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Hobs are an important part in a kitchen, playing a crucial role in the cooking process, and it can take a long time to find the right one for you and your home. Hobs are available in a variety of fuel types, such as gas, electric, induction, and ceramic. Each one offers different features and benefits, catering to a range of cooking preferences and requirements. For example, induction hobs provide precise control and energy efficiency, while gas hobs offer immediate heat and visual flame control.
Let's start with electric hobs. Electric hobs are known for their ease of use and versatility. They are generally easy to clean and maintain, and their temperature control is often responsive. Additionally, they can be suitable for a wide range of cookware. There are two main types of electric hob - ceramic and induction.
Ceramic hobs feature a smooth, glass-ceramic surface with heating elements underneath. The heat is transferred directly to the cookware placed on the surface. They are a popular choice due to their sleek design and ease of use. The smooth, flat surface is easy to clean, too. Spills and splatters can be wiped away with a damp cloth, and the lack of traditional burners eliminates the need for removing grates or burner caps. They also heat up relatively quickly, providing fast cooking times, and feature responsive temperature controls, allowing you to adjust the heat precisely for different cooking tasks.
AEG offer a small range of ceramic hobs in 3 widths - the standard 60cm, and the wider 80 and 90cm sizes, and feature some clever features and functions, such as Automax, Stop and Go, and extendable cooking zones. Automax brings the zone up to the boil and then will reduce it to the pre-selected powerlevel for the remainder of the cooking time. The extendable zones and oval multipurpose zones provide you with more flexibility and a wider choice over the size or shape of the pots and pans you use. The Stop and Go function reduces all zones to a 'keep warm' setting if cooking is interrupted. When you return to cooking, Stop+Go remembers the previously selected setting.
A few of the ceramic hobs are available with a stainless steel trim, which will coordinate nicely with a built in stainless steel oven and microwave. The majority though have a sleek bevelled edge that fits snugly with your worktop.
Induction hobs are fast becoming the most popular type of electric hob as they are far more responsive, quick and safe than other types. Induction hobs use magnetic fields to directly heat the cookware, making them highly efficient and precise. The heat is evenly distributed to the pots and pans, and the hob cools down instantly when you are done. The hob itself remains relatively cool, and the heat is generated only where the cookware makes contact with the surface.
Due to the popularity of induction cooking, more and more brands are investing in the technology, producing more and more advanced and specialised features and functions. AEG is no exception to this, with a wide range of induction hobs available in their catalogue. They currently have 4 induction hob collections in their catalogue.
The 3000 range are AEG's most basic induction hob, but they still feature some great technology. The 3000 induction hobs offer superior temperature control and brilliantly fast heat up times. Be in full control and go from simmer to boiling in just a mater of seconds. The 3000 hobs feature AEG's DirectTouch user interface, so you can control each zone individually. Simply place your pot or pan on the hob and control the heat zone using the plus or minus buttons. The controls and display are easy to use and read, providing responsive and precise heat. All of AEG's induction hobs feature the Child Safety lock - an invaluable function which ensures that the hob settings cannot be accidentally changed, so you can use the hob safely when your children are around.
The majority of the 3000 hobs also have the PowerBoost button which gives you an instant burst of heat that boils water in under 90 seconds- faster than an electric kettle. It's perfect for tasks like boiling potatoes, and other quick cooking jobs too, like searing meat. Another popular feature is the XL Triple Zone, a specialised hob zone the provides even heat that correlates to the size of the pot or pan being used. It can be used for pot sizes from 125mm to 320mm.
You can also choose a hob with AEG's Hob2Hood technology. The Hob2Hood® function connects the hob to your cooker hood. When you start cooking on the hob, it communicates wirelessly with a compatible Hob2Hood hood, which then automatically adjusts the fan speed based on the heat from the hob below.
The Hob2Hood® function connects the hob and the hood. The cooker hood automatically adjusts the fan speed based on the heat, without lifting a finger. Just make sure you have an AEG Hob2Hood® cooker hood to benefit from this feature.
A blast of fast! The PowerBoost function gives you an instant burst of heat, and can boil a pan of water in under 90 seconds, making it quicker than an electric kettle. PowerBoost is perfect for tasks that require you to boil a large pot of water quickly.
XL Triple Zone
You don't need a wide hob to make use of your larger pots and pans. Whether using small or large cookware, the specialised XL Triple Zone delivers even heating that correlates to the size of the pot or pan being used. It can be used for pot sizes from 125-320mm.
The 6000 Flex Induction Hob is perfect if you want to customize your cooking area. There are two versions of the Flex - those with FlexiBridge® and those with the Bridge. The FlexiBridge design lets you combine up to 4 segments to provide a consistent and even heat distribution for larger pans and dishes. Sharing the same temperature and time settings, the linked zones are ideal when you're cooking for dinner parties or bigger celebrations, or for cooking lots of dishes together that need extra space. If you don't need quite as much space, you can choose the Bridge design, which uses the same concept as the FlexiBridge® but combines two cooking zones together, instead of four. The 6000 models are available in 60cm and 80cm widths, and feature AEG's Hob2Hood technology, the responsive touch control display, and the PowerBoost function.
Another great function on the 6000 hob is the PowerSlide, which is found on the FlexiBridge® hobs. From boiling to simmering to keeping warm: when you need repeated quick heat changes to create a dish, use PowerSlide. Simply slide your pan from heat to heat, without stopping to adjust temperatures up and down as you re cooking. PowerSlide lets you fix different pre-set heats on part of your hob: choose your own, or use the hob's own pre-sets.
The FlexiBridge® hobs are also part of AEG's Pure Design range. The Pure hobs are designed to blend seamlessly into your worktop. When turned off, the hob is completely black- no zones, lines or prints are visible. When turned on, the cooking zones and touch controls come to life. The Pure Design combines a sleek aesthetic with responsive and modern functions, perfect for those with a more minimalist approach to style and interiors.
When you need repeated quick heat changes to create a dish, use PowerSlide. Simply slide your pan from heat to heat, without stopping to adjust temperatures up and down as you re cooking. PowerSlide lets you fix different pre-set heats on part of your hob: choose your own, or use the hob's own pre-sets.
The FlexiBridge® design allows you to customise your hob area, combining up to 4 segments with consistent heat distribution. Sharing the same temperature and time settings, the four linked zones are ideal when you're cooking for dinner parties or bigger celebrations, or for cooking lots of dishes together that need extra space.
The sleek and sophisticated Pure Design hobs blend seamlessly into your worktop. When turned off, the hob is completely black, with none of the zones, lines or print visible. When turned on, the cooking zones and touch controls light up in a stunning red. For an elevated and modern kitchen design.
The 7000 Sense hobs have sensors that assist your cooking. There are two types of 7000 Sense Hob - the SenseFry® and the SenseBoil. SenseFry® ensures a perfect fry and SenseBoil® detects and reduces rising bubbles to a low simmer. Both types of the 7000 Sense hob feature theHob2Hood® and PowerBoost functions.
The AEG SenseFry induction hob ensures your food is fried evenly. Pick your dish or select preferred frying level, and the hob maintains a precise heat from start to finish. The SenseFry hobs also feature the FlexiBridge induction zones, which allows you to combine up to 4 hob areas at once to accomodate larger pans.
The AEG induction hob with SenseBoil® function has a built-in sensor that detects when water inside cookware reaches boiling point. The hob automatically adjusts the temperature to reduce the bubbles to a controlled simmer, preventing water from boiling over. The sensor works when boiling water or water with potatoes. The SenseFry hobs also feature the Bridge induction zones so you can combine 2 hob areas at once to accomodate larger pans.
The Fry Sensor provides consistent frying for each dish. Just select the food and desired result and the hob will sense, control and regulate an even temperature across the surface of the hob and the pan.
The Boil Sensor detects rising bubbles and automatically adjusts the temperature settings, reducing it to a controlled simmer. No more montioring and also saving you both time and energy.
Full Colour Touch Controls
Available on select models, the Full Colour Touch Control user interface provides step by step guidance and live feedback, meaning you can cook with more confidence and take your cooking to the next level.
AEG's 9000 SensePro® hob with Assisted Cooking Sensors has a wireless food sensor that measures the core temperature of food so you can boil, fry and even sous vide. Boil pasta, simmer sauce, pan-fry a steak whether rare, medium or well-done. It's the personal sous chef for restaurant-style results at home.
It's also easy to control the SensePro® hob thanks to the Full Colour Touch Control display. Monitor live feedback for each zone and adjust the settings accordingly. It's an intuitive way to finesse the cooking process all it takes is a touch. Once a cooking zone is in use, its timer can be accessed quickly and conveniently via the touchscreen display. No toggling through menus or other zones. And because each dish can be precisely timed individually, absolute control over the cooking process is guaranteed. For added assurance, the Control Lock will prevent any alteration or activation of the hob's settings; simply lock the controls once the cooking functions have been selected. It can also be used to lock the hob in the off position for added safety. To maximise kitchen safety, the Child Lock can be activated to prevent the hob from being turned on accidentally.
The 9000 SensePro® hobs are AEG's most advanced range of hob, so they feature the majority of the fancy technologies that AEG has to offer, including the PowerBoost function and the Hob2Hood® technology. The hobs also feature the Bridge function, allowing you to combine two zones into one larger cooking area. The linked zones share the same temperature and time setting, making it ideal when you need to use bigger pans or griddles.
Full Colour Touch Control
The full colour touchscreen provides complete control over the hob. Monitor live feedback for each zone and adjust the settings accordingly.
Wireless Food Sensor
The wireless food sensor measures the core temperature for precise cooking, and is suitable for frying, boiling and even sous-vide.
Individual Zone Timers
Once a cooking zone is in use, its timer can be accessed via the touchscreen display. No toggling through menus or other zones.
Venting hobs, also known as extractors hobs or downdraft induction hobs, combine a cooktop and a built-in extractor fan into a single appliance. These hobs are designed to provide an integrated solution for cooking and ventilation, and they are becoming increasingly popular in modern kitchens.
Like traditional hobs, extractor hobs have cooking zones on the surface for placing pots and pans. Most are induction hobs, but a few brands offer electric hobs, or gas hobs. What sets extractor hobs apart is the built-in extractor fan located near the cooking zones. The extractor fan is designed to pull in cooking fumes, smoke, and odors directly from the cookware, and is usually located in the centre of the hob. Instead of having a traditional overhead range hood, extractor hobs use downdraft ventilation. The extractor fan is either built into the hob surface or rises from the countertop when in use. It pulls air downward, capturing cooking vapors at the source.
Extractor hobs offer flexibility in installation. Some models can be flush-mounted into the countertop, while others can be installed with a slight elevation for additional ventilation efficiency. There are two types of Venting Hob - Recirculation or Ducted. When installing a venting hob for Recirculation, the air circulates within the cabinet. For installation via Duct Out, you will need a hole in the wall so filtered air can escape outdoors. Both models feature built in innovative filters.
Recirculation: With no additional structure work required, Recirculation Hobs offer a simple installation process and minimal energy loss due to the warm air discharge. Less air goes out into the environment, making this a sustainable choice.
Ducted: With no additional cost for carbon filters, Duct Out Hobs offer a cost effective option by featuring resuable, cleanable grease filters. Combining a high airflow rate and high effectiveness at low extractor setting for added efficiency.
It's always important to check which installation type is most suitable for your kitchen and double check which Venting Hob models will be suitable for you. We always recommend consulting an experienced fitter, as well as the manufacturer fitting and installation guides prior to purchase.
Venting hobs usually offer the same features you'd find of a cooker hood. They typically offer adjustable fan speeds to accommodate different cooking needs. You can increase the fan speed for more intense cooking or reduce it for lighter tasks, and a lot of models also feature a Boost or Intensive mode. Venting hobs are often more streamlined and easy to clean than a traditional cooker hood, whilst also saving on space, making them particularly beneficial in kitchens with limited space or where a minimalist aesthetic is desired.
AEG Extractor Hobs
AEG Extractor Hobs feature their latest technology, with features designed to make cooking even easier, more efficient and sustainable. A popular feature is the Bridge design found on most models. With Bridge zones, you can combine two cooking zones into one large area for bigger or longer pots and pans. There's also Double Bridge - all the benefits of Bridge are are increased with the feature on both sides of the hob. The FlexiBridge® which lets you customise your own cooking area by combining up to four zones for pots & pans of all sizes. The most flexible design is the Double FlexiBridge®, which extends FlexiBridge® so that you have this function on both sides of the hob, doubling the flexibility and cooking area.
The Breeze function quietly clears the kitchen air after cooking, without disturbing the ambiance for you and your guests. Hob2Hood® technology allows for automated extraction during cooking. If you turn the temperature up or down on the hob, the extractor's fan will adjust itself accordingly. They also feature Auto mode extraction. If you turn the temperature up or down on the hob, the extractor's fan will adjust itself accordingly. You can press the Boost function on the extractor for instant powerful extraction. Boost is activated for 10 min to efficiently clean the kitchen air.
AEG Extractor Hobs are easy and quick to install, and they even offer a no piping solution when installing an Extractor Hob in recirculation mode. This means that no piping is visible, and the air circulates within the cabinet. Thanks to the innovative filtering system, the moisture is captured meaning there is no risk of condensation that could damage your furniture.
When installing an Extractor Hob for Recirculation, the air circulates within the cabinet. When installing an Extractor Hob for Duct Out you need a hole in the wall so the filtered air can escape outdoors.
- Ductless feeds directly into the back cavity when installed, recirculating the air down the back of the cabinets into the kitchen.
- Half Pipe feeds vertically down and out of the front cavity when installed, recirculating the air forward to the kitchen.
- Straight Down has fewer parts for the install, running directly out the cabinet to the exterior wall to vent.
- Left/Right Oriented has more parts for the install, to allow the choice for which wall is used to vent to the exterior.
Filters and Maintenance
AEG venting hobs feature an Active Carbon 2 in 1 Filter (Recirculation) that captures Odour & Grease directly during cooking, keeping your kitchen fresh and clean.
If you are cleaning the filters before you receive a notification, then rinse the filters with hot water. Do not use detergent. If needed, use a soft sponge to remove grease build up. Once rinsed, place filters in the oven at a maximum temperature of 60°C for a maximum time of 15 minutes.
After 100 hours of usage, you will receive a notification to clean the filter. Place the filters in the dishwasher without detergent and any other dishes. The dishwashing cycle should be between 65-70°C. Once cleaned, place filters in the oven at a temperature of 80°C for approximately 1 hour. 2-in-1 Filters can regenerate 8 times before needing to be replaced.
A Grease Filter can be rinsed manually with hot water and detergent, or placed in the dishwasher with detergent. Grease Filters can be cleaned as many times as you like without needing to be replaced and are a sustainable option with one filter lasting the entire lifecycle of the hob it is in.
With an AEG Extractor Hob, you can fit a full depth drawer underneath with no issues, meaning more space for your bulky utensils or even pots and pans. An extractor hob can be installed in worktops starting with 4mm to make the most out of the space you can.
Duct Out models come with washable grease filters. They remove grease from the kitchen air and can be cleaned in the dishwasher, without other items. Other filter styles vary by appliance. Visit shop.aeg.co.uk to find suitable parts and accessories.
You don't need to buy any additional parts for a Recirculation model unless you choose Half-Pipe Recirculation. For Duct Out models you will need to buy the additional parts required from shop.aeg.co.uk, in either Straight Out or Left/Right Oriented kit sets.
Double FlexiBridge® extends FlexiBridge® so that you have this function on both sides of the hob. Doubling the ultimate flexibility and cooking area.
The Breeze function quietly and effectively clears the kitchen air after cooking, without disturbing the ambiance for you and your guests.
Auto Mode Extraction
If you turn the temperature up or down on the hob, the extractor's fan will adjust itself accordingly so all your focus goes into your food.
Gas hobs are a popular choice for many due to their responsiveness, precise control over heat, and versatility. AEG offers a range of gas hobs known for their quality, performance, and innovative features. AEG gas hobs are designed to provide precise and efficient cooking experiences.
AEG gas hobs are known for providing precise control over the flame intensity, thanks to the FlameLight, Speed Burners and StepPower designs. These features allow for accurate temperature adjustments during cooking. The bright LEDs of the FlameLight show you the flame power levels from 1 to 9. The LEDs also vividly show you whether a knob is turned on or off, and if pan supports are still hot after use. With StepPower Controls, the heat can be set at levels 1 to 9, with each ascending increment offering more power, so controlling the heat of the hob is far more precise than on a typical gas hob. The Speed Burners are designed to allow the flames to directly target the bottom of the pan, providing quicker heat and greater efficiency. These high-speed burners get you cooking up to 20% faster. AEG gas hobs also feature a convenient Minute Minder, allowing you to monitor the progress of your cooking and always stay in absolute control of the food you’re creating.
AEG's Gas Stop feature is the safer way to cook for added peace of mind. Should the hob flame go out, it stops the fuel supply automatically, ensuring perfect safety. To maximise kitchen safety, you can also use the Child Lock to prevent the hob from being turned on accidentally. If you have to step away from the hob for a minute, the Stop+Go function reduces all zones to a 'keep warm' setting for you. Stop+Go remembers the previously selected setting once you resume cooking. With Integrated Ignition, all you have to do is gently turn and press the knob, to effortlessly and comfortably spark a flame from the hob.
Experience precision on the hob with StepPower controls. The heat can be set at levels 1 to 9, with each ascending increment offering more power and outstanding results.
The hobs comes with a convenient Minute Minder, allowing you to monitor the progress of your cooking and always stay in absolute control of the food you’re creating.
The LED Indicators show if the knobs are turned on or off, providing easy to read information. A residual heat indicator offers visual feedback on whether any pan supports are still hot.
AEG pride themselves in their attention to details and design aesthetics, and their gas hobs have a modern and stylish appearance that will greatly complement contemporary kitchen designs. Their Gas on Glass hobs are particular popular - the gas burners are mounted on black ceramic glass to offer the stylish aesthetic of ceramic with the versatility of gas cooking. Not only do they look stunning, but they're also much easier to clean than their stainless steel counterparts.
All of AEG's gas hobs come equipped with durable and high-quality cast iron pan supports. For maximum stability, the cast iron pan supports have silicon feet which prevent them tipping or slipping. These supports allow you to slide pans effortlessly off the heat instead of having to lift them.
There's two different control types to choose from - the traditional sword dials or the touch control LED display. The steel capped rotary dials are flush to the surface, easy to clean and simple to use, and are found on the majority of AEG's gas hobs. The advanced TouchSure hobs have highly responsive electronic touch controls, so the temperature and power can be regulated more quickly and accurately on the one sleek and safe surface.
Cast Iron Pan Supports
Add a professional look to your kitchen with durable and premium cast iron pan supports. Continuous cast iron pan supports let you slide your cookware easily and safely without having to lift them for a seamless cooking experience.
On the TouchSure hobs, the temperature can be regulated quickly and accurately via highly responsive electronic touch controls. Just one sleek and safe surface that enables absolute command over the cooking process.
Experience fuller flavour in your favourite dishes with the Powerful Wok Burner. It generates intense, direct heat – ideal for searing seafood and locking in mouth-watering stir-fry flavours. Wok cooking mastered.
Dual Fuel Hobs
There’s no need to choose between gas and induction heating anymore! Dual Fuel hobs gives you the benefits of both, with gas as well as induction cooking zones. AEG are one of the few premium brand who offer dual fuel hobs in their range, and their models combine some of their technology from their induction and gas hobs into one dual fuel appliance. Having both an induction cooking zone and gas burners means you can choose the optimal heat source for the food you are cooking, and keep using all of your favorite pans.
There are usually one or two gas burners and two or three induction zones on an AEG dual fuel model, depending on the width of the hob. They often feature the bridge zone design so you can join two induction zones together to make one big area. The zones usually have the Power Boost function for an extra surge of heat, as well as a having individual zone timers.
The gas side features AEG's StepPower, allowing you to control the heat on your hob precisely. The heat can be set at levels from 1 to 9 for reliable results. The efficient Vertical Flame burners save up to 20% on energy , whether you are boiling water for pasta or searing food in a wok. The individual cast iron pan support are designed in separate pieces making them very easy to handle, and they can also be cleaned in the dishwasher.
The controls for the gas burners are separate to those for the induction. You control the gas flames using the rotary front controls, flush fitted to the glass panel. The induction zones are controlled using a LED touch display.