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List of brands we tested in this review.
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This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price at the time of testing.
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Dual fuel models have an electric oven and gas cooktop. Electric models have an electric oven and electric (ceramic, induction or solid hotplate) cooktop.
Number of cooking zones
Oven running costs over 10 years
Based on using the oven at 170°C for one hour, three times per week for 10 years at 30c/kWh. Where available, the fan-forced function is used to calculate; if not, the fan-assist is used.
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Shop Ethical Rating
Shop Ethical rates the environmental and social impact of the company (not the product) using independent sources. This rating is not included in our total score. N/A means there is no rating for that company.
Oven performance score
We assess oven performance through multi-shelf cooking (scones), low temperature cooking (meringues), roasting (a whole chicken), base cooking (pizza) and grilling (toast).
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Cooktop performance score
We assess how well the cooktops can cook a white sauce (and melt chocolate for electric cooktops) on a low heat setting, their control responsiveness and turn-down ability by cooking rice using the absorption method, and their high heat setting by cooking a vegetable and beef stir-fry.
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Oven ease of use score
We compare the ease of use of the controls, their location, clarity of the labels, using and cleaning the grill as well as the interior and exterior surfaces of the oven.
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We roast a whole chicken to assess baking performance on a non-uniform food at a moderate to high temperature over a long period, while retaining moisture and crisping the skin.
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Toast is made under the grill to assess the grill area for how quickly it toasts bread and how evenly the heat is distributed.
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High temperature base cooking score
A freshly prepared pizza is cooked at a very high temperature for a short period to assess the ability to crisp and brown the base and evenly cook the toppings.
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Low temperature baking score
Meringues are baked to assess cooking ability at a low temperature for a long period.
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Low temperature cooking score
We make a white sauce to test the cooktop's ability to work on the low heat setting.
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Melting chocolate score
For electric and gas cooktops we also melt chocolate to assess how well the cooktop works on the low heat setting.
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Self-cleaning surfaces (catalytic liners)
Often referred to as 'self-cleaning' surfaces, catalytic liners work by absorbing fat splatters. You need to regularly heat the oven to 250°C for an hour to burn off the splatters and wipe them with a damp cloth when cool.
This is a drawer underneath the oven, ideal for storing baking trays and accessories.
This setting works well for multi-shelf cooking, reheating, pastries and roasts. It uses the fan with heat coming from the element surrounding it and generally heats up more quickly, evenly and efficiently.
This setting uses the grill element and the fan. It's ideal for large cuts of meat like roasts, or meats that require longer cooking times like chicken legs and sausages. It's also great for baked vegetables and for browning and crisping the top of pasta/potato bakes.
This uses heat from the grill element and is ideal for smaller, tender cuts of meat. Check the instructions to see whether you can grill with the door opened or closed.
Smokeless grill tray
Models that have bottom plus fan mode, bottom plus fan-forced mode, or a specific pizza mode.
Self-cleaning function (pyrolytic)
True self-cleaning ovens are pyrolytic. Set on the cleaning mode, the oven locks itself and heats up to around 500°C, converting food residues into ash, which you wipe away when it cools.
Measured internal oven volume (L)
Measured internal volume is calculated from measurements of the deepest tray or shelf in the lowest position to the grill element, side wall to side wall, and the rear wall to the door.
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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
- CHOICE Expert Rating
- Oven performance score
- Cooktop performance score
- Oven ease of use score
- Cooktop ease of use score
- Oven running costs over 10 years
- Grilling score
- Multiple shelf baking score
- Low temperature baking score
- Roasting score
- High temperature base cooking score
- Turn-down score
- Low temperature cooking score
- High temperature/wok cooking score
- Melting chocolate score
- Measured internal oven dimensions (H x W x D, mm)
- Measured internal oven volume (L)
- Boil time (min:sec)
- Good points
- Bad points
- Ease of changing oven light
- Flexi zone
- Shop Ethical Rating
- Extendable cooking zone
- Drop-down grill element for cleaning
- Glass can be removed
- Rapid heating
- Number of oven baking trays
- Dual cooking zone
- Bottom element
- Door can be removed
- Cooking zone size (diameter, cm)
- Meat probe
- Control type for the cooktop
- Control type for the oven
- Pause or stop and go setting
- Top and bottom element
- Viewing through door
- Fingerprint resistant
- Preheat indicator
- Power boost
- Number of oven shelves
- Recommended pan size (cm)
- Easy to view food on top shelf
- Grill safety guard
- Steam clean
- Width (cm)
- Number of cooking zones
- Cooking zone configuration
- Cooktop material
- Claimed external dimensions (H x W x D, mm)
- Internal light
- Cooktop residual heat indicator
- Childproof lock
- Self-cleaning surfaces (catalytic liners)
- Self-cleaning function (pyrolytic)
- Smokeless grill tray
- Telescopic runners
- Storage drawer
- Automatic programming
- Flame failure protection
- Fan forced
- Fan assist
- Fan grill
- Grill only
- Half grill
- Pizza mode
- Top element
- Steam function
- Trivet type
- Claimed element wattage (kW)
- Claimed burner rating (MJ/hr)
- Warranty (years)
- Country of origin