Appliance or counter surfacing? In truth, this innovative material is both. A thin sandwich of porcelain ceramic, bakelite, and aluminum, it conducts electromagnetic energy, in effect becoming an induction cooktop. Make that a virtually invisible induction cooktop. It's scratch-resistant and comes in a palette of neutral colors. I've seen it used in an outdoor kitchen installation; a clever application, indeed. tpbarcelona.com
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. 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.