Updated 24 Mar 2016

Fisher & Paykel

CI604DTB2

Snapshot: The Fisher & Paykel CI604DTB2 induction cooktop has 4 equal-sized cooking-zones plus auto heat-up. How well does it cook?

CI604DTB2
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$2435

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Test results

Overall score
91
Cooking performance
?/10
White sauce
?/10
Rice
?/10
Stir-fry
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • An excellent performer.
  • Excellent results in our white-sauce test.
  • Very good results in our rice test.
  • Excellent results in our stir-fry test.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Has 4 equal-sized cooking-zones.
  • All cooking zones can be used at one time.
  • Excellent cooking-zone layout (the zones can be used as 2 pairs).
  • Has SmartZone technology (so several small pots on one zone can be “recognised” as one large pot).
  • The controls are separated from the cooking zones with a metal strip.
  • The controls don’t get hot.

But

No obvious bad points.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Cooking performance (60%): Assesses performance of the simmer-burner, medium-sized burner and wok burner.

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 March and November 2016 surveys.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$2435
Type
Induction

More test results (/10)

Chocolate-melting
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Specifications

Dimensions (WxD, cm)
60 x 53
Number of elements, burners or cooking zones
4
Cooktop surface material
-
Control position
-
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
n/a
Flexi-zones
No
Auto heat-up
Yes
Power boost
Yes (not available when cooking zones are bridged)
Keep-warm function
Yes
Safety sensors
Yes
Residual-heat indicator
Yes
Overflow protection
Yes
Pan detection
Yes

More Info

Availability

-

Notes

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Member reviews