In The Future, Anything Can Be a Cooktop

We go hands-on with Whirlpool's touchscreen cooktop concept.


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At IFA, Whirlpool showed off a new concept cooktop that combines a touchscreen with induction burners and a unique user interface. It might look futuristic, but it's not that far off.

See, induction cooking uses magnets to heat up just the pans—not the burners beneath them. That means induction burners can theoretically be underneath nearly any surface, including a touchscreen.

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We saw Whirlpool's concept at CES earlier this year, but got some hands-on time with it at IFA, where it's branded by Bauknecht—the company's German unit.

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