Smeg’s new SmartSense Plus induction cooktops offers designers a solution to the age-old problem; how to integrate a cooktop seamlessly into an achromatic benchtop.
September 23rd, 2015
In response to feedback from architects and designers, Smeg Australia has been pushing for the introduction of white induction to meet the needs of the Australian market, and is delighted with the new range. Another milestone in Smeg’s nearly seventy-year history of break-through cooking technology, the range features two levels – the SmartSense and SmartSense Plus.
SmartSense has a traditional black ceramic finish and serigraphy on the cooktop for those customers who prefer an indicative product, while SmartSense Plus is available both in black and now in pure white ceramic glass. The most notable difference with SmartSense Plus is that when the cooktop is not operating, there is no serigraphy on the surface – so there’s even less visible interference with the benchtop finish.
This sleek and durable glass finish is set off with gently beveled edges to integrate seamlessly into any high-end kitchen with modern finishes like marble, polished concrete or the new porcelain finishes which are coming through from Italy. For operation, the controls ingeniously light up when the cooktop is in use.
The perfect glass surface belies some serious hardware beneath. Smeg’s SmartSense zones are rectangular in shape rather than round or oval as found in most other induction cooktops. This means that the whole area is usable right to the edge of the zone.
Add to this Surface Share, Smeg’s bridging technology where you can combine areas of your cooktop and operate these simply with a single control, and the result is a truly modern and smart cooktop. Smeg’s SmartSense Plus range has either double or triple Surface Share zones.
Smeg’s Active Surface Control system automatically illuminates the relevant power control, so no matter where on the surface the pan is placed, the corresponding control reveals itself, taking the guesswork out of which control is operating which zone.
A searchable and comprehensive guide for specifying leading products and their suppliers
Keep up to date with the latest and greatest from our industry BFF's!
Living Edge definitely has the edge when it comes to supplying furniture for the education sector. With a plethora of brands and collections at their fingertips, Living Edge provides the perfect solution for any learning environment.
Australia’s leading producer of solid-engineered oak flooring has recently launched a new suite of innovative resources to support creativity and ambition in the architecture and design community.
Join us behind the scenes with V-ZUG’s in-house design team, and discover how this Swiss boutique kitchen manufacturer balances art, science and history to create its pioneering Excellence line.
Jurlique flourish under the Sydney-based brand and design consultants.
You are invited to a special public lecture by Steve Frykholm, international award winning creative director of Herman Miller, USA.
Plenty of people packed the Eco Concepts showroom to view the natural stone products, enjoy some Campos coffee and gourmet food and enter the foodilicious prize draw (a catering package for eight people!)
The internet never sleeps! Here's the stuff you might have missed
The collaborative exhibition Sense of Direction sees artist Brendan Huntley join forces with Melbourne fashion label Alpha60 siblings Alex and Georgie Cleary. The exhibition launches in March at Heide Museum of Modern Art.
We have all felt it and continue to experience the ramifications of change. It’s in the air and workplace design is at the vanguard of creating new approaches to working. Design leads the way at the 2023 INDE.Awards as the spotlight shines on The Work Space category and a partner who has recently made a historic change on a global scale.
Bosch partners with The Multi-Residential Building category at the 2023 INDE.Awards and there is synergy and understanding of the forward-thinking design required to make a stand out project.