Updated 15 Mar 2017

Fisher & Paykel

CE754DTB1

Snapshot: The Fisher & Paykel CE754DTB1 ceramic cooktop has 4 elements and touch controls. How well does it cook?

CE754DTB1
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1574

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Test results

Overall score
75
Cooking performance
?/10
White sauce
?/10
Rice
?/10
Stir-fry
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • A good performer.
  • Very good results in our white-sauce test.
  • Excellent results in our chocolate-melting test.
  • Good results in our stir-fry test.
  • OK layout (small simmer element at front and large element at rear).
  • Easy to use.
  • Extremely easy to clean.
  • Has a dual element.
  • Wipe protection functions.
  • Auto heat reduce and gentle heat functions.
  • Has a timer.
  • Has a child lock.

But

  • Just OK results in our rice test.
  • Surface may become hot near controls.
  • No labelling on grading selector.
  • Controls must be kept free of spills and grease to respond to touch.

How we test

Overall score is based on:

Cooking performance (60%): We conduct 3 tests to assess the performance of the cooktops:

White sauce on the smallest element with the lowest setting:
This tests the cooktop’s ability to perform at a low temperature for a long time.

Chocolate melting:
With ceramic cooktops, we also melt chocolate to measure how well the simmer element/burner maintains the lowest temperature.

White rice on the medium-sized element:
This tests the “turndown” capacity of the element (starting on a high heat and reducing to a simmer) and whether it can maintain a suitable heat at the lowest temperature setting.

Beef and vegetable stir-fry on the large element:
This tests whether the cooktop can deliver continuous high heat.

Ease of use (40%): Rates the ease of using the controls, ease of cleaning, and the user-friendliness of the cooktop layout.

Price is based on a September 2015 and March 2017 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$1574
Type
Ceramic

More test results (/10)

Chocolate-melting
10

Specifications

Dimensions (WxD, cm)
75 x 53
Number of elements, burners or cooking zones
4
Cooktop surface material
Ceramic
Control position
Front middle
Trivet material
n/a
Cut-out dimensions (WxD, cm)
n/a

Features

Touch controls
Yes
Flame-failure protection
n/a
Timer
Yes
Child lock
Yes
Automatic switch-off
Yes
Dual- or multi-element
Yes
Flexi-zones
n/a
Auto heat-up
n/a
Power boost
n/a
Keep-warm function
n/a
Safety sensors
n/a
Residual-heat indicator
n/a
Overflow protection
n/a
Pan detection
n/a

More Info

Availability

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Notes

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