For many, the kitchen can be compared to a workshop. This inspired space provides you with tools and appliances to harness your creativity and prepare delicious, healthy meals that you are proud to serve to friends and family. And at Bosch, we understand that the moment you step into this workshop, or kitchen, you look to your appliances to complement your cooking experience. But, just as every person is different, everyone prefers to cook differently. From gas, to electric, or induction cooktops, there are certainly a variety of options, but which one is right for you and your kitchen?
The first step to designing a Bosch product involves our consumer scientists. I truly believe that a consumer scientist has one of the most fascinating jobs. Their ultimate goal is to understand how the end user of a Bosch product experiences products. My team then takes this information to determine what adjustments can be made to make the consumer’s interaction with the product that much more simplified.
In our quest for understanding the needs of our consumer, Bosch simulated the cooking and meal creation process across a variety of different scenarios – from bacon and hash browns for brunch to homemade cranberry sauce for your holiday meal, using the three different cooktop methods – gas, electric, and induction. The outcome? Each Bosch cooktop is specially designed to help you easily function in the kitchen, no matter what style of cooktop you prefer. Let’s explore the three different types of Bosch cooktops and what makes them unique!
The gas cooktop has long been considered a staple of the kitchen. Its established tenure can be attributed to its utter simplicity. A gas flame provides an unparalleled degree of intimacy with the cooking process, almost reminiscent of cooking over an open flame. But at Bosch, we continue to look for ways to modernize and enhance this very traditional cooking method. Take for example our continuous grates. The team specially designed these so that the draft angles are inverted, thus creating a continuous, non-slip surface for easy and seamless cooking.
Electric cooktops have been a consumer favorite among certain types of cooks for years, as well. While many may associate electric cooktops with the unresponsive, exposed coils of days past, the Bosch electric cooktop puts a modern twist on this type of cooking. Take for example AutoChef. This is a technology found on both our induction and electric cooktops. The unique sensors measure and apply a precise amount of heat, making the cooktop more responsive. After all, nothing is worse than pancakes that are burnt on the bottom and runny in the middle! With the Bosch Benchmark Electric Cooktop users are provided with a consistent heating method with a modern, sleek design. As an added bonus, we offer electric cooktops in 24”, 30” and 36” models.
Induction cooking technology has increased in popularity over the past couple of years, and for good reason. We’ve learned that designers and consumers alike are flocking to this new technology because it provides users with an extremely precise degree of heat control, allowing the cook to be in total control of how high, or low, the temperature can be. I also love the flexibility offered by our Bosch Benchmark Induction Cooktop. In the above picture, you can see our Flexinduction® cooking zones in action. With this special setting, you can combine two separate cooking zones into one larger zone, perfect for grilling long items, like shrimp skewers, or sautéing large quantities, like vegetables.
From induction cooktops, to gas and electric cooktops, we want to help provide you with the most simplified cooking experience that meets your needs. I’d love to know what type of cooktop you prefer—gas, electric or induction? Let me know in the comments below. And if you’re in the market for a new cooktop and other kitchen appliances, be sure to check out how we can help you save 10% here.