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Should You Buy the RIV3-486 Fisher & Paykel 48-Inch Induction Range?

June 11th, 2024 | 6 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

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Should You Buy the RIV3-486 Fisher & Paykel 48-Inch Induction Range?

The Fisher & Paykel 48-inch induction range is just the beginning of a new era for 48-inch induction ranges.

You'll discover why and whether it's time to ditch your dual-fuel 48-inch range.

If you can even get your hands on one, that is. I'll explain why shortly.

In the end, we'll compare the Fisher & Paykel to other 48-inch induction and dual-fuel ranges. Plus, there's one crucial thing you need to consider before buying this range.

And as usual, it's not good.

Why You Will See More 48-Inch Induction Ranges

Induction is faster than pro gas with a much better simmer. Your child cannot accidentally turn it on because induction needs metal to activate.


You will also clean less as the top does not heat and bake the stains on the glass cooktop.

Gas leaks are not an issue; you need less venting with induction than gas.

Induction was invented in the 1950s. The first stoves were marketed in the 1970s.

Yet gas is still way more popular, especially at the high end until recently.

People didn't wake up to the benefits of induction.

Cities and states have started with initiatives to ban gas for environmental reasons.

In the future, you will see more brands with 48-inch induction ranges, mostly because gas can no longer be sold in multi-unit housing in many regions.

Boston, Cambridge, New York, and many cities in California have gas bans.

Accordingly, manufacturers have to build something for luxury towers. And that something is an induction range.

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Fisher & Paykel RIV3-486 48-Inch Induction Range Review

Model & Specifications

Best Features of the Fisher & Paykel RIV3-486

The induction top is excellent, which is standard for any Fisher & Paykel induction cooktop or range.

Induction Cooktop


You can bridge two burners to create a larger pan.

The power is decent: Five burners are over 3000 watts, four are 3150 watts, and one is 3700 watts. The other burner is 2200 watts.

I want to reiterate—you may like gas—but induction is a better burner in every aspect of cooking, as mentioned previously, like boiling, simmering, cleaning, and even venting.



The ovens are single convection, with the split being 4.8 cubic feet in the larger oven and 2.1 cubic feet in the smaller oven.

Both are self-cleaning and single-convection, so the fan spreads the heat for a more even temperature, especially for baking.

Single convection is the standard, but better alternatives do exist.

Induction Controls


The controls are excellent. With the now-common 7-inch intuitive touchscreen, you have access to recipes and smart functionality.


Gaggenau has the most cooking modes to cook precisely for different foods.

However, Fisher & Paykel is not far behind and offers the most for a pro range with 15 modes for the main oven and 11 for the secondary oven.

So you can cook by mode or use the recipe menu for help.

It's a decent range, especially the cooktop, but not without issues.

Fisher & Paykel RIV3-486 Problems

Smaller Oven

As we mentioned, the main oven is advertised as having a capacity of 4.8 cubic feet, but it has only a smaller usable capacity of 3.8 cubic feet.


Small enough for me to tell you to bring your pans into your local store before buying.

No Color Choices

You also have one choice of color, which is stainless steel.

High Price Tag (With a Catch)

The price is $15,499, making Fisher & Paykel the highest-priced 48-inch induction range on the market thus far.

However, you can get significant rebates of 15% throughout the year.

So, wait for the rebate before buying.

By the way, you may also get a free five-year warranty. Free warranties are good unless the company has no service support…like Fisher & Paykel.

That five-year warranty will only be supported by a self-servicing dealer, of which there are precious few decent outfits.

Competitors to the Fisher & Paykel RIV3-486 48-Inch Induction Range

Overall, this is a sad bunch of brands. Many are based in Italy, and we don't sell them for good reason.

You can learn why in our "Appliances You Shouldn't Buy" video.

AGA Elise 48-Inch Induction Range


AGA is interesting with swing doors and colors.

The price is better for the AGA Elise 48-inch induction range, at $10,499, but it lacks the features of Fisher & Paykel.

AGA lacks a clock and timer and only has five burners with even smaller oven sizes.

It's a pretty French-inspired range, but you must really like it.

The real competition in induction will be from BlueStar, available later this year, and pro ranges you can buy now.

Comparing Dual Fuel and All Gas Pro Ranges to the Fisher & Paykel RIV3-486

You can still opt for a dual fuel or all-gas pro range versus the all-induction. Like everything, you have pluses and minuses.

In a regular pro range, you can buy a grill, French top, or Sous Vide panel on the top.

You do not need induction, although you can griddle on both.

Advantages of All Gas Pro Ranges


Gas is a moister heat, so it is better for roasting. Electric is a dry heat.


Broiling, especially with the infrared burner, is much better in gas.


All gas tends to be less expensive.


All gas ranges are more reliable than induction. Look at the stats.

Gas Range Reliability for 2024

The following service rates are based on a minimum of 70 products sold and a total sample of over 1,000 products within 12 months.

Gas Range Reliability from January 2022 to December 2022

  Service Rate
LG 2.5%
GE Profile 3.6%
Bosch 4.4%
LG Studio 8.3
Café Appliances 12.6%
GE 13.9%
Beko 16.8%
Grand Total 6.5%

Induction Range Reliability for 2024

The following service rates are based on a minimum of 60 products sold and a total sample of over 700 products within 12 months.

  Service Rate
LG 5.2%
Bosch 8.8%
Café Appliances 10.7%
GE Profile 10.8%
Fisher & Paykel 14.4%
Bosch Benchmark 14.7%
Beko 21%
Grand Total 11.7%

Induction will have issues in areas with voltage spikes because it maxes the 50 amp circuit.

Fisher & Paykel Vs. Dual Fuel Ranges

From a cooking perspective, induction is better than any pro, but you have better options with dual fuel on the top, as mentioned, and in the oven.

Better Convection


Miele and Wolf offer better twin convection systems on the main oven. Miele offers a speed oven in their smaller oven for cooking, such as a small convection oven, microwave, or both.

Steam Capability

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Miele offers steam to assist in the main oven, adding moisture to bake bread or flavor to meats.

SKS and Thermador allow you to steam cook a full meal, which is the best method. Steam adds moisture and doesn't bake out the nutrients.



BlueStar will offer 1,000 colors and 10 trim styles to make your range unique from your neighbor's stainless-steel range.

Conclusion: Is the Fisher & Paykel 48-Inch Induction Range Right for You?

The cooktop is excellent. You will be able to boil and simmer much better than gas.

The modes and functionality of the ovens are excellent. Fisher & Paykel is underrated in that aspect.

The size may be a concern depending on how you cook.

It's the best induction range, almost by default.

But will you swap your dual fuel for an all-induction?

It depends on how you cook.


Fisher & Paykel Induction Range


Answers to the most commonly asked questions about the Fisher & Paykel 48-inch induction range. 

Is the Fisher & Paykel 48-inch induction range worth the price?

How does the Fisher & Paykel 48-inch induction range compare to other brands?

What are the key features of the Fisher & Paykel 48-inch induction range?

What are the common issues with the Fisher & Paykel 48-inch induction range?

Is induction cooking better than gas for the Fisher & Paykel 48-inch range?

Additional Resources

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Steve Sheinkopf is the third-generation CEO of Yale Appliance and a lifelong Bostonian. He has over 38 years of experience in the appliance industry, and he is a trusted source of information for consumers on how to buy and repair appliances.

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