Induction hobs with built-in extractors (sometimes called venting hobs) are becoming increasingly popular as more and more manufacturers adopt the technology and come out with their own models.
But that’s induction. What about gas? Can you get a gas hob with built-in extractor?
The short answer…Yes, you can get a gas hob with built-in extractor. However, there are very few options currently available as it’s still a new technology.
Let’s explore further.
Gas Hobs With Built-In Extractor
Currently, there are two ways of having a gas hob with a built-in extractor available on the market.
The first is from a company called ‘Elica‘ and is an all-in-one gas hob with a built-in extractor in the centre. This is the same style that is becoming increasingly popular with induction hobs but until recently hasn’t been available for gas hobs.
The second way is to create a modular hob system using domino gas hobs and a domino downdraft extractor.
Let’s look at both.
Elica Gas Venting Hob
To my knowledge, Elica is the first (and currently only) company to produce an all-in-one gas hob with built-in extractor.
Although it’s still very new to the market, I’ve already had one client install it in their kitchen and they’re thrilled with it. It looks and feels like a well designed, sturdy piece of kit.
There is currently only one model on the market. However, it is available in black or grey and either recirculating or ducted out. So, if you want one make sure you select the correct model.
It will be interesting to see if other manufacturers follow suit and create their own gas venting hobs over the next few years. I expect so.
Modular System / Domino Hobs
While Elica is currently the only company to make an all-in-one gas venting hob there is another way you can build one into your kitchen design using a modular system.
Caple manufactures a domino downdraft extractor that can be used with either gas or induction hobs.
This means you can mix and match your hob setup to get exactly the combination you want.
For instance, this could be an induction hob on one side and a gas wok burner on the other. Or, in the case of creating a gas venting hob, you could simply have domino gas hobs on either side of the domino downdraft extractor to give you that gas hob with built-in extractor look and function.
Check out the price and availability of the Caple Domino Downdraft Extractor:
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What Is A Downdraft Extractor?
Domino hobs are smaller single or double cooking zone hobs that you can add together to create a unique cooker setup. They are sometimes referred to as a modular hob system and get their name from their distinctive ‘domino’ shape.
The types of domino hobs most commonly available are:
- Wok burner
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Can You Have A Gas Hob On A Kitchen Island?
Yes. It’s very popular to have hobs of any kind on kitchen islands. However, you will need to make provisions for the gas (and electrical) supply to the island. This will need to be done before the kitchen cabinets are installed and usually means taking up the floor to get all the pipework fitted.
You will also need to decide what type of extractor you’re going to have. There are four options:
- Venting hob (Hob with built-in extractor)
- Downdraft extractor
- Ceiling hood
- Island chimney hood
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How Far Should A Gas Hob Be From The Wall?
The minimum distance advised is 300mm. However, ideally, you should leave around 500mm on each side of the hob. This will leave enough space for pans to be placed down and also give you enough space to work.
You should also leave a minimum of 50mm between the back of the hob and the wall.
And, unless stated otherwise by the cooker hood manufacturer, you should allow 750mm clearance between the top of a gas hob and the underside of the cooker hood/wall cabinet and 650mm above induction hobs.
As good general design practice. Don’t install a hob in the following positions in your kitchen:
- Up against a wall or tall cabinet
- Under a window
- On the end of a worktop
- By a door or walkthrough area
This information is intended as guidance. Always check the hobs installation manual for specific minimum clearance information.
There you have it! I hope that’s given you some food for thought and answered the question of whether you can get a gas hob with a built-in extractor.
I’ve shared the two options currently available on the market. Now all that’s left is for you to decide which option to have in your new kitchen.