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The Best Panoramic Induction Hobs – All Your Zones In A Row

If you’re struggling to fit an induction hob (cooktop) in a shallow-depth countertop or want a little bit more separation between your hob and a seating area in a kitchen island, then a panoramic hob could be the answer you’re looking for!

Over the many years of being a kitchen designer, this is a handy trick and option I’ve used for some of my clients and kitchen designs.

In this post, I’m sharing some of my favourite Panoramic Induction Hobs that will be sure to give your kitchen a sleek designer look.

Let’s get into it!

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BEST OVERALL

BEST BUDGET

BEST PREMIUM

AEG IKK93431FB

Caple C876I

Miele KM7684FL

What Is A Panoramic Induction Hob?

A panoramic induction hob (also known as a linear, shallow depth, slimline or panorama hob) has its cooking zones in a straight line next to one another, rather than some behind each other.

This means the hob is often wider but not as deep in the kitchen countertop.

Where you might have had 4 zones in a 60cm wide x 50cm deep hob/cooktop, you’ll likely have those 4 zones in a 90cm wide x 35cm deep panoramic hob. The exact dimensions will vary between models.

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Why Would You Want A Panoramic Induction Hob?

There are two main reasons why you might want a panoramic induction hob.

The first is if you struggle to reach further back on your countertop, or simply don’t like moving and lifting pans over one another on the back zones/burners of a hob.

Pots and pans can get quite heavy and manoeuvring them from the back of your hob/countertop area can be quite tricky.

The second reason is if you don’t have enough depth in your countertop for a standard depth hob. Most regular induction hobs are around 50cm deep, so if you have a shallow depth countertop you may not be able to fit one in.

The most common area I see panoramic induction hobs being used is on a shallow-depth island or when the client wants more separation from the back of the hob and any seating area on an island.

Especially if the island is a little bit shallower than normal. This is where I’ve used them the most in my kitchen designs!

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The Best Panoramic Induction Hobs

Here’s my pick of the best Panoramic Induction Hobs. These are appliances I’ve used, tested and sold over the years or had great feedback about from my clients.

There’s a range of prices, features and looks, so there’s something here for everyone!

AEG IKK93431FB 91cm MaxiSense 3 Zone Panoramic Induction Hob

AEG IKK93431FB 91cm MaxiSense 3 Zone Panoramic Induction Hob
BEST OVERALL

Dimensions: 4.4 (H) x 91.0 (W) x 41.0 (D) cm
No. Zones: 3
Control Type: Touch Control
Flexi-Zone: No
Key Features: Automax Function / Power Boost / Timer

This AEG shallow depth panoramic induction hob is another fantastic budget-friendly option (although slightly more than the Caple model).

It’s simple and easy to use with its ‘Direct Touch Controls’ giving you numbers from 1 to 9 so you can set the right temperature right away without having to toggle through the plus and minus buttons.

And its AutoMax function automatically reduces the heat to a preselected level when the boiling point is reached, helping you save energy.

A built-in timer, power boost function and child safety lock all add to the hob’s useful features.

It may not have any flexi-zones or wifi technology but you do get some nice features at a very competitive price point!

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Caple C876I Panoramic Induction Hob

Caple C876I Panoramic Induction Hob
BEST BUDGET

Dimensions: 4.5 (H) x 90.0 (W) x 38.0 (D) cm
No. Zones: 4
Control Type: Touch Control Slider
Flexi-Zone: Yes
Key Features: Bridge Function / Timer / Keep Warm Function

You may not be as familiar with the brand Caple but they’ve been around a long time making some great products and are my go-to for wine coolers. Especially their integrated under-counter wine cooler.

If you’re looking for a sleek, feature-packed slimline induction hob that’s also budget-friendly then this caple C876I is the one for you! Its frameless design means it can be installed inset or flush-mounted. Giving you the ultimate clean and contemporary look.

It comes with 2 boost zones for fast cooking as well as a bridge zone that combines two of the zones to create one larger cooking zone. Perfect for big dishes or trays.

A handy pause function and warm function mean you can safely leave things cooking slowly while you answer the door without fear of everything boiling over or burning.

It may not have a boost function on every zone or be able to have flexi zones everywhere but you get some great features at a fantastic price! That’s why the Caple C876i is my best budget pick!

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Miele KM7684FL 92cm 4 Zone PowerFlex Panoramic Induction Hob

Miele KM7684FL 92cm 4 Zone PowerFlex Panoramic Induction Hob
BEST PREMIUM

Dimensions: 4.0 (H) x 91.6 (W) x 40.8(D) cm
No. Zones: 4
Control Type: Touch Control
Flexi-Zone: Yes
Key Features: Overheating Protection / PowerFlex Zones / WiFi Connectivity / Twin Booster

I say it a lot on this website, I’m a big fan of Miele! They may be a bit more expensive than other brands but they just work and the build quality is simply fantastic. Their products are built to last, with this panorama design induction hob no exception.

Not only do you get the incredible build quality Meile is known for, but you also get an appliance crammed full of functions and helpful features. The individual power level controls for each zone make selecting your settings quick and intuitive.

You also get Miele’s TwinBooster technology meaning you can crank up the power to a huge 7.4kW to really get your water boiling fast and ready for pasta night!

Stop & Go settings, keep warm function and WiFi controls all add to the great features this hob provides. And if you opt for a Miele cooker hood the hob and hood will connect and talk to one other, automatically turning the cooker hood on at the optimum settings for whatever you’re cooking.

Some amazing technology in a machine that’s built to last. That’s why the Miele KM 7684 FL gets my best premium pick!

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Smeg SIH7933B 90cm 3 Zone Panoramic Induction Hob

Smeg SIH7933B 90cm 3 Zone Panoramic Induction Hob

Dimensions: (H)4.9 x (W)90.0 x (D)41.0 cm
No. Zones: 3
Control Type: Touch Control
Flexi-Zone: No
Key Features: Auto Vent Function / Timer / Power Boost

This sleek and stylish bevelled-edge panoramic induction hob from Smeg is a great budget to mid-range option.

All three zones benefit from power boost settings and are controlled using Smegs minimal touch slider design. It also has a clever Eco-Off setting, where the cooking zone shuts down a little bit before the timer sounds, making use of the residual heat and saving that little bit of energy.

If you opt to go with a Smeg cooker hood, the auto-vent function automatically controls the hood extraction speed depending on the temperature and power level you’re cooking at. So you don’t need to worry about the cooker hood settings, meaning you can focus on that delicious dish!

No flexi-zones but this sleek and minimal hob from Smeg offers some nice features at a wallet-friendly price.

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What To Consider When Buying A Panoramic Induction Hob

Size

It may sound obvious but remember that these hobs are wider than your standard 60cm induction hob. Make sure you have sufficient space in your countertop to accommodate some of these extra-wide models.

Not only enough room on your countertop, as it’s not fun not having enough open countertop space for prep work but also a wide enough cabinet underneath.

Some of these models are over 90cm wide so you might want to check if your kitchen manufacturer has wide enough drawers if you want your hob above some. Which is what I usually recommend.

Features

There are lots of handy and cool features and functions with induction hobs and panoramic hobs are no exception. Check that the hob you’re looking at has the features that you want out of it.

Boost settings and flexi-zones are popular options I always recommend to my clients.

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Final Thoughts…

There you have it! The best panoramic induction hobs!

The AEG IKK93431FB is my best overall pick because it perfectly blends great design, handy features and a reasonable price.

If you’re on a budget then the Caple C876I is a fantastic choice. And with that handy bridging zone, it has some nice features all at a really great low price point.

If you’re looking for the best of the best then I absolutely love the Miele KM7684FL. It’s super sleek, built to last and full of amazing technology and cooking features!

Whatever your needs and budget there’s the perfect panoramic induction hob on this list!

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Michael from Kitchinsider.com

Michael is a kitchen designer from the UK. He's been designing and project managing new kitchen installations for over 10 years. Before that, he was an electrician and part of a team that fitted kitchens. He created Kitchinsider in early 2019 to help give people advice when it comes to getting a new kitchen.