In this guide we’ll look at the best gas hobs.
We’ve compared design, control settings, safety and cost
to give you our top recommendations.
What Is The Best Gas Hob?
More Detailed Gas Hob Reviews
Russell Hobbs Stainless Steel 4 Burner Gas Hob Review
Sleek, stylish, and stainless steel, this Russell Hobbs Stainless Steel 4 Burner Gas Hob has all the of the company’s hallmark features. Built with a solid stainless steel base, two cast iron trivets offering pan support to the four burners; one rapid, two semi-rapid, and one auxiliary.
All the burners light quickly with the mains connected ignition, and each burner has a built-in flame failure device that prevents gas leaks from accidental flame outage. Easily cleaned, this hob always looks ready for any culinary action.
Design: Traditional square, integrated pan supports
Control settings: Fair, low through to high
Ignition: Mains, automatic dial
Safety: included Flame Failure Device (FFD)
Millar GH6041XEB Built-In 4 Burner Gas on Glass Hob Review
The Millar GH6041XEB 4 Burner Gas Hob is a top of the range gas hob and brings a sleek and stylish upgrade to any kitchen with its tempered black glass base. It also boasts individual cast iron pan supports to the four burners; low, medium and two high-powered outlets including a designated wok burner.
The heat controls are easy to operate with a straightforward turn-dial mechanism. This gas hob also comes with a LPG conversion kit, making it ideal for any kitchen in a house, caravan, static van or vanlife conversion.
Design: Traditional square layout
Control settings: Fair, basic marking; low to high
Ignition: Automatic electronic, mains powered
Safety: Built-in Flame Failure Device (FFD)
Russell Hobbs RH60GH403SS 4 Burner Gas Hob Review
Russell Hobbs has done it once again in creating one of the best gas hobs for the UK market. The Russell Hobbs RH60GH403SS has 4 independent heating zones, clearly marked and precise heat controls, and an inbuilt flame failure device that protects you from accidental flame outage.
It also boasts a stylish black glass base that won’t show fingerprints or smudges, and cleans up easily when the cooking is finished; all of this in a footprint of 59cm wide and 60cm deep, makes it a great addition to any kitchen.
Design: Diamond, two large, two central small
Control settings: Clear and precisely indicated
Ignition: Automatic mains connected
Safety: Flame Failure Device in-built
Cookology Kitchen Gas Hob Review
Cookology have designed and built the best gas hob with wok burner for the home cook. With the Cookology Kitchen Gas Hob you’ll be cooking up a storm and feeding a small army. With 5 burners, including a powerful and dedicated wok burner, all with included LPG jets for a hob conversion if desired.
This gas hob is also easy to clean with its gas-on-glass construction, and its gleaming black-glass base will also limit those annoying smudged fingerprints. All of this, and cast iron pan supports means this gas hob will last years and years!
Design: Combination square/diamond layout
Control settings: Clearly illustrated precise control
Ignition: Automatic mains powered
Safety: Flame Failure Device (FFD) on each burner
SIA GHG602BL 4 Burner Black Gas on Glass Hob Review
Affordable, stylish, and with a contemporary design, the SIA GHG602BL 4 Burner Black Gas Hob is one of the best gas hobs for those looking for a compact cooking appliance. It boasts cast iron pan supports, and an automatic ignition.
Another feature is its LPG conversion kit, making it ideal for those in rural or isolated settings, or those hitting the road in a van conversion. Cleaning is easy as the hob base is made of toughened glass that wipes clean with a minimum of fuss or effort.
Design: Traditional square layout, glass base
Control settings: Fair, low to high, medium marker
Ignition: Mains power connected
Safety: Built-in Flame Failure Device (FFD)
Gas Hobs Buyer’s Guide
It’s the appliance you’ll cook most of your meals on, boil water, or even make your own preserves. But, how do you choose from all the models available?
All the available options can be overwhelming; how many burners? Square or diamond layout? Glass or stainless steel base? What about specialty burners, and what about the trivets, should they be cast iron or steel?
In this guide we’ll discuss a lot of these features, but the following points are worth remembering when it comes to narrowing your field of options.
Whether you want four or five burners, consider how they’ll be configured. A square layout has been traditional, yet this can be frustrating as it limits where larger pots and pans can be placed without compromising other burners. Equally, fancy dedicated burners may look attractive, but will they really be used, or will they also make other burners unavailable?
There’s a fine line between cooking the perfect line, and a culinary disaster, this line is controlled by the heat settings. Look for gas hobs that have detailed and accurate control. The better the control, the more you’ll be able to select the perfect temperature, and prevent over heating or costly delays.
Smooth and efficient ignition is a must for all modern hobs. Ignitions should spark quickly, within 3 ‘clicks’, and should ignite the gas without the gas flooding the burner ring – this will cause a flash when the spark eventually lights.
Look for gas hobs that have flame safety devices on each burner, this will the burner from leaking gas into your kitchen in the even that the flame is extinguished for any reason.
How to Clean Gas Hob Racks & Burner Caps
Cleaning gas hobs is a straightforward process. Most hobs will clean easily with a sponge and warm-soapy water, but this should always be checked with manufacturers recommendations. If you hob is stainless steel, a proprietary cleaner may be recommended.
When reviewing these gas hobs we took into account the number of burners, the layout and whether any of the burners would impede the use of others, and how easy it was to clean the hob.
Having given all these gas hobs a gruelling comparison, we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Russell Hobbs Stainless Steel 4 Burner Gas Hob for its versatility, compact yet powerful design, and ease of cleaning, that and we just love the wok stand and cast iron pan supports!