13 April 2010

Two Hot

Oh, I like this a lot. Two induction zones at the front of the cooktop, a trio of gas burners at the rear—such a great way to reap the indisputable benefits of induction cooking without giving up the open flame. I came across this inventive appliance on KitchenAid's UK website; let's hope that it makes the crossing to the States one of these days. kitchenaid.co.uk

3 comments:

  1. I'm curious to know how you would divide up your cooking chores having both in the same place. Usually, people adapt to one or the other full-time out of necessity, or make due with electric coils — some, I suppose, with flames or hot zones like that huge Italian stove you featured a while back. What's the KBC solution?

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  2. Good to hear from you, Evan Jones! I hope all is well.

    As an early adopter mired in old habits, I would use the induction burners for the timeless task of boiling H2O—something I do fairly frequently. [BTW, I do not use a microwave.] The gas burners, I imagine, would still fuel my 'real' stovetop cooking.

    And therein is something at the heart of innovation: The notion of authenticity, a subject that is never far from my heart and mind. Why should it matter how one cooks, with fire or with over-excited electrons? In truth, such a question is borne of privilege, I believe.

    But, of course, I am open to discussion—anything to assuage my guilt. [insert ironically smiley icon].

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