Innovation, luxury, symbol of the kitchen of the future: the invisible induction cooktop is this and much more. The latest trends in the interior design sector depict an aesthetically perfect cooktop that is also functional. To solidify this proposal, the invisible cooking system comes into play. At first glance it seems like a normal kitchen, but the worktop is hiding the cooking system: the induction plates are located just below the countertop.
There is a cooking zone, but it cannot be seen: once it is shut off, it is the ideal worktop for any activity. The countertop therefore also becomes a cooking surface in a wonderful seamless composition.
A stylistic and design choice, which is also an advantage in terms of cleanliness and efficiency. A countertop with an invisible cooktop made of stoneware is a guarantee that it is impermeable, resistant and long lasting. It resists heat and staining and is ideal for use in direct contact with food. It can also be highly personalized: we can choose whether the marble effect, the stone or wood look or a solid color slab best fits our needs. Without forgetting that an induction cooker has a lower consumption with respect to a traditional gas system, offering a substantial energy savings.
Let’s evaluate this trend a bit further by analyzing its applications and strong points.
What is an invisible induction cooktop?
The advanced technology that goes into an invisible induction cooktop allows the cooking surface to be built directly into the worktop so that there is just a single, flat and uniform area without any visible seams. The entire area can be used to prepare food, offering advantages in terms of space, ease of cleaning and energy efficiency. The invisible cooking system is composed of a series of heating elements, generally made up of electric resistance heaters, mounted directly below the countertop tiles or slab. The control panel is used to turn the various cooking zones on or off and to select the desired temperature setting.
It is an elegant and modern alternative to traditional cooktops, and is particularly indicated for contemporary and designer kitchens, where the goal is to obtain a minimalistic and refined look.
Why choose an invisible cooking system
Who is an invisible cooking system intended for? It is without a doubt intended for those who are looking for a designer solution and are also looking to save space. But it is also intended for those who want to lower their bills: an induction system can optimize energy consumption by 20% compared to a conventional gas hob, making it almost twice as energy efficient. And those looking for a long-term solution will find that this cooking system is an effective tool.
Choosing the correct countertop is fundamental. It must be impact, scratch and heat resistant and be easy to clean. Porcelain stoneware is the optimal solution, as it can withstand temperatures of up to 1200°C and is scratch and abrasion resistant. Level by Emilgroup is the collection of large ceramic slabs measuring 160x320 that combines high-quality styling with the strength, hygiene and practicality advantages of porcelain stoneware. Available in five different sources of inspiration (marble, concrete, design, stone and solid color), it can satisfy a wide range of stylistic variants. The Level slabs are also certified by the NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) as Food Equipment Material.