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Long famous in Europe for the superb induction cooking, Miele cooktop has arrived into the US with two precision control induction cooktops – a four zone 30″ cooktop, KM 5753 and a larger five zone 36″ Miele KM 5773 cooktop. These advanced cooktops boast several unique new features, including easy to use timing functions, multiple power boosters, cookware recognition and auto heat programs. Power Boosters reduce cooking times by raising the temperature setting to its maximum for ten minute intervals. Every induction zone has a booster available and these powerful Miele cooktops can operate with 2-3 boosters simultaneously. Miele cooktop performance is so fast that cool tap water instantly begins to heat when the booster function is selected.
Each Miele cooktop includes Sensor Controls to provide precise heat control with a tip of a finger, Stop and Go Function to immediately reduce the power level of all active cooking zones to a simmer so that you can leave the cooktop for a moment, Auto Heat-Up which gives an initial boost to the normal power output to bring the pan up to temperature rapidly, Programmable Functions allowing you to customize Miele induction cooktop timer and power range, audible tones and safety locks, Cookware Recognition which only activates an induction element when a suitable magnetic metal pan is placed on it, Hot Zone Control to recognize when a pan is removed from an active zone to automatically turn the zone off, and Protection Against Overheating which automatically senses if empty cookware is heated, or if grease or oil is heated at a high power level. Other features include Spill-Over Control, Residual Heat Indicators, Timer, Safety Switch Off, Child Safety Lock and Memory Program available only on KM 5773.
The KM 5753 30″ four zone Miele cooktop is priced for $2,100, while the KM 5773 36″ five zone induction cooktop retails for $2,600. Previously Miele Combiset hobs and Miele gas cooktops.