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Luxury Kitchens: Explore this Option Before you Select Induction Cooktops

Induction cooking is the second innovative technology that’s gaining momentum in modern kitchen designs. These ceramic glass cooktops look like the continuous glass electric cooktops; however, they perform quite differently. In induction cooking, the electricity flows through a coil to generate a magnetic field under the glass ceramic surface. When an induction-compatible pan is placed on the cooktop, currents are induced in the pan and instant heat is generated. The cooktop doesn’t heat up, the cookware does. As a result, induction cooking is substantially more efficient than either gas or electric.

Induction cooking is the second innovative technology that’s gaining momentum in modern kitchen designs. These ceramic glass cooktops look like the continuous glass electric cooktops; however, they perform quite differently. In induction cooking, the electricity flows through a coil to generate a magnetic field under the glass ceramic surface. When an induction-compatible pan is placed on the cooktop, currents are induced in the pan and instant heat is generated. The cooktop doesn’t heat up, the cookware does. As a result, induction cooking is substantially more efficient than either gas or electric. 

Now, let’s review five reasons to consider induction: (1) The energy used to heat is fast and has been quantified to be fifty percent faster than gas.  (2) The electromagnetic technology heats the pan and not the space, resulting in a much cooler kitchen when cooking. (3) The electromagnetic technology is 90% efficient – meaning that only 10% of the energy is wasted. (3) The appliance is safe because the surface doesn’t get hot like electric surfaces and there are no gas flames that could cause a fire. (4) The indoor air quality of your home is better because there are no particulates going into the air when cooking in comparison to gas cooking. (5) Costs have come way down so it’s more competitive with other options on the market. (6) Cleanup is easier and takes less time because the glass ceramic doesn’t get hot. The bottom line is that induction offers precision-controlled, energy-efficient cooking. 

We’ve compiled a list of induction models to explore:

Models:  Café CHP95302MSS
Modle: Samsung NZ36k788OUG
Model: Bosch NIT8069UC
Model: Wolf CI365TS
Thermador CIT30XWBB

What can you cook with an induction cooktop?

Water boils fast, sauces simmer slowly, omelets? I’m not sure how well induction sears steaks and fish fillets – I’d have to test this out! There are many online articles discussing what can be cooked as well as how to make adjustments for this new technology. Collaborate with AKJA on your design to evaluate how these new technologies could work. Feel free to email or call, I’d be happy discuss how I can help you design your new kitchen

Arlene Kisiel-Jermann

Arlene brings over twenty-five years of design experience to her company. As a professional who strives to provide exceptional customer service, creative design skills, and an eye for detail, AKJA has the experience and training to lead your residential project from concept through completion.

Arlene received her Master in Architecture Degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, her Master in Science in Interior Design from the University of Massachusetts and her Bachelor degree from Skidmore College with a major in Art & minor in Spanish. Arlene's combination of creative degrees in Architecture, Interior Design and Fine Art give her a holistic approach to residential design and enable her to quickly comprehend and efficiently collaborate with other professionals. At MIT, she coupled her studies with graduate courses at the MIT Center for Real Estate where she studied business. Since a young age, Arlene has had numerous academic opportunities to travel throughout America, Europe and Asia and learn about art and culture throughout the world.

Since 1987, Arlene has been privileged and trusted to work on residential and commercial projects with multi-million dollar budgets. She has managed all phases of residential design, architecture, and construction for well-established Seattle architecture firms such as Sullivan Conard Architects, NBBJ, and General Contractor Toth Construction, a Seattle based custom residential builder. Arlene launched her own firm in 2007 to design new and renovated homes, cabins and condominiums ranging in size from 500sf to 10,000sf. She brings passion, creativity, a commitment to succeed, and a powerful blend of skills, education and experience to every residential architecture project.

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