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There are many great reasons to buy a vented hob for your new kitchen. First, they’re incredibly efficient compared to extractor fans. They draw off steam, smoke, oil, and odour as soon as it leaves the pan, so your space stays clean and fresh. And your kitchen is less cluttered, making it light and airy.

 

As vented hobs have increased in popularity, so have the number of models available. And, with so many choices, knowing which one is right for you can be difficult. So, we’re here to help.

 

In this blog, we look at four of the best vented hob brands and highlight the high-tech features that make them perfect for any luxury kitchen.

 

 

Gaggenau Vented Induction Hobs –

 

Gaggenau 400 series flex induction hob

 

The design and functionality of Gaggenau hobs are inspired by professional kitchens. So, not only do they look fantastic, but they have plenty of high-tech functions to make cooking a breeze.

 

There are two hob ranges – the 400 series and the 200 series. And within those are Flex vented hobs, and Vario vented hobs.

 

Vario is a modular system which allows you to combine vents with individual cooker tops, an electric grill, and a Tappan Yaki (an iron griddle plate), depending on your needs. So, it’s ideal for spacious kitchens where you can spread several cooktops over a large area.

 

Flex are standalone hobs. Although they can be matched with hobs from the Vario range to give you more cooking options.

 

In the following sections, we highlight the main features of the Flex range of hobs.

 

Visit the Gaggenau website for full details.

 

Gaggenau 400 Series Flex Vented Induction Hob

 

The 400 series Flex standalone hob is 90cm wide. It’s controlled with illuminated knobs, which can be mounted on the worktop or installed vertically on a panel below. Features include:

 

Flex cooking zones allow you to combine cooking areas to accommodate large pans up to 30cm wide.

Frying sensor that keeps the temperature of frying pans constant to prevent burning food.

Booster function to heat pans quicker.

Automatic vent activation and sensor control to adjust the power depending on cooking conditions.

Safety shut off and child lock to prevent accidents.

 

Gaggenau 200 Series Flex Vented Induction Hob

 

At 80cm wide, the 200 series Flex is slightly smaller than the 400 series. The ranges are similar, but the control knob on this one is part of the hob. It has all the features of the 400 series Flex listed above, plus these additional features:

 

Twist pad control with a removable magnetic knob for easy cleaning.

Automatic pan detection when the hob is switched on.

Keep warm function.

A timer that runs up to 99 minutes.

 

 

Bora Vented Induction Hobs –

 

Bora Pure X vented induction hob

 

There are four vented hob types within the Bora range, which we’ve split into two below, as the pairs have similar features. They are minimalistic in design and are flush mounted, so they are one of the best vented hobs to blend discretely into your modern kitchen.

 

All models are incredibly quiet, even at their highest power level. And all the parts that come into contact with cooking vapours can be easily removed and washed in the dishwasher.

 

In this section, we’ll look at each model in more detail.

 

Visit the Bora website for full details.

 

Bora Pure and Pure X Vented Induction Hobs

 

Named for their puristic, simple, minimalist design, Bora Pure and X Pure are designer hobs that look stunning in any kitchen setting. Both are available with exhaust air and recirculation extraction systems. Bora pure is 76cm wide, and X pure is 83cm. Both models share the following features:

 

Intuitive sControl lets you control the temperature with your finger’s tap or sliding motion.

eSwap allows easy access to replace charcoal filters on the recirculation model without removing plinths or drawers.

 

Extra features available on Bora Pure include an automatic extractor control that adjusts automatically depending on the cooking conditions. It’s also big enough to allow you to cook with four large pans (up to 24cm) at the same time.

 

The Bora X Pure also has some exclusive features. Such as large cooking zones for warming very large pans or roasting tins. Three heat retention levels so you can keep food warm without burning it. And a distinctive vent design and atmospheric blue-white lighting that’s aesthetically pleasing.

 

Bora Professional and Classic Modular Vented Induction Hobs

 

Bora Professional and Bora Classic are modular systems that let you combine the extraction system with a wide range of cooktops and a stainless-steel grill. The size of your hob will vary depending on the parts you choose.

 

Bora Professional features include:

 

An intuitive knob is twisted or tapped to control the temperature.

The automatic cover flap on the vent opens and closes before and after use and has a sensor to prevent items from getting trapped.

Extra deep 54cm cooktops give you more room to cook. Two large pots can be placed one behind the other, and large surface cooking zones let you warm very large pans or roasting tins.

 

Bora Classic features include:

 

Intuitive sControl+ lets you control the temperature with your finger’s tap or sliding motion.

Automatic extractor control adjusts the power level according to current cooking conditions.

It can hold four large pans (up to 24cm) at the same time.

 

 

Miele Vented Induction Hobs –

 

Miele KMDA 7476 FL induction hob

 

Miele has a range of five stunning vented induction hobs. Most are 80mm wide with four heat zones, except one model, which is 93.6cm to accommodate five heat zones. Some models share the same features, so we’ve put them into three groups below, where we look at their features in more detail.

 

Visit the Miele website for full details.

 

Miele KMDA 7476 FL Vented Induction Hob

 

This vented hob model is exceptionally sleek and elegant as it has a flush-fit extractor which helps the hob integrate seamlessly into the worktops. Features include:

 

Two PowerFlex XL cooking zones (four zones altogether) which are ideal for extra-large pans.

Con@ctivity function that automatically regulates the fan function depending on cooking conditions.

ComfortSelect Plus control system that uses a numerical display.

An ECO motor that’s powerful, energy-efficient, and quiet.

TwinBooster power function lets you target power to one cooking zone for fast heat generation.

 

Similar models include:

 

KMDA 7272 FR-U Silence, with 4 round cooking zones. It uses recirculation for extraction.

KMDA 7473 FL-A Silence (extraction) and KMDA 7473 FL-U (recirculation) which have 4 large cooking zones, including two Flex zones that allow you to place two large pans behind each other.

 

All these models have some extra functions for convenience too. Such as:

 

Stop&Go lets you reduce all cooking zones to level one if you need to leave the hob unattended briefly.

Keep warm function.

A timer that switches the hob off when the cooking time is up.

 

Miele KM 7999 FL Vented Induction Hob

 

This induction hob model doesn’t have as many functions as the others, but its extra wide size (W93.6cm) has three cooking zones that can take up to five pans. So, it’s one of the best vented hobs for people who cook many different foods simultaneously. Other features include:

 

Intelligent touch controls

8 TempControl sensors that keep the temperature of pans constant so nothing can burn (perfect for frying!)

Con@ctivity function that automatically regulates the fan function depending on cooking conditions.

 

 

Siemens Vented Induction Hobs –

 

Siemens iQ700 vented induction hob

 

Siemens manufacture a small range of vented induction hobs in various sizes and surround types. Some models share the same features, while some have exclusive features.

 

In all models, the built-in extractor is incredibly easy to clean. A triple overflow protection system prevents spills from entering the hob. And the grease filters can be removed and popped into the dishwasher.

 

In this section, we’ll look at each model in more detail.

 

Visit the Siemens website for full details.

 

Siemens iQ700 Induction Hob with Integrated Ventilation System

 

The iQ700 range is available in standard and flush-mounted versions, and both are 80cm wide. Features include:

 

FlexInduction automatically increases your cooking area to accommodate large cookware (up to 24cm diameter).

ClimateControl monitors steam and odours and automatically adjusts the power level of the vent to keep the air fresh.

Wi-Fi connectivity lets you control your hob with a smartphone app.

FryingSensor Plus alerts you when a pan reaches the right temperature and then maintains that temperature, so you’ve got more control.

PowerMove automatically separates your hob into heating zones depending on where you place your cookware.

CookingSensor Plus prevents overboiling thanks to precise temperature control.

 

Siemens iQ500 Induction Hob with Integrated Ventilation System

 

The iQ500 range comes in 70cm and 80cm widths and is surface mounted without a frame. Features include:

 

CombiZone lets you connect two induction zones together to accommodate large pans.

TouchSlider lets you control the temperature by tapping or moving a slider with your finger.

InductionAir Plus automatically adjusts the vent power to guarantee minimal noise and maximum air freshness.

PowerBoost helps you save time by boosting the power by up to 50% to heat pans quickly.

The timer function automatically switches the hob off when the cooking time is over.

 

Siemens iQ300 Induction Hob with Integrated Ventilation System

 

The iQ300 range comes in 60cm and 80cm widths and is surface mounted without a frame. Features include:

 

TouchControl lets you control the cooking temperature with your finger.

PowerBoost helps you save time by boosting the power by up to 50% to heat pans quickly.

The timer function automatically switches the hob off when the cooking time is over.

ChildProof lock lets you block the hob’s functions to protect your little ones.

PowerInduction conducts heat directly to the pan, so the hob cools instantly when switched off.

InductionAir Plus automatically adjusts the vent power to guarantee minimal noise and maximum air freshness.

 

 

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