New De Dietrich hob, the DTi853X is zoneless induction cooktop. Actual De Dietrich definition is 65cm zoneless dual Continuum induction hob. Similar to MaxiSense cooktop from AEG, the entire hob surface represents one large cooking area. Sensors under the glass detect the presence, size and placement of a pot or pan or several, and energize the induction elements that are only directly under. Basically, you can cook anywhere within the surface of the hob, with any pan shape and size. To be precise, this particular zoneless hob has 2 flexible Continuum 40 x 23cm zones with boosters – left and right, 4.6 kW each. Or you can select a maximum 7.2 kW total connected load. At a glance, this cooktop features touch controls, 15 power levels per zone with 3 programmable direct access levels, programmable memory function, start control, digital display, 4 programmable 99-minute timers, independent minute minder, elapsed time and power tracker.
Redundant safety mechanisms make this zoneless induction cooktop one of the safest appliances we have seen. They are anti-overflow, anti-overheat, residual heat indicator, auto-safety shut off, child lock, control lock, cleaning lock, automatic pan detection, small object detection and electronic power monitor. You can buy this De Dietrich hob for approximately £800.