Get quotes to repair or install an electric hob (or an induction hob)

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By Emily Rivers
Last updated 23rd March 2023

When the time comes for replacing your hob, perhaps your cooker is broken or just outdated and part of your kitchen refurbishment includes a new hob, there are a lot of choices, with the main choice being do you go gas or electric? Electric hobs are then broken into traditional electric or induction hobs. Before you make a decision on which hob is the best for you, consider your kitchen cooking needs, safety of family members and what cookware pots and pans you have and if you are looking at replacing any.

What is the difference between an electric hob and an induction hob?

Electric hobs and induction hobs work similar to each other, but the induction hob has coils beneath its surface that induce electrical current to generate heat in the pan or metal object. Induction hobs use less power and stay cold until a pan is placed on the ring and only then heat up. This makes induction hobs perfect for soaring energy prices as they use less electricity than an electric hob. Induction hobs can be up to 90% efficient, compared with around 65% for electric hobs.

Electric hob can be a solid plate or ceramic and they produce heat by passing an electric current through elements located beneath the glass surface. 

Cost to fix or replace an electric or induction hob

Is an electric hob better to cook on than an induction?

An electric hob may be easier initially to cook on than an induction hob as it is what people are used to regardless of whether the hob is powered by gas or electricity. An induction hob takes a bit of getting used to as the speed of heat is faster and the rhythm and pace for cooking is different. A big challenge is remembering that the minute the pot or pan is removed or lifted from the ring, the ring automatically shuts off.

Induction hobs require compatible pots and pans so this may mean initially having to replace your cookware. The cooktop is easier to clean with less chance of scratches and cracks and the hob cools down at a faster pace. So if little children hang out in the kitchen, this is a big plus.

How much will it cost to fit an electric or induction hob?

The cost of fitting an electric hob vs an induction hob are similar to each other and often just require an hour's labour, two at the most. The straight forward fitting, is either fitting the electric hob into a new build where there was not a hob before, or replacing an old broken electric hob with a new electric or induction hob. The only time hob installation will get a bit more challenging, is when replacing an old gas hob with a modern electric hob.

The electrician will need to ensure that the correct size fuse is available on the socket for the connection, whether that is a 13 amp or a 32 amp socket. The manual of the cooker will always say what is needed so the electrician should just follow the make and model of the hobs requirements. 

The electrician will also make sure that their is an isolation switch for the hob when installing it in your kitchen.

Cost to fit an electric or induction hob

Per

Average total lanbour cost

Replacing an electric hob with similar

Per hour 

£75

Replacing an electric hob with an induction hob

Per hour 

£80

Replacing a gas hob with an electric hob

Per hour 

£220

Repairing an electric hob

Per hour

£85

Repairing an induction hob

Per hour

£90

Do I need an electrician to install my induction hob?

When it comes to wiring a large appliance, like a hob, that you will be using almost every day to cook, it is safer to pay a skilled electrician to come through and replace and install your electric hob in your home. A D.I.Y. job leaves you vulnerable to poor wiring, getting an electrical shock while installing the cooker and creating a fire hazard inside your kitchen. It is not worth putting you, your family and your home at risk just to save on a small labour fee.

Can my electric hob be repaired?

Yes, there are a lot of common electric hob faults where it might be a case of wiring being replaced or a component or switch in the hob needing to be changed. If your hob stops working, before you have an electrician replace the hob, it would be wiser and a cheaper investment to try and get it fixed first by replacing a faulty part.

A few common faults include;

A faulty connection or burnt out heating element may result in only a partial ring heat up. The heating element can be removed and replaced. If the hob has no power but the plug socket is working, this might mean that an electrician needs to inspect the terminal block, looking for a burnt out or damaged wiring connection. The electrician will also check the fuse to see if it needs replacing.

If the heat on the rings is not maintaining a steady heat, perhaps not getting hotter when the setting is increased, or cooling down too soon, this could indicate a faulty thermostat that will need replacing.

Plates that no longer heat up, indicate a faulty ignition switch or energy regulator. A sign of this will be with the control knob looking damaged or burnt.

If terminals have melted, or moisture has gotten into the hob, this can damage internal components, resulting in parts or wiring needing to be replaced.


Estimates for common electrician jobs;

Rates for other trades

Fix an electric / induction hob cost in the UK
Fix an electric / induction hob cost in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKFix an electric / induction hob cost
Fix an electric / induction hob near Aberdeen£64
Fix an electric / induction hob near Amber Valley£58
Fix an electric / induction hob near Angus£56
Fix an electric / induction hob near Arun£62
Fix an electric / induction hob near Ashfield£62
Fix an electric / induction hob near Aylesbury Vale£80
Fix an electric / induction hob near Barnsley£64
Fix an electric / induction hob near Basildon£84
Fix an electric / induction hob near Basingstoke & Deane£84
Fix an electric / induction hob near Bassetlaw£62
Fix an electric / induction hob near Bath & North East Somerset£70
Fix an electric / induction hob near Bedford£78
Fix an electric / induction hob near Belfast£46
Fix an electric / induction hob near Birmingham£66
Fix an electric / induction hob near Blackburn£64
Fix an electric / induction hob near Blackpool£64
Fix an electric / induction hob near Bolton£64
Fix an electric / induction hob near Bournemouth£66
Fix an electric / induction hob near Bracknell Forest£90
Fix an electric / induction hob near Bradford£64
Fix an electric / induction hob near Braintree£76
Fix an electric / induction hob near Breckland£72
Fix an electric / induction hob near Bridgend£60
Fix an electric / induction hob near Brighton£76
Fix an electric / induction hob near Bristol£70
Fix an electric / induction hob near Broadland£70
Fix an electric / induction hob near Broxtowe£62
Fix an electric / induction hob near Bury£64
Fix an electric / induction hob near Caerphilly£60
Fix an electric / induction hob near Calderdale£62
Fix an electric / induction hob near Cambridge£76
Fix an electric / induction hob near Canterbury£64
Fix an electric / induction hob near Cardiff£62
Fix an electric / induction hob near Carmarthenshire£58
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Fix an electric / induction hob near Chelmsford£82
Fix an electric / induction hob near Cheltenham£64
Fix an electric / induction hob near Cherwell£76
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Fix an electric / induction hob near Dacorum£90
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Fix an electric / induction hob near Doncaster£62
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Fix an electric / induction hob near East Dunbartonshire£70
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Fix an electric / induction hob near East Hertfordshire£84
Fix an electric / induction hob near East Lindsey£52
Fix an electric / induction hob near East Riding£62
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Fix an electric / induction hob near Elmbridge£96
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Fix an electric / induction hob near Huntingdonshire£78
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Fix an electric / induction hob near Kingston-upon-Hull£60
Fix an electric / induction hob near Kirklees£62
Fix an electric / induction hob near Knowsley£64
Fix an electric / induction hob near Lancaster£58
Fix an electric / induction hob near Leeds£66
Fix an electric / induction hob near Leicester£72
Fix an electric / induction hob near Lisburn£48
Fix an electric / induction hob near Liverpool£64
Fix an electric / induction hob near London£96
Fix an electric / induction hob near Luton£88
Fix an electric / induction hob near Macclesfield£64
Fix an electric / induction hob near Maidstone£84
Fix an electric / induction hob near Manchester£64
Fix an electric / induction hob near Mid Bedfordshire£82
Fix an electric / induction hob near Mid Sussex£80
Fix an electric / induction hob near Middlesbrough£64
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Fix an electric / induction hob near New Forest£72
Fix an electric / induction hob near Newbury£82
Fix an electric / induction hob near Newcastle-under-Lyme£58
Fix an electric / induction hob near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£64
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Fix an electric / induction hob near North Lanarkshire£68
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Fix an electric / induction hob near North Tyneside£64
Fix an electric / induction hob near North Wiltshire£78
Fix an electric / induction hob near Northampton£74
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Fix an electric / induction hob near Pembrokeshire£50
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Fix an electric / induction hob near Rochdale£64
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Fix an electric / induction hob near Sandwell£68
Fix an electric / induction hob near Scarborough£58
Fix an electric / induction hob near Sefton£64
Fix an electric / induction hob near Sevenoaks£88
Fix an electric / induction hob near Sheffield£58
Fix an electric / induction hob near Slough£92
Fix an electric / induction hob near Solihull£68
Fix an electric / induction hob near South Ayrshire£64
Fix an electric / induction hob near South Bedfordshire£78
Fix an electric / induction hob near South Cambridgeshire£78
Fix an electric / induction hob near South Gloucestershire£70
Fix an electric / induction hob near South Kesteven£70
Fix an electric / induction hob near South Lanarkshire£66
Fix an electric / induction hob near South Oxfordshire£82
Fix an electric / induction hob near South Somerset£68
Fix an electric / induction hob near South Tyneside£64
Fix an electric / induction hob near Southampton£74
Fix an electric / induction hob near Southend-on-Sea£80
Fix an electric / induction hob near St Albans£90
Fix an electric / induction hob near St Helens£62
Fix an electric / induction hob near Stafford£62
Fix an electric / induction hob near Stockport£64
Fix an electric / induction hob near Stockton-on-Tees£64
Fix an electric / induction hob near Stoke-on-Trent£58
Fix an electric / induction hob near Stratford-on-Avon£68
Fix an electric / induction hob near Stroud£62
Fix an electric / induction hob near Suffolk Coastal£68
Fix an electric / induction hob near Sunderland£64
Fix an electric / induction hob near Swale£74
Fix an electric / induction hob near Swansea£60
Fix an electric / induction hob near Tameside£64
Fix an electric / induction hob near Teignbridge£56
Fix an electric / induction hob near Tendring£68
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Fix an electric / induction hob near Thamesdown£76
Fix an electric / induction hob near Thanet£60
Fix an electric / induction hob near The Wrekin£58
Fix an electric / induction hob near Thurrock£88
Fix an electric / induction hob near Torbay£56
Fix an electric / induction hob near Trafford£64
Fix an electric / induction hob near Vale of Glamorgan£62
Fix an electric / induction hob near Vale of White Horse£76
Fix an electric / induction hob near Vale Royal£60
Fix an electric / induction hob near Wakefield£64
Fix an electric / induction hob near Walsall£66
Fix an electric / induction hob near Warrington£62
Fix an electric / induction hob near Warwick£68
Fix an electric / induction hob near Waveney£66
Fix an electric / induction hob near Waverley£84
Fix an electric / induction hob near Wealden£90
Fix an electric / induction hob near West Lancashire£64
Fix an electric / induction hob near West Lothian£66
Fix an electric / induction hob near West Wiltshire£78
Fix an electric / induction hob near Wigan£62
Fix an electric / induction hob near Windsor & Maidenhead£90
Fix an electric / induction hob near Wirral£66
Fix an electric / induction hob near Wokingham£88
Fix an electric / induction hob near Wolverhampton£68
Fix an electric / induction hob near Wrexham Maelor£58
Fix an electric / induction hob near Wychavon£66
Fix an electric / induction hob near Wycombe£88
Fix an electric / induction hob near York£62