Contemporary Kitchens can offer specialist advice on all available types of hobs and heat sources, and we display a wide range of hobs at our showroom.
Hobs are available in a range of sizes and styles with varying functionality and we can ensure compatibility with your other appliances, your current fuel source and your cookware.
If you are looking for a gas hob we can talk you though important considerations such as the possible size or number of burners, ease of cleaning and also safety features such as flame failure shut-off. For those with an electric fuel supply we will discuss functions such as halogen zones which heat up and cool down quicker than standard methods. We can also explain the safety, energy saving and increased speed benefits offered by induction hobs. For greater flexibility, the domino hob allows you to tailor your cooking area to combine anything from a wok burner to a barbeque grill function, offering a truly bespoke solution.
Types of hob and hob Jargon
Gas Hob: Gas is the fuel source and must be directly supplied to the appliance. The installation requires certification provided by a Gas Safe competent installer (Successor to the CORGI register).
Halogen Hob: Halogen hobs utilise a red halogen lamp that operates at very high temperature to heat a glass ceramic plate. The cooking surface, (the glass ceramic plate) heats far faster than a conventional electric hob.
Induction Hob: The main difference between an induction hob and other types of hob is that the heat is produced from within the cooking pot or pan, and not transmitted to the pot or pan through the cooking surface. This is achieved using a magnetic field, and as such only works with ferrous pots and pans- not aluminium ones. Induction hobs are more energy efficient, heat faster, allow direct heat control and have the added benefit of a much cooler cooking surface once the pot has been removed, which is an extremely effective safety feature.
Domino hobs: Domino hobs are typically slimmer appliances that carry out one specific task but when joined in series allow a more flexible cooking solution. For example, 1 x 300 mm tepenyaki plate, 1 x 300 mm induction hob and 1 x 300 mm bbq grill can be combined to form a 900mm hob, which is an extremely versatile hob surface solution.