Tips & Guides
Back To Uni Guides
Beat The Heat
Buy Right The First Time
Ultra HD TVs
Full HD TVs
TV & Projector Accessories
Wall Mounts & Stands
for your living rom
Fridges & Freezers
top kitchen trends 2023
Cooking & Dishwashers
Sinks & Taps
for your kitchen reno
BBQs & Outdoor Cooking
tasty vegetarian recipes
Small Kitchen Appliances
Grills & Sandwich Presses
Mixers & Food Processors
Coffee Machines & Beverages
Toasters & Kettles
for easy weekend dinners
your washing machine
Computers, Tablets & Gaming
Desktop & Laptop
iPad & Tablets
Software & Accessories
Printers, Paper & Ink
Guide to the best laptops
CREATE FAMILY FUN
Phones & Wearables
Mobile Phone Accessories
Home Phones & Walkie Talkies
top 5 phones 2023
Vacuums & Cleaners
Carpet Cleaners & Steam Mops
Vacuum & Cleaning Accessories
get a spotless floor
Heating & Cooling
the best pet air purifiers
upgrade your workspace
Health & Grooming
Health & Fitness
Nail your hair at home
Sport, Outdoors & Fitness
Home Gym Equipment
E-Scooters & E-Bikes
Safety Gear & Accessories
for your post-workout
with great value cameras
Automatic Lawn Mowers
Smart Pet Technology
that get the job done
Shop All Deals
Choose The Good Guys
Home Services for your Installation!
Which product do you need installed?
CHOICES, EVERY DAY
To save you time, you can now use our online form
for all Returns, Refund, Repairs and Exchanges.
Gold Service Extras Members get access to product care from day one, plus
extra benefits from StoreCash to exclusive offers and sales!
Learn more about your benefits.
Members start your report online for speedy service.
Get your Digital Wallet here.
Lodge a claim to begin the swap or screen replacement
Help with your mobile needs.
No stores can be found within 500km of the search data. Please try a different postcode or suburb
February 16, 2023 - 4 min read
So … you’re renovating your kitchen? Or creating an entirely new one from the terrazzo tiles up? Lucky you! Not only can you bag that slinky glass splashback or fancy fridge from your hit list, but upgrading your oven or cooktop is also your BIG chance to completely reboot your cooking!
“Most of us are guilty of getting stuck in a recipe rut, wheeling out the same old family staples week in and week out,” says Tania Grillinzoni, The Good Guys Buyer – Cooking Appliances. “But a shiny new oven or cooktop, especially one packed with the latest cooking technology and features, is one of the best motivators there is to shake up mealtimes!”
Here, Tania shares her second-to-none wisdom of cooking appliances to help you kit out that new dream kitchen with your perfect-fit oven and cooktop – and grow your home-chef cred for many delicious years to come!
“In this job, I often get asked what cooking appliances or features I swear by when it comes to my own kitchen,” says Tania Grillinzoni, “and I’m forever telling people how much steam ovens and steam cooking have completely transformed my approach to mealtimes.
“Steaming is one of the gentlest, speediest and healthiest ways to heat food, which means your recipes will retain more nutrients and flavours and all those classics, like roasts and bakes, will require far less oil. And because there’s much more humidity inside a steam oven, grease and grime can’t bake on, so they’re supereasy to wipe clean. Especially if you snap up a model with self-cleaning, pyrolytic technology!”
“Believe me, once you’ve had a succulent roast chicken from a steam oven, you’ll never look back! A steam oven really comes into its own with anything that benefits from retaining moisture – these ovens are great for turning out soft and fluffy bread rolls, and unbelievable chocolate brownies,” says Tania Grillinzoni.
“You can even boil eggs still in their shells directly on the rack; and when I’m not in the mood for cooking at all, I can rely on my steam oven to beautifully revive leftovers without drying them out.”
Electrolux 60cm Pyrolytic Steam Oven Dark Stainless
Miele 60cm Steam Oven – Brilliant White
Teka 60cm Compact Steam Oven >
Not quite ready to part ways with conventional cooking? Not a problem! “If you’re upgrading your kitchen or designing a new one, seriously consider a combination oven that offers traditional baking and grilling, on top of steam functionality, for complete culinary versatility,” advises Tania Grillinzoni.
“Some combination ovens now even come with a built-in air fryer so you can enjoy golden, crispy fries one day, and incredibly moist cakes with great rise the next by adding a blast of steam to your baking cycle.”
Asko 60cm Combination Steam Oven – Stainless Steel
Miele 60cm XL Steam Combi Oven Obsidian Black
Westinghouse 60cm Electric Oven – Dark Stainless
So you’ve got your standing-ovation oven sorted. That’s only half the home-chef equation! “Naturally, you’ll want a cooktop that will look fantastic in your new layout and set you up for the future,” says Tania Grillnzoni. “But if saving time and energy in the kitchen is also a goal, for my money, induction cooktops are the way to go.”
“Induction cooktops use an electromagnetic field to heat up only the area under your pan, leaving the rest of your cooking surface cool to touch, so they deliver impressive heat precision for speedier results, and better energy efficiency for lower power bills!”
Sounds like a win-win to us!
“Pro chefs have been wise to induction cooktops for years and now all the top dogs like Miele, Asko, Smeg and Bosch are coming up with ever more clever models for domestic kitchens,” says Tania Grillinzoni.
To max out on your kitchen privileges, look for an induction cooktop with best-in-class features such as boost mode for that perfect sear; bridge zone to merge two separate cooking zones into one larger one for big-batch dishes; models that include a handy gas burner; and integrated smart rangehoods that can automatically connect to your induction appliance for optimum extraction.
Smeg 90cm Induction Combination Gas Cooktop
Haier 90cm Induction Cooktop
Bosch 60cm Induction Cooktop >
Now you’ve got the inside track on the top-rating cooking appliances, head to The Good Guys in-store or online to browse our huge range of ovens and cooktops and pick out your own dream kitchen mates!
If you’re looking to upgrade your oven – let us help find the right one for you.
Everything you need to know about air fryers including health benefits and our top tips.
Our guide to buying the right dishwasher for your kitchen, lifestyle and budget.
Here's why you should consider embracing Induction in your kitchen.
¤Discounts apply to previous ticketed/advertised price. As we negotiate, products will likely have been sold below ticketed/advertised price prior to the discount offer.
>Qualifying conditions, including signing up to StoreCash and downloading Digital Wallet before purchase. Individual product pages on The Good Guys website show which products earn StoreCash. StoreCash expires 90 days after issue and is issued within 5 business days after delivery/collection of qualifying purchase which must be within 60 days of purchase. Personal purchases only. Exclusions and purchase limits apply. Each StoreCash reward must be used in one transaction and no change/credit for any unused balance. Refer to StoreCash T&Cs & Digital Wallet T&Cs for details, including how to be notified about StoreCash deposits to your Digital Wallet.