Fisher & Paykel Cooktops Review & Guide
When it comes to creating your dream kitchen, finding the perfect cooktop can make all the difference. This is why brands like Fisher & Paykel offer such a wide selection of gas cooktops, electric cooktops and induction cooktops to choose from. The brand also has a collection of combination models, which mixes and matches various features of different cooktops.
Fisher & Paykel’s premium cooktop series typically range between $1,000 and $2,500. Although there are certain models like the Fisher & Paykel CG604CNGX2 priced around $800.
To help you find the perfect cooktop for your home, we’ve listed a few options currently available and their features.
Fisher & Paykel Gas Cooktops
For people who want to stick to the classics, gas cooktops continue to be the popular choice for many families due to their quick responsiveness and versatility. Unlike induction cooktops, gas cooktops also work with all types of cookware so you don’t need to spend extra on a new set.
Fisher & Paykel CG451DLPGB1 Gas on Glass Cooktop
If you’re struggling to find a compact cooktop for a small kitchen, Fisher & Paykel offers a few one burner appliances to suit you. Products like the 45cm Fisher & Paykel CG451DLPGB1 Gas on Glass Cooktop features one dual flame wok burner, which is claimed to provide consistent flame and heat distribution as well as responsive dials to give you precise control. The cooktop also comes with a flame failure safety device to ensure the gas automatically switches off if the flame unexpectedly goes out.
Similarly to other models in Fisher & Paykel’s gas cooktop range, the brand claims that models like the CG451DLPGB1 are made with eco-friendly ceramic glass that don’t use arsenic or heavy metals during the manufacturing process.
- RRP: $1,199*
Fisher & Paykel CG905CLPX2 Gas on Steel Cooktop
Models like the Fisher & Paykel Gas on Steel Cooktop make ideal options for larger families and people who just love to entertain. The CG905CNGX2 is a 90cm natural gas cooktop with five burners, including two wok and two-semi-rapid burners.
For times when your cookware gets a little too heavy to move, or if the cooks pace gets a bit crowded, this product contains flat cast iron trivets claimed to help your pots and pans slide across the surface. The trivets are also said to provide durability and stability, while the rubber feet aim to prevent trivets from scratching the appliance.
- RRP: $979*
Fisher & Paykel Induction Cooktops
Unlike some cooktop appliances, induction cooktops are said to only generate heat if a pot or pan is placed on a cooking zone. The brand claims an electromagnetic current runs through a coil under the cooktop surface to fire up just the cookware, rather than the entire surface. This is why induction cooktops only work with magnetic stainless steel pans, cast iron pots, and other types of cookware made from magnetic materials.
Fisher & Paykel CI302DTB3 Touch & Slide
For cooks who want to maximise their cooking space, the Fisher & Paykel CI302DTB3 Touch & Slide should be something to consider. Featuring SmartZone, the 30cm model includes two cooking zones which can be connected to provide greater flexibility in the kitchen. This is said to fit multiple small pots or one large pot. The brand also claims the Touch & Slide controls are highly responsive and can quickly change between high and low heats.
- RRP: $1,549*
Fisher & Paykel CI704CTB1 Induction Cooktop
If you tend to cook a variety of dishes at once, the 70cm Fisher & Paykel CI704CTB1 induction cooktop contains four cooking zones – designed to fit different sized pots and pans. It also comes with flexible features like PowerBoost and GentleHeat, which apparently allow you to achieve very high or very low heat very quickly. The brand similarly claims the Touch & Slide controls ensure the cooktop is highly responsive and adjusts temperature immediately.
- RRP: $1,499*
Fisher & Paykel Electric Cooktops
If your kitchen bench is overcrowded with pots, appliances and leftover food, Fisher & Paykel’s electric cooktops have a flat design which allows you to use the cooktop to prepare ingredients whenever you’re not heating anything up.
Fisher & Paykel’s electric cooktop range is said to feature powerful ribbon element which apparently helps maintain an even temperature and ensures food heats quickly. The brand also claims electric cooktops are easy to clean and come in a flexible design to fit a range of cookware of different sizes.
Fisher & Paykel CE604CBX2 Electric Cooktop
For a cooktop that’s simple to use, the 60cm Fisher & Paykel CE604CBX might be for you. It offers four cooking zones and includes a dual element to accommodate a variety of cookware.
Unlike some modern cooktops, this electric model replaces confusing buttons with easy dial controls. The ceramic surface is also said to only require a quick wipe after cooking. Indicator lights will glow once you have turned the cooktop off and the appliance is finally safe to touch.
- RRP: $949*
Fisher & Paykel CE604DTB1 Electric Cooktop
If you’re prone to accidents in the kitchen, the spill detection technology in the 60cm Fisher & Paykel CE604DTB1 Electric Cooktop might be what you’re looking for. The company claims this safety feature switches off all hot elements whenever your cookware overflows onto the controls, ensuring you don’t ruin your kitchen or your meal. Similar to the Fisher & Paykel CI302DTB3 induction cooktop, this model comes with Touch&Slide controls to give you more control over each zone.
- RRP: $1,199*
Fisher & Paykel Combination Cooktops
Can’t decide between different cooktops? Fisher & Paykel’s combination range mixes and matches a variety of its cooktops to create one appliance with apparently double the benefits.
Fisher & Paykel CG603DLPGB1 Gas on Glass Cooktop 3 Burner (LPG)
The Fisher & Paykel 60cm Gas on Glass cooktop features three burners, including a dual flame wok burner and two semi-rapid burners. The LPG appliance also contains a flame-failure safety device to ensure the gas turns off when the flame unexpectedly goes out.
- RRP: $1,799*
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Fisher & Paykel CG604CNGX2 Gas on Steel Cooktop 4 Burner
For those who love to entertain, the Fisher & Paykel CG604CNGX2 Gas on Steel Cooktop 4 Burner may be the ideal option to consider. The 60cm cooktop contains four burners, including a wok burner, and comes with flat cast iron trivets to help you move cookware across the surface more easily.
- RRP: $799*
Should I buy a Fisher & Paykel cooktop?
Whether you’re hungry for more flexibility or control in the kitchen, Fisher & Paykel has a wide selection of gas, electric, induction and combination models to consider.
The need for a versatile and easy-to-use appliance has often made gas cooktops the go-to choice for many households. Products like the Fisher & Paykel CG451DLPGB1 could be ideal for people who have smaller kitchens, but still want the same control found with the larger cooktops. Other options like the Fisher & Paykel CE604CBX provide similar flexibility by also functioning as an extra prep space whenever it’s not in use.
Induction cooktops similarly feature SmartZone, which allow you to link two different cooking zones to accommodate larger cookware. But the need to spend extra money to find compatible cookware might be a deal breaker for some.
Fisher & Paykel proves to be one of the most popular brands when it comes to cooktops, earning one of the top spots in our latest customer ratings, standing out with regards to functionality, performance and reliability, ease of cleaning and features.
Still can’t decide if Fisher & Paykel has the perfect cooktop for you? Check out Canstar Blue’s customer ratings to compare a wide range of cooktops and other kitchen appliances from major brands like Smeg, Bosch, Electrolux and Chef.
*Prices taken from Appliances Online and respective retailers, correct as of September 2018
About the author of this page
This report was written by Canstar Blue’s home & lifestyle journalist, Tahnee-Jae Lopez-Vito. She’s an expert on household appliances, grooming products and all things grocery and shopping. In addition to translating our expert research into consumer-friendly ratings reports, Tahnee spends her time helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services, while highlighting the best deals and anything you need to be aware of.
What do customers think about Fisher & Paykel Cooktops?
In 2019, Australian customers gave Fisher & Paykel 3 out of 5 stars for overall customer satisfaction for cooktops.