Induction cooking has revolutionised the cooking appliance market over the past 10-15 years since it’s become popular in the mainstream, for its increased levels of safety, hygiene and efficiency.
An induction hob, for most of us, is now a must-have.
TPB has taken this technology to what we see as its logical endpoint. Why give up valuable worktop space, when you can cook in the worktop directly? This creates a totally sleek and seamless look, as well as offering many benefits over its more traditional counterparts.
At TPB Tech, we like to think differently.
Why choose a TPB Tech Invisible Cooktop?
Firstly, it’s beautiful. The porcelain cooktop is available in 17 different colours, with finishes including everything from natural-looking stone, to marble, metallic and solid black. This means that whatever your kitchen style, you’ll find a finish that works for you. In addition, PB Tech is the only appliance of its kind in the market that can be specified in more than three colours, and larger than 90x50cm.
Secondly, it’s practical and durable. The surface is constructed with a multi-layer material which makes it the most hard-wearing cook surface on the market today. It is completely non-porous and seamless, making it totally impervious to water, so it’s easy to clean and hygienic. And, it can be used as a chopping surface – such is the level of scratch resistance; In fact, diamond is the only material that could leave a mark.
It looks great, but how does it work? And how easy is it to use?
The TPB cooktop works under the same principles as any other induction top, but we like to think we’ve moved the technology on, and made it better.
Safer and more efficient
Like all induction cookers, this uses electromagnetism, which in turn uses vibration to create heat energy. The difference with our cooktop is the cookware is slightly elevated on special plinths so the residual temperature on the surface remains low since it is not in direct contact with the surface. This method also significantly improves energy efficiency, saving around 50% of energy compared to any other induction system on the market, and it cools down up to 95% faster.
This means there are almost zero risks of burning as residual heat never reaches a high enough temperature and almost all heat is transferred into the pot.
You have the option of purchasing specialist cookware or can simply purchase the plinths to use with your existing induction cookware.
Easy-to-use and customisable
With TPB, the configuration of the surface is entirely up to you. You can have as many inductors as you need, and these can be controlled either by a touch control inserted into the ceramic surface, similar to standard glass control, or you could opt for a more traditional knob system. Either way, a lens inserted below each inductor will show the temperature.
How do I know where to put the pans?
We always suggest to clients to design the induction elements in a straight line instead of cooking in a standard induction glass which is rectangular in shape, this way we move the inductors more towards the centre and that allows you to prep, plate up and use the cooking area while working, plating up or simply using it for your book recipe or having a glass of wine while cooking.
The lens beneath each inductor will indicate where pans should be placed.