What is an 'invisible hob' — and is it a good idea?

An invisible hob on a granite kitchen surface with a small black panel
Could 'Invisible' hobs be just the thing your kitchen needs? We take a look at this innovative kitchen appliance and its advantages and drawbacks and whether its right for your home (Image credit: Invisacook)

Those seeking the ultimate, uninterrupted kitchen look might be curious about this secret "invisible hob" you can buy that is hidden under your kitchen worktop. 

The fact that "invisible' hobs" are under your worktop means you are actually cooking on your countertop rather than on a physical hob integrated into the surface. They work by using magnets under your kitchen worktops — an alternative way of cooking to the best range cookers on the market.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.