Many homeowners are wise to design kitchens with energy-efficient cooking in mind. With the right appliances, you can achieve significant energy cost-savings, as well as superior cooking performance, while being a wise custodian of the environment. Wolf induction cooking is an excellent place to start. A Wolf Induction Cooktop is 90-95% energy efficient. There is simply no heat wasted because energy is supplied directly to the cooking vessel. This is compared to 55% efficiency for a gas cooking burner. In addition, an induction cooktop offers 40% faster temperature response than gas or electric alternatives. This means faster, more controlled performance.
How does this energy-efficient cooking actually work?
When an induction-compatible pan is placed on the Wolf cooktop, currents are induced in the pan and heat is instantly generated. Induction cooking only works with cooking vessels made of magnetic materials, such as cast iron and magnetic stainless steel. It will not work with aluminum, glass or copper cookware.
“We love demonstrating the power of induction cooking,” shared Chef Shelby, who oversees Clarke’s Boston Test Kitchen. “Homeowners are just blown away by the speed and control.” In fact, Clarke Showroom Consultants and chefs demonstrate the Wolf cooktop and induction cooking several times a day.
“Everyone is stunned when they see a pot of water go from cold to boiling within seconds,” says Clarke Showroom Consultant Lee Maida. “And what’s even more exciting is how the temperature can be reduced with the same speed and then stay at an even temperature, allowing you to hold delicate sauces or melted chocolate at a perfect simmer or melt for as long as needed.”
Energy efficient and cool to the touch!
If energy efficiency is not inspiring enough, there are additional benefits to using Wolf Induction appliances. Many visitors to Clarke, New England’s Official Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove Showroom and Test Kitchen, are amazed to find that the Wolf Induction Cooktop doesn’t get hot like its electric counterparts. The inside of the cookware is hot when cooking, but the burner and cookware lid stay warm to the touch, eliminating the fear of burning your hand. The induction cooktop detects when cookware is removed and stops generating heat. Even if the cookware were to boil dry, the cooktop would stop generating heat by monitoring the voltage drop caused by resistance to the current.
This makes induction cooking appliances safer for small children who might put their hands on the cooktop surface and for elderly cooks who may forget to turn the stove off or remove a pot.
While their glass appearance looks daunting to care for, Wolf Induction Cooktops are easy to clean and are extremely resistant to scratching and staining.
Wolf makes an energy-efficient range too.
Not everyone imagines wall ovens and cooktops in their kitchen designs; a Wolf range is often a centerpiece of a dream kitchen. No worries! Wolf has taken the power of energy-efficient induction cooking and paired it with the world’s most advanced oven technology in their Wolf Induction Range. The induction cooktop provides all the power and finesse we’ve already discussed, and the Wolf Dual VertiCross™ convection system provides an oven that delivers reliably even heat, reduces hot and cold spots and enables consistent multi-rack cooking. When an oven enables you to cook multiple dishes at once without sacrificing flavor and texture, you realize additional energy efficiency.
This amazing luxury appliance has nearly 50 presets on Gourmet Mode to automatically control the oven to ensure delicious results. And Gourmet Mode is only one of 10 cooking modes that were developed by Wolf chefs to ensure perfect performance and delicious results in the Wolf Induction Range. This singular appliance is available in 30” and 36” models and has been recently updated with a full-color touchscreen that is intuitive and easy to read.
Sub-Zero and Wolf’s sustainability goes beyond just energy-efficient cooking.
Some homeowners are considering alternatives to gas cooking because they don’t have a natural gas hook-up in their neighborhood or at a beach cottage. Other communities are starting to mandate alternatives to gas in new construction or remodeling to increase energy efficiency. Yet others are focused on their own commitment to sustainability. Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove appliances address all of these goals. The Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove factories work toward efficiency and waste reduction in product design, manufacturing processes and energy usage. Over 75% of the stainless steel and up to 50% of plastic in Sub-Zero refrigerators are recycled materials. The company recycles 566 tons of scrap yearly that would otherwise go into landfills.
Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove have eliminated all wastewater in their manufacturing processes and recycle almost 200,000 gallons of water per year. New LED lighting in the Wolf manufacturing plant saves over one 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year. And, to extend that leadership, Clarke, New England’s Official Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove Showroom in Milford, MA, led the sustainability movement in Massachusetts by installing solar panels on its massive roof more than a decade ago, and is now not only Net Zero, but also Net Positive, generating enough electricity sustainably to sell back to the grid.
Learn more about Wolf’s energy-efficient cooking and the company’s commitment to sustainability on a visit to a Clarke Showroom in Boston Seaport, Milford, Massachusetts or South Norwalk, Connecticut where you can have all your questions answered and see for yourself.