The 10 Best Induction Hobs

We've Reviewed and Ranked the UK's top 10 Induction Hobs for 2020
By Jen Hammond
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    Best Induction Hobs

    Are you researching to find the best induction hobs? This in-depth review focuses on helping you to find the best induction hob. Its purpose is to save you time and money giving you the confidence to find the best induction hob for your home. Let’s start by looking at the benefits of induction hobs.

    5 Benefits to Buying an Induction Hob

    Hobs have evolved over the years and become faster, more-flexible and more-efficient. That is why the induction hob is such a sought-after product. They have revolutionised kitchens across the world as they speed up cooking time, save energy and give you more control.

    We have listed some of the main reasons many people love the induction hob:

    1. Cooking Safety

    Safety is one of the biggest benefits and reasons for buying an induction hob over a ceramic or gas, especially for those with young children. This is because the hob remains almost cool to the touch whilst you cook as you are only heating the pan. Once you turn the heating zone off it will immediately start to cool and many models come with a child lock.

    2. Energy Efficient

    Induction hobs are very energy efficient as they don’t waste heat, as the heat goes directly to the pan, unlike gas where some energy is lost around the hob surface. In addition, they are very quick to heat up – you can bring a two-litre pan of water to boil within two minutes!

    3. Easy of Control

    In a similar way to cooking on gas the touch control panel will enable you to instantly adjust the zone induction heat to your pan, you can go from a boil to simmer in seconds. We’ve found that the touch control panel on all our reviewed models are a cooks dream and enable you to tweak heat in the smallest of increments.

    4. Style and Functionality

    Induction hobs are both stylish and functional and will make a ‘wow’ statement in any kitchen with most models coming in a black finish opposed to stainless steel. Sizes vary making induction hobs suitable to both large and small families alike. The Bosch Serie range, in particular, has a wide choice to choose from, we’d recommend exploring the Bosch Serie 4. There is a wide range of induction hobs on the market some of the best brands include Neff, AEG and Bosch as you will see in our review below.

    5. Easy to Clean

    Both Induction and ceramic hobs have a smooth surface which makes cleaning very easy. Unlike their gas counterparts which are awkward due to the various elements that you need to remove to thoroughly clean spills and splashes and because the hob itself is not heated, only directly under the pan, burnt-on food residue is greatly minimised. All you will need to do is wipe over with a damp cloth directly after use.

    Ceramic glass cleaners can be used, but it’s unlikely that you will need to use these regularly. When it comes to buying the best induction hobs there are a number of swanky options available and a common mistake is to not to fully research the units available. This can be pretty time consuming so we’ve taken the hard work out of it for you – our experts have trawled through dozens of models to highlight the best induction hobs.

    The Best Induction Hobs 2020

    1.
    Miele KM6366

    Miele KM6366

    It will come as no surprise that industry leader Miele top another list that we have compiled. This time, they are awarded the best induction hob and that is purely down to just how impressive this KM6366 model is and how seamless it is to use.

    It comes with six zones which allow you to effortlessly heat up your entire meal at the same time without worrying about any food going cold before you serve it up.

    Packed with touch controls and easy-instruction, you can take control of your pans and their temperature on the go. Although you have some power, it also uses intuitive tools that adjust the heat to the size of your pan and prevents any food burning or going cold with the unique Keep Warm function.

    The power of each zone is 2.1 kW and it has nine power levels that you can toggle through when using it. You’ll also be privy to its Powerflex Zones and TwinBooster that all you to instantly heat up your meal as and when you need.


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    Features

    • Dimensions: 4.5 x 80.6 x 52.6 cm
    • Number of Zones: 6
    • Touch Control LED Display
    • Power: 2.1 kW

    Reasons to Buy

    • Safety features including the Auto Shut Off
    • Sleek design with touch control
    • Easy to use
    • Six zones
    • Keep warm function

    Reasons to Avoid

    • Pricey

    2.
    Bosch Serie 4 PUE611BF1B

    Bosch Serie 4 PUE611BF1B

    We have chosen this Bosch model based on a number of factors, including that of the price. This is a great hob to introduce to your kitchen without the worry of paying over the odds.

    On top of that, it comes with four zones and plenty of room for each pan. It cooks faster than many of its counterparts thanks to its added PowerBoost feature. It also comes with a specific heat control that can be decided via its sleek touch control.

    Everything else is what you get with many of the induction hobs, intuitive technology that recognises how big the pan is and heats it up specifically. It also has four burners one of which reaches 2.2 Kw, offering plenty of power for your meals.

    You’ll struggle to get better value money anywhere else, Bosch have a number of lines but this one offers lot for very little money and on top of all the aforementioned features, it is also reliable.


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    Features

    • Dimensions: 5.1 x 59.2 x 52.2 cm
    • Number of Zones: 4
    • Power: 2.2 kW
    • Touch Control

    Reasons to Buy

    • Has an automatic shut off for safety
    • A touch control allows you to choose a specific heat
    • Simple to use
    • Lots of power
    • A boost setting for all zones
    • Incredible price

    Reasons to Avoid

    • It only has four zones, those who prepare lots of meals at once may need six

    3.
    Neff T48FD23X0

    Neff T48FD23X0

    Neff continuously surpass their former models by providing new cutting-edge technology. We love the fact that they have five zones, each with different power allowing you to choose the best hob for each particular meal.

    This Neff T48FD23X0 has made it to number three in our list and again offers another budget range the chance to take advantage of this new intuitive technology. It comes with touch control allowing you to navigate through the temperatures with ease and like many of the other selections it has precision heating.

    Induction hobs of this kind ensure that you do not waste energy and that the heat is according to what you are cooking, offering the perfect temperature and therefore ensuring you cook up your meal to perfection.


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    Features

    • Dimensions: 5.1 x 80.2 x 52.2 cm
    • Number of Zones: 5
    • Power: 3.6 kW Touch Control

    Reasons to Buy

    • Safety features include automatic switch-off and a child lock
    • Easy touch control to navigate heat
    • Easy to use
    • Seamlessly fits into contemporary kitchens
    • Keep warm function

    Reasons to Avoid

    • A little harder for the professionals to install

    4.
    Bosch Serie 8 PXY875KW1E

    Bosch Serie 8 PXY875KW1E

    The only reason this Bosch hob didn’t pip the Serie 4 model to the finish line is simply due to the price. Although in terms of features and design this Bosch trumps the previously listed, it comes at a much higher cost.

    Our team have provided diversity in prices to help everybody regardless of their budget. This model is well-worth its price tag and upon testing we were impressed.

    You can see the bespoke creation from the first time you see it, its unique design carries over to its features too. The hob has four zones, touch controls and even brandishes a useful flexi-induction surface. The flexi-surface caters for bigger pans and pots, as it allows you to merge the four zones together as one big zone.

    We love the innovation with the flexi-zone and it can come in pretty handy, as you look to rapidly heat up a big pan that would otherwise take up more than one zone.


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    Features

    • Dimensions: 5.1 x 81.6 x 52.7 cm
    • Number of Zones: 4
    • Power: 2.2 kW
    • Touch Control
    • Flexi-Induction surface

    Reasons to Buy

    • Safety features include auto switch-off, hot hob indicator and a child lock
    • Touch control that is simple to use
    • A stylish design
    • Boost function for extra power
    • Flexible hobs that accommodate for big pots

    Reasons to Avoid

    • The price tag is more than £1000

    5.
    Neff T58FT20X0

    Neff T58FT20X0

    Another Neff induction hob makes our list, these hobs are beautifully designed for contemporary households but are also very easy to use.

    This one looks unique and that is because it has 5 zones, a big one in the middle and the one on the right is a flexi-induction surface. Like the above, it accommodates for bigger pots and pans.

    It may be time that you revolutionised your cooking by reducing time and wasted energy with this efficient creation. It is simple to use and has more than enough room to prepare an entire meal and sides. This is perfect for the Sunday roast, you can have all of your vegetables boiling on the hobs whilst making use of the flexi-zones when needed.

    The ground-breaking magnetic knob gives you some control as you have the chance to change the temperature and cook with precision.


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    Features

    • Dimensions: 5.1 x 80.2 x 52.2 cm
    • Number of Zones: 5
    • Power: 1.8 kW
    • Touch Control
    • Flexi-Induction Surface

    Reasons to Buy

    • Many safety features including childproof lock, key lock, pan recognition, power management function and safety time-switch-off
    • Touch control that is easy to use
    • An elegant exterior
    • Powerboost function for extra heat
    • Flexi-induction that allows you to use bigger pots and merge zones

    Reasons to Avoid

    • Touch control isn’t as responsive as other models, but thankfully the dial is amazing

    6.
    AEG Induction Hob HK634200FB

    AEG Induction Hob HK634200FB

    We couldn’t piece together the best induction hobs of 2020 without the inclusion of AEG. They are constantly evolving and creating new kitchen appliances for customers and their induction hob models are no different.

    This one has been picked out for those of you on a budget. It comes in at under £300 and provides everything you need to make cooking nice and simple. The intuitive hob has four zones and touch controls.

    This is a no-nonsense, easy-to-use hob that is perfect for any kitchen. Comes complete with one big zone and three others that all vary in size and power. The most powerful displays up to 3.7 kW ensuring that you can heat up your family’s delicious meal without any hassle.


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    Features

    • Dimensions: 5.5 x 59 x 52 cm
    • Number of Zones: 4
    • Power: 3.7 kW
    • Touch Control
    • Different Size Zones

    Reasons to Buy

    • Comes packed with safety features including residual heat indicators, child lock and auto switch-off
    • Easy touch control
    • Boost function for extra power
    • Pause function making it easy to turn heat down in an instant

    Reasons to Avoid

    • Difficult to set-up, ensure you have checked the amp fuse before purchase and whether it is compatible with your kitchen

    7.
    Samsung NZ64H37070K

    Samsung NZ64H37070K

    In black, this simplistic yet stylish hob comes with four zones, two small and two big ensuring that it can cater for all pots and pans. It has variation of power throughout each zone and is simple to use with its touch control.

    It has a pioneering slide control that allows you to alter the temperature with the glide of a finger. Also comes equipped with a quick-stop action that allows you to halt the hob in case of an emergency or when you may need to quickly lower the temperature whilst cooking.

    The elegant glass design adds style to any kitchen and can easily fit into your design.

    Full with intelligent safety features, power and easy to use control, this makes it into our top 10. In addition to the discussed, it is also a reliable product that comes with two years warranty.


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    Features

    • Dimensions: 5.7 x 59 x 52 cm
    • Number of Zones: 4
    • Power: 2.6 kW
    • Touch Control & Slider Control

    Reasons to Buy

    • Easy to use touch control and slider control
    • Safety features including child lock and switch-off
    • Comes at a great price

    Reasons to Avoid

    • Not the most powerful hob on the market

    8.
    Miele KM6323

    Miele KM6323

    You’ll be delicately providing cooking masterpieces before you know it and all thanks to this seamless innovation from Miele. The KM6323 range makes life of cooking very simple and provides outstanding results.

    It comes with a modern design and intuitive responses as it acts perfectly to the pan that you put on the hob. It has hob recognition and heats up the contents specifically and also is an easy oven to clean. You no longer need to worry about burning food with this induction.

    It is versatile, fast and a simple hob all-round. It prevents burning, heats to the perfect temperature and has a number of safety features. It also has a striking design that stands-out, the two zones can easily be merged into one for big pots.

    Features

    • Dimensions: 5.1 x 59.2 x 49.2 cm
    • Number of Zones: 4
    • Power: 1.8-7.2 kW
    • Touch Control
    • Stop & Go Function

    Reasons to Buy

    • Easy to use with touch control
    • A flexible zone that can accommodate larger pots
    • Stylish glass that is easy to use and is durable
    • Many safety features

    Reasons to Avoid

    • Costs a lot to purchase and to install

    9.
    KitchenAid KHIP370510

    KitchenAid KHIP370510

    Take the guessing out of your meals as you cook everything at the perfect temperature without wasting energy. The KitchenAid KHIP370510 offers precision cooking, flexible preparation for meals and a number of cooking options.

    This KitchenAid protégé is equipped with every feature you could possibly wish for, it showcases a range of flexible cooking options including a zone specifically created to provide heat for bigger pots and pans.

    It also has a range of temperatures that will cater for searing meats or simmering vegetables.

    It also has a power-boosting mode that allows you to instantly notch the heat up when needed.


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    Features

    • Dimensions: 6 x 71 x 52 cm
    • Number of Zones: 3
    • Power: 2.8 kW
    • Touch Control
    • Slide Control

    Reasons to Buy

    • Temperature can be changed within a touch or glide thanks to the slide and touch control
    • Flexible cooking as the three burners accommodate for different size pots
    • A stylish design sure to fit into your modern kitchen
    • A number safety features

    Reasons to Avoid

    • Only has 3 burner zones

    10.
    Siemens EH645FEB1E

    Siemens EH645FEB1E

    Looking for an easy-to-use and reliable induction hob? Then you can’t go wrong with the EH645FEB1E.

    If you are unsure on how much to spend then this model sits in between both spectrums of the budget. It offers good value for money and is one of the easier hobs to utilise and comes with a four zone induction, a power boost and a touch slider.

    It also comes armed with other handy features including 17 power levels, a restart function, a timer and a digital display.


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    Features

    • Dimensions: 5.5 x 58.3 x 51.3 cm
    • Number of Zones: 4
    • Power: 2.8 kW
    • Touch Control
    • Slide Control

    Reasons to Buy

    • Adjustments can be made with this easy to use touch and slide control
    • Has PowerBoost to cook at a temperature 50% more powerful and saving you 35% of the time it would usually take
    • A contemporary design
    • A number safety features including automatic shut off

    Reasons to Avoid

    • No flexi-induction

    Which is the Best Induction Hob to Buy?

    Our team have due diligently trialled and tested a number of hobs including Bosch Serie 4, Samsung NZ64H37070K and Miele KM6323, we have then broken down why some of the above are our favourites. If you are unsure on what induction hob to pick then you will want to check out our full review for hobs. We have picked a wide-variety and there is something for every household.

    Regardless of the budget, you will find a model that suits yours, the prices start from more than £200 and can reach more than £1000.

    What to Look for When Buying an Induction Hob

     

    Warranty

    If anything goes wrong, you’ll be covered. At least 1 year is good.
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    Features

    For most budget will dictate which features your hob will come with, but the most popular features include four cooking zones (zones together will enable you to place your pan anywhere on the surface), a child lock feature will ensure the safety of young children A powerboost function will boil water much quicker, for some this isn’t an essential feature.

    Cooking Zones

    How many cooking zones do you need? most models have four cooking zones; two are large and two are small. Some of the best induction hobs are zoneless, this means that instead of the standard four cooking zones you can use the entire hob surface.

    Keep Warm

    Can it keep a pan warm without further cooking the contents? If you fancy yourself as a patisserie chef the keep warm feature could be helpful for melting butter and chocolate.

    Safety Functions

    From immediate switch off to residual heat indication, you want to ensure no accidents occur

    Pots and Pans – For some compatibility will be key, you may not be able to afford to replace your existing cooking pots and pans. There is however a quick test you can do to see if your existing pans are compatible.

    Do You Need Special Pots and Pans for Induction Hobs?

    Induction hobs need ‘ferrous pans’, these are cooking pans that contain iron. A very quick way to check if your cooking pots and pans will be compatible with your new induction is to take a magnet and try and stick it to the bottom of your pans. If the magnet attaches itself then they should be suitable.

    If your pans fail the test, then don’t despair, a set of induction pans sets don’t cost the earth and are around the same price as a regular set.

    Should I Buy an Induction Hob?

    It would be unrealistic to completely bypass the negatives of induction hobs. Although we are big fans of these new easy to use hobs and love all of their benefits, we have taken our time to help educate you on some of the things that you should be aware of.

    Negatives include the installation (you will need a professional) and cost. Many of the best induction hobs come at a higher price than other electronic options but we have only included those which are worth the money you pay.

    Once getting the above out the way it can be well worth investing in a hob that will last you a long time and will help you save both time and money.

    Are Induction Hobs Easy to Clean?

    One of the best things about induction hobs besides being easy to use is how simple they are to clean. They are just one flat glass surface, so there are no dials or hot plates to clean around. Merely use a spray and warm water to wipe any loose dirt and bacteria. If you would like to read more about cleaning and maintaining your induction hob you can read our guide on How to Clean an Induction Hob.

    Are Induction Hobs Worth the Money

    One of the biggest questions people ask when researching is are induction hobs worth the money? The answer is yes, induction hobs provide greater control through touch controls, precision cooking and energy-efficient benefits as there is no wasted heat plus they are easy to use.

    They only heat the pan that sits on top of the heating zone and not the surrounding area, therefore, less energy is used overall. Spead also plays a key role, hob induction enables you to heat and cook your food up twice as fast as you can with a gas or a ceramic hob. It can take as little as 4 minutes for boiling water!

    We hope that this review has helped you to conclude the best induction hob for you, but, if you are in any doubt and would like to try out an induction hob before committing why not purchase a portable induction hob? These are relatively inexpensive, easy to use and there is always a time when we could use an additional cooking hob!

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