What size hob should I purchase?
Available Sizes – 60cms, 75cms and 90cms
The majority of gas hobs come in different sizes, the most common being three burner, four burner and five burner varieties. If you live alone or you don’t cook very often, it’s likely that you won’t need anything bigger than a four burner hob. Even these still allow for plenty of room and flexibility when making a meal, as you could have four different pans on the go if you wished.
If stir fry is one of your favorite meals, a five burner hob would suit you perfectly. These tend to have four regular burners in each corner of the hob and then one larger burner in the middle. It is this larger one that is perfect for holding bigger pans or woks and because this is usually located in the middle, it is more grounded. There is therefore less chance of it toppling over and you having to waste time picking bean sprouts up off the floor.
If you have a large family however or you like to experiment with different dishes at the same time, a five burner gas hob would be the ideal option. Never again will you need to worry about how to cook dishes for a big Sunday dinner. You could have four different types of vegetables on the go and still have a burner spare for making the gravy.
How would I light my burners?
Many people are still under the popular misconception that gas stoves need to be lit with a match. However, this is not the case with hindware Hobs. Most models available have an automatic electric ignition that will light the burner for you, significantly reducing the chances of you sustaining a burn in the process. Few models come with Ignition Battery Operation.
How do I install a gas hob?
If you’re thinking of purchasing a gas hob, the first and most important thing to note is that it must be installed by a Hindware registered gas fitter. This will ensure that the burner is installed correctly and safely.
Where in my kitchen can I put my gas stove?
This entirely depends on the type of cooker you choose to purchase. If you prefer to be flexible with the layout of your kitchen, you should invest in a freestanding oven which will have the hob built-in. If however you prefer the clean, modern look for your kitchen, you can opt for a built–in gas hob. This allows you the freedom of placing the burners wherever you choose and it will seamlessly fit in with the rest of your kitchen’s surroundings. Whichever fit type you choose to purchase, it is important to remember that it must be within reach of the gas supply.
What is the kind of heat generated out of the burners?
Burners: There are 3 types of burners & are classified as Single Corona, Double Corona & Triple Corona.
Burners in other traditional stoves are of the standard twin corona type & of single size, which would have been inefficient and does not ensure even distribution of the flame on to the cooking vessel.
Hobs fitted by hindware eliminate the above and gives cooking its versatility back.
Single Corona: Gives only one ring of flame with three different options viz; Skimmer, Semi Rapid and Rapid. The three different sizes are meant for different vessels and for low heat cooking.
Double & Triple Corona also known as WOK Burners. Used for a fast flame to give rapid & instant heat.
A WOK (twin corona) burner has two rings of flames, one in the outer ring and the other on the inner ring on the opposite side concentrated onto the centre. Centre heat is to give concentrated heat towards the centre of the Wok. (eg; as required while making appams).
A WOK (triple ring Corona) has three rings of flames. The outer ring with flames radiating outwards, the middle ring with the flame radiating inwards and the inner ring with the flame burning outwards. The Inner and the middle ring evenly distribute the flames.
- The WOK burners output is that of 3.8Kw.
- The Skimmer burners output is that of 1.1Kw.
- The Semi rapid burners output is that of 1.8Kw.
- The Rapid burners output is that of 3Kw