When you hear the word hybrid these days you think of new cars. That may be changing soon with Samsung launching the first ever hybrid induction/electric range.
Induction cooking is becoming popular in Canada. Samsung's new FE-N300 Hybrid Induction Range features both induction and radiant electric elements on one cooktop. Induction technology uses electromagnetic energy to heat only the cookware when it is placed on the element. The rest of the cooktop remains cool. Because there is less residual heat loss it saves on energy bills with the added bonus of keeping kitchens cooler.
Having both elements is a solution for those who don't have enough money or aren't quite ready to go full induction when it comes to a cooktop said Warner Doell, vice president, Home Appliance division, Samsung Electronics Canada in a press release obtained by Digital Journal.
"This range features three radiant burners and one induction element for added energy efficiency, faster boiling and other special cooking needs."
Massimo Capra, one of the chefs on the show Restaurant Makeover says that induction cooking has been used by chefs for years because it have the same precision as cooking with gas.
"It has been widely used by professional chefs and restaurants for many years, and now thanks to Samsung, home cooks can use this incredible technology to achieve professional quality results in the comfort of their own homes."
Samsung's FE-N300 Hybrid Induction Range and FT-Q307 Full Induction Range have an MSRP of $1,799.99 and $2,399.99 respectively.