Top 20 Best Cooktops (Surfaces) – Ranking 2021


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20 best hobs (surfaces) - Rating 20210

Undoubtedly, one cannot be irresponsible in choosing a hob, because such equipment is purchased for more than one season. At the same time, you will have to spend a lot of time on a working tool in the kitchen, and the speed and quality of tasks depends on its quality and functionality. At the same time, it is important that the selected product is safe and reliable. With this in mind, we have compiled a ranking of the best hobs of 2021, taking into account customer reviews, important technical characteristics and not forgetting the best price / quality ratio. It should be noted right away that when buying such equipment, the first thing to do is to decide on the type of surface:

  1. Gas panels – other things being equal, they are cheaper than analogues, but do not have high efficiency. In addition, such surfaces create an open flame and are therefore considered less safe than other types of panels.
  2. Switchboards – can be built on the basis of cast iron or spiral heating elements. The first option is no longer relevant and is less and less common on sale. For apartments, the second type of surface is most often chosen. Such models are somewhat more expensive, easier to maintain, but sometimes you have to spend more time and effort on connecting them.
  3. Induction cookers also run on electricity, but they only heat the cookware, not the stove, so they are safer and more expensive. When buying such equipment, you should pay attention to the dimensions of the heating elements, as they may be smaller than the area marked on the glass-ceramic coating. This leads to deformation of the plates, but we propose to talk about the features of the choice of each surface at the end of our rating.

Also on sale there are combined models, which include electric and gas models.

Good inexpensive cooktops

Beko HIZG 64120 B

20 best hobs (surfaces) - Rating 20211

The first 20 hobs are opened by the Beko HIZG 64120 B model, which belongs to the economy class, despite the presence of 4 sufficiently high-quality and powerful gas burners. The total power is 7900 watts. The surface has a gas leakage protection function, which can detect attenuation. Of course, this model is made with automatic ignition, which is already a mandatory requirement for modern units. The equipment has a simple and convenient operation, but an inexpensive enamel finish. In fact, this is not surprising, given the cost and class of the product. In general, customer reviews confirm the fact that the model fully meets expectations.


  • simple control;
  • good power;
  • quality grid.


  • economic coverage.

Weissgauff HGG 451 BGH

20 best hobs (surfaces) - Rating 20212

Considering cheap built-in hobs for the home, I would like to highlight the quality of the Weissgauff HGG 451 BGH model, which is 45 centimeters wide. Despite the reasonable price, this black glass model attracts with its long service life, elegant design and the presence of cast-iron grills. The advantages of this method include the presence of a 3.4 kW WOK burner, capable of creating 3 circles of flame at the same time for fast cooking on large plates. The gas control function is implemented, the handles are made in Hi-Tech style. Automatic electric ignition is provided, which is started by a rotary movement.


  • ignition in each handle;
  • elegant design;
  • there is a wok burner;
  • small size.


  • several design choices.

Beko HIAG 64223 B

20 best hobs (surfaces) - Rating 20213

Many users have already opted for the Beko HIAG 64223 B model, and judging by the reviews, we are talking about a reliable, but affordable steel enameled gas hob. The model includes steel gratings (2 pcs.), There is an electric ignition for each burner, convenient rotary switches. It is possible to control the gas. The total power of 4 burners reaches 4 kW: the most powerful is 2.9 kW, the smallest is 1 kW. The kit includes a turk adapter holder and nozzles for gas cylinders. It is worth adding that the manufacturer offers a 24-month warranty service.


  • good coverage;
  • good equipment;
  • optimal power;
  • burner quality.


  • imperfect lattices.

Weissgauff HV 640 B

20 best hobs (surfaces) - Rating 20214

If you’re looking for an affordable 4-burner electric cooker, check out the Weissgauff HV 640 B. It’s a modern surface with a unique Glide-Zone design that blends in perfectly with any interior. I like sensitive touch controls, high-quality coating (glass-ceramic) and 9 power levels. Among other things, a timer for 99 minutes is implemented. There is a Booster function for quickly switching to 6000 watts of peak power. Such indicators are quite enough to quickly complete the tasks. There is an automatic safety shutdown providing an additional level of safety. An indication of residual heat is given, but many reviews indicate that this option is not implemented well enough.


  • glass ceramics;
  • high power;
  • tactile control;
  • there is a timer;
  • elegant design.


  • residual heat indication.


20 best hobs (surfaces) - Rating 20215

The best low cost cooker of 2021 is the LG HU641DAG with a high quality stainless steel base. The coating is not afraid of small mechanical impacts, and the material easily tolerates even rough cleaning. The power level varies from 1 to 3.6 kW, which is enough to cook a wide range of dishes. Further convenience of use is guaranteed by regulators with automatic ignition. Handles in a convenient place, there is a cast-iron grate. Given the convenience and status of the manufacturer, there is clearly no doubt about the durability and demand for this model.


  • comfortable handles;
  • elegant model;
  • life expectancy;
  • optimum power.


The best gas hobs


20 best hobs (surfaces) - Rating 20216

The gas model of the LEX GVG 4533 C IV series, made in retro style, replenishes the rating of hobs, which is understandable by the appearance of the equipment. The surface received quite durable and powerful burners, which are covered with a durable cast-iron grate. The basis of technology is tempered glass. A gas control system is provided, providing an additional level of safety during operation. The device can be used for both main and bottled gas. As rotary switches, it is very difficult to refuse. As you understand, 3 burners are available, but there is no timer.


  • retro style;
  • cast iron grates;
  • gas control;
  • burner quality.


Krona GRANDE 90 BL

20 best hobs (surfaces) - Rating 20217

If you are looking for a powerful 5-burner gas stove for home use, you should look into the Krona GRANDE 90 BL model, which has enough power to meet the needs of even a large family. At the same time, the equipment has rather modest dimensions. There is a flame adjustment on the front, convenient rotary switches. The surface of the equipment is made of wear-resistant enamel, the quality of which is extremely difficult to criticize. The WOK includes a burner. The power of the burners ranges from 1 to 3.8 kW. There is a gas control option for safe use.


  • many burners;
  • easy cleaning;
  • built into the table top
  • There is gas control.


  • corresponding cost.

Zigmund & Shtain GN 128.61 B

20 best hobs (surfaces) - Rating 20218

Another popular domestic surface gas model. This technique uses two cast iron grates at the same time, which ensures a long service life. The system includes gas control, electric ignition is installed in the handles. The width of the surface is 60 centimeters. Note the presence of opaque flame separators. The hob is equipped with a powerful triple burner. This allows you to evenly heat the bottom of even large dishes, speeding up the cooking process of various dishes. The set includes several adapters for different types of gas.


  • adapters for different gases;
  • practical model;
  • resistant mesh;
  • durable technology.


  • not the best model in the range.

Bosch PGH 6B5 O92R

20 best hobs (surfaces) - Rating 20219

If you are not sure which gas stove to choose for home use, you should probably look into the Bosch PGH 6B5 O92R, which is a premium class in this category of surfaces. The surface of this series is made of high quality stainless steel. Of course, automatic ignition and gas control are provided. Operated by durable rotary switches. There are 4 quality plates available, including 1 Turbo WOK plate. For the price, you can understand that this German surface, assembled in Spain, has expensive cast iron grates.


  • the quality of the gratings;
  • good structure;
  • powerful burner;
  • coating quality.


Zigmund & Shtain MN 185.61 B

20 best hobs (surfaces) - Rating 202110

PriceQuality’s Best Gas Stove is Zigmund & Shtain MN 185.61 B. This series is considered more successful than its predecessor due to the use of Eurokera glass ceramics from a well-known French manufacturer. The effectiveness of the technology is clearly visible against the backdrop of panel maintenance. Among other things, I liked the quality and strength of tempered glass. There are cast iron grates that guarantee greater stability. Another advantage is the powerful triple burner, which allows you to evenly heat even large stoves.


  • opaque burner covers;
  • frontal control;
  • there is a gas control;
  • triple flame of the main burner.


The best electric hobs

Electrolux EHF 93320 NK

20 best hobs (surfaces) - Rating 202111

A small space shouldn’t be a reason to buy equipment you don’t like. This aspect is well understood by Electrolux specialists. For this reason, there is a good 2-burner cooker on the market from the EHF 93320 NK series with a built-in width of 29 centimeters. The compact product has plates with a diameter of 12 and 18 cm with a power of 0.7 and 1.7 kW, respectively. Each Hi-Light burner is suitable for fairly large pots. Useful technologies and options include the presence of a timer, automatic shutdown, child lock, pause indication and residual heat.


  • many options;
  • burner quality;
  • good power;
  • excellent coverage;
  • pause Stop + Go.


  • not low price.

Hansa BHC36106

20 best hobs (surfaces) - Rating 202112

Another flagship two-burner surface is the Hansa BHC36106 model. Functional electrical box suits the use of patented Schott Ceran glass ceramic. Automatic boiling and support for automatic power reduction are provided. The compact model has two hi-light burners with a power of 1.2 and 1.8 kW. To operate such equipment, the manufacturer recommends using a separate power cord. To avoid problems, an automatic shutdown is implemented in case of a long absence of the cook. In order to avoid burns, there is an indication of residual heat.


  • safe model;
  • small size;
  • glass ceramics;
  • good power.


  • not for this class

Bosch PKE611D17E

20 best hobs (surfaces) - Rating 202113

Many experts consider the Bosch PKE611D17E model to be a good electric surface in terms of price and quality. The equipment has optimal dimensions for embedding. The base is covered with heat-resistant glass-ceramic, which is easily cleaned from food contamination and is not afraid of minor damage. At the same time, 4 burners of different sizes and capacities are implemented. Hi-Light corrugated tape is used as heating elements. The power can be adjusted in 17 levels. The model can turn off automatically, it can be restarted by pressing the reStart button. In this case, the specified parameters are saved.


  • surface quality;
  • keyboard;
  • heat-resistant glass ceramics;
  • 17 power levels.


  • this is not the most functional model for the brand.

Electrolux EHF 96547 XK

20 best hobs (surfaces) - Rating 202114

A fairly practical and affordable electrical surface is the Electrolux EHF 96547 XK model. The well-known manufacturer, as usual, took care of the aesthetic component, which can also be understood from the photo of the panel. The model fits into almost any interior. The transparent stainless steel frame is an eye-catcher, giving this appliance a classic design and elegant appearance at the same time. I liked the intuitive control panel, as well as the lock in the form of a “child protection” option. There are no complaints about durability. There are three heating zones. There is an oval zone with which it is very easy to cook fish and other dishes in a long dish.


  • increased area;
  • elegant design;
  • compact size;
  • coating quality.


Bosch PKF651FP1E

20 best hobs (surfaces) - Rating 202115

The best electric stove of 2021 is the Bosch PKF651FP1E series model, which has a wider range of functions than its predecessor. The diameter of the burners is 145, 180, 180 and 210 millimeters. Each of them supports PowerBoost technology, which requires the heating element to heat up quickly. It is worth noting the high-quality glass-ceramic coating, thanks to which you can significantly save the time required to clean the surface. Users praised the ease of use and quality of the touchpad implementation. There is no reason to doubt the reliability and durability of this product.


  • operational characteristics;
  • coating quality;
  • simple control;
  • burner diameter;
  • powerboost support.


The best induction hobs

Hansa BHI68318

20 best hobs (surfaces) - Rating 202116

The induction model of the Hansa BHI68318 series completes the list of good hobs, attracting very convenient touch controls and an optimal set of options, including a timer and maintaining heat up to 65 ° C. This product is based on German SCHOTT CERAN glass ceramics, which heats up perfectly and guarantees the highest level of safety . A lock has been implemented to prevent children from turning on the device. Among other things, this prevents settings from being changed when the instrument is already running. An excellent coating is used that does not lose its properties over time.


  • temperature maintenance;
  • SCHOTT CERAN coating;
  • Control block.


  • sound from switches.

Samsung NZ64H37070K

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One of the most functional induction surfaces of this year is the Samsung NZ64H37070K, equipped not only with a wide range of options, but also with expensive and high-quality materials. An excellent LED panel is used, with which you can control the temperature of each working area with maximum accuracy. Quick Stop technology is provided, with which you can turn on the surface with one touch, as well as turn off the heating zone. There is an automatic detector with which you can select the appropriate plate size for each of the panel zones. If the pan covers more than 60 percent of the area, a warning will appear on the screen.


  • Quick Stop technology;
  • automatic detector;
  • good power;
  • coating quality.


Bosch PUE611FB1E

20 best hobs (surfaces) - Rating 202118

Given the robust 4-burner induction hobs, the Bosch PUE611FB1E is hard to ignore. With this model, many users forgot to burn their food. Excellent tactile control is implemented, there is child protection, automatic shutdown, overflow protection, dish recognition and a timer. You can check the power consumption level. The power of the burners ranges from 1.4 to 2.2 kW with a size of 14.5 to 28 centimeters. Among other things, customer reviews testify to the excellent price / quality ratio and the long service life of kitchen appliances.


  • elegant design;
  • powerful burners;
  • many options;
  • food recognition.


Electrolux IPES 6452 KF SenseBoil

20 best hobs (surfaces) - Rating 202119

Our top induction cookers feature another model from Electrolux, the IPES 6452 KF SenseBoil, built with the brand’s cutting-edge technology. Recall that the company has more than a century of experience. By the appearance of the equipment, it can be understood that 4 heating zones have been implemented, which allows the use of plates of different diameters. There is a built-in indication that allows you to determine the moment of boiling of the coolant (water), after which the temperature drops. Pleasantly excellent touch control that simplifies the workflow. Power varies from 1.4 to 2.3 kW.


  • good power;
  • boiling indicators;
  • coating quality;
  • lifespan.


Bosch PUE 64R BB5E

20 best hobs (surfaces) - Rating 202120

The best hob of 2021 is the induction model of the Bosch PUE 64R BB5E series. This is a modern series with an expensive Schott Ceran glass-ceramic coating. 4 cooking zones are available with a power range from 1.4 to 2.2 kW. At the same time, the size of the working areas varies from 14.5 to 21 centimeters. 17 power level adjustment is available, simple and convenient touch control, like. Note that there has been no doubt about the electronics of this manufacturer for many years. The surface is equipped with an automatic switch-off, a timer, a child lock and a residual heat indicator.


  • residual heat indicator;
  • simple control;
  • new line;
  • build quality.


How to choose a good hob?

Having decided on the type of surface that you plan to use in your kitchen, you should pay attention to the analysis of the selected segment of equipment. If you do not know how to choose a stove for your home, we recommend that you pay due attention to the recommendations of professionals and optimal standards:

  1. Cooktop dimensions. Basically, all modern models are designed for integration into the countertop, the depth of which, as a rule, is 60 centimeters. At the same time, the width of the surface can vary widely, which depends on the number of burners (for a house, it is optimal from 1 to 5 pieces). If there is little space, you can pay attention to models with 2 burners and a width of 30 cm. Standard solutions usually have 4 burners 60 cm wide. Models with 5 burners can have a width of 70 to 90 cm.
  2. Burner type. In the case of a gas stove, it is important to have at least one triple burner (Boost) for quickly heating large dishes. An alternative is wok stoves, with which you can cook a round-shaped dish. For those who like to create elongated culinary masterpieces, you can use the oval zone. Ideally, a gas stove can be equipped with a powerful triple burner, and the rest with a double burner. If you are buying an induction cooker, it is important that there are different zones (in size) and they match the size of the cookware you are using. The most modern solutions allow you to independently adjust to the size of the plates. Sometimes you can combine several standard zones into one large one.
  3. surface materials. This parameter justifies not only the design, but also the durability, ease of cleaning the panel. It is generally accepted that enamel is the easiest and cheapest option. Stainless steel is considered more practical and reliable. But on such surfaces it is easier to leave fingerprints, and you will have to clean the equipment more often. Tempered glass surfaces are considered the most expensive and comfortable. They look more elegant. At the same time, electroglass-ceramic solutions are cheaper, but more prone to mechanical damage – dropping heavy objects on them is extremely expensive. It is also necessary to ensure that cold water does not get on the panel and that the bottom of each dish is perfectly flat.
  4. Switches. On sale there are models with a mechanical and electronic pen. Electronics involves the use of a number of additional options, including a screen, indicators. Such solutions are used in induction and electrical surfaces. In fact, gas surfaces never have additional options. It is desirable that the switches have electric ignition when switching, or at least a separate button to activate this option.
  5. Additional options. Modern surfaces can include a wide range of accessories. Of course, this rule works against the backdrop of electronic solutions. In particular, many manufacturers equip their products with a timer for each plate, residual heat indication, automatic shutdown in case of overheating and many automatic programs. The function also depends on the abundance of the price. What is really important: there must be a gas control function for gas surfaces. Child protection is important for electronic panels.

What is the best cooktop to buy in 2021?

Therefore, when buying such kitchen appliances, it is necessary, first of all, to focus on the budget, considering which energy source is more profitable to use in your case (gas or electricity). If you do not know which stove to buy, take into account the opinions of experts and customer reviews. Based on these aspects and taking into account our personal experience, we made a subjective conclusion:

  1. Best Economy Gas Hob – LG HU641DAG
  2. Compact hob for 2 burners – Hansa BHC36106;
  3. Good but cheap electrical cabinet – Weissgauff HV 640 B;
  4. The best electric stove – Electrolux EHF 93320 NK;
  5. Reliable gas stove – Zigmund & Shtain MN 185.61;
  6. Elegant surface for 3 burners – Electrolux EHF 96547 XK;
  7. Powerful hob for 5 burners – Krona GRANDE 90 BL;
  8. The best induction hob in terms of price and quality is Gorenje IS 677 USC.

Do not forget to look at reviews of popular models, compare equipment based on customer reviews and the opinions of independent experts.


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