How to Choose the Right Hob for Your Kitchen?
There are various types of hobs in the market and each one has a specialisation. It can be confusing to buy these hobs and not know which is the right one to buy. With various things to consider, we have listed down below the top few things you must keep in mind while choosing the right hob for your kitchen.
It’s best to consider the following:
- Safety measures:
Cooking is playing with fire, literally. One has to take precautions while cooking to avoid any kind of accidents in the kitchen. These accidents may be big or small, regardless they are best avoided. These days, most kitchen hobs come with inbuilt safety measures to ensure the safety of the user. They either have child lock, flame failure, or timers installed in them. The child-safety lock is created in a way, that if a child touches the buttons or fidgets with the knob, then the hob will not be affected by the same.
Kutchina’s hobs come with flame failure and mechanical timers. Flame failure is specifically for gas hobs. In case, the gas leaks during cooking, the hob will detect the same and extinguish the flame, avoiding a disaster. Another feature is the timer. This allows the user to set a timer while cooking, once the timer goes off, the hob will cut off the heat, allowing the user to do chores.
While cooking, it is best to make sure that cooking is done conveniently. The kitchen hob must not be too big wherein the user can not reach it and use the same. Another factor to pay attention to would be that the hobs, must be placed at neither higher nor a lower level. The height of the appliance has an impact on its usefulness.
- Compatibility with utensils
While most kitchen hobs are compatible with iron or any other material, some induction pans may not be suitable for the same. It is better to know if the appliance is suitable for using most types of utensils on them, without causing scratches on the same. Kutchina’s best kitchen hobs come with a seamless look and provide a clean look to the kitchen. The glass finish to these hobs gives a glossy finish and go well with all types of interiors.
- Variety in heat control
Not every day do we cook the same food or the same items. While deciding what hob is suitable for your kitchen, the type of burners and variety in heat control must be considered. Does the hob provide a ‘wok burner? A wok burner is a burner that is used to generate high heat. Another important feature is automatic ignition, which means that the user does not need lighter or other equipment to turn on the gas hob.
These are some of the top features to consider while deciding what type of hob is best suited for your kitchen. That said, here are some of the FAQs:
1) What are the different types of hobs?
In the built-in hob market, there are overall three types of hobs available. They are gas, induction and ceramic hobs. The most common and preferred hob for an Indian household is Kutchina’s built-in gas hob. A typical gas hob top will consist of 4 gas burners that come with automatic ignition. The glass on gas hobs are the latest in the market and are designed for the ease of cleaning after use. These types of gas burners are placed on ceramic glass and make the surface look glossy and smooth.
The other type of hob is the induction hob. They are gaining a lot of popularity as they are eco-friendly and cook in high heat. However, these induction hobs require the user to use induction friendly pans and utensils only.
The last type of hob is the ceramic hob. The ceramic hob has a ceramic glass finish on it and that is electrical. These hobs use high heating systems for cooking. However, the heat distribution on these hobs is not as directed as the previous two.
2) Which is better gas or induction hob?
Both gas and induction hobs come with their own set of advantages and disadvantages. That said, its always better to opt for a Kutchina’s gas hob, and here’s why:
- The flame is visible and it’s easy to control.
- The gas hob comes with safety features that automatically switch off the flame, in case of a gas leak
- This equipment is suitable for all types of utensils and cookware
- The appliance cools fast and is easy to clean
3) What is the easiest hob to clean?
Most hobs are easy and quick to clean. However, it is required to cool the hobs before cleaning the same. With a kitchen disinfectant and a clean cloth, all types of kitchen hobs can be cleaned quickly and easily. That said, it is important to clean the same after use each time.