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List of brands we tested in this review.
PriceExpand to view more details.
This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price. Prices are generally flexible, so shop around both online and in bricks-and-mortar stores for options.
enter value/s in increments of 1 between 269 and 3799
The actual width (front) of the cooktop in cm. This may be rounded for convenience by manufacturers; for example a cooktop with an actual width of 58cm is typically referred to as a 60cm model.
enter value/s in increments of i between 58 and 93
Ease of use score
For ease of use we assess the stability of the trivets, layout of the burners, whether the pots fit comfortably and the stability of pan support. We also check how easy the controls are to use as well as ease of cleaning.
enter value/s in increments of i between 60 and 93
Cooking performance score
Cooking performance is calculated from the scores for white sauce (simmering on low heat), rice (turn-down from high heat to low), and stir-fry (high heat), weighted equally.
enter value/s in increments of i between 67 and 97
Cooktop surface material
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Good points
- Bad points
- Overall score
- Cooking performance
- Ease of use
- White sauce
- Flame failure protection
- Width (cm)
- Depth (cm)
- Cut-out width (cm)
- Cut-out depth (cm)
- Trivet type
- Cooktop surface material
- Claimed burner rating (MJ)
- Control position
- Accessories supplied