The Best Gas Hobs

Gas hobs deliver responsive controls and rapid heating. A favourite of professional chefs worldwide, they’re often considered to be the most versatile and effective cooktop you can get.

 

Buying your oven and hob separately allows you unparalleled flexibility when it comes to designing your kitchen. Hobs come in lots of great designs, but if you have a gas hook up, then it’s a no-brainer. Despite not having the sleek look of electric and induction models, gas cooktops win hands down when it comes to cooking power and technique.

When you light a gas hob the flames immediately provide the temperature, you’re looking for. This means that you can sear, braise and flambé in ways that you’ll never achieve with anything else. I’ve found five of the best models that offer incredible value for money and durability.

 

Best Gas Hobs

ESSENTIALS CGHOBX16

With simple to use instant auto ignition dials you can begin cooking with the CGHOBX16 sooner, while the stainless steel surface with rounded corners makes cleaning a breeze.
£79.99 £89.99
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BEKO HIZG64120SX

Cook with multiple pots and pans at the same time as there is plenty of space over the three different hob sizes with adjustable power levels
£99.00
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KENWOOD KHG603SS

The Kenwood KHG603SS 60cm Gas Hob in attractive stainless steel is a fantastic addition to any modern kitchen with plenty of user friendly, convenient features.
£179.00
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BOSCH PBH6B5B60

This Bosch PBH6B5B60 Gas Hob gives you power and control to prepare different meals and ingredients the way you want to. It's guaranteed for two years, giving you peace of mind.
£239.00
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NEFF T26CR51S0

No matter what you want to cook, the T26CR48S0 has it covered with four different burners on top of the tempered glass surface.
£306.00 £340.00
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NEFF T26CR51S0

Best gas hobs NEFF N30 T26CR51S0

Luxurious style meets flawless performance in the NEFF T26CR51S0. This stunning gas hob features a black tempered glass surface that will add a touch of class to any kitchen. The glass makes it easy to clean up any spills or stains quickly, but disappointingly it’s quick to pick up marks and needs regular wiping to look like new.

Each of the four burners comes with its own sturdy steel pan support. Marrying the best of both cast-iron and enamel pan supports, stainless steel pan supports are both durable and easy to clean. And, since these are relatively small, they fit comfortably in the dishwasher. I did find that they slip out of position easily, but with careful use, it wasn’t too much of an issue.

As expected, the NEFF T26CR51S0 performs at your whim with precise, even heat from powerful, responsive burners. The massive 3.3kW burner is perfect for boiling water or wok cooking, while the 1.0kW eco-burner is better for small, everyday meals and side dishes. Whatever you’re cooking, this stunning gas hob won’t disappoint.

PROS:
  • 5.6 x 59 x 52 cm (H x W x D)
  • Four burners including a wok burner
  • Incredible black glass finish
  • Stainless steel pan supports
  • Manual ignition
  • Three burner sizes including a wok burner
  • Flame supervision device

CONS:
  • The glass surface is quick to show scuffs and marks.
  • The pan supports come out of position easily.

NEFF T26CR51S0

No matter what you want to cook, the T26CR48S0 has it covered with four different burners on top of the tempered glass surface.
£306.00 £340.00

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BOSCH PBH6B5B60

Best gas hobs BOSCH PBH6B5B60

The BOSCH PBH6B5B60 is a stylish mid-range gas hob well-suited to contemporary kitchens with its polished stainless steel and rugged cast-iron pan supports. The manual ignition lights as soon as you press down on the knob, unlike some gas hobs which frankly complicate the process. When the hob needs cleaning, just lift the pan-supports off in two pieces and wipe the surface with a damp towel. If you keep on top of this and wipe it down every day, it’s likely to stay looking smart but, like most gas hobs, it’s a nightmare to clean if you let any spills build up.

The gas burners provide reliable heat and the flames are well-positioned and incredibly even. Each one has dozens of jets of carefully controlled flame, ensuring that your pans never develop hot spots. If you’re used to the uneven, unpredictable flames from poorly made gas hobs, this one could change your life.

It’s clear that care and attention have gone into every inch of this excellent gas hob, from the quality burner rings to the engraved temperature indicators. That’s why Bosch’s choice to use plastic knobs on this model is so perplexing. In addition to looking and feeling cheap, they also get hot when cooking for extended periods. Despite this, I stand behind the BOSCH PBH6B5B60 as one of the very best gas hobs available.

PROS:
  • 4.3 x 58 x 51 cm (H x W x D)
  • Four burners including a wok burner
  • Cast-iron pan supports
  • Manual ignition
  • Stainless-steel finish
  • Three burner sizes including a wok burner.
  • Flame supervision device

CONS:
  • The plasticky knobs don’t match the quality of the finish.
  • It can be tricky to clean if you don’t wipe it down daily.

BOSCH PBH6B5B60

This Bosch PBH6B5B60 Gas Hob gives you power and control to prepare different meals and ingredients the way you want to. It's guaranteed for two years, giving you peace of mind.
£239.00

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KENWOOD KHG603SS

Best gas hobs KENWOOD KHG603SS

With a design that could have come straight from a chic industrial kitchen, the KENWOOD KHG603SS certainly looks the part. Made of thick, well-finished stainless steel and paired with robust cast-iron pan supports, you get a sense of this hob’s exceptional quality before cooking on it. No one would ever suspect that it costs so little!

It also performs like a much more expensive model, featuring three sizes of burner. The large 3.5kW ring is particularly impressive. You can use it with large stew pots, big batches of pasta, or even with a wok. The largest burner includes a wok ring that makes cooking Asian-style dishes easy. The strong cast-iron pan supports are suitable for even the largest, heaviest pots and pans. They never rattle or cause pots to slide around like those found on cheaper gas hobs.

Enjoy reliable automatic ignition that works the first time, every time. Setting the burners is simple using the stylish metal dials. These knobs turn smoothly and are extremely responsive when setting temperature. From the smallest to the largest flames, there’s a great variance of temperatures achievable with each burner.

The only problem I have with the KENWOOD KHG603SS was poor burner placement. Oddly, they’re located in the far corners of the hob. This gives you plenty of space between burners, but less total room for your pots because they don’t sit directly over the supports. The unusual burner placement isn’t a deal-breaker, but it’s a slightly odd feature of this otherwise excellent gas hob.

PROS:
  • 4.9 x 60 x 51 cm (H x W x D)
  • 4 burners including wok burner
  • Cast-iron pan supports
  • Automatic ignition
  • Stainless-steel finish
  • Three burner sizes including a wok burner.
  • Flame supervision device

CONS:
  • Slightly odd burner placement

KENWOOD KHG603SS

The Kenwood KHG603SS 60cm Gas Hob in attractive stainless steel is a fantastic addition to any modern kitchen with plenty of user friendly, convenient features.
£179.00

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BEKO HIZG64120SX

Best gas hobs BEKO HIZG64120SX

The affordable BEKO HIZG64120SX has a smart, stainless-steel surface, metallic knobs and enamel pan supports. You get a useful variety of burner sizes, including two medium 2.0kW burners, one sizeable 2.9kW burner and one small 1.0kW.

The ignition is automatic, which feels like a feature that you’d expect from a more expensive model. The overall appearance and functionality are top-notch, but unfortunately, the pan supports are thin and not as sturdy as I’d like. While this is to be expected in such an inexpensive gas hob, it’s something to consider if you’re clumsy in the kitchen.

Although the surface of this hob wipes down quickly, it’s quick to pick up marks or stains, particularly if you spill oil on it. Complete with a 2-year guarantee, the BEKO HIZG64120SX is another excellent choice for shoppers looking for a deal.

PROS:
  • 8 x 58 x 51 cm (H x W x D)
  • Four burners
  • Enamel pan supports
  • Automatic ignition
  • Offers excellent value
  • Stainless-steel finish
  • Three burner sizes
  • Flame supervision device

CONS:
  • The stainless-steel marks easily
  • The pan supports are thin.

BEKO HIZG64120SX

Cook with multiple pots and pans at the same time as there is plenty of space over the three different hob sizes with adjustable power levels
£99.00

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Best Value: ESSENTIALS CGHOBX16

Best gas hobs ESSENTIALS CGHOBX16

The best gas hobs don’t always cost a fortune. That fact is no more evident than with the ESSENTIALS CGHOBX16. This simple gas burner is about as cheap as it gets, but don’t let the price fool you. This is a fully functional, dependable, and responsive hob that’s worth your consideration.

This hob includes four burners at three different sizes, including two medium 2.0kW burners, one large 2.9kW burner and one small 1.0kW burner. The automatic ignition is fairly reliable, though it sometimes takes a few seconds to light.

Predictably, this bargain gas hob comes with some pretty flimsy enamel pan supports. At least the enamel, like the hob itself, is easy to keep clean. The burners themselves are another saving grace. While some cheap gas hobs seem to have just a few levels of flame, the ESSENTIALS CGHOBB16’s burners have a broader range of power levels.

The ESSENTIALS CGHOBX16 is perfect when you’re shopping on a strict budget and don’t mind a few negatives like narrow pan supports and plastic knobs.

PROS:
  • 9.9 x 58 x 51 cm (H x W x D)
  • Four burners
  • Enamel pan supports
  • Automatic ignition
  • Under £100
  • Dependable and responsive
  • Stainless-steel finish
  • Three burner sizes
  • Flame supervision device

CONS:
  • The pan supports are thin.
  • The ignition is reliable but can sometimes take a couple of seconds.

ESSENTIALS CGHOBX16

With simple to use instant auto ignition dials you can begin cooking with the CGHOBX16 sooner, while the stainless steel surface with rounded corners makes cleaning a breeze.
£79.99 £89.99

Conclusion

Not only are gas hobs great to cook with, but they’re also well-priced and if you choose wisely, it’s relatively easy to grab a bargain. Even the most expensive items on this list deliver more in terms of functionality, style and responsive cooking than you’d expect to get at two thirds the price.

If you’ve any questions regarding gas hobs or think I’ve missed some products out that you’d like me to add, please leave a message in the comments section below.

Paul has been working in the electrical and large-appliance industry for over a decade, alongside some of the biggest manufacturers in the world. Whilst taking on his own kitchen renovation in 2017, he saw that there was a lack of quality cooker reviews and took it upon himself to make it his job to create a site that offered in-depth and independent advice for other potential consumers.