Kiwis are embracing home cooking, looking to upgrade to more sophisticated ovens after two years of being forced into the kitchen due to the pandemic, according to a new survey conducted by Canstar.
More than 20% of us reckon we’re better bakers as a result of the pandemic, and now we’re keen to buy ovens that self-clean and have more than the basic cooking functions.
While only 6% say they’ve already upgraded their oven, 11% say they’ve purchased a self-cleaning oven, and another 20% of us say we intend to. Furthermore, more than one in five of us now look for ovens with more than basic cooking functions.
Another notable trend is the shift away from gas ovens due to environmental concerns, a movement that is being led by our younger generations. While only 10% of us use gas ovens, it seems far fewer will in the future. More than one in five of under 30s say they’ll shift away from gas given its impact on the environment.
The survey was carried out to find the winner of Canstar’s award for Most Satisfied Customers | Ovens. The single biggest driver of satisfaction is cooking performance and value for money, followed by ease of cleaning, ease of use, functionality and features and design.
Jose George, Canstar NZ General Manager, said the research shows how dramatically our habits have changed, as the restrictions required by the pandemic have altered the way we live.
The top winner was New Zealand owned and operated company Parmco Appliances, with five stars.
For further details please visit the Canstar NZ site, here.