i-Cooking cooking appliances

Gashobs en Inductionhobs by ABK InnoVent

The i-Cooking concept - the philosophy behind it

Reddot design award winner

In 2008 the i-Cooking concept achieved a Gold Award in the reddot design awards. Based on this concept, ABK InnoVent developed a unique line of gas and induction hobs. The i-Cooking concept distinguishes itself from common hobs by the way the worktop material remains visible between the gas burners.

The main idea behind the i-Cooking system consists of two components:

  • The flush-mounting of a gas burner system into a worktop.
  • The burner positions can be adjusted to the needs of the user.

Integration with the worktop

i-Cooking concept - The worktop materials stays visable between the burnersIn the traditional gas hobs the burners are usually mounted on top of a metal dripplate or glass ceramic sheet. Because of this construction method it is very difficult to flush-mount them into a worktop. Usually, they are just mounted on top of the worktop. A common complaint on these cooktops is that all corners, seams and crevices are difficult to clean. With a i-Cooking cooktop these problems are gone forever. Through a unique, patented mounting principle the dripplate is removed and thus all edges and seams where dirt can accumulate are gone. It also gives a unique look to the worktop, because it becomes part of the worktop instead something that is just added to it.

Optimized configurations

Larger burner distancesTo give you an idea of what is possible with i-Cooking cooktops we have a number of predefined formats. The starting point for the design was to get the most useful working space between the burners. The limiting factor is the kitchen cabinet that usually sits under a cooktop, a cooktop often cannot be larger than the cabinet size. A second factor is the depth of the worktop. For a worktop with a rear mounted wall the pans need to be at a certain minimum distance from the rear so the wall won’t get to hot. This limits the depth of the cooktop. The predefined cooktops are suitable for cabinet widths of 900, 1000 and 1200mm and a worksheet depth of 600mm with a 20mm rear wall mounted on top it.

Flush mounting

Flushmount gascookersThe predefined KOONAKA cooktops have a solid 4mm staimless steel dripplate and can be flush-mounted or mounted on top of a worktop. For the flush-mounted cooktop a 4mm deep slot should be milled in the worktop.

Customized configurations

All configurations can also be integrated directly into a worktop. This is possible in 4mm stainless steel, stone and composite worktops. Usually, the predefined setups will be satisfactory but you do have the freedom to design your own cooktop. In consultation with the experts of ABK InnoVent you can design an i-Cooking cooktop witch is the best suitable for your kitchen or your cooking habbits.