CookTek has introduced the first U.S. made, multi-burner, commercial induction ranges. The heavy-duty induction ranges offer more precise cooking and save energy, according to a company statement. Running much cooler than any other kind of range, they improve the kitchen working environment as well.
Induction cooking has been around for a while, but has traditionally been used in front-of-house or light duty applications, with typical devices offering one or two burners. CookTek has always focused on commercial foodservice. The new line of heavy-duty four burner induction ranges and six burner induction ranges fully assert that position. The new induction cooktops require three-phase power, but deliver the equivalent of 31,000 BTUs per burner.
"When using traditional gas ranges only 30 to 40 percent of the energy gets to the pan. Electric ranges do a little better at about 50 percent," said said Edward Nunn, CookTek's VP of sales & marketing. "Like most induction equipment, CookTek's new line delivers 90 to 95 percent, but now in a robust commercial-kitchen-proof package."