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Bosch PXE651FC1E review

59 x 52 cm, WxD. Priced at $2499.

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Frame or frameless View more details.

Frameless induction cooktops sit flush against your kitchen bench. Ones with frames sit on a cutout.

Frameless
Control type View more details.

To use temperature controls and manage cooking zones, you slide and/or touch the cooktop surface. Some manufacturers have a name for the system they use.

Touch
Recommended View more details.

We recommend induction cooktops with a CHOICE Expert Rating of at least 90%.

CHOICE Expert Rating View more details.

The CHOICE Expert Rating is made up of cooking performance (60%) and ease of use (40%).

Cooking performance score View more details.

Cooking performance is calculated using simmering, turn-down and high-heat scores, weighted equally.

Ease of use score View more details.

We rate how easy it is to use the controls, the size, type and positioning of cooking zones as well as ease of cleaning.


Low heat setting score View more details.

We assess how well the induction cooktop heats a white sauce on low heat setting.

High heat setting score View more details.

We assess how well the cooktop cooks a stir-fry on high heat setting for a short time.

Turn down score View more details.

We cook boiled rice on the induction cooktop to assess turn-down capacity.

Boil time View more details.

Time taken to boil water in power boost mode, where available. For models with no boost, the highest setting is used.

Warranty (years)
2
Shop Ethical rating View more details.

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.

D
Country of origin View more details.

There is a claimed country of origin somewhere on the model itself. This should be taken with a grain of salt, given it's rare that all the materials for a product came from the one country.

Spain
Availability View more details.

'Tested model' means you should be able to find this cooktop in stores. We check availability every time we test. Discontinued models may still be available online or in second-hand retailers.

Tested model
Price View more details.

The manufacturer's recommended retail price. Prices are generally flexible, so shop around both online and in bricks and mortar shops for options.

$2499
Yearly running cost View more details.

Yearly running cost is based on using the cooktop for 30 minutes, 3 times a week for a year and costed at 30c/kWh per year.

Cooktop width (cm) View more details.

The width of the cooktop in centimetres. Check the manufacturer's installation specifications as there may be slight variations.

60
Number of cooking zones
4
Element layout
Simmer - right rear; Large - right front; Flexi zone - left side
Usable pan diameters (cm)
Dimensions (cm, WxD) View more details.

Width and depths in centimetres. These are claimed dimensions. Ventilation dimensions below and behind are not listed as they vary greatly depending on whether the cooktop is being installed over cabinetry shelves, drawers, or an oven. Check with the manufacturer or the installation manual to make sure your set-up complies with requirements before buying.

59 x 52
Installation dimensions (cm, WxD) View more details.

The manufacturer states the necessary dimensions required to install the cooktop. Induction cooktops use a lot of energy and therefore can require special power connections. It's best to hire a licensed electrician to install your cooktop.

56 x 49
Website
bosch-home.com.au
Pause or stop/go setting View more details.

This setting allows you to temporarily lock your heating settings so you can wipe down the surface without accidentally pressing any buttons.

No
Keep warm setting View more details.

This is essentially a simmer setting that can be used to keep food warm. Some can also use residual heat.

No
Power boost setting View more details.

This gives the cooking zone a boost of power to help heat up food or liquid quickly.

Yes
Auto heat up setting View more details.

Auto heat-up allows the cooking zone to heat to a higher setting, then automatically turn down to a preset setting after a certain amount of time.

No

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