12 best electric hobs

Regard­less of the size, con­fig­u­ra­tion and func­tion­al­i­ty of a par­tic­u­lar mod­el, we adhered to one key rule — in prin­ci­ple we did not con­sid­er mechan­i­cal­ly con­trolled elec­tric stoves, as well as options with a stain­less steel or enam­eled met­al base. The rea­son is very sim­ple — the moral and tech­no­log­i­cal aging of these cat­e­gories of equip­ment.

Only glass-ceram­ic hobs with touch con­trols were includ­ed in the rat­ing, as they meet mod­ern require­ments for aes­thet­ics and safe­ty, and also have improved oper­a­tional and tech­ni­cal per­for­mance com­pared to mod­els of pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tions.

Each affixed mod­el has its own fea­tures and advan­tages, and is also con­sid­ered the best solu­tion in terms of price / qual­i­ty / func­tion­al­i­ty in its prod­uct group.

In addi­tion to brand aware­ness and reli­a­bil­i­ty, we focused on one of the key selec­tion cri­te­ria — prac­ti­cal expe­ri­ence from real cus­tomers. To do this, we ana­lyzed con­sumer reviews of prod­ucts tak­en from open sources — offi­cial web­sites of man­u­fac­tur­ers, as well as from pop­u­lar online ser­vices Yandex.Market, irecommend.ru, otziv-otziv.ru.

The order of the mod­els is pure­ly arbi­trary and can­not serve as an indi­ca­tor of the supe­ri­or­i­ty of one built-in elec­tri­cal pan­el over anoth­er.

How to choose an electric hob

When choos­ing an elec­tric hob, the fol­low­ing impor­tant cri­te­ria should be con­sid­ered:

  1. Over­all dimen­sions and num­ber of burn­ers.
  2. Type of heat­ing ele­ment.
  3. Func­tion­al­i­ty.


The first impor­tant cri­te­ri­on - these are the dimen­sions of the hob, on which it depends how har­mo­nious­ly the equip­ment fits into a spe­cif­ic seat. Tra­di­tion­al mod­els for 4 burn­ers have a web size of 50x60 cm along the out­er perime­ter (this is a gen­er­al­ized dimen­sion, since actu­al dimen­sions can be 2–3 mm small­er). The size for embed­ding each man­u­fac­tur­er has its own, and it is indi­cat­ed on the pack­ag­ing or in the instruc­tion man­u­al. Despite the gen­er­al exter­nal dimen­sions, in order to embed a spe­cif­ic mod­el, it is nec­es­sary to cut a rec­tan­gle with dif­fer­ent sides in the coun­ter­top.

Hobs for 3 burn­ers have a gen­er­al­ized size of 45x50 cm, and for two-burn­er mod­els, the exter­nal dimen­sion is 30x50 cm.


More than 98% of elec­tri­cal pan­els pro­duced today have a glass-ceram­ic work­ing areaunder which the heat­ing ele­ments are locat­ed. It makes no sense to con­sid­er sur­faces with a stain­less or enam­eled case for com­par­i­son, since this tech­nique is con­sid­ered obso­lete and many man­u­fac­tur­ers are no longer pro­duc­ing it.

Among the heat­ing ele­ments that are installed in mod­ern glass-ceram­ic pan­els there are only 2 options:

  1. Tape or Hi-Light.
  2. Induc­tion.


First option — this is a kind of evo­lu­tion of the tra­di­tion­al heat­ing ele­ment, only instead of a spi­ral and a core base, a thin tape is used, fold­ed with an “accor­dion” and twist­ed into a spi­ral. This mod­i­fi­ca­tion has an increased usable area (heats faster, con­sumes less ener­gy), and is also prac­ti­cal­ly not sub­ject to burnout and oth­er dam­age. Among all pre­vi­ous­ly exist­ing heaters, Hi-Light is con­sid­ered the most prac­ti­cal and durable, so most glass-ceram­ic pan­els are equipped with this par­tic­u­lar ele­ment.


Induc­tion coils installed on pre­mi­um hobs. They are even more eco­nom­i­cal than Hi-Light, and most impor­tant­ly, they elim­i­nate the risk of burns if you acci­den­tal­ly touch the work­ing area of ​​​​the burn­er after the end of cook­ing. Their prin­ci­ple of oper­a­tion is based on the phe­nom­e­non of elec­tro­mag­net­ic induc­tion, which con­verts eddy cur­rents into heat direct­ly inside the dish­es, and not by sec­ondary heat trans­fer from a hot heat­ing ele­ment. The only caveat is that you need to pur­chase spe­cial dish­es with a fer­ro­mag­net­ic bot­tom (stain­less steel, cast iron). Suit­able pots and pans will have a spe­cial pic­togram indi­cat­ing the spi­ral of the induc­tor.

An impor­tant role in choos­ing a hob is played by func­tion­al­i­ty and usabil­i­ty. For exam­ple, mod­els with slid­er con­trol are very pop­u­lar due to the ease of set­tings and a wide range of pow­er (for most man­u­fac­tur­ers, these val­ues ​​​​are from 1 to 9, but for some mod­els the upper thresh­old is 12 or even 20 posi­tions). Also, the sys­tem of block­ing the con­trol pan­el from chil­dren and the pres­ence of a timer to turn off will not be super­flu­ous. Many house­wives choose cook­tops with vari­able burn­er diam­e­ters (includ­ing the pres­ence of an oval-shaped burn­er for a goose/duck roast), which allows the use of cook­ware with dif­fer­ent bot­tom sizes.

A prop­er­ly select­ed elec­tric hob will not only fit per­fect­ly into any kitchen inte­ri­or and last for many years, but will also ensure quick, con­ve­nient and safe cook­ing of your favorite dish­es.

Rating of the best electric hobs

The best 4‑burner electric hobs

Our review begins with the best glass-ceram­ic hobs for 4 burn­ers with a stan­dard size of 60x50 cm. 8 mod­els from world-famous man­u­fac­tur­ers of built-in house­hold appli­ances were select­ed for the rat­ing. We have select­ed the best options in dif­fer­ent price ranges and did not pur­sue brand fame, but paid atten­tion to prac­ti­cal­i­ty, func­tion­al­i­ty and reviews from real own­ers of equip­ment.

Hansa BHC66504

Rat­ing: 4.9


Hansa BHC66504

Our rat­ing is opened by the Hansa BHC66504 hob from the famous Pol­ish brand with a Ger­man name. The mod­el is assem­bled in Poland, and the man­u­fac­tur­er pro­vides an offi­cial 1‑year war­ran­ty. There will be no prob­lems with main­te­nance and pos­si­ble repair of prod­ucts, since the Magor­ta Group con­cern (the own­er of equip­ment under the Hansa and Kaiser brands) has a wide net­work of brand­ed ser­vice cen­ters through­out Rus­sia and the CIS coun­tries.

One of the fea­tures that makes this hob stand out from oth­er stoves is its design. Unlike tra­di­tion­al black glass ceram­ics, the work­ing area is paint­ed gray, the sym­bols of the Zodi­ac signs are applied over the entire sur­face, and the work­ing areas of the burn­ers are made in the form of astro­log­i­cal charts. For the first time, the Zodi­ak design appeared at Hansa in the ear­ly 2000s, which brought a sharp increase in sales and high pop­u­lar­i­ty. As you can see, this decor is still rel­e­vant today.

The mod­el is equipped with two stan­dard burn­ers and two burn­ers with a vari­able diam­e­ter (12–18 cm and 14–21 cm), which allows you to use a large num­ber of dish­es with dif­fer­ent bot­tom sizes. The con­trols are locat­ed at the bot­tom in the mid­dle of the pan­el. The mod­el is equipped with all the basic func­tions, includ­ing block­ing the pan­el from chil­dren and auto­mat­ic shut­down in case of over­heat­ing or when water gets on the sur­face.

The elec­tric pan­el is equipped with auto­mat­ic boil­ing. This is a use­ful option, thanks to which boil­ing of the liq­uid with sub­se­quent spillage over the stove is exclud­ed. The sys­tem mon­i­tors the moment of boil­ing and inde­pen­dent­ly reduces the heat­ing lev­el, ensur­ing fur­ther uni­form cook­ing, which is espe­cial­ly impor­tant for first cours­es.

Accord­ing to reviews from the Yandex.Market online resource, the mod­el has
rat­ing 4.6, and this hob is rec­om­mend­ed for pur­chase by 86% of users. Among the advan­tages, the own­ers of the equip­ment not­ed the unusu­al design of the stove, the speed of heat­ing and high-qual­i­ty assem­bly. Among the short­com­ings, some respon­dents note a not very con­ve­nient menu, which requires get­ting used to after using oth­er elec­tri­cal pan­els.

The orig­i­nal appear­ance, the pres­ence of auto­mat­ic boil­ing and two burn­ers with expan­sion zones allowed the Hansa BHC66504 hob to take one of the lead­ing places in our rat­ing and in its price cat­e­go­ry.

Advantages

  • Appear­ance.
  • Boil­ing auto­mat­ic.
  • 2 burn­ers with vari­able diam­e­ter.

Flaws

  • Not very con­ve­nient con­trol pan­el (accord­ing to con­sumer reviews).

Hotpoint-Ariston HR 616X

Rat­ing: 4.8


Hotpoint-Ariston HR 616X

The Hot­point-Aris­ton HR 616 X mod­el from a well-known Ital­ian man­u­fac­tur­er con­tin­ues the review of the best elec­tric built-in pan­els for 4 burn­ers. The offi­cial fac­to­ry war­ran­ty for equip­ment is 1 year, and all repair or main­te­nance issues can be resolved through one of the com­pa­ny’s ser­vice cen­ters, which are avail­able in almost all cities of Rus­sia.

The mod­el has two burn­ers with a chang­ing bot­tom diam­e­ter. The first one is a maid­en dis­tant one with the pos­si­bil­i­ty of increas­ing the size from 12 to 21 cm, and the sec­ond one has an oval zone for a duck and oth­er suit­able dish­es.

One of the impor­tant points is the pres­ence of stain­less steel edg­ing around the entire perime­ter of the pan­el. The frame not only gives the mod­el a styl­ish look, but also pro­tects cor­ners and edges from acci­den­tal chips (for exam­ple, when plac­ing or mov­ing dish­es).

The touch con­trol pan­el is quite sim­ple and easy to use. There is a sep­a­rate but­ton for each mode, so the user, who has nev­er dealt with sim­i­lar equip­ment, can eas­i­ly man­age it. The mod­el has stan­dard equip­ment — a timer, block­ing, emer­gency shut­down, which is enough for con­ve­nient, fast and safe cook­ing.

Accord­ing to user reviews, most own­ers of the hob are absolute­ly sat­is­fied with the func­tion­al­i­ty, heat­ing speed and qual­i­ty of work, and only a few com­pare this mod­el with an induc­tion hob to find flaws. Such a com­par­i­son is unac­cept­able, since these are two com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent devices that will dif­fer in the prin­ci­ple of oper­a­tion, tech­ni­cal indi­ca­tors and type of design.

We rec­om­mend the Hot­point-Aris­ton HR 616 X hob as one of the best mod­els in its price range. Ana­logues from oth­er man­u­fac­tur­ers with the same func­tion­al­i­ty will cost 30–40% more.

Advantages

  • Stain­less edg­ing.
  • Oval burn­er for goose and radi­al expand­ing burn­er.
  • Sim­ple con­trol menu.
  • Con­ve­nient con­nec­tion.

Flaws

  • When switch­ing modes, the sen­sor may react with a delay of up to 3 sec­onds.

See also: 10 best glass-ceram­ic pan­els

Electrolux EHF 96547 FK

Rat­ing: 4.8


Electrolux EHF 96547 FK

The next hob from our review is Elec­trolux EHF 96547 FK from a well-known Swedish con­cern. The man­u­fac­tur­er pro­vides a stan­dard 1‑year war­ran­ty on its equip­ment.

The mod­el is very pop­u­lar due to its high func­tion­al­i­ty and thought­ful design. The pan­el is equipped with two stan­dard burn­ers, one with three cir­cuits and one with an oval shape. This con­fig­u­ra­tion allows you to use almost any uten­sils — from the Turks for cof­fee, to the goose.

Touch con­trol is made in the form of a slid­er, which also makes the oper­a­tion of the pan­el as com­fort­able as pos­si­ble. Due to the high sen­si­tiv­i­ty of the sen­sors, the user can set the appro­pri­ate pow­er lev­el with a light touch.

Of the addi­tion­al options, it is worth not­ing the Stop & GO mode (stop / pause) and auto­mat­ic boil­ing, thanks to which the sys­tem will auto­mat­i­cal­ly reduce the pow­er lev­el after the water in the pan reach­es the boil­ing point. Anoth­er use­ful option is a two-posi­tion timer, which not only works to turn off, but can also sim­ply count the time, which is impor­tant if the user does not know exact­ly how long the dish should be cooked, or exper­i­ments with dif­fer­ent kitchen process­es on his own.

Despite the fact that the mod­el is made in a tra­di­tion­al form fac­tor, it is worth not­ing the front beveled edge, which gives the sur­face a mod­ern and styl­ish look.

Users have left a large num­ber of reviews on pop­u­lar online resources. As advan­tages, the Ger­man assem­bly, high func­tion­al­i­ty, the pres­ence of an instal­la­tion kit and ease of oper­a­tion were indi­cat­ed. The dis­ad­van­tages of some con­sumers include the high total pow­er con­sumed when all burn­ers are turned on.

Styl­ish appear­ance, wide func­tion­al­i­ty, accu­rate elec­tron­ics and ade­quate cost have allowed the Elec­trolux EHF 96547 FK hob to become one of the best solu­tions in its prod­uct niche, as well as take its right­ful place in our rat­ing.

Advantages

  • Ger­man assem­bly.
  • Lots of expan­sion areas.
  • Stop&GO option.
  • Boil­ing auto­mat­ic.

Flaws

  • Total pow­er con­sump­tion 7.1 kW (accord­ing to user reviews).

Midea MCH64160

Rat­ing: 4.7


Midea MCH64160

We could not include the Midea MCH64160 mod­el from a well-known Chi­nese man­u­fac­tur­er of cli­mate con­trol and built-in appli­ances in the rank­ing of the best built-in hobs. The fac­to­ry war­ran­ty for the sur­face is 2 years, and the ser­vice life is at least 5 years, which indi­cates good build qual­i­ty and mate­ri­als used.

The mod­el is made in a tra­di­tion­al size and is equipped with basic func­tions — 4 burn­ers with­out expan­sion zones, touch con­trol (indi­vid­ual for each burn­er) and a shut­down timer with an audi­ble sig­nal. The pan­el looks quite styl­ish and mod­ern.

One of the key advan­tages of the hob is a very favor­able price, which ranges from 10–11 thou­sand rubles. It is almost impos­si­ble to find high-qual­i­ty glass ceram­ics with Hi-Light heat­ing ele­ments and touch con­trol in this price cat­e­go­ry. The excep­tion is lit­tle-known brands that have not earned a good rep­u­ta­tion, so they were not auto­mat­i­cal­ly includ­ed in our review.

Accord­ing to infor­ma­tion from the Yandex.Market online resource, the mod­el received
rat­ing 4.4 points, and 82% of users rec­om­mend this prod­uct. In the pos­i­tive feed­back from the own­ers of the equip­ment, the price and good qual­i­ty of the prod­ucts, as well as con­ve­nient touch con­trols and ease of set­tings, are in the first place. We rec­om­mend the Midea MCH64160 built-in hob to all users who want to replace a gas stove or an old elec­tric oven with a glass-ceram­ic sur­face, but do not have the oppor­tu­ni­ty or desire to spend 20–30 thou­sand rubles. This mod­el will be an excel­lent solu­tion for a bud­get kitchen, and can also be con­sid­ered as an option for a rent­ed apart­ment or even a sum­mer cot­tage.

Advantages

  • Low price.
  • High-qual­i­ty glass-ceram­ic cloth.
  • Shut­down timer with audi­ble sig­nal.
  • Con­trol pan­el lock.

Flaws

  • There are none for this price.

Bosch PKM645FP1R

Rat­ing: 4.7


Bosch PKM645FP1R

Anoth­er inter­est­ing and orig­i­nal hob from the well-known Ger­man man­u­fac­tur­er Bosch PKM645FP1R. The fac­to­ry war­ran­ty for the sur­face is 1 year, but as prac­tice shows, con­sumers rarely turn to the ser­vice cen­ter due to the high build qual­i­ty and almost zero defects.

One of the key fea­tures of the mod­el is the Com­bi­Zone mode, which allows you to com­bine two adja­cent burn­ers into a sin­gle heat­ing zone. In this case, the user will be able to choose not only the heat­ing area, but also the con­fig­u­ra­tion of the cir­cuit — for exam­ple, under a pan with a vol­ume of 2–3 liters, under a large cast-iron roast­er or under a grill pan with a square bot­tom. This is a very con­ve­nient option that allows you to indi­vid­u­al­ly adjust the size of the heat­ing zone for almost any cook­ware.

The sec­ond inter­est­ing point is the pres­ence of the Power­Boost func­tion, thanks to which one of the burn­ers receives an increased pow­er sup­ply (by reduc­ing the pow­er of the oth­er burn­er), which allows you to cook 20% faster for a lim­it­ed time (for exam­ple, this is enough to boil water in a ket­tle or saucepan for soup).

The third use­ful option is ReStart. The prin­ci­ple of its oper­a­tion is a bit sim­i­lar to the “start / pause” mode, but with the dif­fer­ence that the func­tion is acti­vat­ed inde­pen­dent­ly in the event of an emer­gency shut­down of the hob. When restart­ing, the stove prompts you to con­firm the restora­tion of the pre­vi­ous set­tings with­in 10 sec­onds, and con­tin­ue cook­ing in the same mode as before the shut­down.

The pan­el is equipped with an intu­itive and con­ve­nient slid­er con­trol, and also has a shut­down timer and a con­trol pan­el lock­out mode.

Based on online reviews
otziv-otziv.ru, the rat­ing of the mod­el is 4.5 points. Users appre­ci­at­ed the mul­ti­func­tion­al heat­ing zone for any dish­es, as well as oth­er use­ful fea­tures of the hob. Some own­ers of equip­ment com­plain about trans­former clicks that appear from time to time, which are some­times heard dur­ing pan­el oper­a­tion.

We rec­om­mend the Bosch PKM645FP1R elec­tric hob to all fans of Ger­man qual­i­ty and mod­ern tech­nol­o­gy at a rea­son­able price.

Advantages

  • Vari­able con­trol of the Com­bi­Zone heat­ing zone.
  • Increas­ing the pow­er of the burn­er thanks to Power­Boost tech­nol­o­gy.
  • Slid­er con­trol.
  • Restart option on pre­vi­ous ReStart set­tings.

Flaws

  • Some­times clicks of the trans­former are heard (accord­ing to user reviews).

Also Read: 9 Best Elec­trolux Hobs

Candy CH 64 BVT

Rat­ing: 4.6


Candy CH 64 BVT

The next in the list of the best elec­tric hobs is the Can­dy CH 64 BVT mod­el from a well-known Ital­ian man­u­fac­tur­er. The plate is assem­bled in Turkey, its offi­cial war­ran­ty is 1 year, and the min­i­mum ser­vice life is 5 years.

The mod­el is made in a mod­ern style, looks con­cise and has no unnec­es­sary dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments, which allows it to be per­fect­ly inte­grat­ed into a set in a min­i­mal­ist or hi-tech style.

A dis­tinc­tive fea­ture is an adjustable heat­ing zone with the abil­i­ty to com­bine two right-hand burn­ers into one. Such a solu­tion will allow you to eas­i­ly cook on the sur­face in a dish such as a roast­er or in a fry­ing pan with a non-stan­dard bot­tom shape. The con­tours of the com­bined zone are marked with blue lines, as is the touch but­ton that acti­vates the exten­sion.

The con­trol of the pan­el is intu­itive and sim­ple, so that an elder­ly per­son or a user who has not pre­vi­ous­ly dealt with such devices can fig­ure it out. As addi­tion­al options, there is a timer to turn off the burn­ers and a child lock.

Accord­ing to con­sumer reviews, most of them speak pos­i­tive­ly about this hob. For exam­ple, on the Yandex.Market online ser­vice, the pan­el rat­ing is 4.8 points, and the mod­el itself is marked with the pres­ti­gious “buy­er’s choice” sign. There are no fun­da­men­tal­ly neg­a­tive reviews about the hob, but some users com­plain about the lack of a func­tion for auto­mat­i­cal­ly deter­min­ing the diam­e­ter of dish­es, which is alleged­ly men­tioned in the instruc­tions.

The orig­i­nal appear­ance, min­i­mal­ist style, afford­able cost and the abil­i­ty to com­bine two burn­ers into a com­mon heat­ing zone allowed the Can­dy CH 64 BVT pan­el to take one of the lead­ing places in our rat­ing and become one of the lead­ers in its price cat­e­go­ry.

Advantages

  • Com­bined heat­ing zone.
  • Sim­ple and intu­itive touch con­trols.
  • Afford­able cost.

Flaws

  • There is no func­tion to auto­mat­i­cal­ly deter­mine the diam­e­ter of the bot­tom of the dish­es (accord­ing to user reviews).

Kuppersberg ECS ​​603 GR

Rat­ing: 4.6


Kuppersberg ECS ​​603 GR

The Kup­pers­berg ECS ​​603 GR mod­el con­tin­ues the review of the best elec­tric hobs for 4 burn­ers. This is a well-known and pop­u­lar brand with Ger­man roots, which occu­pies one of the lead­ing posi­tions in the Russ­ian mar­ket. The offi­cial war­ran­ty is 2 years, and all issues regard­ing the repair and main­te­nance of tech­ni­cians can be eas­i­ly resolved through a net­work of brand­ed ser­vice cen­ters.

The first thing that attracts the hob is its non-stan­dard appear­ance. Unlike black gloss, like most ana­logues, the pan­el is paint­ed in gray mat­te col­or, which not only looks orig­i­nal and impres­sive, but also not so eas­i­ly soiled.

The sec­ond impor­tant point is the near left burn­er, which has three expan­sion zones, which allows you to use dish­es of almost any diam­e­ter.

The touch con­trol pan­el based on a sin­gle slid­er is very con­ve­nient, which makes it pos­si­ble to select the opti­mal pow­er lev­el with a light touch. Also, the mod­el is equipped with child pro­tec­tion, a timer for each burn­er and the Stop & GO func­tion, which we bet­ter know as “pause”.

Accord­ing to con­sumer reviews from open sources, the mod­el enjoys well-deserved pop­u­lar­i­ty due to its orig­i­nal appear­ance, well-thought-out arrange­ment of burn­ers, high func­tion­al­i­ty and the best com­bi­na­tion between cost and qual­i­ty in its price range.

The mod­el deserved­ly got into our review due to its non-stan­dard appear­ance, good func­tion­al­i­ty, prac­ti­cal­i­ty and afford­able price. We rec­om­mend Kup­pers­berg ECS ​​603 GR to all fans of Ger­man qual­i­ty and tech­nol­o­gy at the right price.

Advantages

  • Non-stan­dard graphite col­or.
  • Triple exten­sion area.
  • Slid­er con­trol.
  • Stop&GO func­tion.

Flaws

  • The bev­elled edge increas­es the risk of ceram­ic chip­ping.

Beko HII 64401 MTX

Rat­ing: 4.5


Beko HII 64401 MTX

Our review of the best four hot­plate elec­tric hobs is com­plet­ed by the Beko HII 64401 MTX mod­el from a pop­u­lar Turk­ish brand. The sur­face is made in Turkey and has an offi­cial fac­to­ry war­ran­ty of 2 years, and a devel­oped net­work of brand­ed ser­vice cen­ters through­out Rus­sia will help solve any sit­u­a­tion with the main­te­nance or repair of equip­ment.

We specif­i­cal­ly includ­ed at least one induc­tion pan­el in our rat­ing, despite the fact that a sep­a­rate review can be car­ried out for this cat­e­go­ry of house­hold appli­ances. The rea­son is very sim­ple — it is this mod­el that has an afford­able cost, which is low­er than the stan­dard hobs of famous brands dis­cussed in our review (for exam­ple, the same Bosch PKM645FP1R or Elec­trolux EHF 96547 FK sur­face will cost more), and the func­tion­al­i­ty is an order of mag­ni­tude high­er.

Among the dis­tinc­tive fea­tures of the mod­el, it is worth not­ing the func­tion of auto­mat­ic recog­ni­tion of dish­es. If no cook­ware with a mag­net­ic bot­tom is placed on the burn­ers, the stove will auto­mat­i­cal­ly turn off. Anoth­er use­ful fea­ture in this hob is the Boost­er mode, which pro­vides a short-term increase in the pow­er of any burn­er. This allows you to boil water faster or pro­vide the most pow­er­ful fry­ing of meat so that its pores instant­ly close and juici­ness is pre­served.

The mod­el is equipped with all the nec­es­sary options for com­fort­able, quick and safe cook­ing of your favorite dish­es — block­ing the con­trol pan­el from acci­den­tal press­ing, an indi­ca­tor of oper­a­tion and resid­ual heat, a timer to turn off the burn­er.

Accord­ing to online ser­vice
Yan­dex Mar­ket, the hob has a top rat­ing of 5.0 and the pres­ti­gious Buy­er’s Choice mark. At the same time, 100% of equip­ment own­ers rec­om­mend this prod­uct. High rat­ings and pos­i­tive reviews are due to afford­able cost, reli­able assem­bly and a fun­da­men­tal­ly bet­ter approach to qual­i­ty, safe­ty and speed of cook­ing. Among the neg­a­tive points, some con­sumers not­ed a slight hum that induc­tors emit dur­ing oper­a­tion.

We rec­om­mend the Beko HII 64401 MTX hob as one of the cheap­est induc­tion hobs with full func­tion­al­i­ty and high build qual­i­ty.

Advantages

  • Low price (com­pared to ana­logues from oth­er man­u­fac­tur­ers).
  • Boost­er mode for quick­ly heat­ing water or roast­ing.
  • Auto­mat­ic dish detec­tor.
  • Con­ve­nient touch con­trol.

Flaws

  • A slight hum from the induc­tors (accord­ing to con­sumers).

The best built-in electric hobs with 3 and 2 burners

The sec­ond part of our review is devot­ed to non-stan­dard com­pact solu­tions — hobs for 2 and 3 burn­ers, which will be an excel­lent solu­tion for a small kitchen. Mod­els with two burn­ers have received the com­mon name “Domi­no”, since their over­all dimen­sions (30x50 cm) cor­re­late with each oth­er in the same way as in domi­noes. In addi­tion to com­pact­ness, the key advan­tage of such pan­els is ver­sa­til­i­ty, as well as a large selec­tion of relat­ed mod­ules in the same size and design. If there is a tech­ni­cal pos­si­bil­i­ty and desire, the user can choose one elec­tri­cal pan­el “Domi­no” and sup­ple­ment it with a com­pact grill, wok-burn­er, built-in fry­er and oth­er func­tion­al mod­ules.

Our review includes 4 best pan­els for 2 and 3 burn­ers from two brands — Weiss­gauff and Kro­na, which opti­mal­ly com­bine func­tion­al­i­ty, reli­a­bil­i­ty and afford­able cost.

Read also: 6 best LEX hobs

Weissgauff HV 431 B

Rat­ing: 4.9


Weissgauff HV 431 B

Our review of com­pact pan­els opens with the Weiss­gauff HV 431 B mod­el. The brand with Ger­man roots belongs to a large Russ­ian con­cern, and the hobs them­selves are man­u­fac­tured at a mod­ern Chi­nese fac­to­ry, where they under­go mul­ti-stage qual­i­ty con­trol. The man­u­fac­tur­er pro­vides a one-year war­ran­ty, and also reg­u­lates the ser­vice life of the prod­uct for at least 5 years.

This is a glass-ceram­ic three-burn­er built-in hob with dimen­sions of 45x51 cm (embed­ding size 43x49 cm). The mod­el has 3 burn­ers equipped with Hi-Light heaters, which have a rib­bon struc­ture and an increased heat­ing rate. The right burn­er has a two-cir­cuit con­fig­u­ra­tion, which allows the use of dish­es with dif­fer­ent bot­tom diam­e­ters on it.

The mod­el is equipped with one com­mon pow­er lev­el slid­er, which allows you to quick­ly set the required degree of heat­ing in the range from 1 to 9. A con­ve­nient and under­stand­able touch con­trol pan­el makes it easy to set each of the burn­ers to the desired mode. For max­i­mum con­ve­nience, the pan­el is equipped with a sleep timer with an audi­ble sig­nal and a child lock on the con­trol pan­el.

Accord­ing to reviews from the Yandex.Market resource, the mod­el has
rat­ing 4.4 points, and 90% of con­sumers rec­om­mend it for pur­chase. At the same time, most users appre­ci­at­ed the com­pact size, styl­ish appear­ance, slid­er con­trol of the stove, prac­ti­cal­i­ty and con­ve­nience. Among the short­com­ings, some own­ers of equip­ment call a short pow­er cord, which for some rea­son comes out of the side of the case, and not from the back.

We rec­om­mend the built-in glass-ceram­ic hob Weiss­gauff HV 431 B due to its com­pact size, well-thought-out func­tion­al­i­ty and the absence of unnec­es­sary options that increase the cost of equip­ment.

Advantages

  • Small size.
  • Prac­ti­cal­i­ty.
  • Thought­ful arrange­ment of burn­ers.
  • Slid­er con­trol.

Flaws

  • Short pow­er cord (accord­ing to con­sumer reviews).

Krona FIDATO 45 BL

Rat­ing: 4.8


Krona FIDATO 45 BL

The next mod­el in our rat­ing is the Kro­na FIDATO 45 BL glass-ceram­ic hob from a well-known Ger­man brand. The man­u­fac­tur­er pro­vides an offi­cial guar­an­tee of 5 years, which is con­sid­ered one of the longest terms among all com­pa­nies pro­duc­ing hobs.

The first dif­fer­ence between this plate and most ana­logues is its spec­tac­u­lar appear­ance. The pan­el can real­ly be called design­er, because instead of the tra­di­tion­al cir­cles and ovals that mark the bound­aries of the burn­ers, there are tri­an­gles, irreg­u­lar­ly shaped geo­met­ric shapes and oth­er dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments on the entire sur­face, giv­ing the mod­el a styl­ish and non-stan­dard look. Despite the atyp­i­cal design of the hob, the heat­ing zones are eas­i­ly guessed on it and the dou­ble-cir­cuit burn­er is clear­ly marked.

Touch con­trol allows you to indi­vid­u­al­ly set the desired oper­at­ing mode for each burn­er, and the shut­down timer (from 1 to 99 min­utes) will auto­mate the cook­ing process. As an addi­tion­al option, it is worth not­ing the Stop & GO mode, which allows you to pause the burn­er with one click on the sen­sor, and then con­tin­ue cook­ing. In fact, this is a pause mode that main­tains a pre-select­ed heat­ing pow­er lev­el, which is very con­ve­nient when prepar­ing com­plex dish­es, and also if dur­ing cook­ing some of the ingre­di­ents need to be added in the mid­dle of the process.

Accord­ing to reviews from var­i­ous online resources, many users are sat­is­fied with the pur­chase of this hob and note not only the com­pact size and orig­i­nal appear­ance, but also the ease of oper­a­tion and high heat­ing rate. The dis­ad­van­tages of some own­ers of the stove include dif­fi­cul­ties with main­te­nance, as well as not always clear oper­a­tion of the sen­sors on the con­trol pan­el.

The orig­i­nal design, afford­able price and thought­ful con­trol sys­tem allowed the Kro­na FIDATO 45 BL hob to take one of the lead­ing places in our rat­ing and in its price group.

Advantages

  • Effec­tive look.
  • Thought­ful arrange­ment of burn­ers.
  • Burn­er with expand­ing con­tour.
  • Stop&GO func­tion.
  • A scraper for clean­ing the pan­el is includ­ed.

Flaws

  • You need to buy expen­sive care prod­ucts for glass ceram­ics (accord­ing to con­sumer reviews).

Weissgauff HV 312 B

Rat­ing: 4.7


Weissgauff HV 312 B

The next mod­el in our review is the Weiss­gauff HV 312 B dou­ble-burn­er glass-ceram­ic hob of the Domi­no type. The mod­el has a lacon­ic design and sim­ple touch con­trol. A dis­tinc­tive fea­ture of the hob is the pres­ence of one heat­ing pad with a vari­able diam­e­ter, which allows the use of dish­es with dif­fer­ent bot­tom sizes.

The loca­tion of the con­trols deserves spe­cial atten­tion. On the left is the con­trol of the near burn­er, and on the right — the dis­tant dou­ble-cir­cuit. Between them is the timer con­trol pan­el. This con­fig­u­ra­tion is very con­ve­nient and will not allow you to acci­den­tal­ly con­fuse the burn­ers. Dig­i­tal indi­ca­tors will indi­cate the pow­er lev­el, as well as the num­ber of min­utes before shut­down (when the timer is acti­vat­ed).

Accord­ing to user reviews on the online resources otziv-itziv.ru, irecommend.ru and Yan­dex. Mar­ket, most own­ers of the hob pos­i­tive­ly eval­u­at­ed the com­pact­ness, ease of oper­a­tion and ease of use of the device. Among the neg­a­tive points, many con­sumers note the absence of mount­ing locks in the kit (spe­cial brack­ets that secure­ly fix the pan­el inside the coun­ter­top).

We rec­om­mend the Weiss­gauff HV 312 B glass-ceram­ic hob as one of the most afford­able dou­ble-burn­er built-in cook­ers with one expand­ing heat­ing zone.

Advantages

  • Sim­ple touch con­trol.
  • Burn­er with dou­ble diam­e­ter.
  • Lacon­ic appear­ance.
  • Easy main­te­nance due to a flat, smooth pan­el with­out mechan­i­cal switch­es.

Flaws

  • No mount­ing brack­ets (accord­ing to con­sumer reviews).

See also: 18 best cook­tops

Krona ORSA 30BL

Rat­ing: 4.6


Krona ORSA 30BL

Our gen­er­al review of built-in hobs is com­plet­ed by the Kro­na ORSA 30 BL mod­el with two elec­tric burn­ers, one of which (far) has a vari­able diam­e­ter.

Like many hobs from Kro­na, this mod­el has an orig­i­nal appear­ance, which is giv­en by styl­ish decors that mark the bound­aries of the heat­ing zones. Such a pan­el will per­fect­ly fit into any mod­ern kitchen inte­ri­or.

Touch con­trol, con­ve­nient and intu­itive. There is a child lock, a timer and a safe­ty shut­down sys­tem (when the burn­ers over­heat or when liq­uid gets on the con­trol pan­el). It is also worth not­ing the pres­ence of the Stop & GO option, which allows you to pause the cook­ing process and resume it at the pre­vi­ous set­tings.

Most elec­tric stove own­ers are pos­i­tive about the appear­ance of the mod­el, ease of oper­a­tion and quick heat­ing of the burn­ers. As a draw­back, some con­sumers indi­cate too lit­tle time for the touch­pad to be active, which goes into stand­by mode after 3 sec­onds of inac­tiv­i­ty. At first, it will be quite dif­fi­cult for the user to set the required heat­ing lev­el out of habit, since the pan­el will turn off after 3 sec­onds, and the set­ting will have to be repeat­ed many times.

The orig­i­nal appear­ance, a sim­ple con­trol pan­el and the avail­abil­i­ty of all the nec­es­sary func­tions for the quick prepa­ra­tion of var­i­ous dish­es allowed the Kro­na ORSA 30 BL hob to take one of its wor­thy places in our rat­ing and become a leader in its price range.

Advantages

  • Styl­ish look.
  • War­ran­ty 5 years.
  • Sim­ple and clear con­trol.
  • The pres­ence of an expan­sion zone.
  • Avail­abil­i­ty of the Stop&GO option (start/pause).

Flaws

  • Block­ing of sen­sors after 3 sec­onds of inac­tiv­i­ty (accord­ing to con­sumer reviews).


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Atten­tion! This rat­ing is sub­jec­tive, is not an adver­tise­ment and does not serve as a pur­chase guide. Before buy­ing, you need to con­sult with a spe­cial­ist.

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