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.
The area above the hob is called the Hot Zone and this needs to be clear of any flammable materials like wallpaper, plug sockets and wiring. We recommend that you leave at least 75cm of space from the top of your gas hob to the bottom of your 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.
If your hob is to sit above your oven, you will need to make sure that you leave enough space between the appliances so that air can circulate. This distance is usually 15-25mm, but it can change depending on the manufacturer. If you want to put it above something like a cutlery drawer, you will need a partition fitted. This is so it keeps air flowing efficiently and protects your knives and forks.
If you don’t want to install your induction hob yourself, we can 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.
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