John Lewis JLBICH605 Ceramic Hob, Black

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Product information

Our JLBICH605 4-zone electric hob with front-mounted electronic touch controls features black ceramic glass with sleek chamfered edges and quick-light cooking zones which are fast and energy regulated. Each zone has a residual heat indicator for safety, and each has 9 temperature stages. With child proof lock for added peace of mind.

John Lewis is renowned for quality, good value and expert individual service. Now you can buy built-in electrical appliances for your kitchen with all the assurance of our long-standing reputation for offering the best value for money and with a free 3 year guarantee.

Whether you are planning a new kitchen or looking to purchase an appliance for your existing one, the John Lewis built-in range will help you achieve the desired effect.

Amperage Information The maximum current in amperes the switch will carry continuously. Please consult a qualified electrician for power supply wiring requirements and to see if this product is compatible with your home.
Aperture needed Information The size of the hole needed for the appliance to fit
H4.3 x W56 x D49cm
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Control Position
H4.7 x W59 x D52cm
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Next Day Delivery Information We offer next working day delivery of appliances in selected areas. See our delivery information page for conditions
Total load rating (kW) Information The rate of energy usage by this unit. Please consult a qualified electrician for power supply wiring requirements and to see if this product is compatible with your home.


  • UK delivery

    Delivered within 7 working days (may be longer for N Ireland and rural areas)
    Next day delivery to selected areas
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  • International delivery not available


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.


Free Hob Disposal

This service includes the taking away and disposal of your old hob for reuse or recycling.

Hob Installation

  • Disconnection of your old hob (regardless of fuel type)
  • Connection of your new appliance to an existing electric supply within 1.5m of the installation location
  • A basic demonstration of your new appliance
  • The removal of all packaging

Q & As

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Very disappointed!! I had a complete new kitchen about 4 years ago and purchased a this Hob and a built in oven from John Lewis. Within 6 months the rings started to discolor, even though I was using the correct saucepans, these being glass,. The discoloration was so bad, giving a rainbow effect all over rings. I telephoned John Lewis customer care and eventually they agreed to change the Hob. I had hoped this was just a faulty Hob, but unfortunately 3 years on and it has happened again. Very, very disappointed it looks awful and has spoilt the look of my cooker in my lovely new kitchen. 20 May 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by John Lewis JLBICH605 Ceramic Hob We had this hob installed in January during a new kitchen install. Overall we are very pleased with the hob but as someone else has said its very sensitive and you have to be aware of what you place on top. We often switch off the hob at the wall if we intend placing things on the hob that are not for cooking. We have found the hob has been scratched while sliding pots across the top during cooking . The pots we use are the same pots that we have had for a similar hob in a previous house several years ago and we had no scratches after several years of use. Is this a slightly different quality. Not sure but overall we are pleased with it 23 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Do not hesitate, buy it! Slight Negatives: Ordering in JL Milton Keynes was a little time consuming (20mins) and clunky despite knowing exactly what I wanted including the item number. This item is delivered via JL themselves in the big green van and I had to wait 1.5 weeks. That said Positive Points: Delivery was set at between 7am and 2pm, phone call received at 7am, delivered at 7.06am by a very friendly, well groomed gent. Installation was easy The hob is excellent quality and on par with brands like NEFF, AEG, BOSCH. The functionality is just perfect, this replaced a BOSCH item and is far superior in use. The large pan area at the front is logical, the BOSCH was at the back making lifting a struggle. More variance in power settings 0 to 9, so you can get it just right. This item is made in Germany and lives up to that stereotypical idea we have on German engineering and quality. The picture on JL Website shows the edges of the hob as brown, this is glass and with light through it, it does appear brown, however, when installed it appears as black glass. The hob is clean and simple in appearance and really easy to clean, even with a mishap, just use a hob cleaner when cool. Well worth every penny and I will be buying the cooker to match. 31 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Practical product Updated my kitchen along with new built-under oven. Very stylish and practical for cleaning and uses less power than previous hob. 19 February 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by GOOD BUT IRONICALLY AT TIMES CAN BE DANGEROUSLY TOO SENSITIVE TO TOUCH! We have been using this ceramic hob for quite a few years now and overall it is good.Stylish, simple and generally functional. This is our second one as the first one got broken by an accident. The first one was exactly the same make. So because we were absolutely happy about the first one we have choosen the same one yet again.However, it feels like somewhat it is made ever so slightly more sensitive to touch if that make sense.It is almost too much sensitive.On several occasions various rings came on without any finger touch.Once was because of a newspaper slided on it!So, on several occasions I have found some rings dangerously on!Since we have two young children, now we were extremely careful about it but funny that this kind of accidents never ever happend with the first one.Even we assume that it is our(user)error, I can't explain the fact that exactly the same people(my husband and I) used both of them exactly the same way!Overall it is good and I do not regret chosing it but it was somewhat better the first time around.I think it's a slightly different manufacturing. 28 November 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beautiful Ceramic Hob Bought this hob to replace a very complicated to use hob, this one from John Lewis was easy to install and very simple to use, it looks great too. I give this hob five stars without reservation, it's a beauty. 30 October 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by My new hob When my original hob gave up the ghost after seven years the only place I trusted to give me honest advice at the best price was J Lewis. I chose a hob which was delivered on time, by a pleasant driver, and once fitted was far superior to my original one, and it was John Lewis own own brand. This once again proves to me my faith in J L was justified. 28 September 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by smooth and sleek. This touch control ceramic hob has great flexibility with a family life style. It benefits from 3 different size pan rings, so when your cooking for the family and everything is on the go you'll have plenty of space. The cleaning of this hob is also incredibly easy due to being touch controlled and having a bevelled edge, there isn't anywhere dirt and grease can hide. 19 August 2012
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