From Milan to Miami, flush-mounted appliances are all the rage in contemporary kitchen design.
Now, high-end appliance manufacturer Wolf is joining the party, with a unique new cooktop that not only sits level with a countertop, but also artfully hides away its controls.
The 30-inch CG265C/S Contemporary Gas Cooktop has all the performance attributes of a more traditionally styled Wolf cooktop, including a 20,000 BTU center burner and thick, continuous grates.
But take a closer look, and you'll notice how much attention has been paid to detail. The entire stainless cooktop is inset into a countertop, so the whole surface—including the grates—is perfectly level.
That would be pretty impressive in its own right. However, this Wolf has a few more tricks up its sleeve.
For instance, most cooktops have their controls on top. But this Wolf moves them to the front of your cabinetry. There's no remote control necessary—just drill a few small holes into your cabinet front, and attach the knobs to the cooktop.
The knobs themselves appear entirely devoid of markings. Push them in, however, and backlit text will appear. It lets the user know whether he or she cooking on high or low, but disappears when the cooktop isn't in use.
Wolf says the unique, minimalist cooktop is a perfect match for the revamped E- or M-Series wall ovens. It should be available at retailers in early 2016.