15 best cheap hobs

Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.

Buying a built-in hob is attractive to many. What for spend money on a bulky gas stove if the oven replaces microwave, and the place in the kitchen, as often happens, is completely not dimensionless? In addition, the compact panel is easier to fit into the interior is easier to maintain and, just as importantly, cheaper buy.

Therefore, the choice of models, and the choice of designs of hobs a lot. Gas hobs are an obvious choice for gasified homes: their operation is inexpensive, like service, after turning off the burner, it cools quickly enough and becomes safe. But do not forget about the explosiveness natural gas, as well as the dangers of open fire. In this plan electrical panels with incandescent elements are safer on order. The surface of the electric hob can be made absolutely flat, simplifying to the limit and caring for her. But then they require a powerful input of electricity (the line needs to be pulled directly from the meter and a wire of large cross section), for a long time not cool off. In this regard, induction models are more convenient and safe: when they work, the bottom of the dishes heats up, and not a burner. Therefore, the induction panel left on absolutely safe – no problem to its surface touch, and the food “escaping” from the pan will not burn to the panel. Of course, these panels also have their drawbacks – they heat up can only dishes with pronounced magnetic properties, that is, not even the whole stainless steel is suitable for this, not to mention heat-resistant glass and ceramics. However, this is compared to winning convenience and safety are not the biggest victims, are they? More another flaw common among budget models: instead of a smooth change in power, the burner starts switch off after some cooling of the dishes turns on – that is, by boiling water, for example, it is clearly seen that it even visually goes intermittently. More advanced induction models with PWM power control from this drawback spared, but also cost much more.

Rating of the best inexpensive hobs

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best low-cost induction hobs 1 Indesit VIA 640 0 C 24 200 rub.
2 Weissgauff HI 640 BS 15 990 rub.
3 Beko HII 64400 ATX 20 790 rub.
The best inexpensive electric hobs 1 Electrolux EHF 96547 FK 20 990 rub.
2 Indesit RI 260 C 17 400 rub.
3 Bosch PKE645B17 22 990 rub.
4 Hotpoint-Ariston HR 622 C 16 590 rub.
5 Weissgauff HV 641 BS 12 990 rub.
6 Samsung CTR432NB02 13 990 rub.
The best inexpensive gas hobs 1 Weissgauff HGG 641 WGH 13 490 rub.
2 Indesit PR 642 (BK) 16 690 rub.
3 MAUNFELD EGHG 64.1CB / G 16 490 rub.
4 Fornelli PGA 60 Grazia Ivory 19 390 rub.
The best inexpensive combination cooktops 1 Gorenje K 6N20 IX 14 000 rub.
2 Simfer H60V31O512 15 000 rub.

The best low-cost induction hobs

Indesit VIA 640 0 C

Rating: 4.9

Indesit VIA 640 0 C

The hob is designed in a minimalist style – and its working black ceramic glass surface and control buttons in one color. Only the Indesit logo stands out in the corner. Installation panels – independent, that is, it can be embedded without restrictions and without reference to the oven. Management – touch, quite convenient: for example, to adjust the power heating the selected burner, just swipe your finger across control zone to the right (power increase) or to the left (decrease): in the age of smartphones, this is understandable without reading the instructions. For each burner, you can set your own timer.

Heating zones in three sizes: one with a diameter of 145 mm, two with 180 each mm, the last – 210 mm. The control of the availability of dishes on panels and automatic shutdown of the corresponding heating zone, if the dishes are removed. For safety, the stove is provided “child mode” when all touch controls are blocked, except the power button – but it also needs to be held for about 20 seconds. Also, the manufacturer did not forget about controlling the residual temperature – when removing hot dishes on the screen, the H symbol lights up, indicating that the surface still retained heat from the dishes. The same the indicator will indicate immediately if you place cookware on the burner the wrong type.

It is worth pointing out the feature of the panel marked by the owners. It very sensitive to voltage drops (burners do not heat up, error F02, F04 or C84 is issued) – with insufficient cross-section power wiring or problems with power from the substation normal use of the hob will not be possible. For solutions of this problem we can recommend installing a stabilizer appropriate power: note that the panel can consume up to 7.2 kW, that is, a stabilizer is not needed cheaply.

Advantages

  • Intuitive touch controls;
  • A design that will fit into the interior;
  • Fast heating.

disadvantages

  • Demand for power;
  • Lack of PWM adjustment (after boiling the hotplate heat up and turn off with noticeable pauses, boiling does not constantly supported).

Weissgauff HI 640 BS

Rating: 4.8

Weissgauff HI 640 BS

Except that the heating zones are not indicated by circles, but crosses, Weissgauf in design is very similar to Indesit. For example, burner power adjustment is carried out in the same way here – touch slider. Number of burners and their total power also similar – 4 burners in total consume up to 7.2 kW power. However, all four crosses are the same size, despite the power of the burners is different – in this regard, the circles are different diameter, like Indesit, is much more convenient. I’ll have to remember that the upper right and lower left burners are more powerful and designed for larger pots and pans (note that in many similar models the HV 640 BS used exactly circles).

Weissgauf’s controls and displays are simpler and more intuitive than Indesit. Above the long power slider are located power indicators of each of them next to the pictograms, indicating a specific burner. However, even without these icons and so everything is clear, since the indicators are placed in in the same order as the burners: 2×2. The pictograms themselves are also touch controls – they are used to turn on and switching off burners (the slider does not need to be removed “to zero”), selecting the burner for setting the timer. Timer indicator – separate, located on the right. The timer can be set for any burner for up to 99 minutes. Availability sensor provided cookware on the burner and, accordingly, an indicator of residual heat after removing the dishes (a figure indicating the set level power, changes to the symbol H).

Compared to Indesit, this hob is noisier – primarily due to the operation of the cooling fan. Automatic machine there is also no boiling with PWM power control, after boiling water the stove starts to turn off the burner completely within the threshold temperature hysteresis, then turning it back on to the set power before boiling.

Advantages

  • Extremely simple and intuitive controls;
  • Ease of cleaning;
  • High heating rate.

disadvantages

  • Noisiness
  • Intermittent power during boiling;
  • According to the labeling of the burners, it is not clear what power each has.

Beko HII 64400 ATX

Rating: 4.7

Beko HII 64400 ATX

The Beko hob has separate heating zones circles of different diameters, which is more convenient than Weissgauf “crosses”, but at For this reason, the smallest circle is for some reason shifted to the right edge of the panel: this interferes with the installation of dishes, and the visual asymmetry itself spoils design. Four burners, as well as competing models, four, both of them the left ones are of the same diameter (180 mm), but their power is the same as that of the largest 210mm top right, reduced power only a 145 mm. The total power is 7.2 kW, so according to the heating possibilities, all three plates in our rating can considered virtually identical.

There is no power adjustment slider here. For adjustment you need select the touch button-pictogram of the corresponding heating zone, and then increase or decrease the amount displayed on the screen next to the icon with the plus and minus buttons. Therefore, for convenience This panel loses control and Weissgauf, and Indesit. But at All burners provide boost power for the fastest heating (from 1.6 to 1.8 kW at a small burner and from 2 kW to 2.3 at the rest) – for this you need, pre-setting for selected burner maximum power level (“9”), again click on the plus.

PWM power control here, as in other budget hobs, not here either. But it’s about this model that reviews owners repeatedly indicate that at a power level of less than 3 the pauses between on and off are excessively long.

Advantages

  • The possibility of using the “afterburner” burners;
  • Simple enough control.

disadvantages

  • Small heating zone displaced to the edge;
  • Lack of adjustment slider;
  • Excessive pauses when operating at low power.

The best inexpensive electric hobs

Electrolux EHF 96547 FK

Rating: 4.9

Electrolux EHF 96547 FK

Visually, this hob is no different from inductive – the same minimalistic black plane. But with At the same time, it can be immediately seen on the panel layout that the manufacturer did not forget about the possibility of installing oblong dishes like gooseberries (upper right burner), and added a “multi-sized” heating zone bottom left. Both of these expansion zones are turned on and off. separate button. The total power of the burners is 7.1 kW. Note that this is far from the same as comparable 7.2 kW for induction panels from our rating: the efficiency of induction panels is higher.

The control panel is extremely simple and convenient, we can call its reference: each burner is assigned a separate touch slider, no need to pre-select for adjustment specific burner. Another useful feature is the Eco Timer, which, when setting the cooking time, takes into account the residual heat burners and cuts off the power before the set time, saving electricity and allowing you to remove dishes already from a colder surface that will need less time to cool. Сенсорная кнопка Stop&Go позволяет быстро “притормозить”cook on the burner and resume it just as quickly.

Since the thermal inertia of electric hobs much more than inductive, “stepwise” control power is not felt. As it cools longer, the indication residual heat – three-stage: the panel immediately shows that the panel is still too hot or, on the contrary, has almost cooled down.

It is worth noting that as many as 14 levels of power adjustment, used here are practically useless in practice: owners indicate that realistically how “slow heating” is already accounted for use only levels 10-11, lower levels per se useless. The most convenient way to use the “automatic heating “when the burner is switched on and warmed up at maximum power, and then it goes into the mode set by the slider: so faster. Also note that touch control sensitive to splashes, which can be dangerous if splashed drops will lead to the inclusion of a free burner, on which, for example, an almost empty kettle can stand. Therefore do not forget about the “children’s mode” in which touch control is blocked.

Advantages

  • The presence of two expandable heating zones;
  • Three-stage indication of residual heating;
  • Eco Timer saves energy.

disadvantages

  • Slow heating
  • Practically useless low power modes;
  • Touchpad too sensitive.

Indesit RI 260 C

Rating: 4.8

Indesit RI 260 C

This hob has four burners, all of which are placed without much symmetry, which visually looks unpleasant. The owners note that their location is not the most logical. Expandable there is only one heating zone. Moreover, it expands only in diameter (120/210 mm) – a special zone for long dishes, like Electrolux EHF 96547 FK, not here. It is this zone that is used usually most often, but for some reason it is located on the far row. The controls are also less convenient (you must first select the burner for settings, then set the power level with the plus or minus buttons, separate Electrolux touch sliders are much more ergonomic).

The removal of controls in the lower right corner, which required it is strange to arrange the burners, it has a logical justification: when the operation of panels of this type having a common glass-ceramic the surface, it heats up very much – so the buttons the “coldest” corner, next to low-power burners.

Advantages

  • Fairly fast heating;
  • Easy to clean.

disadvantages

  • Only one expandable zone, no expandable in length at all;
  • Unaesthetic design.

Bosch PKE645B17

Rating: 4.7

Bosch PKE645B17

Bosch frame hob also has some asymmetric design, but looks more attractive than Indesit. The largest burner is located in the usual place, bottom-right – but because of this, the control buttons located in the center are strongly heat up with prolonged use of this burner time. Unfortunately, there are no expandable heating zones at all, nor in diameter, not in length.

Management similar to Indesit RI 260 C – just the same you need select the burner, and then use the plus or minus buttons to set the level power. In this case, the adjustment buttons are visually made so that resemble a slider. Power control – seventeen-step, but, as with the Electrolux EHF 96547 FK, in practice this the number of steps is not necessary. 145mm burner has heater power 1.2 kW, 180 mm – two kilowatt. The 210 mm burner is the most powerful – 2.1 kW. Indicator residual heat – two-stage.

Advantages

  • Convenient location of burners.

disadvantages

  • Lack of expandable zones;
  • Low power 145 mm hotplate.

Hotpoint-Ariston HR 622 C

Rating: 4.6

Hotpoint-Ariston HR 622 C

The largest diameter heating zone is made here expandable (120/210 mm) and placed in the far row, which is not always conveniently. For less heat control buttons moved to the bottom right corner, like Indesit RI 260 C, but the burners themselves are located more symmetrically, visually Hotpoint-Ariston wins. Power control – plus-minus buttons, without a slider.

Residual heat indicator – single-stage, for cookers with such thermal inertia is not very convenient. Touch buttons are enough “oak”, their reaction is not as fast and sharp as that of the same “Electrolux”, but in practice this has its advantages: reviews owners plate does not suffer from false positives from splashes of water or oil falling on the touch buttons.

Advantages

  • The presence of an expandable heating zone;
  • Moderate heating of the button area.

disadvantages

  • Lack of longitudinal expansion;
  • Loud crack of the relay when the power is turned on burners.

Weissgauff HV 641 BS

Rating: 4.5

Weissgauff HV 641 BS

At this hob, the boundaries of the heating zones are not aligned centers, and along the edges of the contour, which is why dishes should not be placed on them so comfortable (and the edges get hotter, which potentially increases the likelihood of cracking). But the burners themselves are located logically – in the bottom row are the most often used (medium diameter and small, expandable to 23 cm maximum diameter – more than many models panels). Note that all areas here are more familiar to many manufacturers – 165 mm instead of 145, 200 mm instead of 180, 230 instead 210. There is no “longitudinal” extension.

Management, as with Weissgauf induction panels – with a common all burners with a touch slider, which requires preliminary Select the cooking zone with the corresponding icon. 9steps of adjustment – a reasonable optimum, the slider and displays are not overloaded with a large number of intermediate stages, which, as the example of other panels in today’s ranking shows, useless: in this both the owners and our experts are unanimous agree. Here, half the scale is operational, unlike models with a lot of steps, where the owners really use only the last third.

The total power of the burners is slightly less than 7 kW, this allows panels quickly enough to warm up – especially if Expandable burner is used.

Advantages

  • Convenient arrangement of burners (but it was worth shifting them from the edges of the contour to the center).
  • Slider control;
  • Large area of ​​zones in comparison with many competitors heating up.

disadvantages

  • Offset to the edges of the burner.

Samsung CTR432NB02

Rating: 4.4

Samsung CTR432NB02

This compact panel has only two burners, so it optimal for small families living in cramped conditions. A more powerful burner is located closer to the wall during installation, but because of its small size, it is not far to reach it. Customization power is simple – with plus or minus buttons for each burner separately.

The burner power is moderate – 1.2 kW for a 145 mm and 1.8 kW for a 180 mm. Therefore, they warm up enough long, but also the overall surface of the panel due to the small area nevertheless heats up very much with prolonged cooking. Expansion not provided for by any.

Advantages

  • Ability to install in the most cramped conditions;
  • Good reliability.

disadvantages

  • Only two burners (and many owners say that a small one should be made larger and more powerful);
  • Excessive sensor sensitivity.

The best inexpensive gas hobs

Weissgauff HGG 641 WGH

Rating: 4.9

Weissgauff HGG 641 WGH

A useful feature of this model is the double wok burner. bottom left, allowing evenly warm massive dishes large diameter. Her thermal power is 3.4 kW, so she able to cope with tasks that will not be up to competitors with electric or induction heaters – for example, homebrew lovers will appreciate it.

Automatic for all four burners. electric ignition and gas control. Durable cast iron grill easily cleaned, but her owners note one drawback – the central the cutout is the same in size for all four burners, which is why average Turk for brewing coffee on a small burner to put uncomfortable.

Advantages

  • Automatic ignition;
  • Gas control on all burners;
  • Double-circuit wok burner.

disadvantages

  • The cutout on the grill of the small burner was worth making less.

Indesit PR 642 (BK)

Rating: 4.8

Indesit PR 642 (BK)

This hob is minimalistic – instead of the overall a cast-iron grate for each burner each has its own, cross design. The largest burner is distant to the wall, which not always convenient. Electric ignition and gas control are provided.

The main inconvenience, according to the owners – this is just lattice design that does not allow reliable installation on the panel large pots. This is also prevented by the proximity burners – two pots nearby already interfere with each other. And absolutely a flat surface with the “runaway” of water or milk is inevitable will cause it to drain to the floor in all directions.

Advantages

  • Stylish design;
  • Easy to clean.

disadvantages

  • The proximity of the burners.

MAUNFELD EGHG 64.1CB / G

Rating: 4.7

MAUNFELD EGHG 64.1CB / G

Ergonomics at the panel are designed well – in the near to the owner the largest ones are installed (thermal power – 2.6 kW) and smallest (1 kW) burners, two 1.7 kW average distant. The control knobs are offset towards the small burner, therefore when cooking on a high flame on a large burner, not so much heat up, as on panels with a central arrangement of handles. Lattices, as well as at Indesit PR 642 (BK) – individual.

The panel itself is made in Turkey, but uses components European – Sourdillion gas jets (France), SABAF burners (Italy). Included are additional jets to work from balloon. Unfortunately, the owners note that both the grilles and burner surfaces do not have enough effective anti-corrosion coating, which is why they have to be cleaned more often and longer.

Advantages

  • Reliable gas control;
  • Convenient location of burners and knobs.

disadvantages

  • Weak corrosion protection for burners and grills.

Fornelli PGA 60 Grazia Ivory

Rating: 4.6

Fornelli PGA 60 Grazia Ivory

This hob has a high side, therefore, unlike from Indesit and Maunfeld, with small volumes of runaway fluid it does not leak to the floor, gathering inside the sides. Location burners and knobs are similar to Maunfeld. Lattices – common on two rings, which allows you to easily set the overall the dishes.

The biggest burner is double row, like the Weissgauff HGG 641 WGH, while its thermal power is even slightly higher – 3.6 kW. The top panel is stamped from metal, not from hardened glass, like other rating models, which reduces the price, but, by customer reviews, this panel is not always stamped exactly what makes embedding difficult (gaps remain), and its stiffness small.

Advantages

  • Recess for collecting fluid;
  • Powerful wok burner.

disadvantages

  • Insufficient rigidity of the metal panel.

The best inexpensive combination cooktops

Gorenje K 6N20 IX

Rating: 4.9

Gorenje K 6N20 IX

The panel is made of stainless steel, so you can not fear enamel chips – it is simply not here. Four burners, from the right ones are gas (both small, 46 and 94 mm), the left – electric (145 and 180 mm). The most powerful – 94 mm, she provides thermal power up to 3 kW, electric are calculated by 1.5 and 2 kW, respectively. With this selection of diameters and The panel has come out quite versatile and will always help out in case of power failure in the network. Electric planes burners – cast iron.

The panel is compact, which has its own minus – the owners note the inconvenience of installing overall promises on the near electric burner, handles are too close to it.

Advantages

  • Successful selection of standard sizes and power burners;
  • Stainless steel makes it easy to clean;
  • Side for protection against dripping.

disadvantages

  • Closely arranged burners and handles.

Simfer H60V31O512

Rating: 4.8

Simfer H60V31O512

There is only one electric burner in this panel (top-left), the rest are gas. Cast iron grills cover two burners (more precisely, the left electric burner only surrounds for stability, there are no ribs on it in this place). Surface – enameled, with a small indentation for collecting fluid.

The burners are spaced wide enough when installing the overall it doesn’t interfere with each other – in this regard, the layout is more successful than Gorenje. The most powerful burner has a heat power 3 kW, the smallest – 1 kW, so we can call the panel is quite versatile.

Advantages

  • Convenient layout;
  • Gas control on all burners.

disadvantages

  • Only one electric burner.


Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.

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