OUR PICK OF THE BEST HI-TECH HOBS

The design stakes are hotting up in the kitchen, and there's a wide choice in induction, gas and hybrid hobs, with flame boosters, climate control and increased efficiency. So consider your cooking requirements and be prepared before the season's festivities get underway..

INDUCTION AIR EX875LX34W COOKTOP, £3239, Siemens

INDUCTION AIR EX875LX34W COOKTOP, £3239, Siemens

A climate control sensor extracts steam automatically.

IS777USC INDUCTIONHOB, £770, GORENJE

IS777USC INDUCTIONHOB, £770, GORENJE

The PowerBoost Supreme function provides extreme heat to save time.

KM2357 GAS HOB, £1569, MIELE

KM2357 GAS HOB, £1569, MIELE

Get even heat across your pan with burners that curl flames inwards.

KM2357 GAS HOB, £1569, MIELE

KM2357 GAS HOB, £1569, MIELE

Get even heat across your pan with burners that curl flames inwards.

SERIES 6 PPS9A6B90 GAS HOB, £689, BOSCH

SERIES 6 PPS9A6B90 GAS HOB, £689, BOSCH

FlameSelect regulates the gas, so you can choose a precise flame size.

DOLCE STIL NOVO PXL675L GAS HOB, £749, SMEG

DOLCE STIL NOVO PXL675L GAS HOB, £749, SMEG

A flat blade design delivers vertical flames, increasing efficiency.

C896IBK INDUCTION AND GAS HOB, £1425, CAPLE

C896IBK INDUCTION AND GAS HOB, £1425, CAPLE

Cook on gas or induction using this clever hybrid.

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