Fisher & Paykel Appliances help-is it a good brand? Updated tgread
, May 24 2019 03:58 PM
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Posted 24 May 2019 - 03:58 PM
Was asking about Omega before but feedback doesn't look good. I'm getting a F&P double dishwasher and thought maybe this stove then.
Previous question :
I am having to pick appliances and Omega seem good for the kitchen stove but I can't seem to find any reviews in them. Any help or experience you might have??
Thanks in advance!!!
Edited by c.sanders, 26 May 2019 - 04:39 AM.
Posted 24 May 2019 - 04:36 PM
Stove I don't know but I really don't like my omega oven
Posted 24 May 2019 - 04:43 PM
Omega is the cheaper brand of Smeg as far as I know. I’ve had this in a rental, it was just ok.
Posted 24 May 2019 - 05:01 PM
We had an Omega oven and I think stovetop in our house when we bought it. Both absolutely awful! The oven was the worst- loud, not consistent with temp, hot touch, hard to clean etc.
Could not get rid of them fast enough. Spend a little bit more and get something better quality if you can is my suggestion.
Posted 24 May 2019 - 05:10 PM
They seem to be used in a lot of project homes. We had a 90cm freestanding omega oven with a gas cooktop in our old house. Oven was awful, noisy with uneven heat and it kept shorting itself out through some sort of issue with the light bulb. Can’t remember exactly. The cooktop was fine.
Our current house has an omega electric cooktop. I dont like electric anyway but this one is horrible.
Do not recommend. Not sure what is a better option at that sort of price point though?
Posted 24 May 2019 - 05:39 PM
Upgrade if you can afford to. We have bottom of the range Smeg and it’s disappointing.
Posted 24 May 2019 - 05:56 PM
No, it's bottom of the range and commonly used by volume builders. Avoid!
Edited by FuzzyChocolateToes, 24 May 2019 - 05:56 PM.
Posted 24 May 2019 - 06:22 PM
I have an omega dishwasher. It’s pretty average. I wouldn’t recommend it
Posted 24 May 2019 - 06:39 PM
As someone up thread has said it's smeg's base product.
We have an Omega rangehood - I cheaped out as we had spent so much on the rest of the kitchen being full of Bosch appliances. I regret it, it's as noisy as a plane landing in my backyard.
If you can afford a better brand, do it!
Posted 24 May 2019 - 07:47 PM
Posted 24 May 2019 - 07:48 PM
We have them. I like my oven, range and gas stove. Dont love my dishwasher. Id say that they are an inconsistent cheap brand, being bottom range smeg. It was what our builders used so we went with it. No major dramas with the cooking gear but our dishwasher is pretty poor and will definitely get an upgrade in the next year or two.
Posted 25 May 2019 - 12:19 PM
Whilst these are not exactly your model, it gives some worthwhile feedback on the Omega brand
Posted 25 May 2019 - 10:21 PM
I hate our Omega oven, gas cook top and rangehood. Oven door doesn't close properly, it's noisy, fan forced mode has died, uneven cooking Range hood is the loudest, most useless piece of equipmemt. I do not recommend them!
Posted 25 May 2019 - 10:36 PM
We have a freestanding gas stove and oven. The fan force option has just died (7 years old). Before that I would have recommended.
Posted 26 May 2019 - 08:38 AM
I have a very cheap oven and I don't mind it, it fan bsjes and grills, that's it
I think it depends on how much cooking and baking you do.
My grandfather has a nice F&P oven that gets used once or twice a year when I visit.
Posted 26 May 2019 - 08:59 AM
Do you do much cooking?
It might sound like a strange question but if you don’t, then you probably don’t need to spend much on appliances that are only occasionally used. If you are an avid cook, you’ll want functionality and reliability. My MIL barely cooks. She’s more of a heat things up person so it doesn’t matter what her appliances are, they look pristine and last forever because they’re rarely used. I cook from scratch 3 times a day, so I need workhorse appliances that I can rely on.
The F&P dish drawers I found to be pretty ordinary. I used them in an office setting so they pretty much only had to do coffee cups. They were noisy and didn’t clean very well. Convenient to have 2 drawers but not convenient requiring the office junior to hand wash after being run through the machine. I just looked online and the price seems to vary from $1300-2500. For that price I would get a Miele.
Same with the stove. Cheaper gas ones won’t maintain a stable flame or have enough power to get to a high heat if that’s the sort of cooking you do. You need to ask about the joule output to compare and not just look at the size of the flames. I’ve seen ‘wok burners’ with lots of flame but no heat to be able to properly stir fry and not stew.
I bake frequently so I like to have an oven that is even in its heat distribution otherwise I end up with lopsided cakes.
There are sales and places to find good brands at cheaper prices.
Posted 26 May 2019 - 09:01 AM
F&P are owned by Haier now (i think?) That said Haiers customer service has been really good in my experience. I dont know how much of f&p other than mums dish drawers and washing machine - fairly good overall but not without thier problems... a fair amount of callouts for the dishwasher.
Posted 26 May 2019 - 09:07 AM
What about bosh?
F and p used to be pretty good, but like a lot of things, I think they've gone down hill
Posted 26 May 2019 - 09:42 AM
We have a F&P stove, oven and washing machine. They’re 19 years old now and the stove and washing machine haven’t missed a beat. Our oven needed the thermostat replaced earlier this year but otherwise it’s a great oven. We had the repair work done through the manufacturer and they’re were good to deal with.
Posted 26 May 2019 - 09:44 AM
I’ve always been happy with fisher and paykel. Have had their fridge for ages now, still going strong, had a dryer of theirs for almost 10 years and it was still working when we upgraded. My parents and sister both have F&P washing machines that have lasted ages.
It’s a great brand that isn’t too expensive. I always look at their stuff when we are getting something new.
Posted 26 May 2019 - 09:50 AM
I have always had F & P, however the fridge I purchased two years ago had endless issues. The fridge was only a month old when first issue happened, it stopped working mid summer. It was a week to get technician out, even under warranty. Then same issue a few months later.
Posted 26 May 2019 - 09:59 AM
Yeah, F&P were originally a NZ brand and had a good reputation. They’ve since been sold and are trading on the old reputation. That’s why you’ll hear stories of them lasting 10/20 years but I doubt the ones purchased now will have that kind of longevity.
Posted 26 May 2019 - 10:26 AM
We had integrated F&P dish drawers in this house when we purchased it.
Hated them. My larger plates wouldn’t fit. Neither would a chopping board or a platter. They never seemed to clean very well either, even with the longest, hottest programs.
Swapped them out for a Bosch and it hasn’t missed a beat.
We were so happy we bought a Bosch front loader, then a Bosch condenser dryer. All work well. Had the washer serviced and the part took a week to come in, but they were very good with the communication and it was all down under warranty
Posted 26 May 2019 - 10:36 AM
Fisher and paykel customer service is awful. The door fell off a 12 month old fridge, and they wouldn’t send a technician out for two weeks. A week before Christmas. If I got anyone else they wouldn’t cover the warranty. I’ve had good luck with LG, Electrolux and Westinghouse for reasonably priced appliances.
Posted 26 May 2019 - 08:50 PM
Don’t do it. We had our F&P oven replaced under warranty. The new one is also crap.
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