7 reasons to have a TPB Tech invisible induction cooktop in your home

Over the years, the domestic kitchen has become more than just a place to cook food. The modern domestic kitchen is a reflection of individual style and aesthetic, encouraging food preparation and cooking to be a satisfying creative process rather than a mere necessity. As such, it is important to have a cooking appliance that complements the aesthetic of your kitchen while also reliably fulfilling its function for food preparation. The TPB Tech induction cooktop performs all the culinary processes required in the modern kitchen space while eliminating anything superfluous. So let us look at why the TPB Tech range of induction hobs are the best on the market and the perfect addition to your home.

Functional

One of the most impressive features of the TPB Tech worktop is its multifunctional design. Where once you would need a bulky hob for cooking and a separate counter for food preparation and serving, all these processes can now be carried out on the same surface. All our induction cooktops are designed to fulfil all steps associated with food preparation, cooking and the serving of meals contained within one cooking space. This eliminates the need for extra surfaces in the kitchen, making for a much simpler and more enjoyable cooking experience.

Durable

When you are engaged in food preparation and cooking you need an induction cooktop that will be able to withstand constant use. The TPB Tech countertop has been designed with a revolutionary multilayer material that makes it the most durable on the market. Each induction cooktop is built using four layers: a non-porous, shock resistant and scratch resistant porcelain-ceramic surface, a heat resistant aluminium layer, a Bakelite layer providing stability and impact resistance, and a final aluminium layer providing flexibility and easy attachment to any surface. This composite material ensures your cooktop will continue to look as good as new and deliver optimum performance for years to come.

Hygienic

Not only do you require an induction cooktop that is strong and multifunctional, but also one that will not become shabby or stained after continued use. With a surface that is non-porous and a design that eliminates individual joints, no food or liquid can seep down into inaccessible areas. In addition, TPB Tech features a unique elevation ring system that ensures all pots and pans will not come into contact with the surface, thereby avoiding any marks left by continuous use. With regular cleaning, using either household detergents or even just soap and water, you can ensure that your induction hob will remain as clean and hygienic as the first day you used it.

Efficient

Another important aspect to consider with the TPB Tech range of induction hobs is that they use considerably less energy than other induction hobs on the market. Currently, the threshold mandated by the Energy Regulation Authority in 2019 is set at 190 watts per hour. Other induction cooktops on the market operate at around 250 watts per hour, far above the stated threshold. The TPB Tech cooktop range has a maximum output of 172 watts per hour, well within the limits of the threshold. This means that our induction hobs are the most energy-efficient available and will achieve excellent cooking results while saving on household energy costs and reducing your overall carbon footprint.

User Friendly

Having all these features is important, but perhaps one of the most significant for your household is how easy it is to use. Fortunately, TPB Tech countertops have been designed to eliminate any complexity involved in the cooking process. Our individual induction system eliminates bulky buttons and dials and instead creates a touch-sensitive and non-intrusive control system built into the induction cooktop surface. You will be able to easily control heat and cooking settings with a simple touch, allowing you to have effortless control over all aspects of cooking for a stress-free culinary experience.

Safe

Whether you have a family, are in a relationship or living solo, you need to know that your induction cooktop is always safe to use. TPB Tech countertops incorporate safety measures that greatly minimise the risk of any accidents or injuries. The unique elevation cookware system ensures residual surface heat remains 40% lower than other existing induction hobs. In addition, our induction hobs have a cool-down period that is up to 80% faster than other hobs on the market. With these features in place, you can be assured that you or anyone else in your household will be protected from the risk of burns or other injuries when cooking.

Customisable

Last but not least, having a functional and efficient induction hob is beneficial, but how will it fit within the individual style of your kitchen? One of the unique features of TPB Tech cooktops that sets them apart from those available elsewhere is that each one can be custom-made to your own individual requirements. Induction cooktops can be cut to whatever shape and size you desire for your kitchen, and our individual induction system means controls can be arranged according to your chosen specifications. With an additional 18 colour finishes to choose from, the TPB Tech induction hob range can integrate into the unique design and feel of any kitchen, making it the perfect induction cooktop for any home.

Conclusion

Every home is unique, and the TPB Tech range of induction cookware has been perfectly designed to satisfy the needs of any individual kitchen arrangement. With its unique customisability, multifunctional design, strength and durability, and a range of other excellent features, you can be sure a TPB Tech induction cooktop will be the perfect addition to your home.

Whatever your style of kitchen, TPB Tech is committed to providing you with the best induction cooktop for your household. Contact one of our friendly staff members today to learn more.

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The TPB Tech story

Since 2012, TPB Tech has been an industry leader in the production of innovative induction cooktop technology. With a unique multilayer composite material providing the highest level of durability and performance on the market, TPB Tech induction hobs have become a firm favourite in many modern domestic kitchens. TPB Tech has also received accolades from the commercial industry, with praise from leading international chefs such as Martin Berasategui, who has earned a total of 12 Michelin stars across seven restaurants throughout Europe, Hermanos Torres, whose Barcelona restaurant holds two Michelin stars, and Xavier Pellicer, winner of the “World’s Best Vegetable Restaurant” award two years running. With such a high reputation in the market, it is worth having a look at how TPB Tech came to be, and what led to the creation of this revolutionary new induction cooktop design.

The Original Vision

The concept of TPB Tech originated with the vision of one man: Joan Lloveras. With a qualification in Industrial Design, Lloveras was an engineer and inventor who, along with years of sound business experience, saw the potential for a new type of composite material: one that would be strong, flexible and able to withstand extreme heat and pressure. The original plan was to develop a product suitable as a support for the undercarriages of high-speed trains, and after experimenting with combinations of different materials, Lloveras eventually produced his multilayer material that successfully combined all of the components needed for strength, flexibility and support. A prototype of the new material was showcased at Eurocucina in 2004 and while the product itself was acknowledged as a successful achievement, the estimated cost of mass-producing the quantity required for each train revealed that it would not be economically viable. Unable to use his design in the railway sector, Lloveras turned his attention to other potential uses for his invention.

Finding A New Purpose

Despite the setback of being unable to use his new product for its originally intended purpose, Lloveras was not about to let his sophisticated new invention go to waste. Undeterred, he began researching different industries where such a material would prove invaluable, and it was not long before he found that the market for his invention was right in front of him: the kitchen. He began experimenting and designing, utilising additional technologies to combine the two major features of any kitchen: the worktop and the cooking hob. The process took six years to perfect, but by 2010 Lloveras had created a multifunctional induction cooktop formed from this new material which proved to be the most durable and efficient on the market. As CEO of the newly formed Top Porcelanik Barcelona, or TPB Tech brand, Lloveras was ready to launch his new invention into the international market.

The Birth of TPB Tech

As a new brand, TPB Tech needed to effectively market its unique product, and in 2011 secured a partnership with the internationally recognised chef Martin Berasategui to promote and be the face for TPB Tech countertops. Still, the process of becoming a fully certified brand took time, and TPB Tech needed to comply with a number of stringent regulations before CE certification could be granted. When CE certification was achieved in 2012 TPB Tech was free to begin full production of a range of induction cooktops. The worktop was officially presented at the International Living Kitchen Fair in Köln, Germany, in 2013, and in 2014 was fully introduced to both domestic and commercial industries attracting significant interest and meriting huge acclaim. With a unique design and exclusive features, TPB Tech induction hobs offered something dynamically new to the world of home cooking that quickly established it as a must-have for any kitchen.

A Revolution in Induction Cooking Technology

One of the features that sets the TPB Tech induction cooktop apart from its competitors is that it was the first induction cooktop not to utilise a glass surface. Instead, TPB Tech employs a multilayered material combining a porcelain ceramic surface for scratch-resistance and impact-resistance, an aluminium layer for heat-resistance, Bakelite for flexibility and an underlying aluminium layer for support and easy attachment to any surface. As such, TPB Tech induction cooktops are the most durable and reliable on the market, and with a design that eliminates joins together with a non-porous surface the TPB Tech worktop is a breeze to clean making it one of the most hygienic on the market. Another feature of TPB Tech countertops that revolutionises induction cooking technology is that it is the only one on the market that can be custom designed to individual specifications on size, shape and colour finish. Together with an individual induction system that is 40% more energy-efficient and an inbuilt safety system, it is easy to see why the TPB tech range of cookware leads the field in induction cooking technology.

The Future of TPB Tech

Having revolutionised the world of induction cooking, TPB Tech continues to develop new appliances that improve the way we experience cooking. The brand has successfully forged relationships and partnerships based on trust and mutual respect, including the high-end technology and appliance manufacturer Ego Elektro-Geraetebau (EGO), the Gasol Foundation who is committed to eradicating childhood obesity worldwide, and with prestigious catering schools such as the CETT, the Escuela de Hostelería and the Turismo de Barcelona. In the future, TPB Tech plans to remain as an innovative game-changer in the industry, committed to making cooking an enjoyable, safe and hassle-free experience for all. With this vision in place, the TPB Tech range of induction cooktops will continue to be creative, state-of-the-art appliances perfectly designed and adapted to fit the needs of any domestic or commercial kitchen.

Setting up the perfect TPB Tech kitchen

So, you have decided to purchase a brand new TPB Tech invisible induction hob for your kitchen, and you are now looking forward to embarking on an exciting new culinary experience. Perhaps you are curious to know how this appliance will look in your kitchen. Will it blend in with the style or layout of your cooking area? What utensils, pots and pans will you need that will be compatible with your new cooktop?

Here at TPB Tech, we can remove the stress and hassle from your decision making, as we guide you through the selection process to create the perfect TPB Tech kitchen. Whether you are designing a kitchen from scratch, renovating it to adapt to a lifestyle change, or you simply wish to know what best to choose to fit your existing space, here are the steps we suggest taking to set up the perfect kitchen.

Layout

One of the first things to consider when purchasing a TPB Tech induction cooktop is how it will function in your kitchen. Even more importantly, how practical is your existing kitchen? It is great to have a stylish-looking kitchen, but it is not going to be an efficient cooking environment if it is cluttered and hard to manage. So, it is vital to design a layout for your kitchen that maximises functionality while also embracing your individual style.

For example, having utilities such as a sink and refrigerator/freezer close to your cooktop will help keep food preparation contained within a single area, eliminating unnecessary legwork. TPB Tech worktops are multifunctional in design, allowing for food preparation, cooking and serving to be carried out entirely on the one surface. Since our induction cooktops take up little space in practical terms, you can easily incorporate them into your design leaving plenty of room for other essential elements.

Utensils and Equipment

Once you have an idea of how you want your kitchen to look, you should give some thought to the most appropriate and effective cookware. Drawing up a list of cooking utensils and equipment with your overall layout in mind will ensure you will have a well-prepared kitchen once you go into action. One thing that you will need to consider is what type of equipment will function with your TPB Tech induction hob, as not all pots and pans are designed to perform with induction cooking. Any induction cookware fitted with a TPB elevation ring can be used on our cooktops to guarantee safety and uniformity of cooking. Alternatively, TPB Tech’s induction cookware set is fitted with integrated spacers, eliminating the need for elevation rings. Whatever induction cookware you choose, having the right utensils on hand will ensure a streamlined cooking experience.

Storage

Choosing compatible equipment and utensils is a must in any kitchen, but if you do not have adequate, workable storage, your kitchen can quickly become cluttered and dysfunctional. A vital component of an efficient kitchen is conveniently placed and well-designed storage as this will allow you to quickly locate whatever items you require, helping to maintain a more pleasant and effective cooking space. Your storage system will need quality shelving and drawers, along with containers and kitchen waste bins.

These elements can be factored into the overall layout of your kitchen and give a clear idea of how everything should be designed to achieve maximum convenience and space. With TPB Tech countertops, you can customise the size and shape of your induction cooktop to maximise the space in your kitchen, making it easy to install your storage units in the most convenient location. Once you are satisfied that your optimum storage layout has been achieved, you are now ready to embark on the next design phase for your TPB Tech kitchen.

Style

Once you are satisfied with the completed layout of your kitchen and all its components, it is time to consider how best to achieve attractive and aesthetic surroundings. Selecting the right colour scheme, materials, lighting and furniture all contribute to how your kitchen will look and feel when in use.

One of the distinct advantages of TPB Tech countertops is that they are available in a range of 18 colour finishes, each one sure to complement the style of any kitchen. Whether you are seeking a style that’s modern or rustic, minimalist or extra fancy, TPB Tech can create the unique induction cooktop that is most suitable for your individual tastes.

Create

Now that you have chosen a layout, style and equipment, you are ready to create your ideal TPB Tech kitchen. This is the point at which you select the materials such as paint, wallpaper, tiles and flooring, as well as furniture and lighting. For example, modern and minimalist kitchens tend to favour materials that reflect a neutral colour scheme like white or grey, while traditional and rustic style kitchens tend to prefer wood or stone materials. Once your kitchen has been built and styled with all components in place, you will have a cooking environment that is perfect for you, with your TPB Tech induction cooktop at the heart of it.

Conclusion

While all individual tastes differ, creating the perfect TPB Tech Kitchen can guarantee you a functional and aesthetically pleasing environment for all your cooking needs. With your TPB Tech induction cooktop in place, you will have an appliance that can effectively perform several functions in the kitchen. With its unique multilayer material, your cooktop provides a heat-resistant, scratch-resistant and non-porous cooking space, ensuring it remains hygienic and undamaged even after sustained use. With its fully customisable design and range of unique colour finishes, your TPB Tech cooktop will be the consummate centrepiece of your kitchen for many years to come.

Whatever your style of kitchen, a TPB Tech induction cooktop is the perfect accompaniment to your cooking environment. Interested? Then contact one of our friendly staff members today to find out more.

What’s the difference between a TPB Tech induction cooktop and other types of hobs?

When it comes to kitchen hobs, there are quite a few different types available. But which one is best and what do they all do? Gas or electric, induction or ceramic – there are pros and cons for each type of hob. To find out which hob is the right one for you, it’s a good idea to understand what they all do and how they all work.

What are the different types of hobs?

Gas hobs have been around since the 1820s. Today they typically have 4 to 6 rings of open flame that are automatically lit when turned on. The heat is instant and the size of the flame can be controlled immediately. This instant control over the level of heat is loved by gas-hob fans. Gas hobs, however, are difficult to clean as they usually need dismantling to get to all of the parts.

Electric stoves became popular in the 1930s. They used to have electrically heated coils on the top for warming up the pans. Electric hobs these days have a ceramic or glass surface covering the electrical elements. The cooking area gets hot quickly when switched on as the heating system transfers the heat to the underside of the hob top. Controlling the heat tends to be more difficult as the reaction is slow with these electric hobs. The flat, smooth surfaces make cleaning easy but they stay hot for a while after being switched off so can burn if accidentally touched.

Induction hobs were introduced to the home in 1987. They work quite differently to ceramic hobs as they use a magnetic field to heat just the base of the pan, rather than the surface of the hob. This magnetic reaction is created when electricity passes through copper coils that are under the hob’s surface. As the induction hob itself isn’t heated, they are safe to touch as soon as they are switched off. Induction hob surfaces come in ceramic glass or the more revolutionary porcelain.

Gas hob vs ceramic hob

It’s hard to beat the reactive control of a gas hob but the use of a naked flame in a family kitchen puts some people on edge. A tea towel left too close to the gas flame, for example, can catch fire quite quickly if left unattended. The wipeable surface of a ceramic hob also makes everyday life so much easier and the lack of ‘spider’ supports means there is less chance of a pan tipping or spilling.

Induction hobs versus gas hobs

First of all, induction hobs have a more modern look and they are also much easier to clean. Professional cooks prefer the controllable flame of a gas hob, but induction can offer a very similar experience. Gas hobs are a little cheaper to buy if you are working with a tight budget, but there are ongoing running costs that should be considered.

Induction hobs vs gas hobs for running costs

Induction hobs beat them all hands down when it comes to running costs. There is no wasted energy as only the base of the cookware gets heated, no matter what size the pan is. Powered by electricity, induction hobs are the most environmentally friendly appliance. Electricity is being powered more and more by renewable sources such as wind and solar, whereas gas can only come from fossil fuel.

Induction hob or ceramic hob: which is best?

Both of these hob types have flat surfaces that look fuss-free and minimalist. Cleaning is straightforward and they are both powered by electricity. However, the big difference is the safety aspect. Induction hobs are cool to the touch immediately after the pan has been removed, an important factor when there are children in the household. This is particularly important if you are planning to set your hob into a kitchen island that everyone sits around. Induction hobs also offer a lot more control over the heat level than the ceramic versions.

Induction hob vs TPB Tech induction

Toughened ceramic glass in white or black and with 900mm maximum length is the standard surface on an induction hob. But if you’re looking for better than standard, porcelain is the choice for you.

TPB Tech has created a porcelain stoneware invisible induction hob that blends seamlessly with the worktop. In fact, it’s impossible to tell where the hob starts and the countertop ends. Porcelain stoneware is used because it tolerates high temperatures, is scratch-resistant and highly durable while still allowing the magnetic field of induction to work for heating pans. Worktops come in a wide choice of finishes and can be made up to 3150 x 1220 mm in surface area, allowing your induction hob to be incorporated into any area you specify. All you can see of the induction hob are three small, flat controls so, when it comes to cleaning up, all you need to do is simply wipe down the TPB Tech countertop from one end to the other.

Tempted by the sound of a porcelain induction hob from TPB Tech? Take a closer look at the hobs in our showroom in Twickenham or get in touch with us for more information.

Why TPB Tech induction hobs are perfect for a professional kitchen

As the nature of running a restaurant must adapt to the average customer’s tastes, so does the essence of food preparation and cooking. Where once the kitchen was closed off to patrons, many mid to high-end restaurants are now showcasing their kitchen environments to better meet customer expectations.

As the divide between chef and restaurant patron becomes less rigid, having the optimum cooking appliance able to perform all essential cooking functions as well as complementing the overall style of your kitchen and restaurant is indispensable. TPB Tech professional induction hobs exceed other induction cooktops on the market on many levels, and when you purchase one you can be confident it will be the perfect addition to your professional kitchen.

Functionality

The unique multifunctional design of TPB Tech countertops allows them to perform a diverse range of kitchen functions. From being a space to prepare food, to cooking using our patented individual induction system, to serving meals to your customers, you can easily carry out all meal creation steps in the one area. The functionality of TPB Tech worktops eliminates the need for multiple surfaces for preparation and cooking, and there is also the option to combine your induction cooktop with your customer’s tables to create a seamless chef to customer experience.

Efficiency

Not only is TPB Tech’s range of commercial induction hobs built to save space by carrying out multiple functions, but they are also able to perform induction cooking using minimal energy. All appliances have a maximum output of 172 watts per hour, which is well within the limits of the 190 watts per hour threshold mandated by the Energy Regulation Authority in 2019. Other induction cooktops on the market operate at around 250 watts per hour, making TPB Tech the most energy-efficient appliance on the market and therefore a worthwhile cost-saving investment for your commercial kitchen.

Durability

TPB Tech induction cooktops are uniquely designed with a revolutionary multilayer material for maximum durability in the kitchen. TPB Tech countertops are fabricated with four layers: a porcelain-ceramic surface that is non-porous, shock resistant and scratch resistant, an underlying heat resistant aluminium layer, a Bakelite layer for stability and impact resistance, and a final aluminium layer for flexibility and easy fixture to any surface. This composite material not only makes the TPB Tech commercial induction hobs one of the strongest on the market, able to withstand all essential kitchen activities, but it also guarantees your induction cooktop will continue to function efficiently for years to come.

Cleanliness

When operating in a commercial kitchen, particularly one that is open to the public, having a cooking space that can be frequently cleaned with ease is paramount. Fortunately, the unique design of TPB Tech countertops ensures that mopping up spills is never an issue. The non-porous surface of our induction cooktops ensures that no food or liquids will seep into inaccessible areas, and with no protruding parts like buttons and dials, difficult to clean areas have been completely eliminated. In addition, all pots and pans used with the induction hob are separated from the surface by an elevation ring, ensuring no marks remain on the surface after cooking. No specialist cleaning products are required, just soap and water, making it one of the most hygienic on the market.

User Friendly

In a busy commercial kitchen where your customers have high expectations, you cannot afford to be hindered by time-consuming and complex procedures. TPB Tech induction hobs are designed to be so easy to use that your entire cooking process is hassle-free. Our individual induction system integrates cooking controls within the cooktop surface itself, so everything is touch-sensitive and non-intrusive, remaining invisible when not in use. Individual induction hob options allow you to select the level of heat and cooking mode with ease, and the absence of bulky dials and buttons greatly streamlines your kitchen environment.

Safety

A safe, high-functioning kitchen is essential for yourself, your staff, and your customers, so you will want to be confident that your appliances will satisfy all safety requirements. TPB Tech is fully committed to ensuring that all induction cooktops incorporate the best safety features so as to minimise the risk of injury. With our unique elevation cookware system, residual surface heat is 40% lower than other induction hobs on the market with a cool-down period of up to 80% faster. This decreases the risk of burns or other injuries, delivering a much safer working environment for everyone.

Customisability

Just as every restaurant seeks to offer something unique to attract customers, so too do our induction hobs. Designed to complement the distinct setup of your kitchen, TPB Tech countertops are the only induction cooktops on the market that can be cut to any size, length and shape in order to fully integrate into your cooking space. Our individual induction system means that you can customise the induction hob controls to whatever specification you desire and with 18 different colour finishes available, you can be sure there’s an induction hob that will suit your commercial kitchen whatever your style or layout.

Conclusion

TPB Tech induction hobs are the perfect appliance for any commercial kitchen for their functionality, durability and customisable designs. With endorsements from top chefs like Martin Berasategui, Hermanos Torres and Xavier Pellicer, you can be certain that TPB Tech can provide the optimum induction hob for your commercial kitchen, guaranteed to deliver reliable service for years to come.

Whatever your style of restaurant, TPB Tech can create the perfect induction cooktop for your commercial kitchen. To find out more, we invite you to contact one of our friendly staff members for an obligation free quote today.