Match Your Cooking Style
Simple and sophisticated, Minimal style cooktops are designed to blend seamlessly, letting the design aesthetics of your kitchen take centre stage. Dials and fittings have a subtle tonal contrast that is tastefully understated.View Minimal What is Minimal Style?
The hallmark of the Fisher & Paykel design aesthetic, Contemporary style cooktops bring the clean lines and contrasting tones that are the signatures of the style to both the control and heat zones.View Contemporary What is Contemporary Style?
Distinctive and bold, Professional style cooktops and rangetops make a statement with stainless steel construction and halo-illuminated dials that give precise control of heat, for refined performance.View Professional What is Professional Style?
Surface cooking is a ritual of preference, where creative cooking techniques are expressed through the heating method that is best for you. The right heat source becomes an experience – the satisfaction of precise control with induction, or the theater and instinct of cooking with gas.
Induction cooktops give unrivaled accuracy and immediacy of heat at both high and low temperatures. Gently melt and temper chocolate or bring water to the boil in seconds with absolute precision.
Style Meets Power
Bold and robust, the Fisher & Paykel Professional 36" gas cooktop brings the performance of the commercial kitchen to your countertop. With five 20,000 BTU burners, LED halo-illuminated dials, and continuous grates that allow you to slide cookware across the surface safely, it is a favorite for serious home cooks.Professional Cooktops
for the Process
Cooking is not simply the difference between raw and cooked. While cooked food is the destination, cooking is about the journey – how to apply heat that takes food from soft to crunchy, bland to flavorful, muddled to perfectly combined.
Choosing the right heat source for your ingredients and cooking technique is the key to developing deeper flavors, perfect textures and bringing together each component on a plate harmoniously.
From simmering to searing, surface cooking delivers heat at the perfect rate to develop and concentrate flavors, or create new flavors that make a dish more complex.
The Right Cooktop
The perfect combination of flavors, textures and aromas in a dish is seldom achieved in a single pan at a set heat.
We rely on precision at both high and low temperatures to create components that complement and contrast with one another perfectly. That control is what allows us to fry ground beef to a rich brown, while gently simmering béchamel sauce to come together at the same time for the perfect lasagne.
Whether induction or gas, the right cooktop is the one that gives you exceptional control.
Reducing a sauce is a balance of time and temperature – evaporating water to deepen flavors without overheating and breaking down the more volatile oils that contribute subtle notes. With remarkable precision at low temperatures, induction cooktops are the choice of the aspiring saucier.
Wok cooking calls for heat that rises up the side of the wok while being concentrated at the bottom. Gas cooktops provide the perfect balance of concentrated and residual heat for wok cooking.
Searing requires intense heat to bring oils and fats to temperature in an instant. Flash fry with gas or induction cooktops to melt fats and seal the exterior so steak cooks from the inside.
Whether a pork steak sizzling on a skillet or chocolate melting in a saucepan, conduction happens when food is heated through direct contact with a hot surface.
Conduction is one of the most flexible methods of cooking, both in the techniques it brings to a chef’s repertoire and in the results it delivers.
From a gentle and slow confit to more intense methods such as frying and searing, conduction is where cooking is elevated into an artform.
Choose from induction cooktops with dedicated elements, or include SmartZones for the ultimate in flexibility. SmartZones allow induction elements to be bridged together into zones, for meals that require larger cookware.
BTUs, or British Thermal Units, are the standard measure of heat applied to cooking elements. Our cooktops provide a range of BTU outputs to cater for cooking techniques ranging from a gentle simmer to power that rivals a commercial kitchen.
Induction brings the perfect balance of power and control to the cooking suite, with elegant tempered glass to complement the design aesthetic of the modern kitchen.
Its speed and accuracy make induction perfect for gently cooking delicate foods such as eggs, dairy, fish, and shellfish so they retain their moisture and texture.
Powerful at its top end, it is ideal for searing meat to brown the outside while leaving the inside pink for the perfect medium rare steak.
Precision and Control
Through the use of electromagnetism, induction cooktops accelerate the molecules within the pan, generating heat. Because all the energy is being generated in the pan rather than in the cooktop, the pan will get to temperature faster, meaning shorter cooking times.
This also gives more precise temperatures, with heat that can be dialed up and down quickly with immediate response.
Cool to the Touch
Because it uses alternating magnetic currents to create heat from within the pan, the induction cooktop remains cool to the touch until cookware is placed on it.
Induction cooking gives precision of heat across the temperature spectrum. From low temperatures for a gentle and controlled simmer, to even searing of proteins, induction is the pinnacle of accuracy in cooktops.
Easy to Clean
With a seamless glass surface, and no gaps or trivets, induction cooktops are quick and simple to clean. Because no heat is generated in the cooktop itself, food will not cook onto the surface.
Cooking above a flame invokes something deep in our senses, something that is not just learned but felt.
We know it instinctively when we feel the heat from the burner, see the color and size of the flame, and hear the sound of food as it cooks in the pan.
For chefs around the world, cooking with gas allows them the freedom to follow traditional cooking techniques, or to innovate and create new dishes and flavors. Guided by their senses, they can truly push culinary boundaries.
The Theater of Gas Cooking
Gas cooktops are designed to put the power and control back in the hands of the chef, allowing them to customize heat delivery to suit their own preferences and style of cooking.
The flame itself becomes the visual indicator of its intensity, its spread across the bottom of the pan showing where the most heat is being distributed.
Target heat to create hot spots and go from searing to gentler heat in the same pan, or distribute heat to produce a steady rolling boil or to avoid scorching foods.
Char vegetables over the open flame, flambé coq au vin in a rich cognac, or sauté mushrooms to bring out fragrant earthy flavors. The versatility of gas is what makes it the choice of professional kitchens the world over.
When timing each component of a dish is critical, the power of gas cooktops comes to the fore. Whether wok cooking or deep frying, Fisher & Paykel gas cooktops provide exceptional power for perfect results.
Using gas allows you to be more responsive in your cooking. Precision settings allow you to dial in the perfect heat to match your cooking technique and ingredients.