What is Induction Cooking? The Latest in Kitchen Technology

April 29, 2022

Induction stoves have offered an alternative to traditional gas or electric stoves for years, but recent innovations have made induction cooking more appealing than ever.

Abkstone’s Cooking Surface Prime is “the first invisible induction cooking system”.  The heating elements are hidden under a slab countertop, rendering the entire countertop as a prep area when needed and then transforming into a hyper-fast cooking element when the time comes.

Sounds Neat, but How Does Induction Cooking Work?

Induction cooking uses magnets in the internal element to connect to magnetic cookware. Electric current directly heats the cookware through this magnetic induction.

What are the Pros and Cons of Induction Cooking?

Induction cooking has many benefits over traditional gas and electric stoves, and the invisibility of the Cooking Surface Prime has added value of a clean aesthetic with the workability of full counter space.

Benefits of the Cooking Surface Prime include:

Energy-Efficiency and Speed

Induction cooking is both energy-efficient and fast because pans are heated directly. This means you can cook faster and spend less time waiting for pans to heat up or for water to boil.

Safety:

Induction stoves are safe because the surface doesn’t get as hot as a traditional stovetop. Because the electromagnetic currents connect with the pot or pan, only that pot or pan gets hot. This means countertops are safe to touch, which translates to a safer kitchen for little ones!

Cleaning Ease:

Abkstone slabs are non-porous, stain, scratch, water, fire, and chemical resistant. This means that you can prepare food directly on the countertop and if anything boils over or makes a mess above the heating element, it won’t bake onto the countertop.

Personalization and Versatility:

Abkstone has over 40 different colors of slab countertop to choose from. The three different size cooking zones can either be completely invisible on the slab or have the option of graphic designs on the slab to indicate where the cooking zones are located.

Cons of Induction Stovetops:

Specialized Cookware:

Because the stovetops utilize electromagnetic currents, they can only be used with pans that are magnetic

Price:

Invisible induction stovetops are a premium technology that allow for faster cooking, so their prices may be higher than typical gas or electric cooktops.

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What is the Best Induction Stovetop?

Abkstone and InvisaCook are the leaders in invisible countertop induction stoves. Both options merge the benefits of traditional induction stoves with the aesthetics and workability of usable counter space. There are several differences between the two brands, with the most notable being that Abkstone is a luxurious all-in-one system that integrates its own countertops with the stove, whereas InvisaCook is a stand-alone product that can be installed with current countertops. Abkstone has 3 burners, which are located via small graphics or are invisible, whereas InvisaCook has the option to install 1, 2, or 4 burners, which are located via sound. Additionally, Abkstone has a 25-year warranty, while InvisaCook’s warranty is only 1 year. Finally,  Abkstone’s countertops are non-porous, scratch, water, fire, stain, and chemical resistant. 

If you are looking for a complete cooking and countertop unit to install in your custom home, Abkstone is a clear winner. However, if you are looking for a faster, cost-effective method to turn your existing countertops into induction stovetops, InvisaCook is the way to go!

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