“ Brand: DeLonghi / Type: Gas Hob / Built-in / Model: DHJ70ST FSD / Material: Stainless Steel „
DELONGHI DGH70ST FSD BUILT IN 70CM HOB UNIT.
Right at the end of November catastrophe hit the kitchen our trusted and much loved cooker, hob and dishwasher all died on us all within the space of a week. The service engineer after much banging and knocking about finally condemned them to another life!
Panic galore set in as we were about to leave the country on holiday and would not return until the day before Christmas Eve which would have left my daughter without anything to cook on or an oven in which to cook not to mention we were due to have guests at Christmas. We flew down to Comet at supersonic speed and picked out a hob unit and an oven. We had never even considered the large looking five ringed hob units before simply because we thought they would not fit in the fitted kitchen unit so we were quite surprised when we heard that they actually fitted in the same hole as an ordinary sized hob unit. The unit will fit into a standard sized hole measuring 650mm by 480mm which is the standard cut out for most hob units. The units dimensions are as follows W 68CM, D 50Cm, H 5CM respectively.
We chose the Delonghi DGH70ST FSD unit which we thought was very reasonably priced at £224.63 with a one year guarantee. We could pick it up from the store a couple of days later which I did. This saved an unnecessary delivery charge.
Who are Delonghi?
Delonghi is an Italian company making good quality Kitchen equipment, heaters and coffee machines amongst other things. Their UK base is in Havant Hampshire and their Italian head office is based in Treviso, Italy. Their products are sold throughout the UK in a variety of department stores and electrical appliance shops.
The Hob Unit.
The unit is built of stainless steel with five cooking rings including two standard burners, simmer one burner, one rapid burner and the super triple ringed wok burner with a special removable wok support. The pan supports seem quite sturdy and do not move about during the cooking process.
The control knobs are at the front of the unit which are ideally placed without having to lean over any used rings to reach them. I think it is quite an impressive piece of kitchen equipment and it is aesthetically pleasing to look at too and has enhanced the look of the kitchen.
Since fitting we have gone into overdrive cooking on the hob producing fully cooked food quite quickly and efficiently.
So far we have been very impressed with the performance of the hob. You are able to instantly control the rate of gas flow for cooking and have found the wok burner extremely impressive giving very high heat to the base and lower side surface of the wok which actually reduces cooking time as you can cook whatever you are preparing in the wok quickly and evenly. Not only are there five rings to cook on but by using the steamer as well we can maximise what we are cooking on top of the hob without having to wait for something to cook and juggle about with different pans.
The surface of the cooker is easy to clean and does not seem to mark at all and the pan holders seem to be quite sturdy and do not slide about at all.
Would I recommend it?
Well so far we have been very impressed with it so I would definitely say yes as there are a good range of gas burners and should you not wish to use the wok stand you can remove it giving you five full rings to cook on. It seems to have been built quite sturdily and we are impressed with how it performs and looks. Overall I would award the Hob unit 5 stars as I am very pleased with our rapid panic purchase.
Roll over Jamie Oliver I won't let you in my kitchen!!!! (Alright, alright my wife's Kitchen!)
Electronic Hob / Short name: DeLonghi DHJ70ST FSD