Hobs can be powered using gas or electricity. Electric hobs can either have ceramic heat plates, fixed plates, or work using induction technology. Each of these boasts their own benefits that you should consider before choosing an appliance for your kitchen.
Gas hobs are, in the strictest sense, essentially all the same – they feature raised plates and heat food via an open flame.
At Ship It Appliances, we have a selection of hobs from big name brands as well as our own range of SIA products. This lets us offer a huge selection of different sizes, shapes and price points, with heat zones and designs to suit your preferences and lifestyle.
Many cookers come with built-in hobs, but if you’re looking for a separate hob, we’re confident you’ll love our selection. Our frameless induction and ceramic hobs fit seamlessly into contemporary kitchens. Meanwhile, traditional gas hobs offer precise temperature control and are the preferred choice of many discerning chefs. The beauty of a gas hob (and one of the reasons they’re favoured by most chefs) is that when you adjust the temperature, the heat changes immediately – but they’re not the only type of hob to offer such precise control.
Induction hobs are gaining popularity because they are extremely safe. They also share some similarities with gas hobs such as fast, precise cooking. With an induction hob, the heat is transferred to the pan instantly, while the hob itself stays cool. Just bear in mind that you may need to replace your pans in order to use them on an induction hob.
Electric hobs with fixed hotplates are a popular option. They are safe, easy to use and incredibly convenient because they heat up quickly. They’re also surprisingly affordable.