Here at TPB we’re commonly asked how our cooktop works and there is a common misconception that the entire surface can be used for cooking and that pans can be placed anywhere and work.
In fact, the cooktop works in a similar way to traditional induction hobs in the sense that it has induction zones. But this is where the similarity ends. Unlike all other induction manufacturers which build in the inductors to suit the induction glass, TPB Tech works with an individual induction system. The individual induction elements are usually arranged in a straight line, towards the centre of the surface, leaving plenty of room on the periphery for prep or putting your glass of wine.
Also unlike traditional hobs, the number of inductors can be specified and the top can be customised to suit the needs of the user. In addition, inductors not in use can be used as extra worktop space.
How can the cooktop be customised?
Aesthetics: The cooktop is available in 17 stylish finishes, ranging from natural stone-effect such as the Torano Staturaio marble and Granite-like Pietra Grey Mat, and metallics including the rusty-toned Terra Mater and Moma Rusteel. We also have the ultra-chic Grum Black, Black Selene and Malm Black. So, there’s a colour to suit everyone.
Functionality: Users can also choose touch-sensitive controls, built in to the cooktop’s surface or a more traditional knob system which will sit on a false panel on the outer edge of the worktop. The different zones are indicated with LED temperature indicators which sit below them, built in to the surface.
Either way, the unique engineering and design makes cooking stress-free and easy.
Safety: All areas outside the active cooking zones can be used for prepping food as the unique construction means that only the area directly below the pan in use, gets hot. So, there is almost zero risk of getting burnt.
Durability: The TPB Tech cooktop is the most hardwearing on the market. The shock, heat and scratch-resistant porcelain-ceramic surface is completely non-porous, is easy to clean with just soap and water, can’t be damaged by or stained by wine or citric acid and diamond is the only material that can scratch it. This means the top can be used for all your chopping and food preparation.
Size, dimensions and configuration: Next, customers can choose from a range of different sizes, from 90x62cm up to 315x122cm. TPB Tech is the only appliance on the market that can be specified in sizes larger than 90x50cm. In addition, we can specify extra dedicated worktop space and recesses for a sink, faucet and sockets, making for an entirely seamless look.
With the help of a kitchen designer, users can also specify the dimensions, the number and configuration of induction zones, and the type of inductors used. There are three types to choose from with varying outputs (Ø) and wattages (W).
Ø 170 mm / 1700 W
Ø 230 mm / 2300 W – 3000 W with Booster
Ø 280 mm / 2300 W – 3000 W with Booster
Users can choose as many inductors as they want obviously depending in the cooker hood measurements.
Why should I buy a TPB Tech cooktop?
In addition to the features we’ve talked about, a TPB Tech cooktop is also the most multifunctional induction hob on the market today – it’s the only one that doubles up a work surface. Plus, it’s the most efficient on the market, and it’s the only hob available can be built entirely to the customers’ requirements.
Want to find out more? See it in action here.