the cooker hood above. This just ensures all those cooking aromas are caught by the extractor fan.

Space below the hob

You can put your hob above an oven, but make sure you leave a gap of 25mm between the two appliances for better air circulation. You can also put your hob over a drawer unit, although a partition would need to be fitted with a gap of around 15 – 25mm to protect what’s in the drawer. Always check your installation instructions, though, because some manufacturers might recommend something slightly different.

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DIY not your thing?

If you don’t want to install your ceramic hob yourself, we’ll do all the work for you! Our fully qualified experts will quickly install your appliance and make sure that everything is working perfectly, without making a mess.


Need a bit more help?

If you still need advice on buying integrated products and finding the right appliance, our team of experts are on hand-to help. Call us today on 0333 015 6875.