Today we are so excited to announce our new Thermador surface cooking innovation for 2014: the Professional Grill and the Trimless Freedom® Induction Cooktop. Attendees at Design & Construction Week in Las Vegas, Feb. 4-6, are enjoying a sneak peek of these new products at our booth, #C3837. But, for those who aren’t able to join us in person, we are offering you a preview below.

Thermador Professional Grill

In August 2014, Thermador will launch the next generation of surface cooking for the Professional Rangetop, Pro Harmony® and Pro Grand® Ranges with the introduction of the Professional Grill. This surface cooking feature boasts industry-leading design, featuring lava rocks and grill plates that fully cover the heating elements to offer exceptional grilling performance and genuine smoky flavor without the flare-ups. The Professional Grill features a wide variety of low to high temperature control for better taste, texture and quality – something not commonly offered on other indoor grilling products.

Additional features include:

–Two independently controlled heating elements that empower home cooks to place foods such as vegetables on one half of the grill at a lower setting, and meats or fish on the other half at a higher heat setting.

–Intelligently designed grates that are placed in direct contact with the heating elements to produce fast preheat and excellent searing that performs like a gas grill.

–During each use, the lava rocks collect juices that drip down from the grill plates to provide genuine smoke flavor, with excess drippings collected in a grease tray underneath.

–The grill can easily be disassembled, with removable grill plates that are dishwasher safe and hinged heating elements that fold up so the lava rock basket can be removed for easy cleaning of the grease tray – a truly exceptional cleaning feature that is unmatched in the industry.

The Professional Grill is designed as an alternative to the existing Thermador electric grill and griddle plate currently featured on the Professional Rangetops, Pro Harmony® and Pro Grand® ranges. With its introduction, culinary enthusiasts now have more choices than ever when selecting their ideal cooking surface. For example, on the 48-inch dual fuel ranges, there will be an option to feature both the Professional Grill and the electric griddle plate side-by-side, along with four Star® Burners.

Trimless Freedom® Induction Cooktop

Thermador will soon offer a second design option for our innovative Freedom® Induction Cooktop. Launching in April 2014, the new trimless Freedom® Induction Cooktop features a sleek, solid black surface that allows it to virtually disappear into the countertop for ultimate integration into kitchen designs. Like the current version of the cooktop, which features a stainless steel trim around the edge, the trimless version is 36-inches and features the same patented technology – including a natural-mapping user interface that allows culinary enthusiasts to place pots and pans of any size and shape anywhere on the surface.

We hope you will keep an eye out for these new surface cooking products to become available, as they are spectacular and build upon the true performance and stunning design that Thermador appliances are known to bring to kitchens across the country.