Stylish and versatile

Gas hobs aren't the most complicated of kitchen appliances, but this one ticks all the right boxes. Only one hand is needed to turn on and light the burners, and there is a safety mechanism that cuts off the gas if any burner should fail to light, or got extinguished by a draft or over-boiling pan. The front mini-wok burner is great for stir fries, and the small front burner is perfect for delicate work such as melting chocolate. The two back burners are pretty standard, but in addition, the manual mentions that alternative tops, such as specialised simmering caps, can be obtained if desired.