Compare ovens in New Zealand at Canstar Blue. Parmco, Bosch, Fisher & Paykel, Haier, Samsung, Smeg, Westinghouse were compared on Overall Satisfaction, Cooking Performance and Reliability, Design, Ease of Cleaning, Ease of Use, Functionality and Features, and Value for Money.
See our Ratings Methodology.
If the kitchen is at the heart of every home, then the oven must be at the heart of the kitchen. It’s the workhorse appliance that home cooks rely upon to produce nutritious meals for their families.
Grill, bake, boil, simmer or fry – whatever your chosen cooking method, an oven needs to have all your culinary bases covered. It must have simple-to-use controls, be easy to clean and, most importantly, deliver years of reliable service and great value for money.
Depending on your budget, kitchen design and culinary requirements there are hundreds of oven models to choose from in NZ. And trying to discover the best brands can be difficult. But that’s where Canstar Blue can help narrow your search.
For as part of our mission to inform consumers of the best NZ has to offer, this year Canstar Blue canvassed the opinions of 957 Kiwi oven users, across a range of categories, to measure and track their satisfaction with their oven brands.
To decide which oven manufacturer offers the best level of customer satisfaction, each was rated across the following categories:
Coming out on top is Parmco, the clear winner of Canstar Blue’s 2022 award for Most Satisfied Customers | Ovens.
The homegrown appliance company beat off strong competition from some big international brands to achieve the only top 5-Star rating for Overall Satisfaction in this year’s award.
It’s a result supported by three other 5-Star ratings, for Cooking Performance and Reliability, Ease of Use and the all-important Value for Money category. In all other categories, Parmco scores quality 4-Star ratings.
In this year’s awards, Smeg is the only other brand to score more than one 5-Star rating, for Cooking Performance And Reliability, Design, Ease of Cleaning and Functionality.
Across the other brands, all except one, Haier, achieve admirable 4-Star Overall Satisfaction ratings.
This year’s awards research survey reveals that despite the lure of takeaways and microwave dinners, we remain a nation of home cooks:
Our penchant for strapping on a pinafore and getting our fingers floury is reflected in the qualities we demand from our ovens.
Cooking Performance and Reliability was by far the standout requirement, cited by nearly a third (27%). While Ease of Cleaning (15%), Ease of Use (15%) and Functionality and Features (14%) are just as important as Value for Money (16%).
Overall, the main drivers of consumer satisfaction are:
Founded in New Zealand in 1989, Parmco produces ovens and home appliances that are designed specifically for Kiwi homes. Some of Parmco’s models available from retailers nationwide include:
A great oven at an affordable price that offers precise control over your cooking experience.
This stainless steel oven comes with digital touch display, electronic timer and quadglaze cool-touch door technology. When the pyrolytic function is selected, the oven door locks and the grease and fats burn to a crisp for you to simply wipe from the inside of the oven.
Featuring touch controls, 10 cooking functions, a huge capacity and European A-level energy efficiency, this oven is great for any Kiwi home.
This freestanding model features an oven and hob, and is great for smaller kitchens (width 600mm) and those on a budget.
This freestanding double oven features a gas cooktop and European A-level energy efficiency.
*All prices have been sourced from New Zealand retailers and are accurate at the time of writing. They should be used as a guide only and not an actual quote.
And not only do Parmco’s appliances look fantastic and deliver great cooking results, they come backed with a quality guarantee.
All Palmco’s ovens are supported by excellent after-sales service, plus up to 7 years’ warranty on most products.
So whether you cook like a master chef, or are still mastering the baking basics, if you are after the best in ovens, there’s only one choice. The winner of Canstar Blue’s award for Most Satisfied Customers | Ovens, Parmco.
You get what you pay for with ovens: 48%
Cook a regular family roast dinner in oven: 40%
Have considered using an air fryer instead of oven: 37%
Prefer a built-in oven to a wall oven: 22%
Require an oven with more than the basic cooking functions: 22%
Have become a better baker due to baking more during the COVID-19 pandemic: 21%
Intend to purchase a self-cleaning oven in the future: 20%
Have been inspired by TV baking shows to use oven more: 16%
Purchased a self-cleaning oven: 11%
Intend to move away from gas cooking, given its environmental impact: 9%
Have upgraded oven as a result of doing more cooking during the pandemic: 6%
At least once every six months: 28%
At least once a year: 12%
A few times a week: 6%
Less often: 6%
Canstar Blue surveyed 2576 New Zealand consumers across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction, via ISO 26362 accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics. The outcomes reported are the results from respondents who have an oven in their home and have used it during the past 12 months. In this case, 957 New Zealanders.
Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands receiving three stars have still achieved a satisfaction measure of at least six out of 10. Not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The ratings table is first sorted by star ratings and then by mean overall satisfaction. A rated brand may receive a ‘N/A’ (Not Applicable) rating if it does not receive the minimum number of responses for that criteria.
Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands receiving three stars have still achieved a satisfaction measure of at least six out of 10. The ratings table is first sorted by star ratings and then alphabetically. A rated brand may receive a ‘N/A’ (Not Applicable) rating if it does not receive the minimum number of responses for that criteria.
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