The quality is there for all to see. Knobs and pan supports feel solid to the touch. The stainless steel finish also looks stylish.
There are some basic design errors. The pan support on the right is angled at the front, falling away to the knobs. This reduces the amount of flat surface area that pans can actuallly sit on. The pan supports are, as usual, formed of grids. This means that for small pans to sit square on each burner, pan handles must always align with the grid. I’m finding that any handle not so aligned means the pan will topple over. Why don’t AEG put extra supports over each burner, thus allowing pans to be placed in any way the user wishes?
I do wonder whether the smallest burner has the power of my previous hob. AEG claim that the burner design is much more efficient than older designs. Technically that might be true, but I have a feeling my old hob’s smallest burner, suitable for boiling eggs in a small pan, was a little quicker. This is only an impression. I have no empirical evidence.