While gas cooktops have long been a popular choice for home builds, induction has recently become the cooking method of choice for many clients. Both cooking styles allow for experimentation with different seasonal ingredients, recipes, and techniques, but which one is right for your next project?
Thermador has defined the many benefits of both gas and induction cooking to help with your decision.
Cooking with Gas:
Many chefs and culinary experts prefer cooking with gas due to its exceptional control and ability to heat evenly. Clients love cooking with gas due to its innovative design and exclusive features such as the iconic Star Burner. Whether boiling a pot of water or simmering a spring soup on low, they’ll have total control. The ExtraLow® Select feature has 5 precise settings and is perfect for simmering delicate sauces or keeping food warm without scorching or stirring. The flames on a gas cooktop also allow for even distribution throughout the entire pot or pan—something crucial while cooking complex, temperamental dishes.
Many clients praise the benefits of the unique 5-point design on the cooktop. The Star® Burner offers more ports and more flame distribution than a round burner on an average cooktop, and with the QuickClean Base®, the cooktop is exceptionally easy to clean. A hand and sponge fit easily under each burner to wipe the surface clean, and teardrop emboss reduces food buildup near the base.
Cooking with Induction:
Induction cooktops are known for being exceptionally efficient—they can revolutionize the culinary experience. One of the best parts about cooking with induction is the usable cooking surface, and with the Thermador 36-Inch Freedom® Induction Cooktop, up to 6 pots or pans can be heated simultaneously on its surface. The Freedom® Induction Cooktop has the largest fully usable cooking surface on the market within its class—26% larger than the nearest competitor. Another benefit of the induction cooktop is that the sleek, flat surface also makes for extremely easy cleaning.
The cooktop also features Freedom® MyZone®, which allows for the automatic detection of cookware on the surface and transfers all programmed settings to the next location whenever it is shifted – offering more responsiveness and flexibility.
For additional flexibility, the cooktop boasts smart features and is outfitted with Home Connect™, which allows the cooktop and hood to sync and when paired, the hood light automatically turns on when the cooktop is turned on.
Both gas and induction cooking methods provide a host of features for clients. To learn more about which is best for your next builder project, visit: https://www.thermador.com/us/products/cooktops-and-rangetops