With gas cooktops you have instant heat control. We lab test and review the latest models to help you find the best gas cooktop for you. Our gas cooktop buying guide will help you decide which one you need, and how we test explains our testing rigour.
Our test covers a range of rectangular and square-shaped gas cooktops, in enamel, stainless steel and glass. Our expert testers give every cooktop a thorough workout to help find the models that:
We also give you good and bad points for each model as well as their cut-out dimensions to help you find out which will fit in the space you have. And our Recommended list will help you see quickly which models come out on top. This review includes some discontinued models; to see them, select that option in the related products filter on the left.
List of brands we tested in this review.
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.
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These are the best gas cooktops in our tests. We recommend gas cooktops with an overall score of at least 80%.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.