Stoves and hobs buying guide

Stoves and hobs buying guide

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Buying a new stove can be overwhelming when you haven't been in the market for some time, things have probably changed, and you have new things to consider when making your selection. Stoves are more efficient, flexible, and full of practical features to help you spend less time in the kitchen. Electrolux has created a helpful buying guide to help you select the right hob for the way you and your family cook. 

Introduction

 

When it comes to cooking, having a reliable stove (or stove burner as they are sometimes known) is a must. At Electrolux, our Premium Scandinavian stove and hob models provide great control, are easy to clean and can cook meals that bring your family together. Take a look at our tips below on how to buy the right Electrolux stove for your kitchen.

 

How to choose the suitable size of hob 

 

When researching for a new hob, it’s important to consider all elements of its size. You need to consider not only the width of the hob but also the number of different cooking zones it offers and whether they have flexibility.

 

The standard hob size is 60cm, enough for most households, however some brands offer hobs as small as 30cm, slightly bigger at 70cm and the largest being 90cm. You may look at pairing a 30cm gas or induction hob with a 60cm hob of a different type, giving you ultimate flexibility in the kitchen.

 

When looking at cooking zones, it is common to have 4. However, you may also find other combinations below:

 

  • 3 zones - 2 small and 1 large
  • 4 zones of varying sizes with 1 having adjustable sizing between small and large
  • 4 cooking zones - varying sizes with 2 able to become 1 large zone

Which types of stoves is suitable for your family 


Induction stoves

 

Whilst not currently the most chosen stove type, Induction cooking popularity continues to rise with it being integrated into most modern kitchen designs. With its precision in temperature control and overall efficient performance induction cooking in a lot of ways comes out on top.

 

Ideal for:

  • Small family - large family
  • Apartment living
  • Rental properties

 

FlexiBridge - giving you room to move

 

Sometimes we need to use a pot or pan that is larger than the standard size. With FlexiBridge you are able to choose between using two cooking zones separately or linking them together when you need more room.

 

Boiling or high heat in no time

 

PowerBoost offers you a rapid boil or high heat in a matter of seconds, giving you more time back in or out of the kitchen.

 

Hands-free convenience

 

When selecting a new stove, it may be worth considering a new cooker hood. With modern technology such as Hob2Hood, you want to ensure you purchase a compatible cooker hood to get the most out of your new stove. Hob2Hood works with an infrared connection between the two, where the cooker hood will automatically turn on and intuitively adjust the fan speed and airflow to match your cooking.

 

Clean and sleek with precise control

 

With a flat, easy to clean surface, an induction stove offers not only a design that fits seamlessly into any kitchen aesthetic but complete temperature control with a slide of a finger.

 

Safety first

 

Kitchen safety comes before everything else. Induction stoves come with residual heat indicators allowing you to know when the stove is completely cooled and a child safety feature which locks the controls so small wandering hands cannot create mischief in the kitchen.

 

Top Electrolux induction hobs

 

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  • Simply beautiful - on and off
    • FlexiBridge® adapts to different sized dishes
    • Hood automatically responds to the hob
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    • Large cooking zones on both sides
    • Infinite heating zones
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  • PowerBoost provides quick, intense heat.
    • Use Auto heat-up to get cooking faster.
    • Induction is safe, fast, and energy efficient.
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    • Induction: easy, fast and safe
    • Hood automatically responds to the hob
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Ceramic stoves

 

Whilst there is common misconception that induction or ceramic stoves are the same, you will find that ceramic stoves generally take longer to reach the desired temperature and the heat reaction time isn’t as instant.

 

Ideal for:

  • Medium family
  • Rental property

 

Easy to clean

 

With a durable glass surface a ceramic stove is easy to clean. With a quick wipe you are able to maintain your kitchen looking its best.

 

Quick-cook timer for ultimate control

 

Ideal for when you need to set the cooking times for different elements of a dish, the quick-cook timer allows you to set a cooking time with the stove automatically turning off when it is completed.

 

Touch control

 

The glass surface of a ceramic stove allows you to adjust your stove temperature with ease by only using your fingertip.

 

Pause when you need to

 

Coming with a pause function, ceramic stoves allow you to pause what you are cooking and return to the heat you were at with a touch of a button.

 

The ceramic stoves also come with the following features detailed above: 

  • Safety first: Equipped with residual heat indicators and safe lock

Gas stoves 

 

Providing rapid and powerful heat, gas stoves are popular amongst cooking enthusiasts and more traditional homes. Coming with electric ignition, you can start cooking within moments. A great advantage of cooking with gas is a clear visualization of the heat via the bare flame.

 

Ideal for:

  • Family
  • Entertainer
  • Serious home cook

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Use high heat for flavourful dishes

 

With a wok burner, you are able to cook with high heat and even flame distribution. Ranging from 14-19 MJ/h you can lock in the flavour when cooking with gas.

 

Take control quickly

 

With easy knob and Dual Valve control you are able to cook all your favorite recipes, with quick and efficient heat.

 

Family safety first

 

Flat trivet design ensures the base of your pots and pans are fully supported, giving you a safe and stable cooking environment.

 

Top Electrolux gas hobs

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    • FlameShield improves efficiency and results.
    • High power burner is ideal for stir-frying.
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    • High power burner is ideal for stir-frying.
    • Flame failure cuts off gas supply for your safety.
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  • Durable, easy-to-clean tempered glass surface.
    • 4.2kW burner power helps to lock in flavour.
    • Compatible with low pressure regulators at 30 mbar.
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  • Durable, easy-to-clean tempered glass surface.
    • 3kW burner power turns up the heat faster.
    • Compatible with low pressure regulators at 30 mbar.
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Design & other considerations


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Installation costs 

 

Something to consider with any appliance purchase is installation costs or kitchen adjustments that need to be done to fit the appliance.

 

When looking at a gas stove, you will need to ensure you have a gas connection and whether your connection is natural or LPG ensuring the stove you choose is compatible. If you are leaning toward induction cooking in your kitchen you will need to assess whether you have enough amps to power an induction stove.

 

New cookware investment

 

Most modern cookware is induction friendly, however, there are still a lot out there that are not. This may mean that you need to purchase new pots and pans.

 

Before you do the mental calculations of the extra costs grab a magnet and see if the base of your pots and pans attracts the magnet, if they do you should be cooking with induction in no time.

 

Choose from one brand

 

One thing to note when upgrading your kitchen is, just as there are 52 shades of white, same goes for appliance finishes. For the best results, buy your appliances from one brand to make sure everything works seamlessly.

 

Support & service

 

Warranty 


Subject to terms and conditions our stoves come with 24 months warranty in Vietnam, following the date of purchase. Click here to view Terms and Conditions.

 

Support & service

 

We have a Customer Care team available to assist you over the phone seven days a week, and a national network of experienced technicians and selected service agents. Offering a fixed price guarantee with no additional hidden labour costs, giving you peace of mind that your appliance is in good hands. Click here to contact customer care or find more useful troubleshoots and support here.

You can also click to book one of the services from Electrolux:

 

Top FAQs

  • What is an induction hob?

    An induction hob is an electromagnetic flat surface stove that ensures fast heating using direct induction heating of cooking vessels. It is a seamless, cost-effective, and time-efficient stove.

     

    With induction hobs, the heat is instant as your pan is heated by a magnetic field instead of a flame or electric element. This makes the pot or pan the heat source not the stove surface, allowing it to heat up faster and create a safer cooking environment for you and your family.

     

  • How does induction cooking work?

    When a suitable cooking pot or pan is placed on top of the induction stove an electric current is passed through a coil of copper wire that is located underneath the ceramic plate.

  • Do I need new pots and pans?

    To ensure your pan is compatible with an Induction stove it needs to have magnetic capability. This can be simply tested by placing a magnet on the bottom of your pan to see if it attracts, if so then your pan should work on the stove.

  • Is induction cooking better than gas?

    Cooking with induction gives you precise temperature control. It’s more precise than gas or electric counterparts. Induction cooking is also highly efficient because very little heat energy escapes-unlike with an open gas flame, the heat goes around the cookware and just a minimal residual heat is left when you remove the cookware.

  • How do you clean an induction stove?

    These are simple tips to clean and maintain an induction stove.

     

    • Make sure you switch off the stove before cleaning.
    • Let the stove cool down before cleaning.
    • Dab a small amount of glass ceramic stove cleaner onto the stove.
    • Make use of a damp sponge to wipe away spills on the stove.
    • Wipe off the stove with a clean, dry cloth.

    For gas hob, please refer to this tutorial on How to clean gas hob easily.

For more FAQs, please refer to all things you need to know about stoves and hobs.

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