Induction cooking keeps getting hotter—figuratively speaking, of course. In my opinion, this model from Siemens most accurately reflects the way many people work the stove when preparing a meal. It combines a pair of dedicated heating elements with a field of continuous burners that's able to 'remember' the temperature settings for multiple pans, regardless where they sit on the surface. Touch-and-slide controls keep the unit's profile smooth. As it's a 2012 Red Dot winner
, I'm looking forward to seeing this appliance in design-conscious kitchens soon.