Induction cooking is perhaps the most revolutionary advancement in cooking technology the last 30 years. And it’s also one of the most foreign technologies to American home cooks.

So what is induction cooking? And how is induction different or better than cooking with gas?

Unlike gas cooking, induction uses a magnetic field generated by an alternating electric current to efficiently produce heat directly on the cookware, rather than transferring heat from the gas flames to the cookware. Simply put, induction is turbo-charged cooking.

Sensor Dome

Like gas cooking, induction allows for instantaneous and precise temperature control, which makes it as responsive as gas. It’s also a safer way to cook, since the surface of an induction cooktop stays cool to the touch. 

Thermador Induction Cooktops take safety of induction one step further with a sensor that detects small metal objects or utensils, automatically shuts down the cooktop and sounds an alarm. Thermador also offers the largest cooking element in the market with 40 percent more useable cooking area than competing cooktops.

Plus, unique technology such as the Senor Dome™ uses an infrared beam that continuously monitors the heat from cookware and cycles the heating element to maintain a precise temperature — great for simmering without scorching, boiling without boiling over, and frying without burning.

With a black glass surface like a giant Apple iPad 2, or a mirrored-glass finish, Thermador Induction Cooktops feature a modern edgy, chiseled design that fit perfectly with today’s modern kitchens.

If you want to see a Thermador induction cooktop in action, take a look at this latest video featuring Thermador’s executive chef, Brad Peterson.