Updated 15 Mar 2017

Omega

OC64KZ

Snapshot: The Omega OC64KZ ceramic cooktop has 4 elements and dial controls. How well does it cook?

OC64KZ
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$899

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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 very good performer.
  • Very good results in our white-sauce test.
  • OK results in our rice test.
  • Excellent results in our chocolate-melting test.
  • Good results in our stir-fry test.
  • OK to use.
  • Very good layout (1 large and 1 small simmer element at the front).
  • Extremely easy to clean.

But

  • Only OK for ease of use.
  • No timer.
  • Dial controls with no child lock (controls are along the side of the cooktop but the one closest to the front can be easily reached by a small child).
  • No automatic switch-off.
  • Surface may become hot near controls.
  • No "ON" indictor light.
  • Control knobs can't be removed and can be fiddly to clean around.

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 a September 2015 and March 2017 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$899
Type
Ceramic

More test results (/10)

Chocolate-melting
10.0

Specifications

Dimensions (WxD, cm)
59 x 52
Number of elements, burners or cooking zones
4
Cooktop surface material
Ceramic
Control position
Right side
Trivet material
n/a
Cut-out dimensions (WxD, cm)
n/a

Features

Touch controls
No
Flame-failure protection
n/a
Timer
No
Child lock
No
Automatic switch-off
No
Dual- or multi-element
No
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

-

Notes

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