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The gas hob is the favorite of all chefs and culi­nary spe­cial­ists from Yulia Vysot­skaya to Gor­don Ram­say. There are at least 3 rea­sons why it is bet­ter than an elec­tric stove:

  • First­ly, it does not increase the elec­tric­i­ty bill, and gas is quite inex­pen­sive. By the way, the elec­tric hob is one of the biggest “con­sumers” of ener­gy in the house.
  • Instant on and off heat­ing, as well as a sen­si­tive reac­tion to its adjust­ment, make the gas stove ide­al for solv­ing all culi­nary tasks: boil­ing, stew­ing, lan­guish­ing, fry­ing, etc.
  • There is a wide­spread opin­ion that food cooked on a gas fire is health­i­er and tasti­er than food cooked on an elec­tric or microwave oven, since this heat­ing source is the most nat­ur­al and close to the ide­al — an open fire.

In this arti­cle, we will tell you how to choose the per­fect built-in gas hob: effi­cient, safe, beau­ti­ful and easy to clean.

Some more useful information

  • The con­nec­tion of the gas hob must be car­ried out by spe­cial­ists from the city gas ser­vice, and not by a third par­ty.
  • Those who live out­side the city, where some­times there are inter­rup­tions in the sup­ply of gas or elec­tric­i­ty, should pay atten­tion to the com­bined hobs. In them, one half of the burn­ers is gas, and the oth­er is elec­tric.
  • Due to open flames, the gas hob is not com­pat­i­ble with the back­splash made of MDF and plas­tic. How­ev­er, the prob­lem is eas­i­ly solved by installing a trans­par­ent glass screen in the area of ​​the stove.
  • When choos­ing a gas pan­el, take care of a suf­fi­cient­ly pow­er­ful hood.
  • Keep in mind that the gas hob requires a door in the entry­way (although it does­n’t have to be closed). If you want to com­bine the kitchen with the liv­ing room / hall­way, then the gas stove will have to be changed to an elec­tric one. This is not so easy to do, but it is pos­si­ble: you will need to obtain offi­cial per­mis­sion, devel­op a project and replace the elec­tri­cal wiring. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, in old hous­es, the pow­er grids are weak, so the alter­ation is often not coor­di­nat­ed.

Final­ly, we sug­gest watch­ing a video with tips on choos­ing a gas hob from the user.

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How to choose a hob: we help you decide on the criteria

The hob is a house­hold appli­ance, the choice of which will inevitably have to be faced by any­one who has refused to buy a free-stand­ing stove. There may be sev­er­al rea­sons for this deci­sion. For exam­ple, some may not need an oven at all — why waste extra mon­ey and pre­cious space in the kitchen? Oth­ers want to save space on the work sur­face by reduc­ing the num­ber of burn­ers. Still oth­ers, on the con­trary, are going to cook a lot and often and pre­fer to be sure that there is always room for an addi­tion­al pan on the pan­el … In gen­er­al, choos­ing two sep­a­rate appli­ances (oven plus hob) instead of one com­bined (stove) is always an addi­tion­al the abil­i­ty to make sure you buy exact­ly what you need. How to choose a hob and what fea­tures of this house­hold appli­ance should you pay atten­tion to first of all? Let’s fig­ure it out.

gas or electricity

Of course, the first thing you have to decide when choos­ing a hob is its type. Pan­els are gas, elec­tric or com­bined — hav­ing both gas and elec­tric burn­ers.

In most cas­es, the choice is obvi­ous: in the pres­ence of a gas pipeline, a gas pan­el is usu­al­ly pre­ferred, in its absence, an elec­tric one. Com­bined pan­els can most often be found where inter­rup­tions in the sup­ply of gas or elec­tric­i­ty are pos­si­ble.

Built-in gas hob Smeg PV675CNX with an enlarged burn­er in the cen­ter

It should be not­ed that gas hobs are often equipped with inter­change­able noz­zles for con­ver­sion to bot­tled gas. Well, if they are not includ­ed in the kit, then in some cas­es such noz­zles can be pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly by con­tact­ing a ser­vice cen­ter. One way or anoth­er, if the pan­el is pur­chased, for exam­ple, for a sum­mer res­i­dence where gas cylin­ders are active­ly used, this nuance must be paid atten­tion to in advance.

Elec­tric hobs, in turn, can be divid­ed into those that use burn­ers with tra­di­tion­al heat­ing, and induc­tion — heat­ing the dish­es direct­ly, and not the burn­er. Each of these options has its pros and cons.

Gas hobs will be cheap­er on aver­age. They will allow you to instant­ly start or stop the heat­ing process. Adjust­ing the inten­si­ty of gas com­bus­tion will allow you to quick­ly and eas­i­ly adjust the pow­er of the burn­er and visu­al­ly con­trol the cook­ing process. The dis­ad­van­tages here are also obvi­ous: the pres­ence of an open flame, not too high effi­cien­cy (the pan­el will heat the air in the room dur­ing oper­a­tion), as well as a slight­ly more com­pli­cat­ed main­te­nance.

Elec­tric pan­els with cast-iron heat­ing ele­ments today can only be found in cot­tages or in change hous­es. In apart­ments, mod­els with con­ven­tion­al spi­ral heat­ing ele­ments cov­ered with glass-ceram­ic are usu­al­ly used. Such a pan­el turns out to be flat, and there­fore, there are almost no places where dirt can accu­mu­late.

A hob with an open heat­ing ele­ment today can only be found in the coun­try

Such pan­els will be slight­ly more expen­sive than gas ones. They are easy to care for and allow you to quick­ly heat the dish­es to the desired tem­per­a­ture. True, it will not work to stop heat­ing instant­ly, so you will have to get used to the fea­tures of the pan­el for some time. When installing such a pan­el, it may be nec­es­sary to con­nect an addi­tion­al high-pow­er elec­tri­cal cable.

Induc­tion elec­tric pan­els dif­fer from tra­di­tion­al ones in that the heat from the heat­ing ele­ment is trans­ferred direct­ly to the bot­tom of the cook­ware, and not to the glass-ceram­ic sur­face. Such pan­els have the best effi­cien­cy, but will require flat-bot­tomed dish­es made of mag­net­ic met­al (how­ev­er, spe­cial met­al “pancakes”-gaskets are allowed).

When choos­ing an induc­tion hob, pay spe­cial atten­tion to the size of the heat­ing ele­ment. The fact is that it may turn out to be small­er than the zone drawn on the glass-ceram­ic coat­ing. And this, in turn, can lead to defor­ma­tion of dish­es designed to work at high tem­per­a­tures: if only the cen­tral part of a large fry­ing pan heats up, then this will not ben­e­fit either the uni­for­mi­ty of the food fry­ing or the pan itself. Of the advan­tages of induc­tion pan­els, it is also worth not­ing the fact that such a heat­ing ele­ment will not be able to work with­out installed dish­es. And there­fore, for­get­ting to turn off the stove sim­ply will not work. Yes, and the escaped milk on the induc­tion pan­el will not burn — after all, it is not the glass-ceram­ic that is heat­ed, but the dish­es them­selves. But ordi­nary glass-ceram­ics not only get very hot, but also cool for a long time, so that a hot sur­face can be mis­tak­en­ly con­fused with a cold one.

Com­bined pan­els such as Maun­feld MEHS.64.98 S will allow you to cook on gas and elec­tric­i­ty

When choos­ing an elec­tri­cal pan­el, you should also pay atten­tion to the type of heat­ing ele­ment. They are divid­ed into rapid, halo­gen and Hi-Light burn­ers. Rapid burn­ers are the sim­plest and cheap­est of those that can be found in a glass ceram­ic hob. In fact, they are a heat­ing coil that gen­er­ates heat when elec­tric­i­ty is sup­plied. Such burn­ers heat up much faster than out­dat­ed “pan­cakes”. Halo­gen burn­ers are con­sid­ered more effi­cient because, in addi­tion to the heat­ing coil, they have a pow­er­ful halo­gen lamp that glows, releas­ing a large amount of heat. In Hi-Light burn­ers, heat­ing is even more effi­cient than in halo­gen ones — they use a tape-type heater.

Panel dimensions, number of burners and their type

The sec­ond obvi­ous para­me­ter that imme­di­ate­ly catch­es your eye is the dimen­sions of the hob. The vast major­i­ty of mod­ern mod­els are suit­able for embed­ding in stan­dard coun­ter­tops with a depth of 60 cen­time­ters. But the width of the pan­el can vary quite sig­nif­i­cant­ly: it depends on the num­ber of burn­ers, the num­ber of which for house­hold mod­els can vary from 1 to 7. The stan­dard is 4 burn­ers and 60 cen­time­ters wide. Those who want to save space usu­al­ly choose the option with two burn­ers (width — up to 30 cm). Those who are going to cook active­ly and want to get more burn­ers, choose options with 5 or 6 burn­ers, which will cause the width of the pan­el to increase to 70–90 cm. At this stage, it does not hurt to think about buy­ing an appro­pri­ate­ly sized hood: if the width of the pan­el is more than 60 cm, then the hood is bet­ter to choose not a stan­dard one, but an enlarged one.

One burn­er (like the VG-415 pan­el) is a solu­tion for lovers of min­i­mal­ism. This area will eas­i­ly fit two burn­ers

Before choos­ing a free­stand­ing hob or built-in mod­el, it is worth con­sid­er­ing the typ­i­cal usage sce­nar­ios of the appli­ance. The most pop­u­lar request is the pres­ence of a large two- or three-cir­cuit burn­er, using which it is pos­si­ble to select the heat­ing area in accor­dance with the diam­e­ter of the cook­ware. Of the gas mod­els, burn­ers with a dou­ble or triple row of flames are pop­u­lar, which allows for fast and uni­form heat­ing and is indis­pens­able for sit­u­a­tions where fast pro­cess­ing of prod­ucts at high tem­per­a­tures is required. The pres­ence of an oval heat­ing zone is suit­able for those who like to cook in elon­gat­ed dish­es (duck­lings, frit­ters, etc.). Some mod­els have burn­ers with increased pow­er or spe­cial wok-burn­ers for cook­ing in a round deep con­cave fry­ing pan or a caul­dron. If finances allow, take a sur­face with one pow­er­ful burn­er (elec­tric high pow­er or gas with a dou­ble flame). All oth­er frills — only if you real­ly under­stand why you need it.

It is worth not­ing that man­u­fac­tur­ers are cur­rent­ly active­ly exper­i­ment­ing with var­i­ous solu­tions to expand the func­tion­al­i­ty of burn­ers. You can find induc­tion burn­ers that auto­mat­i­cal­ly adjust to the size of the installed dish­es, and even hobs con­sist­ing of one large burn­er (the dish­es can be placed on it in any place), like the Miele KM 6395 Flex­Touch. Some hobs can com­bine two stan­dard burn­ers into one large one (Goren­je IS 677 USC).

Panel surface and appearance

Not only its appear­ance, but also the ease of main­te­nance depends on what mate­ri­als are used in the man­u­fac­ture of the hob: after all, even with the most care­ful oper­a­tion, the sur­face will have to be cleaned from dirt and splash­es from time to time.

The most bud­get coat­ing is con­sid­ered ordi­nary enam­el. It requires care­ful care, as it is easy to scratch or chip. But enam­el sur­faces can be of dif­fer­ent col­ors.

A more reli­able and prac­ti­cal (yet inex­pen­sive) solu­tion is stain­less steel cladding. It is more dif­fi­cult to dam­age, but on such a sur­face traces of dirt and even ordi­nary fin­ger­prints will be more vis­i­ble.

The Siemens EX675LXC1E pan­el allows you to place dish­es any­where in the cook­ing zone

The most easy to care for will be mod­els made of tem­pered glass. They will look the most styl­ish and fit into the design of any kitchen with­out any prob­lems. Glass ceram­ic heats up quick­ly and cools down quick­ly. The bound­aries of heat­ing are clear­ly lim­it­ed, out­side the heat­ed zone, the sur­face of the hob remains cold. Glass-ceram­ic elec­tric hobs are quite eco­nom­i­cal, their main weak point is their increased fragili­ty. Drop­ping heavy objects on them is def­i­nite­ly not worth it, but even small point impacts (when a not too heavy, but sharp object falls) can cause a chip. You also need to ensure that cold water does not get on the hot sur­face. The bot­tom of the cook­ware used must be per­fect­ly flat, and its diam­e­ter must not exceed the diam­e­ter of the heat­ing zone.

The Siemens ET875LMP1D glass-ceram­ic hob with an expand­able heat­ing zone allows the use of dish­es of var­i­ous shapes

Glass-ceram­ic coat­ings can be made in dif­fer­ent col­ors. In addi­tion, labels and pic­tograms are often applied to them, sim­pli­fy­ing the use of the pan­el. In gen­er­al, there are no restric­tions for the design­er.

Hobs can be framed with a met­al pro­file (frame) or have beveled edges. Framed pan­els will be some­what more dif­fi­cult to clean — it will be more dif­fi­cult to brush off crumbs from them, and grease and dirt will inevitably get into the cracks. On the oth­er hand, such a frame will not allow liq­uid to drain onto the floor or coun­ter­top.

Management and additional functions

Switch­es for con­trol­ling burn­ers can be mechan­i­cal rotary or elec­tron­ic. Inex­pen­sive hobs usu­al­ly have rotary switch­es — ordi­nary rotary knobs. They can almost always be found at gas pan­els. Recessed switch­es pro­tect the pan­el from acci­den­tal acti­va­tion (they can only be used when extend­ed).

Elec­tron­ic (in par­tic­u­lar, touch) switch­es open up addi­tion­al fea­tures and access to advanced func­tions (such pan­els often have dig­i­tal dis­plays and / or LED indi­ca­tors).

Gas pan­els have prac­ti­cal­ly no advanced func­tions. The only thing worth men­tion­ing here is the pres­ence of elec­tric igni­tion (auto­mat­ic or semi-auto­mat­ic, trig­gered by press­ing a spe­cial but­ton), as well as a gas con­trol sys­tem that turns off the gas sup­ply if the fire goes out for some rea­son.

As for the elec­tri­cal pan­els, then the addi­tion­al pos­si­bil­i­ties will be much wider. We will list the most pop­u­lar func­tions, but we will not claim to be com­plete in this list.

  • Timer for each burn­er — allows you to set the on time (or, con­verse­ly, the off time) for each of the burn­ers.
  • Resid­ual heat indi­ca­tor — a spe­cial LED will warn you that the burn­er has not had time to cool down and you can acci­den­tal­ly burn your­self about it.
  • Auto shut­down in case of over­heat­ing — the name speaks for itself.
  • Auto­mat­ic boil — a func­tion that brings the con­tents of the dish­es to a boil at max­i­mum pow­er, and then reduces the heat.
  • Numer­ous auto pro­grams — will allow you to cook sim­ple dish­es or select the appro­pri­ate tem­per­a­ture auto­mat­i­cal­ly (some­times the pan­el will even allow you to mem­o­rize your own pro­gram).
  • Child lock — But­ton lock func­tion.
  • A short pause — switch­ing all burn­ers to a tem­po­rary keep warm mode (will give the cook time to look into the recipe book or wipe the sur­face from con­t­a­m­i­na­tion).

Design solu­tions (for exam­ple, Franke FHNE COR 4 3G) can look quite unex­pect­ed

Speak­ing about man­age­ment, it will not be super­flu­ous to recall the so-called “depen­dent” pan­els. They are sold com­plete with an oven and have one con­trol sys­tem with it, which is usu­al­ly locat­ed on the front pan­el of the oven. This solu­tion allows you to buy two devices made in the same design. Yes, and such a “dou­ble” pur­chase will cost a lit­tle cheap­er. But in the event of a break­down, both devices will fail at once. Most of the hobs on the mar­ket are inde­pen­dent mod­els. They have their own con­trol sys­tem, their per­for­mance does not depend on oth­er kitchen devices.


Sum­ma­riz­ing the above, it is easy to deter­mine the sequence of deci­sions that will have to be made when choos­ing a hob.

In the begin­ning, you need to answer basic ques­tions: are you going to use gas or elec­tric­i­ty (or maybe both), whether you pre­fer an embed­ded or inde­pen­dent mod­el, which type of con­trol you pre­fer. The sec­ond point is count­ing the num­ber of required burn­ers and decid­ing on the need for non-stan­dard burn­ers — for exam­ple, for a wok pan. Then it is worth decid­ing on the mate­ri­als. At the same stage, the design issue will be auto­mat­i­cal­ly resolved — after all, it depends on the sur­face mate­r­i­al whether the select­ed hob will fit into your kitchen set or not.

Final­ly, the mat­ter is small. It remains to choose the man­u­fac­tur­er (in accor­dance with their own ideas about the advan­tages and dis­ad­van­tages of cer­tain brands) and a spe­cif­ic mod­el. And, of course, it doesn’t hurt to con­sult a spe­cial­ist before buy­ing — at least to make sure that you haven’t missed any­thing.

Coating material

The sur­face coat­ing mate­r­i­al will become one of the impor­tant para­me­ters when decid­ing how to choose the most opti­mal cook­ing appli­ance. It is on this that the appear­ance of the entire prod­uct, the com­plex­i­ty of care, per­for­mance, price will depend.


Before div­ing into the nuances, let’s explain why the stove should be gas. Before buy­ing, this ques­tion will undoubt­ed­ly pop up and make you think. The advan­tages of a gas device are much more sig­nif­i­cant than elec­tric stoves, Let’s explain more specif­i­cal­ly:

  • sig­nif­i­cant advan­tage is price. It will be 15–20 per­cent low­er than that of an elec­tric stove. In today’s unsta­ble sit­u­a­tion with the econ­o­my, you will agree that this is a weighty argu­ment;
  • econ­o­my. An elec­tric stove will be the most ener­gy-inten­sive appli­ance in your home, unlike a gas stove, which will save mon­ey on gas con­sump­tion with­out affect­ing the amount of ener­gy con­sumed in an apart­ment or house;
  • ease of use. Every­one has long been accus­tomed to using these plates and is well versed in this. Adjust­ing the heat­ing of the dish is very con­ve­nient, those who have used an elec­tric device are aware of this dif­fer­ence;
  • no depen­dence on the avail­abil­i­ty of pow­er sup­ply. If the elec­tric­i­ty goes out, and you have an elec­tric stove, then you will have to sit not only in the dark, but also hun­gry. What if there is a small child in the fam­i­ly? Think seri­ous­ly about this;
  • cook­ing speed. The tem­per­a­ture of the fire will always be high­er than the tem­per­a­ture of the heat­ed ele­ments. This helps, for exam­ple, in the morn­ing, when you are late for work and break­fast needs to be pre­pared as quick­ly as pos­si­ble;
  • taste of food. You can often hear that food cooked on an open fire tastes bet­ter. More­over, in all ages, peo­ple cooked food on fire, to some extent, this is inher­ent in us at the genet­ic lev­el, and there is no rea­son to refuse this in our time.

Now we will dis­cuss the rules that must be observed when choos­ing your “nurse”. When you have decid­ed on the pur­chase of a gas device, you need to know the intri­ca­cies of choos­ing the opti­mal mod­el.

Burner. What to look for when choosing

The burn­er for the stove can be stan­dard or have sev­er­al rows of gas sup­ply. The most opti­mal would be a burn­er with three rows of gas sup­ply, it would be use­ful if such a burn­er is present on your pan­el. A large pot will boil in a few min­utes.

A good solu­tion for your stove is to have burn­ers with many holes that release the flame, this helps to even­ly heat the dish­es and increase the effi­cien­cy of the hob. Anoth­er new­fan­gled solu­tion is the wok burn­er, which looks like a pow­er­ful burn­er with two or three lev­els of gas sup­ply and a stand for a wok pan. It is also suit­able for ordi­nary cook­ing in a caul­dron, pres­sure cook­er or roast­er.

Grilling burn­er — looks like a grill, with burn­ers installed under it. It is uni­ver­sal for fry­ing meat, fish, veg­eta­bles, mush­rooms. By the way, the loca­tion of the burn­ers on the stove may not be stan­dard, but in the form of a dia­mond, for exam­ple. In this case, the work­ing sur­face of the kitchen is less prone to con­t­a­m­i­na­tion and the oper­a­tion of the hood will improve slight­ly, but this solu­tion is not very prac­ti­cal and con­ve­nient.

Gas hob with grill burner

Which manufacturer to choose

The range of hobs is so huge that it is easy to get con­fused in the names of brands and brands. How­ev­er, this mar­ket has its own lead­ers who have long estab­lished them­selves with durable work and qual­i­ty ser­vice. Among the best man­u­fac­tur­ers of gas hobs, five com­pa­nies can be dis­tin­guished.

  1. Sloven­ian brand, whose equip­ment is very pop­u­lar. Most­ly pro­duced glass-ceram­ic hobs. The main bet is made on the mod­el of the com­bined type: gas and elec­tric, induc­tion, Hi-Light option. Gore­nie prod­ucts can be rec­og­nized by their orig­i­nal design, which is devel­oped in the com­pa­ny’s own cen­ter. Inter­est­ing­ly, hobs are pro­duced in dif­fer­ent price seg­ments: both bud­get and pre­mi­um.

    Gas Burning

  2. De’­Longhi. An Ital­ian com­pa­ny that pro­duces mod­els of the mid­dle price cat­e­go­ry. The range of hobs includes gas and induc­tion mod­els. Almost all gas pan­els are equipped with wear-resis­tant cast-iron grates, resis­tant to high tem­per­a­tures. Also, most appli­ances have wok burn­ers with a triple row of flames.

    De'Longhi panel

  3. Kup­pers­berg. Ger­man brand engaged in the pro­duc­tion of var­i­ous types of kitchen appli­ances. Each prod­uct has an orig­i­nal design. For exam­ple, a lot of retro-style appli­ances. In terms of func­tion­al­i­ty, Kup­pers­berg hobs are undis­put­ed lead­ers: there is a secu­ri­ty sys­tem thought out to the small­est detail and addi­tion­al use­ful fea­tures.

    Panel Kuppersberg

  4. GEFEST. Belaru­sian com­pa­ny engaged in the pro­duc­tion of large house­hold appli­ances in the bud­get seg­ment. Ini­tial­ly, the main prod­ucts of the com­pa­ny were gas stoves, but in recent years, the pro­duc­tion of hobs has been adjust­ed. Note that the char­ac­ter­is­tics of their devices are not much infe­ri­or to expen­sive ana­logues.

    Stove GEFEST

  5. Bosch. This Ger­man cor­po­ra­tion needs no intro­duc­tion. Hobs from Bosch reg­u­lar­ly get into the rat­ings of the best and are in high demand among buy­ers. The rea­son is high-qual­i­ty assem­bly, long-term ser­vice, uni­form heat­ing tech­nol­o­gy for dish­es of any shape and size.

    BOSH stove

Premium class

Top brands offer exclu­sives, where a spec­tac­u­lar, inno­v­a­tive design is com­bined with a decent set of options that are not avail­able in state employ­ees.

Smeg SR775RA — control aesthetics

The hob is designed by Ital­ian design­ers and is offered in a clas­sic style. A spec­tac­u­lar cop­per shade will allow you to install it in a kitchen set in a clas­sic style, coun­try, Provence. The lat­est tech­nol­o­gy is imple­ment­ed in the mod­el.

The 70 cm wide mod­el is equipped with five burn­ers and is designed for cook­ing for a large fam­i­ly.


  • non-stan­dard col­or;
  • cast iron grates that are easy to clean;
  • gas con­trol;
  • auto igni­tion.


  • chrome-plat­ed burn­er rims;
  • non-stan­dard arrange­ment of func­tion­al cook­ing zones;
  • uncom­fort­able han­dles.

NEFF T29TA79N0 — top design

Gas stove with heat-resis­tant glass-ceram­ic sur­face. Fire reg­u­la­tion is car­ried out using Flame Select tech­nol­o­gy.

Flame Select, which allows you to adjust the flame at 9 lev­els. Long cast-iron grates pro­vide sta­bil­i­ty and ease of cook­ing.

NEFF T29TA79N0 has a pre­mi­um design, non-stan­dard arrange­ment of burn­ers.

The main dou­ble-cir­cuit burn­er is placed in a sep­a­rate zone, which allows you to con­ve­nient­ly install the WOK pan, while ful­ly using the remain­ing sources of fire.


  • fast heat­ing;
  • func­tion­al design;
  • glass-ceram­ic sur­face;
  • sev­en-seg­ment dis­play;
  • indi­ca­tion of resid­ual heat of burn­ers;
  • pre­mi­um mate­ri­als.


  • when wash­ing, stains remain on the sur­face.

How to properly care for a glass ceramic surface?

If we com­pare such two mate­ri­als as enam­el and glass-ceram­ic, then in the first case it is undoubt­ed­ly eas­i­er to care for the prod­uct. To restore order on an enam­eled plate, just walk with a damp sponge. With stronger and more cor­ro­sive stains, you can rub it with a brush. The sur­face will not be dam­aged and after a few min­utes it will again be clean and smooth.

But glass ceram­ics needs care­ful and care­ful clean­ing. It is also worth remem­ber­ing that you will have to remove not only traces of cook­ing, but also from fin­gers, splash­es of water or sim­ple dust. In gen­er­al, it is believed that this mate­r­i­al is more eas­i­ly soiled than enam­el. There­fore, in order to bring this house­hold appli­ance into an ide­al form, the fol­low­ing rules must be observed:

  • you can not use var­i­ous sponges and rags that are made from coarse fab­rics and mate­ri­als;
  • you can clean the sur­face only with a spe­cial cloth, which is intend­ed only for glass­es;
  • if pieces of food or some kind of dirt remain on the stove, then it is bet­ter to wipe it off with a spe­cial scraper;
  • can only be washed with glass ceram­ic clean­er;
  • do not use any pow­ders that have a dry form dur­ing the clean­ing process.

It is also worth remem­ber­ing that house­hold appli­ances made of this mate­r­i­al are very frag­ile, so it is bet­ter not to hang cab­i­nets and oth­er kitchen uten­sils above it. This will min­i­mize the risk of any object falling onto the hob sur­face.

stainless steel

The met­al sur­face is per­fect for mod­ern inte­ri­ors, it is able to serve for a long time. Addi­tion­al advan­tages will be the nor­mal tol­er­ance of tem­per­a­ture changes, unde­mand­ing care, the com­plex­i­ty of defor­ma­tion. Stain­less steel coat­ing will become aver­age in price and qual­i­ty.

Among the dis­ad­van­tages of stain­less steel note the need for con­stant clean­ing. On the glossy sur­face, there are excel­lent views of fin­ger­prints, food debris, water droplets. The pol­ished sur­face is very skep­ti­cal of clean­ing pow­ders.

Selection of gas stoves by size

Hav­ing fig­ured out how to choose a gas stove for the kitchen by type, you need to decide on the size. Accord­ing to the stan­dard, all plates have a height of 85 cm. The depth varies from 50 to 60 cm. You need to think about the width. Typ­i­cal­ly, kitchen appli­ances for cook­ing are pro­duced 50–60 cm wide.

When choos­ing the size of the oven, the para­me­ters of the kitchen are tak­en into account. They try to make a small kitch­enette as func­tion­al and ergonom­ic as pos­si­ble. In addi­tion to the stove, you need to find a place for oth­er house­hold appli­ances. Microwave, dish­wash­er take up space. There­fore, size mat­ters.

A small fam­i­ly of two or three peo­ple can pur­chase a stove 30 cm wide. If the fam­i­ly is large and the size of the kitchen allows, they buy appli­ances from 90 to 120 cm wide. The wider the stove, the more burn­ers it has.

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Strained glass

This coat­ing mate­r­i­al can only be used for gas stoves. In terms of per­for­mance, tem­pered glass can be com­pared to glass-ceram­ic, but it will become a more durable coat­ing. The vari­ety of glass col­ors over­takes even enam­el.

The dis­ad­van­tages will be dis­like for abra­sives and the price of the coat­ing.

Additional functions of the gas panel for the kitchen

A good advan­tage in choos­ing a hob is the pres­ence of a gas sup­ply con­trol func­tion and auto igni­tion. The gas con­trol is a ther­mo­elec­tric sys­tem that stops the flow of gas if the burn­er goes out. This sys­tem is autonomous and does not depend on the avail­abil­i­ty of elec­tric­i­ty. But this func­tion also has dis­ad­van­tages: gas sup­ply over time can take longer than nec­es­sary. This fea­ture can be dis­abled if you do not need it.

Almost all gas-fired hobs are equipped with an auto-igni­tion but­ton. Pieza can be auto­mat­ic or semi-auto­mat­ic.

The func­tion of pro­tec­tion against curi­ous chil­dren’s hands will be a nec­es­sary solu­tion in fam­i­lies with small chil­dren. Press­ing the but­ton blocks access to gas on all burn­ers.

Gas hob with electric ignition