We have a wide variety of different hobs here at CDA that are designed to suit different requirements and allow you to find the perfect size and design for your kitchen. Whether you are a cook who whips up huge pans of homemade soup and stew, loves Asian style wok cooking, would like to cut down on your kitchen cleaning time or are undecided and want to combine different styles, we have something to suit you.
As well as style, the quality of the materials that we use for manufacture and the user-friendly design of our range. We have also included important safety features throughout the range to give you peace of mind at home.
Electric hobs and gas hobs are the two classic forms of hob cooking styles. Electric hobs take a minute or two to warm up whereas gas instantly provides heat via a flame. We sell a reduced range of electric hobs due to advances in technology; ceramic and induction hobs are now a more popular form than the traditional electric hob. We offer a wide range of gas hobs, with a variety of different styles with 4 to 6 burners on each.
Ceramic hobs come with either four or five zones for cooking on and look incredibly sleek and stylish due to their ‘flat’, frameless design. The flat design of a ceramic hob varies depending on whether you want the more traditional option with dials for adjusting heat, or if you opt for the more modern touch-operated design – which has no buttons or dials that stick out. It’s this design that also makes ceramic hobs extremely easy to clean and maintain.
Induction hobs look similar to ceramic hobs in design and by their touch-sensitive nature, but the way in which they cook is truly unique. When you place your saucepan or frying pan on an induction hob, all of the heat is generated in the cooking vessel. This means that whilst your pan is heating up, the hob itself is not. Any spills won’t be burnt on to the hob surface. There is some residual heat in the cooking zone after it is switched off but nowhere near as much as in a ceramic or electric hob, plus it cools much more quickly too. This makes the induction hob a much safer feature in the kitchen.
Domino hobs get their name from the classic game of dominoes; this is because they look like one of the pieces. They typically have two burners or heat zones and come in a range of different styles; you can get a domino hob in ceramic, electric, gas or induction. These options are great if you only need a small hob cooking area, or more commonly if you want to mix and match cooking styles – many people buy two different types of domino hob and then pair them together.
Take a look through our hob buying guide and discover how induction works, our top tips on cleaning and care for your hob, which models are best for each type of cook as well as jargon-busting explanations for induction, ‘bridging technology’ and eddy currents.
We understand it’s a difficult choice and we want to give you the best information on CDA products as possible. That’s why we’ve built you a buying guide…