A selective review of the products, places and perspectives central to kitchen and bath design
04 September 2012
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.
is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen and bath industries. An editor at publications ranging from Arts + Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the presence of true beauty.