Smeg has launched a new freestanding, semi-commercial stainless steel cooker that comes with a five zone induction cooktop for faster cooking times.
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Various benefits of induction cooking include faster cooking times, more control over temperatures, no heat generated from the cooktop (only within the cooking vessel) and far more efficiency in terms of fuel consumption.
Other benefits include automatic pan recognition and power boost facility. The former means heat is only generated to the exact size of the pan in use – therefore there is no wasted energy consumption. In fact, independent tests have shown induction cooking to be 80-85 percent efficient, whereas conventional electric ceramic cooking is 65-70 percent efficient and gas up to 65 percent.
The power boost facility, meanwhile, enables the temperature of each cooking zone to be temporarily increased to even higher levels.
Safety controls of the Smeg induction cooktop include an automatic over-temperature shutdown, automatic spillage or boil-over shutdown, a lock selection and a residual heat indicator.
The oven of the CSA19ID features the unique thermoseal technology whereby the oven is completely sealed, preventing the escape of any heat. This makes for more succulent meat and fish while reducing both cooking times and temperatures required.
The Smeg CSA19ID carries a two-year in-home warranty on parts and labour and will have an RRP of $8990.00.