BlueStar, manufacturer of appliances for the home, is now offering a 36-in. electric Induction Cooktop, which combines the sleek design and efficient performance of induction with precise control and power. The cooktop features Power Boost, a 5,500-watt burner that can bring one gallon of water in a large pot to a rolling boil in only three and half minutes. The seamless two burner bridging technology can be used for searing or grilling with the dual zone plancha/grill, sold separately. The cooktop offers 12 cooking settings.
BlueStar’s induction cooktop features Smart Power Management that automatically calculates and disperses the maximum amount of power across the number of burners in use. The home chef also has the ability to kick start the cooking process on all cooking zones, boosting the power immediately for no-wait cooking and optimal flexibility. There are two levels of even, low temperatures, a true simmer burner at 200 degrees and a warming burner at 150 degrees. Foods like sauces and melted chocolate can be held at a simmer for hours without scorching.
Robust safety features include a “knob lock” and pan detection technology so the unit will not start unless a pan is on a burner. No heat is wasted during cooking because energy is supplied only to the cooking receptacle. The simple design offers customization and the opportunity to personalize the unit with 190 colored knob options and 10 different metal trims, including brass, copper and stainless steel. The cooktop comes standard with sleek, easy-to-use stainless steel knobs and “natural white” display lighting.