I am very pleased with my ceramic hob. The cooking zones, 2 medium rings, 1 dual ring and 1 extended zone ring are very well designed and give flexibility. The controls are very easy to understand, I could use the hob immediately without having to constantly refer to the instuction booklet. The zones heat up quickly and cool down relatively quickly for a ceramic hob.. I like the pause button which turns all the rings down, very useful if you get interrupted while cooking. I am not sure how well the brushed steel surround will stand up to kitchen life but otherwise well pleased with my purchase.