Whether you only cook for yourself occasionally or you regularly cook for large groups, having a well-made cooktop can make a huge difference in the cooking process and the overall quality of the foods you make. One of our favorite cooktop brands is Fisher & Paykel, and you can learn more about our picks for the best Fisher & Paykel cooktops of 2021 below.
The Fisher & Paykel Minimal Series CI365DTB4 is a beautiful 36-in. black glass induction cooktop that features matte black detailing and five burners. This cooktop features PowerBoost and GentleHeat systems, which can heat the cooktop on very high heat or very low heat in a matter of seconds. This is ideal for searing meat at high temperatures or gently melting chocolate for desserts. The Touch&Slide controls also allow you to adjust the temperature instantly, allowing your sauce or stew to go from a hard-boil to a tame simmer quickly.
Parents will also love knowing that this induction cooktop only heats pots or pans when they're placed on the surface and stop once they are removed. Plus, the area around the cookware stays cool, which helps prevent any burned hands and baked-on messes. The four main cook zones can each deliver up to 3,700W of power when the PowerBoost function is activated, and the center unit can produce up to 5,500W.
The Fisher & Paykel Contemporary Series CG365DNGX1N is a gorgeous 36-in. natural gas cooktop that provides five sealed burners and sturdy cast-iron grates. Its precise controls allow you to start and control the flame by simply turning the dials with 180° gas valve rotation to get the right temperature every time. The most powerful burner can get all the way up to 19,000 BTUs. The grates are also flat to make sliding pots and pans from one grate to another seamless, and the Auto-reignite system relights the burner on its own if the flame goes out.
Many gas stoves make cleaning a chore, but this cooktop features easy-to-clean stainless steel that is readily accessible and makes cleaning a breeze. In addition, the cast iron trivets feature rubber feet that prevent damage and scratches on the cooktop to keep it looking new for years to come.
The Fisher & Paykel Professional Series CI36PTX4 is a fantastic option for those looking for a beautiful and easy-to-clean cooktop, especially for those who cook large meals on a routine basis. This particular cooktop makes the list of the best Fisher & Paykel cooktops of 2021 because of its innovative induction cooking technology that only heats metal cookware, and its superior energy efficiency, saving you money on your monthly electricity bill. This beautiful black glass cooktop also features a burner that can produce up to 5,500W, which can bring liquids to a boil in under a minute.
Its Touch&Slide controls enable you to adjust temperatures almost instantly, and this beautiful 36-in. cooktop will pair beautifully with any of Fisher & Paykel's Minimal Series wall ovens.
How do I choose a cooktop?
When considering which cooktop to buy, there are a few key things you must factor into your decision. For starters, take careful measurements of the space where you plan to put the cooktop, and only purchase one that will fit snugly into the space you have available. Next, think about your cooking habits and weigh which type of cooktop would work best for you, whether that's electric or gas. Finally, consider how easy different types of cooktops will be to clean after spills and messes inevitably happen in the kitchen. Look for those that have easily removable parts or can simply be wiped clean with a rag.
Why do chefs prefer gas stoves?
Gas stoves provide better and more immediate temperature control for chefs, which reduces the amount of time it takes to sear, boil, or fry foods that require high heat.