How To Buy A Hob

How to buy the right Hob for Indian Kitchens (2019)

Pratik Agarwal
Oct 22, 2019 · 5 min read
How to buy the right Hob for Indian Kitchens (2019)

What is a Hob and How is it different from a Cook-top?

The Hob/Cook Top is one of the most important components of the Indian Kitchen. Often, we see Women/Couples/Mothers spend maximum time for shortlisting a Hob/Cook-top for their kitchen. We’re going to make this process of buying a hob for your kitchen really easy for you. Read along

How to Select a Hob

Step 1: Selecting the Size and Number of Burners

If you’re a family of 4 or more so that there will be quite some cooking, go for a 4 Burner. With multiple things cooking at the same time on a 4 burner, you will not only save a lot of time, but also enjoy cooking. If it’s a small family or space is a constraint, go for 2/3 burner Hobs. If you have the space and you love cooking or it’s a really big family you cook for, 5 burners’ the choice you make.

Various Sizes and Number of Burners Available for Hobs

Step 2: Selecting the Finish

Hob Finishes: Black Glass, White Glass & Stainless Steel

Hobs are mainly available in 2 finishes, Stainless Steel finish and Glass finish.

Stainless Steel hobs/cooktops are the more ubiquitous variety. They are strong easy to maintain and more forgiving if you are careless. But they are not scratch proof and will lose their shine over time

Glass finish hobs/cooktops are fitted with a layer of tempered glass to enhance the beauty of the Hob, so that it adds a touch of style and sophistication to the modern kitchen. They are the go to choice for the modern buyers and most new products are with glass finish.

One needs to be careful while using a glass top, there is a chance of the glass cracking due to a heavy vessel falling on the glass top or due to

Step 3: Burner Material and Burner Types

Italian/European Burners: These burners are imported from Europe and are great looking elegant burners, but the flame intensity is lower than brass burners. They are more suited for international cooking styles.

Decure Tip: For an Indian kitchen, Brass Burners is the choice you make

Types of Burners:

Triple Flame/Ring Burners

Triple Flame / Ring Burners

Multi Flame Burners

Multi Flame Burner

Lotus Burners

SABAF Burners

Semi Rapid/Auxiliary Burners

Decure Tip: Go for a burner that has atleast 1 Big multi/flame or Triple ring burner

Additional Features to look for:

a. Auto Ignition:

b. Electric Auto ignition:

c. Battery operated Auto Ignition:

d. Flame Failure Device (FFD):

e. Spill Dish:

f. Long Size 3 Burners:

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