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Fisher & Paykel OB90S9MEPX3 review

90cm wide wall oven. Priced at $4790.

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We recommend currently available ovens that score at least 85% overall.

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

Performance score View more details.

Our home economist cooks a range of meals to test the oven's ability to perform over a range of temperatures, times and functions. The performance score accounts for 60% of the overall score.

Ease of use score View more details.

Our home economist checks how easy the controls are to use, the clarity of the labels, using the grill and oven shelves, and cleaning the inside and outside of the oven. The ease of use score accounts for 40% of the overall score.

Grilling score View more details.

We assess the grill area for how quickly it toasts bread and how evenly the heat is distributed.

Multiple shelf baking score View more details.

We bake scones over two shelves to test evenness at a high temperature over a short time.

Low temperature baking score View more details.

We bake meringues to assess cooking at a low temperature over a long period.

Roasting score View more details.

We roast a chicken to assess baking a non-uniform food at moderate to high temperature over a long period while retaining moisture and crisping the skin.

High temperature base cooking score View more details.

We cook a fresh pizza at a very high temperature for a short period to assess the oven's ability to crisp and brown the base and evenly cook the toppings.

Brand reliability score View more details.

We surveyed more than 4000 CHOICE members to rate the reliability of their brand of oven (checking whether they had a problem with their oven). If the score is 'Not available' we didn't receive enough responses for a statistically accurate rating. These scores refer to the brand, not a particular model, and are not counted towards the overall score.

Brand loyalty score View more details.

We surveyed more than 4000 CHOICE members and asked them whether they would buy the same brand again. If the score is 'Not available' we didn't receive enough responses for a statistically accurate rating. These scores refer to the brand, not a particular model, and are not counted towards the overall score.

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'Tested model' refers to ovens that are currently available in shops and online. 'Discontinued model' refers to ovens that are no longer available in shops, but may be available in second-hand stores.

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Price View more details.

This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price at the time of purchase.

Running costs over 10 years View more details.

The running costs are calculated based on running the oven at 170°C for one hour, three times per week for 10 years at 30c per kWh. Where available, the fan-forced function is used, otherwise, the fan-assist is used. For models without either function, the top and bottom elements (convection or traditional bake) are used.

Claimed external dimensions (mm, HxWxD)
478 x 895 x 564
Internal baking dimensions (mm, HxWxD)
300 x 650 x 410
Cut out dimensions (mm, HxWxD)
468 x 853 x 544
Measured internal baking volume (L) View more details.

The internal baking volume is calculated from measurements of the lowest shelf of the oven or baking tray (if supplied with one) to the grill element, side-wall to side-wall, and the rear-wall to the door.

Number of shelf positions
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.

Website View more details.

Generally refers to manufacturer website.
Drop-down grill element for cleaning View more details.

If the grill element drops down, it allows for easy cleaning of the oven ceiling.

Wi-Fi enabled View more details.

An increasing number of ovens can connect to your home Wi-Fi network, allowing you to remotely control some functions or monitor the cooking process.

Grill safety guard View more details.

Whether the oven has a safety guard for the grill element. Some models with an exposed grill have the element high up into the cavity so it's less of an issue.

Stainless steel fingerprint resistant View more details.

Fingerprints are less likely to show up on this surface.

Easy to view food on top shelf View more details.

We check if it's easy to view food cooking on the top shelf when the oven door is closed.

Viewing through door View more details.

We rate how well you can view food cooking through the oven door.

Automatic cooking function View more details.

Automatic cooking allows you to set a time for the oven to turn on and off.

Assisted cooking View more details.

Assisted or automatic cooking lets you cook certain dishes without having to enter the temperature or time required thanks to pre-programmed settings.

Self-cleaning function (pyrolytic) View more details.

True self-cleaning ovens are pyrolytic. Set on the cleaning mode, the oven locks itself and heats up to around 500°C, converting food residue into ash, which you wipe away when it cools.

Self-cleaning surfaces (catalytic liners) View more details.

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.

Door can be removed View more details.

The door is removable for cleaning.

Glass can be removed View more details.

The glass can be removed for cleaning.

Smokeless grill tray View more details.

A smokeless grill tray or anti-spatter grill tray, has a perforated cooking plate rather than a simple wire rack. This helps to stop the collected fat when grilling from spitting and flaring up.

Telescopic runners View more details.

Telescopic runners allow you to smoothly pull the oven racks and trays all the way out of the oven while keeping the shelf stable. They make loading, unloading and checking food while cooking much easier. 

Child lock on controls View more details.

This is a safety feature that locks the controls so children can't use them.

Top and bottom element
Bottom element only View more details.

Bottom element (also called classic bake) generates heat from the bottom, ideal for slow cooking. There is no direct heating to the top of food.

Fan forced View more details.

The fan-forced 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.

Fan assist View more details.

This setting is ideal for foods that require a short cooking time and only use a maximum of two shelves. Heat comes from the top and bottom element with a fan that gently circulates the hot air.

Fan grill
Grill only
Half grill
Warm mode
Pizza functions View more details.

Models that have bottom plus fan mode, bottom plus fan-forced mode, or a specific pizza mode.

Steam function View more details.

This setting injects bursts of steam during cooking.


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