Hob sizes and dimensions guide: How to find the right one

Hob sizes and dimensions guide: How to find the right one

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In the world of culinary creations, choosing the right hob or cooktop is crucial. Whether you're whipping up a family feast or simply boiling a pot of pasta, understanding hob sizes and dimensions can make a world of difference. At Electrolux, we're here to guide you through the essential details in a friendly and easy-to-understand manner. 

Why do hob sizes and dimensions matter?


Before we dive into the specifics of hob sizes and dimensions, let's address why they matter. You might be wondering why it's essential to know these details before purchasing a hob. Well, the answer lies in efficiency and practicality.

  • Efficiency: The right-sized hob ensures that your energy is used optimally. You won't waste power on a larger hob if you don't need it or find yourself struggling with insufficient space on a smaller one.
  • Practicality: Your kitchen layout and cooking needs play a significant role in choosing the right hob. You want a hob that fits seamlessly into your kitchen, making cooking a breeze.

Now, let's explore hob sizes and dimensions to help you make an informed decision.

What is the standard hob size?


Hob Sizes and Dimensions Guide 1

Hob sizes vary based on the type and the number of cooking zones they offer. Here are the most popular hob sizes and dimensions:

  • Small size: Width: 30-36cm, 1 or 2 cooking zones
  • Standard size: Width: 60 cm, 3 or 4 cooking zones
  • Large size: Width: 70 – 90cm, 5 or 6 cooking zones

What about gas hob sizes?

Built-in gas hob sizes

Hob Sizes and Dimensions Guide 2
When it comes to built-in gas hobs, dimensions matter. Here's a breakdown of the sizes:

Number of burners

Dimension (Width, Depth, Height)  

2-3 burners

78-80 cm x 46-50cm x 6,5-15cm  

4 burners

60cm x 52cm x 6,5-15 cm  

5 burners

90cm x 50cm x 6,5-15 cm 

Note: The sizes and dimensions mentioned are approximate and may vary based on specific models. Always refer to the product specifications for precise details.

Freestanding gas hob sizes

For freestanding gas hobs, it often comes with 2 burners 70cm x 40cm x 14cm 

Exploring built-in induction hob sizes

Hob Sizes and Dimensions Guide 3
For built-in induction hobs, consider these dimensions: 

Number of cooking zones 

Dimension (Width, Depth, Height)  

2 cooking zones

70-73 cm x 68 cm x 4 cm

3-4 cooking zones

60-80 cm x 52 cm x 5 cm 

Note: The sizes and dimensions mentioned are approximate and may vary based on specific models. Always refer to the product specifications for precise details.

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How much space does a hob need?

When installing your hob, whether gas or induction, proper spacing is essential. Adequate clearance ensures safe operation and ventilation.

Hob Sizes and Dimensions Guide 4

Side clearance
: Allocate a minimum of 30 cm of space on both the left and right sides of your hob. This provides ample room for handling hot cookware safely and offers a comfortable space for food preparation. 

Rear clearance: Maintain a distance of at least 10 cm between the back of your hob and any combustible materials, such as walls or cabinets. This not only ensures proper ventilation but also reduces the risk of overheating. 

Overhead clearance: If you have overhead cabinets or a range hood, ensure there is a minimum of 75 cm of space between the top of your hob and these structures. This safeguard prevents heat from damaging cabinets and facilitates effective ventilation. 

Island installation: In the case of island installation, clearance requirements may differ. It is essential to refer to the precise installation instructions provided with your hob to ensure safety and compliance with local regulations. 

To get the exact measurements, consult your hob's user manual. This step is crucial to prevent overheating and maintain the longevity of your appliance. 

For further information about hob, please refer to this FAQs about stoves and hobs.


Choose the right hob size for your family

When selecting the perfect hob sizes, consider your cooking habits, the available kitchen space, and your preferred cooking style. For a more in-depth guide on choosing the right hob, check out our comprehensive hob buying guide here 

Cook with confidence using Electrolux stoves & hobs

Elevate your culinary experience with Electrolux stoves and hobs. Our high-quality glass cooking surfaces not only look sleek but are also a breeze to clean, minimizing scratches and keeping your kitchen pristine. With sensitive touch controls and advanced induction technology, Electrolux hobs are designed for safety, efficiency, and speed. No more worrying about burnt-on spills – induction technology ensures that only the area beneath the pan heats up. Plus, it's faster and more energy-efficient, so you can create delicious dishes in less time and with less energy consumption.  

>> Check out Electrolux how-to video about induction hobs for more information and recipes. 

In conclusion, choosing the right hob size and understanding its dimensions is essential for efficient and enjoyable cooking. At Electrolux, we're committed to making your culinary journey smoother and more enjoyable. Explore our range of stoves and hobs to find the perfect fit for your kitchen. 


FAQs about hob sizes and dimensions

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