The secret to becoming a capable cook is grasping the consistent use of heat in relation to its application ingredients used. It’s a skill a trained chef can accomplish with a glance, a touch, and a taste. But for the majority of home cooks, depending upon our senses isn’t always the most accurate of indicators to determine whether something is cooked or undercooked. That’s where smarter kitchen technology like the Hestan Cue Induction Burner can lend a hand.
The design behind the Hestan Cue Induction Burner is based upon well established induction heating technology – an electric current runs through a coil, generating a fluctuating magnetic field –– capable of delivering accurate and variable heat directly to a pan or pot without raising the temperature of the cooking element itself. Induction top ranges are expensive, but several companies offer more affordable single or dual portable cooktops options, ideal for small space dwellers or as secondary cooktops for those aspiring toward René Redzepi creations (at least in theory).
Where the Hestan Cue stands out from the existing selection of induction burners is its capacitive controls and Bluetooth connection unit, a combination designed to keep tabs via connected app, while adjusting the cooking temperature across the cooking process. In practice, the cooking sensor should prevent overcooking meats or vegetables, eliminating the guesswork attributed to an untrained “that looks like it’s done” eye.
The two element system is comprised of sensor-embedded 11” smart fry pan that looks otherwise normal with a glass top 1600-watt smart induction burner. What happens in the pan is transmitted to an accompanying app for iOS or Android devices, with over 100 recipes preinstalled. Expect to see more and more of these type of connected cookware products guide home chefs, both online and likely in accordance to cooking programming on television and through streaming apps.