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We have a varied variety of cooking ranges available in market today. These can be grouped widely as under:

  • Hobs/Built-in - Hobs are more popular than conventional cooktops today. They function quite similar to conventional cooktops except that they are always built-in the kitchen slab. They fetch more points in terms of looks, safety and hygiene factors. There are 4 types of hobs prevalent in market today -
    • Built-in Gas Hob
    • Built-in Induction Hob
    • Built-in Electric Hob
    • Built-in Ceramic Hob
  • Cooktops - Cooktops are always placed above the kitchen slab. There are 3 types of cooktops prevalent in market today
    • Gas Cooktop
    • Induction Cooktop/Cooker
    • Electric Cooktop


Things to consider before buying a hob

Hobs function quite similar to conventional cooktops except that they are built-in and fetch more points in looks, safety and hygiene factors.

Hobs are always built-in into the kitchen slab. The hob fits into the aperture overlapping it and stands out. Since it is fixed, the cooking space is firm and sturdy unlike a cooktop. The surface/body design makes cleaning easy and simple. The risk of food particles getting collected is ruled out. The burners are of different types with support grills which allow you to place your heavy Roti/Dosa tawas, Big kadhai or Pressure cooker...

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Abbrevations

AI - Auto Ignition
AL - Aluminium Alloy
BW - Black/ White
FB/FBB - Forged brass burner
FDD - Flame Failure Device automatically switches the gas off in case the flame is blown out.
FRP - Flame Retarted Plastic
GT - Glass Top
HF - High Flame
HCT - Built in hob cum free standing cooktop
Hobtop - Can be used as freestanding cooktop cum hob
IN - In built
MR - Mirror Finish
MS - Mild steel pan supports
PL - Platinum
QJC - Quintuple Jet Control flames are even and blue.
SABAF - Italian burner for uniform flame distribution. Improves performance
SQ - Square
SS - Stainless Steel
SQF - Square Frame
SL - 3 Speed Sling for flame control
SWIRL - Medium size burner with multi flames unlike other medium size burners with single flame. It is made up of brass so that it is longer lasting.
TOP - Thermal Overload Protector
TR - Triple Ring


Design

Installation type
Cooktop

Cooktops are always placed above the kitchen slab. There are 3 types of cooktops prevalent in market today

  • Gas Cooktop
  • Induction Cooktop/Cooker
  • Electric Cooktop

Hob (Built-in)

Hobs are more popular than conventional cooktops today. They function quite similar to conventional cooktops except that they are always built-in the kitchen slab. They fetch more points in terms of looks, safety and hygiene factors. There are 4 types of hobs prevalent in market today -

  • Built-in Gas Hob
  • Built-in Induction Hob
  • Built-in Electric Hob
  • Built-in Ceramic Hob

Flame Failure Device (FFD)

While cooking, if the flame accidentally goes off, there's a chance of gas leakage. But not with There are few hobs in the market that are equipped with an ingenious device that automatically shuts off gas supply on detecting no flame. As safety cannot be compromised, the Flame Failure Device comes as a standard feature with few gas hobs.



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