Induction cooking, which heats via electromagnetic field instead of through radiant heat, is all the rage because it’s speedy and allows you masterful control over simmering. And now smartphone-inspired touch-and-swipe controls make the connection between you and your cooktop element even more intuitive — just drag your finger around the arc to adjust the heat for each zone as you cook. Shown is a GE Monogram® induction cooktop.
Custom steel panels are integrated into the cabinetry that surrounds this cooking area. The range features hidden roll-out trays that store kitchen accessories, and controls for the Gaggenau cooktop are drilled into the steel panels.
New induction cooktop models are being outfitted with all kinds of neat tricks, like this Bluetooth-enabled sous vide accessory from GE. Sous vide, a restaurant cooking method that can be tough for home chefs to pull off, involves slow-cooking via temperature-controlled water bath, which results in tender texture and intense flavors. The GE accessory communicates with the cooktop, keeping the temperature even and under control, so you don’t have to stay tethered to the stove.