I recently interacted with a very confused customer who just simply couldn’t decide between a cooktop and a hob. I thought it could be an interesting piece of information to share.
A Gas Cooktop is a gas stove with stand which is quite a portable product. Traditionally and even today one could find many home owners using Gas cooktops in their kitchens.
Whereas a Built-in-Hob is like a permanent gas stove top. To install a built it hob the counter top (Granite countertop) is altered by cutting where the hob is installed. Leaving just the burners and upper surface visible, everything else like the gas pipe and the cooking rage is concealed, giving a neat look and finish. Built-in-hobs, aesthetically make a great statement to your kitchens.
At Blowhot- there are some extremely good models available in both cooktops and built in hob cooking range like glass finish, fancy looking, decorative cooking range that look very stylish.
One disadvantage of Built-in-Hobs is that the cooking time in more as compared to gas cooktop. The burners in Built-in-Hob are of European style where the flame is slow unlike gas cooktop. So you will surely find a difference in cooking time if you have used a gas cooktop earlier.
Cooktop and built in hobs are available in 2 burner, 3 burner, 4 burner and 5 burner sizes. Built in hobs are honestly expensive as compared to cooktops. In cities like Mumbai & Pune You can easily buy a basic 2 burner cooktop for Rs. 1,500 whereas the starting range for built in hobs is Rs. 8000 that goes on to Rs. 20,000 – Rs. 25,000 as per design, style and number on burners. Also built in hobs are high in maintenance. But these definitely add style and statement to your kitchens.
Therefore the choice is yours, as customer is King!