Updated 21 Oct 2015

Parmco

HO-4-6NF-CER-T

Snapshot: The Parmco HO-4-6NF-CER-T ceramic cooktop has 4 elements, and touch controls. How well does it cook?

HO-4-6NF-CER-T
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1476

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Test results

Overall score
81
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.
  • Good results in our rice test.
  • Good results in our stir-fry test.
  • Excellent results in our chocolate-melting test.
  • Easy to use – and very easy to clean (no cracks and crevices to trap dirt).
  • Has ‘dual’ (large) and ‘simmer’ (small) elements at the front.
  • Has a timer.
  • Has a child lock.

But

  • The controls are close to the elements.

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.

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
$1476
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
-
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

-

Notes

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