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Siemens’ Red Dot success

Siemens’ flexinduction cooktop receives a ‘dot’ at this year’s design awards.

Induction cooking, that somewhat inexplicable (despite the sound science) process by which the metal of the cooking vessel is heated while the glass top of the hob isn’t, is at the cutting edge of kitchen technology.

Already praised for it’s even, rapid heating, safety and convenience, the system has been given a further boost in it’s incarnation as Siemens’ Flexinduction cooktop. Aside from the obvious – the elegantly minimalist black glass, the touch sensitive power adjustment with 17 levels – what really sets this cooktop aside is it’s being made up of 2 big induction surfaces that cleverly detect the size of the cooking implement (or implements!) on them and automatically heat only the area they rest upon. 

This gives users the freedom to use extra-lage or unusually shaped cooking implements and combine various sized implements together in whichever configuration they choose. Furthermore it improves the energy efficiency of the cooktop, as only the areas in use are powered. 

It is unsurprising that this innovative and functional product should garer recognition from the Red Dot jurors, who rewarded it with a prestigious ‘dot’. 


Red Dot Design Awards