Wine and Dine
Thermador added more induction cooktops to its line of higher end cooking appliances. The company has introduced five glass ceramic models in 36-, 30- and 15-inch sizes. The top-of-the-line 36-inch cooktop features five induction zones, while the other 36- and 30-inch models offer a Hybrid radiant/induction version. This is aimed at consumers who want to step up from their current cooktops, but still want to use their older cookware (induction cooking requires special cookware). The 15-inch unit offers dual zones that form one large 12-inch induction element, which is also utilized in the center of the 36-inch models. This zone offers 3,600 watts of power.