The RACV Home Show and Garden Expo opened last weekend and is showing all that is new and amazing in home and gardens til August 27, at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre in Southbank.

Fisher and Paykel have put their weight behind the show, sponsoring the event’s cooking stage and giving consumers a sneak preview of some of the company’s exciting new products to be released over the coming months, notably their Luna gas cooktop and ActiveSmart Ice and Water dispensing refrigerators.

Channel 7’s top rating morning breakfast show, Sunrise, conducted a weather segment from Fisher & Paykel’s stand on Monday 21st, showing their viewers Fisher & Paykel’s new Luna gas cooktop, with presenter Grant Denyer bringing the cooktop burners to life to the music of Space Odessey.

Luna is unique – a gas in glass cooktop with burners that rise from the surface of black frameless ceramic glass when activated, but according to Victoria’s State Manager, Ken Anderson, it’s the new Ice and Water dispensing upright refrigerators that are finding the greatest consumer appeal.

Ice and water dispensing refrigerators aren’t new, however an upright fridge featuring an ice and water dispenser is. Ice and water dispensing fridges, up until now, have always been installed in side-by-side models, which are not always a popular choice due to their size and configuration.

Anderson says, “If the interest we’ve received at the Melbourne Home Show is anything to go by, our new ActiveSmart Ice & Water models will be very popular once released later in the year.

“Having the Sunrise breakfast segment go to air yesterday has been very helpful to us also, with many people seeking out our stand to take a look at this cooking phenomenon for themselves.”

The Fisher & Paykel Cooking Stage will host many notable Melbourne chefs, many from prominent restaurants in Melbourne’s Crown Casino over the nine days of the show.