Stoves & hobs buying guide

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When it comes to cooking, having a reliable stove is a must. Buying a new stove can be overwhelming when you haven't been in the market for some time, things have probably changed, and you have new things to consider when making your selection.

We have created a helpful buying guide to help you choose a good hob, be it an induction or a gas stove, for the way you and your family cook. Take a look at our tips below on how to choose an induction/gas stove your kitchen.

1. Stove & hob sizing: Things to consider

When researching for a new stove, it’s important to consider all elements of its size. You need to consider not only the width of the hob but also the number of different cooking zones it offers and whether they have flexibility.

The standard stove size is 60cm, enough for most households, however some brands offer stoves as small as 30cm, slightly bigger at 70cm and the largest being 90cm. You may look at pairing a 30cm gas or induction stove with a 60cm stove of a different type, giving you ultimate flexibility in the kitchen.

When looking at cooking zones, it is common to have 4. However, you may also find other combinations below:

  • 3 zones - 2 small and 1 large
  • 4 zones of varying sizes with 1 having adjustable sizing between small and large
  • 4 cooking zones - varying sizes with 2 able to become 1 large zone

2. Types of stoves

Induction cooktops

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Whilst not currently the most chosen stove type, Induction cooking popularity continues to rise with it being integrated into most modern kitchen designs. With its precision in temperature control and overall efficient performance induction cooking in a lot of ways comes out on top.

Find more helpful information in our article about Things you need to know about induction cooking. 

Ideal for:

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

Below are some highlighted features that Electrolux induction cooktops offer: 

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.

Clean and sleek with precise control

With a flat, easy to clean surface, an induction stove offers not only a design that fits seamlessly into any kitchen aesthetic but complete temperature control with a slide of a finger.

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.

One touch to pause

The pause function comes in handy if you must leave the kitchen momentarily. At the touch of a button all cooking zones in active will be dropped to the lowest heat level to ensure dishes stay warm but won’t be overcooked.

No risk of outages

The Power management function helps automatically redistribute the electrical load between cooking zones when it is about to exceed the limit.

Place pot, activate controls

Isn’t it great to have the hob adapt your cooking style, not the other way around? Sensors automatically detect where pots are placed on the cooking surface and illuminate the controls.

Auto heat-up

Designed for professional-grade power and performance, Electrolux induction hobs can boil 1 liter of water in just 3 minutes.

Check out our induction cooktops:

Sale

RM 2,999.00 RM 3,609.00

  • PowerBoost provides quick, intense heat.
  • Induction is safe, fast, and energy efficient.
  • Pot detection lights up the controls for the zone.

RM 2,999.00 RM 3,609.00

Sale

RM 5,599.00 RM 6,689.00

  • Induction is safe, fast, and energy efficient.
  • Power management prevents electrical outages.
  • Residual heat indicator helps to avoid accidents.

RM 5,599.00 RM 6,689.00

Sale

RM 2,499.00 RM 2,919.00

  • PowerBoost provides quick, intense heat.
  • Induction is safe, fast, and energy efficient.
  • Pot detection lights up the controls for the zone.

RM 2,499.00 RM 2,919.00

Ceramic stoves

Whilst there is common misconception that induction or ceramic stoves are the same, you will find that ceramic stoves generally take longer to reach the desired temperature and the heat reaction time isn’t as instant.

Ideal for:

  • Medium family
  • Rental property

Below are some highlighted features that Electrolux ceramic stoves offer: 

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.

Pause when you need to

Coming with a pause function, ceramic stoves allow you to pause what you are cooking and return to the heat you were at with a touch of a button

Indicates when hot

The residual heat indicator lights up when the stove is hot during and after cooking to avoid accidents. Also, the indicator automatically switches off when the stove is safe to touch.

Check out some of our best selling ceramic hobs:

Sale

RM 1,999.00 RM 2,589.00

  • Use Auto heat-up to get cooking faster.
  • AutoOff shuts off the hob if something is amiss.
  • Pause your cooking at the touch of a button.

RM 1,999.00 RM 2,589.00

Sale

RM 3,099.00 RM 3,719.00

  • Power management prevents electrical outages.
  • Residual heat indicator helps to avoid accidents.
  • Smooth glass surface makes cleaning easy.

RM 3,099.00 RM 3,719.00

Sale

RM 2,099.00 RM 2,489.00

  • Power management prevents electrical outages.
  • Touch controls deliver more professional results.
  • Residual heat indicator helps to avoid accidents.

RM 2,099.00 RM 2,489.00

Gas stoves

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Providing rapid and powerful heat, gas stoves are popular amongst cooking enthusiasts and more traditional homes. Coming with an electric ignition, you can start cooking within moments. A great advantage of cooking with gas is a clear visualization of the heat via the bare flame.

Ideal for:

  • Family
  • Entertainer
  • Serious Home Cook

Below are some highlighted features that Electrolux gas stoves offer: 

Flame out. Gas off.

When cooking with gas, at times the flame will unexpectedly go out. Our Flame Failure Device will automatically shut down the gas supply, allowing your family to stay safe from poor air quality.

Sturdy and stable

Sturdy cast iron supports make sure that your pots and pans stay firm while cooking.

Ensure stable flame

StepFlame delivers precise control of the heat intensity with three rings of flame with stepped settings. These pre-defined settings guarantee the same flame and heat level every single time, which is perfect to cook a variety of dishes.

Reduce heat loss

The FlameShield trivet reduces heat-loss to deliver more intense heat to the cooking process, saving you energy costs.

By directing heat more efficiently, Electrolux gas stoves with the FlameShield trivet cook faster and consume less energy than previous models. You can now enjoy your culinary experience without worrying about utility bills.

High power burner

Electrolux gas hobs are equipped with high-power burners that provide you with intense heat and a steady flame. This is perfect for stir-frying dishes when a very high temperature is required.

Easy installation

The extended glass overhang and flexible bracket makes installation into existing kitchen layout easy without additional modifications

Check out some of our gas stoves:

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Sale

RM 2,049.00 RM 2,429.00

  • StepFlame settings deliver precise heat control.
  • FlameShield improves efficiency and results.
  • High power burner is ideal for stir-frying.

RM 2,049.00 RM 2,429.00

Sale

RM 2,349.00 RM 2,769.00

  • StepFlame settings deliver precise heat control.
  • FlameShield improves efficiency and results.
  • High power burner is ideal for stir-frying.

RM 2,349.00 RM 2,769.00

Sale

RM 1,399.00 RM 1,759.00

  • FlameShield improves efficiency and results.
  • High power burner is ideal for stir-frying.
  • Flame failure cuts off gas supply for your safety.

RM 1,399.00 RM 1,759.00

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Electric stoves

An electric cooktop is the most sensible choice of cooktop if you have a small budget. Though they come with basic features and may take longer than others to reach your chosen heat, they come with durable and corrosion-resistant surfaces.

Ideal for:

  • Rental property
  • First home
  • Durable and reliable

Below are some highlighted features that Electrolux electric stoves offer: 

Big or small, you're covered

With the options of small or large hotplates, you are able to have flexibility with your chosen pot or pan size.

Easy temperature control

With control knobs you can adjust your cooking temperature smoothly.

3. Stove design & other considerations

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Installation costs

Something to consider with any appliance purchase is installation costs or kitchen adjustments that need to be done to fit the appliance.

When looking at a gas stove, you will need to ensure you have a gas connection and whether your connection is natural or LPG ensuring the stove you choose is compatible. If you are leaning toward induction cooking in your kitchen you will need to assess whether you have enough amps to power an induction stove.

New cookware investment

Most modern cookware is induction friendly, however, there are still a lot out there that are not. This may mean that you need to purchase new pots and pans.

Before you do the mental calculations of the extra costs grab a magnet and see if the base of your pots and pans attracts the magnet, if they do you should be cooking with induction in no time.

4. Warranty & service

Warranty

Subject to terms and conditions our stoves come with 12 months warranty in Malaysia, following the date of purchase. Click here to view Terms and Conditions

Support & service

We have a Customer Care team available to assist you over the phone seven days a week, and a national network of experienced technicians and selected service agents. Offering a fixed price guarantee with no additional hidden labor costs, giving you peace of mind that your appliance is in good hands. Click here to contact customer care. Click here to book a service online.

5. Stove & hob FAQs

  • What is an induction stove?

    An induction stove is an electromagnetic flat surface stove that ensures fast heating using direct induction heating of cooking vessels. It is a seamless, cost-effective, and time-efficient stove.

    With induction stoves, the heat is instant as your pan is heated by a magnetic field instead of a flame or electric element. This makes the pot or pan the heat source not the stove surface, allowing it to heat up faster and create a safer cooking environment for you and your family.

  • How does induction cooking work?

    When a suitable cooking pot or pan is placed on top of the induction stove an electric current is passed through a coil of copper wire that is located underneath the ceramic plate.

    Check out our helpful tutorials on how to use induction cooktops. 

  • Do I need new pots and pans?

    To ensure your pan is compatible with an Induction stove it needs to have magnetic capability. This can be simply tested by placing a magnet on the bottom of your pan to see if it attracts, if so then your pan should work on the stove.

  • Is induction cooking better than gas?

    Cooking with induction gives you precise temperature control. It is more precise than gas or electric counterparts. Not to mention the flexibility to accommodate different types and amounts of cookware (pots and pans with magnetic capability).

    Induction cooking is also highly efficient because very little heat energy escapes-unlike with an open gas flame, the heat goes around the cookware and just a minimal residual heat is left when you remove the cookware.

    Discover more benefits of induction cooktops. 

  • How do you clean an induction stove?

    These are simple tips to clean and maintain an induction stove:

    • Make sure you switch off the stove before cleaning.
    • Let the stove cool down before cleaning.
    • Dab a small amount of glass ceramic stove cleaner onto the stove.
    • Make use of a damp sponge to wipe away spills on the stove.
    • Wipe off the stove with a clean, dry cloth.
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