Thermador conducted a nationwide survey of homeowners ages 35-54 who are looking to do a kitchen remodel over the next 12 months. Of the respondents, 88 percent are interested in experiencing new induction cooking technology after learning of its many benefits, including generating heat faster, adjusting temperature instantaneously and its being safe to the touch. Additionally, the survey found that a whopping 93 percent of these homeowners would purchase an induction cooktop if cost were not a factor.
“More thought than ever is being put into the American kitchen as it continues evolving into the centerpiece and main gathering place of today’s home,” says Zach Elkin, director, brand marketing of Thermador. “With home improvements being top-of-mind among today’s homeowners, the kitchen comes to the forefront. As more homeowners discover the many benefits of induction cooking such as its ease of use, safety and striking design potential, this technology is set for a bright future.”
Of those surveyed, 60 percent say a contemporary/modern kitchen style is most appealing to them in their remodel — a style that certainly lends itself to the sleek look of an induction cooktop.
Induction cooking is perhaps the most revolutionary advancement in cooking technology, efficiently using magnetic fields to directly heat cookware along a flat surface. Up to 90 percent energy is used, compared to less than half when cooking with gas. This means cooking with instantaneous and evenly distributed heat across all cookware. Besides the performance, an induction cooking surface remains cool to the touch, translating to safer cooking and no more burned-in spills.
Induction technology is at a fever pitch today with innovations such as the Thermador Freedom® Induction Cooktop, the world’s first induction appliance to eliminate conventional cooking elements and offer one limitless cooking surface with an intuitive touchscreen interface. Home cooks now have the flexibility with a cooktop that intelligently recognizes cookware size, shape and position to deliver heat without boundaries. The cooktop debuted this year at the International CES in Las Vegas to rave reviews and currently is available at an MSRP of $5,499.