Hobs are beauties. This is one category of gas stoves that allures and bewitches the best of us and all for the right reasons. Having said that there is an ocean of hobs that are listed online for sales. We were amazed to see the staggering numbers too. The product research team at the Best Gas Stoves put there intellectual fishing net in this ocean and fished for the 50 trending hobs. We soon realized that only 10 of them are worthy of our readers attention. Hence our top pick for the best hob in India is Glen 1074 SQ, coming close to it in terms of value and utility is our runners up, Bosch Built in Gas HOB POH6B6B10I. Both these models have passed our grilling testing process and fit perfectly well in the affordability, safety, ergonomics and economy parameters.
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Glen 1074 Q was tested on our standard 100 hour test. It faired pretty well. The design is slim and futuristic and this sort of design finesse is generally found in imported hobs, particularly from Italy. On a professional note we really loved the burner and the knob placements on this model. You would get ample space to work around. One thing we would mention here. You can only place 2 big utensils, as two burners are far away from each other, and one small utensil. So, if you are a space freak then this hob might not be of your liking.
However, leaving that apart, this hob comes with integrated electronic ignition that runs on AC. You don’t have to worry about the batteries running out as it plugs in to your domestic power supply. The only flip side is the smaller burners being too close to each other, this issue is not found in our runners up pick Bosch Built in Gas HOB. However, this would not be a deal breaker for many and if the only reason you don’t like our top pick is the burner placement, then feel free to explore our runners up model.
Bosch Hob made it to our runners up list because of its price, if we leave that aside then it actually would beat even our top pick in certain areas. As we just saw that our Top Pick has two burners very closely spaced, this issue is absent in Bosch Hob. It has 4 good quality and very well-placed burners. Perfect for wok cooking, the manufacturer has even defined the power ratings of the burners in case you are a cooking freak like us.
Knobs are placed on the right-hand side and are vertical in approach, something that gave us a mixed feeling about it. We would have preferred them to be in a horizontal format, however that is ok and it does not hamper the functionality in any way. This model too passed our testing phase with flying colors.
This hob comes with 5-year warranty, that is something you would not find in any budget hob. It is priced adequately and is rich in feel and features. If you ask us, it does not feel like a budget hob anyways. The feel is very premium and the built quality is good.
The only flip side we can see is that the burners are too closely spaced. Practically speaking, you just cannot use all the burner at the same time if you are using medium sized utensils. That is something we didn’t like. On the technical aspects, it passed our tests with flying colours. So, if you are on a budget and can’t afford to shell out some big bucks, then this hob is the top choice for you.
To be honest, in this price range there are no better options out there for you. For a budget hob, iBell 590GH surely left us impressed.
Best Kitchen Hobs in India 2021
Our product testing team had initially selected 50 hobs for first round of screening, and we went ahead with it, however on a closer look, we came into the elimination process and had 10 top and trending hobs listed for final rounds of testing. What you see below is the list of the hobs that made it to our top 10 list.
- Glen 1074 SQ 4 Burner Built in Glass Hob Double Brass Burners
- Bosch Built in Gas HOB POH6B6B10I
- iBELL 590GH Hob
- Kaff CRH 603 Built in Hob
- Whirlpool Hob 4 Burner Auto Ignition Gas Stove
- Bosch Boach 4 Zone IND.HOB
- Prestige Hob Schott Glass 4 Burner Gas Stove
- Faber Hob 3 Brass Burner Auto Electric Ignition Glass Top
- Glen 1063 SQ Glass 3 Burner Auto Ignition Built in Hob
- Elica Hobtop 4 Burner Auto Ignition
The above cited list shows our Top 10 picks for the best hobs in India that you can get your hands on from the marketplaces. Now let’s explore these hobs more.
1. Glen 1074 SQ 4 Burner Built in Glass Hob Double Brass Burners
This is undoubtedly the best hob that would suit every buyer for sure. It has passed our tests with flying colors and aced at everything we threw at it. That’s why it is our top pick for hobs in India.
It is affordable and comes with great after sales service too. There is nothing that would make you shun this product. If you trust us then you would go for it with your eyes closed.
2. Bosch Built in Gas HOB POH6B6B10I
This is our runners up hob, the only reason it is here and not in the top slot is the price point which we found to be a bit on the higher side. However, that should not be a deal breaker here as Bosch is a premium brand and provides benefits beyond what is tangible.
The burner placements and the ignition system all are top notch as you would expect from a German brand. We really loved it and we are sure you would love it too. Comes with great warranty and aftersales service too.
3. iBELL 590GH Hob
This is our budget pick and in no ways, it feels and works like a budget hob. Great thought has been put in while designing this hob, the burner and the knob placements are perfect.
Comes with an astounding 5 year overall warranty, that is something one would only expect from premium and higher priced hobs. However, iBELL is providing it in this budget hob, that is something to rejoice.
4. Kaff CRH 603 Built in Hob
This is a 3 burner hob from Kaff, it passed all our tests with flying colors. If you are a little short on space then this is the hob that you should buy for sure. It fits snuggly and works well.
We have tested the internal tubing on this one, everything is A-grade and this hob is safe to use and easy to maintain. You can seriously consider this hob for your home.
5. Whirlpool Hob 4 Burner Auto Ignition Gas Stove
This is yet another affordable and reliable hob that can adorn your kitchen. Comes loaded with modern features, passed our tests perfectly and is not that costly too.
This is a 4 burner hob, at this price point (which we feel is slightly on the higher side) it does serve a great value, lowering the price by a few hundred rupees would be better, well that a a decision that the brand has to make.
6. Bosch Boach 4 Zone IND.HOB
If you are futuristic guy, then this is the hob that you should go for. This is a superbly engineered induction hobtop and it really impressed us. There is nothing that you can do on a gas hob that you cannot do on this model.
Electricity/Power supply being still an issue in India is the only flipside we could think of. If you live in an area where power is cheap and in regular supply like North Eastern states of India, then we suggest you buy this hob asap.
7. Prestige Hob Schott Glass 4 Burner Gas Stove
If you love looks and functionality, then Prestige Hob 4 burner is the model to go for. It has chrome and black finish with knobs placed vertically to the right side of the hob top. This model passed all our tests perfectly.
On a bias note, we really think that on looks part there is no other hob top in India that can match this model. Then again, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.
8. Faber Hob 3 Brass Burner Auto Electric Ignition Glass Top
If you are looking for a pocket wonder, then this is the hob that will really blow your feet away. It is small yet the burner placement and the knob placement is perfect. Best suited for small apartment kitchens.
The aftersales service is great too, there is nothing that we could actually pin point as a flip side with this little wonder, heck it comes with auto-ignition too.
9. Glen 1063 SQ Glass 3 Burner Auto Ignition Built in Hob
This is our top choice for 3 burner hobs in India. The size is compact, something you would surely be expecting from a 3 burner hob, comes with a good ignition system too.
Considering the built quality the price is also within the affordable range. We loved the gas valve, it has a feature which keeps your sim setting going on even if there is gust of wind coming in your kitchen.
10. Elica Hobtop 4 Burner Auto Ignition
This hob is listed here because it passed all our technical and safety tests perfectly. Honestly, we didn’t like the burner placement even a bit. Burners are too closely placed. It is fine if you are in to continental cooking, however for Indian cooking burners could have placed more wisely.
We loved the matt black finish and the overall built of the hob for sure. If burner placement is not an issue with you, then without any second thoughts you should buy it.
Our Product Testing & Research Methodology
Here is how we tested the best hobs in India. This is important as it would help our readers understand how serious we are about feeding the right information to them.
Why You Should Trust Us
You should trust us because we have a passion for gas stoves and hobs. Move around our website and google us out, you would know that we have been around here for something and have a demonstrated track record of helping people select the right gas stove.
We have inhouse gas stove consultants that comprises of technical guys, online researchers and home chefs. These are the people who face the culinary challenges day in and day out and wish to add some relief to millions of home chefs of India.
For this review post our product researcher Avinash & Varun has put close to 100 plus hours in just selecting the right products. The total research and production time, including testing of products took them close to 1000 hours of work. That’s a lot to put in for a single review post, don’t you think. Not for us. Our intent here is to provide our readers with the best gas stove buying guides in India. That’s what our passion is and that’s what we do.
Who This Is For
This post is targeted to people either upgrading to a hob or are first time buyers roaming in the dark. See, hobs are not your regular gas stoves. They are not plug in play in nature and often are difficult to maintain if installed or bought without proper guidance.
Our social researchers Richa and Prateek, found that most of the buyers buying hobs without guidance often regret their decision. Mind you the number of such buyers runs in thousands. This was motivation enough for us to make a specific reviews and recommendation article aimed directly at those planning to buy a hob. So, if you are planning to buy a hob then this is for you.
How We Picked
For this post in particular we had the following criterion for product selection:
- Price : Yes money still matters so while selecting a hob we only included hob sets that fall within affordable range for that would suit most of the buyers. Our research showed that most of the hob buyers in India love to shop for hobs that are below 20k range.
- Ease of installation : We know that most of the unguided buyers faced issues with installation. Hobs do require complex professional installation depending on the hob type. So, we decided to pick hobs that have great service record as far as professional installation is concerned.
- Ignition Systems : Not all ignition systems are worthy, we selected hobs that have excellent auto-ignition systems. We know that hob ignition systems are at its premium in marketplaces, but some hobs were more attractive with their auto-ignition system than others. The reason being the type of auto-ignition system that hob has. So, that became one of the criteria for picking the right hob for you.
- Temperature Control : Induction hobs are the future but, it will take some time before people start buying them fervently. Now temperature control is only possible with the induction hob. Although not many good models are available in the online market places, still we included the best ones that are listed online in India.
- Ease of cleaning : Cleaning hobs has been an issue, so we have selected the ones which we found have the best ease of cleaning.
- Reputation : We know that hob users are prone to search online before making their purchase decision. Mere online search can often mislead the buyers, that’s why we picked only the brands that have an impeccably clean reputation.
- Construction : We decided to pick the hobs with sturdy construction because we believe that the hob should last long enough to give the buyer complete bang for their buck.
Here is the list of our top picks for the best hobs in India. Do explore them and make the right purchase decision.
If you want to own and use the best hob in India then go for our top pick Glen 1074 SQ 4 Burner. It has passed and scored the most in our grilling testing process.
Our top pick does have burner spacing issue, if you find that an area of concern then go with Bosch Built in Gas HOB POH6B6B10I. This will suit you more.
In case you are a little short on cash, yet need a powerful and effective hob then go with our budget pick iBell Hob.
If you still have doubts then just pick anyone that meets your criterion from our top 10 list, we are sure you would experience bliss.