New World has launched its first hob with touch controls, making the technology available to everyone. The NWTC60 is a 60cm ceramic hob with innovative and simple to use touch controls, an easy to clean ceramic glass surface and four radiant ceramic heat elements in three sizes, catering for a range of differently sized pans. A Hot Hob indicator lets you know when the surface has cooled down sufficiently to be safe to touch. As an added precaution for children’s wandering hands, the 60cm hob features a child lock to ensure the heat cannot be activated accidently. A timer facility has also been included in the design to allow you to time dishes to perfection. Price for this New World ceramic hob is around £230. Also, ceramic hob with Direktouch controls from AEG-Electrolux.