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Our landlord installed this as the matching hob for the BEKO built-in oven (also reviewed). Obviously we thought this must be at the cheaper end of the scale and I see from the price comparisons that it can be bought for just under £100, so that's not bad.
I personally don't like electric hobs as much as gas hobs, but we have no gas in our flat. Initially I thought it looked really smart and is straightforward to use, each element has it's own dial and the temperatures can be adjusted from 1 to 6.
However, once I started using this I realised that like all of the cheaper electric hobs this one takes ages to reach a temperature you can cook with and then is far to hot. So temperature regulation is an issue. Also when the elements are hot the surrounding metal also gets searingly hot, which not only means you have to watch your hands etc, but that any spilt food that isn't wiped straight up gets welded to the hob.
Finally the hob surface stays really hot for a good half hour after you have switched everything off. Not ideal if you have kids that can reach the surface.
For the price I would say this is an adequate hob, it's the same as any other electric hob I've had in the past before. The only downside is because it is metallic you can't use abrasive cleaners like CIF so getting the burnt on marks off is quite difficult.
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