Elevated for efficiency – why a TPB Tech Cooktop is the best option for the eco-conscious
Sustainability has become increasingly important to us over the past ten years. With issues around climate and pollution repeatedly making the headlines, consumers generally are becoming more mindful about their choices – from the cars that we drive right down to the clothes that we buy. And of course, the appliances we have in our homes.
An energy-efficient appliance doesn’t just save energy, of course, but can save you a significant amount of money in the long term, on your energy bills. So, while some appliances might cost you more in terms of initial outlay, you may find you save that money on bills in a few years, and these appliances should stand the test of time.
Nowadays, induction is highly desirable for homeowners and chefs alike, because it’s easy to maintain and clean and because it’s safer than the open flame burners that come with gas. Because induction works with electromagnetism rather than gas and flame or electricity, there’s also very little heat transfer outside the cooking pot. This is what makes induction so efficient and a great alternative to gas burners in busy commercial kitchens.
Although induction is widely regarded as one of the cleanest and most efficient cooking methods on the market, all hobs in the market today still operate at an electricity output of around 250 watts per hour, significantly higher than the threshold set by the Energy Regulation Authority, of 190 watts per hour. The TPB Tech cooktop range has a maximum output of 172 watts per hour, until now, the only company well below the threshold limit.
TPB Tech is better
So, with a TPB Tech Invisible Cooktop the eco-credentials of induction are improved upon even further, thanks to the cooktop’s engineering and patented four-layer construction.
On top is the porcelain-ceramic surface. It’s hard-wearing and can be used for prepping and chopping. It’s totally non-porous and heat-resistant, making it the most resistant top on the market today. Underneath this is an aluminium layer that dissipates heat to prevent breakage. Below this is a layer of Bakelite. This is the conductive material for the functional components which ensures maximum break and impact resistance. Finally, a bottom aluminium layer provides flexibility and resilience and is also used to fasten the induction components.
Elevated for efficiency
Because of the cooktop’s unique construction, the pans used on it must be elevated slightly on special plinths.
This elevation creates an air gap between the ceramic surface and the bottom of the pan or pot, which reduces heat radiation at the bottom of the pot and thus ensures significantly higher energy efficiency. Practically nothing can burn on the surface as only the bottom of the cookware is heated. This also means the cooktop is much safer than other induction tops as the residual temperature outside of the cooking zone never reaches beyond 40 ̊C. Standard induction hobs retain more residual heat and still pose a risk of burning.
The cookware you use must be suitable for use with induction and must be used with elevations. TPB Tech offers a range of cookware with the plinths built-in but we also offer elevation coasters that can be used with existing induction cookware.
All this means that our induction hobs are the most energy-efficient on the market.
Finally, our cooktops also come with a 2-year guarantee so you can be sure it won’t need replacing and will serve you well for many years to come, plus you will save money on your energy bills. What’s not to love?