Staying in, is the new going out. It’s official. Influenced by cookery shows such as Masterchef and The Great British Bake Off, homeowners over the past few years have become increasingly passionate about cooking. We are happy to entertain at home and show off our culinary prowess, rather than go out to eat. Everybody wants to be a chef, and with modern appliances making cooking easy, almost everybody can be.
Now, the pandemic, of course, has interrupted this trend, with the showing-off and entertainment happening only via cookery classes on Zoom. However, as restrictions ease and we navigate our way out of the coronavirus crisis, many of us will be eager to entertain friends and family in our homes once more and we’ll want appliances that help us do that.
In addition, the kitchen renovation industry has seen a significant boost over the past year. This has been driven by the Stamp Duty holiday and the resultant uplift in the housing market, as well as frustrated homeowners stuck at home on furloughed leave, and keen to tackle projects previously put on the back burner.
So, now is a time when we are happy to indulge in ourselves and our personal spaces. Having been largely confined to our homes over the past year and a half, investment in the home and in our passion for cooking has become a priority.
Making a statement
The TPB cooktop is the perfect cooking appliance for creating a sense of theatre in the kitchen.
There are 17 finishes available in the range, including the most on-trend marble and metallic decors, natural-looking stone, and solid black. So, there’s an option for every style of kitchen and to suit every taste.
Our cooktops are fully customisable, though we do recommend inductor configurations to maximise practicality. You can choose from sleek controls set into the surface, or a knob system, with the temperature for each inductor shown on a heat indicator below.
With TPB it is also possible to have a surface that incorporates not only the cooktop, but also recesses for a sink and faucet and electric sockets, making for a completely streamlined and harmonious design scheme.
Practical and safe
The TPB cooktop is sleek and completely non-porous meaning it’s easy to keep clean and sparkling, and it’s the safest induction system on the market thanks to our special plinths on our cookware which elevate them and reduce the residual temperature on the surface so it never reaches more than 40 ̊C beyond the active induction zones. In other words, only the area right beneath the pan gets hot and the rest of the top is cool to the touch. This means that (unlike traditional induction tops, which do pose a risk of burning), there is almost zero risk of burning and you can prep, read from your cookbook and enjoy a glass of wine with your guests, right there, next to the pans, while you are cooking.
You’re in good company
With a TPB Tech Invisible induction Cooktop, the budding home chef is in great company as this technology is used by some Spain’s best restaurants.
Restaurants currently using our technology include Cocina Hermanos Torres in Barcelona, the Three Michelin-Starred Martín Berasategui in Lasarte-Oria, (Gipuzkoa), Spain, Bar Restaurant Los Cuevas in Seville, plus many others.
Matt Tebbutt, TV chef and presenter of the BBC’s Saturday Kitchen, Matt Tebbutt is a brand ambassador for TPB Tech.