1. Sizing

Kitchen layout

When it comes to your kitchen design, the biggest question you will need to ask is "How do I want to cook?". In your next kitchen you will want to consider a few things to make sure your new appliances and space works more effectively for you and your family. Follow the below guide before selecting your appliances:


When looking at your cabinetry you can look to positioning the cooktop in the bench above your oven, which you would be used to seeing in most homes. If you are looking for a more contemporary kitchen design you may look to having your cooktop separate from your oven, with your oven being placed above bench height within your cabinetry.


The way you configure your kitchen layout will ultimately come down to how big your space is. In the past, kitchen designers have spoken to the work triangle which has you drawing a line between the refrigerator, cooking appliances, and sink/dishwasher which creates a triangle that has you being able to move more efficiently in the space. The more recent way of working has kitchen designers breaking the space up into 5 zones : consumables, non-consumables, cleaning, preparation and cooking zones, allowing each space to work together.


Over recent years, there have been kitchens designed around the island bench becoming the work bench, the place you prepare, cook and clean with ovens, cooktops or microwaves being incorporated into their design. Previous kitchen design trends saw sinks being the most common element found in a kitchen island with a dishwasher beside it. Island benches have a range of ways they can be used, the key is designing to suit your lifestyle and how you will be using your kitchen.

Size of Cooktop

When researching for a new cooktop, it’s important to consider all elements of its size. You need to consider not only the width of the cooktop but also the number of different cooking zones it offers and whether they have flexibility.

The standard cooktop size is 60cm, enough for most households, however some brands offer cooktops as small as 30cm, slightly bigger at 70cm and the largest being 90cm. You may look at pairing a 30cm gas or induction cooktop with a 60cm cooktop of a different type, giving you ultimate flexibility in the kitchen.

When looking at cooking zones it is common to have 4, however you may also find the below combinations:

- 3 zones – 2 smaller and 1 large
- 4 zones of varying sizes with 1 having adjustable sizing between small and large
- 5 cooking zones – 4 cooking zones with a wok burner

2. Cooktop Type

Size, style and features are all important things that come into play in the selection of a cooktop, you will also need to consider whether you would like a gas, electric or induction which all have additional things to consider.
gas cooktop

Gas cooktops

  • More common than induction cooktops.
  • Easy install if there is presence of a gas connection.
  • Specialty cookware not needed.
  • The cook is in control and can intuitively control the heat, reacting to flame size - ideal for wok cooking.
  • More ventilation required due to heat from open flame.
  • Durable - with trivets they are more robust than their glass or ceramic counterparts.
induction cooktop

Induction Cooktops

  • Provide more precise temperature control with even heat distribution.
  • Safer than other cooktops as the pot or pan is the object holding the residual heat not the cooktop surface and there is no open flame.
  • Instant control and programmable features ie; pause, timer with auto-off programming.
  • Flexibility - selected induction cooktops have adjustable cooking zones, pairing them together for larger pots and pans.
  • Highly energy and time efficient because very little heat energy escapes - unlike with gas.
  • More expensive initial outlay than other cooktops; however will cost less over their lifetime.
  • Easy to clean with the a flat surface.
  • Seamless design integration.

3. Type Of Cooktops

4. Design & Other Considerations


Something to consider with any appliance purchase is installation costs or kitchen adjustments that need to be done to fit the appliance. When looking at a Gas Cooktop you will need to ensure you have a gas connection and whether your connection is natural or LPG ensuring the cooktop you choose is compatible. If you are leaning toward induction cooking in your kitchen you will need to assess whether you have enough amps to power an induction cooktop.


Most modern cookware is induction friendly, however, there are still a lot out there that are not. This may mean that you need to purchase new pots and pans. Before you do the mental calculations of the extra costs grab a magnet and see if the base of your pots and pans attracts the magnet, if they do you should be cooking with induction in no time.


One thing to note when upgrading your kitchen is, just as there are 52 shades of white, same goes for appliance finishes. For best results, buy your appliances from one brand to make sure everything is seamless.

5. Warranty & Service


Subject to terms and conditions our cooktops come with 24 months warranty in Australia and New Zealand, following the date of purchase. Click here to view Terms and Conditions.


We have a Customer Care team available to assist you over the phone during week days, and a national network of experienced technicians and selected service agents. Offering a fixed price guarantee with no additional hidden labour costs, giving you peace of mind that your appliance is in good hands.

6. Top FAQs

  • What is an induction cooktop?

    An induction cooktop is an electromagnetic flat surface cooktop that ensures fast heating using direct induction heating of cooking vessels. It is a seamless, cost-effective, and time-efficient cooktop. With induction cooktops, the heat is instant as your pan is heated by a magnetic field instead of a flame or electric element. This makes the pot or pan the heat source not the cooktop surface, allowing it to heat up faster and create a safer cooking environment for you and your family.

    Find out more about Induction Cooktops.

  • How does induction cooking work?

    When a suitable cooking pot or pan is placed on top of the induction cooktop an electric current is passed through a coil of copper wire that is located underneath the ceramic plate.

    Find out more about Induction Cooktops.

  • Do I need new pots and pans?

    To ensure your pan is compatible with an Induction cooktop it needs to have magnetic capability. This can be simply tested by placing a magnet on the bottom of your pan to see if it attracts, if so then your pan should work on the cooktop.

    Find out more about Induction Cooktops.

  • Is induction cooking better than gas?

    Cooking with induction gives you precise temperature control, more precise than gas or electric counterparts. Not to mention the flexibility to accommodate different types and amounts of cookware (pots and pans with magnetic capability). Induction cooking is also highly efficient because very little heat energy escapes-unlike with an open gas flame, the heat goes around the cookware and just a minimal residual heat is left when you remove the cookware.

    Find out more about Induction Cooktops.

  • How do you clean an induction cooktop?

    These are simple tips to clean and maintain an induction cooktop:

    • Make sure you switch off the cooktop before cleaning.
    • Let the cooktop cool down before cleaning.
    • Dab a small amount of glass ceramic cooktop cleaner onto the cooktop.
    • Make use of a damp sponge to wipe away spills on the cooktop.
    • Wipe off the cooktop with a clean, dry cloth.

    Find out more about Induction Cooktops.

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