Hobs are basically the heart and soul of a kitchen cooker. There are many different factors you need to consider before purchasing a hob. First things first; identify the types of hobs currently in use today.
Basically hobs can be categorized into the following distinct groups;
Induction Hobs – Induction hobs make use of some scientific genius and innovation. These make them faster to cook with and are generally cheaper since they use a precise amount of energy. It is important to note that they create magnetic fields between the cooking pot and the glass element underneath making them unsuitable if you are fitted with a pacemaker and can be noisy if you cook with more than one cooking zone. They require special pans for use.
Gas hobs – Gas hobs are used with a gas cooker and give instant heat that is easy to control. You require a Gas safe registered engineer to install one for you. There also gas glass hobs which are gas hobs mounted on top of ceramic glass. These make them slower in heating but are easier to control with more heat precision.
Electric plate hobs – Electric plate hobs use the same principle as electric plates to heat pans and pots. You may find them a little pricy but you could look for a great deal locally. They are also cost effective in the long run making them worth consideration.
Ceramic hobs – They are the easiest hobs to clean with a smooth surface. Their heat distribution is not as good as other methods but you could look into well renowned brands for better quality and great deals.
Whichever choice you are considering, take the time to identify their pros and cons and more importantly identify your cooker type to know the hob supported. Have a knowledgeable shopping spree, won’t you?