Panasonic Seeks To Take Cooking To A New Level

Makes The First Countertop Induction Oven

panasonicPanasonic Corporation, the Japanese owned multinational electronics company headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan, is making a new move in bringing something new and different to the kitchen — a Countertop induction Oven.

It showed off a prototype of its kitchenware at the International Home and Housewares Show, a small appliances trade show that was held in Chicago recently.

The Induction Oven, although, it looks like the microwave and serve similar purpose, it functions differently.

With induction cooking, magnetic fields between the cooktop surface and cookware create heat that cooks food quickly and more efficiently than other methods.

The Countertop Induction Oven also has an infrared broiler in the top of the unit. The heat sources work together to cook meals such as chicken breasts and vegetables in 20 minutes or less.

It’s safer than conventional burners and its size lends well to people with small apartments and is also a good alternative to a full-size oven.

The attributes of this kitchen outfit include:

  • 2 by 14 inch removable nonstick plate holds food and fits on top of induction surface
  • Nonstick plate has different heating zones and gets hottest in the center
  • Functions include: grill, broil, bake
  • Specific cook settings for poultry, poultry with vegetables, fish with bone, fish without bone, frozen pizza, toast and bagels
  • Removable drip tray at the bottom of the unit
  • No preheat required
  • Enamel-coated interior

The Countertop Induction Oven will be available in the U.S. and Canada this fall.

Panasonic hasn’t finalized the price, but speculation is it will be premium priced.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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