Beko ceramic hob

Hobs Buying Guide

A functional hob is a must-have for busy households and makes the perfect accompaniment to a built-in oven.

Most of our cooking is usually done on the hob, allowing you to create quick and easy meals such as simple curries and stir-fries in a short period of time. In fact, most professional chefs prefer to cook on them, so that they can control the heat easily and quickly.

They are normally 60cm in width and come with 4 burners – usually one large, two small and a simmer. Several also come with a specialist wok burner. Or for those looking for more cooking space, there are also 5-burner 70cm models.

Choosing your hob: Questions to bear in mind

When it comes to purchasing a new hob, it’s good to bear the following questions in mind…

  1. Does it suit my needs?
  2. Does it have the latest technology?

Does it suit my needs?

Beko has a wide range of hobs to suit a variety of kitchens. if you are unsure which type best suits your requirements, the descriptions below can help you make the right choice for your household.

Beko gas burner hob

Gas hobs

Gas hobs are popular because the heat is visible and easy to control. Beko’s selected models come with cast iron pan supports and all have an auto-ignition function so the flame ignites immediately as soon as you turn the dial. They also have a flame failure safety device, so that the gas supply is automatically cut off if the flame extinguishes, so you can always have peace of mind.

easy clean ceramic hob

Ceramic hobs

Ceramic hobs are easy to clean and have a sleek elegant design which allows you to move pans from burner to burner if required. Several models are operated by finger touch controls, together with residual heat lights, so you can tell when the burners are sufficiently cooled after the heat is switched off.

Does it have the latest technology?

even heat-distribution hob

Inducation heat technology

In induction hobs, the fast and efficient induction heating technology is ideal for any home as they distribute the heat evenly – making cooking a much simpler process. This technology makes the hob easy to use and with a range of features to choose from, you can be sure that Beko will be there to assist you with your cooking creations.

Because the induction technology cleverly recognises the size of your pots and pans, you can save both energy and money on your bills. With a variety of size cooking zones, induction hobs offer a flexible and adaptable method of cooking; perfect for small dishes to large crepes and fish dishes, with a sleek and attractive aesthetic to match.

booster function prevents water boiling over and burning

Booster function

This special function prevents food from boiling over or burning by enabling you to programme each plate to cook on maximum power and then return to the required heat once it has boiled.

child lock setting

Child lock

The child lock setting stops children from changing the hob settings, so if your little ones are curious, you can rest assured your cooking process won’t be tampered with or altered.

heat indicator hob setting

Heat indicators

If the hob has not cooled down enough, the heat indicators will display a visible ‘H’ to indicate this. This clever function ensures that you are always aware of how hot or cool the hob surface is. On induction hobs, this feature also recognises the placement of utensils on its surface and so will not attempt to heat it up.

Beko Hob Cooking Technologies Video

Energy efficient hobs

Energy Efficiency

  • An induction hob is very energy efficient as it only heats the pan and not the surrounding area.
  • Induction hobs are 56% more energy efficient and heat up 36% faster than gas hobs do, perfect if you cook a lot or need to cook meals in a short space of time.
Hob Care

Hob Care

  • Consult your manual for comprehensive safety advice before installing and operating your oven.
  • Never use an extension cable, always connect your model to an earthed socket.
  • Naturally, cooking surfaces become hot during usage, so take care that you and others don’t come into direct contact with cooking surfaces.
  • Do not leave items to cook on the hob unsupervised.
  • Ensure dials are switched to ‘off’ after use.
  • Do not leave appliance on for long periods of time without a pan covering it.
  • Children should be supervised at all times while using the hob.
  • Do not heat up unopened food containers on the hob.
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