i-Cooking cooking appliances

Gashobs en Inductionhobs by ABK InnoVent

i-Cooking gas hobs in stone and composite worktops

Worktop materials

i-Cooking ICGX Gascooker in granite worktop

The i-Cooking concept is suitable for installation in virtually any worktop material such as composite, granite, glass and concrete. The proven benefits of i-Cooking in stainless steel are now available for all types of worktops; the individual wishes and sometimes needs to be able to design your gas hob.

ABK InnoVent has, with this by KIWA gastec approved i-Cooking concept deliberately choosen for a special innovative solution. The patented, floating, air-cooled pan supports in combination with the burner mounting plate allows, in addition to a distinctive appearance, for a number of technical and production benefits.

The technical part

The design uses the same high-end burner systems, up to 6.4 kW (depending on the used gas family), which we apply in our 4 mm stainless steel i-Cooking variant and is based on a dual, optical floating, air-cooled heat insulating pan support in combination with an underlying burner mounting plate. The burner mounting plate is clamped onto the worktop using a high temperature-resistant silicone o-ring. The diameter of the pan support communicates directly the maximum pan diameter that may be may be placed on the burner. By the patented double layer construction the combustion air is sucked between the pan support and the mounting plate and cools down both parts. This airflow also cools down de worktop surrounding the burners. And due to the diameter of the pan supports, the worktop is shielded from the direct heat radiation of the burner flames. This construction, combined with an aluminum heat sink, integrated with the housing, makes that the increase in temperature of the worktop material is extremely low. As a result, the worktop is barely heated (delta T of <38 degree celcius) and there are minimal temperature stresses in the worktop materials, resulting in a longer lifespan of the worktop. Also surface discoloration, especially in the lighter colors will be avoided.
i-Cooking ICGX Gaskookplaat in a keramic worktop
By the chosen construction, each burner has its own dripplate, which combines to a pan support. The pan support covers the entire area around the burner. This area is generally hard to clean by protruding parts such as spark igniters and thermocouples. Unlike conventional gas hobs the upper part of the double layer pan support can easily be removed and be cleaned in the dishwasher. In fact, you put your dripplate of your conventional hob in the dishwasher.


i-Cooking temperature comparison for the ICGX gascooker
Temperature comparison between a 13 mm composite worktop with i-Cooking and a 13 mm composite worktop equipped with a similar concept in the market.
(Horizontal = measuring point, vertical = temperature)

Measuring point 1-4 around the Wok burner (6kW)
Measuring point 5-8 around the Strong burner (3kW)
Measuring point 9-12 around the Simmerburner (1kW)
Measuring point 13 between Simmer-and Strong burner
Measuring point 14 between the Simmer and Wok burner
Measuring point 15 between the Strong and Wok burner
Measuring point 16 between Simmer-, Strong and Wok burner
Measuring point 17-19 under the burner mounting plate of the Wok burner at the edge of the worktop hole.

i-Cooking temperature differences between Granite and Composite worktops
Temperature gradient in the worktop measured after 1 hour with only a wok burner at full power. Distances in centimeters from the edge of the hole in the worktop.
(Horizontal = measuring point, vertical = temperature)