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History of Induction Cooktops

Cooking with Electro-Magnetic Induction


The history of induction cooktops can be traced back to the late 19th century, when Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse developed the first induction motor. However, it wasn't until the early 20th century that the first induction cooking equipment was developed.


Old industrial induction  cooking

In the 1920s, the first commercial induction

cookers were introduced in Europe, primarily used in industrial kitchens. These early induction cookers were large and expensive, and not suitable for use in the home.


It wasn't until the 1970s that the first compact, affordable induction cooktops were developed. These cooktops used a smaller, more efficient type of induction coil, and were able to be used in a home kitchen.

By the 1990s, they had become a common sight in kitchens across Europe.







In the 2000s, induction cooktops started to gain popularity in the United States, where they were often seen as a more energy-efficient alternative to gas or electric cooktops.


Today, induction cooktops are a popular choice in kitchens around the world, known for their precision, speed, and energy efficiency. They are widely available in a variety of sizes and styles, and can be found in both home and commercial kitchens. Schönes Bauen is born on 2013 from 6 years of experience on developing induction cooktops and other high-tech home products for other brands.



Nowadays our Schönes Bauen cooktops, have a variety of functions (both manual and autoimatic ones) built with arrays of sensors and alarm systems implemented for high temperature detection, right induction cookware detection, protection against some low and high voltage peaks; Lock function to prevent changes on our settings. Digital timer to turn off the cooktop when time ends. And temperature precision functions on our 1 and 2 zone models whilst our 4 zones model "VIER" has a BOOST Zone technology function which when activated, that zone will use the available power form other zones that is not being used to concentrate it in that BOOST Zone having the highest power in the market for home cooktops with up to 7200Watts per hour of power. Since 2020 a 2 Boost Zone version was introduced replacing the 1 boost Zone verison of the "VIER" model. Keep following us! We hope you enjoyed this article and soon we will share more articles for you!






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