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A kitchen hob usually called a stove or range, cooker or oven is a kitchen appliance designed for the purpose of cooking food. Kitchen hobs rely on the application of direct heat for the cooking process through gas or electric and may also contain an oven, used for baking.
In the industrialised world, as cookers and hobs replaced open fires and braziers as a source of more efficient and reliable heating, hob models were developed that could also be used for cooking, and these came to be known as kitchen stoves or cookers. When homes began to be heated with central heating systems, there was less need for an appliance that served as both heat source and cooker and stand-alone cookers and hobs with ovens replaced them.
Modern kitchen hobs and stoves may use alternative methods for heating food. Natural gas and electric hobs are the most common today in western countries. Both are equally effective and safe, and the choice between electric or gas is largely a matter of personal preference. If a house has no gas supply, adding one just to be able to run a gas cooker or stove is an expensive endeavour. In particular, professional chefs often prefer gas hobs for they allow them to control the heat more finely and more quickly. This has changed with the invention of the induction hob which has just the same control as a gas hob. On the other hand, some chefs often prefer electric ovens because they tend to heat food more evenly. Today's major brands like Bosch, neff, hotpoint, whirlpool, Miele etc offer both gas and electric hobs and many also offer dual-fuel hob stoves combining gas hob cook tops and electric ovens.
Modern kitchen cookers, ovens or stoves have both gas burners or electric rings either halogen or induction on the top (also known as the cook top or hob stove top) as well as an oven. A hob cook top can refer to the top of a stove or burners built into a counter top. Many newer hobs are made of glass-ceramic. A drop-in range has both burners on the top and an oven and hangs from a cut out in the counter top. Most modern stoves come in a unit with built-in extractor hoods.