You can put a pan anywhere on Thermador’s flexible cooktop

You can put a pan anywhere on Thermador’s flexible cooktop

Thermador claims that you can place a pan anywhere on the surface of its Freedom induction cooktop and start cooking. There are no set elements, just a smooth surface and color touchscreen. At $ 5,000 it’s the most expensive cooktop Consumer Reports has tested. When a product this innovative comes along our experts quickly get to work—this time putting Thermador’s bold promises to the test.

The claims. Beyond the promise of speed heating and an intuitive interface, Thermador … (read more)

Flexible garden hoses get mixed reviews from our readers

Flexible garden hoses get mixed reviews from our readers

When Consumer Reports put three flexible garden hoses to the test, it didn’t treat them like shrinking violets. We kinked, twisted, slashed and froze the hoses and applied a lot of water pressure. For the most part they lived up to their infomercial promises even though the so-called pocket hoses don’t really fit in your pocket. But a number of visitors to our website and Facebook page have taken us to task with complaints that their hoses leaked, burst, broke … (read more)

Siemens VarioInduction Domino cooktop for flexible cooking

The 30cm wide VarioInduction Domino cooktop, the EH375MV17E from Siemens can be used as a large roasting pan, teppan yaki or grill. You can also cook on this hob as you would with several smaller pans or pots, because Siemens VarioInduction technology offers virtually unlimited flexibility in a very small footprint. This is the first time the VarioInduction is employed by Domino cooktops.

Siemens VarioInduction Domino cooktops are ideal for those who want to coordinate the kitchen space according to their exact cooking habits and lifestyles. The ceramic glass EH375MV17E has 2 induction … (read more)