Most appliances will come from the Bosch line, but both the refrigerator/freezer and the induction cooktop will be coming from the Thermador line.
Bosch-Thermador is not only known for the high quality and pleasing design of their products, but also their energy efficiency... of utmost importance to us for this Passive House project. We are especially excited to be placing Thermador's "Freedom" induction cooktop in the kitchen.
Induction cooking is, hands down, the most energy efficient way to cook. Europe has been utilizing induction cooking for a long time, but movement towards induction cooking is growing fast in the U.S. It has been described as similar to cooking with gas but is actually electric, and electric allows for a quicker cook time than with gas. Faster cooking is good not only for convenience, it also reduces the potential for unwanted heat to accumulate in the kitchen.
One wonderful feature that the Freedom cooktop has is that you can place pots/pans anywhere on the surface to cook and the cooktop recognizes where they are placed. It also comes with a full-color, touch screen interface. Fun cooking! Click on the image of the cooktop below to learn more about the Freedom Induction Cooktop.
|Thermador "Freedom" Induction Cooktop|