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Recommended retail, as of October 2019.
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Cooking performance score
The scores for evenness of temperature (cooking steak), evenness with high fat (sausages), low temperature cooking (marinated chicken wings) and roasting a chicken are weighted equally.
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Ease of use score
Made up of cooking (40%), mobility (20%), using the controls (20%) and cleaning (20%).
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We cover the hotplate and grill with steak to see if any areas aren't heated enough, or get too hot and burn the meat.
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Evenness with high fat cooking score
We cover the hotplate and grill with sausages to see if areas are prone to flare-ups from burning fat, which could lead to burnt food.
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We test at moderate temperatures over a long period by roasting a chicken on a baking tray in the centre of the plates with the outside burners on medium heat. The hood is down and the chicken is turned once.
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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
- Running cost (5 years)
- CHOICE buy
- Overall score
- Cooking performance score
- Ease of use score
- Evenness score
- Evenness with high fat cooking score
- Low temperature score
- Roasting score
- Cleaning score
- External temperatures after 60min (°C, controls / handle / hood / side tables)
- Gas consumption (kg/hr)
- Good points
- Bad points
- Fuel type
- Warming rack
- Reversible cooking plate
- Number of burners
- Side burner
- Back burner for rotisserie
- Viewing window
- Side tray / folding
- Storage cupboard
- Natural gas option
- Hotplate / grill material
- Flame diffuser material
- Burner material
- Ignition type
- Dimensions (cm, H x W x D)
- Weight (kg)
- Total cooking area (m2)