Induction cooktops, already the hottest way to cook, just got hotter.
No more being limited to four or five burners of the same shape.
The new Thermador Freedom cooktop lets cooks place their cookware anywhere on the cooking surface — even oddly shaped items like griddles or roasting pans (think of the gravy making possibilities).
The cooktop will intelligently recognize the cookware size, shape and position to deliver heat without boundaries.
If you’re wondering, ‘What is an induction cooktop?’ Induction cooking rivals gas cooking’s responsive temperature control while being much more efficient, safer (the surface stays cool to the touch) and the smooth surface naturally is easier to clean.
If you’re really into specifics, here’s more info from Thermador:
- 48 individual 3-inch induction heating elements translates to a 63-percent more effective cooking area on the surface by eliminating the conventional standard of predefined elements.
- A 6.5-inch, full-color touchscreen display that recognizes pot shape, size, and controls power setting and cooking time
- Surface area to accommodate a 21-inch x 13-inch pan with the largest cooking surface in the industry
- A range of 4,600-watt maximum power output with Boost feature and 15-watt minimum power output
But what would a super innovative product be without a color touchscreen these days? The obligatory touchscreen doesn’t just control temperature but shows the position of all cookware.
The Thermador Freedom Induction Cooktop will be available July 2012 with a MSRP of $4,949.