The Best Episodes of MasterChef Australia

#1 - Heston Blumenthal Week Day 3: Medieval Knights Feast 8.63

Season 5 - Episode 47

The teams have two and a half hours to create a Heston-esque medieval feast for ten noble knights and the judges.


#2 - MasterChef 2014 Finale 8.58

Season 6 - Episode 60

The massive finale will be played out in a culinary duel over three rounds with the chance to win $250,000 and prizes to change their lives forever. Who will be Australia's MasterChef for 2014?


#3 - Signature Dish 8.56

Season 2 - Episode 2

The remaining contestants were asked to prepare their signature dish. In a first for MasterChef Australia the contestants did the judging, with the men voting for their favourite dish from the women, and vice versa. The top 7 vote-getters (4 women, 3 men) were then put into a beef wellington pressure test, with the best man and woman progressing directly to the top 24. The winners, Claire and Jimmy, were the first pair to advance to the Top 24.


#4 - The Grand Finale 8.56

Season 1 - Episode 72

Finale Night - Poh and Julie competed against each other in three rounds consisting of a Taste Test, an Invention Test and a Pressure Test. Points would be earned for each test, with the winner decided based on the final tally after the three tests.


#5 - Fast Food Week Day 2: Auction Elimination 8.53

Season 5 - Episode 31

The elimination challenge sees the contestants having to bid against each other for the items they want to cook with in an auction, and instead of money, they’ll bid with minutes.


#6 - Heston Blumenthal Week Day 2: Cook Against Heston Immunity 8.53

Season 5 - Episode 46

The three winning contestants are given just 90 minutes to cook either an entrée, main or dessert while Heston has to cook all three courses in the same time. There is a twist in the challenge though.


#7 - Barossa Boot Camp Day 1: Break Down a Lamb 8.52

Season 5 - Episode 5

The girls-versus-boys themed challenge continues and they find themselves in the picturesque Barossa Valley instead of the Masterchef kitchen.


#8 - Masterclass 8.51

Season 3 - Episode 18

Tonight, Gary and George give the contestants a MasterClass on the art of cooking rabbit. Later, Gary whips up a modern take on the classic Shepherd's Pie.


#9 - Pressure Test 8.48

Season 6 - Episode 58

Three contestants must cook off in an elimination pressure test with one leaving forever. Also, the contestants sit the final MasterClass, joined by special guest chefs Curtis Stone and Kylie Kwong.


#10 - Grand Final - Welcome Masterchef 2010 8.47

Season 2 - Episode 84

Adam and Callum faced three rounds in the finale, worth 100 points in total. The first round involves basic skills tests. The second round is an invention test. The final round is a pressure test, cooking a Peter Gilmore dessert.


#11 - Immunity Week Day 4: Butter Invention Test 8.47

Season 5 - Episode 38

With just four pairs left vying for an elimination pin and in an invention test each couple has to create a sweet and a savoury dish.


#12 - Finals Week - Day 6 - Final Masterclass 8.44

Season 2 - Episode 83

Callum and Adam each spent time with a chef, from the markets to service, with Justin North and Peter Kuruvita. The top 24 contestants returned to the MasterChef kitchen for the last MasterClass. Alvin showed how to make his Drunken Chicken with Bruised Cucumber Salad and Fiona demonstrated her Chocolate Ganache Tart with Lavender Cream and Fresh Raspberries. Gary and George then felt the pressure in their own mystery box challenge.


#13 - Grandfinal 8.43

Season 5 - Episode 65

The finalists battle it out to secure the $100,000 cash prize, an Alfa Romeo Giulietta, a cookbook deal with New Holland and access to Australia’s best kitchens.


#14 - Heaven and Hell Week Day 2: Elimination Challenge 8.41

Season 5 - Episode 26

Four contestants face the elimination challenge and are joined Ian Curley. The two of them who create the two worst dishes then have to battle it out in round two and one of them will be eliminated from the competition.


#15 - Italian Week Day 3: Battle of the Pizza 8.40

Season 5 - Episode 17

The 18 remaining contestants are put into two teams for a supreme Battle of the Pizzas. Each of the teams needs to come up with a menu of four pizzas to feed 150 hungry diners.


#16 - Julia and the Duck 8.40

Season 1 - Episode 20

The MasterChef contestant takes on the celebrity chef at his own game.


#17 - World Food Week Day 4: Qantas World Map of Food 8.39

Season 5 - Episode 53

The contestants find themselves standing in front of the Qantas World Map of Food. They then have to create dishes from various regions of the world.


#18 - Masterclass 2 8.38

Season 2 - Episode 11

The judges share their own food memories in this week's MasterClass. A good old English Sunday Roast was Gary's dish of the day while George cooked up lasagne with a twist.


#19 - Immunity Week Day 2: Identical Dishes 8.37

Season 5 - Episode 36

The pairs in the immunity challenge are given free rein to create whatever they like but they must make two identical dishes


#20 - Heston Blumenthal Week Day 1: Royal Jubilee Trifle 8.36

Season 5 - Episode 45

The judges are joined by Heston Blumenthal and the contestants have two hours to recreate Heston’s royal jubilee trifle as they battle it out to win immunity.


#21 - Love Week Day 4: Breakfast Elimination 8.35

Season 5 - Episode 43

The five contestants facing elimination this weekhave to create their own breakfast dish and then serve it in just an hour to 100 hungry customers.


#22 - Battle of the Sexes 8.35

Season 1 - Episode 51

Hong Kong - Mystery Steamer Challenge and Super Challengee.


#23 - London Week Day 2: Heston Pressure Test 8.35

Season 2 - Episode 55

Contestants competed in pairs to recreate Heston Blumenthal's elaborate signature dishes. Heston praised the contestants' attempts at dishes he'd taken years to perfect with Alvin and Marion's recreation of "Sound of the Sea" deemed the most impressive.


#24 - Kids Week Day 1: Lunch Box 8.35

Season 5 - Episode 10

It's Kids Week and the first challenge sees the contestants having 60 minutes to make the best dish they can using the ingredients that are found in a school lunch box.


#25 - Service Challenge: Vue de Monde 8.34

Season 6 - Episode 57

With one contestant already through to the semi-final, the remaining three contestants compete in a service challenge at the three-hatted Vue de Monde restaurant in Melbourne.