The 10 Best Gas Hobs Reviews For UK Kitchens (2022)

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Last Updated on January 11, 2022

A gas hob is slightly different from a gas stove. The latter is a free-standing appliance while a gas hob is designed to seamlessly form a part of your kitchen countertop. In case you are looking for the best gas hob reviews of the year, we’ve got you covered.

Our Top 3 Gas Hob Picks
1. The Best Gas Hob By Noxton
2. The Best Gas Hob With Automatic Ignition By Russell Hobbs
3. The Midnight Gas Hob By Russell Hobbs By Russell Hobbs

Product Testing & Review

Our reviewer used a specific set of guidelines to determine the best of the best for our list:

  1. Durability
  2. Ease of use
  3. Safety

Our reviewer focused primarily on durability. After all, you’re spending a pretty penny on this, so you deserve to have it last you a long time. We added features like a warranty in this section, which boosted several devices a bit on the list.

The other determining factors for our list were ease of use and safety. Easy-to-use and maintain hobs went higher on the list, while less simple ones were a bit less highly-ranked. The last factor we looked at was safety. Things like a child lock, auto-off, and gas leak prevention were big boosters so several devices on the list, and a lack of them knocked a few off the list. Anything you see without a child lock (#1) that’s still on the list means it’s high-quality, so don’t skip out on them. Now, let’s see what’s best for you, shall we?


The Best Gas Hobs Reviewed In 2022


1. The Best Gas Hob By Noxton (Product #PF640STX)

the best gas hob

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 59 x 51 x 9.3 cm
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Ignition: electric
  • Installation: Built-in

We picked this gas hob as the top appliance for our list. It has style, quality, and a user-friendly flair that is hard to beat. Let’s look at some specifics to see if this is the best hob for your home.

First off, this gas hob is energy rated A+. Besides cooking up a storm without worrying about getting on the wrong side of the power company, you can also choose between four burners with different strengths – 3800W, 1750W, 1750W, 1000W.

Other great features include flame failure protection, durable materials like cast iron and stainless steel, easy installation and operation, and user-friendly rotary dials.

Our reviewer (obviously) loved this bad boy. It’s extremely energy-efficient, easy to clean, and safe to use. Unfortunately, though, it lacks a child lock, so it’s a bit hard to use with kiddos around. Otherwise, though, this is a fantastic gas hob.

Pros

  • Energy-efficient.
  • Four levels of power.
  • Durable materials.
  • Easy to clean.
  • Flame failure safe.

Cons

  • No child lock.

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2. The Best Gas Hob With Automatic Ignition By Russell Hobbs (Product #RH60GH402B)

the best gas hob with automatic ignition

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 59 x 51 x 9.5 cm
  • Material: Cast iron
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Installation: Built-in

This hob has an amazing instant ignition and a steady gas supply that will cook your favourite meals perfect in no time. The stylish cooking top also has 4 zones, each controlled by its own rotary dial and the surface of the hob is also very easy to wipe clean.

The zones carry cast iron supports that keep pots and pans steady and remains sturdy for years to come. You can also choose between different temperatures while the hob is also very safe, switching off the gas automatically should the gas go out.

This was our reviewer’s favourite cast iron gas hob. It’s incredibly durable and easy to use, as well as being LPG compliant. It’s efficient with the gas it uses and boasts a number of safety features. Its minor downside is that it’s hard to fit multiple large pots or pans on top, but you can easily fit multiple smaller ones.

Pros

  • Durable cast iron and tough glass.
  • Stylish hob.
  • Safe and easy to use.
  • LPG compliant.

Cons

  • Cannot place 3 or 4 medium to large pots on the hob at the same time.

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3. The Midnight Gas Hob By Russell Hobbs (Product #RH60GH403DS)

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 52 x 60 x 9.7 cm
  • Material: Stainless steel and glass
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Installation: Built-in

This dreamy cooker top is the best one we could find for those who love 5 zones. Each one is SABAF graded and designed for precision cooking, so you know preparing dinner is going to go just fine. Each zone is controlled by their own dials.

The hob’s materials make it both strong and stylish. The black glass base looks great and is tough enough to endure all the heat and mess that comes with cooking. The pan supports are made from quality cast iron.

The gas hob also comes with a flame safety feature, well-spaced zones, and automatic ignition.

Our reviewer was quite the fan of this bad boy. It features a 3-year warranty which is great for peace of mind. The burners heat quickly and without problem, and it features a number of safety precautions to let you cook in peace. The steel bits do scratch easily, though, so my clumsier readers should keep that in mind.

Pros

  • Stylish appearance.
  • Easy to use and clean.
  • Flame failure safe.
  • Durable.
  • 3-year warranty

Cons

  • The steel parts scratch easily.

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4. The Top Gas Hob By Karinear (Product #PF640STGB-1)

the best gas hob with 4 burners

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 60 x 51 x 10 cm
  • Material: Glass and steel
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Installation: Built-in

With this hob, you get 4 versatile burners. While they all distribute even heat, each one also has different speeds and one cradle is perfect if you love cooking with a wok. The hob is also designed with durable enamel and rust-proof rails.

The hob is also easy to install and a breeze to use. Yes, you can also look forward to easy cleaning and that all-important flame failure safety feature. It works with natural gas but you will also get a kit to do an LPG conversion.

Our reviewer quite liked this, despite its lack of a child lock. It’s super easy to use, and features a wok burner (which many on this list don’t). It’s safe beyond the lack of child lock, and is very efficient with the gas it uses. You won’t be disappointed in this guy – just watch the kids when they’re nearby.

Pros

  • Stylish appearance.
  • 4 Burners.
  • Wok burner.
  • Safe and easy to use.
  • Natural gas and LPG compatible.

Cons

  • No child lock.

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5. The Best 2-Burner Gas Hob By Noxton (Product #PF320SX)

best 2 burner gas hob

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 30 x 52 x 10.2 cm
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Installation: Plug-and-go

Are you pressed for space or just want to add two extra burners to your countertop? This useful hob offers a pair of burners that are graded as Energy Class A+, offer different power (a rapid 3000W and semi-rapid 1750W). Both are quite capable of cooking any dish, no matter if it involves frying, steaming or stewing.

The hob is made of high-quality stainless steel, cast iron stands, and bakelite controls. Another great feature is that this hob is plug and play, so no complicated installation is necessary. Additionally, the entire thing is easy to clean.

This is a great gas hob if you’re looking to minimise the space it takes up. With only two burners, it’s a bit pressed for space, but that’s a bonus if you’re in a small flat. It’s made from durable stainless steel and is quite versatile, making it great for those looking for a compact burner. Our reviewer highly recommends this for those in smaller homes.

Pros

  • Compact.
  • Plug and play.
  • Durable materials.
  • Versatile burners.

Cons

  • Not enough space for two large pots.

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6. The Top 5-Burner Gas Hob By Russell Hobbs (Product #RH75GH601SS)

Electric 5-Burner Gas Hob By Russell Hobbs

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 75 x 51 x 9 cm
  • Material: Stainless steel & cast iron
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Installation: Built-in

If you like the brand and five burners but don’t really want a wok cradle, then this gas hob is packed with great features. These include a stainless steel surface that is easy to clean, while the cast iron stands retain heat to prepare your meals faster (which also saves power).

Two safety features stand out. You can rely on an automatic flame failure mechanism and the stands are wide enough to safely move pots between the zones without needing to lift them.

The control dials are located near the front of the gas hob. This convenient placing gives you quick and easy access. You can also choose your power levels, with a range of 1000 to 3600 watts.

This was a difficult one for our reviewer to rate. On one hand, it’s big and features an extra burner, making it quite adaptable. On the other hand, it lacks a wok burner, and the cast iron supports stay hot for quite a while, making this less than ideal for those with kids in the house.

Pros

  • Includes several safety features, including automatic gas leak prevention and a grille that steadies your cooking vessels during use.
  • Five zones with individual variable temperature dials.
  • Convenient controls.
  • Five zones.
  • Quick heating.

Cons

  • The cast iron supports need time to cool down. While hot, they remain a burn hazard.
  • No wok burner

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7. The Best White Glass Hob With Wok Burner By Millar (Product #GH6041XEW)

White Glass Hob With Wok Burner By MILLAR

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 60 x 51 x 10 cm
  • Material: Glass and cast iron
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Installation: Built-in

This lovely ducky is a must for people who love glass, gas hobs, and white stuff in the kitchen. That’s right, this hob has a gorgeous white surface made of thick glass. The colour scheme is also enhanced with dark burners and the black dials running vertically on the right side of the hob.

The hob is easy to wipe down after a spill, so you don’t have to worry that the white colour might stain and look horrible after a few weeks. Each zone also ignites instantly and offers you power control with a wattage range of 1000 to 3400 watts. The highest setting is specifically designed to heat the perfect wok dish.

As you’d expect by now; you can cook an entire meal at once by adjusting each burner to the perfect temperature to cook vegetables, meat, and sauces at the same time.

Our reviewer loved this, if only for the 5-year warranty. It grants so much ease of mind (especially when buying a glass hob) that it can’t be ignored. While the supports are sturdy due to being made from cast iron, they’re also a burn hazard, just like #6. This poses a burn hazard for curious (or clumsy) little hands, making it less than ideal for those with kids.

Pros

  • A unique and lovely look.
  • It comes with a 5-year warranty.
  • Four well-spaced burners.
  • Each burner has an auto shut-off feature for flame failure.
  • Variable temperature control.

Cons

  • The pan supports are cast-iron parts and a burn hazard when cleaning commences too soon after cooking.

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8. The Versatile 4-Burner Gas Hob By Russell Hobbs (Product #RH60GH402SS)

Best Gas Hob With 4 Zones By Russell Hobbs

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 59 x 51 x 9.5 cm
  • Material: Stainless steel & cast iron
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Installation: Built-in

Here’s another dependable deal if you’re looking for a hob with four burners. If you’re also a stainless steel fan rather than a glass junkie, then step closer.

The hob has four large dials for easy turning and temperature control. This is useful if you hate tiny buttons or have a health issue like arthritis of the hands. The burners offer you a variety of cooking, from rapid heating to auxiliary – and power options that range between 1000 to 3300 watts.

Do you also want panels that both stabilize and allow you to move pots without any lifting? Consider it done. The two panels cover the burners in pairs and are forged from durable cast iron.

Our reviewer liked this for its stylish look and ease of use. The burners are effective, simple to use, and boast gas leak protection, making them safe. Unfortunately, the cast iron supports pose the same risk as the last two hobs, and it’s too small to fit multiple large pots/pans. Overall, though, this is a great product for those in middling-sized kitchens.

Pros

  • Stylish look.
  • Four burners.
  • No need to lift pots between burners.
  • Instant fire ignition.
  • Gas leak protection when the fire goes out.

Cons

  • To avoid injury, cleaning must wait until after the cast iron stands cool down.
  • You cannot fit 4 large pots on the hob at the same time.

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9. The Top 4-Burner Gas Hob By Gasland (Product #GH60SF)

Power 4-Burner Gas Hob By Gasland

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 58 x 52 x 10 cm
  • Material: Cast iron
  • Ignition: Pulse ignition
  • Installation: Drop-in

This cooktop is another stainless steel and cast-iron hybrid that works like a charm. The steel surface looks great and makes maintenance a breeze. The iron pan supports also cover most of the hob in a classy design that serves to stabilize your cookware and increase the heat.

With this hob, you can simmer, fry, braise, stir-fry, roast, steam, and melt stuff. The triple-ring burner is also perfect for your wok.

The auxiliary burner operates at 1000 watts and can handle anything in pots with a diameter of 10 to 14 cm. The semi-rapid burners (there are two), have a power capacity of 1800 watts and they handle cookware with a diameter of 16 to 20 cm. The final burner’s triple rings burn power at 3400 watts and suit diameters from 24 to 26 cm.

Our reviewer really appreciated the ease of installation with this guy. The addition of multiple safety features, gas efficiency, and instant ignition make it quite safe and easy to use. The buttons are pretty hard to use, though, making this a bit of a weird outlier in our list.

Pros

  • A beautiful design that is sleek and minimalist.
  • Instant ignition.
  • A cooking range between 1000 to 1300 watts.
  • CE safety certified.
  • The hob also cuts gas instantly when the flame dies.
  • Energy-efficient.
  • Instant heat.

Cons

  • One must keep the button in hard to ignite the burners.

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10. Black Gas Hob With 4 Burners By Russell Hobbs (Product #RH60GH401B)

Black Gas Hob With 4 Burners By Russell Hobbs

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 51 x 58 x 4 cm
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Installation: Built-in

While this hob is capable of tasty creations, another perk is that the guy is pretty handsome. Alright, it’s modern but what features can you look forward to?

To start with, there are four burners with independent variable temperature settings. Your chosen burner lights automatically when you turn its independent dial. Power bills won’t overwhelm you, either, as this hob cooks quickly and stays in a range of 1000 to 3000 watts.

Each burner has a flame failure safety feature that stops leaking gas in its tracks. The two pan support panels are also why this product ranks among the safest hobs – if you prefer not to lift pots between burners. You can safely slide them across.

This is a nice gas hob, with a few exceptions our reviewer noted. It takes a bit of time to get up to heat, and it lacks a wok holder. But the stylish look, wonderful burners, and safety features make this a good option for most people. And the 1-year warranty can’t be ignored, either.

Pros

  • Stylish look.
  • 4 independent burners can simultaneously cook portions at different temperatures.
  • Electric ignition.
  • Energy efficient.
  • Safeguards against gas leakage and falling pots.

Cons

  • No wok holder.
  • Takes a while to heat

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Your Gas Hob Buying Guide


Gas hobs make cooking faster and the spills easier to clean. But buying the wrong decision can be a one-way road to Sorry Town. If this is your first time scouting for a hob and you’re not entirely sure how to avoid the pitfalls, don’t worry. This buying guide has all the top tips to guide you towards your dream hob.

Consider Your Needs First

Make a list of what you’d like in a hob. How many burners would you like? Do you want a wok cradle, easy to clean surface, easy energy consumption and a plug and play hob?

Having a good idea of what you expect from your new hob is a good way to find something you will be happy with.  

Consider Your Available Space

Once you’ve figured out what you want, make sure that your countertop is large enough. These appliances must be installed and if you don’t already have an opening left by a previous hob, it will require the services of a handyman to cut the nook and install the hob.

Take Your Time To Decide

Hey, impulse buying is fun. We get it. But making quick decisions when you’re wandering down the appliance aisle (real or virtual), often leads to bad products that, in turn, lead to disappointment and dangerous situations.

Say you have the space for that hob with five burners. Browse with patience, take note of the things you like and more importantly, what online reviewers didn’t like. This strategy is sober enough to help you separate the pretenders from the quality products. 

A Guarantee Is A Winner

Great, you’ve drawn up a shortlist of hobs that you would like to own. But what happens when something goes wrong? Your hob can get damaged in the mail or even in the factory.

Unfortunately, you’re left holding the baby when the hob arrives in a bad condition or breaks down after two days. That’s why your final choice should come with a guarantee. It’s not a rule carved in stone but this will give you peace of mind, knowing that should something go wrong, you’ll get a replacement or a refund. 


FAQ


Q: Are Glass Gas Hobs Any Good?

A: Glass gas hobs are good to use. They work exactly like other gas hobs made with stainless steel but they add a touch of style that only glass can bring. A glass surface is also easy to clean.

Q: Which Is The Best – Gas Hobs Or Induction Hobs?

A: Both are pretty amazing but there are things you need to stay on top of. With gas hobs, you are looking for quality materials, power-saving features, safety mechanisms, and hobs that are easy to install. With induction hobs, you basically need to look for the same things but stay sharp on the quality angle as poorly designed hobs break quickly.

Q: Which Gas Stove Is The Best One?

A: The best gas stove is one that suits your needs. The best hobs also work as advertised and provide satisfying results and last for years.


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About the Author Harry Thompson

Involved in home renovations throughout his life, Harry is an expert in everything to do with home and garden DIY. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and tending to his garden.