Stove & hob buying guide

Stove & hob buying guide

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Stoves help reduce your time in the kitchen since they are more adaptable, efficient, and packed with useful functions. In order to assist you in choosing the best kitchen stove for the way you and your family cook, we have produced a handy buying guide.

A reliable stove, also occasionally known as hob, stove burner or cooktop, is a necessity when it comes to cooking. Our Premium American stove models from Frigidaire offer excellent control, are simple to maintain and can prepare meals that bring your family together.

For advice on selecting the ideal Frigidaire stove for your kitchen, check out our tips below.

1. How To Choose Cooking Stove Size

It's crucial to think about every aspect of a stove's size while shopping for one. Not only you should think about the width of the hob but also the number of different cooking zones it offers and whether they are flexible.

The typical stove size is 60cm, which is adequate for most households, but some brands also provide stoves that are as small as 30cm, slightly larger at 70cm and the largest at 90cm. The maximum kitchen flexibility may be achieved by combining a 30cm gas or induction stove with a 60cm stove of a different kind.

Typically, stoves come with 4 burners. However, you might also find other configurations below:

  • 3 burners: 1 large and 2 small
  • 4 burners of different sizes with 1 offering adjustable sizing between large and small
  • 4 burners: multiple sizes with 2 being able to combine into 1 large zone

2. Types of Stoves

Induction Cooktops

While not being the most common electric stove type right now, Induction cooking popularity is growing as it is incorporated into most contemporary kitchen designs. Thanks to its accuracy in temperature control and overall efficient performance, induction cooking excels in many aspects.

Ideal for:

  • Small family - large family
  • Apartment living
  • Rental properties

Features to consider before buying an induction cooktop:

Boiling or high heat in no time

PowerBoost offers you a rapid boil or high heat in a matter of seconds, giving you more time back in or out of the kitchen.

Speed up cleaning process

The flat ceramic glass surface, an induction stove offers not only a design that fits seamlessly into any kitchen aesthetic but sensitive touch control taking you from simmering to boiling and back again, instantly.

Safety first

Kitchen safety comes before everything else. Induction stoves come with residual heat indicators allowing you to know when the stove is completely cooled and a child safety feature which locks the controls so small wandering hands cannot create mischief in the kitchen.

Choose a high-quality induction cooktop from our best-selling products below:


  • Elegant black ceramic glass surface
  • Minute minder function lets you set the duration for your cooking zones
  • Pot detection to use energy more efficiently
  • PowerBoost function brings zero to boil in no time
  • Pot detection to use energy more efficiently
  • Sensitive touch controls to apply precise changes

Ceramic Hobs

Although it's a popular misconception that induction or ceramic hobs are the same, you will find that ceramic hobs typically require more time to achieve the correct temperature and have a slower heat reaction time.

Ideal for:

  • Medium family
  • Rental property

Features to consider before buying a ceramic hob:

Safety first

Ceramic stoves come with 3 step residual heat indicators showing activated hotplates as well as hotplates that are still cooling down.

Easy to clean

With a durable glass surface, a ceramic stove is easy to clean. With a quick wipe you are able to maintain your kitchen looking its best.

Touch control

The glass surface of a ceramic stove allows you to adjust your stove temperature with ease of a fingertip.

Choose a high-quality ceramic stove from our best-selling products below:

  • Flat ceramic glass surface makes it easier to clean burnt-on grease and grime
  • Safety first with 3 step residual heat indicator
  • Sensitive touch controls take you from simmering to boiling and back again, almost instantly
  • Elegant black ceramic glass surface
  • Sensitive touch controls to apply precise changes
  • Child lock function stops your kids from accidentally operating the hob

Gas Stoves

Gas stoves are common amongst cooking enthusiasts and more traditional homes due to the quick and strong heat they provide. With the electric ignition, you can quickly begin cooking. A major benefit of using gas for cooking is that the bare flame makes it easier to see the heat.

Ideal for:

  • Family
  • Entertainer
  • Serious Home Cook

Features to consider before buying a gas stove:

Use high heat for flavorful dishes

With a wok burner, you are able to cook with high heat and even flame distribution. Ranging from 14-19 MJ/h you can lock in the flavor when cooking with gas.

Family safety first

Flat trivet design ensures the base of your pots and pans are fully supported, giving you a safe and stable cooking environment.

Surface indicator

Similarly to induction stoves, gas hobs also come with surface indicator to let you know the hotplates are completely cooled down


Gas stoves coming with anti-fingerprint stainless steel and smudge-free finish look like new for longer, preserving the shiny look and feel of your kitchen.

Choose a high-quality gas stove from our best-selling products below:


  • Powerful wok burner brings your wok to high heat with even flame distribution
  • Flat design of cast iron trivets ensures safe and stable cooking environment
  • Hot surface indicators clearly show if the hotplates are activated or still cooling down
  • Powerful wok burner brings your wok to high heat with even flame distribution
  • Flat design of cast iron trivets ensures safe and stable cooking environment
  • Hot surface indicators clearly show if the hotplates are activated or still cooling down

3. Stove Design & Other Considerations

Installation Costs

With the purchase of any appliance, installation fees or other necessary kitchen modifications should be taken into account.

Before purchasing a gas stove, make sure that you have a gas connection and whether your connection is natural or LPG ensuring the stove you choose is compatible. If you are considering induction cooking, it’s necessary to evaluate your kitchen power to see if you have enough amps to operate an induction stove.

New Cookware Investment

Although most contemporary cookware is induction compatible, there are still many pieces on the market that are not. This may require you to buy new pots and pans.

Grab a magnet and check to see if the base of your pots and pans attracts the magnet before mentally adding up the additional prices. If they do, you can start cooking with induction any time.

4. Support & Service

We have a Customer Care team available seven days a week to help you over the phone, as well as a nationwide network of professional technicians and carefully selected service agents. Offering a set price guarantee with no additional hidden labor expenses, giving you peace of mind that your appliance is in excellent hands. Click here to contact customer care.

Stove & Hob FAQs

  • Question 1: What is an induction cooktop?

    An induction cooktop is an electromagnetic flat surface stove that guarantees quick heating using direct induction heating of cooking vessels. It is an efficient stove in terms of time, money, and effort.

    When using induction cooktops, the heat is instant because a magnetic field rather than a flame or electric element heats your pan. This allows it to heat up more quickly and creates a safer cooking environment for you and your family because the pot or pan is now the heat source rather than the stove surface.

  • Question 2: How does induction cooking work?

    An electric current is conducted through a coil of copper wire that is positioned beneath the ceramic plate of the induction stove when a suitable cooking pot or pan is placed on top of the appliance.

  • Question 3: Do I need new pots and pans?

    Your pan must be magnetically capable in order to be used with an induction cooktop. This can easily be tested by placing a magnet on the bottom of your pan to see if it attracts, if so then your pan should function on the stove.

  • Question 4: Is induction cooking better than gas?

    Induction cooking allows you to precisely regulate temperature. Compared to gas or electric alternatives, it is more accurate. Not to mention the adaptability to accommodate various kinds and amounts of cookware (pots and pans with magnetic capability).

    Another reason induction cooking is also highly efficient is that very little heat energy escapes-unlike with an open gas flame, the heat spreads out around the cookware and is essentially gone by the time the cookware is removed.

  • Question 5: How do you clean an induction cooktop?

    Check our easy guidelines for maintaining and cleaning an induction stove:

    • Before cleaning, remember to turn off the
    • Make sure the stove has cooled down before cleaning.
    • Apply a little glass ceramic stove cleaner by dabbing it onto the stove.
    • Use a damp sponge to clean up spills on the stove.
    • Wipe off the stove with a fresh, dry towel.
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