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Gas hob - stainless steel or glass?

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PingPongBat Mon 28-Dec-15 13:31:06

We've opted for a gas hob in our new kitchen but I am wavering between stainless steel and black glass. (But it'll be a Neff one to match the ovens)

If anyone has either of these, can you advise on pros & cons re cleaning, appearance, durability etc?

thank you!

Ta1kinPeece Mon 28-Dec-15 17:22:18

I used to love my gas hob
then I bought a Neff Induction hob and would never ever go back grin
Not much help for you
but cleaning induction is such a doddle

PingPongBat Mon 28-Dec-15 17:57:42

I've thought long & hard about gas vs induction, but I came to the conclusion that we would stick to gas as we do wok cooking once a week or more, and I get the impression that it's better on gas. Or am I wrong?

Ta1kinPeece Mon 28-Dec-15 18:07:09

Ah yes, I've no experience of a wok on induction
but you can get induction friendly woks

or even a combi / domino hob

displacementofwater Mon 28-Dec-15 18:46:26

I have a black glass hob. It looks lovely and matches the oven, but needs constant wiping because every spec of dust shows up straight away. I also worry slightly about breaking it if I were to drop anything heavy on it.

The last one I had was stainless steel and it was much less needy in terms of cleaning, but wasn't as aesthetically pleasing.

On balance I think I'd go for stainless steel over glass, but it really depends on how much importance you place on the overall look of the kitchen.

PingPongBat Mon 28-Dec-15 20:10:24

Domino would be great if we had the room, but I'm short on work top space so need to stick to a 60cm wide hob. I'd be worried about breaking a glass hob too...

I had a look in John Lewis earlier and the glass ones look more fiddly to clean as they have 4 squares of glass on top of the main glass base, they seem to be there to keep the 4 pan supports in place. So more places for grease to collect?

I'm happy with the look of either the glass or stainless steel, I think. We're having stainless steel appliances & ovens have black glass, so the steel would look good I think.

RatOnnaStick Mon 28-Dec-15 20:12:38

I have a black glass Aeg hob. Its lovely but there are streaks All. The. Time.

Get stainless steel. I wish I had.

5608Carrie Mon 28-Dec-15 20:14:18

I have a black glass smeg one. I keep a special microfibre cloth for cleaning it and a polishing one from "Vita clean" for it. Cleaning it is not a big problem.

5608Carrie Mon 28-Dec-15 20:16:53

Cleaning cloth's here here

PingPongBat Tue 29-Dec-15 21:53:37

hmm - very mixed opinions! anyone else? <hopeful>

Ta1kinPeece Tue 29-Dec-15 22:11:20

cannot comment on the gas side of it
but my induction is glass and is now 6 years old
its a doddle to keep clean and I've not smashed it yet grin

OnceAnOwl Thu 31-Dec-15 19:09:12

Hope I'm not too late...but please get stainless steel. Have black glass here. It looks good but I'm constantly buffing it. You wipe and unless you buff it smears. I think stainless steel looks fine. (Btw, the salesman in the kitchen studio said don't get black glass, we thought we knew best hmm

UsedToBeAPaxmanFan Fri 01-Jan-16 08:16:49

We've got a black glass induction hob andvit is a doddle to clean, you just wipe over it. No marks or smears. I can't see why a gas glass hob would be different.

BikeGeek Fri 01-Jan-16 11:59:15

We have a neff black gas hob, no regrets. The pan supports mean it's unlikely you'll drop anything onto the glass bit. Have found it less effort to clean than other gas hobs tbh

OnceAnOwl Fri 01-Jan-16 16:42:27

The difference between a glass electric hob and a glass gas hob is that the electric one is one continuous area making it easy to wipe, rather than all the edges you get round the burners where gunk collects.

PingPongBat Fri 01-Jan-16 19:00:07

Thanks for the input everyone. Not too late Once - I've opted for this stainless steel one

There seem to be an equal number of people who say that glass is difficult to clean, and those who say stainless steel is difficult. All our new appliances are going to be stainless steel & I'm going to invest in some Lakeland specialist cleaners. Or maybe a cleaner grin

OnceAnOwl Fri 01-Jan-16 22:44:49

I like that one Pingpong, you won't be disappointed. Mmm, I might think about persuading DH we need a new stainless steel one!grin

DramaAlpaca Fri 01-Jan-16 22:49:48

PingPongBat I have a very similar Neff stainless steel hob to the one you've gone for & I'm very happy with it. I really like the wok burner in the middle. It's not too bad to keep clean.

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